New Here Layout #2

Steps Overview

  1. Locate the New Here Template #2
  2. Title the Template
  3. Create a Image Rotator
  4. Edit the Welcome Section
  5. Add Your Church Location
  6. Edit Visit Info Section
  7. Edit Tabbed Sections
  8. Publish The Article

Template Overview

The New Here layout is specifically designed to help you welcome new visitors. You can add information about what your church believes, directions, services times, and ways to get connected on a Sunday morning with events or programs during someone’s first visit.

Before You Get Started

Your implementor should have already built out the New Here Layout #2 for you.

1. Locate your New Here Layout #2 Template by going to Content > Pages. If you can’t easily find the templatein the list, use the Template Filter.

Page Title & Header Image

Here is what your New Here #1 Template looks like when editing.

  1. Title the Template
  2. Add Header Image
TITLE: The name indicated in the Title field will display at the top of your page.
PRO-TIP: Use a name like Welcome, New Here, I’m New or Visit so people easily understand what to expect when they click to view the page.
HEADER IMAGE: This image will appear at the top of your page (optional).
*Note: this is not your image rotator.
Page Title & Header Image

Image Rotator

Using the image rotator you can add photos or graphics to show welcoming photos of people and the church.
  1. To create a new rotator, go to: Media > Rotators and select “Add a New Rotator.”

Add the Rotator to Your Template

  1. Locate the Rotator field on your New Here template
  2. Select the title of thenewly created Rotator.

More info on using Rotators can be found on our Help Site:

Before Editing Your Template: Sections

Your template is built in sections that you can edit. Your template contains:

  • More Info 1
  • More Info 2
  • More Info 3
  • Visit Info
  • Welcome Text 

All edits to this template are made in the Sections module.

More info on using Sections can be found on our Help Site:

Welcome Text - Section

  1. Edit the Welcome Text section by clicking “edit section” next to the “Welcome Text” label.
Welcome Text - Section

Editing the Section

You will be taken to another screen. You can choose to rename the Section in the Name field. Then you can type in your message in the Content field. The name of the Section will not appear as part of your content in this Section.

Editing the Section

Map / Directions - Churches Module

The service times, map, and directions will display dynamically from the information in your Church Module.

  1. To edit the Map/Directions, go to: People > Churches and edit the“Worship Address” field with your Church address.

The location will auto generate a Google Map and allow site visitors to get directions.

PRO-TIP: It's a good idea to enter your church address exactly how Google Maps show it. Go to and find your church by typing in the address. Once your church has been found, copy the address and add to Ekklesia 360. 

Visit Info  -  Section

You can edit the Visit Info Section by clicking “edit section” next to the “Visit Info” label

Visit Info  -  Section

Editing the Section

You will be taken to another screen. You can choose to rename the Section in the Name field. Then you can type in your message in the Content field. The content will display above the tabs. 

Editing the Section

More Info - Tabbed Sections

Each Section can be edited by clicking the “edit section” link, or by going to: Content > Sections and selecting the Section Title.

These Sections are WYSIWYG editors. This means you can add text, images, videos, or CTA buttons that link to pages, PDF’s, or other sites. We recommend adding content that will answer important questions for New Visitors (ie. What to Expect, Children’s information, or Parking Information). Each tab can provide surface level information and utilize a CTA button to link to more info if needed.

Finishing Up

Now that you’ve finished adding the content, you can place it in the navigation so people can easily find the layout.

More info on the navigation can be found on our Help Site: