CongreGATE allows anyone to create, update, and modify your website; only basic computer and internet skills are needed. It’s the simplest way to share timely, feature-rich content with visitors to your website. Anyone can now update the church website from anywhere in the world (with available internet access).
3 Minute Video Demo: Website Features
No more relying on the “web guy” or a third-party company for updates and support. Most importantly, your website is open 24/7 and “preaching” around the globe.
If you can use a word-processor, you can update pages on CongreGATE. Our system was designed from the ground-up with our clients in mind. You don’t have to be a programmer or computer-wiz to upload, update, and manage any of the content on your CongreGATE website. In many cases, an out-of-date website can be worse than no site at all – we’re aiming to solve that by offering tools that make it easy for anyone to manage the church website.
CongreGATE allows you to upload sermon audio and/or video complete with other associated files (outlines, transcripts, PowerPoints, etc.) Visitors can search for material based on date, speaker, topic, passage, and series. To further promote your sermons online, each sermon can be shared directly on a number of popular social networking sites or via email with our built-in “tell-a-friend” form. CongreGATE supports MP3 audio files and supporting files of any file type.
iTunes support is built-in and visitors can subscribe to your media/listen to sermons and bible classes on the go, at the office, home, or on their iPod/MP3 player. CongreGATE supports multiple podcast feeds to deliver specific content to subscribers as you see fit. You can also list your podcasts in the iTunes Store allowing for even more exposure.
CongreGATE allows you to upload articles, tracts, bulletins, and documents to your site. Visitors can search and filter material based on date, author, topic, and document type.
To further promote your online material, each article/document can be shared directly on a number of popular social networking sites or via email with our built-in “tell-a-friend” form. CongreGATE supports all major document formats, including .PDF, .DOC, .RTF, .TXT, .HTML, and .PPT.
Keep your website up-to-date by regularly publishing news and announcements. Easily add special events, worship assemblies, and other functions to your online calendar. News and calendars can be subscribed to via RSS and iCAL calendar feeds making it easy for visitors to stay informed.
CongreGATE also offers built-in blogging with category support. Post entries, complete with comment support and moderation controls, from anywhere. You can even distribute your blog’s RSS feed to allow visitors to subscribe to your blog and view its content off-site.
We understand how popular social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter are becoming the new method of sharing information online. With CongreGATE you can share your media on a number of popular social networking sites with just one click. Now it’s easy to share sermons, articles, documents, and videos with friends and family. CongreGATE currently supports Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, MySpace, Google and Yahoo! Bookmarks.
We fully utilize popular search engine optimization (SEO) practices to ensure your site is found when people are looking for it on major search engines like Google, Yahoo!, and Bing. Administrators have the ability to create custom meta tags and descriptions on each page to further enhance search engine performance.
CongreGATE websites are created to work on desktop computers, laptops, tablets, and smart phones. Created in Flash-less HTML5, your website and media will display properly on all iOS (iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad) and Android devices.