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February 2021 update

Schedule changes to pages

Now you can schedule changes to be made to a page. Changes can be scheduled for any point in the future. It is no longer necessary to have someone available to edit a page at a specific time or date when making time sensitive updates. Just schedule updates to be made in advance.

Clone posts and pages

If you regularly create new content using an old page as a template – this will save you lots of time. Now you can just clone the post or page, make your changes and then publish.

We wish you a blessed Christmas

From all at ChurchWeb, we wish you all a blessed Christmas.
We look forward to working with you to develop your ministry in 2021

Coming in December 2020

New Dashboard

We quietly announced we were working on this in our August update. Some of you have been asking when it will be ready. We bring good news: we’re rolling this out to everyone on 1st December.

Thanks go to St Paul’s Church in Letchworth who have been testing this for us.

Our new dashboard includes the following features:

  • New clean & modern appearance
  • Analytic data on your website visitors
  • Folders to organise the media within your library
  • Image data editing improvements
  • New content page –  All your posts, pages and other content on one screen with advanced filters, folders, quick previews and edits

All of the other features you’re used to are still present.

This video demos the new dashboard & draws attention to where to things you may find helpful

If you need a hand getting used to this change, or would like help with anything else to do with your website or church technology, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us. We’re always keen to help. Get in touch today

November 2020 updates

This month we have added the ability to create a duplicate of all pages, posts, and sermons

  • Now in the list of pages, posts and sermons you will see two new options:
    • ‘Clone’ will create an exact copy and save it
    • ‘New Draft’ will create an exact copy and open it for editing

If you need a hand with anything to do with your website, don’t hesitate to get in touch. Get in touch today

October 2020 updates

This month we bring you:

  • Improved Podcasting
  • Search Engine Optimisation improvements
  • Improvements to our live streaming support for services and special occasions
  • Improvements to our integration with Office 365 services (email, and office suite etc)

Don’t forget ChurchWeb is here for you. The best websites are those which are regularly reviewed and developed between us and the church. Get in touch with us at support@churchweb.uk to book a review.

We’ll review your website as often as you’d like, and work with you to make sure your website is effective at achieving your goals. Get in touch today

September 2020 Updates

ChurchWeb continues to lead the way on the web. This month we bring you major updates:

  • Major speed increases and website responsiveness on all major web browsers
  • Automatic Image Optimisation
    • No longer do you need to spend time converting photos to a web optimised size before you upload it to your website
      • We automatically compress large images, reducing the file size to the optimal size for the web
      • We automatically reduce the dimensions of super large images to the maximum size possible for display own your site
      • This uses advanced image technology called WebP
    • Enhanced Image Optimisation helps to improve your Search Engine rankings

We are the only Church Website provider to offer this new technology

August 2020 Updates

Major improvements to the Block Editor:

  • New blocks available.
  • Some images can now be edited directly within the block editor
  • Other usability improvements based on user feedback

Substantial improvements for visually impaired people using screen readers

Coming Soon

We’ve introduced a new beta admin/dashboard console for our churches who help us test and develop new features. This will be ready for all churches later in 2020. It includes the following features:

  • Folders to organise your media library.
  • Image editing within the Media Library
  • New content page in dashboard
    • Bringing together all your posts, pages and other content onto one screen with advanced filters, folders, quick previews and edits.
  • Improved analytics
  • New clean modern look and layout

Event Manager – online locations

Update July 2020: We’ve updated our Event Manager to support churches holding services or other events online.

When creating an event there is now an option to specify if the event is at a physical location such as a church or community centre, or an online location such as Zoom, or Google Meet, or Microsoft Teams.

Physical locations work in the same way they’ve always done, however for online events, you can add a URL to the online meeting service you use, or to a specific webpage with more detailed joining instructions.

Let us know your feedback: support@churchweb.uk

New editor now available

The trial of the new ‘ Block Editor ‘ has gone well with our trial churches, and feedback is overwhelmingly positive. This new editor allows for increased flexibility in website design while increasing ease of use.

We are now opening up this new editor to all churches, if you’d like to upgrade immediately please drop us a line at support@churchweb.uk

All churches will be automatically upgraded by 1st September 2020

To prepare for this change, please see the familiarisation video’s in the User Guide / Manual on the left hand side of your dashboard, and review this guide. Any questions, we’d love to hear them. Do contact us at support@churchweb.uk