Making a church website sub-blog: 2. cleaning some features off

I really like the Simplr style, but it is too bloggy for use as a church website, so first I wanted to remove a few things that get in the way. The trial site is here.

  • I removed the aggregation feed links since they’re duplicated in the footer and most people who use them at all will use software that will auto-detect them.
  • I removed — from the front page so far — all reference to comments. This is only an invitation for spam, or worse irresponsible public bickering about the church.
  • I have dropped “site admin” and “logout” (not visible until you login) to the footer.
  • After deleting elements, I had to tweek the template because it was causing everything below a certain point to read in emphasized text.

These will be included in the template I will later release.

To read part one in this series, click here.

By Scott Wells

Scott Wells, 46, is a Universalist Christian minister doing Universalist theology and church administration hacks in Washington, D.C.

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