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Join Our Hometown at the New York Press Association’s 2018 Spring Conference & Tradeshow

Join Our Hometown at the New York Press Association’s 2018 Spring Conference & Tradeshow

Our Hometown is spending April 13 & 14, 2018 in Saratoga Springs, NY at the New York Press Association’s 2018 Spring Convention & Tradeshow.  If you missed us in Iowa, Texas or Kentucky, here’s your chance to stop by to say hello and see the latest Our Hometown has to offer. We’ll be doing live demos of our digital PrePress software, so you can update your website and prep stories for the […]

A Site Refresh for St. Ignace News

A Site Refresh for St. Ignace News

Long-time Our Hometown client, St. Ignace News, recently launched their new website on our WordPress-based news platform, showing off an updated logo, our interactive e-Edition, and a cleaner front page layout, which utilizes a mobile-friendly, responsively-coded web design. St. Ignace News also took this opportunity to add digital web forms for announcement submissions to their site, as well as an upgraded classifieds directory, which can be populated quickly & easily […]

Don’t Miss Our Hometown at the Iowa Newspaper Association’s 2018 Conference & Tradeshow

Don’t Miss Our Hometown at the Iowa Newspaper Association’s 2018 Conference & Tradeshow

Our Hometown is finishing up their Winter 2018 tradeshow tour this February 1st & 2nd at the Iowa Newspaper Association’s 2018 Convention & Tradeshow.  If you missed us in Texas or Kentucky, here’s your chance to stop by to say hello and see the latest Our Hometown has to offer. We’ll be doing live demos of our digital PrePress software, so you can update your website and prep stories for the […]

Join Our Hometown at the 2018 Kentucky Press Association’s Winter Conference

Join Our Hometown at the 2018 Kentucky Press Association’s Winter Conference

This January 25th-26th, Our Hometwon will be attending the Kentucky Press Association’s 2018 Winter conference – stop by to say hello and  see the latest Our Hometown has to offer. We’ll be doing live demos of our digital PrePress software, so you can update your website and prep stories for the print edition of your paper at the same time.  Download stories & images for use in your Adobe InDesign […]

Our Hometown attending the 2018 Texas Press Association’s Midwinter Conference

Our Hometown attending the 2018 Texas Press Association’s Midwinter Conference

Join us at the Texas Press Association’s Midwinter conference to see the latest Our Hometown has to offer. We’ll be doing live demos of our digital PrePress software, so you can update your website and prep stories for the print edition of your paper at the same time.  Download stories & images for use in your Adobe InDesign layout directly from your website by the whole edition, a section, or […]

GrossePointeNews.com Goes Live

Yesterday the GrossePointeNews.com went live on Our Hometown’s WordPress platform. The paper recently had a technical problem with their previous provider and their site was down for several weeks. That’s when John Pigott, editor of Grosse Pointe News, came to us for help. The Our Hometown team was able to produce a prototype, train John on using the system, and get the site live in a couple weeks (despite working […]

10 Free Weather Widget Options (2018)

There are a ton of weather widget options out there for your website  (WordPress or otherwise). If you’re on WordPress, you might think you need to download a plugin but really, all you need to do is copy & paste some code if you want a free, good-looking weather widget on your site.  Our Hometown’s publication & newspaper platform has 2 different built-in options, included in our list below, but there […]

Our Hometown, Inc. Attends National Newspaper Association’s 2017 Trade Show & Convention

Our Hometown, Inc. Attends National Newspaper Association’s 2017 Trade Show & Convention

Our Hometown, Inc. is attending the National Newspaper Association’s 131st Annual Convention and Trade Show, held at the Hyatt Regency Tulsa. This year’s convention will address pressing business objectives of community newspaper owners, publishers and senior staff with educational sessions and peer sharing activities. Registration to the convention includes four general sessions, five sets of round table discussion sessions, an exhibit hall with more than 30 exhibitors and tickets to […]

Google scrapping “First Click Free” Policy

Google, after much publisher input, will be ditching it’s “First Click Free” policy, implemented more than ten years ago.  With their new “Flexible Sampling” option, publishers can offer a set number of free stories over a time period, such as a month, instead of each day, allowing them to share stories with Google without having to sacrifice a paid content model. Read more at digitaltrends.com 

Our Hometown, Inc. Launches New Zealand’s The Post Newspaper Website

Our Hometown, Inc. Launches New Zealand’s The Post Newspaper Website

New York – Our Hometown, Inc. has launched its first client newspaper website in New Zealand. The Post of Franklin & North Waikato. The Post is a free weekly community paper, distributed every Tuesday. The Post is the only locally owned and operated community newspaper in the area, distributing 26,000 copies weekly in and around Franklin & North Waikato, reaching over 50,000 people weekly. This includes the Waiuku, Pukekohe, Karaka, […]

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