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A great looking new website does not have to break the bank!

Written by Mark Steinbrueck


Last year when OurChurch.Com made the switch from using Joomla to WordPress for custom websites, St. Paul Lutheran Church in Caledonia, MI took the opportunity to go with a completely new look and new content.  So how did they do this and still stay within budget?

  • Used an existing WordPress theme.  When building a new website, many churches like to have a design that is completely unique and custom created from scratch.  However, this increases the cost of the website.  For those who have a tight budget, going with a pre-existing, professionally designed WordPress theme is a great solution.  There are so many good designs that are already made; sometimes it is not necessary to start from scratch.  In fact, OurChurch.Com took some basic guidelines provided by St. Paul, searched for designs that met the criteria, and presented them with several design options.  All St. Paul needed to do is pick their favorite.
  • Get the only the functionality you need now.  St. Paul knew exactly what they wanted in a new website and made sure that only the functionalities they needed immediately were included in their new site.  This saves time and money from the development process.  And because the new website is built using WordPress, it is easy to add more functionalities later.
  • Enter the content themselves.  Part of the cost of the development of a website is having the developer enter content into your website for you.  At OurChurch.Com we will enter the content for you; however, if you want to save some money and add the content yourself, we are fine with that.  OCC provides training to all of our WordPress clients so they are able to add and modify the content of their website whenever and as often as they would like.  All at no additional cost!

You can read more about OurChurch.Com’s custom web design services by clicking here. If you are interested in discussing how OurChurch.Com can help you achieve your mission online, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

We invite you to visit the website of St. Paul Lutheran by clicking here.  Please let us know what you think about their websites by posting a comment below.

About the author

Mark Steinbrueck

Mark Steinbrueck is President and Co-founder of OurChurch.Com. He is a member of Generations Christian Church, a husband and father of 3. He is a huge Cardinals baseball fan and bleeds Garnet and Gold. Find on Google+.

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