CNFS System - Requirements

System Requirements

The ConnectNow Family of applications is available on the Web 24/7 and requires no special hardware or software. For church administrators and individual member users, all that is needed is an Internet connection and a Web browser.


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Web Browsers Supported

For security reasons, we support the following browsers only:

       Microsoft® Internet Explorer 7.0 (or later)

       Mozilla Firefox 3.0 (or later)

       Google Chrome 10.0 (or later)

       Safari 3.0 (or later).

If you do not have one of these browsers installed on your system, you must install or upgrade to one of them before you can log in.  

ConnectNow also works with Smartphone browsers so that pastors, staff, and church members with proper login privileges can access records in the system from any location (for example, hospitals, private homes, and shelters) from their mobile devices.

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Allowing Pop-Up Windows

Pop-up windows, or pop-ups, are web browser windows that automatically open on a website without your permission. These windows vary in size and typically display in a small area of the screen. To use Offering, you must allow pop-up windows to open on the ConnectNow website. The following instructions show you how to enable pop-up windows. Follow the instructions that fit your particular browser environment:

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Enabling Pop-Up Windows for Internet Explorer

By default, Internet Explorer blocks pop-up windows. To allow pop-up windows to display on the ConnectNow website:

  1. From the Internet Explorer Tools menu, select Pop-up Blocker > Pop-up Blocker Settings.

  2. Type the URL of the ConnectNow website in the Address of website to allow box. For example:

https://connectnow.parishsoft.com/yourdiocese

where yourdiocese is the name of your diocese

  1. Click .

The address of the website is added to the Allowed sites list. This is a list of sites for which you want to allow pop-up windows to display.

  1. Click .

The address of the ConnectNow website you entered now allows pop-up windows.

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Enabling Pop-Up Windows for Mozilla Firefox

By default, Firefox blocks pop-up windows. To allow pop-up windows to display on the ConnectNow website:

  1. At the bottom of the Mozilla Firefox Start page, click .

The Options window is displayed.

  1. At the top of the Options window, select (Content).

The Block pop-up windows option is checked by default.

  1. To the right of the Block pop-up windows option, click .

The Allowed Sites -  Pop-ups window is displayed. This window lists the list of sites allowed to display pop-up windows.

  1. Type the URL of the ConnectNow website in the Address of website box. For example:

https://connectnow.parishsoft.com/yourdiocese

where yourdiocese is the name of your diocese.

  1. Click .

The address of the website is added to the list at the bottom of the window. This is a list of sites allowed to display pop-up windows.

  1. Click .

The address of the ConnectNow website you entered now allows pop-up windows.

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Enabling Pop-Up Windows for Google Chrome

By default, Google Chrome blocks pop-up windows. To allow pop-up windows to display on the ConnectNow website:

  1. In the upper-right corner of the browser window, click  (Settings icon). Then, select the Settings option to display the Settings page.

  2. In the Privacy section, click .

The Content settings window is displayed.

  1. Scroll down to the Pop-ups section and do the following:

  • Leave the Do not allow any site to show pop-ups checked.

  • Click .

The Pop-up exceptions window is displayed. This window contains a list of sites that are allowed to display pop-up windows.

  1. Click inside an empty Hostname pattern field and type the URL of the ConnectNow website. For example:

www.connectnow.parishsoft.com/yourdiocese

where yourdiocese is the name of your diocese.

  1. To the right of the URL you typed, select Allow from the dropdown list.

  2. Click .

The address of the ConnectNow website you entered now allows pop-up windows.

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Enabling Pop-Ups for Safari

Safari does not have a feature that enables you to allow or block pop-up windows on a site-by-site basis. You can either allow them to appear or block them for all websites.

To allow pop-up windows:

  1. In the upper-right corner, click (Settings).

  2. By default, the Block Pop-Up Windows setting is checked. (This means that Safari blocks pop-up windows for all websites.)

  3. Select Block Pop-Up Windows to remove the check mark.

Pop windows are now enabled for the ConnectNow website and all other websites.

To disable pop-up windows:

After you conclude your work on the ConnectNow website, you may want to reset Safari to block pop-up windows for all websites. To do this:

  1. Before exiting the browser, click(Settings) again.

  2. Select Block Pop-Up Windows to check the setting.

Pop-up windows are now blocked for all websites. The check mark appears the next time you open Safari.

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