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Too Many WordPress Sites To Manage? Try ManageWP

ManageWP is a great way to take control of all your WordPress sites and keep it up-to-date.

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Your Parish As The Light Of Christ Online

One of my favorite Catholic rituals is the candle lighting at the Easter Vigil.  A few years ago I witnessed this event in a somewhat large parish from a balcony.  The whole worship space was pitch black.  In comes the newly lit Pascal Candle down the main aisle.  Candles of those in the pews on [...]

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5 WordPress Plugins Every Parish Website Can Benefit From

I have really missed writing here.  A couple of projects, news of a coming grandchild, and just life in general has made it tough to find the time.  One of the projects I began working on is a new parish website for my parish.  I am not the greatest designer in the world and had [...]

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Notable Parish Websites

The Parish Website is becoming more and more common.  Most parishioners think the parish needs one, and most Pastors want one.  I’m a firm believer that every parish should have a website.  It’s my firm belief that the parish website’s purpose is to serve as a community hub and 24/7 extension of your parish office. [...]

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Cyberbullying: What Parents Need To Know And How To Prevent It

If you weren’t aware, October has been National Anti-Bullying Month.   When I hear the word “bully”, it sometimes seems harmless.  I picture that kid on the movie A Christmas Story.  The truth is that it’s not harmless.  In recent years it’s even been taken to another level with technology to what is now called [...]

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Should I Be On One Social Network or Several?: How To Choose a Social Network

I checked in at Google+ this morning and was surprised to see a user post that he just deactivated his Facebook account.  The question that immediately came up for me, “Why would he do that?”  As online social networking is evolving many are left wondering which one to use or use multiple services.  The other [...]

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To: The Romans From: St. Paul

As the conversation continues about technology and the Church, those advocating it’s uses encounter a lot of objections.  The objections interestingly seem to be pretty consistent.  It came up again last night in a phone conversation and today online, and a question has been going through my mind for a while now . . . [...]

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You Gotta: Understanding Why Tech Makes Sense In Catholic Parishes

I’m sure there are Pastors out there getting the constant barrage of “we gotta be on Facebook”, “we gotta be on Twitter”, “we gotta get a better website”, so forth and so on.  I’m also sure that many Pastors are also similarly asking “Why?” which is where the conversation is often taking a “nose-dive”.  I [...]

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Underneath the Hood of CatholicTechTalk

Underneath the Hood of CatholicTechTalk

Do you check out our website, follow us on Twitter, on Facebook, via an RSS feed, or do you just wait for the emails to come out?  Do you think there’s a team of people behind the scenes executing all these functions for you, the reader, trying to reach you on whatever social media venue [...]

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The New Facebook: Why I Like It

If you’ve stopped into Facebook within the past week or turned on the news, you’ve probably seen and heard about big changes to the service format and features.  You’ve probably seen opinions that range from extreme displeasure to not knowing what to think.  It seems strange that a free internet service causes such huge stirs [...]

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Why Is No One Reading Your Blog: The Importance Of Tagging

There’s been a lot of good discussion on Google+ lately in regards to Search Engine Optimization (SEO) for Catholics over the last week. Craig Berry then came out with a great post “Catholic SEO: A Failing Grade?”  When it comes to how search engines and discovery works on the internet a lot of people get [...]

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Listening To Your Parishioners Through Numbers: Understanding ‘Analytics’

As a manager for over 17 years, numbers have a great deal of importance to me.  The biggest lesson I’ve learned in regards to interpreting data is that numbers “tell a story” and they are a key means to “hearing” your customers.  The great thing about the internet is that a lot of data is [...]

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WordPress Features That Are Often Overlooked

WordPress Features That Are Often Overlooked

As you probably know, Wordpress is a robust blogging tool that is quickly becoming a favorite among bloggers. But with such a large offering of features and abilities, there are many that are often overlooked by even long-term users. Here are just a handful of those overlooked features and how you can start using them to boost your blog.

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Keeping It Grounded: The Role Of Tech In The Church

Keeping It Grounded: The Role Of Tech In The Church

When it comes to technology, we do a great job of telling people what they should get.  But we don’t often do such as great job of explaining why.   So we can tell Catholics and parishes all these great things they should get and do, but it’s time to back track a bit to [...]

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Anatomy Of A Blog: Creating a Great Parish Blog

Anatomy Of A Blog: Creating a Great Parish Blog

So you are thinking of creating a blog for your parish and not really knowing how to start or what to “blog” about.  Don’t feel like you are alone, we all started there.  The one advantage faith bloggers have over all other bloggers . . . an endless supply of content.  Ideas for blog posts [...]

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Tech Bits: WP Themes for Churches, Facebook better than Twitter, CatholicYouthMinistry.com …

Tech Bits: WP Themes for Churches, Facebook better than Twitter, CatholicYouthMinistry.com …

Useful stuff from around the web…

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Multi-lingual WordPress Sites

Does your parish website need to be available in more than one language? Our website needs to serve both the English speaking and Spanish speaking communities. If you use WordPress, there are a couple of ways to handle this issue. One is to use the WPML (WordPress Multilingual) to offer articles/pages in different languages on [...]

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Moving your blog? – Use a 301 Redirect

If you’re moving your blog or website from one domain to another, you you’ll want to retain your search result links and PageRank. Also, if people are using the old links, you want to redirect them to the new domain. Enter the 301 Redirect. Here’s a very simple redirect…just replace the contents of the .htaccess [...]

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