Category Archives: Building a Better Church Website

“Responsive Design” and Why Your Church Site Needs It

Over half of all webpages are now accessed by people on their SMARTPHONES. That  simple fact has profound implications for anyone building or managing a church website. What does your church website look like on an iPhone? If you don’t … Continue reading

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“User Unknown” -the problem of keeping church email lists up-to-date

Over the past few years churches has been moving towards EMAIL as the first communication of choice, rather than postal mail.  This is a good thing, unless that email address goes dead, …and they often do.  Postal addresses rarely had … Continue reading

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How to (easily) place a Facebook “Like” Button on Your Church Website

Your church homepage should help members find and join your Facebook page. You could just put a simple link to your FB page on your church homepage with a FB graphic like this one, or you can do it the cool way … Continue reading

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Creating Free Online Sign-up Forms and Questionnaires

This is another in a continuing series of tech tips for churches, a.k.a. “how to do it yourself without paying money” —church website construction tips from yours truly at www.sundaysoftware.com. May a thousand cats think I’m a scratching post if I’m … Continue reading

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Google Reviews Your Church? (Yes they do!)

Do you know that people may be posting online reviews of your church? I was googling a church near Houston recently, looking at the Google map to find it, and there was a **REVIEW** option, which allows regis tered Google … Continue reading

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Making a Church Website using Google’s Blogspot

You probably didn’t know this, but CNN, MLB, NOKIA, AT&T and many more corporate websites are actually built using “blog” software. It makes sense. Today’s blog software has so many great features. In fact, blog software like WordPress and now … Continue reading

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Installing a “Fav” icon in your church website

Your church website should have a “fav icon” that visually stands out in the user’s browser. This is the icon that appears next to your website address in the URL field, and on the top of the tabbed window when a user … Continue reading

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*Sigh* Quality Control (lacking) in the Church

It’s so sad. Churches struggle and complain, and wonder why members are apathetic. But then you look at their LACK OF QUALITY CONTROL …and it’s no wonder people are half-hearted in some churches. Dirty buildings Poor signage Typos galore in the … Continue reading

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Still think Facebook is low-brow?

Pastor: “Why on earth should our church be on Facebook?” Neil:  “Because that’s where an increasing number of your members are –everyday.” Pastor: “Our kids maybe, but our adults? It just seems so vapid, a colossal waste of time.” Neil:  … Continue reading

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The Church Website LITMUS TEST

This post is part of my ongoing series of “Building a Better Church Website” articles at www.sundayresources.net/neil and www.sundaysoftware.com/webpage.htm —————————————————— Recently a pastor asked me, “how do I know if my webpage person knows what they are doing?” Sometimes, the … Continue reading

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Creating a Church Website in WordPress –Advanced Notes

My original article about creating a church website in WordPress has proven very popular, — just what the doctor ordered for many churches that have stale websites.  This post adds some advanced notes to that discussion. (Note:  that original article  … Continue reading

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Sermon Audio on the Church Website

We’ve been using a little digital recorder in the pulpit to record the pastor’s sermons and posting them on our church website. And so far, so good. We bought the Olympus WS-400s at Office Max for about $60. It has … Continue reading

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