The "Our Stories" Section of Your Congregational Website Using Testimonials
Include a page with stories and photos of people in your congregation and how they found Unitarian Universalism, with some language about how people of many backgrounds follow diverse paths to a UU identity. See the UUA.org People of Many Beliefs page for ideas.
Because this helps prospective members get to know you, this may be one of the pages you feature with a box on your homepage.
Member Testimonials Subpage
This page has stories of people in your congregation, with their pictures. It is generated by the WooThemes Testimonials Plugin by putting the [uua_testimonials] shortcode on the page where you want the archive to start.
Many congregations have a tradition of adults and youth speaking from the pulpit about their identity as UUs and as members of the congregation, during “pledge season,” coming of age services, youth services, and more.
Congregational History Subpage
You can include a page with the story of your particular congregation’s history. The page might link to other sites’ pages on UU history. Include historical photo(s).
How Testimonial Pages Work
The Testimonials plugin from WooThemes enabled you to create as many testimonial pages you want, with one testimonial (or member story) per page.
To display a listing of testimonials on a page, enter this shortcode into the text of the page:
The About > Our Stories page on the demo site uses this shortcode.
The homepage can also display one or more testimonials by using the “Testimonials: Member Stories” widget. You can control how many to display and how much of the text to display before showing a link to the testimonial page.