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.
How to Embed a Video onto Your Church Website
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.
New Features: Add Cells and Rows, Change Cell Types
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.
Improvement: SSL Certificates
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.
New Feature: Social Media Links in Theme Footer
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.
How to Add a Document to Download from Your Church360° Unite 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.
Creating A Group Calendar Event with an Invitation and Reminder
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.
Keeping Household and Person Profiles Updated in Church360° Unite
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.
How to Subscribe to a Feed Page with an RSS Reader
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.
Adding People to Church360° Unite
In a few simple steps, you can add new people to your Church360° Unite site, allowing them to view the member directory and setting them up to be users on the site.