August 06, 2020
Beta Testers for 3.0 Website Builder now have over 30% more sections now available for building webpages. From a Featured Video with Background Image to a second layout for Staff, testers will find more specialized sections such as Event Pricing, Frequently Asked Questions, and Testimonials.
Check out the seven new sections added in the last two weeks:
- Featured Video
- Staff 2 (a different layout from our first Staff section)
- Event Pricing
- Call to Action
- Video/Text section
Sections coming soon:
- Footer (second layout)
- Map (second layout)
- Featured with Icons (2 layouts)
- Quick Stats
Once we've integrated the Blogging, Forms, and Podcasting, we'll be out of Beta for the Website Builder!
July 22, 2020
We have two new sections for the 3.0 website builder that are ready for use in your Beta account! You'll see them when you click to add a new section in our 3.0 Website Builder, "Video/Text" and "Testimonials".
1. Video/Text: Two column section with Video at left with Title and Text to right
And keep an eye out for the next six new additions that will be showing up through the next two weeks.
- Featured Video
- Call to Action
- More Map Layouts
- Additional Staff Layout
- Additional Footer Layout
June 24, 2020
Login without your username and password? Yes, you can! Our latest 3.0 release is our new Sign-in via SMS. Check out this short video to see how you can quickly and easily login with just a text.
June 10, 2020
It's been three weeks since our 3.0 Website Builder Beta release to all users, and we're loving the feedback! Since then we have released over 20 updates to the website builder.
The next phase of releases, rolling out in the coming weeks, include:
- Menu Builder
- Form Builder
- All-New Podcast Sermon Player (first of several in Podcasting 3.0)
- Plus a Ticket System for Support
With these latest releases we expect to see our first websites built on the 3.0 system going live as early as next week, and we can't wait to see what our churches are building.
May 21, 2020
We are SO excited to finally announce the (pandemic-delayed) full Beta Release of our 3.0 Website Builder! Take a couple of minutes to watch the video above to get a taste of the new power and controls available. All sites built in 3.0 are fully responsive and will look great on mobile, desktops, and tablets.
To access the Beta Version, just login to your Dashboard and follow the instructions to enter. Enjoy!
April 02, 2020
If your church is using YouTube to stream your services live, updates are on the way. Look for:
- Live stream analytics breakdown, showing live viewing and replay viewing
- Access to Smart Replies in the Comments section
- Removal of Channel Bulletins on your Channel Homepage
For more details, head over to the Search Engine Journal article: YouTube Updates for Creators: Improved Analytics for Live Streams & More
April 01, 2020
With so many churches taking services online, some have also held live Bible studies on web meeting platforms like Zoom. It's a great way to stay connected, but unfortunately there are reports of people purposely targeting web meeting platforms to speak and show hateful, even vile things to any meeting, including those with school children.
The easiest way to stop a foul actor from crashing your church meeting? Don't make your meeting link public. If you're using Zoom, they've got a great set of instructions to help ensure that you host only those with genuine interest in your meeting, and don't miss the suggestion to restrict screen sharing to keep control of the images your participants see. There's even a Waiting Room function to give you the opportunity to understand who wants access to your meeting.
For more information, head over to the Zoom article: How to Keep the Crashers Out of Your Zoom Event