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ProudCity coronavirus (COVID-19) icons

Coronavirus (COVID-19) icons now available to all ProudCity-powered government websites

Posted on April 1, 2020

As governments work to build digital responses to the coronavirus (COVID-19), one aspect of this is a need for web icons that support text-based communications. ProudCity uses the Font Awesome to make it easy for our government partners to add icons into website pages. Coronavirus-related icons To support coronavirus-related communications, Font Awesome recently added and...
ProudCity Releases

ProudCity 1.87.0 Release

Posted on March 31, 2020

This release contains new features and updates to third-party plugins. There is no WordPress Core update in this release. It is immediately available for all ProudCity Hosted sites and for download on Github under the GNU Affero GPL v3 open source license. What changes will I notice? We have updated FontAwesome to include their new...
We're here for you

We’re here for you

Posted on March 18, 2020

As we all deal with personal and business issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic, we here at ProudCity want to ensure all of our government partners and the government community at large that we’re here for you. From an operations perspective, it’s business as usual for us. We’ve always worked in a distributed/remote work environment,...
ProudCity Releases

ProudCity 1.86.0 Release

Posted on March 13, 2020

This release contains new features, bugfixes and updates to third-party plugins. There is no WordPress Core update in this release. It is immediately available for all ProudCity Hosted sites and for download on Github under the GNU Affero GPL v3 open source license. What changes will I notice? There should be no noticeable updates in...
How ProudCity is different from traditional government website vendors

How ProudCity is different from traditional government website vendors

Posted on February 28, 2020

ProudCity provides digital government software like websites, online payments, online forms, and more, to cities of all sizes. Because we are newer than many companies that have been around for decades, we often get asked how we’re different from traditional vendors that offer local government website services. Here's how we're different. We get better over...
ProudCity Releases

ProudCity 1.85.0 Release

Posted on February 19, 2020

This release primarily contains updates to third-party plugins. There is no WordPress Core update in this release. It is immediately available for all ProudCity Hosted sites and for download on Github under the GNU Affero GPL v3 open source license. What changes will I notice? There should be no noticeable updates in this release. What's...
ProudCity Releases

ProudCity 1.84.0 Release

Posted on January 24, 2020

This release primarily contains updates to third-party plugins. The WordPress Core 5.3.2 Feature and Security Update is included in this release. It is immediately available for all ProudCity Hosted sites and for download on Github under the GNU Affero GPL v3 open source license. What changes will I notice? There should be no noticeable updates...
Government Technology

Government Technology: ‘Expectation versus Reality of Five Years in Gov Tech’

Posted on January 15, 2020

Government Technology asked five government technology leaders what they expected to happen in the past five years that did — or did not — come to pass. ProudCity CEO Luke Fretwell was one of them. Excerpt: Q: In the past five years, what did you expect to happen in gov tech that has happened? Definitely...
2020 GovTech 100

ProudCity named to 2020 GovTech 100 top government technology companies list

Posted on January 14, 2020

ProudCity is honored to be named to Government Technology’s esteemed 2020 GovTech 100 top government technology companies list. The list, compiled annually by government technology media company e.Republic, is “a compendium of 100 companies focused on and making a difference in — and selling to — state and local governments.” ProudCity was named a GovTech...
ProudCity Releases

ProudCity 1.83.0 Release

Posted on December 13, 2019

This release contains a number feature updates, bugfixes, and 3rd party plugin updates. The WordPress Core 5.3 and 5.3.1 Feature and Security Updates are included in this release. It is immediately available for all ProudCity Hosted sites and for download on Github under the GNU Affero GPL v3 open source license. What changes will I...
ELGL

ProudCity recognized by ELGL local government community in 2019 Haverford Award

Posted on November 20, 2019

ProudCity was recognized by the ELGL community in its Haverford Award annual list of top 25 companies that work with local government. From ELGL: Simply put, diligent and responsible local government vendors and their products and services make our communities run better. Big thank you to the City of San Rafael for the nomination and...
e.Republic

ProudCity on e.Republic’s ICYMI

Posted on November 13, 2019

ProudCity CEO Luke Fretwell recently joined e.Republic Chief Innovation Officer Dustin Haisler and Vice President of Research Joe Morris on their videocast ICYMI (In Case You Missed It). Full story: ProudCity on ICYMI
ProudCity Releases

ProudCity 1.82.0 Release

Posted on November 8, 2019

This release contains a number bugfixes and 3rd party plugin updates. The WordPress Core 5.2.4 Security Update was deployed as a hotfix during the previous release cycle. It is immediately available for all ProudCity Hosted sites and for download on Github under the GNU Affero GPL v3 open source license. What changes will I notice?...
Government website accessibility

Webinar: What You Need to Know About Accessible Government Websites and Digital Services

Posted on November 4, 2019

We're participating in a web accessibility webinar for the ELGL local government community this Wednesday (November 6). Webinar overview: Learn how to make your local government website and digital services accessible for all populations. Matt DiCianni from Ancel Glink will share the legal case for making your website and digital services accessible, and then Luke...
Jackson, Miss.

Proudly serving Jackson

Posted on October 30, 2019

We’re excited to announce our first state capital partner, Jackson, Miss. The new site, located at jacksonms.gov, is now live after going through the ProudCity Onboarding process and public feedback and user testing. As with all of our partners we serve, Jackson’s new, service-focused website is mobile-friendly, secured for user privacy protection and makes accessibility...
ProudCity Releases

ProudCity 1.81.0 Release

Posted on October 4, 2019

This release contains a number of minor new features, bugfixes and 3rd party plugin updates. The WordPress Core 5.2.3 Security Update was deployed as a hotfix during the previous release cycle. It is immediately available for all ProudCity Hosted sites and for download on Github under the GNU Affero GPL v3 open source license. What...
Website launch

How to buy, build launch, manage local government digital services in 2020

Posted on September 11, 2019

To help educate local public sector leaders with government website launches, we've created a comprehensive slide deck that details the problems with today's model, solutions, key trends for 2020, and how ProudCity successfully supports a new approach to digital services. Slides: How to buy, launch, manage local government websites in 2020 Contact us to learn...
Lily Delgado

How a New York village teamed with a fresh-out-of-college graduate to launch its new website in 90 days

Posted on September 10, 2019

After 15 years with the same village website, Rye Brook, New York, didn’t want to waste time or money on a digital upgrade. As Rye Brook Communication Services Coordinator Fred Siefert puts it, there are three options for local government web services. First is an in-house digital and technical team, which isn’t feasible for most...
ProudCity Releases

ProudCity 1.80.0 Release

Posted on August 29, 2019

This release marks the launch of our new Social Media account dashboard for site administrators. There are also a number of 3rd party plugin updates in this release. There is no WordPress Core update in this release. It is immediately available for all ProudCity Hosted sites and for download on Github under the GNU Affero...
ProudCity city government website theme

New ProudCity theme enhancements make it easier, faster to launch city government websites

Posted on August 21, 2019

Based on our work with cities, we’ve updated our default website theme to make it easier, faster and cheaper for municipalities to launch city government websites. Theme enhancements include: Cleaner user experience Refined information architecture Navigation, page template clean-up Additional page templates New default settings As part of the onboarding process, we’ve added a new...
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