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An odd mixture of developer notes, project writings, and general observations.

Every Website Matters

This one might even save a life!

At Covenant, we do more than just build websites.

We believe that every website should have a goal. So we ask questions to help you define what success looks like for your site. What process will it simplify? What problem will it solve?

That goal becomes our focus. Our top priority.

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Save Time and Money on a Church Website

Does your church need a website?

The mission of the church: "Go into all the world."The mission of the church is unchanging: "Go into all the world" (Mark 16:16 NLT). But our world has changed: much of our activity and communication now happens in the digital world.

As of December 2015, over 3.26 billion people—more than 40% of the world's population—use the Internet. Almost 87% of all Americans are online. A 2016 research report reveals that American Internet users spend an average of 33.8 hours online every month!

If people are online, then to reach them, the church needs to be online too. But many churches have found that launching a website can be expensive and time consuming. 

Two ways we can help

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4 Tips To Improve SEO, Page Rank, Conversion Rate

Use Great Content To Boost Website Traffic

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We work hard to develop great websites for our clients, and we want to make sure those sites keep working hard for you with great SEO, top Page Rank, and a Customer Conversion Rate that builds your business. When your website first goes online, it sparkles! Hopefully though, your business has grown and changed. And Google has changed too, altering its algorithms in ways that may significantly impact your page rank and ultimately your CCR.

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Giving Transforms You Drupal Website

The Drupal 7 website that we built for Giving Transforms You is a website designed to focus on the release of an author’s book. Located in Hallilfax, Nova Scoita, Glenn’s book gives ideas and tips for Canadians to make the most out of their financial gifts to charitable organizations. Even though our main resources are located in Des Moines, Iowa we were happy to take care of our good Canadian friends up north.

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UPS Developer KIT API's Migration Email

Yesterday one of our clients using Ubercart in Drupal 6 got the email from UPS Tech Alert saying:

“This message is to inform you that you are currently using UPS Developer Kit APIs in the Customer Integration Environment (CIE), which is not intended to perform as the UPS® production environment. To avoid slow response times or planned outages, please migrate to the UPS production environment by November 25, 2014.” (Excerpt from UPS email)

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Insert private files with CKFinder in Drupal

We tend to avoid using CKFinder at all for clients because of it's buggy history (3rd-party integrations are tough on module maintainers).  But when clients have large repositories of images sometime they've just got to be able to browse - that is when CKFinder comes in handy.

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