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Hopes – Church & Multi-Purpose WordPress Theme

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Hopes is a powerful and responsive Multipurpose WordPress Theme with pretty much advanced features for church themes. It has all the features what you need for a churches and religious related theme with amazing functionality. Hopes theme has the most wanted features plugins like Revolution Slider and Visual Composer.


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Version: v4.1.0
Created: 11 November 2014
Last Update: 8 October 2017
Author: AivahThemes
SKU: 9242480

Hopes – Church & Multi-Purpose WordPress Theme

Hopes - Church & Multi-Purpose WordPress Theme

Hopes is a powerful and responsive Multipurpose WordPress Theme with pretty much advanced features for church themes. It has all the features what you need for a churches and religious related theme with amazing functionality

Hopes theme has the most wanted features plugins like Revolution Slider and Visual Composer. Theme is non dependant on visual composer. If you wish you can disable the visual composer as the same shortcodes still comes with the theme using our custom shortcodes generator.

Testimonials Post types for displaying testimonials in separate page and carousel and lists style. This theme has an extensive documentation with easy to setup that you can setup your theme in no time. The main content block is placed before the sidebar regardless of the sidebar position, so it is crawled first by search engines, so it’s SEO Optimized. Hopes Theme has tons of features see detailed list below


  • Flex Slider
  • Static Image
  • Slider Revolution
  • Custom Slider – for Third Party Sliders
  • Video Slider – single video display
  • Video Slider Supports Shortcodes. Supports YouTube and Vimeo too.


  • 5 Header Styles
  • Unlimited Sidebars for any page
  • Latest Fontawesome Icons
  • Left Sidebar option
  • Right Sidebar option
  • Full width page option
  • Full width section shortcode with parallax background option
  • Assign Slider on any page.
  • Disable breadcrumb for any page you wish
  • Use Left/Sidebar for any page you wish
  • Add subheader background color for any page
  • 3 Subheader Alignments Left, Right and Center.
  • 500+ Google Web Fonts
  • Sticky Bar on top
  • Business Hours Plugin worth $12
  • Custom Background Image for pages
  • Custom Background Image for posts
  • Custom Subheader Image for pages and posts
  • Custom Subheader Teasertext for pages and posts
  • Custom Subheader Height for pages.
  • Testimonials List Shortcode
  • Widgetized Footer
  • Unlimited Sidebars. Create and select any sidebar for each page.
  • Unlimited Color Skinning Options
  • Multi Threaded Comments
  • 9 Post Formats (Standard, Aside, Audio, Link, Image, Gallery, Quote, Status, Video)
  • Built in Shortcodes Generator.
  • Advanced Options Panel (Import or Export for options settings.)
  • Blog Page Template


  • Accordion
  • Alert Boxes
    • Info
    • Alert
    • Success
    • Light Gray
    • Dark
    • Custom
  • Appointment CallOut
  • Block Quotes
  • Blog Carousel
  • Boxes
    • Fancy Box
    • Framed Box
  • Button
    • Flat
    • Border
  • CallOut Box
  • Column Layouts
  • Contact Info
  • Dividers
    • Clear Both
    • Dividers
    • Demo Space
    • Custom Divider
  • Drop cap
    • Drop cap 1
    • Drop cap 2
    • Drop cap 3
  • Fancy Ampersand
  • Fancy Heading
    • h1,h2,h3,h4,h5,h6,large,xlarge
  • Flickr Photos
  • Google Font
  • Google Map
  • Highlight
  • Highlight 2
  • Icon Styles
  • Image
  • List Styles
  • CountDown
  • Milestone
  • Progress Bar
  • Progress Circle
  • Section Fullwidth
  • Services
  • Share Link
  • Staff Box
  • Testimonials
    • List
    • Fade
    • Carousel
  • Twitter Tweets
  • Vimeo
  • Youtube

Custom Backgrounds

  • Body
  • Pages
  • Header
  • Sub header
  • Featured Slider Area
  • Footer

Other Features

  • Google Map shortcode
  • Google Map With Custom Color Stylers Integrated
  • Extensive Documentation
  • Child Theme Compatible
  • Localization ready
  • WPMU Compatible
  • WordPress 4.0+ Tested
  • Text Widget Support Shortcodes.
  • 80+ Custom Shortcodes
  • This theme skinning options empowers you to change any elements such as backgrounds, texts, links, menu, typography, etc.

