General

Making a Government Website

Govern your village, town, or city website with WordPress.com.

City website managers will love WordPress.com because it’s easy to edit, has upcoming event lists that can sync with a calendar service, photo galleries that add interest, polls and surveys integration, no fuss email subscriptions, it’s mobile-friendly out of the box, very search-friendly, has an integrated stats system, and it costs little to nothing.

At least 69.4M of the world’s websites are powered by WordPress.

Key Features

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Get started, step-by-step

  1. Start at WordPress.com/cities to set up and account.
  2. Choose a government website template.
  3. Create a custom header image to add brand identity.
  4. Browse through the demo data included.
  5. Setup the Follow widget to let any user subscribe to posts by email.
  6. Connect social media sites like Facebook and add sharing buttons.
  7. Set your content managers to work with this getting start guide!
  8. Use the Upcoming Events widget to list some events.
  9. Upload documents such as PDF, Word, or others.
  10. Add some photos. They really add interest and your pictures will look great in our gallery styles.

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Demo Data

Here is a list of the demo data that is included with a government website if you sign up through WordPress.com/cities.

City of The Land

  • Residents
    • Arts & Culture
    • Elections & Voting
    • Garbage and Recycling
    • Permits & Licenses
    • Schools and Education
    • Transportation
    • Utilities
  • Businesses
    • Business Tools and Assistance
    • Permits, Licenses, and Zoning
    • Relocating a Business
    • Starting a Business
  • Visitors
    • Arts & Culture
    • Events & Activities
    • Food and Drink
    • Places to Go
    • Sports, Recreation & Hobbies
  • Departments
    • Animal Control
    • Fire
    • Law Enforcement
    • Libraries
    • Natural Resources
    • Parking
    • Parks and Recreation
    • Water
  • City Hall
    • Boards and Commissions
    • City Council
    • City Manager
    • Office of the Mayor
    • Property Taxes
    • Chamber of Commerce
  • News
  • Sitemap

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