Update: Web Site Redesign
August 17, 2010
The media department announced in early June that UCG.org was to be updated and revamped. So far the project has a slated completion date of May 1, 2011. This includes server transitions, programming changes and content conversion into the new format. To ensure that new users won’t get confused with new functionality, beta testing and debugging are also included in this estimated timeframe.
The Web team, with the help of the managing editors of various publications, has identified more than 120 topics that all of our content falls into. The topics cover a very broad spectrum. Some topics are lighter, such as entertainment and personal appearance. Some topics are heavier—sin, addictions, death and various other things that a Christian needs to face in his lifetime. When you go to a topic page you will be able to see all of our material on a certain subject—videos, commentaries, sermons, articles, FAQs and booklets.
Diligently adding archives
We have 5 part-time contract workers helping to categorize and optimize the estimated 15,000 items of content the Church has produced in the past 15 years. This is a tedious process that cannot be automated in any way—requiring converted people at the helm to determine if an article is better tagged with “Gospel” or “the Kingdom,” for example. The efforts of the team are extremely helpful in making the topic pages correct and useful for people trying to learn more about God’s way.
Finalizing Technology Decisions
Decisions on server technology are being finalized very soon. When this is completewe will be able to contract a server from a reliable hosting company that should fit our needs in the short and long term.
The entire team would like to thank you for your current prayers and ask for your continued prayers on the success of this project.
Senior Web Developer