First things first, you’ll need to set up your general settings. Here is a brief explanation of the general settings that may not make sense to you at first glance. Of course you can come back and change your settings at any time.
To change settings, go to Settings in the Church Admin menu.
Email address for prayer request moderation
It is possible to require all prayer requests to be approved by a moderator before they are made public. If you opt to use a moderator you must provide the email of the moderator here.
Stop push notification and email send on content publishing
By default a push notifications and emails are sent to users when things are published. That behavior may be disabled by checking this box.
Admin approval of new users required before account given
Check this box if you would like to require Admin approval of new account requests. The alternative is allow the system to create new accounts automatically whenever a user requests one. The second option is more convenient but the risk is that spammers or persons with malicious intent may make an account on your system.
Redirect page after login by “subscriber”
This field allows you to specify a certain page on your site that serves as a home page to any users that are in the “subscriber” category. This gives the effect of having a separate site for “subscribers”.
Explanation for volunteer shortcode
When the volunteer shortcode is placed on a page a form is generated that allows the account holder to select ministries for which they would like to volunteer. However, it may not be obvious what the form is for. This block provides the ability to create a plain text or HTML based explanation that will be placed just above the form on the web page.
Acts of courage post type
The “Acts of courage” posts are meant to a testimonial of your evangelistic adventures. If you wish to use this feature on your site check this box.
Make acts of courage viewable by logged in users only
The “Acts of courage” testimonials may be set to be viewable publicly or only visible to logged in users. To keep them from being publicly viewable by anyone who visits your site check this box.
Message for Acts of Courage submission form
This is where you can create a plain text or HTML message to be displayed at the top of the “Acts of courage” submission form.
No Bible readings custom post type
The “Bible readings” custom post type is provided to enable your Minister/Pastor/Priest to publicize a Bible reading. Perhaps the passage for the upcoming teaching. Perhaps a Bible passage to encourage the church.
To disable this feature check this box.
No prayer requests custom post type
Check this box to disable the ability for people to request prayer.
Make prayer requests viewable by logged in users only
Should people’s prayer requests be viewable by the whole world (public)?
Check this box to ensure that only someone who has an account at your church website and has authenticated it by logging in can view other people’s prayer requests.
Message for Prayer request submission form
In this box you can create a message to be sent automatically to the person who requested prayer. This message can be in plain text or HTML.
GDPR message template
Many countries require that individuals must approve the storage of any of their personal information. GDPR is the European version of this requirement.
This box is provided for you to create the message that will be sent to a new user in order to confirm their approval of having their information stored by the Church Admin database.
Several variables are available that are helpful for personalizing the message.
Enter [SITE_URI] where you would like to place a link to your web site.
Enter [CHURCH_NAME] where you would like to display your church’s name.
Enter [CONFIRM_URL] where you would like to display a link to the page where the user can confirm what they will allow to be retained in the database.
Enter [EDIT_URL] where you would like to display a link to the page where the user can edit their account details.
Enter [HOUSEHOLD_DETAILS] where you would like to display the details about the account that is already stored in the database. This is the information that the user entered when they filled in the application for an account.
New User Email Subject
The system will automatically send an email to a new user once the Administrator has created their account.
Enter the text here that you would like to use as the subject for that email.
Created user email message template
This field is provided for you to create the email message that the system sends to new users.
This field can be plain text or HTML. Either way you have several variables available that are helpful for personalizing the message.
[SITE_URl],[USERNAME],[PASSWORD], and [EDIT_PAGE]
Enter [SITE_URI] where you would like to place a link to your web site.
Enter [USERNAME] where you would like to show the user their user name.
Enter [PASSWORD] to have the system display the user’s password in the message.
Enter [EDIT_PAGE] to display a link to the page where the user can edit their account details.
Allow social media to be saved in directory
Would you like to store social media addresses in the database? If this box is not checked there will be no field for entering social media addresses when adding or editing a person in the directory.
Use prefix for names
Would you like to store titles or name prefixes in the database i.e. Mr., Mrs., Doctor, or President? If this box is not checked there will be no field for entering name prefixes when adding or editing a person in the directory.
Use middle name for names
Would you like to store middle names in the database? If this box is not checked there will be no field for entering middle names when adding or editing a person in the directory.
Add nickname for names
Would you like to store “nicknames” in the database? This can be helpful when a person is not known by their actual name i.e. a man named John Smith that is only known as Jack. This can make it much easier to find such individuals via database search. If this box is not checked there will be no field for entering nicknames when adding or editing a person in the directory.
Google Maps API key
Entering your API key here activates the geolocation functionality of Church Admin. See the Geolocation help page to see how to obtain the Google Maps API key.
Directory Records per page
How many households should be listed on each page when viewing the People page? This is a question of performance verses convenience. While it is convenient to list as many as possible on the page the larger the list the longer it will take to generate the page and the more memory is required. It your queries are too slow try reducing this number.
PDF Page Size
Select the page size that you use for printing PDF reports generated by Church Admin
A4 – 11.7 x 8.3 inch / 297 x 210 mm
Letter – 11 x 8.5 inch / mm
Legal – 11 x 14 inch / mm
Avery ® Label
Select the labels that you will be using when you print addresses for a mass mailing.
7163 – 99.1 x 38.1 mm – 14 labels per page
5160 – 1 x 2.58 inch – 3 x 10 = 30 labels per page
5162 – 1.33 x 4 inch – 2 x 7 = 14 labels per page
5163 – 2 x 4 inch – 2 x 5 = 10 labels per page
5164 – 3.33 x 4 inch – 3 x 3 = 9 labels per page
8600 – 2.25 x 4 inch – Roll
3422 – 70 x 35 mm – 3 x 8 = 24 labels per page