First year of web hosting, free.

When you purchase any of our themes, we are now offering 1 year of free webhosting with it. Once that first year has passed, the hosting will renew for $89/year ($7.41/month).

Our webhosting includes powerful computing, more than enough power, storage, and bandwidth for the average website. It includes the following features:

  • 25 GB of storage
  • 1 GB of memory
  • 1 TB of transfer
  • 1 vCPU

If you ever grow beyond those needs, it’s no problem. We can grow with you! We are able to scale your account up as you need. We can double your account’s storage, memory, and transfer for just $10/month. But if you need that, we’ll let you know. 99% of our customers have everything they need at just $7.41/month.

The web hosting you get from us is fully managed. We’ll keep it updated for you and handle all of the technical details behind the scenes so that you can focus entirely on building your amazing website!

The Mint Themes Online Giving system

As less and less people carry cash, accepting donations and tithes through your church website is becoming extremely important in the 21st century.

That is why we are delighted that we can now offer a church-focused recurring donation system as part of our Theme Bundles. This is done through a plugin called “Church Tithe WP”, which solves all of the difficulties you typically run into.

Normally, setting up a system like this is often either complex and/or expensive to get started. It’s also difficult to find a system that doesn’t require your website’s users to leave your website in order to complete their transaction.

But with Church Tithe WP, not only can you get started for free, but their 1% transaction fee is removed after you’ve earned $20,000 through the plugin per year.

All of our Church Theme Bundles now include the Church Tithe WP plugin, and a dedicated “Online Giving” page with the donation form beautifully placed.

Church Tithe WP uses to process credit card transactions, which is the definitive leader in safe and secure online transactions. Your users will simply use the donation form right on your website, and never have to leave. They can also log in at any time to cancel a recurring plan, or update their credit card details. You are protected because their information is actually never saved to your server. It all goes directly to-and-through’s extremely secure system.

And because it is part of our Theme Bundles, you get full support from us to ensure any difficulties you have get resolved. We stand behind everything in our theme bundles 100%.

Mint Themes have no “Theme Lock”.

Allowing our users to move to a different theme in the future is very important to us. Whether that’s one of our competitors, or even if you want to switch to another theme we’ve created, we want you to be free and flexible to do that without losing any of your hard work.

That’s why we separated all of our theme’s features into separate plugins, and why those plugins are automatically installed and set up for you upon installation.

Plugins like to travel.

Plugins can travel with your website forever, regardless of the theme you choose to use. Themes, on the other hand, cannot, as you can only ever have 1 theme installed at a time.

An easy way to think about it is like this:

Themes should deal with “how things look“.
Plugins should deal with “how things work“.

This is why we call our themes “Theme Bundles”. You’re not just buying a theme, but a bundle including our very best plugins, all made in-house by us, and all of it works with-or-without the theme itself.

What is WordPress “Theme Lock”?

“Theme Lock” is a problem that arose with the popularity of WordPress Themes, where themes started promising and including features, but built those features directly into the theme itself.

WordPress Themes, at their conception, were never intended to include “features”, but only affect the style and design of the page. But style and design are very closely linked with features. After all, how can you style a feature (like an event page), if no event page exists? Because of this, themes started bundling code for features like events, MP3 players, sermons, and other content, right into the theme.

The big problem nobody saw coming was that if you ever want to move to a new theme, you would lose all of your features! Your events, your MP3 Player, your sermons, and other other theme-powered content will simply disappear when you switch themes.

Because of that, people end up being “stuck” with their theme, unable to change it and get a fresh, new design, even years after their original purchase. This is where the term “Theme Lock” comes from. You become “locked” to your theme.

This is why we’ve architected our products to work the way they do. Preventing theme lock takes a very intentional and well-thought out vision and architecture from the very start, and it’s what you get with any of the themes we make.

1-Click to install and set-up.

We know how frustrating it is to buy a theme, get it installed, and have it look nothing like the demo you saw before purchasing. You’re left with a “now what?” feeling as you scramble to read documentation to find out how to even get started.

How Mint Themes is different:

The Mint Themes approach to WordPress themes is a bit different than your normal run-of-the-mill WordPress Theme. It not only includes a theme with a beautiful design, it also includes a lot plugins we’ve created, to power the functionality of your website, and all of the demo content found in our theme demos.

Taking this approach is how we prevent “Theme Lock”, which is a big problem with any theme that builds its functionality directly into the theme itself (more on that here).

But while that solves the Theme Lock problem, it didn’t solve the “now what?” problem. That’s when we decided to build our “1 click” installation system.

Setting up tons of plugins and content takes hours seconds.

What would normally take you hours and hours of work to set up, now is done in 1 single click. This is something we decided was a requirement early on with our product development, and it’s one of the major things that makes us different.

When you click the “Activate” button, our installation system gets to work, installing all of the required plugins we’ve built (like our Sermon Management system and Event Management system), and even creates the pages for you, completely with each beautifully designed template, and all of the demo content you saw.

No more “now what?” feelings.

Once the installation is complete, boom, it’s all there. Your home page, your events page, all of it. And it’s all ready for you to customize as well!

We never want you to have that “now what” feeling. Instead, we want you to get excited about the possibilities of your new website.

