Belong Church

We’ve known the team at Belong Church for a long time! When they reached out and said they wanted to have us help them out with their website, we were more than happy to oblige! Their site is built on WordPress using the popular X Theme – One we’d never used prior to this project. It has its flaws for sure, but it’s solid. Plus, we were able to get a really nice design out of it in the end.

Dealing with an already existing website made in WordPress can be very difficult. Many developers don't follow standard practice, and some just develop in weird ways. For example, we've run into sites where every element on every page was created with a widget. We've also seen sites where one widget area has 100+ widgets, running conditional formatting to determine what's visible. This type of development leads to slow load times in the admin panel and on the front end.

The most custom aspect of the Belong site is the countdown timer at the top that shows when their next livestream will be. This uses simple JavaScript to count out the time until their next event, and even shows a “streaming live” message during the services themselves. We grab the time from the API of their streaming service, which helps make sure the countdown is accurate.

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Belong Church

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