November 2019 -

Add Gift Subscriptions to your site this Holiday Season!

Add Gift Subscriptions to your site this Holiday Season!

The season of giving is upon us, and there has never been a better time to enable Gift Subscriptions on your website! Like most Americans, your readers are probably just getting started on their holiday shopping – and they, too, have that one person who is impossible to find a gift for! Why not suggest a Gift Subscription to the local news? In case you missed it, we introduced our brand […]

Changing or Updating Your Logo

Changing or Updating Your Logo

It is not often thought about, but eventually there may come a time when you will need to change the logo on your website. Maybe you’ve undergone a total re-brand. Maybe you’ve just changed your color scheme. Or, maybe you just like to shake things up with some seasonally-themed artwork in the header. Whatever the reason, changing your logo is extremely easy! Simply navigate to your homepage and activate the […]

Our Hometown Improves Publishing with Google Docs

CLIFTON SPRINGS, NY — Our Hometown’s Google Docs Add-On allows authorized users to publish articles to their WordPress website directly from Google Docs. The tool aims to simplify the standard newsroom workflow by giving content producers full control over an article’s status – from an outline, to a draft, to a published article – without ever leaving Google’s popular word processing suite. Recent updates have further improved the convenience and […]

Conversation over Comments

Conversation over Comments

I recently came across an interesting article from the International News Media Association titled, “Comments on news articles are dead, paving the way for conversations.” The article highlights how many publishers have moved away from allowing comments on their digital content due to the toxic nature that overtakes many online comment sections. However, the article also touches on some ways to improve your comments section – primarily by making it […]

Feature Highlight: Blurred Borders on Article Sliders

Feature Highlight: Blurred Borders on Article Sliders

Our-Hometown’s Article Slider widgets are a great way to prominently feature some of the more important or interesting stories on your website. However, not every important or interesting story has a high-quality image associated with it, and using low quality or oddly-sized images can result in an ugly-looking slider that seems to zoom in on a random area of whatever image is used – until now. We are happy to […]

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