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ProudCity Releases

ProudCity 1.60.0 Release

Posted on August 16, 2018

This is a security and maintenance release. The WordPress Core 4.9.8 Maintenance Release 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? This release fixes the issue where the body content...
ELGL website

New ELGL website and proudly serving the ‘brightest minds in local government’

Posted on August 9, 2018

We are extremely proud that the new ELGL website is now on the ProudCity Platform. ELGL is the leading organization supporting fresh, innovative leaders, “engaging the brightest minds in local government,” and we are one hundred percent aligned with its team, membership and mission of: Providing timely, relevant, real content Fostering authentic, meaningful connections Expecting...
ProudCity Accessibility Checker

New ProudCity Accessibility Checker helps governments better meet web accessibility requirements

Posted on August 1, 2018

As we previously wrote, government website accessibility is extremely important to ProudCity, and we continuously work to ensure and improve on government adherence to all related guidelines and requirements. Now officially in BETA, our new ProudCity Accessibility Checker helps governments understand and stay updated on pertinent accessibility issues and continue to maintain AA compliance. PAC...
ProudCity Releases

ProudCity 1.59.0 Release

Posted on July 26, 2018

This is a security and maintenance release. The WordPress Core 4.9.7 Security and Maintenance Release 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 changes in...
Government website accessibility

Building more accessible government websites

Posted on July 12, 2018

It is imperative that governments adhere to web accessibility guidelines. Most importantly, because it’s the right thing to do, but also because it will increasingly become a legal issue for governments who don’t actively adhere to these standards. The Americans with Disabilities Act is a broad government policy, not specific to technology, however, there are...
ProudCity Releases

ProudCity 1.58.0 Release

Posted on July 5, 2018

This is a security and maintenance release. The WordPress Core 4.9.7 Security and Maintenance Release 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 changes in...
How ProudCity is different

How ProudCity is different

Posted on June 27, 2018

When we talk with local governments about their websites, online forms, payments and general digital service offerings, and how ProudCity can help them better serve their communities, we're often asked how we're different from similar providers, particularly ones that are more established. Here's how we're different. We have holistic principles Our fundamental principles are that...
ProudCity Releases

ProudCity 1.57.0 Release

Posted on June 19, 2018

This is a security and maintenance 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 changes in this release. What's up next? Release 1.58.0 will be primarily a bugfix release....
ProudCity Releases

ProudCity 1.56.0 Release

Posted on May 24, 2018

This is primarily a security and maintenance release. The GDPR-focused WordPress Core 4.9.6 Privacy and Maintenance Release 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? On May 17, we pushed...
ProudCity Pagebuilder

30+ drag and drop widgets for easy-to-manage government websites

Posted on May 22, 2018

The ProudCity Pagebuilder includes more than 30 drag and drop widgets, making it extremely easy for government website managers to create custom pages and continuously refine these until the user experience is optimized. These widgets include: Answers list: List of Answers in a category with a display style Auth0 Social Amplification: Shows Auth0 Social Amplification...
ProudCity Releases

ProudCity 1.55.0 Release

Posted on May 10, 2018

This is primarily a security and maintenance release. There are no WordPress Core updates 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 changes in this release. This...
StateScoop

StateScoop: ‘Four mistakes local governments should avoid when buying a website’

Posted on May 8, 2018

StateScoop featured our new Guide to Buying Government Websites. Excerpt: Digital government platform ProudCity helps local governments build and manage websites, online forms, and digital payment systems. Now, they have released a guide to help public sector leaders purchase websites for government use. The free-to-use guide, published as a Google doc, describes itself as a...
Guide to Buying Government Websites

Introducing the ‘Guide to Buying Government Websites’

Posted on May 2, 2018

Local government leaders must be experts in all aspects of public sector management and, as technology evolves at a rapid pace, you are increasingly challenged with understanding new business and technical issues that are critical to sustainably and successfully serving your communities. Our new Guide to Buying Government Websites empowers local government leaders to make...
ProudCity Releases

ProudCity 1.54.0 Release

Posted on April 26, 2018

This is primarily a security and maintenance release. There are no WordPress Core updates 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 been working hard to resolve the issue where...
ProudCity Releases

ProudCity 1.53.0 Release

Posted on April 12, 2018

This is primarily a security and maintenance release. There are no WordPress Core updates 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 changes in this release. What's...
Government Website Procurement Template

Modernizing local government website procurement

Posted on March 29, 2018

Local government digital services procurement is in dire need of an overhaul, so we’re working to help reform this by creating a modern day government website request for information/proposal/quote template that replaces the antiquated, traditional approach. Procuring local government websites is much different than buying infrastructure, however, many municipalities still treat digital technology purchases the...
ProudCity Releases

ProudCity 1.52.0 Release

Posted on March 28, 2018

This is primarily a security and maintenance release. There are no WordPress Core updates 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 were a number of accessibility changes in this release....
Make sure your government website is encrypted.

#digitalgovtip #6: Make sure your government website is encrypted.

Posted on March 21, 2018

#digitalgovtip shares quick advice to inspire, empower and help governments move their digital efforts forward. Protecting user privacy should be a government priority, and Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure (HTTPS) is fundamental to online digital security. As I told Government Technology in its recent coverage on this front: “At a time when people’s faith in government...
ProudCity Releases

ProudCity 1.51.0 Release

Posted on March 16, 2018

This is primarily a security and maintenance release. There are no WordPress Core updates 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. Instagram posts in your social wall Note: Instagram recently changed their API for retrieving posts...
#ELGLbeta

Proudly serving ELGL and the local government community

Posted on March 14, 2018

We’re proud to begin working closely with ELGL and the local government leadership community on its future website. True to our BETA approach to launching government websites, we’ve started with a minimum viable product and will continue to iterate based on community feedback and strategic input from the ELGL leadership team. In the near future,...
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