Pressville – Unique WordPress Theme for Municipalities

Pressville - Unique WordPress Theme for Municipalities


Municipality theme for WordPress with Events, Directory, Galleries and Documents Management plus a whole stack more!

Pressville is a professionally designed and developed WordPress theme with small to medium townships and municipalities in mind. You will find an extensive list of features to help create the website your town needs.

From news stories to directory listings, a powerful document management system to beautiful galleries and integrated event management, Pressville has got you covered.

Pressville is ready to be translated to your language (with support for RTL languages) and it is optimized for the new WordPress block editor (Gutenberg). The Elementor plugin and WPBakery Page Builder (bundled version is included) are supported as well.

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Packed with Municipality-specific Features

Unique post types


A good municipality keeps it’s people, stakeholders, employees and members of the public well informed.


Display a directory of businesses in your municipality with important contact details and opening hours.


Versatile system that can organise town events with support for precise location, date, time and recurrence.


You can provide access to both local attachments that are uploaded into your WordPress installation and external links.


Display professional profiles of elected officials, service people and employees in a simple yet elegant manner.


Show stunning photo galleries of your town’s most important assets, points of interest and architecture.


A handy way to display important information messages without bloating the main news feed.

Admin Screens

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Block editor

Directory listing post editing

Event post editing

Customizer editing

Other Notable Features

  • Google Maps, Mapbox and Open Street Map support for directory listing maps and event location maps
  • Compatible with WordPress block editor (Gutenberg), Elementor and WPBakery Page Builder
  • Clean code – easily customizable via child theme
  • Modular post types – you can disable post types you don’t need
  • Support for bbPress plugin
  • Mobile-friendly design
  • Demo content included
  • Child theme included
  • Custom color schemes
  • Translation files included
  • RTL support
  • Slovak translation included

Images seen in live preview (demo) are NOT included.

Can’t Decide Between the Wordbench,
the Pressville and the

Let us start by saying that if you are deciding for a theme for your municipality site, all three of these themes will do a great job. They are built exactly for this!
When it comes to list of features, all three themes are very similar. They are all bundled with essential LSVR plugins for events, directory listings, documents, galleries, person directory and more. The backend of these themes is almost indistinguishable from each other. Same applies to the code quality. They are very developer friendly, everything can be customized via a child theme. The biggest difference between all three is the design.

The Wordbench being the newest one from the three, offers most modern design and it also comes with some unique features like FAQ and testimonials. It contains the most elements which can be used to build your homepage and you can also choose from multiple layouts for your post archive pages (e.g. news, events). It also scales very well on all screen sizes, from very big desktop displays to mobile devices. It really is the ultimate municipality WordPress theme.

The Pressville is sort of a middle ground between Wordbench and TownPress. It is a great choice if you have many high quality photos of your municipality or some nice stock photos in general. It is ideal for bigger municipalities which want their site to be focused more on showcasing the city towards potential tourists or visitors.

Even though the TownPress was released back in 2015 (so you may think it is a bit dated), the TownPress 2.0 update was released in January 2018. This major update was basically a complete rework of the theme from the scratch. This theme is a great choice for municipal sites aimed mainly at providing as much information as possible for their residents. You can use two sidebars at once and there is a higher text density, so you can display a lot of information without making your pages too long to scroll. This is more traditional approach to a municipality website, especially great for smaller municipalities, which do not necessary have a lot of high quality photos suitable for the web.

The good thing to keep in mind is that the transition between all three themes is rather easy. All your core content like news posts, events, documents and directory listings you’ve created in one theme will be available in the other one as well (in case you decide to switch from one to another in the future).

Customer Reviews

This an awesome theme! Very easy to modify and the customer support is outstanding!

Amazing design, with all the required features for a municipality web-site. Technical support is top notch, always a detailed on-time response, and the author goes over-board, to help customers with issues which are not covered in the offer.

Very professional design, looks great, plenty of theme customisation options.

Perfect theme for redoing my small city’s website.

Great Theme, great documentation, extremly fast Support – Great work!


v2.6.2 – 19 August 2021

Improved PHP 8 compatibility
Updated LSVR Pressville Toolkit plugin to 1.9.8
Updated LSVR Elements plugin to 1.4.8
Updated LSVR Events plugin to 1.9.5
Updated LSVR Framework plugin to 1.8.5
Updated LSVR Galleries plugin to 1.7.1
Updated LSVR 3rd Party Toolkit to 1.2.3
Various small fixes

Complete changelog can be found here.