AG Web Services Support


Common Website Terms

Adobe Acrobat Reader Adobe Acrobat Reader is a computer program that allows you to open and view PDFs.
Adobe Flash Adobe Flash is an add-on for Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox that allows you to view flash files within a webpage.
AG Web Services Modules AG Web Services Modules such as Events or Photo Gallery can be customized in the Website Administration Module and placed on a church Webpage.
AGWebServices.org Channel AG Web Services Channel is the association between a Webpage and the information that is streamed to that page via the National AG Offices. When a page is created a channel must be chosen.
AGPassport AGPassport allows you to use one username and password to access all AG sites and resources. Based on the attributes attached to your username, you can also reach protected areas and information tailored especially to your areas of interest and responsibility. Simply go to the AGPassport signup page and fill out the registration form. Once your attributes are assigned, you can sign in and take advantage of AGPassport benefits. AGPassport can be found at http://agpassport.ag.org.
Audacity Audacity is a free audio editor available from http://audacity.sourceforge.net. It can be used to record and edit MP3's for your website.
Body Main text/content area within a webpage.
Bulletin Module Use the bulletin module to upload a pdf or other file to be downloaded by others in your congregation.
Ads Module Use the Ads Module to upload a jpg or gif image and place it beneath your navigation menu. This may be linked to an outside site or somewhere within your website.
CNAME A CNAME record or canonical name record is an alias of one name to another. When configuring your Domain to work with Hosting.agchurches.org you must point your CNAME record to our servers. (CNAME) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cname 
Code View (Show Code/Design) Code view allows you to enter in HTML or other code when editing the body on a content page.
Content Page A content page is a page that allows you to place content and invoke page modules such as news, events, etc.
CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) CSS is used to style all AG Web Services templates and can be edited through the Advanced Template Section.
DNS (Domain Name System) DNS associates a website with a domain name.
Domain Name A domain name is used to identify a website with an Internet Protocol address. 
Domain Registrar Domain Registrar is a company on the internet that registers domain names with the Network Information Center. We recommend http://namecheap.com.
DPI (Dots per Inch) DPI is used to define the size and quality of an image file. All web applications use 72dpi as a standard.
Events Module Use the events module to enter upcoming events and then display them in chronological order on a church webpage.
FAQS Module (Frenquently Asked Questions)  The FAQs Module is used to put Frequently asked questions on a webpage. The module also makes it possible for a person inquiring to submit a question.
Header (Template Header) The Header is text or an image that is at the top of a webpage. You may upload your own customized header within the Website Admin Module.
HTML (Hyper Text Markup Language) HTML is a form of internet code used to create webpages.
Internet A collection of computers that are all linked together and are used to display websites and tranfer data back and forth. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet)
Java Script Java Scrpt is a form of internet code used to create multimedia and interactive webpages.
JPEG, GIF, PNG These are forms of graphic images that can be uploaded and displayed on a webpage.
Media Manager Use the Media Manager to upload files to be displayed or linked to from your website.
Menu (Navigational Menu, Menu Item) The listing of webpages or links that is organized in an easy to access manner. The menu is found on the left side in most AG Web Services templates.
Meta Tags (keywords) Meta elements provide information about a given webpage, most often to help search engines catagorize them correctly, and are inserted into the HTML code in the format illustrated above, but are not visible to a user looking at the site. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meta_tags) 
Missions Directory Module Use the Missions Directory Module to display the Assemblies of God missionaries that your church supports. This will also allow a person to search for missionaries via your site.
Mozilla Firefox Mozilla Firefox is software used to display websites. This is an alternative to Internet Explorer. It is also the only browser that we support on an Apple/MAC computer.
MP3 A universal type of sound/music file that can be played by most computers.
Navigational Links A navigation items is used to organize content pages and links. When a navigation item is created, it will list all of the items that are available underneath it.
News Module Use the News Module to enter in news articles and display them on a church webpage.
Notifications (Notification Email) Notification Email
Page Editor Use the Page Editor to create Content Pages, Navigational Links, or Web links and place them in your menu.
PDF Portable Document File
Photo Filtre A free photo editor that is available on our support website.
Photo Gallery Module Use the Photo Gallery Module to upload and display picture albums on your website.
Pixels A pixel (short for picture element, using the common abbreviation "pix" for "picture") is a single point in a graphic image. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pixels).
Podcast A MP3 that is distributed using an RSS feed.
Prayer and Praise Module The Prayer and Praise module can be used to post Prayer Requests and Praise Reports. It will also allow a person to submit a new request via a church website when the module is on a page.
RSS (Real Simple Syndicaton) RSS is a format of content distribution used to keep webpages up to date. An RSS feed can be subscribed to then displayed on a website or within a reader.
Site Administration Site Administration is a collection of tools used to administer your website. You will find template, email, DNS, and notifications availble from this area.
Teaser Two to three short sentences introducing an article.
Template(s) Templates are used to guide the structure of a website and make them easy to modify.
URL (Uniform Resource Locator) The URL is the address or link to a resource on the internet.
WAM (Website Administration Module) The WAM is a collection of web tools for AG Web Services Websites.
Web links Web links are used to link from one webpage to another.
Webpage A Webpage is used to display information on a computer screen through text and graphics.
Website A collection of Web pages.

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