Change your Subdomain name
Your ChurchSpring site is automatically set up on a
subdomain so you can update your website before updating your custom domain. Your subdomain website name has a default name of a series
of letters and numbers that is created when you become a ChurchSpring member. But what if you want to change that name? Easy! Just
follow these quick steps:Login to your ChurchSpring websiteClick on SettingsThe page will load to a “Website
Domain Information” page. Type in your desired subdomain name in the “Sub Domain”
text box. For example, you may prefer to use your Church Name such as woodmenvalley.churchspring.orgClick…
Add or remove sections with Blocks
The Blocks Feature is right up there with fried chicken and church potlucks. It simply makes life that much better!Blocks enables you to add as many templated sections, or blocks, to your website page. Choose from 10 different templated Blocks, such as Map, Contact Form, Sermons, Events, Text Blocks, Headline Blocks, or Text/Image Blocks.While your ChurchSpring site already comes with ready-to-go templated Page Styles, you now have the option to add new Blocks (or remove existing Blocks!) on that page to highlight events, integrate sermons, or include an easy way to add an image next to a paragraph.Getting Started: When…
How to Customize Your Church Website to Match Your Brand
Getting Started With Your New Church Website
How to Add Videos to Your Pages
Looking to add video to your pages?You're in the right spot! The ChurchSpring content editor makes it simple. Here are the steps involved in getting a video player embedded on your pages:1. Grab the video's embed codeVisit YouTube or Vimeo and copy the embed code for the video you want to insert. Usually you can copy the embed code by right clicking on the video and selecting the "copy embed code" option.2. Click the embed video icon on the content editor toolbar Navigate to the page in which you want to embed the video and click the content area to…
How To Submit A Support Ticket
When you signed-up for your ChurchSpring website, our team didn't simply disappear and leave you on your own! The support ticket section is something you may never need, but it’s nice to know that you can reach us if you ever have an issue that you can’t figure out!
No question is too big or too small! Clicking on the word “Support Tickets” in your Settings will open this section for you. You will see a box to your right with the words “Create Ticket.” If you desire to contact us, this is the best way! Fill-in the boxes requesting…
How To Use the Design Center
Your beautiful website comes with a default color palette and default font settings, but you also have the freedom to tweak these to match your desired church branding!How? Let me show you! Once you login to your website, you will see the access to your fonts and color palettes on the left side of your screen. It looks like a tiny square document with a gray box around it:Simply moving your cursor over the gray box will open the design center. By clicking on the arrows located on the sides of the fonts or color palettes, you will…
How To Use The Contact Form Template
The contact form template in your new page setup is almost identical to your Contact Us page, but the options for using it are endless! Let's walk through the steps of using this great resource...
Log-in as an Admin to your site, and hover over the title on the navigational bar where you would like to add a contact form.Click "Add A Page" and after typing your page title, select the Contact Form style as seen below.Click "Save & Continue."
All of the text on the Contact Form is editable - so make it fit your needs! The gray highlight…
How To Add An Event to Your Church Website
A big part of your church website will be your events page! You will want to post any event happening at your church… from weekly activities to monthly or quarterly events.
When you are logged-in as admin to your site, you will see “Events” in your navigation bar. You have to freedom to edit this title if you wish (ie: Calendar).
To add an event, begin by clicking on “Events” You might have already noticed that there is no “Add a Page” option for this section. All events are added using the same format.
Once the Events page is open,…
How to Add a Sermon to Your Church Website
Sermons are a great way to give visitors an up-close view of who you are. ChurchSpring has three options for loading a sermon onto your site - audio, YouTube or Vimeo! To load a video sermon on your ChurchSpring website, follow these steps:
Log-in to your ChurchSpring site.
Click on “Sermons” in the navigation bar.
Locate the “Add A Sermon” button on your left, and click.
A large gray box will open below the button. It will ask you to chose what kind of file you want to open: Audio, YouTube, or Vimeo. Click the video site you want.
How To Create A Slider
Website slides on your homepage are the perfect spot to highlight upcoming events, sermons, or extend a warm welcome to new visitors. Similar to billboards, website sliders should be short, an extension of your church brand, and in some cases, direct your visitors to another page within your site. In this article, we walk you through each step of adding, removing, editing, and rearranging your church website homepage slides.Getting Started
Your church website slides always live on your home page—that's the main page of your site.To edit a slide:Place your cursor over the slide so that it reveals the…
Google Analytics Integration
Not sure how many people visit your site? Do you want to know if the amount of people visiting your bulletins page is worth the time it took to make those updates? Is anyone listening to your sermons online? Google Analytics is a powerful tool that helps you answer those questions and many more. Google Analytics lets you measure the number of unique visitors to your site, track the most popular pages, see how long your visitors stay on each page and so much more. The information you gain from Google Analytics will help you decide what changes need to…
How to setup online giving on your ChurchSpring website
Setting up online giving doesn't get easier than this!
ChurchSpring supports all giving services on the web! Our flexible giving page allows you for full customization and setup can be a accomplished in just seconds! Follow these simple steps to get your giving service connected to your ChurchSpring website:
Login to your ChurchSpring websiteHover over the "give" button at the top right of your screenClick the toggle button to turn on giving!
It is really that simple! Once you toggle giving on, you will be redirected to your new giving page where you can now customize the content and buttons.…
Custom Domain Setup
The term “custom domain” can be a confusing
term to the average Joe.
What is it? Why do I need a custom domain? How is
this even related to my ChurchSpring site?
We’ll get you up to speed on what
a custom domain is and guide you step-by-step to updating your custom domain.
What is a Custom Domain?
custom domain is the URL or website address where you can find your
non-ChurchSpring website. For example, if you had a website before your
ChurchSpring site, it’s probably the URL you type in to find your church