January 05, 2022
We’re starting the new year by revealing our all-new sermon podcast media player! Over a year in the making, this is built from the ground up using a new engine, with the future in mind.
We now offer very fast load speeds with a player that’s responsive. Our initial design will soon be joined by additional looks with color controls and other new features to rollout in the coming months. Best of all, this new media player will work on OCS websites on 2.0, 3.0, 3+, and any other website that allows embedding.
The pop up player allows your guest to continue listening to their sermon selection while browsing your site. And check out the video showing the improved search and sort within a speaker or series.
To see this sermon media player in live use on a website check out First Baptist Fair Oaks.
Want to change your current sermon media player now?
- For OCS 2.0 website users: log in to your account and click on Podcasting on the left side for instructions.
- For OCS 3.0 website users: click on Website Builder, and then Podcast Player.
- For other websites using our Podcast Your Sermons product: log in to your PodcastYourSermons.com account and click Media Players.
December 16, 2021
In our 3+ Website Builder, now in beta testing, you can change your fonts and font sizes for the elements on your page, and watch them change automatically as you choose. To see it in action, watch our latest one minute video about Font (CSS) Live Editing.
So this is our last weekly update on 3+. We’ll be taking our Christmas break starting on Thursday, December 23 at noon, and more 3+ updates from our current beta testing will begin sometime in January 2022!
December 10, 2021
3+ Website Builder now has centralized Page Management, giving you at-a-glance control. Like some of our other features, this is a huge improvement whether you're working with your website in 2.0 or the 3.0 beta. There's no need to be in the editor on each page to change name, slug, password, or published status. You can adjust and manage your pages right from one central menu.
- Set passwords
- Change page names or page slugs
- Publish/unpublish pages
- Duplicate or delete pages
- Edit or preview any page on your site
Take just over a minute to check out how Page Management will work in the 3+ Website Builder.
December 01, 2021
As we are adding more sections to 3+, we wanted to make finding the right section quick and easy, so we’ve added Section Categories when building your webpage. Watch this one minute video on how to view sections by category.
November 18, 2021
Everything's coming together for the 3+ Website Builder, and this week's update video takes just a minute to show you how to publish sections for either desktop, mobile, or both. A quick rundown:
- Fast view section published status while scrolling down the page
- Online/offline light to know which sections are live or unpublished
- Section icons indicate if the section is published to all devices or just computer/tablets, or mobile only
- Change a section's published status with a single click (without opening a menu), and see it update instantly
So don't miss the publishing tools in action on our quick video, and we'll be updating you in two weeks. Enjoy your Thanksgiving!
November 10, 2021
The improvements in 3+ are some of our best yet, and the new way to add sections to your webpage is a game changer for those still using 2.0 and even for those on the 3.0 beta. We've got a quick video to show you how this works, but here's what you'll get and find out how this is better:
This is our first drag and drop way to add sections to a webpage. The new Sections Menu on the left shows thumbnails of the sections available to add, giving you super fast insertion of sections that you click to drag over and drop it in the location you want. You can see exactly where you placed it and how it looks. And after a new section is added, it can still be moved anywhere on the page later. Your webpage will look like how the final published page will appear to your guests.
Why does this matter? Because for users of both the 2.0 front page and 3.0 beta web builder versions, you couldn't see exactly or immediately what section was added, or how it looked. In the 3.0 beta you had to close the section menu to see what was built, and the image of the section wasn't accurate. All added sections in the 3.0 beta were loaded to the top of your webpage, which you then had to manually rearrange with arrows.
So check out the video showing our fast new way of building your webpage with ease.
November 05, 2021
We’ve got a whole new way of building and controlling placement of your website footer, and we’d love to show it to you.
In 3+ you can edit your footer on any page, and it’s now easier to remove the footer from specific pages. As in 3.0 you can still build your footer with multiple sections, and we’ve made that part simpler, too. To see the new 3+ footer in action, click to view this 60 second video.