Cupcake Baptist Church

Website Development

Project Overview

We develop your new website in stages. As we complete each section, we’ll ask for sign-off, allowing us to move to the next stage.

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Structure

Focus is on the menus/pages (which are included, what are they named, and in what sequence do they appear?) and on the homepage (what info needs to be featured).
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Design

Focus is on setting the colors, typography and other visual settings. A homepage look will be offered, along with 2-3 interior page layouts.
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Build-Out

Using the structure and design decisions, we add the full set of pages and format content. Having content for interior pages is critical to the progress of site development.
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Wrap-Up

Now it’s time to add extra features included in your project, including forms, e-commerce/donations, member area, calendar, etc. We also add a few news posts and sermons at this stage.
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Training

If your project includes training, we provide access to a training video. Logins are provided for those who will be making edits. Edits should be limited to TEXT EDITS only until after launch.
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Launch

Launch is a process, and can take as much as a day or so to roll out across the Internet. We will need your domain name admin area login in order to launch your site.

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Client Resources

  • Link to SM/HG v1
  • Link to SM/HGv2
  • SmugMug Gallery Upload Link
  • Link to Dev Site
  • Agreement (version w/o prices)
  • List of Optional Add-Ons
  • Church Photo Guide

Getting Started

*form asking for admin login for domain name and where email is managed

Structure

*form asking questions about site structure and homepage

Somewhere I will post a proposed SM/HG for them to consider.

*form allowing client to give feedback on proposed SM/HG

I will post revised version of SM/HG for them to consider.

*form allowing client to give feedback on proposed SM/HG v2, OR to give approval and move to next step

Design

Somewhere I will post dev site link for client to view.

*form allowing client to give feedback on dev site design

I will make design revisions and alert the client.

*form allowing client to give feedback on dev site design v2, OR to give approval and move to next step

Build-Out

*form allowing client to give upload Word doc containing copy AND/OR option to list pages where migration is approved.

I will post a tentative date that I’ll have site built-out.

Wrap-Up

*form asking folks for info specific to their unique project such as embed codes, links, and logins needed in order to activate site features such as calendar, giving, members area. Form will also ask for 2-3 Latest News posts and up to 5 calendar events

I will post a tentative date that I’ll have site wrapped-up

Training

Training info will be provided

Launch

Frequently Asked Questions

*knowledgebase

Design

Hosting

Will my new site be secure?
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How do I find the admin login for my domain name?
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What rollback (backup and recovery) options exist with Faithlab?
The server does a daily backup and keeps these for a month. We can roll back to a given date as needed. Also, WordPress and Divi both have revision systems that allow you to roll back to earlier content or design versions for a given post, page or module.

Content

I'm preparing new content for my site. What's the best way to do this?
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Will I be able to easily update my new site?
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How do you recommend we go about photo releases?
We have a general photo-release form that you can use to collect signatures. We often recommend that churches select a well-attended children’s event (like VBS or an Easter egg hunt) to make these forms available. This way you’ll have the best chance at getting signatures all at once. Our sample photo/video release form is attached. Feel free to use it/customize it however you’d like! **LINK TO FILE

Features

I want to offer livestream on my site. What do you recommend?
We recommend using any of the established third-party provides such as Facebook, Youtube or Vimeo Live for live-streaming services. We can either link to or embed your livestream, based on the livestreams permissions.
How do I offer sermon audio or podcasts on my new site?
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I found a plugin for my new site. Can we use it?
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I'd like to switch giving platforms. What do you recommend?
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I'd like to use Events Calendar Pro on my new site. How do I get started?
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