The world’s governments give Drupal their seal of approval. And though this seal is invisible, it is still valid. This is a seal of their trust for Drupal’s strengths.
Drupal is chosen by thousands of government websites in over 150 countries (including governments, embassies, ministries, monarchies, parliaments, research centers and more). Let’s briefly see why and, of course, enjoy some nice website examples.
What makes Drupal a great choice for government websites
Here are just a couple of Drupal’s essential features that fit government websites like a glove, and the list could go on:
- Distributions. It’s easy to set up sites from pre-configured Drupal versions (distributions), some of which are specifically tailored for governments.
- Security. Government websites need high protection, and they know they can trust Drupal’s security thanks to its constant updates and lots of other protection secrets.
- Scalability. Drupal websites are able to expand together with the needs of government organizations.
- Multisite. Thanks to Drupal multisite feature, it’s easy to get sites for countless departments and agencies without building them from scratch and managing them separately.
- Accessibility. In Drupal, especially Drupal 8, adherence to web accessibility standards lets people with impairments use government websites freely.
- Performance. Even at times of huge traffic surges (for example, during events), Drupal remains intact.
- Integration. Drupal’s third-party integration features let it work with various external systems and applications often needed for government websites.
- Roles. A flexible system of roles and permissions lets particular users or groups of users manage the website’s information.
9 examples of great government websites built with Drupal
Now let's see who enjoys all the above-mentioned, and many other, Drupal advantages:
Drupal, a king among CMSs, is a great match for the website of Queen Rania Al Abdullah of Jordan. “We shouldn't judge people through the prism of our own stereotypes” is Queen Rania’s quote on the main page, and we couldn’t agree more. The site showcases information about her great charity initiatives and has a media center, as well as image feeds from Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, and Flickr.
This website informs people about the French government’s activities through a news carousel, handy icons indicating activity areas, articles with infographics, videos, and more. The special button invites users to discover and share the content.
Municipality of Athens
Coming to Athens official website, you cannot say “It’s all Greek to me,” because the site also features an English version. It takes you on an exciting tour throughout Athens by means of pictures, stories, videos and animation effects. In addition, it will tell you about all the administration authorities, important initiatives, and upcoming events.
The Drupal website for the British Council lets you select your country from the huge drop-down menu and then takes you to the country-specific site version. You can also register for English tests, find study and job opportunities, discover news and find lots of other useful things.
The New York State Senate
The Senate’s website welcomes everyone to find their senator via a special form with a possibility of Facebook sign-in. Senators are also filtered by committee and by party. A handy event calendar with filters lets you find events. A step-by-step guide shows how a bill becomes a law. And, of course, the site offers useful information in the form of news, press releases, and videos.
At first glance, you will notice this website’s laconic style. It perfectly carries out its main mission, which is to inform citizens about the government's activities while sorting by industry. The “myGov” cabinet lets registered users have access to online services. At the bottom of the page, there is an attractive slider telling about the government’s campaigns.
Prime Minister of Belgium
The website of Belgium’s Prime Minister, Charles Michel, offers you to choose from four available language versions: Dutch, French, German, and English. You can get information from news, press releases, pictures, Prime Minister’s biography, Twitter feed and more.
Mayor of London
The website tells users about the London mayor’s office activities sorted by area (health, transport, education etc.). With the help of the interactive map, citizens can find the activities in their borough. They can find their borough by clicking on it, selecting it from the dropdown menu, or using their postal code. The site also welcomes users to donate to charity, visit events and meetings, become volunteers, and much more.
New Zealand Government
The official website of the New Zealand Government allows citizens to find ministers with the help of dropdown menus (one for ministers names and the other for their responsibility areas), as well as a search box. Fresh news and transcripts of sessions let everyone stay in the loop.
We wish we could include all great government websites built with Drupal. After all, the article’s scope is limited. But Drupal website opportunities are not! If you wish, our developers will build you a website in this or another area, as well as enrich your existing one with new features. Contact us!