Join the WordPress for Government Google Group

By / Feb 1, 2012

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As I mentioned in my 2012 civic commitment post, I’m focused on helping drastically lower the cost, de-mystify the technology and build better websites for local government.

This is the first step.

Here at GovFresh we love open source software, especially WordPress. While Drupal gets much of the press when it comes to open source and government, many municipalities and elected officials are implementing WordPress because of its cost (free), portability, accessible theming and plugin options and excellent content management system.

We’re just getting started, but if you’re a government web developer, WordPress developer or theme designer or interested in learning more about it, join the GovFresh WP (WordPress & Government) Google Group.

Let’s work together and help one another revolutionize how government builds websites.

I'm the founder of GovFresh, CivicMeet and co-creator of GovPress, the WordPress theme for government. I'm also a strategic consultant for CivicActions and NuCivic, both focused on bringing agile, open source and open data solutions to government. I also serve on the steering committee for Open Source for America. Connect with me on Twitter or email me at luke@govfresh.com.

  • Anonymous

    Do you build the sites for free? I was just wondering. I have been contacted by lots of local groups and such about converting to wordpress. They usually do not have the proceeds for creating themes etc. Thanks so much.

  • Luke Fretwell

    We don’t, but we’re working on a free theme for government. If you know of others interested in this, please have them join the group to stay updated on progress.

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