November 2019 -

Our Hometown introduces Audio Articles

Our Hometown introduces Audio Articles

Our Hometown is excited to introduce our newest feature, Audio Articles! Audio Articles allows visitors to Listen to the news, using cutting edge text-to-speech technology to convert your website’s articles into audio files that are played back to the reader at the click of a button. With Audio Articles, visitors can listen to the news “on the go” or while multi-tasking. With no need to scroll through an article or […]

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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