The Concordia Technology Solutions team is excited to announce the release of texting to Church360° Unite. This exciting new feature allows you to send mass text messages to the members of your church who have opted in to this form of communication. This feature is included free of charge with your current subscription.
Videos have become increasingly common on church websites, especially as more churches are recording or livestreaming their services. While the simple option for sharing on your church website may seem to be to upload the video directly to your site, there are a lot of advantages to uploading a video through a 3rd-party website like Facebook or YouTube and then embedding it onto church website. I'll explain why that is and how to do it in this blog post.
The Church360° Unite team is excited to announce some big changes to the Edit Page experience. Not only has the Rich Text Editor been upgraded, but we are introducing the ability to add rows and cells, as well as the option to switch the type of cells to change the type of content that is displayed.
Have you ever noticed the small lock icon next to the URL on certain websites? The lock icon indicates that the website is secure because it utilizes an SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) certificate.
What is SSL?
According to SSL.com, "SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) and it's successor TLS (Transport Layer Security) are methods used to secure and encrypt sensitive information like credit cards, usernames, passwords, and other private data sent over the Internet. Website pages secured with SSL and TLS are those branded with the HTTPS in their URL address."
This has been an important level of security for online form submissions for a number of years, but has also recently started to affect SEO (Search Engine Optimization) for websites, which impacts where in search rankings your website will show up.
Social media has become an important tool for organizations to reach their audiences, and that is especially true for churches. We are excited to announce the release of a new feature in Church360° Unite that allows you to quickly add links to social media accounts in the footer of your website.
Hyperlinking text allows you to create links to other pages in your site, an outside website, a certain spot within a document, a file to download, or an email address. In this article, we’ll go over linking to a file to download and how to make the document open in a new tab.
Automatic invitations and reminders for events can save you a lot of time and help increase attendance. Here is how to set up new events with these.
Your Church360° Unite website has Household and Person profiles for each member of your church. Here is an overview of these types of profiles and how to edit them.
Once a feed page has been created in Church360° Unite, visitors can subscribe to the feed using an RSS reader. Different web browsers work differently, so the process for doing this may vary. In the example below, I use Google Chrome to subscribe to the feed.