How requests that sent to are handled.

The requests are handled on rotating basis by the St. Paul’s web editors. The rotation order is:

Delahaye, Olivia
Fransen, Tom

When a request comes in who’s ever turn that is next, handles the requested post, and lets other editors now the request is being handle. If an editor is on vacation or is not able to work on postings, they let the rest of editor know so we can be sure everything is covered.

Postings Checklist

  • Title – 1st Letter is Capitalize, rest lowercase
  • Only use “Stick this post to the front page” for posts that are an event have a deadline sometime out in the future maybe 2 more weeks.
    • If you use stick be sure to set a reminder for yourself to remove it after it is no longer needed. 
    • Another approach if you need an older posting to be at the top of list, just change the publish date to today.
  • Author – who posted, not requested
  • Select Category(s)
  • Use a Feature Image
  • Excerpt – 2 to 3 sentences maximum, do not leave blank.
  • Check to be sure posting include:
    • A date
    • Links that work
    • Check spellings
  • If you embed a link to another page be sure to the check: “Open link in a new tab”.
  • Do NOT check Allow comments – Facebook is for comments.
  • For more help see Tad’s Video –
  • If you want to test or try something new you can try it first add –

Summary of the websites useage –

New 2022 Logo related files – 2022 Logo

List of all Pages and time since last edit
NameURLQR CodeAuthorDate CreatedLast Date EditedAge (in weeks)
2023 Annual Campaign: Worship. Serve. Grow. CodeTad RichardAugust 10, 2015February 13, 20237
About CodeTad RichardJuly 21, 2015February 15, 20236
Adult Education CodeTad RichardOctober 8, 2015October 8, 2015390
Adult Formation CodeTad RichardJuly 25, 2015March 28, 20231
Adults CodeTad RichardOctober 8, 2015October 8, 2015390
Appalachia Service Project CodeGordon WernerOctober 5, 2015February 24, 20235
Arts and Crafts Festival for Outreach CodeTom FransenSeptember 3, 2015June 11, 202242
Baptism CodeTom FransenJuly 25, 2015October 8, 202225
Bulletins CodeTad RichardOctober 8, 2015December 21, 2015380
Calendars CodeTad RichardAugust 8, 2015January 22, 202262
Campus Info / Map CodeTad RichardJuly 24, 2015December 27, 2016327
Capital Campaign CodeGordon WernerAugust 31, 2018October 20, 202175
Capital Campaign Pledge Form CodeTad RichardOctober 1, 2018October 20, 202175
Children CodeTad RichardOctober 8, 2015October 8, 2015390
Children at St. Paul’s CodeTad RichardJuly 24, 2015February 13, 20237
Children’s Ministries CodeTad RichardJuly 25, 2015March 7, 20234
Church Business CodeTad RichardOctober 8, 2015October 8, 2015390
Church Logos CodeTad RichardAugust 11, 2015January 4, 2016378
Clergy CodeGordon WernerMay 20, 2016February 13, 20237
Communications CodeTad RichardOctober 8, 2015October 8, 2015390
Communications Request CodeTad RichardSeptember 23, 2015February 14, 20237
Community Events & Outreach CodeTad RichardOctober 8, 2015February 13, 20237
Confirmation CodeTad RichardJuly 25, 2015October 5, 202225
COVID-19 Usher Protocols CodeTom FransenMarch 29, 2021July 19, 202189
Daily Office CodeTad RichardAugust 10, 2015November 28, 2016331
Donate to St. Paul’s CodeTad RichardAugust 10, 2015November 3, 202173
Draft Online Donations CodeTom FransenMarch 10, 2023March 12, 20233
Endowment CodeTad RichardAugust 10, 2015March 28, 20231
Episcopal Church CodeTad RichardOctober 8, 2015October 8, 2015390
Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina CodeTom FransenMay 3, 2016October 16, 202176
Eucharist CodeTad RichardJuly 25, 2015October 6, 202225
Fellowship CodeTad RichardOctober 8, 2015October 8, 2015390
Get Involved CodeTad RichardApril 3, 2018March 28, 20231
Giving back CodeBrandon JerniganMarch 23, 2020October 22, 202223
