Church Web Tech

How can a church manage their own website?

Posted by on Oct 7, 2011 in Church Web Tech

Churches general have someone tech savvy but that doesn’t always mean there is a web designer or someone who can manage the churches website. Well guess what. There is an easier way. CMS (Content Management Systems) allow you a place to simply log in with a username or email and a password and allow you to edit the content as easy as working with a Microsoft office document. Does this sound like something that would be useful for your church? WordPress and Joomla are content management system that can be used. Here are a few things about each to think about when choosing. WordPress WP is natively a blogging platform so if you’re looking to blog this is your choice and blogging is a great way to draw in traffic. WP has an easy to use backend for updating pages and editing menus yourself. WP has a great community that can help if you have questions about features and functions. Joomla Joomla has a great article organization system which makes it great for a church with mostly just pages. Joomla also has a community behind it for expanding the function of your site and being able to look up questions you may have. Joomla’s backend may be a bit...

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Church Community Building in the 21st Century

Posted by on Sep 20, 2011 in Church Web Tech

Social networking is a huge part of the world these days. All types of communities connect through social networks. Since this is the truth why not have your church build its own community. A social network just for your church that interconnects your members, potential members, and even outsiders looking to join your community. These social networks have so much to offer your church community. Public Calendars Non Public Calendars Directories of Attenders Attendance Check in for Children’s Programs Messaging Systems and so much more. The systems also can keep the community looking in informed so they can make their own decisions about joining like the public calendars of events anyone can join in on, directory of people to contact, and ways of asking for prayer. There are also access controls. Like most Content Management System websites there is the ability to control who sees what and who controls what. So you can have basic users like church goers that can see the events and message other members. There are people who schedule events and control the ministries and maybe even edit the other users information and add users. Then there are administrators that can change anything and update the look and feel and making changes to anything anyone...

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