Make WordPress.com Your City’s Virtual Home
City administrators: Don’t spend thousands of dollars on a proprietary system for your city’s website. We’ve launched WordPress.com/cities as the go-to place to start a site for your city or other municipal body, and there’s no charge to get started. (“Free” is a price that will get every taxpayer on board, and since WordPress.com has been approved as a hosting site for federal government agencies, you can be sure we take security seriously.)
To supplement the impressive stable of existing WordPress.com features like custom domains (e.g., YourCity.gov or CityNameHere.com), we’ve added a couple of new ones to help you build the best site you can for residents and visitors alike:
When you sign up, we automatically create the pages most commonly needed on city websites, such as Parks & Recreation, City Hall, and Law Enforcement, and add them to your site’s main menu. You just have to fill in the blanks, and you’re ready to launch.
Each city site also includes a sitemap link in the main menu that makes it super simple for visitors to navigate everything on your site.
An integrated events calendar displays all of your city’s upcoming events without any additional work – just plug in the URL of a Google or iCal calendar, and your site will be updated automatically when you add an event.
Sites, Not Blogs
While millions of users turn to WordPress.com to build their blogs, organizations like yours can also take advantage of our platform to build a non-blog site too.
When you sign up via WordPress.com/cities, you can use the front page of your site to showcase timeless content and important links and resources for your visitors and still take advantage of a separate News section to post city updates.
WordPress is the world’s most popular CMS; visit WordPress.com/cities right now to put it to work for your city.