It’s a big day that has been a long time coming.
WorshipPlanning.com version 5.0 is finally live! Whether your a current subscriber or not, you’ll notice our new snazzy “exterior” pages the moment you go to WorshipPlanning.com. We’ve got lots of easy-to-find details about what WorshipPlanning.com has to offer, and a very informative 3 minute video that shows version 5.0 in action.
So, what does it mean that version 5.0 is now live? Check out the questions and answers we imagine you might have:
Q: What is the major change with version 5.0?
A: Other than enhancements to the style of the site, we focused the majority of our efforts on the worship flow page. This page hasn’t really been updated in years, and it is far-and-away the most used page on the site. We wanted to make it both easier to use and more flexible. This video gives you a nice overview of the new worship flow page.
Q: Does this update cost anything?
A: There is no additional charge for this update.
Q: I was already using version 5.0. What does this mean for me?
A: For several months, version 5.0 has been available in a “beta” for those that wanted to try it before the official rollout. We are so very grateful for the thousands of users that tried the beta version, many of whom provide excellent feedback (thank you!!!). Along with the official launch today, we have deployed several updates as a result of the most recent feedback provided. Other than that, you probably won’t notice any other visual changes. If you are looking closely, you might notice that the “beta.worshipplanning.com” web address is gone. Instead, you should just see the regular “worshipplanning.com” address.
Q: I’m not ready to change to version 5.0 yet. Can I stay with the old version?
A: Yes, for now. Our goal is to make version 5.0 something that you want to upgrade to. If you have tried version 5.0 and found things didn’t work the way you wanted, please reach out to us and let us know (if you haven’t already). If you tried it and didn’t understand how it worked, the new video tutorial we’ve recently published should answer any questions you have about the worship flow.
If you had trouble understanding any other parts of the site, please let us know via the support center. Eventually, we will be retiring the older version of WorshipPlanning.com because it is expensive to maintain two different versions. The timeframe for retiring is not yet defined, but it seems like this summer is an excellent time to update on your own.
Q: If I updated to version 5.0, can I go back to the old version?
A: During the beta testing phase, it was possible to change back to the old version if desired, though it might interest you to know that well over 90% of those that tried the new version have stayed with it. Now that version 5.0 has been officially rolled out, churches will not be able to go back to the older version. If it is an emergency and you need to switch back, you can reach out to our support team where they have a hard time saying “no” to anything, and they might be able to help you out.
Q: If I sign up for WorshipPlanning.com today, which version will I be on?
A: Starting today, any new church that signs up for WorshipPlanning.com will automatically have version 5.0 enabled. And as per the previous question, there will not be an option for them to revert to the older version of WP.
We hope you are as excited as we are about the release of WorshipPlanning.com 5.0!