Are you looking for a website for your ministry, parish, or Catholic School? Then we recommend you look into ecatholicwebsites.com. They offer one the easiest platforms to help you build your own website. They feature over 70 Catholic templates featuring Saints and Catholic images. Dioceses, parishes, and ministry groups across the nation are using ecatholic websites.
Features include, customizable banners on each page, imbedding video, various home page layouts that you can drag and drop and edit as you see and the best part is you don’t need to know code to manage it. For those who do know code, you can edit the source code and embed html and java script. Other cool features include calendars, slideshows, online forms, blogs, a business directory and online store. For dioceses, you can post you parishes and schools and allow site visitors to search for parishes, schools, Mass times, Confession times, and Eucharistic Adoration times all while being integrated with Google Maps. You can also integrate social media, YouTube and Vimeo, RSS feeds, and Google analytics.
It does have a few limitations in blog posting. You can select what day to post but not a specific time, so if you want to post something at a specific time you will have to manually post it at the time you prefer. One other bug is that you cannot place ads or images on the side menu and are limited to posting documents, links and submenus. Hopefully they enable a widget soon where you can place ads or pictures on the side menu.
One of the biggest benefits is the customer service. They are very friendly and supportive and have always quickly responded with a solution. Ecatholic also offers support through their Help Center website where you can watch how-to videos for all of their features. They are also pretty inexpensive with plans starting at $20 a month and if you pay annually they will waive the $100 set up fee. You can also try it for free for 30 days to see if it works for you.
Watch their video below to find learn about ecatholic websites.