The Placeholder Web Page
(formerly called the “Unofficial Website”
Why an unofficial website (placeholder page)? Our Independent Baptist Web Portal at http://baptist-ministries.org is a link based database. That is it requires a link for each listing. If I cannot find an existing website for a ministry, I create a simple website with the basic information for a ministry. In the case where a ministry loses a domain for whatever reason, we occasionally go so far as to “rescue” the domain, that is, re-register the domain and rebuild the website (if it is not copyrighted) with old copies of the web pages.
So – we have created a “placeholder” web page for your church and you are wondering what your options are. You have several options available to you. I will try and lay them out, so they are understandable.
You can do nothing!
You have a basic web page up, and you now have an internet presence. If the information is correct, you need do nothing else.
You can update the information!
If the information is outdated, you can email me and I will update the information.
You can send me content!
Send a church bulletin via US Mail
Send pictures, statement of faith, other content for the website to me via DVD, CD or EMAIL attachment (if it is too large email is not a good way to get me the content) and I will update the webpage and take all the banners off the website).
You can update the information yourself!
You can create offline content with Apple or an HTML editor. Once content is created you can FTP (File Transfer Protocol) the content to your site.
I can register a domain for you and set you up a free WordPress Website
- I have registered domains for many churches already, and set up free ministry web pages. The cost is generally between $10-$15 a year. We do not charge for ANYTHING we do to make sure EVERY Independent Baptist Ministry can establish an online presence. A love offering is greatly appreciated!
There are many other options – we can talk about it.