The UK government’s blogging platform

When government department sites were required to move to the gov.uk domain, existing blogs needed to make the shift, too. The Government Digital Service (GDS) spotted the opportunity to centralise and facilitate blogging by launching a blog platform specifically for central government, and asked dxw to bring it to life.

As part of drive to create a single brand for all government-related services online, the blog platform was important point of engagement between central government and the public. However, there were a number of challenges to be met:

  • Making the user experience consistent with the gov.uk experience
  • Security and privacy concerns, including access, administrative rights and plugin security
  • Scaling the platform, to bring in new blogs over time

What we did

Why dxw

The results