PORTLAND, Ore. (OCP) This week, established Catholic music publisher OCP (Oregon Catholic Press) will launch its newly designed website, ocp.org, on August 19. The enhanced site is the latest step in their efforts to unify ocp.org, OCPenEspanol.org and spiritandsong.com; making it easier for music ministers and everyday users to discover the latest contemporary, multicultural and liturgical music all in one place. The new site allows users to seamlessly switch between English and Spanish, and its mobile-friendly interface means customers can now browse and shop on cell phones and tablets as well as PCs and laptops.
“Every day, more and more of our customers are moving to the web to connect with us,” said John Limb, OCP publisher. “We want to provide the best information possible on whichever channel people prefer to contact us, so we have spent months incorporating our customers’ input to build an improved, unified website that better serves them in their ministries.”
Among the website’s new features are dynamic, search filtering options that enable web users to find the music, videos and blog content they need for their worship and ministry. Regularly updated blog content will cover a variety of topics from webinars and informative articles to composer videos, podcasts and more. Other enhancements include the ability for customers to book composers or presenters for events directly from their artist page as well as a built-in music player and store, allowing users to preview and purchase music resources without leaving the website.
Throughout usability tests, customers responded favorably to the website’s new design and improved search experience. One user commented, “I love how I can select just the guitar or just the keyboard on a product page. Very cool!” Another user remarked, “That’s exactly what I was looking for. All the pieces of a song together on one page.”
OCP, a not-for-profit publisher of liturgical music and worship resources based in Portland, Oregon, has been in operation for more than 90 years. Worship programs produced by OCP are used in over two-thirds of Catholic churches in the United States and are distributed worldwide. Get in touch with OCP on Facebook at Facebook.com/OCPmusic.