10 Custom Widgets

  • Hopes – Contact Info
  • Hopes – Popular Posts
  • Hopes – Flickr Photos
  • Hopes – Post Gallery
  • Hopes – Recent Posts
  • Hopes – Sociables
  • Hopes – Testimonials Submission
  • Hopes – Twitter
  • CT Archives
  • CT Categories
  • CT Locations
  • CT People
  • CT Sermons
  • Business Hours Pro
  • Breadcrumb NavXT
  • Revolution Slider
  • Hopes – Popular Posts Widget – Display the most popular posts
    based on comments with title and date with no of comments or title and
    post excerpt. Also provides you an option to display post thumbnail or
    no image. Limit the number of posts to display. Limit the characters to
    display if title and content is chosen
  • Hopes – Recent Posts Widget – Display the most recent posts with
    title and date with no of comments or title and post excerpt. Also
    provides you an option to display post thumbnail or no image. Limit the
    number of posts to display. Limit the characters to display if title and
    content is chosen
  • Hopes – Sociables * – Displays a sociables saved in theme options panel.
  • Hopes – Testimonials Submission* – Submissions for
    testimonials which will be posted by visitors and you can publish it or
    approve it if you would like to display in on the site.
  • Hopes – Twitter – Display the recent tweets with limiting the tweets and displays the tweets posted status

Custom Post Types

  • Gallery
  • Sermons
  • People
  • Locations
  • Slider

Color Customization

  • Over 500+ Google fonts offered with theme
  • Unlimited combinations of colors editing for many elements
  • Background Images – You can also upload background images on per
    section bases instead of solid background color for subheader, body
    background etc.
  • If you want to change only less places select only theme color from options panel and for menu define your own style.


Theme currently has 10 Footer Column Layout Styles where you can place
the custom widgets or default widgets

Theme Localization

This theme is Internationalization and localization built into its
structure to easily used for different languages. Few texts in the theme
have an option to change texts in theme options panel.

Updates Change log

## 4.4.0 – 08-10-2017

Updated: Slider Revolution to v5.4.6
Updated: Visual composer to v5.3
Updated: Business Hours Pro to v4.3.1
Fixed: Categories not displaying in Sermons shortcode
Fixed: Categories not displaying in People shortcode
Fixed: Categories not displaying in Sermons Books shortcode
Fixed: Categories not displaying in Sermons series shortcode
Fixed: Categories not displaying in Sermons topics shortcode
Fixed: Categories not displaying in Sermons speakers shortcode
Fixed: Demo install doesn't sets frontpage by default

## 4.3.0 – 18-08-2017

Updated: Visual Composer to v5.2  …
Updated: Slider revolution to v5.4.5.1
Updated: Business Hours Pro to v4.3.1
Removed: edit post link option from page.php  …
Added: Smooth Transition for the links
Fixed: Tribe Events pagination in responsive
Fixed: Post Pagination issues in the responsive
Fixed: header style 3 responsive nav icon
Updated: Fontawesome icons to v4.7.0
Fixed: responsive issues with inner content area
Removed: multiple box sizing properties
Fixed: font awesome shortcodes for staff socials
Fixed: woocommerce shop page responsive
Fixed:on sale shop icon on woocommerce shop page.

## 4.2.0 – 19-06-2017

Removed: support for IE6,7,8,9 Browsers
Updated: Slider Revolution to v5.4.5.1
Updated: Visual Composer to v5.1.1
Updated: Business Hours Pro to v4.3.1
Updated: woocommerce content product page template
Updated: woocommerce content single product page template
Removed: unwanted fontawsome css files

## 4.1.0 – 2017-03-31

Fixed: Blog page issue with the single page title
Fixed: wpadmin bar overlapping issue for Fixed Header
Updated: Business Hours Pro to v4.1.0
Updated: Visual Composer to v5.1
Updated: Revolution Slider to v5.1.0

## 4.0.0 – 2017-02-03

Fixed: Breadcrumb Navigation alignment issue
Fixed: Footer custom menu widget css conflict with sidebar custom menu
Added: Fontawesome Icons for the theme options menu bar
Added: New One Click Demo Installer
Updated: Backend UI for page meta options  …
Updated: Sociables theme options jquery
Updated: default sidebar from rightsidebar to leftsidebar
Updated: topbar font size increased to 13px
Updated: footer default background color changed
Updated: copyright default background color changed
Updated: screenshot.png
Updated: hopes-textdomain.pot file
Updated: Slider Revolution to v5.3.1.5
Updated: Business Hours Pro to v3.6.3
Updated: TGM Class Activation Plugin
Updated: New dashicons for the wordpress backend post types
Updated: Visual Composer to v5.0.1
Updated: New User Interface for the theme options panel
Removed: Old images for the columns and sidebars
Removed: Chosen jquery conflict with woocommerce
Removed: Old One Click Demo Content
Removed: Chosen jquery css conflict with other plugins
Removed: unwanted old sociables images icons
Removed: unwanted old sociables css

Note: Existing buyers kindly please take backup before making an update.

