A question I get asked a lot is “which website builder should I use?” To help you decide, we’re going to consider the pros and cons of a few builder types. In this post, we are considering drag-and-drop website builders such as Wix and Squarespace, static site generators like Hugo and Jekyll, and “Headless” Content Management Systems like Contentful and Prismic.io.
A question I get asked a lot is “which website builder should I use?” To help you decide, we’re going to consider the pros and cons of a few builder types. In this first post, we are considering building a website in raw HTML, using a desktop website designer, and using a traditional Content Management System or CMS, like WordPress or ExpressionEngine. Next week, we’ll consider some newer types of website builders, like drag-and-drop platforms such as Wix and Squarespace.
Most people have a little more experience with what’s involved in building a physical structure like a house than they do with building “virtual structures” like websites. So to help explain the components of a website, let’s use the different layers of a house as an analogy.
Digital ministry should support real-world ministry, not be a separate silo competing or running in parallel to it. That means that your digital ministry strategy should look a lot like your real-world ministry strategy: you should be pursuing many of the same goals, trying to reach many of the same people, and attempting to engage them in many of the same ways, just through a different channel.
On Friday, President Trump signed an executive order banning all refugees from entering the United States for 120 days, indefinitely blocking refugees from Syria, and ordering that anyone from 7 Muslim-majority nations be prevented from entering the United States for 90 days. This order appears to affect both new arrivals and those already legally approved to be in the United States who may be abroad temporarily.
If you fall into any of these categories, know that many Americans stand with you and are willing to help. In particular, here are some online resources that may be helpful for you in navigating this new executive order:
To keep your website safe for everyone, you need to establish rules like any institution would. This is not dictatorial, it’s part of living in community.
For churches, nonprofits, and other mission driven organizations considering what platform they should use to create their website, understanding the power of the WordPress community is key to understanding why WordPress is a great choice.
On May 1, 2015 Dave Golberg, CEO of SurveyMonkey, died in a tragic accident. His wife, Sheryl Sandberg (COO at Facebook), recently wrote a beautiful essay on grief. If any of you are ministering to a grieving family, preparing for a funeral, or speaking with a community that has suffered a loss this week, there […]
Having a secure password is the single most important thing you can do to keep your internet accounts safe. But remembering long, complicated passwords is hard. John Oliver and Edward Snowden show you an alternative: using passphrases that you can remember but a computer is going to have a very hard time guessing.