The Corcoran Journal

Project Description

Pastis Enterprises has been a dedicated partner to The Corcoran Journal since November 7, 2014. Over the years, we’ve witnessed the evolution of the Journal’s online presence through multiple redesigns. In 2021, we embarked on a significant transformation by migrating the website from the Joomla platform to WordPress.

Project Detail


Redesign Highlights

  1. Platform Migration: Transitioned from Joomla to WordPress for enhanced usability.
  2. Navigation Simplification: Streamlined the website’s navigation for an improved user experience.
  3. Automated Content Feeds: Implemented automated feeds to seamlessly pull content from the Journal’s active social media accounts, ensuring a constant flow of updates.

The Corcoran Journal

Located in the heart of the Central Valley, California, The Corcoran Journal stands as one of the last local newspapers in the region. Operating with a small, dedicated staff, they prioritize delivering local news in key categories:

 – Education: Stay informed about local educational developments and events.

Sports: Get the latest updates on local sports activities and achievements.

Business: Explore news and insights into the local business scene.

Obituaries: Pay tribute to the community members who have passed away.

Events: Stay updated on upcoming local events through the integrated event calendar.

Implemented Tools

Our approach to The Corcoran Journal’s website redesign involved leveraging various tools to enhance functionality and user experience: 

WordPress Platform: Chosen for its user-friendly interface and extensive customization capabilities.

Events Calendar: Integrated to keep the community informed about upcoming events.

Google Analytics: Employed for insightful website traffic analysis.

Jetpack: Enhanced website security, performance, and management.

Litespeed Cache: Optimized website speed and performance for a seamless browsing experience.

OptinMonster: Implemented to capture leads and boost engagement.

PayPal Payment Gateway: Facilitates secure online transactions for subscription or donation purposes.

WordPress Automatic Plugin by ValvePress: Streamlined content updates through automated processes.

All in One SEO: Optimized the website for search engines to maximize visibility.

Great source for local news

The Corcoran Journal website, designed and hosted by Pastis Enterprises, is a great source of local news in Corcoran, California. The website is easy to navigate and provides up-to-date information on local events, news, and sports. The website is well-designed and visually appealing, with a clean and modern layout.

The website features a wide range of news articles, including local news, business news, and obituaries. The website also features a section for sports news, with coverage of local high school sports teams. The website is updated regularly, ensuring that readers have access to the latest news and information.

Overall, I would highly recommend The Corcoran Journal website to anyone looking for local news in Corcoran. The website is well-designed, easy to navigate, and provides up-to-date information on local events, news, and sports. Great job, Pastis Enterprises!

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