Changing your ChurchSuite subdomain
Your church's subdomain is your account name and forms the first part of your ChurchSuite URL e.g. subdomain.churchsuite.co.uk. Your subdomain can be changed at any time on request, perhaps if your church changes its name, or you wish to use a more memorable or abbreviated subdomain.
The ChurchSuite support team will be happy to check the availability of you preferred subdomain name or offer alternative or similar names.
Changing a subdomain name takes just a few minutes to complete once actioned, preferably at a time when users are not logged in or working. If they are logged in they will lose the changes to the data they are making or lose access to the data they are viewing, and will have to log in again with the new subdomain URL.
User login details remain unaffected by a subdomain change, however users will need to re-bookmark any saved links to your church's ChurchSuite login page, and will likely need to reselect their church at the login page before entering their login details.
Before changing a subdomain, you should consider the consequences, which will need to be communicated to your users beforehand, and may also need to be communicated to your church members.
What happens when the subdomain name is changed?
- All iCal feed subscriptions for calendars, bookings and rotas will break and will need to be resubscribed.
- Any web-embed ChurchSuite content will break, including My Details, small group embed, calendar embed, the featured events feed, any embedded event pages, Donate.
- Customer booking pages will need to be reissued so that your booking customers have links to the booking pages within the new subdomain.
- All users will need to use the new subdomain login page - the old subdomain login will not redirect, it will simply cease to exist.
- App users and church members will be logged out of their apps and will have to re-log in.
- Desktop and smart device shortcuts will break and will need to be re-made under the new subdomain.
- Child check-in kiosk mode in Chrome under Windows will need to be re-created with the new kiosk mode URL for your new subdomain.
- Any API applications and JSON feed code will need updating to contain the new subdomain URL for "calls"
How to request a subdomain name change
Your church's designated account contact will need to request the change in writing by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.