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SermonSpeaker is a free Joomla component for churches 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 this site to see what it is capable of doing.

Joomla! 2.5 reached end of support

If you're still using Joomla 2.5, you sure noticed by now that this series reached end of support date by the end of last year. That means there will no longer be any security or bug fixes for that version. Obviously, you don't want to stay on an unsupported version of your CMS and should update to Joomla 3 as soon as possible.

As you likely have noticed SermonSpeaker.net has a new template!

This template was created and gifted by Sven Lauch from Cornerstone Vision. A huge thanks for his great work!

The new SermonSpeaker logo has been designed by Almuth Lauch from EyesUp design. A huge thanks as well for that awesome work!

There is a new menu item "Downloads" -> "Language Packs" where you can download the latest translations pulled directly from Transifex.

SermonSpeaker goes GitHubGitHub

I've moved the repository for SermonSpeaker from JoomlaCode to GitHub where also the Joomla Core and many other projects are maintained. GitHub wants to support "social coding", meaning that everyone can work on the same project. In theory JoomlaCode would have allowed the same, but the webgui GitHub offers is just far better and makes it incredibly easy to open new issues or even submit code improvements to the project.

What that means for you

  • If you are just using SermonSpeaker on your page, then nothing changes for you. Also support is handled in the forums as always. This is not what GitHub is for.