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Drupal is perfect for large and small organisations, with over 60 local government sites already live, there is a growing popularity for this in the online public sector

It is becoming increasingly important for local government websites to serve not only as publishing platforms but also as authoritative repositories of guidance and information for their constituents. There must be a way for several members of staff to rapidly and easily upload fresh content to local government websites.

Users looking for information and services will find the navigation and layouts to be intuitive. The back end of the website is very simple to access for staff editing material and pages thanks to Drupal.

Strength in numbers

A large number of local governments already utilise Drupal, so they have an advantage in building joint products and sharing resources. Once a set of features has been developed, they can be shared with the rest of the Drupal community because Drupal is open source. This gives enormous chances for local governments to cooperate together and prevents each one from doing the same thing.

Ensured safety and security

A large amount of sensitive data, including personally identifiable information and financial data is processed and protected by local authorities. Local governments must be able to put their faith in the technology supporting their websites to avoid becoming the next victim of cyber-crime.

“The back end of the website is very simple to access for staff editing material and pages.”

The Drupal security team is always working on new patches and upgrades, which is why Drupal has such a good track record when it comes to security.

Drupal migrations are simple

It doesn’t matter what CMS they’ve been using in the past, most local governments find Drupal a far easier platform to migrate to than others. Even while some knowledge of PHP and SQL is normally required for migrations to go smoothly, they’re rarely difficult.

Independency and adaptability

Finally, and maybe most importantly, Drupal is an open-source platform, which means that anyone can utilise the original source code. The result is a vast array of plug-ins that can do a wide range of tasks, all of which have been built by many Drupal developers.

When it comes to developing new services, Drupal has modules that can help local governments achieve their goals over the next few months and years. This is especially critical in a sector with tight budgets and the potential for policy changes to shift the goals.

LocalGov Drupal – Built for councils, by councils

LocalGov Drupal is a public sector-specific Drupal version that has been pre-configured to meet the requirements of most, if not all local council websites in the UK.

Save time and money

Up to 80% of the cost of a new council website can be saved by using Local-Gov Drupal. In comparison to a licenced, proprietary website, the cost of a LocalGov Drupal website is a fraction of what it would be with no licence costs and open source. LocalGov Drupal frees up money to be spent on other services (e.g. for the homeless, health care and education) as a result.

Tried and tested features

Before any new features are launched, LocalGov Drupal is thoroughly tested by a variety of councils and development organisations. In addition, you can rest easy knowing that each feature is backed up by an automated test suite created by some of the greatest Drupal developers across the globe.

Meet accessibility standards by default

The LocalGov Drupal platform is designed to be accessible to all users. A variety of accessibility criteria, including WCAG 2.1 AA, are applied to each feature before it is released.

Get your new site quicker than ever

The development turnaround time for your council website is substantially faster because the functionality you require is already established and ready to go. A new municipal website can take up to a year to develop. It is customary to launch a LocalGov Drupal website within 8 to 12 weeks.

Don’t be tied to an agency

As an open-source solution, LocalGov Drupal is free of vendor lock-in and licencing. If you wish to outsource the creation of your website to a different company, you can do so. The code- base is yours to keep. The only thing you’ll need is a second Drupal expert.

We’re going one step ahead of that and offering a LocalGov Drupal trial on AWS free for 30 days, with the option to extend to three months at a low cost.

LocalGov Drupal on AWS with Code Enigma

We’re Code Enigma; an ISO-certified agency of Drupal experts. We make modern, usable, mobile-first websites.

Our client list includes a raft of development, hosting and support services for public sector websites and web applications. We are also specialists in implementing complex integrations.

We know organisations in the public sector face particular challenges in completing their tasks because of their limited financial resources. We’ll assist you in your efforts to coordinate actions, manage communications, safeguard constituents, and preserve sensitive data.

Because AWS is user-friendly, adaptable, secure, cost-effective, stable, scalable, and highly performant, we decided to host a LocalGov Drupal trial on AWS. And we’re offering that to all public sector organisations.

Try LocalGov Drupal for 30 days on AWS, for free!


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  1. Thank you for the detailed analysis of drupal right for online public sector digital transformation. Now I have a better idea of how one stage follows the other, and how all these steps are connected.


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