London.gov.uk switches to Drupal open source CMS
London.gov.uk, the official website for the Mayor of London and the Greater London Authority (GLA), has switched to the Drupal open source content management system (CMS). According to the GLA Web Team, switching the site to Drupal is the first significant update since it originally launched in 2001. The GLA team say they are also using Drupal for two other projects; Climate Change Adaptation and the London Datastore. The new Drupal-powered London.gov.uk site features updated page navigation, improved accessibility and additional relevant content.
The GLA Web Team consider the change to be "a good first step towards achieving our goals of using digital channels to engage with Londoners, give Londoners access to our work and enable conversations to happen that just wouldn’t have been possible before the advent of Web 2.0". In a post on his personal blog, Drupal creator and project lead Dries Buytaert said that, "Every major city deserves such a site. ;)"
- A new site for London, a London City Hall Blog post.