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.
- 3GB of free storage space
- Custom domain mapping for .gov
- Secure and load balanced across multiple data centers
- Upcoming Events widget
- Polldaddy polls and surveys integration
- Email subscriptions
- Social media sharing
- Integrated stats
Get started, step-by-step
- Start at WordPress.com/cities to set up and account.
- Choose a government website template.
- Create a custom header image to add brand identity.
- Browse through the demo data included.
- Setup the Follow widget to let any user subscribe to posts by email.
- Connect social media sites like Facebook and add sharing buttons.
- Set your content managers to work with this getting start guide!
- Use the Upcoming Events widget to list some events.
- Upload documents such as PDF, Word, or others.
- Add some photos. They really add interest and your pictures will look great in our gallery styles.
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
- Arts & Culture
- Elections & Voting
- Garbage and Recycling
- Permits & Licenses
- Schools and Education
- Business Tools and Assistance
- Permits, Licenses, and Zoning
- Relocating a Business
- Starting a Business
- Arts & Culture
- Events & Activities
- Food and Drink
- Places to Go
- Sports, Recreation & Hobbies
- Animal Control
- Law Enforcement
- Natural Resources
- Parks and Recreation
- City Hall
- Boards and Commissions
- City Council
- City Manager
- Office of the Mayor
- Property Taxes
- Chamber of Commerce
Have more questions? Ask in the WordPress.com community forums.