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Introducing the Series Engine

“Why isn’t there a good way to manage sermons with WordPress?”

If you’re leading one of the thousands of ministries switching to a WordPress site, I bet that’s one of the first questions that comes to mind. It’s a question that came up constantly during our first few Creative Missions trips, and it was an immediate thorn in my side when I decided to plan Long Hollow’s migration to WordPress late last Fall.

It bugged me so much, that I buckled down and spent the last eight months developing a worthy solution. Today, I’m excited to finally introduce you to the Series Engine.

Watch the Demo:


What is the Series Engine?

Series Engine is a premium media plugin for WordPress that’s designed from the ground up to be the best way to share a sermon library on your site and across the web. Simply install the plugin, add a simple shortcode to any page or post, and you’ve created a robust media page in a matter of seconds.

Your visitors will see an elegant media browser where they can explore audio and video from your messages by date, series and topic. It works with just about any theme, and the look and feel is completely customizable without ever having to touch a line of code.

Podcasts, Widgets and More!

More than a media page, the Series Engine is designed to be the cornerstone of your online media strategy. Series Engine enables you to…

  • Use a simple embed code generator to embed a specific message, series or topic into any page/post
  • Create unlimited audio and video podcasts using the content you’ve already entered
  • Share your messages and series throughout your site using simple drag-and-drop widgets
  • and much more!

How Do I Get It?

You can immediately download the Series Engine today by purchasing a license for a one-time fee of only $99; there are no monthly fees, updates are free for life, and a single license allows you to use the plugin on all of your ministry’s web projects.

Have questions? Want to learn more? Check out the video demo above, and be sure to visit the plugin’s website:


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Eric MurrellToday’s post was written by Eric Murrell. Eric is the Co-Founder of MediaBLEEP, Interactive Communications Manager at Long Hollow Baptist Church and creator of Series Engine and Prayer Engine. Eric and his wife Lauren reside in Hendersonville, TN with their daughter.

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  1. David Tonen (Reply) on July 16th, 2012

    This looks fantastic! I’ll be trying it out this week…very timely Eric. You may have just solved a problem for me :-) Thanks!

    • Eric Murrell (Reply) on July 16th, 2012

      Awesome, David! Hope you like it. My goal is to solve that one problem for everyone.

  2. Brian (Reply) on July 16th, 2012

    Looks great! I’m eager to share this with others. Quick question – how well wil this jive with mobile-oriented sites?

    • Eric Murrell (Reply) on July 16th, 2012

      It works great! The Series Engine includes a responsive stylesheet that will gracefully resize the media browser for mobile themes/views.

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  4. Brodie Krause (Reply) on July 18th, 2012

    Eric, looks awesome! Is this one only available as a WordPress plugin? No stand-alone code?

    • Eric Murrell (Reply) on July 18th, 2012

      Correct, this one is WordPress only for now, but I may attempt a standalone version sometime in the future. I’m aware of SO many churches switching to WordPress these days that I just decided to make it my primary development platform.

  5. Michael Crone (Reply) on July 18th, 2012

    I have come just started using sermon browser pluggin. Its free and has some of the same features as series engine. If nothing else it would be a way to see if this is a feature you want to add to your website before spending money.

    • Eric Murrell (Reply) on July 18th, 2012

      Yeah, there are a few tools out there with similar goals, but we’ve had a lot of churches switching because they needed something that was more powerful, attractive on their site and easier-to-use (both for admins and site visitors).

      A lot of conversations I’ve had over the past few days look something like this:

      - “we’re using something now, but its hard to make it look good on our site, and especially on mobile”
      - “we have a free solution, but its kind of clunky and hasn’t been updated in ages”
      - “I can make this work, I just need to hack together these 3 plugins”
      - “My theme can kind of manage sermons, but they’re held hostage if I ever decide to switch things up”

      Series Engine is built to be a modern, attractive solution that doesn’t require ministries to make those compromises.

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