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Hopefully people will find my series on building a church website for free (or pretty dang close to free) helpful and instructive. I think I covered the major bases necessary for you to build a highly functional self-hosted church website using WordPress. If you think there is something major I left out, let me know through a comment or an email and I will either add another post or just respond to you directly.
A few years ago, I had no idea what I was doing when I signed up for my first self-hosted website. I almost cancelled my account because I was so confused. But I persevered and have gained some valuable tools and skills for doing basic web building just by playing around.
For those of you who are skeptical, that would be my advice to you: just start playing around. Add stuff, delete stuff, see what happens when you take a line of code from one place and move it to another, adjust the values in the stylesheet, and try adding your own flair to your project (Mandatory disclaimer: always make sure you know how to put stuff back to normal in case you mess something up!). You will be surprised how quickly you learn. If that fails, there is always Google.
If both of those fail and you are just totally lost, email me and I’ll see if I can help or at least point you in the right direction. A web presence of some sort is mandatory for pretty much any organization or ministry, but it doesn’t have to cost much while looking good at the same time. Give it a shot, and let me know if I can be of any help.
Blessings on your ministry.