READ ME FILE

This page contains setup tips for using the site. All kinds of additional support can be found at https://support.squarespace.com/hc/en-us which is always available here

 

Making Changes to Content (Back up Page)

Take these steps when making any changes to content on your site.

  1. Create a duplicate of the page you would like to edit
  2. Move the newly created duplicate page to "Not Linked"
  3. Change the name of the newly created duplicate by adding "-VER01" to the end "[Original name]-VER01"
    1. When changing a page that already has backup from an earlier change, increase the version number IE "-VER02"
  4. Now you are ready to make changes to the original page. If you make a mistake, you can revert back to the backup.

NOTE: If you need to revert back, simply delete the original page. Drag the backup copy from"Not Linked" to where the original page was (IE "elders-VER01"). And then click the settings icon to change the URL slug back to the original referencing the example below…

  • Original URL slug before Duplicate: /elders
  • Duplicate URL slug that SquareSpace automatically generates when you duplicate a page: /elders-1
  • In this example, you would click settings and change the URL slug back to what the original was: /elders

Setting Up Your Podcast for iTunes

I have setup most of the items required for podcasting with iTunes using your new SquareSpace site. However, you will need to complete finish setting up your iTunes podcast settings by associating this account with the appropriate Owner and Owner Email.

See Step 2 of this article to find out how.

Adding Sermons

Adding Individual Sermons Each Week

  1. Go to Media Master Library in Pages (towards bottom of the menu under Not Linked)
  2. Click “+” button to add this week's sermon.
  3. Input Sermon Title
    • I recommend… Series Title ##: Sermon Title
    • IE What is Your Name 04: Identity & Inheritance
  4. Use the Tags to add Series Title and Speaker
  5. Use Category to add Sermon and Year (IE 2015). In the future, you may add teaching audio that you can categorize as Training or Testimony or News etc.
  6. Set the Publish date to the date the sermon was delivered.
  7. Click Options tab and add artwork
  8. Lastly, set Author to the Speaker.
  9. Click Save & Publish.

*You do not need to create a Tag or Category for the sermon title. Only a Tag for the sermon series title.


Adding Sermon Series (Artwork)

  1. Go to Sermon Artwork Master Library in Pages (towards bottom of the menu under Not Linked)
  2. Click “+” button to add the artwork for the new sermon series.
  3. Choose Image.
  4. Add image.
  5. Add Title to reflect the Sermon Series Title (IE What is Your Name?)
  6. Use the Category to set Sermon and Year. (IE Sermon, 2015)
  7. Set the Publish date to the date of the first sermon of the series.
  8. Click Save & Publish.

*You do not need to create a Tag or add another text or content.


Adding sermon series text summary
(for each completed series)

  1. Go to Media Master Library in Pages (towards bottom of the menu under Not Linked)
  2. Click “+” button to add the text for your series summary.
  3. Input Sermon Title
    • I recommend… Series Title ##: Series Summary
    • IE What is Your Name: Series Summary
  4. Use the Tags to add Series Title and “summary”
  5. Use Category to add Sermon and Year (IE 2015). In the future, you may add teaching audio that you can categorize as Training or Testimony or News etc.
  6. Set the Publish date to the day AFTER the final sermon of the series is delivered.
  7. Click Options tab and add artwork.
  8. Click Save & Publish.

Adding Sermon Pages to sermon index collection (Each year)

To add new years to your sermons (for past years, or in the future)…

  1. Go to Pages
  2. Scroll down to Not Linked
  3. Click on the Sermons collection index
  4. Click the + Add Section and choose Page
  5. Name your page (IE 2014 Sermons)
  6. Click the Settings icon next to the new page you just created and set the URL Slug to “sermons-year” (IE sermons-2014) and then Save
  7. Click Edit to begin adding content to the page you created
  8. Add a Text Block and set a Heading Level 1 heading according to the sermon year (IE 2014 Sermons)
  9. Add a Grid Summary Block
  10. Choose the Sermon Artwork Master from the list of available galleries under Gallery
  11. The Layout tab is currently set to the default settings. (NOTE: If you make changes to these layout settings, you must go back and set the other layouts for each year with the same settings.)
  12. Under the Display tab, set the Filter Category to the year you want to display (IE 2014). This will automatically pull in all sermon series from that year.
  13. Click Apply.
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