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Dynamic Ad Publishing

Log in to your FTP folder and there should be a folder named Ads, DynamicAdDrop, or something similar. Enter the folder and upload the ad images and pdfs. 1. Log into your site and head to Site Settings -> Advertising -> Import Dynamic Ads. If you can’t find the link, contact us. 2. The folders on your FTP drive are represented by links with arrows, that will expand if you […]

Adding a New Order

Step 1. Log into you site. Under the site settings menu, hover over “commerce” and select the “create subscription order” option. Step 2. Select the customer you are creating an order for or create a new customer.  Step 3. You’ll be taken to a new screen where you can enter all the shipping & billing address information for the new order.  If you did not select the customer or create […]

Adding a New Customer

Step 1. Log into you site. Under the site settings menu, hover over “commerce” and select the “create subscription order” option. Step 2. Before you can create a new order or invoice, you should select an existing customer or create a new customer to tie to the order & invoice. Select “Create a new customer” to start creating a new customer.  Step 3. After you select “Create a new customer”, […]

Non-widget Slider

Step 1.On your dashboard menu, go to “Max Galleria” & click “add new gallery”. A pop-up will ask you if you want to an image or video gallery – select one. Start adding your images in from your desktop or media gallery. Step 2.Click the “template” tab to decide what type of gallery or slider you want to use.  Then click the “Options” tab to add additional style customization, if […]

Resetting a Password

Step 1. Login to your account & navigate to “Users > List Subscribers” Step 2. Once you’re in List Subscribers, find the email address you need to update the password for. Click “Edit”. Clicking the email address itself brings up your email client, not the edit screen. Step 3. Enter your new password twice. We recommend using numbers and punctuation as well to create a secure password. Our system will tell […]

Choosing Your Thumbnail / Front Page Slider Image

Step 1. First, log in to your website by clicking the “Login” button at the top of your newspaper’s homepage. A “Site Settings” menu will appear. Under “Content” in the Site Settings menu, click on the “Articles” button. Choose the story you want to edit & click “edit” Step 2. Click over to the “Body” tab to choose your thumbnail and/or front page slider image. Step 3. To add an image […]

Adding Image Galleries to Articles

Step 1. If you don’t know if you currently have article galleries enabled, ask us! We will get them enabled on your site if you request it. If you do have article galleries enabled, login & navigate to the article where you want to add a gallery. This slider gallery will show at the very top of your article. If you click the image, you’ll get a pop-up gallery as […]

Viewing banner / tile ad traffic statistics/metrics

Step. 1 Login to your account & navigate to “Advertising > Edit banner or tile ads” Step. 2 From this screen, you’ll see a list of all your banner & tile ads. To get ad statistics for an individual ad, click on the ad title.  Step. 3 Once you click on your add, you’ll see the following information: -Your ad image -What your ad links to -Whether your ad is […]

Increasing/Decreasing Ad Display Probability

Step 1. Login to your website & from the site settings menu, navigate to: Advertising > Edit Banner or Tile Ads Step 2. Click “edit” on the add you want to increase or decrease the display probability (weight) for. You can see what the current probability of ads is set to prior to clicking “edit” – the default is “1” which means equal probability of being seen for each ad. […]

Publishing a Breaking News Story

Step 1.If you need to know how to add a full article, click here. To publish a story as “breaking news”, which will show at the top of the page & be labeled as breaking news, select the “breaking news” box. Make sure the story edition is set to the currently live edition date.  Make sure to set “Publish” to “yes”, for the story to be live. Once the story is […]

Uploading Your eEdition via Website

Step 1. While you can upload your PDFs via FTP access, you can also use your website.   First, log in to your site. In the site settings menu, under content, you should see a button that says “Import PDF Edition” If you do not see this button, you may need to have it added. Email ops@our-hometown.com to get it added to your site. Step 2. Set your edition date […]

Replace image from front or category page

Step 1. Go to the front page or category page where your stories are located. Step 2. Hover over the image you want to replace for an individual story. Click the button that has two arrows & the word replace. Step 3. Select the photo you’d like to use to replace the story’s current image. Click “open” & the system will upload the new image for you and make the […]

Uploading Special Section PDFs (Old Version)

Step 1. Login to your website via the “login” button. Navigate to “Content > Special Section Categories” via the “Site Settings” menu. If you want to learn how to upload your Newspaper eEdition, click here. Step 2. Click the “Add Term” button at the top.   Step 3. In the “Term Name” field, enter the name of the special section you want to add. Term name’s CANNOT contain any spaces. […]

Placing an Ad on a Page

Step 1. After logging into the site, navigate to “Layout > Block Layout”   Step 2. At the bottom of the Block Layout page, you will see a list of “disabled blocks”. These are blocks that are not currently in use on the site, but can be added. After created your Ad Group, you should find a block similar to “Ad Group: (ad group name)” Step 3. Drag the block, […]

Add Advertiser Profile

Step 1. Login to your site. Through the “Site Settings” menu, navigate to “Advertising > Add Advertiser”.  Step 2. Type the advertiser’s name into the “Advertiser Name” field, below the address fields. Scroll down to the “Ad Categories” drop down. Step 3. Set the appropriate category for the advertiser.  You can add an advertiser category if you need to in “Display Ad Categories”.  Optionally, fill in any of the other […]

