Screen to display live data from GOV.UK. It displays the number of GOV.UK users in last 30 mins, columns displaying the most recent searches on GOV.UK, the most popular pages and recently published content. Please note, the dashboard is intended as an internal tool only.
To run the server you will need to set up some ENV variables.
We are using the dotenv gem to load environment variables from a .env file into ENV in development. You will need to create
a .env file, add it into .gitignore, and then add in the keys for the env vars which can be acquired from the 2nd line Heroku account.
You can access this account by using the 2nd line credentials held in govuk-secrets.
Once you have them, you should be able to start the server by running:
In the past, the dashboard made use of the performance platform service for its data. This serivce is now defunct, so we have moved to use the GA4 Ruby client instead. This client allows us to access the number of active users and most popular content.
Custom search result pages
/corona and /brexit pages previously displayed live search results that matched coronavirus and brexit related terms.
They were removed due to lack of use. Use this PR
as an example if bespoke search result pages need to be created in future.
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