March 2020 -

ValleyCenter.com launches new app with push notifications!

ValleyCenter.com launches new app with push notifications!

ValleyCenter.com, home of the Valley Roadrunner, recently launched their new iOS App (with an Android version coming this week), inviting readers to download it for free to enjoy all of the great content the Roadrunner has to offer while on the go. While the app includes all of the features that you’ve come to expect from one of Our-Hometown’s iOS and Android Apps, today we’re going to highlight the unique way that […]

Feature Highlight: Email to Post

Feature Highlight: Email to Post

One of the benefits of Our-Hometown’s WordPress publishing platform is access to the wide array of tools we’ve built to help you get your news published online and out to your readers as quickly as possible. Everything from the standard mobile-responsive dashboard, to incorporating third-party tools with our Google Docs Add On, to our Breaking News features and Push Notifications in our apps have aimed to help publishers distribute news quickly across all […]

Introducing our new Business Updates Directory

Introducing our new Business Updates Directory

The team here at Our-Hometown, Inc feels a responsibility to help our customers deliver relevant information to their readers as quickly as possible during the challenging weeks and months ahead. One area that we feel has been lacking amidst all of the chaos is the streamlining of information from local businesses and their operating status. With so many businesses, restaurants, bars, and offices either closed entirely or scaling back their hours […]

FloridaWeekly.com launches new COVID-19 resource page and directory

FloridaWeekly.com launches new COVID-19 resource page and directory

Our-Hometown is proud to have assisted FloridaWeekly.com in launching what we consider a prime example of an informative, helpful, and engaging COVID-19 resource page. Together, we were able to build a platform that benefits the people in the community as well as local businesses looking for a way to reach their consumers. We’ll take a look at some of the key features of the page below. Visit the Florida COVID-19 […]

Staying Afloat During a Global Pandemic

Staying Afloat During a Global Pandemic

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has the potential to push many small business and local newspapers into dire financial straits. We aim to help our customers below by sharing ideas and proven methods that other publications are using to weather the storm and stay financially viable. If you have any ideas of your own, feel free to e-mail us at ops@our-hometown.com and we’ll do whatever we can to help implement your idea. SignalsAZ: Directory for […]

5 Easy Ways to Grow Your Mailing List!

5 Easy Ways to Grow Your Mailing List!

Your newsletter is an important tool for generating revenue on your website. Using newsletters to consistently reach your readers is not only a great way to keep them coming back to your site, but it is also a great way to attract advertisers. If you have a large enough mailing list, advertisers will be competing for your real estate and you won’t have any trouble selling ads in your newsletter […]

Creating a dedicated COVID-19 Resource Page on your website

Creating a dedicated COVID-19 Resource Page on your website

Local newspapers will play an important role in keeping the general public informed throughout the COVID-19 outbreak. Readers will turn to their local newspapers not only for the paper’s own reporting on the pandemic, but also as a filter of sorts for trusted, accurate information from other reliable outlets. We recommend creating a dedicated “COVID-19 Resource Page” on your website to house links to official, reputable sources such as the Centers […]

Tools & Software for Working Remotely

Tools & Software for Working Remotely

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, employees of many businesses are being asked or mandated to work from home to help prevent the spread of the virus. Our-Hometown, Inc has a little experience in working from home and online collaboration, as we’ve operated remotely for the entirety of our 23-year existence. Over the years, we’ve been introduced to several tools that have helped either ourselves or our customers to increase remote […]

Using Our-Hometown’s “Breaking News” Features

Using Our-Hometown’s “Breaking News” Features

Due to the evolving situation regarding the COVID-19 virus, we feel it is important to remind our customers of the “Breaking News” features supported on our websites so that you are able to quickly relay important information to your readers as needed. 1. Posting Breaking News You can create a “Breaking News” article the same way that you create any other article, by navigating to the Articles tab on your […]

Creating Coupons in Memberpress

Creating Coupons in Memberpress

A popular method of generating subscriptions on your website is to offer promotional discounts for new members, enticing them to take advantage of some great savings or even a free trial. Fortunately, this entire process is made simple using Memberpress’s Coupons feature. You can create a customized coupon code in just a couple of minutes! From your WordPress Dashboard, navigate to Memberpress → Coupons. You likely won’t have any coupons […]

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