★ 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
Compared with the complex Bible Study, it lacks some features:
- ALC (make particular sermons online avaible for members)
- layout options
- real scripture reference (with dropdown-lists of all books and chapters of the bible)
- Frontend upload for others to upload our sermons (sometimes I´m not there and someone else deals with the mp3s...)
- German translation
In return, it is much more easy to use than BibleStudy.
We put the component into an article page using jwrapperbot - so the sermons are shown seamlessly along with other page content, without needing to click on a different menu to see the nice audio sermon content displayed by the component.
Thanks for this terrific extension!
Thanks for this great extension!
You still have work to do and I will use it when it's not buggy anymore and crashing my website.
Please contact me in the forum or by email so I can have a look whats going wrong.
Project has been taken over by Martin Hess and he is doing a great Job, new version will have Podcasting and RSS.
Simple Component install gives you configurations for Speakers, Sermons, and Sermon Series. An added plugin for flash to play your mp3's with a flash player right inside the same window. Statistics shows how many times each has been clicked on.
I see this component very useful, and already there are some feature request to expand this great component.
Don't despise small beginnings.