What's new?

SimpleParish is getting better all the time! Here are some of the improvements we've made recently.
Changelog from Mar 24, 2022
  • New: Homepage Announcement Banner. Keep your parishioners updated on time-sensitive or seasonal events and contingencies!
  • Updated: Pastor message. The home page pastor message call to action can now be used for anything you like.
Changelog from Sep 3, 2021
  • New: Grid Calendar view. Show you upcoming events in a hybrid traditional calendar/agenda view.
  • New: Communications blocks – integrate Mailchimp and Flocknote signups into your pages seamlessly.
Changelog from Jun 22, 2021
  • Fixed: Issue with menu titles on mobile in the Tradition theme
Changelog from Jun 15, 2021
  • Added Billing link to the back-end menu to allow quick access to account and plan management
  • Bugfix 🐛 to user management console.
Changelog from May 28, 2021
  • New: Sources! Easily show your parishioners the latest content from a variety of Catholic sources! News, resources, or daily readings are all options. Need to embed posts from your external blog, the diocesan news site, or any other external source? You can use a custom source block if you know the RSS feed, or get in touch and we'll add it to the options for you!
  • Fixed: Minor issue with copy blocks.
Changelog from Apr 9, 2021
  • New: Search! All of our themes now include search functionality – check out the footer or the menu to start looking!
  • New: Password protect pages. Got a page with some sensitive content? Add a password when you're creating it and only those who know the magic word will be able to access it.
  • Updated: You can now select to hide post dates on archive type pages, which is useful when you post bulletins before their official date (or for that timeless feeling...)
  • Updated: News feature blocks on the front page now show the post category, or nothing at all, rather than just "News".
Changelog from Apr 5, 2021
  • New: Custom forms. You can now create basic custom forms! The contact block now allows you to add extra forms, meaning you can ask people as many questions as you like.
  • New: Events calendar view (Grounded theme). Want to show your events on a calendar view? You can do that now.
  • Updated: We increased the maximum file upload size to a limit you're unlikely to ever hit.
Changelog from Mar 25, 2021
  • Launched the Grounded theme 🗻 (Check it out!)
  • Fixed stickbar menu and dropdown menu icons on Mobile Safari
  • Updated button design on Welcome theme
  • Fixed Mass times padding
  • Added some tags to the podcast RSS feeds for greater compatibility
Changelog from Mar 15, 2021
  • Added dynamic RSS feeds for all Post category pages (/posts/category/[category]/feed)
  • Extended the Catholic Icons base set significantly
  • Tradition theme: news section on the home page will only now show featured news entries.
Changelog from Mar 9, 2021
  • Added cool new timestamps feature to homilies and podcasts: jump right to the third topic in minute 23 of Father's sermon!
  • Fixed some weird little footer and mobile menu bugs. 🐛
  • Added features to the blog component – It's even easier to set up as many separate blogs as you want on your site.
Changelog from Mar 1, 2021
  • Added Starter Site plan with three month free trial
  • Added images to list items
  • Fixed image focal points
  • Added post archive pages
Changelog from Feb 10, 2021
  • New CTA block
  • New user role: Sub Editor. This role can only edit content that they create (or that is assigned to them.)
  • New menu display theme
  • Custom blog archive pages are now available – show all posts from a user or category.
  • Fixed problem with user permissions
  • Fixed unordered lists not showing bullets in the Welcome theme
  • Fixed page menu titles not being overwritten in settings
Changelog from Jan 27, 2021
  • Launched Tradition: a brand new theme!
  • Added new video block allowing you to easily insert videos from YouTube and Vimeo.
  • Added the ability to create button-style links inside copy blocks.
  • You can now edit HTML within copy blocks.
  • Added new "description" block for pages and posts.
  • Added contact form block.
  • Added embed capability for pdfs in the Files block.