NEW Social Media Tips and Insights Video Training Series!

NEW Social Media Tips and Insights Video Training Series!
We’re Excited to Announce A New Video Training Series! Your video series host, Lacey Graham, has been on staff with the Georgia Baptist Mission Board since 2011 as a social media expert and web administrator. She manages our corporate website, social networks, e-store, event registrations, and specialty sites. Lacey is very knowledgeable when it comes to social networks and her training style is very easy to follow. In this training series she will be sharing practical tips that you can start using today! [Link to the Video Channel on YouTube] Already available for viewing: Social Media...
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How to Write Great Bios for Your Church Staff Page

How to Write Great Bios for Your Church Staff Page
A very common question I hear is, “What should we include in our staff page bios?” Great Bios are Extremely Important! When a first time visitor finds your church web site, one of the most important things they want to know is who leads the church. A large determining factor in deciding to visit your church (or not) is their first impression, of the pastor in particular, as well as ministry staff. Specifically, thy want to know what the pastor looks like (superficial, I know, but a reality), and what he appears to be like. Does he seem inviting and approachable?  This fact is also true...
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How to Set-up a Facebook Page for Your Church or Organization

How to Set-up a Facebook Page for Your Church or Organization
If you do not yet have a Facebook page for your church, business or organization then wait no longer. You can set-up a Facebook page quickly and easily in just a few minutes! All you need is a personal Facebook profile to set-up a Facebook Page for FREE. A friend asked me to help their church set-up a Facebook page and I thought it would be a good idea to do a quick screen capture so you can see just how easy the process is. (Please ignore the background noises in the audio. I borrowed a faulty mic and there are no retakes when setting up a live Facebook page…) Why have a Facebook page for your...
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FREE Web Real Estate to Claim Supercharges Search Engine Results!

FREE Web Real Estate to Claim Supercharges Search Engine Results!
Did you know that you have FREE web real estate just waiting to be claimed? If you have a church, non-profit or business with a physical address, it is very likely that it is already all over the web. To find out, all you have to do is search your business name on google. You will likely discover that there are multiple pages of results. Everything from maps to city pages. Did you know that claiming this real estate will improve your search engine results? Watch this video to learn how… So claim all that FREE web estate! Top places will include google maps, yellowpages, citysearch, yahoo, and...
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The Coffee Shop That Changed A Church

The Coffee Shop That Changed A Church
Today I have a very special book to tell you about by my friend, and noted author, Dr. Steve R. Parr. This one book could have a dramatically positive impact on your pastor and church. Let me tell you a bit about it with this challenge – Buy a copy (or register to win one below) and give it to your pastor as a gift. I believe he will be inspired by it. “The Coffee Shop that Changed a Church: Discovering the Net Effect” is the latest book from Dr. Steve R. Parr, just released in January. This is an Instructional book that challenges Christians in an entertaining way. As told in an...
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Twitter App Not Updating on WordPress? (Fix Tutorial by Brian Harris)

Twitter App Not Updating on WordPress? (Fix Tutorial by Brian Harris)
Have you noticed lately that the twitter feed on your WordPress web page has stopped updating? It’s not that unusual for Twitter to get overloaded and go down for a vast variety reasons. (It’s the only the site I can’t think of that has a really cool whale being carried by birds to illustrate that they are overloaded.) So the first few times I noticed it, I didn’t really put much thought on it. It wasn’t until a friend who is a daily blogger messaged me asking what I knew about it. I’m always up to a challenge so I started looking to see what the issue could be. I soon discovered that...
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Quick Tip: Grab the Vanity URL for Your Facebook Page

Quick Tip: Grab the Vanity URL for Your Facebook Page
I was sharing a few web tips the other day with a friend and in looking at her Facebook page I quickly realized that she did not yet have a vanity (personalized) URL set-up. This is something FREE and easy to do in just a few minutes. I’m referring to what you see in the browser’s address bar when you open a Facebook page. For example, I have a page for my non-profit DIRT Crew Student Ministries. If you click the following link my Facebook page opens and you can see my vanity URL in the address bar:  https://www.facebook.com/dirtcrew2001 (please visit and like!). Before I claimed my free...
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Where Can I Find the Best FREE WordPress Training?

Where Can I Find the Best FREE WordPress Training?
I began this series of posts to address the most common questions I get about WordPress. The four previous posts have done that – mission accomplished. So I will close this series with this final post that will hopefully be a springboard forward to answer the other 100 questions you have. Best FREE WordPress Training If a picture is worth a thousand words, how much is a video worth? I am one who learns best watching how-to videos and maybe you are too. I want to share with you two web sites where you can find some great WordPress training videos: WPbeginner.com is one of the best sites I’ve...
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Should You Backup Your WordPress Site?

Should You Backup Your WordPress Site?
Should You Backup Your WordPress Site? ABSOLUTELY! All free self-hosted web sites should have a back-up plan and ever more so when it comes to WordPress. Because WordPress is such a popular open source platform, there are many wonderful plug-ins, widgets and templates that we get to play with. In addition to all these fun toys, I love WordPress because it stays so current. As the web evolves, WordPress evolves right along with it. The continual evolution of WordPress drives the same in all the plug-ins, widgets and templates that we appreciate so much. What that means is we are continually having to do...
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What’s the Difference Between WordPress Posts and Pages?

What’s the Difference Between WordPress Posts and Pages?
When you start writing in WordPress you basically have two options. You can create a “Post” or a “Page”. The editors look almost identical and it does often cause people to ask, “What’s the difference?” Well, Tracey Holinka of Chaos To Clarity™ comes to the rescue with an infographic that answers with clarity. The bottom line is “Posts” are intended to draw attention, while “Pages” provide information. Please take a look at the following inforgraphic and if you still have a question or want to add your thoughts, please do so in the...
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