Questions & Answers

How long will it take to build my site?

From the moment we receive your design choice, we take no more than 1 week to build your site.

UKC Perk: We redesign your site for FREE every 2 years!

Can I see some BEFORE and AFTER examples?

Yes of course!

If you click on the name at the start of each row you will see our design, followed by 3 examples of how our clients used that design in different ways.

Benjamin | The Claydons Parish | Trinity Malpas | Office Care

Gabriel | Healing Rooms | Amazing Grace Parish | St Mary’s Eaton

Gideon | Dollar Parish Church | Worcester Christadelphians | KUK’s BBQ 

Matthew | Bethany Baptist Church | Woodlands Church | Quaystone Church

Solomon | St Marys Oatlands | St Michael’s Woburn Sands | Oxford Word of Faith

What happens next?

Once you join UKChurches, you have 2 options:

  1. If you have an existing website, when you choose your design, tell us the web address and we will copy all of the content we can from your old site into your new site
  2. When you choose your design, tell us that you will be using our Sitemap document (A guide to your list of pages and content) and when we receive it we will populate your website
How do I send you content?
  • You can send us content by Email or by our Support Request Forms
  • You can attach Word documents, and Images can be sent as a zip file, uploaded to Dropbox, sent by We Transfer, or attached to the Google content forms we provide.
How do you handle support requests?

Our Support Request Guidelines:

  1. ALL support requests are managed on a strict first come first served basis.
  2. We action all support requests between 9am and 3pm Monday to Friday.

To manage your expectations:

  • If you submit a support request between FRIDAY 3pm and MONDAY 9am, due to the potential volume of support requests over a weekend, we aim to action your support request by the close of business on TUESDAY.

You can help us by:

  • Logging your support requests in a timely manner
  • Making sure that your instructions are clear.
  • Making sure that if you are part of a team, agree instructions before they are sent to us to avoid mis-communication.
What about pictures?

All of the pictures on our designs are placeholders which means they can be replaced.
We provide a stock of over 1000 images for banners, pages, and posts which will make your site look professional as you collect your own images along the way.
Your site also has a rotating banner slide area where images change in rotation.
They are great for promoting events or initiatives, and can be clickable, meaning someone can click on the banner and go through to a web page for more details.

In order to preserve the quality of your site: 

  • We do not accept low resolution images, as they will appear blurry on your site
  • For banners, we only accept high resolution images with a minimum width dimension of 1200px
  • We do not accept Banner images with embedded text

 

What about logos?

If you do not have a logo, we will choose a font for your organisation name.
If you do have a logo, please send us high resolution files, preferably with the logo on a transparent background so that our designers can add it easily.
We accept the following standard file formats:, JPEG, TIFF, Photoshop (.psd), Illustrator (.ai), Vector (.eps).

***Please Note*** We are restricted by the modifications we can make to logo areas, so where appropriate we will give you logo area dimensions for your logo designers.

 

What about video and audio ?

We recommend the usage of audio and video services that integrate with our platform.
Your audience will get the best experience without having to leave your website, and you get the benefits of social media sharing.

Video:
Youtube
Vimeo

Audio:

Anchor – Unlimited free hosting and distribution.
Soundcloud for Podcasting which has 3 hours of free space to upload your audio.
Buzzsprout – Free plan includes upload of 2 hours each month which will be hosted  for 90 days.

What if I want to accept payments or donations?

Through payment gateways like Paypal, and Stripe, you can receive one-off and recurring payments, which we can integrate to your pages.
We are also able to link to third party donation sites that you may already have set up.

How do contact forms work?

Contact forms are a very efficient and secure way of collecting information, and we can also integrate forms to third party services.

Forms usually come in the following format:
First Name:
Last Name:
Email:
Telephone:
Message:

You can change the name of the boxes to suit your purpose and once a form is submitted, it sends the information collected to the email address of your choice.

What about domain names?

If you don’t already have a domain name we can arrange the purchase for you.
If it isn’t available, we ask you for alternatives, purchase your choice and invoice you for payment.

If you have an existing domain name, if you provide us with the username and password where the domain was registered, we will manage that domain name for you.

What about email addresses?

Your email options are as follows:

  1. We set up yourname@yourdomain.com so that you access email via webmail, your mobile device or computer.
  2. We set up yourname@yourdomain.com as a forwarder, that just bounces email to a personal email address.
  3. We set up yourname@yourdomain.com as a forwarder that bounces to multiple email addresses.

Let us know your specific needs, and we will configure the best solution to suit you.

What if I've made a mistake choosing my design?

If you would like to choose a different design after we have built your site, we charge a one off re-theme fee of £100 + VAT

The best way to avoid an unnecessary re-theme fee is to:

  1. Check our portfolio as well as before and after examples of our designs
  2. Make sure you consult our team before you make your final choice

UKC Perk: If you are with us for more than 2 years, we redesign your site for FREE!

How do I pay for my site?

UKChurches is a ‘Pay As You Go’ service, and you are free to cancel at any time.

Your payment options are as follows:

  1. You can pay by card or by invoice if you are a registered charity
  2. You can pay monthly or annually
  3. Our Plus Package comes with 15% discount when paid annually

Are there any set up fees?

NO!

What are UKChurches Credit Terms?

  1. On the first of every month we send an invoice for your records, which we mark this as paid when we receive your payment
  2. Automatic late payment reminders go out on the 16th of every month.
  3. If we do not received payment 15 days after late payment notification we suspend your site.
  4. If we do not receive payment 2 months from suspension, we archive your files and a £100 +VAT will be applied to activate your website.
  5. If your website is not activated within 6 months of suspension, your files will be deleted
What if I decide to leave UKChurches?

We will be heartbroken!!!

Seriously, clients leave UKChurches for a variety of reasons, from lack of site usage, to gaining access to in-house skills which means that our team is no longer required.

We do our best to ensure that it is never because of our failure to deliver on what we say, however once we receive a cancellation notice, we will export all of your content and data, making it available for you to download so that you can use your content on another website or with another service provider.

***Please Note*** As a pay as you go service, website designs remain the property of UKChurches and you will not be able to take them with you to your new provider.