Obituary Assistant by Funeral Home Website Solutions

Description

Obituary Assistant by FHW Solutions is a free obituary plugin that allows your funeral home to create and manage obituaries and fully integrate them into your existing website. Obituary Assistant is trusted by over 100 funeral homes and is available only to funeral homes in the United States and Canada.

Features

  • 100% free, no setup costs, no annual costs
  • Easy to use online Content Management System lets you add and edit your obituaries
  • Mobile optimized and mobile friendly
  • Modern and smooth interface to upload and manage photos and videos
  • Obituary Assistant earns you money through a flower delivery module that is included
  • Earn a 15% commission every time flowers are sold – flowers are delivered by a local florist of your choosing
  • If you do not wish to choose a local florist, our flower provider will choose a florist
  • Obituaries can be shared by visitors on Facebook, Twitter and by email and text
  • Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is built into each obituary – your obituaries will be found in Google
  • We migrate your existing obituaries into Obituary Assistant
  • Supports multiple funeral home locations
  • Approve condolences manually or set condolences on auto-approve
  • Notifications about condolences or new photos sent to you by email or text
  • Manage family subscriptions to obituary updates, includes notification options by email or text
  • QR codes on obituaries can be used in printed materials at your services
  • No desktop software to install, add the Obituary Assistant Plugin and access everything online
  • See all Obituary Assistant Features

Screenshots

  • Set Up: Sign Up Form
  • Set Up: Setting up your dedicated page with Obituary Assistant shortcode
  • Set Up: Letting us know the pagename of the page with the shortcode
  • Set Up: Your credentials
  • Your FHWS administration panel at https://www.fhwsolutions.com/fhws/admin
  • Adding a new Obituary
  • Your obituary listing page
  • A full Obituary display page

Installation

  1. Install plugin in WordPress Plugin manager.

  2. Activate Obituary Assistant plugin in WordPress plugin manager.

  3. Go to Obituary Assistant plugin settings page, either through WordPress plugins page, or directly through new “Obituary Assistant” menu item on the left side of your WordPress Admin dashboard.

  4. Sign up for your Funeral Home Website Solutions account with the sign up form. You will receive a Florist One Affiliate ID and login from the sign up which is used to track flower sales at Florist One.

  5. Specify which of your Webpage pages will be dedicated to running the plugin and displaying your obituaries. If you have not yet created one, you can do that now. We recommend calling the page ‘obituaries’. On this page, you need to put the shortcode “[obituaries]”.

  6. On the Obituary Assistant settings menu, under the “Setup” heading, choose the name of the page you’ll be using in the drop down and click “Save Changes”.

  7. Obituary Assistant is now all set up! Login to your FHWS account page at <a href="https://www.fhwsolutions.com/fhws/admin/"FHW Login or from the link under the “Manage Obituaries” header to Add and Manage obituaries. Each time you add an obituary, it will automatically appear on your website.

  8. You will receive an email each time a flower sale is made or you can login to your Affiliate Control Panel at Florist One to track flower sales.

FAQ

How does the Obituary Assitant plugin work?

The Obituary Assistant plugin displays obituaries on your website. Obituaries are entered inside your FHW Login and not through your WordPpress login. When an obituary is entered, it automatically appears on your funeral home website. We made obituary entry separate from WordPress as WordPress can be confusing and intimidating for the average user such as a funeral home owner.

How will my obituaries look?

Your obituaries will look exactly like your current website does. Obituary Assistant sits inside your WordPress theme and maintains the look of your website template.

Can I change the colors of the obituary section and the buttons?

Yes, colors are all customizable and that is done inside your FHW Login through your settings.

After installation, how do I add and edit obituaries? Is this done inside my WordPress login?

There is a separate login from your WordPress login. Go to your FHW Login and use the login information you were given during installation. Obituary Assistant is easy to use and intuitive but you will be emailed documentation on how to use Obituary Assistant when you sign up.

Is Obituary Assistant really free and why is it free?

Obituary Assitant is free to any funeral home in the United States and Canada. Obituary Assistant comes with a flower delivery module. When you sell flowers, you earn a 15% commission on flower sales. Flowers are delivered by the local florist of your choosing. When you sell flowers, FHW Solutions also profits from the flower sale which pays for Obitaury Assistant.

How will my existing obituaries be imported into Obituary Assistant?

We need a ‘csv’ (or Excel) file with your current obituaries. We can then load your old obituaries into Obituary Assitant. Contact us and we’ll import your existing obituaries into Obituary Assitant for free.

Contributors & Developers

“Obituary Assistant by Funeral Home Website Solutions” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors