Clover Sites has established itself as a trailblazer in the church website builder niche and aims to make building and managing your church website as simple as possible. Focused exclusively on ministry websites, Clover Sites gives you an intuitive editor and attractive, pre-configured templates with sections for sermons, small groups, and much more.
Clover Sites’ editor gives you all the necessary tools to make your church website stand out, but for a better all-around website (for a cheaper price) we recommend using Wix.
Features and Ease of Use
Clover Sites includes 11 fully responsive templates expertly designed to look great no matter what device your visitors are viewing your website on. Templates are pre-configured with your church in mind, with slide galleries and sections for your church media.
There’s a fully-featured media player included that allows you to easily import sermons and videos. The media player is responsive, so it works perfectly on mobile devices and gives you the option for adding downloadable sermon notes.
Clover Sites also has tools to help you set up a podcast that you can easily share on social media. Plus, there are no limits on storage space or how many media files you can upload.
You don’t need technical skills to build your church website with Clover Sites. The website builder is designed to be intuitive and easy to use so that anyone in your church can edit and manage your website. Its editor is named “Greenhouse” and offers two editing modes: easy and advanced.
In easy mode, your customization options are more limited, but you can change fonts and colors, add new webpages, and remove webpages. There’s a selection of 16 pre-configured color palettes, or you can use custom colors for your own unique style.
Pricing and Support
Clover Sites has just one pricing plan, removing the difficulties of choosing the best plan for you. You pay a monthly fee that includes automatic updates. There are optional extras that you can choose to add to your package, such as a media add-on that gives you access to over 90,000 media files for an additional monthly fee.
Clover Sites offers a 30-day demo, allowing you to try out the features of the builder for free. You can build your website during the demo period, but if you want to make it ‘live,’ you have to purchase a subscription plan.
The biggest downside with Clover Sites is that in addition to the monthly fee, there is a one-off setup and building fee of $1000. There are often offers where the one-off fee is discounted or removed, but these offers are limited.
Clover Sites has a great knowledge base of articles that can help you get started with your church website. There’s also a helpful support team on hand to resolve any problems you might have. Customer support is available via phone and email, but support agents are only available to assist you Monday through Friday, 9am-6pm EST.
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(SCAM ALERT) Cloversite is the biggest rip off out there
Cloversites markets to churches but they do not offer any unique features that other website building platforms dont have. They dont have any unique benefits to churches that explain their way above average pricing. They have jacked up the price on their costumes several times. The biggest rip off is their $1000 up front cost. We have had so many technical difficulties with features on the site not working. DONT BE FOOLED. It is all a scam. We finally switch off of Cloversite and on to a different platform and pay half the price and the website actually works.
Todd Wendorff Lead Pastor River Church of the South Bay
Think Twice before going with this web host. They are not responding to our calls. They have a major problem with the SSL. Our website is getting a warning that if you click on it, that says your connection is not private. Lousy customer service. They have not posted anything. We will look for a new web host. What a shame they service churches with such a lame business model.