The Archdiocese of Regina, Saskatchewan had a website. In fact it 2011 it still had a very large website. It was full, packed with archives of things that didn’t exist anymore, it had news dating back to 2004. The news (other than being dated) had no connections to ministries, it wasn’t connected to parishes, or even formation of the diocese. It was all just there. It really lacked organization, it also lacked appeal. It was difficult to find things that were important, it was hard to locate contact persons.
I worked with the Archdiocese of Regina for many months, in re-organizating their content, and moving that content from hundreds of static HTML pages into a database driven Drupal based content management system.
Features of the Archdiocese of Regina Web Redesign
- Each ministry has the ability to edit and keep track of their own area of the site.
- Each ministry has the option to set up their own blog.
- Events on the event calendar can be added by the public, or by ministries.
- Social integration! Facebook. Twitter and Youtube, as well as share links.
- Major Redesign for the Library and Resource Center.
- Content Management is easier than ever before, and they all have full access to make updates.
The Library and resource center needed to have a custom module created for it. Features include:
- Searchable (full text)
- Reservation system
- Circulation System
Catholic Churches Getting Online
As a major change for the diocese all of the Catholic Churches in the diocese have a photo, mass times, and they can be searched by location.
CJamesRun is helping churches get online with web design.
Cary Molyneux, CJamesRun Design, has been working with Catholic Diocese to get them online, and to be able to have clear and functioning sites. I have worked with Diocese and Archdiocese to help them generate and implement a plan for their site. I have worked on updating their websites to meet the needs of their particular diocese.
Parish websites are smaller and can be developed and launched within a month or two.