Make sure you have your key information to hand


After working through the previous section of the guide on gathering information, you will have compiled a number of images and text ready to copy and paste into place, as you work through this section of the guide. Before you begin, check you have the following:

  • Images for all sections of your website, including logo and favicon
  • Your Site Basics
  • A list of locations
  • Details for key Churches in each location
  • Details for key Community Groups in each location
  • Details for key people
  • Roles for key people in each church or community group
  • Details for key activities
  • A list of people who will be maintaining the content on the website
  • A regular service pattern
  • A list of email addresses, with associated passwords, to transfer or create

Click here to download a Word Document, to help with information gathering
Safety First

1. Secure Your Site

To make your site secure, you'll need to add at least one new administrator, and then delete the default administrator.

Simply follow the steps below, by clicking on the numbers or the arrows at the top of the box.

Getting Your Building Materials to Hand

2. Images

You should have prepared a folder on your PC, full of lovely images of smiling people and all that you want to show visitors to your website. Getting those images uploaded at the outset, in one block, will help ease the rest of the process of setting up your site.

NB There are FOUR special images, which you have to upload in a different way, described in the next section. These are the logo, favicon, welcome image and worship image. You might want to put images that belong to these categories in a separate folder on your PC.

Laying the Foundations

3. Entering site basics

There is some basic information you need to frame your new website. Simply follow the steps below to get the ball rolling.

Note that steps 3-7 are all optional.

Placing the Cornerstones

4. Inputting Locations

Building the Structure

5. Inputting Churches & Community Groups

Now we get into the meat of the build - adding all your churches and community groups, so each one has their own home page.

The process of adding details is identical for churches and community groups. Just follow the steps below.

Moving the People In

6. Who's Who?

Inputting details for members of your core team to appear on the Who's Who home page for your group.

Assigning Roles Within Churches or Community Groups

7. Who Does What?

Assigning people who only have roles in a specific church or group in a specific location to appear in the home page for that church or group.

Completing the Build

8. What We Do

Global Activities

Creating pages for Church actvities such as Weddings, Youth and Outreach.

Localised Activities

Creating pages for actvities associated with a particular church or group, such as bell ringing or flower arranging.

Recruiting Caretakers

9. Add More Website Content Managers

If you have more than one web user, who will be managing content on your site, you may as well add them now, while you're in the right place.

Go to Setup pages, and click on Web Users. The New user form will appear.

Enter a username and password of your choice. Make sure you select "admin" user level from the drop-down list. Enter the name you wish to be displayed when you login.

Finally click on Add Website user.

Repeat for all Administrators you need to add.

Finishing Touches

10. Regular Pattern of Worship

The regular pattern of worship will assist in populating your actual service rota, when it comes to keeping the content up-to-date.

Go to Setup pages, and click on Worship.

Being Connected

11. Emails

You can add individual and group email addresses, to be used with the ChurchNet mail server.

Go to Setup pages, and click on Emails.


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