January 2020 -

Digital Revenue Webinar – February 27th at 1pm EST

Click here to register for webinar! We are excited to announce our first public webinar, where we will discuss the top Digital Revenue Opportunities for Local Newspapers in 2020. We’ll also talk about some of the new video and audio content tools available on Our Hometown’s WordPress Platform. The webinar will be on February 27th at 1pm EST. Sign up here: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/1956570351050708749 Even if you can’t make the call at […]

Creating Category-specific Ads with AdRotate Pro

Creating Category-specific Ads with AdRotate Pro

One exciting feature of the AdRotate Pro plugin included with our WordPress CMS is the ability to display an ad or a group of ads only when viewing a specific category, allowing you to sell targeted advertising opportunities to your clients. A local sporting goods store, for example, may be interested in placing an ad that only shows on Sports articles, where readers are more likely to be interested in their products. […]

Replacing Pages in your PDF E-Edition and Special Sections

Replacing Pages in your PDF E-Edition and Special Sections

If you publish your PDF E-Editions and/or any PDF Special Sections to your website, chances are that at one point or another, you’ve uploaded a PDF page that contained an error that needed to be corrected. When publishing an article in WordPress, it is very easy to edit the article online and easily correct any typographical errors directly in the editor — but correcting errors in a PDF is a bit more […]

Our Hometown Introduces Audio Articles

Our Hometown Introduces 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 news feed, it allows for an easy, hands-free listening experience that […]

Audio Articles launches on DallasWeekly.com

Audio Articles launches on DallasWeekly.com

Since we announced Audio Articles, we’ve had tons of publishers contact us to get it setup. The Dallas Weekly just added the feature and we recorded the audio article demo below.  Check out the feature, the story sounds great!  

Using the Drag & Drop Composer with Automated Newsletters

Using the Drag & Drop Composer with Automated Newsletters

Last week, we introduced you to our Newsletter Plugin’s brand new Drag & Drop Composer and, more specifically, the CPT Block that is used to display Articles or Events from your website. This week, we’d like to focus on using the Drag & Drop Composer with an Automated Newsletter. Click here to view last week’s post on the Drag & Drop Composer! Automated Newsletters are useful because you can design your newsletter […]

Facebook Adds No Restrictions to Ad Targeting

Facebook Adds No Restrictions to Ad Targeting

Last week, Facebook unveiled its updated advertising policy, which puts the burden on the user to opt out of highly targeted political advertisements on the platform. Facebook’s director of product management for ads commented in a blog post: “There has been much debate in recent months about political advertising online and the different approaches that companies have chosen to take.  While Twitter has chosen to block political ads and Google has […]

Announcing our iOS and Android App – 2.0!

Announcing our iOS and Android App – 2.0!

Our Hometown is happy to announce the release of our iOS and Android Applications (2.0) for mobile devices! We’ve been working with a few publishers throughout the development stage to prepare the final product, and we could not be more excited to offer this tool to all of our customers – we’ve even included a fresh batch of new features and upgrades to boot! First and foremost, our apps will synchronize […]

Creating Newsletters with Drag & Drop Composer

Creating Newsletters with Drag & Drop Composer

The newsletter you are reading now was created on the WordPress Drag & Drop Composer.  This tool is a new way of creating custom and unique newsletters without any need for experience with HTML or CSS. It is a visual “drag & drop” editor that allows you to click and drag a number of different kinds of blocks into your newsletter layout. Every “block” has its own styling options and can […]

Iowa Newspaper Association Convention – February 6 & 7

Iowa Newspaper Association Convention – February 6 & 7

DES MOINES, IA – Our Hometown CEO Matt Larson will be traveling to Iowa again this year for the INA annual convention.  Looking forward to talking digital strategy and jamming with the band in the president’s suite!  (We wish more associations had a musical component).  Learn more about the conference here.  Hope to see you there!

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