## 3.4.0 – 2016-09-27

Added: Copyright text link color by default
Fixed : issue with the slider direction navigation color  …
Fixed : red border for the theme options save changes buttons.
Fixed : Issue importing sample widgets
Fixed : Importing sample data issuse after 4.6.1
Fixed : conditional code for the empty div in the subheader  …
Fixed : hides the about author if there is no biography for the author in posts
Fixed : columns with the shop page template
Fixed : subheader vertical align issue for title
Fixed : Breadcrumbs default arrow with fontawesome added
Fixed : Progressbar font size increased  …
Fixed : Church post type plugins title font weight updated
Fixed : missing holder for the Custom VC Addons elements
Added : prefix for the jquery ui datepicker
Added : 200+ New Google Fonts
Added : conditional code for the copyright area bottom. Hides if no content.
Updated: single page template version number
Updated : woocommerce to latest version
Updated: Version number in style.css
Updated : menu font size increased by default
Updated : subheader fontsize increased and weight reduced to 700
Updated : Display comments by default without condition for post single page
Udpated : Version numbers in the tgm class activation file
Updated : Visual Composer to v4.12.1
Updated : default slider image
Updated : default slider image
Updated : datepicker with a new prefix to avoid conflict with breadcrumb navxt
Updated : Flex title with a fonts from core heading family
Updated : Sermons widget titles font size increased  …
Updated : font-weight removed for the sermon header time display
Removed : old sample data xml file and widgets json data
Removed : edit post link for the archive and other post type single pages

## 3.3.0 – 2016-07-26

Church Category Widgets redirection on select for widgets
Updated : Revolution Slider to v5.2.6
Updated : Google Map Scripts Enqueue
Updated : Business Hours Pro v3.6.3
Updated : Plugins and TGMPA to the latest version
Updated : Google Map API Key Mandatory option

## 3.2.0 – 2016-06-27

Updated : TGM Plugin Activation
Updated : Slider Revolution v5.2.5.4
Updated : Visual Composer v4.12
Updated : Business Hours Pro v3.5.2
Fixed : flex caption horizontally centered with layout

## 3.1.1 – 2016-04-21

Fixed : Issue with titles appearing in top for Events Calendar Plugin

## 3.1.0 – 2016-04-20

Updated : Slider Revolution Plugin v5.2.5
Updated : Visual Composer Plugin v4.11.2
Updated : Breadcrumb Navxt v5.4.0
Updated : Church Theme Content Plugin
Updated : Theme Text Domain. to hopes-textdomain

## 3.0.0 – 2015-12-03

Fixed : Deprecated Visual Composer function
Fixed : wrong heading elements in sermons archive
Fixed : wrong heading elements in sermons taxonomy
Added : Woocommerce Full Compatibility
Added : Woocommerce Mini Cart in Headers
Updated : TGM Class Plugin Activation
Updated : Revolution Slider to v5.1.4
Updated : Visusal Composer to v4.8.1
Updated : Breadcrumb NavXT to v5.3.0
Updated : Church Theme Content to v1.2.1
Updated : Business Hours Pro to v5.2.4
Updated : Fontawesome to v4.5.0

## 2.2.0 – 2015-11-01

Updated : Visual Composer to v4.8.0.1
Updated : Business Hours Pro - v2.5.0
Updated : Slider Revolution to v5.1

## 2.1.0 – 2015-10-07

Updated : Visual Composer to v4.7.4
Updated : Business Hours Pro - v2.4.0 
Updated : Slider Revolution to v5.0.9 
Fixed : Sociable Icons missing in peoples post type

## 2.0.0 – 2015-08-26

Fixed : Deprecated php constructors in WordPress 4.3
Fixed : All Headers are issues with responsiveness
Fixed : Mega Menu Issues with column sizes
Updated : revamped the complete css for the Mega Menu
Updated : Business Hours Pro - v2.3.0
Updated : Slider Revolution to v5.0.4.1
Updated : Visual Composer to v6.4.2
Updated : Church Theme Content v1.3.3
Updated : Fixed Header Opacity increased

## 1.4.2 – 2015-06-30

Fixed : jQuery PrettyPhoto to the latest version
Updated : Revolution Slider Plugin
Updated : Visual Composer Plugin
Updated : Breadcrumb-navXT Plugin

## 1.4.1 – 2015-06-04

Added : Visual Composer Frontend Editing
Fixed : Visual Frontend editing bug
Fixed : Responsive issues if logo is wide enough
Fixed : flex slider auto height removed for responsiveness

