There are two more crucial components to the jigsaw once you’ve thought about the goal of your website and the resources you may dedicate to it from the church website builder: functionality and transferability. Let’s discuss what you should know about both of these choices.
Functionality. This is where you put all of your responses to the questions about the functions and aesthetics of your website that were asked in the earlier parts.
Mobile-responsive. Since most users search on their phones, Google penalizes websites that don’t work well on mobile devices. So it makes sense to select a “mobile-responsive” platform when looking at website builders. We’ve ensured that all the media described in this article are mobile-responsive because this is such a crucial factor.
Sermon/Podcast Capability. Your regular attendees want to be able to catch up, and new folks are interested in learning what your sermons are like. Check out their video and audio platforms once you’ve reduced the number of possibilities you have. After you’ve uploaded several large files, please pay special attention to whether or not they charge for further data storage.
You are giving or Payment Choice. An online tithing option is crucial for your website since an increasing number of individuals are banking, shopping, and making donations online. You can choose a builder with an integrated donating platform or use third-party tools. Before choosing which product your church should use, please remember that most payment processing systems charge a fee based on the number of donations received.
Transferability. If you decide to switch website hosts or builders in the future, transferability refers to how simple it will be to move your material from one website to another. Most churches won’t have a problem with this; after all, changing web hosts might harm your rating with search engines, so you shouldn’t take it lightly.