Category: Government websites

Plain language and government websites

From plainlanguage.gov: Plain language (also called Plain English) is communication your audience can understand the first time they read or hear it. Language that is plain to one set of readers may not be plain to others. Written material is in plain language if your audience can: Find what they need; Understand what they find; … Continued

How to create contacts in your ProudCity powered government website

Overview A contact has staff member name, position, label, and form of communication either email or/and phone. Optional fields available include Facebook URL, twitter username, staff member bio, and photo. We use labels to distribute where the contacts display throughout the site. Example In our ProudCity demo site, we demonstrate how the staff contact directory … Continued

How to a create events in your ProudCity powered government website

Overview An event post will have a title, category label, featured image, location, and content. Content for events may include paragraphs, images, links, etc. Example In our ProudCity demo site, we created an example event post for your viewing. After creating an event post and attributing it to an event category,  the event post(s) will … Continued

How to prepare for your ProudCity powered government website launch

Overview Launching your ProudCity powered government website involves a transfer of information between ProudCity and your current host provider. In order for your website to go LIVE, you need to know your current domain host provider and login information. Steps Prepare for your launch Up to a week (and at least 24 hours), before you … Continued

How to create redirects in your ProudCity powered government website

Overview If you are migrating from an existing website, you should ensure that visitors trying to access pages on your old website are properly redirected.  Not only does this keep your visitors happy, but it also helps with Search Engine Optimization (SEO). Steps Look at the analytics for your existing website, and make a note … Continued

How to a create news post in your ProudCity powered government website

Overview A news post will have a title, category label,featured image and content. Content may include:  paragraphs, images, links, videos, etc. Example In our ProudCity demo site, we created an example news post for your viewing. After creating a news post and attributing it to a news category,  the news post(s) will be displayed on … Continued

How to create and list documents in your ProudCity powered government website

Overview A document will have a title, category label, download button and embedded file.This guide is divided into 3 sections that will help you fully understand how to add document type, create  documents and use the document list widget to publish documents across your site. Video  Example In our ProudCity demo site, we created … Continued

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