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Better Pictures

Better Pictures

Human beings are visual creatures. While it is important to have some text on your website to explain who you are, your mission, what you do, and when you do it, too much text can drown out your story. Pictures and video help out, but you also want the pictures on...

New Year, New Ventures

New Year, New Ventures

The new calendar year tends to bring a renewed sense of purpose with it. We make resolutions to stop bad, old habits, and to try new things. The new year is a good time to test out new rhythms and lifestyles. In the church world, we have started a new church year and...

Digital Ministry With Worship Times

Digital Ministry With Worship Times

“If you had three Communications positions, what would they be?” – from a recent post in a Facebook group for church communicators. Three? 3! We love that churches that have the money are spending it on good communication ministry that seeks to reach out beyond their...

There Are No Small Questions

There Are No Small Questions

When the big work of building your website is done, the questions that come up after you start using your website can seem small in comparison. But little questions can add up. And…Worship Times doesn’t think any of your questions are small or inconsequential. It’s...

Saint Paul Used Social Media

Saint Paul Used Social Media

By Emily Hope Morgan Things have changed with social media. Back in 2005 when I first got on Facebook only college students could get a Facebook account. Even back in 2009 when I started seminary many churches who at that point could get on Facebook didn't want to,...

What’s New?

What’s New?

Your website needs will change over time. Perhaps you need a new logo, branding, or website design. Maybe you’ll find that you need a new tool to do those every day tasks or a new project or program altogether. These are some of our favorite puzzles to solve at...

But What About…

But What About…

Our top goals for our Worship Times websites are: We want them to look good. We want them to be affordable. We want them to be easy to use, so our members can have the freedom to customize. We design our templates to be elegant in style, and easy to use. We rigorously...

Website Layout and Organization

Website Layout and Organization

Why does it seem like churches are allergic to good design? From layout to color schemes to navigation and picture quality, many churches act like they are not worthy of a beautiful and professional website. The other thing we hear from churches is that they don’t...

The Front Page: The New Front Door

The Front Page: The New Front Door

The front door of a church tells you a lot about the distinctive identity of the faith community. It's the first impression people have of your church. For example, a carved oak door on an two hundred year church speaks to its history. But when a church's front doors...

Make a Plan!

Make a Plan!

Churches know that they need to have websites, be on social media and share their faith in new ways. So, they do that. Get a website. Get a Facebook page. Get a Twitter account. Get an Instagram account. Get a Snapchat account. Delete the Snapchat account because your...

Summer Review: Time for a New Theme?

Summer Review: Time for a New Theme?

Fall in the United States typically comes with some standard themes – changing colors in the trees, cooler temperatures (in the Southern part of the U.S. it changes from unbearable heat to comfortable), and the standard school year begins. Even where there are no fall...

Facebook Pages: Intermediate, Part 2

Facebook Pages: Intermediate, Part 2

Yesterday we explored some new ways to use and organize your Facebook page. Now, let's look at how to tell how your page is reaching people. Action Button You don’t want visitors to just come and look at your Facebook page, you want them to do something while they are...

Facebook Pages: Intermediate, Part 1

Facebook Pages: Intermediate, Part 1

Posts Last month we discussed the basics of getting and maintaining a Facebook page for your ministry. We included tips about the dos and don’ts of Facebook posts. Let’s explore some of the features of your Facebook page that will help make your page a center of...

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....

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...

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...

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*,...

Social Media How-To: Facebook Pages 101, Part 2

Social Media How-To: Facebook Pages 101, Part 2

In Part 1 we talked about why and how to get a Facebook page for your ministry. Today we want to share a few tips about what and how to post. Get Started When posting on social media, a good rule of thumb from people who have been doing this a long time is a 1:5 ratio...

Social Media How-To: Facebook Pages 101, Part 1

Social Media How-To: Facebook Pages 101, Part 1

If you don’t have a Facebook page for your church or ministry, we recommend you create one, today. It’s a great way to share information, events, connect people to your website, boost information to people in your community, and so much more! Here is why and how: Why...