Adding custom links to the My ChurchSuite menu

Ensuring My ChurchSuite content is fresh, relevant and up-to-date will help maintain member engagement. A great engagement opportunity is to add your own custom menu options linking to external content - to the My ChurchSuite menu via Links.

For example, you might add Links to your website or social media pages; or links to a shared online file store containing leader or small group resources or children's ministry curriculum; or links to your weekend service live stream or your YouTube channel. The list of external links you might add is only limited only by your imagination!

This functionality becomes exciting when you make use of the link visibility restrictions based on Tags, meaning that you can deliver highly-personal links to each member based on the tags they belong to. For example, making leader resources available as a link to just those in a 'Leader' tag, or offering newcomer resources via a link to just those in the 'Newcomer' tag.

Making links available in My ChurchSuite helps members access everything they need - and that's one reason they'll keep coming back!

Here's how to add Links

Head to the Profile section of the Administrator area. Click on the My ChurchSuite settings tab.

Scroll down to the External Links section. Here you can manage custom menu items for My ChurchSuite. Click Add external link, or select Edit to make changes to an existing link, or change the Order of links.

On the Add external link pop-up add a suitable menu Name and external link URL (which must be a valid HTTPS link). Notice how you can optionally restrict the link visibility in My ChurchSuite to just those in one or more selected Tags. There are also Tag options for All children and All contacts - ideal for adding links that are only accessible to contacts or children. For example, if you have resources you only wish to make available to your small group leaders, you could first add your small group leaders to a Tag and then restrict the external link to just that Tag. Or, what about links designed for newcomers that show newcomer-related external links based on whether people are in a 'newcomer' tag? Click Save to complete the process.

In the following example, only children with My ChurchSuite access will be able to see this link on their My ChurchSuite menu - the link is not shown for adult contacts in the Address Book.

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