Giving Board CodeTad RichardJuly 25, 2015October 20, 202175
Help Wanted CodeTad RichardOctober 8, 2015October 8, 2015390
History CodeTad RichardJuly 24, 2015February 16, 20236
How to Help with the 2017 Arts and Crafts Festival CodeGordon WernerSeptember 21, 2017October 27, 2017283
Inclement Weather Standing Announcement CodeGordon WernerJanuary 20, 2016April 18, 2017311
Kids’ Club CodeTad RichardJuly 25, 2015March 4, 20234
Lay Worship Ministries CodeTad RichardJuly 25, 2015March 28, 20231
Lobster Fest Pre-order Form CodeTad RichardAugust 13, 2015April 27, 2020153
Lobster Fest! CodeTad RichardAugust 13, 2015January 30, 202261
Looking Ahead CodeBrandon JerniganJuly 3, 2020December 16, 202215
Make Your 2023 Pledge Today CodeTad RichardJuly 24, 2015October 3, 202226
Marriage CodeTad RichardSeptember 9, 2015February 13, 20237
Membership CodeTad RichardJuly 24, 2015April 18, 2017311
Memorial Garden CodeTad RichardJuly 25, 2015March 28, 20231
Memorial Garden Archives CodeGordon WernerJanuary 20, 2016February 23, 20235
Men’s Beach Week (MBW) CodeTom FransenFebruary 10, 2023February 11, 20237
Ministry Leader Resources CodeTad RichardAugust 8, 2015February 15, 20236
Mission & Vision CodeTad RichardJuly 22, 2015March 9, 202255
MLRC CodeTad RichardJuly 25, 2015October 18, 202224
Music CodeTad RichardJuly 25, 2015December 30, 2019170
News CodeTad RichardJuly 22, 2015February 15, 20236
Newsletter CodeTad RichardAugust 8, 2015February 15, 20236
Newsletter Archive CodeGordon WernerJuly 25, 2016November 11, 202172
ONE Wake – October is a time for ACTION CodeOlivia DelahayeSeptember 30, 2022September 30, 202226
Other Volunteer Opportunities CodeTad RichardJuly 25, 2015May 15, 2020150
Our Ministries CodeTad RichardJuly 22, 2015March 29, 20230
Outreach CodeTom FransenJuly 25, 2015March 31, 20230
Past Homilies (Sermons) CodeTad RichardAugust 10, 2015February 11, 2016372
Pastoral Care CodeTad RichardAugust 8, 2015February 13, 20237
Photos CodeTom FransenAugust 29, 2015December 29, 2020118
Policies & Forms CodeTad RichardAugust 8, 2015May 16, 202246
Prayer Stitchers at the Arts and Crafts Festival CodeGordon WernerOctober 12, 2017October 12, 2017285
Racial Equity Education Resources CodeTad RichardSeptember 4, 2020January 7, 2021116
Resilience Ministry CodeGordon WernerSeptember 19, 2019November 17, 202219
Resources CodeTad RichardJuly 22, 2015February 15, 20236
Room Reservations CodeTad RichardAugust 11, 2015March 28, 2019209
Site Map CodeTad RichardJuly 24, 2015August 10, 2015399
St. Paul’s Connects CodeBrandon JerniganMarch 19, 2020February 14, 20237
St. Paul’s Preschool CodeTad RichardJuly 28, 2015March 23, 20231
Staff CodeGordon WernerMay 20, 2016February 13, 20237
Stewardship CodeTad RichardJuly 25, 2015February 3, 202260
Sunday Bulletin CodeTom FransenFebruary 17, 2023February 25, 20235
Test Survey CodeTom FransenMarch 5, 2023March 5, 20234
The Christmas Story CodeBrandon JerniganDecember 18, 2020December 19, 2020119
Protected: Ushers CodeTom FransenDecember 27, 2021December 27, 202166
Vendors for 2017 Arts and Crafts Festival CodeGordon WernerSeptember 21, 2017September 21, 2017288
Vestry CodeGordon WernerMay 18, 2016February 16, 20236
Vestry Minutes & Financial Reports CodeTom FransenSeptember 20, 2021February 10, 20237
Website Help CodeTom FransenMay 25, 2021March 13, 20233
Weekly Children’s Ministries: Staying Connected! CodeBrandon JerniganJune 21, 2020July 14, 2020142
Welcome to St. Paul’s CodeTad RichardJuly 24, 2015February 14, 20237
Women’s Beach Week (WBW) CodeTom FransenFebruary 2, 2023February 10, 20237
Worship CodeTad RichardJuly 22, 2015February 14, 20237
Worship & Music CodeTad RichardOctober 8, 2015October 8, 2015390
Youth CodeTad RichardOctober 8, 2015October 8, 2015390
Youth Ministries CodeTad RichardJuly 25, 2015February 25, 20235

List of all Menus and which Pages are included.

