What makes MinistryCraft the right fit for you?
MinistryCraft.com uses software that is built for your ministry website or church website. There is a strong emphasis on security that is ever expanding in features and functionality. Sure, many ministry website management software companies provide a way to upload your media (images, video, audio, podcasts, documents), create online forms, allow you to process online payments, market your website, but MinistryCraft.com as a service is designed to not only give you those expected features (and more) but to make sure you know how to use them effective for your website.
We believe that your church website's content and usability is what makes a great website. Having a professional front-end design and being able to manage your content should be expected. That is where MinistryCraft.com shines.
Beautiful & feature enriched front-end websites is our goal! Powerful and feature enriched back-end websites is our service.
You should always be proud of your website. Having a professionally designed site makes it a pleasure to show-off your website. You have a say on what your website looks like. We want to make sure the website you start with is what you want!
Content Management System
Easy to use, flexibile and very powerful and feature rich. What more do you need?
Adding pages and making changes to those pages is where you will spend most of your time on your website, this is why we made sure the website editor is much like using a simple word processor with a website flavor.
You can easily add just about any type of resource you want on your webpages. You can link or embed youtube.com videos (or other types of videos), documents (pdf, word, excel, etc.) or hyperlinks (of any type) to anywhere.
Anyone can manage their website without being a programmer. If you know HTML or CSS, you can take advantage of the power of the editor.
Manage your website from anywhere as long as you have an internet connection. Use any current browser (we recommend Google Chrome). You just sign in from anywhere to make your changes.
The editor is a WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) editor. As you make changes and hit SAVE (permanant) or APPLY (temporary), you can see the result immediately so you can make sure your webpages look just like you like them to look.
Ever wish your website content would not show up till the date & time you are ready, no problem. You can specify the date/time (down to the second) when you want content to START showing on your website and you can specify the date/time (down to the second) when you want your content to STOP showing on your website.
If you like, you can put in useful keywords, descriptions, robots and authors (metadata information) for pages & menu items.
Powerful Components, Modules & Plug-Ins
There are no limits on how many media players you have on your website. Each sermon can have it's own player (if you like).
It's easy to podcast with our podcasting component.
Ever wish you could just add your content and your website would be smart enough to populate the page(s) for you... well you can in the MinistryCraft.com system.
Easily embed (or link) to your Google Calendars, use the built in powerful Calendar module. Either way, it is easy to manage your online calendars to keep your site visitors updated with current information.
Sometimes you have information on your website you don't want just anyone to see, no problem with MinistryCraft. You can password protect any webpage. You can also require users to register before getting access to private (hidden) content. This works great for providing members information "for their eyes only".
Asking the right questions on a website is critical. Allowing members to register for your events and services is essential to any functional website. The powerful forms tools is easy to use and feature enriched.
After a form is completed:
Use your forms:
Have images from your mission trip and wish to upload them easily and quickly to your website and have the website automatically populate the pages for you in an attractive format? MinistryCraft sites have this capability. Wish you had the type of image transitions/slides/fades you see on commercial sites, of course you can do that in your MinistryCraft.com powered website.
Easily add links to any social networks you use. It's easy.
Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
Every word, menu on every page you create is search engine (google, yahoo, bing) friendly. Your website page titles become your search engine friendly URLS to raise your search engine ranking. Keywords are fully customizable by you at anytime per page or menu item.
Storage, Backups & Statistics
With that much storage, you can store thousands of images, a whole year's worth of sermons (audio) and so much more. You will never have to worry about running out of space.
Backups occur each day and you never have to worry about them. Each backup is stored in a secure environment on Amazon S3 and/or Rackspace cloud servers. Over the past seven years, we have averaged a 99.98% uptime.
Each website comes with advanced statistics, from page hits, unique visitors, what browsers visitors are using, to where in the world they are located and so much more. For users who want to use Google Analytics for additional statistical data, it is easy to integrate Google Analytics into your website.*
You always have 24/7 access to our Help Desk full of helpful articles, video tutorials (http://www.youtube.com/MinistryCraft), free downloads, and the ability to create a support ticket, plus you get phone support during our regular business hours.
* Google Analytics component is added per your individual request.