Update WordPress and keep out the nasties!

It’s not been a great week for many people (churches included) whose sites are running on WordPress. After the disclosure last week of a vulnerability in the core version of WordPress, – nearly 1.5 million websites have been defaced. You might even have been one of them! But here’s thing – it’s a thing that would…

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Is your Church’s ‘underwear’ dirty? Find out in 30 secs!

In a previous blog we talked about the serious issue of ‘computer hacking’ – when someone unauthorized to do so, gains access to your computer website. It’s a serious issue because this unauthorized person will be able to make changes to the material found on, and functioning of, your website. And it’s not just happening…

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Church website sliders? Use with caution.

Try to remember the last 10 websites you visited. Chances are most of them had a ‘slider’ at the top – an automatic, moving slideshow or image carousel. Did you like the slider? Did you pay attention to it? If you did, you are in the 1% of people who do. Let’s think more about…

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10 Tips for zooming into online church meetings (Part I)

Why do you hold church meetings? To transfer information? Consider texting or sending an email instead. To socialize? Nice, but team-building activities are more effective…and more fun. That leaves situations where you and your church team really do need to brainstorm, discuss, and come to some decision. OK, a meeting it is. But everyone doesn’t…

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Church Website Launch? Nobody cares

Old school website upgrade: design, develop, test, reviews / feedback, design, develop, etc. ending in a (ta-da) “launch date”. Current thinking: Go for the soft launch. It used to be that people saw websites as more static, less fluid. So, it made sense to try to get them as perfect as possible before putting them…

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Road Runner

According to the Google ranking algorithm, faster websites get better positions. That means, a speedier website will get you closer to #1 in the search results. In addition, slow websites frustrate computer users. 47% of consumers expect a web page to load in 2 seconds or less – and 40% of people abandon a website…

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Church Feign?

Envision a meeting place full of like-minded individuals who are eager to share their knowledge, experience, and life-lessons so that YOU can fulfill your God-given passion. Such a place is Fruition Lab. Recently, I attended the 2nd Fruition Lab meetup in Berrian Springs, MI. I was able to connect with some top marketers who happened…

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Why communication isn’t a person thing. It’s a core strategy

The corporate world has been in the ‘communications business’ for years. The church world is just beginning the acquaintance. As Darrel Girardier puts it, churches often have a knowledge gap about communication tools and how best to put them into practice. As a corporate communicator now church communicator, Girardier has a rare perspective. His excellent…

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