1 00:00:00,000 --> 00:00:06,175 2 00:00:06,175 --> 00:00:08,970 Sarah Gibb Millspaugh: Hi, I'm Sarah Gibb Millspaugh, 3 00:00:08,970 --> 00:00:12,480 the outreach associate for Digital Ministries at the UUA. 4 00:00:12,480 --> 00:00:15,290 And I'm here to introduce you to an exciting new tool 5 00:00:15,290 --> 00:00:17,580 for building your congregation's website. 6 00:00:17,580 --> 00:00:22,320 It's a WordPress theme made just for Unitarian Universalist 7 00:00:22,320 --> 00:00:23,290 congregations. 8 00:00:23,290 --> 00:00:24,880 If you don't know about WordPress, 9 00:00:24,880 --> 00:00:26,760 let me tell you a few things. 10 00:00:26,760 --> 00:00:29,990 It's a platform for building websites. 11 00:00:29,990 --> 00:00:32,960 And it's a website creation tool. 12 00:00:32,960 --> 00:00:35,630 It's free and open source. 13 00:00:35,630 --> 00:00:38,120 It's super easy to use. 14 00:00:38,120 --> 00:00:39,830 WordPress currently powers something 15 00:00:39,830 --> 00:00:42,710 like 20% of the web world wide. 16 00:00:42,710 --> 00:00:45,790 The outreach office partnered with Christopher Wulff, a UU 17 00:00:45,790 --> 00:00:50,330 Seminarian and web developer, to create this new WordPress theme 18 00:00:50,330 --> 00:00:52,720 just for UU congregations. 19 00:00:52,720 --> 00:00:55,480 The theme does much of the technical and design work 20 00:00:55,480 --> 00:01:00,820 for you, so that you can focus on making your content awesome. 21 00:01:00,820 --> 00:01:02,310 Check this out. 22 00:01:02,310 --> 00:01:08,710 Right up front you see your next worship, where you are, 23 00:01:08,710 --> 00:01:13,060 and how to get there, attractive, 24 00:01:13,060 --> 00:01:19,500 interactive boxes, testimonials, where members talk about what 25 00:01:19,500 --> 00:01:25,850 makes your congregation special, and inside, a staff widget that 26 00:01:25,850 --> 00:01:28,730 organizes your staff listing beautifully, 27 00:01:28,730 --> 00:01:31,000 a services widget that advertises 28 00:01:31,000 --> 00:01:34,380 your services before they happen, and archives 29 00:01:34,380 --> 00:01:38,610 your services when they're done with text, audio, and video 30 00:01:38,610 --> 00:01:39,110 after. 31 00:01:39,110 --> 00:01:41,270 And that's not all. 32 00:01:41,270 --> 00:01:45,280 We help you with your menu, your words, and your images. 33 00:01:45,280 --> 00:01:47,000 We've got language that you can use 34 00:01:47,000 --> 00:01:49,990 to describe Unitarian Universalism and some 35 00:01:49,990 --> 00:01:52,920 of the basics about our communities and ideas 36 00:01:52,920 --> 00:01:55,410 about what you could write on each page. 37 00:01:55,410 --> 00:01:57,630 Why should every congregation struggle 38 00:01:57,630 --> 00:01:59,130 to write this on their own? 39 00:01:59,130 --> 00:02:02,590 We've got a menu and a structure that's 40 00:02:02,590 --> 00:02:06,640 intuitive and helps people find what they need fast. 41 00:02:06,640 --> 00:02:09,810 And while we can't give you pictures and images, 42 00:02:09,810 --> 00:02:11,590 on the themes documentation site, 43 00:02:11,590 --> 00:02:14,230 we give you a list of images that you 44 00:02:14,230 --> 00:02:16,720 can take that will go great with each page. 45 00:02:16,720 --> 00:02:19,420 You can customize so much of your site. 46 00:02:19,420 --> 00:02:22,790 The theme gives you just enough structure 47 00:02:22,790 --> 00:02:26,390 to build an awesome website but enough flexibility 48 00:02:26,390 --> 00:02:29,832 to fit the personality and the size of your congregation. 49 00:02:29,832 --> 00:02:31,540 Here's the reason this theme was launched 50 00:02:31,540 --> 00:02:32,830 by the outreach office. 51 00:02:32,830 --> 00:02:36,460 In this digital age, websites are the first point 52 00:02:36,460 --> 00:02:41,560 of contact for just about anyone checking out your congregation. 53 00:02:41,560 --> 00:02:44,560 Let's show the world how wonderful we are. 54 00:02:44,560 --> 00:02:49,600 Check out UUATheme.org to learn more and get started. 55 00:02:49,600 --> 00:03:01,526