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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 menu

Once there, you will see 'Hero' settings, and scrolling down, you'll see a 'Content' section that defines the homepage content appearing below the Hero block. Also, since 'Homepage' is a page, you will see a 'Preview' button to let you view your changes before publishing them. 

Editing the Hero Section

The Hero options map to the various components of the Hero block: here is an example of the Olivet theme's Hero:

Leaving a field blank will lead to that element being hidden on the front end of the site. 

You will also have the option to set the background for your Hero. MereChurch supports three background options: a single photo (pictured above), a slideshow of photos, or a video background. 

Editing Content Blocks

The Content section is where you will add and configure the various blocks on your homepage. Each block can be dragged around with the ::: bar on the left, and edited with the menu button on the right. The following blocks are available on your homepage:

  • Location + Worship Times - A block for showing when and where your church meets. Your location/address, map link, and map coordinates are all configured in settings
    • Title (text)
    • Service Times (text)
    • Button to ‘Location Settings’
  • Featured Events - Embed an event(s), or show the latest event(s). Max of 3
    • Use upcoming events? (boolean)
    • Featured Events (lookup)
  • Feature Blocks - Add navigation to other pages on your site. Max of 3
    • Each iten has:
    • Title (text)
    • Background Image (image)
    • Link + Link Label
  • Featured Resources. - Embed a resource(s), or show the latest resources
    • Title (text)
    • Use Latest resources? (true/false)
    • Featured Resources (lookup and select resources)
  • Featured Series - Great for displaying your current sermon series. Choose a series to display on the homepage. Will show the series name, image, and latest resources in that series.
    • Title (text)
    • Featured Series (lookup and select a series)
  • Get Connected - Mini feature blocks. 4-6 blocks allowed. Each block will show title, a background image, and a link.
    • Each item has:
    • Title (text)
    • Background Image (image)
    • Link + Link Label
  • Image Gallery - Add individual image blocks (min 3, max 5, image lookup)
  • Feature Text + Links - Show a large text block and some links to send visitors into a secondary page. Great for displaying your mission/vision and links to your about page.
    • Title (text)
    • Subtitle (text)
    • Buttons (repeater)
    • Link + Label