Create a Home Page

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The home page is the first page that loads when Church Center is opened, so you want to make sure that people see the most important things first. You can either create a traditional, static home page with general information on it, or you can make the home page dynamically schedule-based, so your congregation always sees what they need first.

Traditional Home Page

You can add announcements or styled graphics with links, so people know what's most important to you.

Check out this clip from Planning Center University.

Tip

Check out this sample home page.

If you'd like some inspiration for your home page, the Planning Center Community on Slack is a great way for churches to share advice and connect with each other using chat. In the #product-publishing channel, many churches have been sharing their custom page designs and some have even created templates to share!

In the All Pages tab, click the Home page to edit it.

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From the page editor, you can customize your home page to fit the personality of your church by dragging blocks of information.

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While you're editing, you can preview the changes without making it visible to your whole congregation using Draft Mode.

Add a Linked Image

You can make make your images clickable links so that when someone taps or clicks the graphic, they'll be taken to the linked page. You can link to another site or even a form from your styled graphic.

To create a linked image, select the image on the home page, and fill out the linking information.

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  1. Enable the ability to link the image.

  2. Enter the URL.

  3. Check the box to open the link in a new tab.

Image Sizing

PNG, JPG, and GIF formats are supported for images in Publishing. See additional details below for header or other images.

Header Images

The recommended size for header images is 2000x1125.

In both the web and mobile views, header images are displayed with a 16:9 aspect ratio. The images will be resized automatically for each device.

Other Images

The recommended image width for other images is 700px.

  • Images on the web will be displayed at the exact width of what you uploaded unless they're wider than the main body. Wider images will be scaled down to fit the page.

  • On mobile devices, images will be displayed at full width.

My Church Center as Home Page

From the Navigation, you can enable My Church Center as the home page.

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The Home tab will be replaced with a tab named Me, and it will hold the chronological schedule of the logged in congregant.

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Here are some examples of items on a person's schedule:

  1. Group events will have the name of the event and group.

  2. Confirmed requests will show the name of the service type and position.

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