## 1.4.0 – 2015-06-02

Fixed : Blog post Featured Image disable option
Fixed : Widget Custom Menu box shadown overlapping
Added : Once Click Import Sample Data
Added : Once Click Import Options Data
Added : Once Click Exports Options Data
Updated : Revolutions slider to Latest Version
Updated : Visual Composer to Latest Version
Fixed : Google fonts URL break HTML5 Validation on w3.org
Added : Image Alignment CSS in style.css
Added : Sociable Icons for instagram
Removed : Google Analytics Field from options panel
Updated : Link to services shortcode now clickable for image
Updated : TGM Class plugin activation
Updated : Breadcrumb Navxt plugin
Removed : Services link_text attribute from shortcode
Fixed : Pagination issues with sermons, locations, peoples
Fixed : page breadcrumbs not working
Fixed : Featured Image enabled still after disabling the option
Fixed : Comments showing in meta after disabling comments in CPT
Modified Child Theme files

## 1.3.0 – 2015-03-12

Fixed : Sort by last saved options import in theme options panel
Fixed : taxonomy Archive display messed for Sermons, People & Locations.
Fixed : Pagination issue with blog and other CPT's.
Fixed : Pagination issue with taxonomny pages.
Fixed : Pagination issue with CPT archive pages.
Fixed : Sociables fa prefix missing in admin options
Updated : Now back to top icon is hidded in the mobile devices
Updated : Business Hours Pro plugin updated
Added : Group Hours now if they are the same.
Added : Toggle option added for business hours pro widget
Added : Toggle option added for business hours pro shortcode
Added : Closed Text background color option
Fixed : Error on child theme activation.
Added : Frontend Visual Composer option Added.
Added : Business hours plugin time format options added
Added : Business hours time toggle/show full time option

## 1.2.1 – 2015-01-20

Fixed : Date displaying issue with sermons posts
Fixed : Date issue for the sermons shortcode
Fixed : Date issue for all taxonomies
Fixed : sermons single pages date issue.
Fixed : Date issue with all template pages

## 1.2.0 – 2015-01-14

Added : WordPress Custom Menu for sidebar with new styles.
Fixed : fade option not generating in the testimonial carousel
Fixed : teaser_option function removed from static slider
Fixed : flex-slider query changed to compatible with WP 4.1
Fixed : post meta data disable not working.
Removed : duplicate 'hopes' folder inside of 'hopes' folder

## 1.1.0 – 2015-01-06

Fixed : WordPress 4.1 Compatibility Fixed
Fixed : Multiple Taxonomy issue with post types
Fixed : Visual composer drag issue with WP 4.1 Updated
Added : Child Theme functionality more extending
Updated : Revolution slider Version 4.6.5
Updated : Visual Composer Version 4.3.5
Updated : Google Page Speed fixes
Updated : Compressed Javascript files
Removed : Unwanted javascript files


Note : Images, Audios and videos are not included in the
downloadable package of this theme. Images are from Flickr under
the Creative Commons license and some purchased from Photodune.net


Icons: http://fortawesome.github.io/Font-Awesome/
Flex Slider: https://github.com/woothemes/flexslider
PrettyPhoto: http://www.no-margin-for-errors.com/projects/prettyphoto-jquery-lightbox-clone/
Isotope: http://isotope.metafizzy.co/

High Resolution


Widget Ready


Compatible Browsers

Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Opera, Edge, IE11, IE10, IE9

Compatible With

Events Calendar, Events Calendar Pro, Events Calendar Pro 3.10.x, Events Calendar Pro 3.11.x, Events Calendar Pro 3.12.x, Events Calendar Pro 3.6.x, Events Calendar Pro 3.7.x, Events Calendar Pro 3.8.x, Events Calendar Pro 3.9.x, Events Calendar Pro 3.x, Visual Composer, Visual Composer 4.11.x, Visual Composer 4.7.4, Visual Composer 4.8.x, Visual Composer 4.9, Visual Composer 4.9.x, WooCommerce 2.3.x, WooCommerce 2.4.x, WooCommerce 2.5, WooCommerce 2.6.x, WPML

Software Version

WordPress 3.6, WordPress 3.7, WordPress 3.8, WordPress 3.9, WordPress 4.0, WordPress 4.1, WordPress 4.2, WordPress 4.3, WordPress 4.3.1, WordPress 4.4, WordPress 4.4.1, WordPress 4.4.2, WordPress 4.5, WordPress 4.5.1, WordPress 4.5.2, WordPress 4.5.x, WordPress 4.6, WordPress 4.6.1

Files Included

CSS Files, JS Files, PHP Files, HTML Files, Layered PSD, PSD




Well Documented



4 reviews for Hopes – Church & Multi-Purpose WordPress Theme

  1. Hopes - Church & Multi-Purpose WordPress Theme
    5 out of 5


    A very good theme! One of the BEST, I have purchased. Very easy to customize and the design quality is of the best! Will purchase more themes from this developer!

  2. Hopes - Church & Multi-Purpose WordPress Theme
    5 out of 5


  3. Hopes - Church & Multi-Purpose WordPress Theme
    5 out of 5


  4. Hopes - Church & Multi-Purpose WordPress Theme
    5 out of 5


    Great Design and also Great Support. Wonderful!

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