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Author: Andrew Peters

Tips to an Effective Homepage

What you have above the fold (the area of your website’s home page that people see before scrolling) is THE most important area on your site. First impressions matter! Let me share some quick stats with you. 46% of people say a website’s design is their number one criterion for determining an organization’s credibility. In other words, for first time visitors that find you online, the pastor’s preaching doesn’t matter, because a bad website means half won’t ever even come! 94% of people seekers will visit a church’s website before ever coming to the church itself. An average website visitor...

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Podcast Plugins are Mostly Crap

Podcast plugins are mostly crap. Yes, crap. There are a few free versions that you make work for a church, but being that the media section of a website is one of the most highly visited sections I don’t think free podcast plugins that are clunky to use and ugly to look at are going to provide the best user experience for visitors.   When I was searching for podcast plugin solutions last year I went through three free plugins before I found Series Engine. This is an affiliate link, so I’d really appreciate it if you used it when you purchase!...

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Visual Composer as a Church Plugin

Editors Note: Visual Composer is still a good plugin, but we have moved away from using it in favor of Beaver Builder as our preferred page builder.   PLUGIN: Visual Composer   THEME IN VIDEO: Bridge Theme by QODE Visual Composer is without a doubt one of my favorite plugins, AND it is a page builder that comes as a packaged deal with a lot of premium themes on themeforest. Literally every site I’ve built for the past year and a half has use the Visual Composer plugin. It isn’t perfect, but it is the best way right now to...

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Grow Your Easter Attendance with a WordPress Landing Page

Are you leveraging your WordPress capabilities for huge opportunities like Easter? Easter in America is statistically the most attended Sunday of the entire year! It’s when Church creative teams are at their best, the campus is at it’s most excellent, and the teaching pastor is in top form. Church’s find great ways to advertise for this most important day, but few have leveraged the power of WordPress beyond making a slider graphic and adding it to the events page. How we can increase our easter attendance using WP? My answer? Give your easter gathering its own website using a simple landing...

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Best Podcast Plugin for Churches

What’s the point of having a podcast plugin or media page? The core of what we do as the church is to provide an avenue for people that are far from Jesus to come close, and one of the most effective ways to do that online is by providing a place for visitors to listen to or watch sermons, download study notes, and subscribe to podcasts. I remember my  utter frustration going through solution after solution trying to find a suitable podcast plugin for our church. I may be a pastor…but these other plugins almost made me cuss. I...

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