Speaking of Clover

Dear Clover Classic, Does Your Church Website Sometimes Look Weird?

Posted by Joanna Gray on August 18, 2017

ATTN: CLOVER CLASSIC USERS -- we have good news to help you upgrade your website! [Note: those already using CS3 can ignore this warning.]

Does your website sometimes "go crazy"? Do the menus ever look like the menu in this image? If you're on Clover Classic, it's pretty likely Flash is causing problems for your website viewers and causing problems for search engines, too!

Because this issue is dependent on browsers (Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Internet Explorer) there's not much that Clover can do about it because there's no way to automatically override the browser settings. But YOU CAN fix it anyhow -- and FOR FREE!

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Topics: Clover Sites 3

Who Do You Call When You Need Church Website Help?

Posted by Samantha Decker on August 15, 2017

 

Question:

Who do you call when you need help?

Well, it usually depends on what kind of help you need. If it’s an emergency, you call 911. If you need advice, you probably call a friend. And if you need a little help with a product or service, you probably call that company directly, right?

But then what happens?

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Topics: Clover Sites, Clover Sites 3, Clover Give

ICYMI - Clover Events is Live! #SummerofClover and How to Win!

Posted by Joanna Gray on August 3, 2017


Maybe you saw the emails, but we're really excited so we want to make sure you know! We’re announcing a new way to share and promote events on your church website - we call it Clover Events

Whether it's a youth retreat, family picnic day, or any activity, people can now come to your website for new or upcoming information. Clover Events allows you to create a beautiful calendar,feature your special events, sort and search for them -- and display it all on your website in a clear and compelling way. 

Clover Events makes displaying your events as easy as 1, 2, 3.

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Topics: Clover Sites 3, Company News, New Feature

[Summer of Clover] New Features & Updates  |  Win a Prize Pack or a Free Site

Posted by Joanna Gray on July 25, 2017

This past winter, we released the first new feature for Clover Sites in a while. Have you been using Password Protected pages on your church website? Our developers have only picked up speed from there. They've been coding and testing and staging and we've had a team of you all (our Clover Sites customers) as Beta testers. And guess, what? We have more to announce over the coming weeks! 

This truly will be the Summer of Clover. We're up to lots of things and we'll have even more updates and improvements! And we're making it easy to win a Clover prize pack or even a free website! Read on to learn more. 

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Topics: Clover Sites 3

Is Your Church Website Mobile Friendly?

Posted by Samantha Decker on July 6, 2017

When it comes to accessing information online, think about the primary way you do it. What device do you use most often? When you need to find something fast or on the spot, what do you use?

If your answer isn’t your phone, we’re shocked!

In this day and age, people are using their phones for far more than communication. Phones have become one of the primary tools to access the Internet and find information when it’s needed.

With nearly 50% of all web browsing happening on phones and tablets, 

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Topics: Best Practices, Clover Sites 3

Five Resources To Help You Avoid Ministry Burnout

Posted by Joanna Gray on May 11, 2017

Few people work harder than church pastors and leaders. Y'all give your time, energy, and resources (and more) to a great cause. And it’s an incredibly important calling, that’s for sure!

But a job leading any kind of ministry can also be difficult and demanding on its leader. When your life’s work is ministry, it’s easy to sacrifice yourself for the sake of other people. And when that happens consistently over time, burnout is inevitable.

We love church leaders just like you and we value the work you do so much that we want to do everything we can to help you avoid ministry burnout.

The best leaders are healthy leaders.

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Topics: Best Practices, Clover Sites 3

The Greenhouse: An Inside Look at Your Church Website

Posted by Joanna Gray on April 25, 2017

 

When it comes to designing your church website with Clover, one of the most common concerns we hear is this:

I don’t know anything about web design or coding. How am I supposed to do it all for myself?”

Trust us, we get it! The thought of creating and updating a site with little to no experience all on your own sounds intimidating on paper. But you can also trust us when we tell you, there’s no simpler way to do it than with Clover Sites.

We created Clover to empower you as church leaders to have full ownership over your online presence.

Rather than have to pay thousands of dollars to a developer or waste time waiting for them to get back to you about changes, we wanted to make a way for you to do everything you needed to do with clarity and confidence.

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Topics: Best Practices, Clover Sites 3, Green Thumbs

5 Reasons You Should Try a Free Church Website Demo

Posted by Joanna Gray on April 12, 2017

 

Have you ever gone shopping for that perfect pair of jeans? You probably tried on pair after pair, studying the look and fit of each one before deciding on the best pair for you. Or you just buy a pair and hope it's right -- only to return and repeat the process.

Finding the best design for your church website is no different.

Every church has its own identity—a unique look and feel that is all your own.  And that means every church website should, too!

Designing a website is not a one size fits all process.

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Topics: Best Practices, Clover Sites 3

[New Features] Password Protected Church Website Pages & Updates to Caching

Posted by Joanna Gray on November 16, 2016

 

Do you know how brave your small group leaders are? They are opening their homes regularly to both friends and strangers. And they are more than willing to do so. Wouldn't it be great if your church website could help support them? Now you can!

With our new feature release, you can lock public webpages behind a password.

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Topics: Clover Sites 3

More Media Features Improvements

Posted by Joanna Gray on September 19, 2016

You've been asking and we've been coding!

As we build our development team up, they're only getting better and faster. Here's a quick update with some of the improvements we launched this month. It's been live for a short testing period. Initial results are great, it's working for those of you who have started using it.

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Topics: Clover Sites 3

Speaking of Clover

 

Here's what makes Clover Sites so great.

All of Clover’s (long list of!) features are specifically crafted for the church: 

  • All our websites are beautifully designed. 
  • Enjoy a stunning mobile experience.
  • Section-Based editing.
  • Get funding to do what you feel called to do. Integrate online giving into your Clover website.
  • The Greenhouse allows anyone to create and manage a website. 
  • Real, Genuine Customer Support.
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