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ProudCity named to 2023 GovTech 100 list

Posted on January 4, 2023

ProudCity is honored to be named to Government Technology’s esteemed 2023 GovTech 100 top government technology companies list. ProudCity was named a GovTech 100 company in 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017 and, in 2016 as one of ‘5 to Watch.’ From Government Technology Chief Innovation and Strategy Officer Dustin Haisler: “This year we have...
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ProudCity 2022.11.15 Release

Posted on November 15, 2022

Starting with this release we're changing our release strategy a bit. Instead of releasing every 2 weeks, we're now releasing new features as soon as they're through our QA process. This has meant that some weeks we've released two or three small updates to customer sites. We have updated our button that adds meetings to...
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ProudCity 1.134.0 Release

Posted on October 19, 2022

Release 1.134.0 brought some fixes to accessibility, specifically with tabindex on meeting links. That fix allowed us to update our Add to Calendar scripts and remove a connection to an external service. Add to calendar links are now generated with code entirely running and hosted on client sites. We also continued to clean up some...
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Digital government news from ProudCity (October 2022)

Posted on October 19, 2022

Digital government news New Proudly Serving chapter: Speak plainly “We serve our communities best when we communicate clearly, directly, and without frills,” writes Echa Schneider. Book review: Citizens "The absolute precondition for the Citizen Story is belief in ourselves and in human nature as creative, capable, and caring, rather than lazy, self-interested, and competitive within...
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ProudCity 1.133.0 Release

Posted on September 29, 2022

In this release we resolved some issues with deploy that were causing some of our plugins to become unavailable when Kubernetes Pods were rebuilt. We also updated some of our :hover and :focus styles to have more obvious states to improve accessibility. What's Up Next Release 1.134.0 will have more bug fixes. It will be...
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Digital government news from ProudCity (September 2022)

Posted on September 15, 2022

Digital government news Why and how to compress PDFs Reducing PDF sizes makes it easier for the public to access these types of files. Request for Proudly Serving feedback: Speak plainly A new Proudly Serving chapter, written by Echa Schneider, titled Speak plainly is ready for public review and feedback. Locals' .gov adoption is getting...
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ProudCity 1.132.0 Release

Posted on September 7, 2022

This release brought us a new updated CSS and JS build process which will make future work on styles faster and more robust. We also added some more tests for file validation to help us produce more robust builds. What's Up Next Release 1.133.0 will have more bug fixes. It will be released on Sept...
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ProudCity 1.131.0 Release

Posted on August 24, 2022

This release added some editing capabilities to the new ProudCity Quick Menu plugin to continue to bring it back in line with the features of it's predecessor. We also added the ability for Editor's to clear their own site cache as well as enhance alerts for the ProudCity team when plugins may be deactivated by...
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Digital government news from ProudCity (August 2022)

Posted on August 12, 2022

Digital government news Register for the (free) 2022 Federal Plain Language Summit The event will highlight plain language successes in federal agencies at all stages of the communications journey. Building an inclusive culture at the Government Digital Service GDS CEO Tom Read shares why creating a safe, diverse and inclusive culture for staff matters. Request...
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ProudCity 1.130.0 Release

Posted on August 8, 2022

This release we focused on improving the security of WP Quick Menu by taking it over and rewriting the very old code. ProudCity Quick Menu represents a complete rewrite of the functionality to bring the plugin up to modern standards around coding practices and code security. What's Up Next The next release will continue to...
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ProudCity 1.129.0 Release

Posted on July 14, 2022

This release cleaned up some issues with caching and making sure that the media library plugin was activated across all client sites. We also verified that Gravity Forms exports were working as expected and fixed a bug that sent all users back to the main Posts page in the WordPress admin if they saved any...
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Digital government news from ProudCity (July 2022)

Posted on July 13, 2022

Digital government news Team care in a crisis “Thanks to a culture of team care our leaders fostered.” The California Office of Digital Innovation shares how it got through COVID-19 response efforts. Senators ask DOJ to enforce accessibility rules for state and local websites A group of 10 Democratic senators asked the Justice Department to...
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ProudCity 1.128.0 Release

Posted on June 28, 2022

Release 1.128.0 involved some clean-up of our WP Rocket addition. We will now be automatically flushing the cache during each deploy. We also added a new system for users to navigate between pages of documents on their site. It is now more obvious that there are pages of documents to switch between. What's Up Next...
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ProudCity 1.127.0 Release

Posted on June 21, 2022

This release rolls out WP Rocket as a caching layer for all sites. It should improve the performance of your site and of the WordPress Admin. We have automatically excluded some pages from the cache due to issue. See the Scripted Updates for more information. What's Up Next Release 1.128.0 will have more bug fixes...
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Digital government news from ProudCity (June 2022)

Posted on June 9, 2022

Digital government news The case for simplified, text-based government websites E.Republic Executive Editor Paul Taylor makes the case to think simple when it comes to digital services. How to thoughtfully name government services “When a name doesn’t fit, it’s confusing and can lead to misunderstandings,” says the Canada Digital Service. Innovate with purpose A new...
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Government Technology: ‘The Case for Simplified, Text-Based Government Websites’

Posted on June 9, 2022

Government Technology mentioned ProudCity in recent commentary from E.Republic Executive Editor Paul Taylor, where he makes the case for simplified, text-based government websites." Excerpt: Luke Fretwell, CEO of the civic engagement platform ProudCity, said in a conversation about the aesthetics of government websites that acknowledging the mobile majority — together with a government obligation to...
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ProudCity 1.126.0 Release

Posted on May 27, 2022

This release was focused on bug fixes and continued accessibility enhancements. Icons that are purely decorative should now have the aria-hidden="true" label applied so they don't show up in the page flow for keyboard and screen reader users. We also did some more bug fixes around our new icon picker and Font Awesome 6. What's...
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ProudCity 1.125.0 Release

Posted on May 13, 2022

The main new features for this release focus on user profile experience and log in. Previously users could go to their standard WordPress login page, but sign-in should really be done from the ProudCity Dashboard. This created some confusion. Now users will be sent to the ProudCity Dashboard and should not see the standard WordPress...
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Digital government news from ProudCity (May 2022)

Posted on May 11, 2022

Digital government news Spark community joy ELGL Executive Director Kirsten Wyatt shares actionable advice and steps for showcasing and celebrating local government services. How cities are tapping federal aid to make major tech upgrades American Rescue Plan Act funding is being used to upgrade digital services. How GSA is remaking An effort is underway...
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ProudCity 1.124.0 Release

Posted on April 29, 2022

This release has one big feature and some minor fixes. You can now use Font Awesome Version 6 icons on your site. Version 5 icons will continue to display as expected on the user-facing part of your site. Version 5 icons will not show up in your admin area when you look to choose your...
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