The Student News Site of Conestoga High School



CSPA 2016

Hello! Thank you for coming to our presentation. Below is an extensive list of links to all of the tools and services we mentioned for your reference. Feel free to contact us at anytime or email us at [email protected] with questions.

Website Under the Hood

Hosting: Bluehost – Hosting: Starter Web Hosting ($3.95/month)

Domain:  GoDaddy – NEWS Tier 1 Domain Name Registration – 1 Year ($30/yr)

Theme:  Newscore – ($59 purchase)


WP Rocket – Cache plugin that took our website load time from over 90 seconds to 3 seconds ($39 purchase + 1 year of support and updates, $20/yr optional renewal)
QuickieBar – Brief messages that appear at the top of your website
WP Smush – Compress images to be smaller in memory without losing quality to increase load time 
Lightweight Social Icons – Choose from over 40 outlet icons to take readers to your social media profiles
SEOYoast – Search Engine Optimization “green light” that helps you get the most engagement out of your posts
Unite Gallery – Beautifully share pictures on your website (Available in abbreviated free version, or $19 purchase for Pro version) 
WP Maintenance Mode – Divert your readers so you can have the freedom to play around with your website while under renovation


Google Analytics – Embed the code in the header and let Google do the audience tracking work for you. See demographics, locations, behaviors, and traffic from your audience – Create short links to post on Facebook or Twitter and instantly track its number of clicks

  • This article explains how you can set a custom subdomain as your bit link. Ours is set to[code]



Magic 5 – Our official color palette hex codes on ColourLovers

Typekit Fonts for WordPress – Apply your Typekit Kit to your wordpress website

Typekit by Adobe – Access to over 1,000 web and desktop fonts to use on your site or in your newspaper. (Included in Adobe Creative Cloud subscription or subscription to Typekit required)