v3.1.8September 1, 2023

πŸŽ₯ New Livestream Tabs Section Now Available

Making livestreaming even more engaging.

In this release, we re-wrote our livestream tabs shortcode. The previous shortcode was using a framework called bootstrap that helped us create the functionality for the tabs, but with bootstrap came too much extra code that we didn’t need. In some cases, that bootstrap code was conflicting with other code in our system. Some users were seeing issues with smaller text sizes on their live page. So we’ve dumped bootstrap and rolled our own solution using code that is much less prone to conflict. It also makes the livestream page much faster to load.

You can use the new live-tabs shortcode anywhere on your site, but it’s really meant to act as a sidebar next to your livestream on your dedicated livestream page. It features five sections that we’ll explain below.

πŸ—’οΈ Notes

The notes section pulls the content out of your latest sermon. So if you’d like to allow your people to follow along with notes during your service, you’ll just pre-publish the sermon notes as post content. After the service, you can go back in to add the video. If you are auto-publishing your sermons from YouTube, you may need to go in and combine those posts later in the week.

πŸ’¬ Chat

The chat feature works with a third-party chat service. We’ve used Arena.im with some of our clients. (Psst: we’re working on building a native chat feature in the future.)

πŸ“• Bible

The Bible tab embeds a basic bible from YouVersion at bible.com. We’re working on a way to make it so you can set your own preferred translation.

❀️ Give

This simply displays your giving action, which could appear as a give button or as a form if you use our native form builder for online giving.

πŸ—“οΈ Events

This events tab lists the latest events. You must have The Events Calendar Pro active to use this, and we’re currently working on squishing some bugs with that, so you may see a shortcode error in the meantime. If you do, just let us know and we can manually override that error for you on your site.


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