You may have noticed a “Hope Team” section has been added to the main admin screen.
We have just started a practical helps ministry called “Hope Team” in our church. We’ve added some functionality into the WordPress Church Admin plugin. You can create jobs like babysitting, hospitality, visiting, DIY etc and then add people to the team and select jobs.
At the moment you can just print a pdf and sync it to Mailchimp. Soon I’ll be adding bulk sms and email functionality so you can communicate needs to hope team members.
I’ve made a few improvements for the Address List section of the plugin over the last few weeks.
Firstly display is valid HTML5 with microdata – it looks the same, just works better!
There’s now an edit link next to each entry.
If a site user is logged in and they click their edit entry icon, they will be able to edit their household.
For that to work, admins need to make sure that directory households have a site wordpress username and password setup by the plugin – that can be done from the Display Household page and by editing each member of a household.
We bumped through our Google Static Maps courtesy limit, so I have put the requirement for an api key if you want to use the little maps.
You can sign up for an api key here, then just add api_key=# to the shortcode or you will get the ugly dummy image!
I wanted to make it easier to add people to a specific ministry in the church – which helps with communicating by email and rotas. So as of v0.580 when you click on a specific ministry within the Ministry List, you will be able to see who is in that ministry and delete them or add new ones.
The add field is autocomplete so you can add more than one at a time with commas.
The latest version 0.557 of the WordPress Church Admin plugin has gone international and maptastic!
1) Addresses are now entered in a one line format to be more international friendly. On the output pages a comma will trigger a new line.
2) People can have a prefix before their surname like “van der” – but the directories will still be sorted by alphabetic surname
3) You can store a meeting venue for small groups and geocode the address for a map
[church_admin type=”small-groups-list” map=1] will give the map format if you have geocoded addresses and defaults back to the old format if not.