If your agency is thinking about implementing a new Content Management System (CMS), or updating your current CMS, check out the new CMS toolkit on HowTo.gov. A CMS can streamline your agency’s content publication processes, and make it easier to publish structured, open content. The toolkit will help you:
- Choose the right CMS for your needs
- Migrate content, and
- Develop a business case for investing in a CMS
One of the most popular open-source CMS in government right now is Drupal. If you’d like to learn more about Drupal, we’re hosting a webinar on Thursday, January 31 which will give you an overview of the Drupal CMS, discuss the pros and cons, and provide an introduction to the Drupal community. The webinar is free and open to government employees. Learn more and register. We’re planning additional webinars in the coming months to review other CMS tools, and learn about publishing open content – stay tuned.
One of the goals of the Digital Government Strategy is to help agencies deliver government information and services anytime, anywhere, on any device. A CMS makes it easy to publish open content, and is a key step to a more transparent and open government.
This toolkit was developed with input from many of our colleagues across government, who volunteered their time and knowledge to help us create this new resource. If your agency isn’t yet using a CMS to publish content, our CMS toolkit on HowTo.gov can help you find the right CMS to simplify your life, and improve how your agency shares information.
What CMS do you use, and are you happy with it? Share your CMS tips!