LGD CMS resources

Helpful resources and links for everyone using or interested in using LocalGov Drupal. If you have suggestions about improvements or spot anything missing, please let us know in the #general channel on Slack, or email us at hello@localgovdrupal.org


LocalGov Drupal is built on Drupal 10. 



Our CMS is (almost) fully documented. Find what you need on our docs site, with overviews, feature explanations and links to real-world examples:

We also have a YouTube channel that includes how-to videos, such as this set of guides to theming LocalGovDrupal and these content design video guides.

The pattern library created by Brighton & Hove City Council, gives an idea of how they use LocalGov Drupal. 


LocalGov Drupal CMS Demo Site

Visit our Demo site at demo.localgovdrupal.org to see the different page types in action. The demo content is also part of the default installation. 

Create your own demo / sandbox site

Annertech is currently offering a minimum of 6 months free LGD sandbox hosting as well as some consulting time to 10 councils who are currently trying to figure out whether LGD is for them. 

Code Enigma is providing a free 30 day trial of LocalGov Drupal on AWS. You can use it to spin up your own installation as a risk-free sandbox to explore LocalGov Drupal and its features.


Research & UX 

Evidence-based qualitative research is at the heart of LGD. Telltale Research has put together this helpful PDF download of core best practice UX guidelines for council sites.  



All the releases of the core distribution and modules can be found on Github at github.com/localgovdrupal/localgov/releases

Bugs and Issues 

To report an issue with the platform please post it on Github at github.com/localgovdrupal/localgov/issues or post in the relevant Slack channel. 


Product roadmap

See the roadmap for what features are being worked on, by whom and with what expected completion dates.



LocalGov Drupal is not a supplier. We do not carry out development work for councils. There are a number of great suppliers that have worked on LGD and are available to hire, and/or you can bring in your own agency or supplier.