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MereChurch Help

Help documents and videos for new Gospel.io MereChurch websites
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Known Platform Issues

These issues are known and fixes will be in progress as soon as possible: 4/4: Sort by 'Newest Publish Date' is currently broken 3/21: Visual bugs with Anavim header (fixed) 3/19: Resources by Author currently returns zero documents (fixed) 3/19: Resource preview is currently broken (fixed except in...

"Why doesn't MereChurch include Feature X?"

MereChurch is built from the ground up to be super fast, super focused on church's needs, and super stable.One of the ways this serves you is that you don't have to deal with years of legacy options, settings, and confusing toggles littered throughout the program screens. In general, MereChurch is r...

How to add sermons and resources

Sermons and resources are the lifeblood of your church website. If you want your website to be findable on search engines and have optimized SEO, there are three principles to look for: A fast website (we've got you covered) A mobile-friendly website (we've got you covered) Good and original content...

How to manage your Sermons and Resources

With MereChurch, you have many tools to understand your entire resource library. Different attributes about your resources (like Topics, Author, Scripture, and Series entries) are called Groupings, and individual items in those groupings (A topic called 'Faithulness', an author called 'Bob Bobson')....

How to add and rearrange homepage content

Adding and managing the content on your MereChurch homepage is easy! The homepage is a special page on your MereChurch that is edited in a different place than your other pages. To edit it, just look for the 'Homepage' menu item on your Content menu:The content menuOnce there, you will see 'Hero' se...

How to add pages with content to your website

Adding content and sub-pages to your MereChurch couldn't be simpler! Once your site is launched and ready to go you may need to add more pages to your site over time. To add a page, just click the 'Pages' menu on the far left —from there, you'll see a list of all your pages. Click the pencil icon to...

Understanding the settings on your MereChurch website

Your MereChurch website is built from the ground up with your church website in mind. As such, while there are a few settings to manage, most features have been built to work well with the majority of churches who use our product. When you click 'Settings,' there are 6 screens with options, as well ...

How to add a splash page

With MereChurch, it's easy to add a Splash page to your site. This will show instead of your main site content. It's useful when you are just starting out and don't have enough content for a full website, OR if you want to temporarily hide your website behind a smaller splash page (perhaps to convey...

How to add staff members and pastors

Adding staff members and pastors to your MereChurch website is simple! Just navigate to People > All People, and click the pencil icon to start adding people to your website. The entries in this list show up on your Staff page as well as available authors in your resource library. Once you've create...

How to make a page a child of another page

You can make a child page easily by filling in the value under the 'Parent Page' field. When you have filled this in, you need to click 'Generate' a second time underneath the Slug field. This will add the parent page's slug URL to the child page's slug URL, like so:/about-us/our-strategy

How to update the content in your prefooter

Navigate to Settings > Prefooter to add and update your prefooter content. The prefooter will show up just before the footer on all pages. Here is a visual example from Olivet:(The prefooter is the green box above the footer). From the settings page, you can update the title (stay in touch), the blu...

How to add an Announcement

Adding an announcement to your MereChurch website is easy! First, log in to your Desk, and then navigate to Settings > General Settings. From here, you can change your announcement's text, link to a page, resource, event, or external website, and toggle whether or not you want the announcement to be...

How to add or edit your church's location

First, log in to your Desk and then navigate to Settings > Location Settings. From here, we are going to set the 'text value' of your address, as well as the actual map coordinates of your address. Both will be used by the "Location" block to identify your church to potential visitors.The Location S...

How to add and edit Forms

Your MereChurch comes with powerful tools to create and manage forms and embed them on your pages! (The following content is up to date as of MereChurch 1.2) Creating a Form To create a form, navigate to the 'Forms' section of your Studio structure and click the pencil button to add a form: Title: Name...

How to sync your website calendar with Planning Center events

MereChurch comes with a Planning Center integration out of the box. However, accessing this feature requires a little bit of extra setup work. Currently, an integration is considered custom work and requires an upfront payment as well as an increased monthly cost of $49/mo.You can reach out to sales...

How to delete a document (Resource, Page, etc)

Deleting something from your MereChurch is straightforward, but you'll want to make sure that it's not being referenced anywhere. The MereChurch platform protects you from deleting documents that are used elsewhere on the site, which saves your visitors from dead links!To delete a document, select t...

Why can't I find 'Events' or 'Resources' pages in my Pages menu?

Some of your website's pages are generated automatically by the platform. These pages usually interact with other features on your website, like your resource library or events calendar. Here's a full list of these 'generated' pages: Resources archive page (/resources) Any resource type archive page...

How to update your website's fonts

(Note: We can load any Google Font into the MereChurch platform, but this is subject to a delay until the next available release. We also reserve the right to decline any Google Font suggestions that we don't think will be broadly useful to several of our clients).You can update your MereChurch's fo...