Cowra Council has just finished a project to migrate 4 websites to OpenCities
earlier this year.
As others have stated, the hardest issue is determining what content from your
existing website will migrate across to the new site, what needs updating and
what needs to be archived. If you have any statistics from your old website use
those to determine what needs to move across and what your residents have never
enquired about (other than items that are mandated to be on your website).
The OpenCities team are great with helping out, but the data migration will be
left to your Council to arrange. It seems like an easy task but is one of the
hardest and time consuming as only your Council will know your data and what
information your residents are enquiring about.
I can put you in contact with someone from our local team if you’d like to
discuss this offline.
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Has anyone used open cities to design their council website? We are currently
in the process of trying to find a good website developer and have stumbled
across “open cities” which looks really good but wanting to know if anyone has
had firsthand experience with them?