Church Website Buzz – Performance Improvements!

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Performance of your church website is very important!  Any visitor will get frustrated if it takes excessive time to navigate your site and Google will reduce your search rankings if your site is too slow! So – This weekend we completed major performance improvements on our Church Website Hosting Platform.  We were able to streamline the way our hosting provider (SiteGround … Screenshot

Church Website Buzz – New Online Giving with!

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We are proud to announce a new partnership with an established provider of Online Giving functionality specifically designed for Churches.  They use Stripe (which of course we love) as the underlying payment processor. We have incorporated the functionality of into our system to make it super easy to get setup with Online Giving.  We can set this up for …

Church Website Buzz – New! 301 Redirect Plugin

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Last week we added a new tag to our WordPress Church Website hosting platform to take care of “redirects”. What is a redirect?  Well, anytime you post a page or blog post and then decide to change the title, name of the file, you need to setup a “redirect” which will automatically forward users to the new page. We searched …

Grand Opening – WordPress Church Websites at ChurchBuzz!

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Back in November of 2014 we announced that were converting our church website hosting platform from Adobe Business Catalyst to WordPress.  It has been a super busy 9 months and now we are ready to announce our Grand Opening of our new platform! What this means is: We have successfully launched 10 new church websites on WordPress! We now have FOUR pre-optimized church …

Adobe Creative Cloud Subscription for Churches

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Attention Churches! Get the entire Adobe Creative SUITE for just $20/month (for the first year, and then $30/mo after that) instead of what we pay – $49/month! This is a really good deal if you use Adobe products… 🙂 Click here to get this from TechSoup (that has lots of great products for churches and non-profits): Adobe Creative Cloud Complete Plan …

Funeral Services for your Church Website

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It just dawned on me. One thing I don’t see on hardly any church websites – Funeral Services information – this is a time in family’s life that they may need the church the most. So let’s please, all add to our church websites a page that makes it easier for people to know what to do in their time …

Church Online Giving

Church Online Giving (updated Jan 2016)

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The following is our most current thinking on what are the best online payment services for Churches. Online Giving Selection Criteria The criteria we used to select these payment services are: Easy to setup – setup within one day, hassle free No setup fees No monthly fees Low transaction fees / simple billing 100% cloud based – can do all signups online …

ChurchBuzz produces mobile responsive websites

Mobile Responsive Church Websites now REQUIRED by Google

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Attention Church! Starting April 21st, 2015 Google is requiring that any website that wants to show up in mobile search results BE mobile responsive. Google’s mission is to provide the best search results for all users. So if someone performs a Google search from their mobile device (and over 50% of Google searches are now from mobile devices) it only …

Cloud Tools for Churches Workshop

Workshop: Cloud Tools for Churches and Nonprofits

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This upcoming workshop is designed for those who manage or help to manage your technology—including your admin staff, youth director, pastor or marketing guru. Anyone who wants to learn about the latest free and low-cost tools to help keep things running smoothly should attend.