Creating a Print Ad

These instructions are for adding individual print ads. We also have options for an automated ad feed or for ad extraction via your PDF. If you cannot find a section, you may need a permission or configuration setup by the Our Hometown team. Step 1. Login to the website via the login button at the top of the site. Navigate to “Advertising > Add print display ad” via the “Site Settings” […]

Creating a New Edition

Step 1. Login in to the website via the login button at the top of the screen. Under the “Site Settings” menu, navigated to “Content > Editions” Step 2. You see a list of the editions currently available. To add a new one, click the “Add Term” tab. Step 3. Enter the date of your latest edition in “YYYY-MM-DD” format. Click “Save”. This edition is now available to assign to […]

Setting Your Paragraph Styles

Step 1. After importing your file into inDesign, go to “window > styles > paragraph styles” Click “paragraph styles” to open a window with the 4 character types that were labeled during the XML export. Use the paragraph styles to apply changes throughout the document  You can also set styles by individual story but setting universal styles save a great deal of time overall Step 2. Right click on the paragraph […]

Uploading the eEdition PDF (Old Version)

Step 1. Login to your website via the “login” button. Navigate to “Content > Upload PDF edition” via the “Site Settings” menu. If also use Special Sections, click here to see how to upload your Special Section PDFs. Step 2. In the “Upload PDF edition” section, first, add a title (“Edition Date”). This title CANNOT contain any spaces. For example:  OK: 12-15-16 Not OK: December 15, 2016   Step 3. Click the […]

Creating a new web ad (non-print)

About Ad Groups Whenever you add a new type of display advertisement, you should create a new ad group. The most popular ad types are: Leaderboard (786x90px) Skyscraper (160x600px) Half-page (300x600px) Medium Rectangle (300x250px) Tile Island ad Once you’ve created an ad group for your ad type, you can now upload & activate your ads. Step 1. Login to your website via the “login” button at the top of the […]

Creating an ad group

About Ad Groups Whenever you add a new type of display advertisement, you should create a new ad group. Our recommended type groups are based on size & format of the ad itself. Ads fall in a few main categories, which you can set up ad groups for: Leaderboard (786x90px) Skyscraper (160x600px) Half-page (300x600px) Medium Rectangle (300x250px) Tile  Island ad For example, you have a skyscraper banner ad but no skyscraper […]

Viewing display ad traffic statistics/metrics

Step 1. Log in to your website by clicking the “Login” button at the top of your newspaper’s homepage. Step 2a. Ad Metrics for Individual Advertisers From your Site Settings menu, click “Advertising – Edit Advertisers”. Step 2b. Ad Metrics for All Advertisers From your Site Settings menu, click “Advertising – View Display Ad Metrics” & you will view all display ad metrics. Step 3. Click the “Active Advertisers” tab, if […]

Deleting a display ad

Step 1. Log in to your website by clicking the “Login” button at the top of your newspaper’s homepage. Step 2. Click the marketplace button for the category in which the ad to be deleted resides. Step 3. Click the “Edit” button that appears beneath the ad’s small graphic. Step 4. On the “Edit Ad” page, click “Delete”. You will be asked to confirm your decision. Click Delete again when […]

Adding an image to a story

Step 1. First, log in to your website by clicking the “Login” button at the top of your newspaper’s homepage. A “Site Settings” menu will appear. Under “Content” in the Site Settings menu, click on the “Articles” button. Step 2. We’ll focus on adding an image to a new story. If you want to add an image to an already existing story, click “edit” & follow the same instructions (minus having […]

Adding an article

Step 1. First, log in to your website by clicking the “Login” button at the top of your newspaper’s homepage. A “Site Settings” menu will appear. Under “Content” in the Site Settings menu, click on the “Articles” button. Step 2. We’ll focus on adding a completely new story. If you want to edit an article that already exists, click “edit” & follow the same instructions. Click “Add a new story”. […]

Adding a teaser

Step 1. First, log in to your website by clicking the “Login” button at the top of your newspaper’s homepage. A “Site Settings” menu will appear. Under “Content” in the Site Settings menu, click on the “Articles” button. Step 2. We’ll focus on adding a completely new teaser. If you want to edit a teaser of a story that is already created, click “edit” and follow the same instructions. Click […]

Setting Your Font Styles

Step 1. After importing your file into inDesign, go to “window > styles > character styles” Click “character styles” to open a window with the 4 character types that were labeled during the XML export. Use the character styles to apply changes throughout the document You can modify font styles in the stories individually, but universal styles save time overall Step 2. Right click on the paragraph type you want to change. […]

Importing into InDesign

To import your content into InDesign, open a new template in InDesign & select file > Import XML  Open the root file to see a list of all the issue’s stories.  Then drag & drop the images & text into place on the InDesign template for formatting

Exporting Your File

Go to your website’s homepage and add “/export” to the end of the URL. Select the edition you want to export from the drop down. Check the box to include the ads that are currently running on the site. These two fields are the character and paragraph styles, which can be set to label the data for inDesign.  Later this will be used to automatically style the articles during layout […]

Reorganizing Article Hierarchy

Step 1. First, log in to your website by clicking the “Login” button at the top of your newspaper’s homepage. A “Site Settings” menu will appear. Under “Content” in the Site Settings menu, click on the  “Articles” button. Step 2. Select the edition & category you want to change the order of articles for. Then click & drag the arrows in front of a story up or down to change […]