aGov is a Drupal distribution developed specifically to meet Australian Government website guidelines with aGov 7.3 and aGov 8.0 incorporating the Digital Transformation Agency's UI Kit, helping you adhere to the Digital Service Standard.
aGov is ideal for any federal, state or local government agency wanting to move their websites quickly and easily to Drupal whilst retaining full control of their codebase and choice of hosting provider.
- WCAG 2.0 Level AA compliance, independently audited by Media Access Australia
- Australian Government Web Guide Mandatory Requirements compliance
- Digital Service Standard policy adherence
- AGLS metadata (based on Metatag)
- Editor Workflows (Workbench Moderation)
- Responsive design (based on Zen 5 for aGov 2.0 and Zen 6 for aGov 3.0) - mobile, tablet and desktop support
- Example content - to get you started quickly
- Theme framework - to help you build up your own custom theme on top of aGov
- Common content types: News, Events, Publications, Blogs
- WYSIWYG editor with media library
- Accessible Forms
- aGov Appearance
- aGov Password Policy
- aGov Text Resize
- Module Whitelist
- Options Flatten
- Summary Options
aGov for Drupal 8
Release Candidate 1 (RC1) is available for download below and now includes the Digital Transformation Agency UI-Kit 1.0 in the default theme.
While there are still a number of contributed modules in Alpha release, we consider aGov for Drupal 8 RC1 to be stable enough for use on production websites if your team is confident about managing the upgrade path.
Read Ben Dougherty's blog post from October 2015 on what's new in aGov for Drupal 8, bearing in mind that many of the issues he raises have now been solved.
aGov 7.x-2 was refined to meet the specific requirements of the govCMS platform in conjunction with the Department of Finance. This version of aGov was subsequently forked as the foundation of the govCMS distribution.
While govCMS contains modules specific to being hosted on Acquia Cloud Site Factory, aGov 2 is designed for government users who require a choice of hosting platform, full access to the code base, the flexibility to customise functionality and integration with third party systems.
aGov 3 is a full redesign of the user interface to comply with policies being developed by the Australian Government's Digital Transformation Office, and to provide a more modern approach to front end development.
- Redesigned and rebuilt base them based on Zen 6.
- Auto-generated styleguides for a responsive preview each aGov design component
- Replacing many of the hard-coded features with default configuration for more flexibility
- Moving custom modules out into their own projects
As aGov is meant to be used as a starter kit for building a custom site, we don't support an automated upgrade path. We will do our best not to rename or move modules, themes and features between minor version updates. We don't recommend in-place upgrades between major version releases.
We will continue to provide security updates for older releases where possible.
Example aGov Websites
Some of the websites using aGov include:
- Brisbane City Council
- NSW Office of State Revenue
- South Australian Red Cross - Centenary of ANZAC
- Department of Finance
- Information & Privacy Commission NSW
- Sport & Recreation NSW
Install an aGov demo
aGov 7.3 was audited by Media Access Australia for WCAG 2.0AA compliance upon initial install.
- Maintenance status: Actively maintained
- Development status: Under active development
- Reported installs: 317 sites currently report using this distribution. View usage statistics.
- Downloads: 157,317
- Last modified: 26 March 2017
- Stable releases for this project are covered by the security advisory policy.
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