Immigrant Newspapers Update

This week, we have made quite a few positive advancements for immigrant newspapers! We are working really hard in this critical moment of realization of the project.

The group agreed on a WordPress theme that works for us and incorporates all of the elements that we were hoping for on our website. We can upload our Mapbox, use a photo-based gallery for the database, host a blog, etc – It’s called Vigor.

Theme: https://demo.edge-themes.com/vigor3/

These are our plans for layout:

Main menu:

  • Map
  • Featured stories
  • Blog
  • FAQ
  • Contact

Separate pages:

  • Home
  • Product Pages
    • (final newspaper individual page – AKA Profile Page)
  • Gallery Page (calling Collection)
    • Product Page
  • Blog Page
  • About Us
    • Methodology
    • Castle Garden
    • About the team
  • Contact Us


The group has decided to keep the overlay map that we had originally chosen – after looking for something better, we realized we had the map that was most beautifully illustrated, was in the proper time period, had a good color scheme, and covered almost all of our newspaper address points.

We are currently working on finalizing our logo. Antonios is trying to use the Castle Garden outline as inspiration and incorporate that image with the text “Immigrant Newspapers.”

Jennifer, Sandy, and I are working on writing all of the text that will go into the website so that Antonios is able to begin coding. We will be able to start this process as soon as we have a domain purchased and we have successfully tested the Mapbox on our theme.



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One Comment

  1. Posted March 26, 2019 at 6:11 pm | Permalink

    I’ve said this already in another post, but I am glad that the project has moved from research to data transformation. That is a great step and seems perfectly timely. I really like the idea of a featured story–will that be a slider that changes regularly? Can you code it so that it randomly pulls from the database? Or will you manually do some of these according to a given theme or relevant time of the year? Also: I’m assuming that the label “product page” is for your back end structure, correct? Will this be the way the menu item appears in the front-facing site?

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