Menu Name Menu Pages
About Menu Welcome to St. Paul’s, Mission & Vision, History, Membership, Campus Info / Map, Clergy, Staff, Vestry, St. Paul’s Preschool, Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina
Ministries Menu Get Involved, Adult Formation, Children’s Ministries, Youth Ministries, Outreach, Pastoral Care, Memorial Garden, MLRC
News Menu Adult Education, Children, Youth, Church Business, Episcopal Church, Fellowship, Help Wanted, Community Events & Outreach, Worship & Music
Resources Menu Newsletter, Ministry Leader Resources, Racial Equity Education Resources, Calendars, Photos, Policies & Forms, Room Reservations, Communications Request, Church Logos
Stewardship Menu 2023 Annual Campaign: Worship. Serve. Grow., Make Your 2023 Pledge Today, Donate to St. Paul’s, Endowment, Vestry Minutes & Financial Reports
Sunday Worship, Sunday Bulletin
Top-Menu About, Welcome to St. Paul’s, Mission & Vision, Clergy, Staff, Vestry, St. Paul’s Preschool, Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina, Worship, Children at St. Paul’s, Baptism, Eucharist, Confirmation, Marriage, Past Homilies (Sermons), Our Ministries, Get Involved, Adult Formation, Children’s Ministries, Youth Ministries, Outreach, Pastoral Care, Memorial Garden, St. Paul’s Preschool, News, St. Paul’s Connects, Adults, Children, Youth, Community Events & Outreach, Worship & Music, Stewardship, Donate to St. Paul’s, 2023 Annual Campaign: Worship. Serve. Grow., Endowment, Resources, St. Paul’s Connects, Ministry Leader Resources, Racial Equity Education Resources, Site Map
Worship Menu Worship, Children at St. Paul’s, Kids’ Club, Lay Worship Ministries, Music, Baptism, Eucharist, Confirmation, Marriage, Past Homilies (Sermons)
Control How a Page is Displayed and Printed

2 CSS’s and shortcodes have been added to provide the option of only displaying text on the screen or when a page is printed. For example, when viewing a page the user only see the link to another page. However, when the page is printed the link now becomes a QR code.

To use the CSS change to editor from Visual to Text mode. Add a class statement. Either class=”screen_only” or class=”print_only”

To make editing easier to check and for editors not comfortable using the Text mode, there are 2 new shortcodes.

  • (print_only]This content will only be displayed when the page is printed[/print_only]
  • (screen_only]This content will only be displayed on the screen[/screen_only

You can combine the shortcodes with QR code. For example see the post .

(screen_only] text with link[/screen_only]

(print_only] Or us this QR code: (su_qrcode   …………..][/print_only]

In the above examples to use change the ( to [.

QR Codes

Publications are starting to include QR codes to make it easier to for people to use cell phones to go directly to specific web pages. We’re starting to get requests for including QR codes in posts and pages.

The QR code is easy to add. Click on the Insert shortcode. Then select QR code and fill out the form to generate the shortcode.

For example, the shortcode for WBW on-line registration – su_qrcode data=”” title=”On-Line Registration Form” size=”140″ margin=”10″ align=”right” link=””

Depending the purpose of the post/page it would be redundant to have a link and a QR code. Link is better for people viewing the post/page and the QR code is better for someone who prints it. Suggestion include the QR code but it only shows up on a printout.

To add this function use the edit in Visual mode to create the post/page including the QR code as you normally do.  Then switch to the Text mode and add class print-only. Using the above WBW example, you can add the QR code to list with the following modification: <li class=“print-only”>Or use this QR code:On-Line Registration Form</li>

The class print-only can be be used for any text/image that only needs to be seen when a post/page is printed.

Post - Homily

Step-by-Step for Homily Posts

  • Go to Sermons > Add New
  • Choose Audio > Upload the Homily
    • Typically rename the file as [Name]_homily_[Date].mp3. For example, George_homily_08.29.2021.mp3
  • Custom Sidebar should be set to “Homilies sidebar.”
  • In Sermon settings on right-hand side, select the following:
    • Series = Homilies
    • Speakers = Name of the speaker
    • Featured Image = Profile picture of the speaker
    • Excerpt = This is the description that will show up on the preview and on the podcast episode.
  • Nothing else needs to be checked. The podcast checkbox does not need to be selected.

Other notes

  • Typically, nothing is added to the main content except the post/homily title.
    • Tom has been sending out on Saturday a reminder to the homilist to provide a title and excerpt. If the homilist does not provide a title for their homilies, you can do that.
  • If the homily is posted during the week, set the “Publish” date to the Sunday on which the homily was delivered.
  • The podcast will automatically update. No additional action is needed to publish the podcast episode.
  • If the homily is not showing up on the main page, it’s probably because the “Series > Homilies” checkbox hasn’t been selected.
  • There is trigger set up in IFTTT that emails to pleasepost@… when the homily is added to the Dropbox account.
Rector's Weekly Video
  1. Get the URL for the video from Fill Bowen or from the St. Paul’s Facebook link at the bottom of the home page. (A typical URL might be from Fill or a shorter version from Facebook. Both should work.)
  2. In WordPress, visit the St. Paul’s home page and find the post on Fr. George’s Weekly Video. (
  3. Edit the post. Update the post with the new link and new date and update the post date. Stick it to the top of the blog and update.
Hope for the Journey

