Church Web Design
As Christian churches continue to embrace the reality that an attractive online presence is key for connecting with members and extending their reach, the capability to post videos of sermons and other church activities is increasingly desired. While many platforms exist to host these videos, the most common is YouTube. As one of the largest… Read More »
Smartphones and tablets are quickly becoming a part of our daily lives, offering solutions for many of the things we do every day. Churches are also becoming aware of the potential positive uses that come with the use of these. With these technologies rapidly being used in the workplace, applications are being created to help… Read More »
Intelligent man was designed by our Creator. As Thomas Jefferson penned in the Declaration of Independence, “We hold these Truths to be self-evident, that all Men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness….”. The Creator designed man.… Read More »
You may be asking yourself what is Social Engineering and Phishing. In the past, hacking primarily consisted of your computer system being compromised in a way that the hackers could obtain sensitive information. Better security has forced hackers to take a new approach and that is where we get social engineering. Hackers now are looking for the easiest ways to hack people, and not just people’s computers. Social media has had one of the biggest impacts in social engineering because of how easily people share information via web sites like Facebook, Twitter, dating websites and even more personal accounts such as your healthcare provider and bank accounts. We will go through what measures you should be taking to protect yourself these days.
In choosing web hosting, oftentimes users will pick the easiest or most expeditious option. However, after spending some time with a web host or registrar, one may find that the tools they offer may not fulfill the proper requirements, or may find that the ideals of the company may differ. Most web hosting providers use specific types of advertising and marketing to appeal to a wide array of users, but many find this type of advertising offensive or in poor taste. In this case, we recommend migrating one’s website to a Christian Web Hosting Provider.
Writing a blog has always been a great way to reach out to your community. Blogs however, do not have to be a completely one-dimensional medium. Have you ever thought about posting a video as part of your blog or just wanted to share a great video with your community? If you have not, then you have an opportunity to improve your communications with your church members. A Vlog (Video Blog), can bring your online presence to a whole new level. If you’re looking to drive more traffic to your website or just build a great rapport within your church or community, then you should take the time to find the right video app for your website.
In today’s age, owning your own domain is quite easy. Even the smallest parish should have a web presence. Registering and setting up a domain for your church is also a simple-and-easy process. Your domain name is a significant part of your web identity, and having your own domain name is a great way to make accessing your website simple. Keeping this in mind, using a name your community will recognize is important and worth some consideration beforehand.
There is an internet vulnerability discovered recently that you can read about in the link below. This vulnerability affects most of the web sites on the internet today.
Truepath is taking action by applying a patch to prevent a malicious user from taking advantage of the vulnerability. The web server your web pages are on will be rebooted as part of the fix, which means you may notice your web page will be inaccessible for up to 5 minutes.
Truepath is your Christian web host, and we work round the clock to ensure your website is up and running smoothly.
Reaching out to your community via email is a well-worn method for connecting with one’s parishioners and church members. There are several methods of creating a mass database of emails and contacting them all at once, but between manually compiling a list and carbon-copying (CC’ing) each one and using a more structured solution, like a mailing list, there really is no choice. Mailing lists are a time-tested solution that continue to be a solid choice for dissemination of information, especially as it changes. It’s much simpler to be able to send an email with a few keystrokes to tell the community that the time or location of an event has changed, and with mobile email, this is often enough to completely reschedule the event. In addition to being a great solution to manage a list of users, mailing lists are also user-friendly for the creator of the list as well.
As anyone who has used email can tell you, spam – or unsolicited bulk email – can be scourge. We all can agree it’s a nuisance at best and it’s important to realize that even an otherwise innocent email can come off as “spammy”. The last thing your parish wants is to have its email or newsletters be considered as spam by a computer, or even worse, get marked as spam by one of your parishioners. Keeping a few simple ideas in mind, though, it’s easy to avoid having your emails or newsletters being confused as spam.