HTML-Based Church Website Solutions Compared

January 18, 2009 § 4 Comments

The following table summarizes key information from the various church website solutions I profiled yesterday. The top three (from my perspective) are:

Rank

Site

Features

Editing

Samples

Trial

High

CityGates

Powerful Web Publishing – CityGates

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Great Design – CityGates

Log In : DemoChurch

Low

OurChurch.Com

audio, video, prayer requests, eNewsletter, blog, calendar, donations, and an eCommerce shopping cart

Content Management Expert for

Samples – OurChurch.Com

Sample Site: Church Custom CMS Express

Med

vCHURCHES

Events

Staff

Sermons

Prayers

History

Photo Album

Recommended Links

Directions

Calendar

Groups

Forms

vCHURCHES Church Website Online – HowItWorks

vCHURCHES Church Website Online – Samples

Free 30 day trial– Contact Us

Low

Church Hub – Church Hub Powered Website

Church Hub – Church Hub Powered Website

Church Hub – WYSIWYG Editing

Church Hub – Testimonials

N/A

Med

ThisChurch.org

Church Website Hosting – ThisChurch Features

ThisChurch provides an online HTML editor to edit your website contents.

ThisChurch.org Testimonials

HighPoint Church of Brandon

Black River Baptist Church

ThisChurch Setup

High

www.webmedley.com

Webmedley Features

Hints and Tips – WebMedley Text Editor

Church Websites Case Studies

Free Trial of Templated Builder

Med

My Church Website

Features

Our web-based editor is so easy to use. It lets you edit text, add images, embed media, create links, and much more — all through simple-to-use tools.

Church Custom Designs ($3000)

N/A

Med

Ekklesia 360 : Church Content Management System

Content Management System

Our system allows churches to add new content to their site in a visual manner. What users see in their editing environment is what they will get when the content is published. Users have the ability to manipulate the arrangement, size, and look of content with the integrated WYSIWYG editor. It is as simple as using Microsoft Word.

Ekklesia 360 Case Studies

Demo Request

Med

ChurchCMS :: Home

ChurchCMS :: Features

Our specialized control allows you to make your content look the way you want. Any page in your site supports images, text, audio, flash and streaming video. To see more about this feature click here

N/A

ChurchCMS :: Sign Up

High

Elexio

Hosting Pac kages Elexio

With Elexio’s CMS you see your content and your website graphic design at the same time. You see the webpage as your visitors will see it and you edit the content right inside the graphic design.

Read more stories| Elexio

Welcome to Harbor Light – Home

Experience the tools for yourself!

Low

Finalweb

Finalweb Church/Ministry Package

N/A

Finalweb Site Samples

Finalweb

Med

MyFlock.com

MyFlock.com

MyFlock.com Online Web Editor

MyFlock.com Sample Sites

Demo Church

Med

Camnio.com

Camnio.com Features

Unclear

Camnio.com Sample Sites

N/A

Advertisements

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§ 4 Responses to HTML-Based Church Website Solutions Compared

  • pdstein says:

    I’d be curious to know the criteria you use when making your rankings? What did the sites you ranked high have that the others didn’t?

    • Dr. Ernie says:

      It was very unscientific, but I generally ranked sites higher that had:

      good aesthetics (both the site and their templates)
      demos
      broad features (calendar, photo albums)

      I also tended to rank more general solutions (e.g., just hosting, or full church management) lower, since that wasn’t my interest.

      I’d love for someone to turn this into a more formal and objective evaluation, say as a Wikipedia page.

  • sequoiagal says:

    Our church website (www.gpchurch.org) uses WebMedley. It has a lot going for it and is affordable.

  • camniomediausa says:

    Great Page, I noticed our page wasn’t in here. We are church website design company also named CAMNIO Media. Our website is http://www.camnio.com.

    We use CMS and our portfolio or sample page is on http://www.camnio.com/portfolio.html

    Great resources! Keep on blogging.

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