Having a website for your church does not have to be expensive or incredibly complicated. If you are thinking about creating a website for your church or looking to change platforms you use, consider consulting with our diocesan Communications Coordinator about what might be the best fit for your needs.
WEBSITE Design tips
- Seven Whole Days has a series of posts on church websites: Thirteen Commandments for your website, Make great websites for cheap! How to Kill Your Church by Misusing the Internet
- Beginners Guide to SEO
- WordPress: customizable templates, lots of plug-ins, mobile friendly. New Song, Coralville and Christ Church, Clinton are currently using WordPress. Can include custom domain name. You can use a site like MintThemes to customize premium WordPress themes. Trinity, Iowa City uses MintThemes.
- Squarespace: Easy to use, customizable and flexible templates for a contemporary, mobile friendly look. This site is built on squarespace.
- Google Sites: Free to use, limited templates and customization. Trinity, Muscatine is using Google Sites.
- Weebly: St. Luke's, Fort Madison and St. Paul's, Grinnell use Weebly
- Ekklesia360: specializes in church websites. The Cathedral Church of St. Paul uses Ekklesia360.
- CloverSites: Specializes in church websites. A large one-time fee and $25 per month includes automatic updates, unlimited storage, pages and media. St. Peter's, Bettendorf uses CloverSites.