5 reasons why you should migrate your website to LocalGov Drupal

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Local authorities play a vital role in ensuring that people from all walks of life have access to affordable and quality housing, amongst many other services. However, for councils to reach their target audience and provide them with the information they need, they need to have an online presence that is both informative and user-friendly.

Building a council website involves more than maintaining content quality and accuracy. Your site will require compliance with accessibility requirements, data protection measures, rank high in search engines, all whilst limiting development costs.

That's where LocalGov Drupal comes in.

What is LocalGov Drupal?

LocalGov Drupal is a content management system (CMS) specifically designed for local government websites. It is an open-source platform that provides councils a range of tools to create and manage their online presence effectively.

Built by councils for councils, the platform is publicly owned and managed by a community of developers, content designers and councils across the UK and Ireland. The community work together to design, develop and share Drupal code to help one another build more efficient websites. Currently, 30 local authorities integrate the LocalGov Drupal community.

What are the benefits of moving your site to LocalGov Drupal?

With LocalGov Drupal, you can build websites that are easy to navigate, visually appealing and accessible to a wide range of users.

Here are the top benefits you will get if you move your corporate website to LocalGov Drupal:

  1. A highly customisable platform

    With LocalGov Drupal, you can tailor your website to meet your specific needs. You can choose from a wide range of themes and templates, making it easy to create a website that reflects your brand identity and help you offer a seamless user online experience. The platform was designed to be modular: new features and functionality can be added as and when needed.

  2. Designed for collaboration

    Moving to LocalGov Drupal means access to a collaborative community. It allows councils to work together with their colleagues and partners to create and manage their online presence. By joining the LocalGov Drupal community, your organisation will benefit from shared resources, ideas and expertise.

  3. More accessible experiences

    Built with the user in mind, LocalGov Drupal is an accessible platform that can help you enhance your website and meet the needs of users with disabilities. The platform can help you meet the WCAG 2.1 AA accessibility requirements with several modules and new features that might become available through the user community.

  4. Incredibly secure platform

    Aiming to meet the highest security standards, LocalGov Drupal carry regular security updates to ensure the platform remains safe and secure. Cyber security is essential for local authorities, who need to ensure that the personal information of their tenants and clients is kept safe and secure.

  5. Speedier development time

    Creating a new council website can take up to a year, sometimes longer. By switching to the LocalGov Drupal framework, you can benefit from faster development turnarounds by using of templates, built-in features and much more. At Home Connections, we are flexible and agile enough to turn small and large projects around efficiently and cost-effectively.

Are you ready to migrate your corporate website to LocalGov Drupal and provide better, more engaging online experiences? Home Connections can support you with the web design, implementation and migration of your site. Let us help you build the seamless online experience your users deserve.

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