Posts Tagged ‘tools’

Add Bible Verse Lookup to any Page

August 22, 2014
Nearly all of our clients are involved in Biblical work of one kind or another. Including scripture references, verses, and other Biblical content is extremely common. SiteOrganic supports many powerful third-party tools, including tools to extend the power of your spiritual study resources throughout your Website.  Did you know there is ...

Embed a Video on Any Page

July 28, 2014
Most churches put their videos on the media/sermons pages. This makes sense, because sermons normally comprise the bulk of the video you create. You can host those sermons directly on your SiteOrganic site, or you can embed them from third-party sites such as YouTube, Vimeo, or UStream. Video is About More ...

Should You Copy Ideas from Another Church?

October 25, 2011
If "imitation is the sincerest form of flattery", then copyright infringement lawsuits must be like love letters, right?  Not so much.  And even though churches aren't necessarily suing each other over this issue (well actually this one came pretty darn close), it's still prudent to think carefully before ...

10 Cool Things You Can Do With Google

October 14, 2011
Regular searching is so 2002. There a ton of nice little gems packed right into the search results page, so you don't even have to click on any of the result links.  Have you done any of these things with the trusty goog? 1. Check the weather. Just type "weather" ...

Reminder: is Your Domain Name About to Expire?

September 6, 2011
It's any pastor's worst nightmare, right up there alongside the one where you get up to preach and the entire congregation stands up to exit. Or the one where your church building is foreclosed, and auctioned off to an adult video store. Yes, it really can be that bad when your ...

Reminder: The Importance of Security on Your Church Website

August 25, 2011
This recent news story underlines the importance of entrusting your church Website to a partner who has strong security measures in place: This is also a good reminder to churches: don't host your own Website! Hackers are real, they are malicious, and they will target innocent ...

The True Cost of Open Source

August 14, 2011
Is free always better? Tough to say. In his book Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces that Shape Our Decisions, researcher Dan Ariely cites fascinating studies on the power of "free". In one experiment, customers were somewhat more likely to purchase a piece of candy if the price were ...

10 Ways to Just FIX IT!!! (Or, How to Talk to a Tech Support Person)

July 26, 2011
Let's start today with a pop quiz! Thinking about your most frustrating piece of technology (or web-based service), fill in the blanks: The worst thing about calling tech support is waiting on ___________________. Trying to send in a support ticket ___________ (always/usually/rarely/never) works. Reading the user manual usually helps me ______% of the time. When ...


June 8, 2011
A thing becomes obsolete for a few different reasons: Another thing comes along and causes us to think about our needs in a different way. Suddenly, the old thing just doesn't cut it. (See: iPhone) We get tired of the old thing for no good reason, and experience the urge to try something ...

Handling Negative and Inappropriate Comments on your Website

June 3, 2011
Churches are frequently hesitant to create true community out of fear. Fear that the wrong stuff will get posted on your site. And you know what? Their fears are well-placed. Find any Website that has had open comments or forums for a while, and I'll show you someone who has ...
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