For a low one-time fee of $75, we will install one of the following Premium WordPress websites on your account. You also receive a 1 hour telephone training session with a Level 3 technician. Extra training can also be arranged. Each prebuilt website comes preloaded with tons of features that will help make your website a success. You can select this option when signing up for a new account or if you are current customer by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note this setup fee is in addition to the normal hosting fee. These are not part of the free website builder.
Flexibility. Want to connect to a service (like Twitter or Facebook or you-name-it)? There’s a plugin or widget for that. Customize your site with one of over 15,000 available plugins. For example, you can add services like Facebook and Twitter, include an event calendar, even export your sermons as an iTunes podcast.
Search Engine Optimization (SEO). Google indexes WordPress sites easier than many other sites. In fact, Google praised WordPress for being a fantastic choice for SEO. Other sites, especially those that run on flash, are much harder for search engines index.
Scalability. Churches plan on growing. WordPress sites can easily expand with the size of your congregation. You can add unlimited ministry pages with no additional cost.
Security. Since it is Open Source, the developers at WordPress are continually pushing out security updates (which almost self-install), plus it has outstanding spam protection through Akismet.
Appearance. With WordPress Themes, you can switch to one of literally tens of thousands of free and premium Themes available online (or design your own) quickly and easily.
Control. Change the appearance and features of your theme whenever and however you desire.
The first experience a visitor has with your church is often through your website. When searching for a congregation, people no longer turn to the phone book, they go to Google. This means that the first impression you make on a visitor isn’t made by an usher, it’s made by the usefulness of your website. Everything from placement of contact information to quality photography is now extremely important.
WordPress makes it easy to do this. In fact, nearly 15% of all websites are powered by WordPress! It’s extremely reliable, secure, and can be extended to just about anything.