The LocalGov Drupal team has been extremely busy this month. Here’s a roundup of everything they’ve achieved.
How your council can save time and money with LocalGov Drupal
Our director, Greg Harvey, will be in London to talk at the LGD event on Tuesday July 5th at the Amazon HQ. Come along to discover how LocalGov Drupal is enabling councils to create more user-friendly web content and save money at the same time.
28 councils to date
Newcastle City Council became the 28th council to join the LocalGov Drupal project!
Work on microsites reaches Sprint 4
Early prototype user testing has been completed!
There were certain technical and user experience considerations the team wanted to test out with actual people in sprint 3. Specifically, there was a lot of discussion on how people would set up a site, create a user, and add branding and content.
Users were very positive about the amount of work done already. They could see the benefit, and expected to be able to use the product for some of their sites.
However, in its current state it isn’t ready. This was mainly due to lack of customisation of the frontend and functionality (namely, additional content types).
Using Entity Share with LocalGov Drupal
The Cumbria County Council website has been powered by LocalGov Drupal since September 2021. As such, the council's Births, Deaths, Marriages, and Ceremonies service also moved to a new location at new.cumbria.gov.uk.
We provide Cumbria with infrastructure environments for development, staging, and production. A developer can test anything they want without fear of impacting end users or content editors working on a live website in Cumbria's testing environment.
It was decided to expand the site to include Highways (Parking, streets and transportation) after a period of assessment and evaluation. With the savvy Drupal module called Entity Share and expertise from Mark Conroy at Annertech, Cumbria made it possible for content to be tested on a staging website before being pushed live in sections.
Try LocalGov Drupal on AWS for 30 days free with Code Enigma
We're offering councils the opportunity to try LocalGov Drupal for 30 days, completely free. We'll provide a risk-free sandbox to explore LocalGov Drupal and its features.