★ You can now customise the order in which SermonSpeaker tries to find a picture and the feed now can show sermons from subcategories.
SermonSpeaker is a free Joomla component for churchs to publish their sermons. It focuses on easy administration and operation by trying to copy the look and feel of regular content items so it feels familiar.
Some features include:
★ Support for up to 3 files per sermon, one for audio, video and (downloadable) notes.
★ Supports all fileformats Flash can play (see supported Fileformats for JW Player), also supports wma/wmv files and Youtube and Vimeo videos.
★ Supports Joomla 3.x features like JTags and language associations.
★ Multiple players integrated (JW Player, Flowplayer, Wordpress Audio Player). SermonSpeaker automatically chooses a fitting player depending on filetype and your favors.
★ Automatically creates a full featured podcast (RSS feed with iTunes tags).
★ Frontend Editing for an easy uploading and publishing of new sermons or editing existing ones.
★ Multiple layouts already included for the sermon detailpage. More layouts can be made easily or downloaded for free. For each view the layout can be selected independently.
★ Supports external storage servers and Amazon S3.
★ Support for content plugins like Scripture Links and Biblelink XT
★ Support for JComments and Xmap
★ Various modules and plugins available
Use the demopage on SermonSpeaker.net to see what it is capable of doing.
Recommended versions for each Joomla version:
★ Joomla! 1.5: SermonSpeaker 3.4.4
★ Joomla! 1.6 - 1.7.3: SermonSpeaker 4.2.1
★ Joomla! 1.7.3 - 2.5.4: SermonSpeaker 4.4.0
★ Joomla! 2.5.5 - 3.x: SermonSpeaker 4.5.8
★ Joomla! 3.1: SermonSpeaker 5.0.3
★ Joomla! 3.2: SermonSpeaker 5.1.2
★ Joomla! 3.3: SermonSpeaker 5.2.3
I had a problem with the front end upload, so I posted on the support forum and got a very prompt reply. This didn't solve the problem, the author then looked at my site and found the problem(a change I'd made to the main template). I've been sufficiently impressed with the support to post this review!
The author maintains a website forum in which he actively participates to support this extension.
The Support from Mr. Thomas is beyond any expectation.. He responds immediately with detailed help..
After all this the extension is free too.. :)
It needs a lot of time, knowledge to develop such apps..
I should hats off to the Developer who gave their timeless efforts to develop this components.
I have hundreds of videos and this makes it so easy! I made the right choice picking Sermon Speaker 3.
I will have to change my template for the church to use sermon speaker 4 but its worth it, the support is awesome and they are fast to respond.
I have had nothing but praise from the congregation, most of which is due to the author of this extension.
The developer is very responsive, and integrate Jcomments after I requested it! :-)
There are still more features that can be added - so it can get even better :-)
Thank you very much to the developer(s) that put their time in to this component.
in use here: www.wycliffe-church.org.uk/talks