It’s becoming much rarer for a church not to have some form of a website, but there are still some churches which don’t have one. In addition, some churches websites are now getting old and dated, and at best, give off a bad impression, but at worse, aren’t mobile friendly (how most people access the web now) and have poor navigation, functionality, and rank worse in search engines. All this made me think of a little mini series of a couple of video guides how you (or anyone else) can set up a church website from scratch using one of two popular WordPress theme providers.
What can we learn from the fact that publishers are moving back to WordPress after having tried Medium?
This is not only interesting from a content ownership standpoint, but it’s also a lesson in not jumping in with both feet too fast with new technologies and services.
What tech fads have you seen quickly come and go?
I’m not sure if this will become a regular bit of coverage for me or ChurchMag, but I saw two bits of WordPress news that I had to share. And, as always, if you’ve heard any great WordPress news, please share it in the comments below!
Now, before we begin, these two updates have to do with the WordPress plugin Jetpack, which links a WordPress.org site with a WordPress.com account, bringing with it tons of features and such.
And sometimes, bloat.
This is a question I’ve asked myself many times.
I’ve got plenty of WordPress sites under my belt. Simple sites, complicated sites, I’m certainly no n00b when it comes to the WordPress world…however…you’ll never find my developing a plugin from scratch – yet.
It’s something I’ve wanted to get better at. Not only does WordPress power most of the web, but is something that I really enjoy doing.
But where do I start!?!
I have been building websites since I was in seventh grade, which was two decades ago – a fact that I’d rather not dwell on. Back then, I did everything the hard way: HTML 3.0 coding. My only visual cues coming in the way of Microsoft Frontpage, which should tell you a lot. Eventually, I found my way to WordPress, and I’ve never looked back.
Recently, I’ve started building websites for churches, and in my work, I came across a theme I’d never seen before, so I thought I share it with you.
Restore Church Theme is a WordPress theme designed by Mint Plugins. I found it looking for a theme that was compatible with the Church Theme Content plugin, and I have to say that I liked a lot of what I saw.
If you aren’t a theme designer then you’ll probably use a theme and customize it to fit the needs of your church. Some website themes present a wide variety of options in front of you such as fonts, header styles, colors, button drop shadows, and more. These can be great for people who don’t know how to code (but know how to design), but are there any downsides? What are the problems with using a stock theme for your site?