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  1. jwildcat

    jwildcat Thread Starter

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    I am trying to build a site for a very small church. They want to be able to put their sermons on the website for anyone to hear. What would be the best way for me to fix the site where they could put the sermons on the site? They know very little if anything about computers. Thanks.
     
  2. dvk01

    dvk01 Moderator Malware Specialist

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    the simplest way is to use wordpress & have a couple of users who are allowed to post to it with the sermons, either in text form or as a recording

    once set up, it needs no knowledge on how to upload to it, except the ability to type and press an upload button
     
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    Thanks, I will try that. Good idea!
     
  4. colinsp

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    There are some Church specific plug-ins for Wordpress that may help too.
     
  5. robobobo

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    Ye wordpres quickest and easiest, plenty of plugins and even Church themes available!
     
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    jwildcat, are you aware that there are two completely different versions of Wordpress? The .com and the .org version. The first one is only a blogging tool, which I would not recommend for building a classic website. The .org version is excellent. But for a complete beginner not that easy to set up. An alternative could also be a hosted website builder, which is generally easier to set up and maintain but of course they are not quite as powerful as Wordpress.

    Well, if you have any further questions, just let us know!
     
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    I disagree with this comment. A personally hosted Wordpress implementation is easy to set-up and get running. It then depends on the theme and plug-ins chosen as to how complex it is from there on. Wordpress does not need any knowledge of HTML or CSS for a simple site just like a hosted website builder so I feel your comment is misleading.
     
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    I agree that WordPress isn't that hard to setup. And if it is then there are plenty of web hosts that do WordPress hosting.
     
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    I'd be very interested if jwildcat can confirm this. If you find a web host that does a one-click installation then I would agree. But to manually install Wordpress is not an easy task for a beginner who doesn't know anything about FTP clients and database creation.
     
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    How about just an Email with a Link to a YouTube Video ???
    If there's music involved, You may have a problem with licensing.
    They can't be viewable by the public without licensing
     
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    Any host that provides cPanel usually provides Fantastico or Softaculos and both of those do a simple one-click install of Wordpress and many other similar scripts.

    I suggest you do a little more research before making sweeping inaccurate statements.
     
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