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|Posted: Fri Jun 24, 2011 6:02 am Post subject: New Modules NE1? - June 2011 OurChurch.Com Newsletter
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Hello OurChurch.Com webmasters,
It's officially summer here on the top half of the globe. For many folks, things slow down and people take vacations. That makes summer an ideal time to catch up on some of those things on your website "some day" list. Some of those things might include giving your website a new custom design, going through your website pages and eliminating or updating where needed, or tinkering with the newsletter module in preparation for a fall launch.
One of the challenges that often comes up during the summer is keeping the website up to date while you're on vacation. One of the new features we'll be making available soon is a User Access Manager that will allow you to set up additional administrators and set the specific pages and modules they can edit.
That's one of nearly a dozen new or improved modules coming to our NE1 web builder over the coming months. Continue reading to learn more. Plus you don't want to miss Tim Hawkins in the video below. It had me laughing so hard I cried!
In His Service,
IN THIS ISSUE
1) New Gallery, Shop, Form Builder & More Coming
2) DYI SEO: Learn How to Optimize Your Site For Search Engines
3) Blog: How to Build Online Relationships Like Jesus
4) 4,000,000 Eyeballs Focused On You
5) Funny Video: Tim Hawkins - My Favorite Bible Verse
6) Win $50 in the Bug of the Month Contest
1) NEW GALLERY, SHOP, FORM BUILDER & MORE COMING
How would you like to have a new photo gallery that's more attractive and easier to use? How about the ability to delegate updating parts of your site to others by setting up multiple administrators? How about a more powerful online image editor?
We're excited to tell you that all of those things plus a new shopping cart system, a form builder, and more are under development and will be launched over the next few months.
2) DIY SEO: LEARN HOW TO OPTIMIZE YOUR SITE FOR SEARCH ENGINES
When it comes to search marketing, if you're more of a do-it-yourself kind of person, we've got a great resource for you - our new Christian SEO Guys - http://www.christianseoguys.com. Kurt, who's been leading our search marketing efforts for more than 5 years, is sharing his insight with you with several blog posts each week, including a great series called DIY SEO.
We want to see you on top of Google, whether we get you there or teach you how to get there on your own.
3) BLOG UPDATE - How to Build Online Relationships Like Jesus
Social media is often characterized by hundreds or even thousands of shallow relationships. Do online relationships have to go offline to be meaningful and healthy?
In this series of blog posts, we examine Jesusí life and relationships to find out. Then we look at the online tools available to us and determine how to use them to connect, communicate, and build relationships like Jesus did.
Other recent articles:
- Do Christians and Online Horoscopes Mix?
- Donít let anyone look down on you
- @StickyJesus 15) you: a witness
4) 4,000,000 EYEBALLS FOCUSED ON YOU
Want to get the word out to others about your ministry or business? Every month, OurChurch.Com's sponsors' ads are viewed more than 2,000,000 times. At 2 eyes per person, that's 4,000,000 eyeballs that could be focused on your ministry or business. Check out the wide range of affordable and effective sponsorship options we have available.
5) FUNNY VIDEO: TIM HAWKINS - MY FAVORITE BIBLE VERSE
Tim Hawkins tells the hilarious story of his favorite bible verse.
6) WIN $50 IN THE BUG OF THE MONTH CONTEST
To make everyone's experience on the OurChurch.Com website even better, we've giving away $50 every month to someone who reports a misspelling, grammatical error, dead link, or other problem in a "Bug of the Month" contest. Each bug you report will give you an entry into a monthly drawing we'll do for $50 towards OCC services. The more bugs you report, the better your chances to win.
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Are you taking a vacation this summer?
- More like a staycation
NE1 TIP O' THE MONTH
For items you'd like displayed on every page of your site such as news or a Facebook widget, put them in the sidebar of your site. If you're not already using a template that has a sidebar, import a new template that has one. Then use the Edit Template feature to add those items to the sidebar.
Choice Ministries - http://www.choice-ministries.org
Choice Ministries is an organization that serves the trucking industry. They provide counseling and support to drivers and their families as well as serving others in the trucking industry. They contacted OurChurch.Com wanting to have a website design that was modern and fresh and something that would complement the look and feel of the brochure they recently created. In only a few weeks OCC created a template from scratch that Choice Ministries loved. Click here to visit their website.
- Bendiciones - Poemas De - http://www.bendicioness.com/†
- Sandy Ridge Alliance Church - http://www.sandyridgealliancechurch.net/†
- Thoughts from God - http://www.thoughtsfromgod.com/†
- New Psalmist Worship Center - http://www.the-reach.us/†
Info on PowerPoints Challenge - http://www.ourchurch.com/help/help-powerpoints.php
In His Service,