Before we jump right in, I wanted to share some big news with you: Clover Media is coming soon! What exactly does that mean? As part of our desire to serve you and your church with more than just a great church website, we've been scouring the internet for the best in church graphics and have partnered with Sharefaith to give you access to the best of the best in church PowerPoints, bulletins, flyers, newsletters, worship graphics, animation loops and mini-movies -- all available in a variety of formats. You probably have even more questions and we definitely have answers. Stay tuned in to the blog to learn more about church media in general, and the upcoming launch of Clover Media. Church media. Is it necessary? Worthless? Dangerous? Distracting? As a church, if you're spending your money and time on media, it’s perfectly appropriate to ask these kinds of questions. First off, what is “church media?” Essentially, it's anything that is a printed, projected, or visual medium of communication. “Church media” may encompass stage design, the sign out front, the printed bulletins, the pre-reel, the welcome videos, or the sermon PowerPoint.
In this social media era, one of my favorite things about the back to school season is that it means my feed is filled up with tons of old, awkward photos of friends in their school years.
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It’s always super exciting to welcome new people to your church staff. New team members means new life and fresh perspective coming into your church, and that’s always good news! And it means more help, which hopefully means less on your plate! It’s so important to remember that when you welcome new members to your staff, you want them to feel like they’re FULLY a part of the team as fast as possible.
It's robust, it's powerful, and -- best of all -- it's here! This summer, Clover Image Editor is being released in a BETA version! And we're so excited for you to try it out. Click here to watch the welcome video and see just how much you can learn to do with the new Image Editor! Full use of the Clover Image Editor is included in your Clover membership. Click the new Image Editor button in your Clover Greenhouse. You'll land in what we "in the industry" call an Artboard. Select what kind of file you want to open and get to work. There's a bit to learn, but (as always!) we're here for you on that front, too!
Parents know that there’s nothing worse than putting together toys for your kids. It may be the absolute worst thing about every single holiday: birthdays, Christmas, Easter, etc. Somehow there’s always something that needs to be assembled for your kid! It seems like it always comes with a million pieces and just a few confusing instructions. What’s worse? When you finally put it together, it seems like it breaks the first time your kid puts it to use! That’s why I made a decision this past Christmas to only buy something that I knew I could trust. I picked a brand that I knew wouldn’t let me down.
One of the best things about Clover is that you don’t have to be a tech genius or web design expert to use our platform. Because let’s be honest: nobody has the time to dive in and learn technical things like coding, analytics, and HTML. After all, that’s what our team is for! But believe it or not, there are some tech savvy things you can do to make your website function at it’s best all on your own.
It's that time again -- to announce a new feature on Clover Sites! The media statistics helps you know which of your media items are played most often. This can help you optimize what you share with your congregation and your community. As you learn which topics are popular, you can address those issues more often. Access the statistics panel by clicking straight to it from your Dashboard. This is already live on your site (if you're still on Clover Classic, check out how you can Transition FOR FREE to CS3. Is this your time to upgrade?) and it should pre-populate with some historical listening data. You'll now see an overview of your media stats.
We’ve officially hit the month of June and that means one thing: The NBA Finals are here! Okay, okay… maybe the month of June means two major things are on the horizon… Because what we’re talking about today is BIGGER than the match-up between Lebron and Curry. We’re talking about an event that is not just huge in June, it’s huge all year long...celebrating dads!
I want to interrupt your regularly scheduled blog programming to make this important announcement… Mother’s Day is coming! Consider this your official alert: it’s happening THIS Sunday, May 13th. And in case you didn’t know, Mother’s Day is a pretty big deal!
**Editor's note: If you are already using CS3, you know how great a Text Editor can be. If you're still using Clover Classic, this post is for you!** With the current version of Clover Sites, adding text to your website is as simple as possible. We take care of pretty much everything related to the design so you can literally just type and never have to think about the styling of your text (with the exception of things like bold, italic, and a couple options for text size). Check out the video below -- we explain everything!