We hear from our customers all the time, where they let us know just how much they appreciate our 1 Click installation system, and how easy it was for them to customize their website.

Should you create separate websites for different areas of your church?

It’s very common for church websites to become extremely large, especially for larger churches. Churches have so many different areas of life that they interact with:

  • Children’s Ministries
  • Youth Group
  • Young Adults
  • New Parents
  • Celebrate Recovery
  • Seniors
  • Home Church/Small Groups
  • The list goes on!

Some of these areas don’t have a lot of new data that needs to be uploaded. But other areas have a lot of data, and may even have their own “brand” within your church.

For example, it’s common for the Youth Ministry to have a different look/feel than your Sunday Morning ministry. They meet on different nights, have their own events happening constantly, their own music times, and may even have their own sermons.

Cramming all of that onto your larger church organization’s website might start to make it feel cluttered, and make it more difficult for everyone to find what they are looking for.

Running a separate website for your Youth Group

A growing practice to deal with this is to buy another domain name and run a completely separate website, just for your youth group. This way, everything on the website can be geared to your youth. For example, you can feature:

  • Youth focused teaching/sermons
  • Youth focused music
  • Youth focused event calendar
  • Easy to find parental consent forms for trips

Moving all of this under a new domain puts it all under a single “umbrella”, making it easy to find, and without cluttering up your main organization’s website. This can also help your youth feel like they have a place of their own, even if that place is still part of your larger organization. It’s a way of recognizing their unique stage of life, while also letting them know you value them.

Of course, running a separate website also takes extra time and energy. If your church isn’t a large organization with the staff to handle an extra website, this might not be the right approach for you.

But if you have a dedicated staff person for youth, like a youth pastor, this could even help them get information to youth more quickly and with less friction. They can take control over that entire website without worrying about breaking the main church website.

Are there other areas that could benefit from a dedicated website?

Your youth group is only 1 example of where this could be a good solution. But you may have other areas with a lot of things going on that don’t quite fit on your main church’s website.

Many churches run sports, both for kids and adults, and each of these will have their own coordinators, sign-up forms, and event calendars as well.

It may be worth considering breaking other parts of your organization out to separate websites as well.

Typically no extra hosting is required

Many webhosts will allow you to add additional websites to your hosting plan at no extra cost. So the only additional cost is your extra domain name, which is about $10-$20/year.

When considering your domain, you have a few options. You can include your main church’s name in the domain. For example, you might do something like this:

  • Main website’s domain:
  • Youth group’s domain:

Or, if your youth group has a unique name and brand, like “Wild and Free” you can have completely unique domain names.

  • Main website’s domain:
  • Youth group’s domain:

Choose what is best for your situation

Ultimately, the best solution is going to be different for every church. Some churches will benefit from this type of approach, while others might be better keeping it all together on a single website.

Keeping it all on one site

If you are looking to keep everything on a single website, you might want to consider using our “Renew” Theme, which features 20 page templates, making it easy to have pages for each unique part of your church.

Even though it is still on your main website, making your Youth Group have a totally separate “brand”, or look/feel, than the other parts of your website is really easy to do with our page builder (which is included in all themes). It allows you to use totally different images, fonts, layout, and colors than the rest of your website, with no coding required.

Breaking it out to separate websites

If you want to have a separate brand and separate, we are developing some ministry-focused themes, like a Youth Group theme. Stay tuned here for updates on that!

All Demo Content Included

Many WordPress themes will show great images and content in their theme demos, but after you install the theme, it looks nothing like the demo. This can be very frustrating.

We wanted to be different. That’s why all of the content you see in our Theme Demos is included with the Theme Bundle. That means you don’t have to go on a hunt for good photography. We only use images we have a license to distribute to you.

Sometimes that means we’ve taken our own photos in-house, and sometimes we use photos from photographers who have the proper licensing for WordPress Themes (A GPL friendly license).

Not just included, but placed as well!

We didn’t want to just give you the images though. We also wanted to make sure that the theme you install looks EXACTLY like the demo on our website. That means the images aren’t just buried in a folder somewhere, but they are automagically placed right onto the pages, and those pages are automatically created for you.

This literally cuts hours off of your set-up time, and gets you right into building your website, right away.

This is all part of the ethos we use when building and designing our themes bundles.

The Mint Themes Page Builder

Our Page Builder, which is included in all of our theme bundles, gives you a way to completely customize everything about your website, without needing to write any code. You don’t need to be an expert to redesign, move things around, add things to any page, or remove things.

All of the power to do that is now in your hands, and it’s as easy as double-clicking.

Just double click on it!

  • Want to change some text? Double click on it.
  • Want to swap text for a video? Double click on it.
  • Want to change the background image? Double click on it.
  • Want to add an image, text, or anything else? Double click on it!
Changing the background image of a page section with a Double Click.

You get the idea. There’s no limit to the ways you can build and construct your pages.

Our theme’s page templates are just a starting point.

The only limit to how your page can look now is your own imagination! But designing a page from scratch can be time consuming. That’s why our themes include many page templates you can use to create new pages. Each template is just a starting point though, as you can completely change everything about it.

Learn more about our page builder

Want to know more about how it works? No problem! Check out our in-depth documentation: