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Need ideas for Church Website Presentation

Postby daddy-o-p40 » Mon Apr 23, 2007 8:52 pm

Fellow LDSTechies-

I have been tasked with doing a Church website presentation for the various wards in our stake.

We are looking to motivate the members of the stake to take advantage of the resources the church has provided us with.

Will you kindly share your thoughts on what cool stuff I should cover? The neater the links/resources the better as we are looking to really raise some eyebrows.

Thanks in advance for your input!!
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Postby WelchTC » Tue Apr 24, 2007 9:00 am

I hope that you don't forget this Web site. ;)

Here is a short list to get things started:
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Postby russellhltn » Fri Apr 27, 2007 7:12 pm

Don't forget LUWS and how it has a calendar, announcements and current ward list.

Also I'd recommend "Serving in the Church". Specifically "Record-Keeping and Auditing Training" as it contains training videos.

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Postby daddy-o-p40 » Sat Apr 28, 2007 10:27 am

tomw wrote:I hope that you don't forget this Web site. ;)

Here is a short list to get things started:
Tom


FYI -- whenever we try to put http://www.josephsmith.net as a URL on our wards home page we get an error that states "You have put in an unauthorized URL."

I can see why we'd want to filter our non-church urls. But this is a church website. Can this be fixed?
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Postby WelchTC » Mon Apr 30, 2007 5:46 am

enriquer wrote:FYI -- whenever we try to put www.josephsmith.net as a URL on our wards home page we get an error that states "You have put in an unauthorized URL."

I can see why we'd want to filter our non-church urls. But this is a church website. Can this be fixed?

I'll pass that along to the folks responsible.

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Postby bhofmann-p40 » Mon Apr 30, 2007 7:04 am

enriquer wrote:FYI -- whenever we try to put www.josephsmith.net as a URL on our wards home page we get an error that states "You have put in an unauthorized URL."

I can see why we'd want to filter our non-church urls. But this is a church website. Can this be fixed?


I went to our ward web site and http://www.josephsmith.net is already listed in the OFFICIAL CHURCH WEB SITES section. I assume this comes from Church headquarters but it might be populated by the Stake. Do you not have it in the OFFICIAL CHURCH WEB SITES section of your site?

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Postby KathrynGZ » Mon Apr 30, 2007 9:58 pm

Enrique,

I thought about how I and other ward members use lds.org most. Here are some things that might be useful to cover:


  • The LUWS calendar--great for keeping up to date on ward and stake activities (of course, in order for the calendar to be useful, people have to submit events!! :) )

  • Specific resources for various auxiliaries under "Serving in the Church," including online lesson manuals. It makes getting the lesson material extremely easy. In addition, there are other helpful resources such as Teaching: No Greater Call.

  • The music site! It's amazing. You can look up any hymn or Primary song. You can play one part or all parts right on the computer. You can even transpose songs if you need them in a different key for choir, young children, etc.

  • The scriptures--I'd show them how to read, listen, search for words & phrases, check footnotes, and use the Study Helps such as the JST.

  • General conference archives--read, listen or watch.



Hope your presentation goes well!

Kathryn

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Postby russellhltn » Tue May 01, 2007 11:59 am

bhofmann wrote:I went to our ward web site and http://www.josephsmith.net is already listed in the OFFICIAL CHURCH WEB SITES section.


Yeah, you have to keep an eye on them. I'd had to remove a number of links that I've created when they suddenly become duplicates. :rolleyes:

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Postby thedqs » Wed May 02, 2007 10:40 am

RussellHltn wrote:Yeah, you have to keep an eye on them. I'd had to remove a number of links that I've created when they suddenly become duplicates. :rolleyes:


But doesn't having more links mean that the site is more important? :D
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Postby russellhltn » Wed May 02, 2007 6:03 pm

thedqs wrote:But doesn't having more links mean that the site is more important? :D


Normally Engineers like redundancy, but this is an exception. ;)


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