Helpful resources and links for everyone involved in 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
LocalGov Drupal is built on Drupal 9.
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
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.
Our platform is (almost) fully documented. Find what you need on our docs site, with overviews, feature explanations and links to real-world examples:
All the releases of the core distribution and modules can be found on Github at github.com/localgovdrupal/localgov/releases
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.
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.
Groups & Meetings
There are regular meetings for the Steering, Technical and Product groups, plus various meetings for those working on particular features. To check what's going on and when see the shared Google calendar.
The Technical Drop-in is a fortnightly informal drop-in meetup for technical folk to hear what's happening, get help and guidance and share ideas. If you'd like to join a session email us on email@example.com or message the #group-technical Slack channel
There is also now an informal meetup for content designers, if you'd like to join that then email us on firstname.lastname@example.org or message the #group-content Slack channel.
We're always happy to hear from new councils, answer questions and share ideas.
For general enquiries or to find out how to get more involved, contact us on email@example.com
To chat with members of our community, email us to join our Slack channel.
To keep up with the latest happenings sign up to our mailing list for regular updates.
We're always looking for people to contribute and improve LocalGov Drupal. Some ideas for how you can help are:
- Developers - contribute code, issue reports, bugfixes, test pull requests and documentation.
- Front-end developers and designers - share new theming, and do accessibility testing.
- Content designers - road-test new features and suggest improvements
- Service designers - share your user research and documentation
Every contribution is valuable. As always, you can get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org or in Slack.
Pitching LGD to senior decision makers
We often get asked for any resources to help in pitching LocalGov Drupal to senior decision makers and so created this Google Slide deck that briefly covers.
- What is LocalGov Drupal?
- Why is LGD needed / problem trying to solve (LDD)
- Who is already involved
- Business case
- Features & content types
- Case study
- Resources and documentation (what you need)
Please take a copy and feel free to cut / paste / hack it as you need.
Also see the case studies of how councils with different resources and needs are using LocalGov Drupal.