Step-by-Step for Hope for the Journey Posts

  1. Use title provided by person sending post, not “Hope for the Journey”
  2. Copy and paste post
  3. Click “Stick to the top of the blog”
  4. Mark “Church Business” and “Hope for the Journey” categories
    1. “Church Business” ensures it goes up on St. Paul’s Connects page
  5. Tag “From the Clergy” and “Hope for the Journey”
  1. Begin excerpt with “In this week’s <b>Hope for the Journey</b>, Father/Mother XXXXX reflects on…”
    1. Point out the topic or add a line that stood out or use the first sentence or two.
  2. Sign off “—Father George”, “—Father Javier”, or “—Mother Alice” and increase font size on this block to “Medium”
    1. We decided to use titles for the benefit of the occasional visitor
    2. George and Javier have signature blocks available in Media Library (Javier_sig; GeorgeSig) that we sometimes use to personalize the posts a bit (see below)
Inline Image
  • Place curser in text at the location to insert inline graphic.
  • From the block editor select inline image.
  • Select or upload the image to insert.
  • After the image is inserted you can click on the image to resize the width.
MailChimp Newsletter

Posting MailChimp Newsletters

Currently several newsletter use MailChimp. For example, Children’s Ministry, Weekly Letter from the Rector, and Stewardship 2023.

We have 2 approaches for posting the newsletters:

  1. Open the Newsletter in a New Tab – Create a post like you normal do that contains the link to the newsletter. Be sure to have the link open in a new tab.
  2. Embed the Newsletter in the Post – To embed the newsletter in a post requires a like more work but the users does not need to open additional browser tabs.
    • Create an Excerpt and pick Categories like you would for a normal post. I do not use a Feature Image, because the image shows up above the newsletter.
    • To embed the newsletter switch the editor view from Visual to Text.
    • Post the following into the editor:
      • <iframe title=” Add Title ” src=” Newsletter Url before? ?e=[UNIQID]” width=”600″ height=”1200″ allowfullscreen=”allowfullscreen”><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span> </iframe>
        • Add Title – In the above text replace Add Title with the newsletter title.
        • Newsletter Url before? – In the above text replace Newsletter Url before? with a copy and paste of the url before the ?.
    • You can now publish the post.
    • Notes. You can adjust the iframe width and height to get the newsletter to look good in the posting. The MailChimp template is 600 pixel wide, so I start with a width=600.
Home Page Buttons

How to modify the url’s for the 3 buttons on the Homepage slider.

The buttons are on the individual slides that are in that slider.  Because the buttons don’t change from slide-to-slide, it appears as if they are an overlay on the whole slide show, but they are not.  Therefore, you’ll need to update all the slides that have that button individually.

Here is a video Tad put together to show how to modify the url:

Home Right Side Menu

To change right side menu – go to widgets under appearance


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(I) Verizon Messages 
Other bookmarks 
Howdy, Tom Fransen 
Install Plugins 
Theme Editor 
Hopes Child 
Simple Banner 
Smart Slider 
Limit Login 
enabled by the user. 
This means you should still check that things work as expected after you have disabled the plugin, and you know there have been warnings in the admin pages, you may still need to reach out to 
the authors of the affected plugin or theme. 
Available Widgets 
To activate a widget drag it to a sidebar or click on it. To deactivate a widget 
and delete its settings, drag it back. 
Akismet Widget 
Display the number of spam com- 
ments Akismet has caught 
Displays an audio player. 
A calendar of your site's posts. 
CT Archives 
Monthly archive for chosen post 
CT Locations 
Shows church location(s) 
CT Sermons 
Shows sermons according to 
A monthly archive of your site's 
A widget containing a block. 
A list or dropdown of categories. 
CT Categories 
Shows categories of various types 
CT People 
Shows people according to options 
custom HTML 
Arbitrary HTML code. 
Main Sidebar 
Text: 2022 Stewardship 
Image: Direct Donation 
Search: Search Site 
CT Sermons: Recent Homilies 
Footer Columnl 
Footer Column2 
Footer Column3 
About Subtopics 
News Sidebar 
Ministries Sidebar 
Preschool Sidebar 
Resources Sidebar 
Stewardship Sidebar 
Homilies Sidebar 
My Ministry Sidebar 
Custom Widget Area - #1


Page vs. Post
  • Pages – Ministry Pages
    • The ministry pages are for the basic information about what the ministry does and contact information. 
    • We do not expect to have to change the ministry pages very often.
    • Ministry leaders should review their pages periodically.
  • Posts – News Items
    • Perishable time limited information, such as awarding of grants, is temporary and we use posts for that kind of news