Document types in a series

A couple of weeks back we made a substantial change to the document series format. Whereas previously you could only group publications and statistical datasets into series, now you can also add: consultations news articles case studies speeches detailed guides …

The URN field on a publication

The information in this blogpost may now be out of date. See the current GOV.UK content and publishing guidance. I’ve been asked what the URN (unique reference number) field is for on publications and whether there is any guidance for …

Content formats

The information in this blogpost may now be out of date. See the current GOV.UK content and publishing guidance. The guys in the content team have put together the following ‘cheat sheet’ guide to content formats, to help all publishers …

Groups

Another new feature we squeezed in between the DFT/DCLG launch and the BIS/MOD/FCO/AGO launch is a thing called “Groups”. It’s an evolution to the way we are modelling government leaders as people and roles (eg minister, permanent secretary, senior official etc) …

Busting the cache to view an update

The information in this blogpost may now be out of date. See the current GOV.UK content and publishing guidance. Newly created documents will appear on Inside Gov right away when they are published, at their newly created URL. But all existing pages, …

Online consultation tools

Lots of departments around government have been asking what we’re planning to do about consultations. We realised that we’ve been thinking so hard about it that we’ve not been telling you properly. So, here goes. 1. We are not going …

Adding a change note

The information in this blogpost may now be out of date. See the current GOV.UK content and publishing guidance. It can be pretty frustrating when you see words like “Page updated 1 Aug 2012” with no indication of what’s changed. …