Municipio: The open web platform for municipalities and the public sector

Municipio: The open web platform for municipalities and the public sector

Municipio is a license-free web platform for municipalities and the public sector. The initiative for Municipio was taken by the city of Helsingborg and since 2017, more than most municipalities and municipal companies have chosen the platform. Although the platform is aimed at the public sector, it is a solution that works for most types of businesses.

Municipio is a WordPress-based web platform with open source. There are several themes, for different types of websites. You can either adapt one of the themes or build a completely new one. There are also many ready-made modules in Municipio, which can be used directly as they are.

There are 290 municipalities in Sweden. In terms of the needs that their websites must handle, there are greater similarities between the municipalities than differences. Surely it would be good if a municipality that needs a new website can benefit from the development that other municipalities have already done, instead of starting all over again? Similar initiatives have existed for a long time, for example when it comes to creating a municipality-wide content structure.

  • Responsive design and mobile first

    Municipio is designed to work well on all types of screens with the mobile visitor in focus. The modular layout of the platform gives editors a wide range of features that can be added in a scalable and responsive way.

  • Accessibility according to the Web Directive

    The Web Directive already applies to all new sites and from 23 September 2020 to existing sites for "bodies governed by public law". During 2019/2020, the platform has been updated and improved to meet the requirements set and will from the first quarter of 2020 be fully in line with level AA of the WCAG version 2.1 standard. In other words, Municipio is an excellent foundation for building accessible websites.

  • High security with the possibility of two-step login

    Web security is an important aspect and with WordPress at the bottom, there are good opportunities to maintain a high level. There are several good plugins for increased security in the form of two-step login for editors, database backups and logging of different types of intrusion attempts.

  • Search function with synonyms and smart ranking

    In several Municipio installations, the built-in WordPress search has been replaced with a more advanced search function. With such an extension, the visitor can get search suggestions based on the most searched words, get help with misspellings, inflections or synonyms, possible to filter the content based on categories, find content based on tags, find content in PDFs and so on. In short, it is possible to get a really smart search function.

  • Venue and event database

    An event database for various events in Skåne - where anyone can filter out and display information from the database's various events in their digital channels. As a Scanian municipality or organization, you can also get a user account for the database and in this way contribute, or download, content yourself - for free. Since the location and event database is based on open source code, anyone can download and use the code to create their own database and adapt it completely to their own wishes.

  • Digital bulletin board with logging of publications

    The bulletin board gathers the information that municipalities, regions and local government associations must publish on their website and meets the requirements that the Local Government Act places on digital bulletin boards. It is also possible for administrators to view the history of previously published grants.

  • Web analytics for rare editors

    By using Matomo as a statistics tool (some use Matomo instead of Google Analytics, others as a complement) it is also possible to connect Content Insights for Editors (CIFE) which gives editors a good overview of the pages they are responsible for. It can be visitor views, which pages have received the most visits, need to be updated or perhaps have a technical deficiency, such as. links that no longer work.

  • Feedback function

    As an editor, you can turn on the opportunity for visitors to leave comments on a page, it can be both positive or negative criticism, as well as the associated comment option.