This project was a brand new website for New Testament Baptist Church, in Biloxi, MS
For the design, the main thing I had to go off of was a logo that was basically the same form it is now. Since i didn’t have the origonal, I was able to borrow the colors and find a similar font and went from there with the site design.
One of my goals was to make things as easy to navigate as possible. I accomplished this by linking pages in multiple areas including the main menu and footer menu, and also adding some quick navigation options using icons at the very top of every page, and just below the slider on the home page.
- Built with WordPress
- Mobile friendly design
- Theme: Virtue, by Kadence Themes, with a few minor CSS modifications.
Changes after launch
Since the website was initially launched we have made a few changed to add functionality and meet needs as they arise.
New Testament Baptist Church uses SermonAudio to publish audio recordings of their services.
For their purposes, it made more sense to just link to the church’s page on SermonAudio. But there were a few occasions where it they needed to link to a specific sermon in a page or post. For that I was able to find this plugin that allows you to embed the player from SermonAudio, into a page or post by pasting a link.
In early 2018 I noticed it had quit working, but I was able to trace the issue to SermonAudio enforcing HTTPs on their site, and made the necessary modifications to correct it for the site.
In 2018 New Testament began hosting a yearly conference. With this there was a need to have attendees register in advance. We decided to use NinjaForms to collect this attendees information. We were able to download the entries to a CSV file for head counts and contact info leading up to the conference.
After the initial year of the conference the need for a better mail delivery system became evident. To deal with the well known WordPress email issues we implemented MailGun, a pay-as-you-go email delivery service. Along with this, we started using MailPoet to level up the visuals of the emails and schedule newsletter updates for those who registered for the conference. This greatly simplified the process of communication by allowing us to automatically assign registrants to different mailing lists, based on the options they selected when registering. We were also able to know if emails were not received and/or not opened. This helped us know when and how to send out additional notices on social media.