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Welcome to Gutenberg

Welcome to Gutenberg

Happy New Year! We might only be a few weeks into 2019, but change is in full swing. The WordPress community has had an extremely busy couple of weeks with the introduction of WordPress 5.0, also known as Gutenberg, and all of the changes that have come with it. Don’t...

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Claim Your Church’s Google Listing Page

Claim Your Church’s Google Listing Page

Have you ever used Google to look for a nearby restaurant or business? If you have, you probably noticed a map and a list of different names with useful information such as opening hours, address, and a call or book button. These results come from Google My Business...

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How to Create Great Content for Instagram

How to Create Great Content for Instagram

Instagram is an image-based platform that's not only beautiful and fun, but also brings a sense of community. Its users are used to professional, high-quality images and videos, so if you want to grow your church community with Instagram, creating eye-catching visuals...

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Summer Review: Time for a New Theme?

Summer Review: Time for a New Theme?

Summer is a great time to review all aspects of your website, and just as you may buy a new swimsuit and new shorts for the season, it is the perfect season for a website makeover as well. With many platforms, this may be as easy as clicking a button, then making sure...

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Worship Times Features: Hidden Gems

Worship Times Features: Hidden Gems

When we hand off a newly built Worship Times site to a member, we offer a run-through of the site’s Dashboard, the tools you will use in editing and adding to your site. One of the most important areas of the Dashboard we highlight is our custom Worship Times area....

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Quick Fix: Resizing Pictures

Quick Fix: Resizing Pictures

The correct size and shape of pictures will help a website looking great. If you have a Worship Times site, this especially applies for pictures included in the staff and slider plug-ins, and if you are using featured pages and posts. WordPress does include some...

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ABC’s of WordPress with Worship Times: Pages, part 2

ABC’s of WordPress with Worship Times: Pages, part 2

Yesterday we re-introduced you to Pages, and how to enter basic content on your WordPress site. Today we will look at the additional tools you can use to build beautiful pages throughout your site. Your page content and format is the main way you will distinguish your...

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ABC’s of WordPress with Worship Times: Pages, part 1

ABC’s of WordPress with Worship Times: Pages, part 1

Periodic refreshers are helpful from time to time. These how-to can be a help to remind, encourage and instruct WordPress users as they work on their sites. Pages Pages are the basic building blocks of your WordPress site. Unless your site’s overall focus is a blog*,...

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Summer Review: Accessibility

Summer Review: Accessibility

This week, we are honored to hear from a guest author, the Rev. Laura Bratton, about the importance of making your websites accessible to those with different physical and mental abilities. Rev. Bratton is a coach and consultant who works with people to face difficult...

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Summer Review: Organization

Summer Review: Organization

Following up on last week’s post, we are talking about doing some website review and cleanup as we close out the summer. Last week we talked about getting rid of old and outdates information and photos, and this week we want to talk about your website’s organization....

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Summer Review: Old Stuff, New Stuff

As the rate of support requests increases at Worship Times, we can tell summer is winding down for our member ministries. Vacations are ending, Fall programs kick-offs are on the horizon, and people are looking to clean up their websites. This is a perfect time to...

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1st Commandment for Church Websites

The team at Worship Times is dedicated to empowering congregations developing their church websites and digital presence. On November 1 Worship Times was named one of Worship Leader Magazine's Editor's Pick for web development (read more here). So for the next couple...

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5 Ways to Schedule Social Media Posts

Last week I spoke with a friend who had recently taken a job at a larger church. Part of his new duties are to run their Facebook and Twitter pages, and he asked me for help because it was overloading his schedule. He was spending a lot of time worrying about the...

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Does Your Church need Online Giving?

As churches begin to look toward the annual stewardship campaign, many will be considering whether or not they should add online giving to their website. The answer is yes, if you can. We can take pictures of checks and upload them to our bank account. We use...

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Using Social Media Trademarks

Using social media logos is not just website design issues but is also a legal issue. I am not a lawyer and am providing this blogpost for basic information. Specific questions should be directed to a lawyer.   Social media connection is a key part of communication in...

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Running Your Church’s Facebook

Facebook is a great tool to use in conjunction with your church's main website. Your website can hold all the information visitors and members need, and Facebook can be the hub for church life. Here are some ideas to get you started: 1. Special events--Facebook is a...

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Social Media Plan 4: Leadership

This post is the fifth in a series about developing a social media plan in a church or ministry. Read the Introduction, Part 1 Aim, Part 2 Connection, Part 3 Interactivity. Our next question in making a social media plan is a big one: 4. Who will be in charge of this...

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