Once the appropriate documentation is agreed between your agency, any relevant service providers and the govCMS team, the build can commence.

This is a collaborative effort, requiring a high degree of interaction with the service provider/s and the govCMS team through two main on-boarding phases:

  1. Confirm and commence the build of a new website on the govCMS platform
  2. Confirm and commence the forklift of an externally built website onto the govCMS platform

Moving an existing site?

The on-boarding phases include many different tasks, ranging from migrating an existing website with no changes, to the more complex process of developing a brand new website.

1. govCMS Drupal websites

  • ensure that the configuration and codebase match govCMS
  • arrange forklifting of your website into govCMS
  • test the new website to confirm that it's ready to go-live
  • link your domain to the relocated website.

2. Non-govCMS Drupal websites

  • identify any configuration and codebase that matches govCMS
  • confirm whether a website redesign will form part of moving to govCMS
  • redesign your website if requested using the govCMS distribution as the base; or use your existing website design and retrofit it to the govCMS base
  • map and migrate content from your old website to the new one
  • test the new website to confirm that it’s ready to go-live
  • link your domain to the relocated website.

3. Non-Drupal websites

  • identify any configuration and codebase that matches govCMS
  • confirm whether a website redesign will form part of moving to govCMS
  • redesign your website if requested using the govCMS distribution as the base; or use your existing website design and retrofit it to the govCMS base
  • map and migrate content from your old website to the new one
  • test the new website to confirm that it’s ready to go-live
  • link your domain to the relocated website.

Creating a new website?

Here’s what we can help with:

  • check our existing govCMS websites for one that could be used as a base to modify to suit the agency’s design requirements. If this isn’t a suitable option, a full website design may be required.
  • host your govCMS website and give you access to the content management system
  • test the new website to confirm that it is ready to go-live.

Please note:

  • Agencies will need to ensure their service provider or internal teams are able to undertake the work in line with the requirements to have a website hosted on govCMS.
  • Where a service provider or agency team develops a custom module or requests that an existing module be used, the module will be required to go through a certification process to ensure that the platform will not be compromised.

For suppliers

Find out how your business can get involved in providing services to public sector users of govCMS.