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Pay your monthly bill automatically using ACH

Pay your monthly bill automatically using ACH

DID YOU KNOW that you can setup automatic monthly payments to Our-Hometown, saving yourself the time and effort of writing a check or calling in your payment over the phone? These automated payments are processed using the Automated Clearing House (ACH) Network to transfer funds from one bank account to another. The ACH Network is a highly-secure electronic funds-transfer system, and you’re likely already using ACH transfers if you are paid via direct […]

Online Media Campus / America’s Newspapers – Webinar on “Rethinking Paywalls”

Online Media Campus / America’s Newspapers – Webinar on “Rethinking Paywalls”

We’re grateful to Iowa Online Media Campus for their invitation to present some creative options for print and online publishers to help increase and retain a solid subscriber base. For 23 years, our publishers have brought us countless ideas and depended on us to provide practical solutions to help them not only manage but also to control the ever-changing world of digital news and online revenue. Matt Larson, president, and […]

Illinois Press Association – How to Increase Digital Subscriptions

Illinois Press Association – How to Increase Digital Subscriptions

We’re grateful to the Illinois Press Association for their invitation to present some creative options for print and online publishers to help increase and retain a solid subscriber base. For 23 years, our publishers have brought us countless ideas and depended on us to provide practical solutions to help them not only manage but also to control the ever-changing world of digital news and online revenue. Matt Larson, president and […]

Holiday Scheduling Reminder

Holiday Scheduling Reminder

Attention, Our-Hometown customers! The holiday season is officially in full swing, and we need your help to make sure that we have the resources available to handle any holiday-related requests such as early publishes, late publishes, or extra special sections that need to be posted online between now and the new year. If you are currently utilizing our PDF to HMTL Extraction Service, please LET US KNOW if there will […]

General tips for Internet Security

General tips for Internet Security

After last week’s mandatory password reset announcement, we thought it would be an opportune time to share some general tips for keeping your online accounts safe from hackers and criminals. Hackers commonly use two methods to break into online accounts: a.) guessing the password using a list of commonly used passwords, or b.) using information that was obtained from a previous data breach and has since been published on the […]

This Week in Journalism – Dec. 11, 2020

This Week in Journalism – Dec. 11, 2020

Apple fires warning shot at Facebook and Google on privacy, pledges fight against “data-industrial complex” [Apple’s senior VP of software Craig Federighi] made it clear that despite Apple delaying the release of new privacy features in its mobile operating system – a decision made shortly after Facebook publicly attacked the idea – it will now roll out in early 2021 and “we’ll begin requiring all apps that want to do […]

Matt Larson answers your password reset FAQs on this week’s Office Hours

Matt Larson answers your password reset FAQs on this week’s Office Hours

During this week’s episode of Office Hours, Our-Hometown President and CEO Matt Larson, along with support specialists Teri McLaren and Vera Lemonovich, addressed some of the common questions and feedback we received after Tuesday’s announcement that we will be requiring all newspaper staff members to change their account passwords on our platform. Check out the video below to watch Matt talk about this password reset, or keep scrolling to read some […]

Iowa Newspaper Association hosts Our-Hometown!

Iowa Newspaper Association hosts Our-Hometown!

Our-Hometown is excited to announce that President & CEO Matthew Larson will be presenting for the Iowa Newspaper Association in an upcoming live webinar on December 18th, beginning at 1PM EST! During his live session, Matthew will be reviewing several of the most popular paywall models and configurations among news publishers on Our-Hometown’s WordPress Publishing Platform, and will detail the differences between a Hard Paywall, a Soft Paywall, and a Registration Wall as well as […]

Our-Hometown to present for the Illinois Press Association

Our-Hometown to present for the Illinois Press Association

Our-Hometown is happy to announce another Virtual Conference focusing on Increasing Digital Subscriptions, slated to take place on Thursday, December 17th at 10 am EST. During this conference, Our-Hometown President & CEO Matt Larson will introduce attendees to a number of simple strategies used by our customers for generating digital subscription revenue. These strategies will include ways to advertise your website in the print edition and methods for marketing digital […]

Attention: Password Reset Required!

Attention: Password Reset Required!

Attention Publishers, Our-Hometown will be requiring all publishers and other newspaper staff to change their passwords beginning on Thursday, December 10th as part of a routine system-wide security enhancement process. This mandatory password change will be required for any Users that exist on your website with a role other than Subscriber, or in other words, any user with the ability to edit and publish content or otherwise customize the website. […]

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