Introduction

Living, Religion

Preachit is the #1 sermon manager for Joomla. Fusing simplicity, flexibility and a range of attractive templates it serves as an effective way to create and display multimedia for church ministry.


We offer plenty of video tutorials on the website and all downloads are available on registration.

Setup a new site, upgrade from other Preachit versions or migrate from Sermon Speaker and Joomla Bible Study records. Setting up Preachit hasn't been easier.

Preach also has plugins for use with AutotweetNG, JMailAlerts! and Xmap.

Functionality
It was great at first for five years. I had no problem importing Youtube info with API key. Last year unable get YT API working.
Ease of use
Overall it is not too hard to use but when you start having problems it is hard to find solutions to fix problem.
Support
Support gets expensive overtime. It cost $49 every three months.
Documentation
When you click on documentation within joomla site it keeps linking to subscription costs.
I used this to: Video organization and management on my joomla website. But I thinking about reorganizing my videos on my site and deleting this Preachit component. I have had a joomla site for over 10 to 12 years.
Owner's reply: Hi Otis,

Youtube changed it’s API in the Summer. We updated the component to match this once we knew there was a problem and the issue has been resolved for a few months now. If you update to the latest version - free to download and no need for a support subscription - it should work fine.
Functionality
allows a registered user to upload sermons, audio, video and PPTs. one admin menu item didn't work which was a problem for me.
Ease of use
Simple enough to set up if you're familiar with Joomla, though there were a few issues at first.
Support
Requires a fairly expensive licence. Having paid it they managedto solve my problems. If they'd looked at my site it would've sped it up.
Documentation
Documentation is available in video and text form vias a detailed search. It appears to be targetted at experienced Joomla users though.
I used this to: A preachers website: expopreaching,org,au. My aim is to have preachers submitting sermons via the front end so others can use them.

Don't bother



Posted on 14 May 2020
Functionality
Installed OK, can maneuver control panel, good only with new messages, otherwise useless with existing massages, nothing good for those.
Ease of use
Some is intuitive and other stuff is NOT. Been trying to get some stuff to work for days now.
Support
Non existent. The travesty is that the that component is by Greedbegone. Subscription required. It's free to use but so is the plague.
Documentation
Non existent. The travesty is that the that component is by Greedbegone. Subscription required. It's free to use but so is the plague.
I used this to: Nothing it was in my development environment. Also checking out Procalim, somewhat better but 3 stars at best, Sermon Speaker is the best option, customizable, lisupport and limited documentation, 4 stars at best.
Functionality
YouTube videos are not working on this component - AGAIN. Neither is ADDTHIS. This component is not well managed.
Ease of use
relatively easy to use, but integration with video services is poor.
Support
The Support forum is not working. The only way to get support is to keep renewing the subscription.
Documentation
None. I could not find any documentation on this component o the website. Again, poorly managed component.
I used this to: uploading message audio and videos for people to go and watch and download. What more does JED expect me to say?
Owner's reply: Hi Brent, Sorry you are having difficulty with the component. There are no known issues with YouTube or with AddThis integration. With the move to https on most sites the YouTube and AddThis code may need to be updated to use a https call for YouTube, rather than a http.

Re. the forums. There is a forum, but this is there for subscribed users. There is a 'contact us' page on the Preachitsuite site though that you can use if needed.
Functionality
Good sermon manager. Easy to filter by speaker, date, book etc. JWPlayer included only uses flash so outdated.
Ease of use
Easy to use as provided, but a little complicated if you want to make your own changes. Some of the layout I found difficult to use.
Support
Paul was great. The new site does not even have a public forum so we can help each other. ONLY paid support or nothing.
Documentation
te-webdesign at least had videos. The new site does not offer any kind of documentation aside from downloading the extension itself.
I used this to: displaying sermons on my church website, audio files only. we don't use most of the functions available: video, text, powerpoint, or even a description of the audio. Just the audio sermons which we host on our own site. We do use the book(s) of the Bible, speaker, and ministry.
Functionality
I had PreachIt up and running in no time. I could never get JWPlayer to work, but HTML5 works great.
Ease of use
Very simple and easy to use.
Support
When I had an error while installing, the developer was very responsive. It turned out to be another extension causing problems.
Documentation
Fairly good documentation. Could be more detailed.
I used this to: My church website for uploading and presenting the morning sermons.
Functionality
Tons of features and everything works great.
Ease of use
Very simple to setup and use.
Support
The support I've received has always been good although I've hardly every needed it.
Documentation
Good
I used this to: I used this on a website I built for a church. It's been in use for 3 years and has worked flawlessly. WAY better than anything else out there. I highly recommend it!
Functionality
We are immensely blessed with this Joomla product. The perfect solution that we were looking for our ministry needs in our site apcwo.org
Ease of use
Very easy to use and administer and maintain all sermon / church resources meant for sharing - like sermon audio, video, notes, slides, rss
Support
We have been able to get good support from the UI tips / Code and web forum etc.
Documentation
The UI is self explanatory, with available documentation, and well documented code, the product is quite easy to use.
I used this to: We use it extensively for sharing our church resources - apcwo.org . Thanks a ton Pastor Paul for making this and also making it free for the benefit of our Lord's kingdom on cyber space! God bless you abudantly!!
Functionality
It is a breeze to update new content, which I must do weekly. It pulls all infromation from Vimeo and YouTube with just the URL.
Ease of use
Little documentation needed to get it up and running. Very intuitive. The best thing is the Templates that are provided FREE.
Support
Probably the best support I have for any product I use. Paul will be right back to you with a solution.
Documentation
Videos and written tutorials available. Not on just how to install, but how to use every day.
I used this to: I am a website developer, and build sites strictly for churches. Years ago I was looking for a way to display sermons online. All products then (and now) looked like a spreadsheet with players. I stumbled onto Preachit and have used it ever since. I now use it on over 20 sites.

Great sermon manager



Posted on 12 November 2016
Functionality
This is by far the best sermon manager for Joomla available and it is free. It allows video from Youtube, Vimeo and audio from Amazon S3.
Ease of use
This is very easy to use for anyone familiar with Joomla. It is easy to upload the files, images and enter the various descriptions.
Support
Support is available for a fee, but is rarely needed as the extension is free from bugs in our experience.
Documentation
Documentation is rather sparse, but as the use of the component is straightforward is not necessary.
I used this to: Managing hundreds of online sermons in both video and audio formats for many church clients. All find it easy to use. The recent batch of negative reviews here are clearly not authentic and should be disregarded.

Preachit!

Version:
4.2.0
Developer:
Greedbegone
Last updated:
Jun 18 2020
10 months ago
Date added:
Nov 18 2014
License:
GPLv2 or later
Type:
Free download
Includes:
c m p
Compatibility:
J3 J4 Beta
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Uses Joomla! Update System

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