The publishing platform created by councils, for councils.

Content Designers / Editors

Created by digital teams from councils across the UK, LocalGov Drupal sets content designers (and editors and web managers) free.  

The evidence based, collaborative product design puts the needs of content designers (and service users) at the heart of things. 

The intuitive user interface provides a fantastic experience for editors alongside an array of useful tools for those who regularly work with the platform. 

It is a tried and tested platform that provides better site structures, more streamlined content and consistent, best practice, accessible designs.

The distribution also has enough flexibility to produce customised sites you can be proud of. Much of the heavy lifting is already done, leaving you to be more creative. 

More than that, your feedback and opinions help to shape the features, and the collaborative working helps editors find quick resolutions to problems when they arise. You can discuss ideas with and pick the brains of colleagues in other councils facing the same issues as you. As well as our Slack channels there are now regular informal meetings of content designers. 

The final product that councils create with our platform gives service users an excellent front end experience, thanks to this unique structure, design and content approach.

With LocalGov Drupal I have more autonomy and freedom than I've ever had before, in terms of what I want to do... there's less restriction about how you create content.

Front End Features

Content Page types

Back end features

  • Revisions and history module  
  • Approvals dashboard  
  • Large variety of patterns, styles and call outs 


Guides, documentation and help for content designers

As well as the Demo site, please take a look at the documentation for content designers on the docs site. This includes step-by-step guides and also links for:

There is also a LocalGov Drupal #group-content Slack channel and occasional meetups of content designers. It is a really good place to get help, share learnings and request new features.

Let's also give a mention for the pattern library created by Brighton & Hove City Council, which give an idea of how they use LocalGov Drupal. 


If you would like to find out more or have any questions just drop us a line at We are always happy to chat about LocalGov Drupal, provide a demo of the platform, or show how councils are using it.

It’s a shared knowledge base, we are one public service. Doesn’t matter where you are based, we all have similar needs as local authorities. With Local Gov Drupal you can work upon existing designs and develop your own to achieve your user’s needs. And help your stakeholders to see the potential of your site and how it can work.
Amy Rose, Content Designer, Waltham Forest