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June saw two big releases from the team here at MonkDev. The first is Drag and Drop Navigation the other is the website for our online giving option Monk Donate (look out for more information about Monk Donate in the near future).
There were 5 minor improvements to the CMS as well, including the addition of blog posts in the link list. Just a few examples of our commitment to make Ekklesia 360 future proof.
Over the past few months, we’ve been working on big improvements to the navigation features of Ekklesia 360. We’re excited to announce that they are now available to everyone. We know you’ll love all of the new features included in the drag and drop release. Michael, a member of the MonkDev engineering, created a short tutorial to help you learn about the changes.
Here’s what you need to know:
All of these changes are going to save you time when you update your navigation. Especially churches with mega navigation.
The website for Monk Donate was released. Monk Donate is a mobile friendly, PCI-compliant donation management system. You can easily create donation forms for various fund raisers, capital campaigns, events, etc... And then post links to those donation forms anywhere on the web.
Here’s an example of Monk Donate from Glendale Nazarene Church
If your church has a blog, which you should, this update helps you link to other blogs post on your site. This is important because internal links (links from one part of your site to another) help with search engine optimization.
“The number of internal links pointing to a page is a signal to search engines about the relative importance of that page” ~ Google Webmaster support page.
Internal linking is also a great way to help someone find related resources from your church.
We highly recommend using this feature for internal linking instead of manually pasting in a blog post’s url. Should you change the url of a post, all manually entered links will be broken. whereas all links from the link list will automatically direct people to the correct location.
Note: If you have multiple blogs, each blog will have it’s own listing of posts.
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