Devotionals on WordPress
What is the “Devotionals” Plugin?
Create devotional posts for your ministry’s blog or website, which can include standard or custom archives, as well as RSS, feeds. # Devotionals on WordPress
To install the plugin manually in WordPress:
- Login as an administrator to your WordPress blog. Login as Admin on your WordPress.
- Select the “Plugins” tab on the menu left.
- Choose “Add to Cart” and then “Add.”
- Select “Upload” on the right side of the screen.
- Choose the ‘devotionals.zip file on your system and then upload it. Make sure to activate the plugin after it has been uploaded.
To install the plugin manually with FTP:
- Unzip the ‘devotionals.zip file. Upload that folder to the ‘/wp-content/plugins/’ directory.
- Log in to the WordPress dashboard and then activate the plugin using clicking on the “Plugins” tab on the menu on the left.
To configure the plugin options:
- Log in on your WordPress dashboard and then go to Settings and then Devotionals in the menu left.
- Decide on your URL (slug) (url URL) for your devotional section. (e.g. : “read/devotionals” if your main devotional page is in”read. “read” area.)
- Select to use standard archives or create a custom page which lists your devotional.
- Alternately, you can make biblegateway.com link in the RSS Feed so that they connect to the main Scripture source for your devotionals. You can then define a default version of the Bible you’d like to utilize on biblegateway.com. (For instance, if you’d prefer to make use of biblegateway.com’s New Living Translation on biblegateway then type in “NLT” as your default Bible version. It is possible to determine which translations biblegateway.com provides by using the dropdown on their search bar at the top. Be aware that biblegateway.com might not provide two versions (both New Testament and Old Testament searches in certain non-English translations that are part of Bible. Bible.)
- If you wish to include an simple “Tweet this” button under every devotional’s pull-quote you’ll need to include your bit.ly login and API key to ensure that the URL of every devotional can be cut and then included in the tweet. If your sermons are written by your principal pastor, then choose the primary author’s WP account in the Default Author dropdown. You can then specify their Twitter handle by editing their profile.