Adding custom menu options to My ChurchSuite

Ensuring My ChurchSuite content is fresh and up to date will help maintain member engagement. A great engagement opportunity is to add your own custom menu options to the My ChurchSuite menu. For each custom menu option added you'l specify an external URL link.

For example, you can add a custom menu link to your web site or social media pages, or to a shared online file store with leader or small group resources or children ministry curriculum, or to your weekend service live-stream on your YouTube channel. In fact, the number of things you could provide external links to is limited only by your own imagination!

The functionality becomes really exciting when you see that you can set the visibility of each custom menu option based on tags, meaning you can deliver custom content to each member based on the tags they are in. For example, making leader resources available to just those in a 'Leader' tag, or offering newcomer resources to just those in the 'Newcomer' tag.

Providing custom menu options help members access everything they need, all from within My ChurchSuite - and that's one reason they'll keep coming back!

Here's how to add custom menu options

Head into the Address Book module's settings (via the cogwheels icon in the top right corner of the module). Click on the My ChurchSuite Options tab.

Scroll down to the External Link section. Here you can add custom menu items to My ChurchSuite. Provide a menu Name and enter or paste the external link URL. Notice how you can optionally restrict the visibility of an external link to just those in one or more selected tags. Use the Available To drop-down to select tag restrictions. For example, if you have resources you wish to make available only to your small group leaders, put all your small group leaders in a Tag and restrict the external link to just that tag. Or, how about links designed for newcomers that show newcomer-related external links based on whether people are in a 'newcomer' tag? Click Add link to insert a new external link.

Remember to save any changes you make before navigating away from the module's settings. Note that it is not currently possible to re-order custom menu options, but you can copy and paste existing links into a new order by adding new links and removing the old ones.

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