Once the website is complete and fully functional, it falls on you to keep the website up-to-date and as informative as possible.
Establish a Content Review Process
The fastest way for your website to become outdated and lose your citizens' trust is to lose track of time-sensitive information and leave old information on the website. Information on items such as events, proposals, or meetings should be tracked using some form of a content review process.
Keep Module Items Up-to-Date
- Use Calendar Items – The Calendar module is one of the best and easiest ways to keep your citizens informed about what is going on in and around the community. Empty calendars will make users question if the website is up-to-date.
- Update the Staff Directory – We all know that people change jobs and government officials can change every election. The Staff Directory module should be updated whenever a staffing change occurs to avoid confusion.
- Update Contact Information – The Info Advanced module is the easiest way to relate contact information to several pages at once, and it makes maintenance easy because you only have to update the information in one place. This is also one of the reasons why contact information should be placed in the module instead of in the actual content area of every page.