Packed with useful features, our Website Builder makes it easy for anyone to create and maintain your church website.
For the last several years my office used another service for our web site. To me it was always clunky and less than fun to work with. For several months I had looked at several options for changing service but always was disappointed with the pricing or user interface. I recently received an email from Mark at Online Church Solutions. On a whim I clicked on the link. Boy, I'm glad I did!
Our Website Builder was created specifically for the non-technical user, so you get a quick and simple way for you to update your church or ministry website. Your website is fully responsive, feature-rich, created specifically for churches and ministries.
Take a tour inside the New Website Builder 3.0 where you can view exactly how to build your site:
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Hand-coded by Mark, our owner, our easy-to-use Content Management System (CMS) gives you a quick and simple way for you to update your church or ministry website. Not only does he hold over 30 years of programming experience, his bivocational work as a church planter and pastor gives him a unique insight into church and ministry administration needs.
We were "In the Cloud" before it was cool, thanks to our podcasting service beginning in 2005. All of our services are available through the Internet only, so there's no need for you to install any programs on your computer. This also means that any computer that can access the internet (Windows, Mac, Linux, etc.) can use our service.
If you currently have a domain name for your church (such as "www.YourChurchName.com") you keep it, and your new website with us will still use your domain name. We can help you with that transition, too.
Create as many pages on your website as you need. Our system is designed to grow and expand as you do. A "wysiwyg" editor (what you see is what you get) helps you build your pages exactly how you want them, and a tool for editing HTML is available for more advanced users. With a simple, intuitive interface, if you can use a word processor to do things such as Bold or Italicize text, you can use our system.
You can assign one or more specific pages of your church or ministry website to be edited by another user with their own login. This means that you can give updating and creation capabilities to your volunteer leaders without giving them control of the entire website. This has been a highly requested feature, and we're glad to help you safely include others in the updating of your website.
Menu building your navigation bar is made easy with our Drag and Drop Menu System, allowing three levels of menu items (parent/child/grandchild). Menu items can be linked to pages on your website or to external pages.
Building a map couldn't be easier. Put in your address, choose an icon, and choose the page you want the map on. The rest is done by the software, helping you have a great tool for people looking for your church. Your map will also include Google Street View and an automatic "Directions" link. Custom map embedding is also available for those churches that have an address that Google Maps doesn't correctly locate.
Need a contact form? Need a VBS form? However many forms you may need, you can easily create them and choose where they appear. Your forms can include text fields, text areas, drop down lists, and even check boxes. You can even choose who receives the information when a user fills out a form, whether only one recipient or many. Redirect option can also be selected; upon form completion, your user can be redirected to your choice of link, such as PayPal for event registration payment or a page on your site with additional instructions. We automatically include a double layer of spam protection to each form or contact page you set up on your website.
Verse of the Day is available anywhere you want it to appear on your website. We offer a list of 151 Bible translations, many languages included. Use more than one translation on different pages of your website. RefTagger is a Bible Reference Tagger, when turned on, will automatically convert into mouseover popups plus a hyperlink to any Bible verse reference that you type anywhere on your website: your blog, webpages, sidebar, etc. In other words, our upgrade does the work for you, so all you have to do is type. 16 different Bible translations for you to choose. Try hovering your mouse over this: Psalm 121:1.
SEO (Search Engine Optimization) fields are available on each page of your site so you can custom-tailor your meta description and keywords. Your XML Site Map is generated for you with our Online Church Solutions CMS, and it will even automatically update once each day should you make any changes to your website. If you use webmaster tools/analytics for Google or Yahoo/Bing (or any others), you may have noticed that they ask you to give them the link location of your Site Map. This is the XML file that search engines such as Google and Bing/Yahoo request that you submit to them to help the search engines easily find pages on your website. Track your website visitors (and find out how they found you) through your Google Analytics account using our easy plug-in.
If you already upload video recordings of your sermon to services such as YouTube, Vimeo, Livestream, Ustream or any other video service that allows a video embed, you can use this new option to enhance your both your website and the Podcast Media Player (for podcasting clients). Just locate the Embed Code from your service and paste that code into the field. That’s it!
If you’re looking for absolutely free church design resources such as images, photos, motion videos and more, we offer a Resources Tab when you login to your website account. If you know some graphic design, we’ve even included sources for free Photoshop brushes, vectors and more.