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Adding Videos to WordPress

Adding Videos to WordPress

The trend of print publications prioritizing their digital platforms is no longer a “trend,” but instead the reality that we live in. Part of enhancing your digital presence is to include multiple types of media beyond just text and photos. Incorporating videos into your website is a great first step, as online readers will enjoy the visual content while creators or advertisers can capitalize on the added exposure. When done […]

THE RESULTS ARE IN: Look for these features in 2020!

THE RESULTS ARE IN: Look for these features in 2020!

Our Hometown ran a survey throughout the month of January asking customers to provide feedback and suggestions regarding what features they’d like to see introduced in 2020. As always, we put our customers needs and desires at the forefront and allowed everyone the chance to give their input. After running the numbers, we’re excited to share the most-requested features that we’ll be working on this year: An improved mobile publishing […]

Setting an Article, Edition, or PDF to Free Access

Setting an Article, Edition, or PDF to Free Access

If your publication requires a paid digital subscription, you’ve likely encountered a circumstance where you want to provide content for free. There are many reasons why you may want to allow readers to access a specific article, or even an entire edition, without a subscription. Maybe there is an important community event that you feel should be shared with everyone. Perhaps there was a major tragedy, and you’ve recognized the […]

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 […]

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 […]

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

Creating Newsletters with Drag & Drop

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 […]

7 Practical Tips for Local Newsrooms in the Digital Age

7 Practical Tips for Local Newsrooms in the Digital Age

Journalism.co.uk recently posted an article that caught my attention titled, “Doing more with less: seven practical tips for local newsrooms everywhere.” In the article, authors Jaycie Schenone and Damian Radcliffe introduce alternative methods that publications can consider for generating growth and revenue, despite existing in a world where traditional news teams and budgets are on the decline. These ideas were gathered from a conference hosted earlier this year by the […]

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