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Welcome to the Neighborhood: The Times-Independent

Welcome to the Neighborhood: The Times-Independent

Our-Hometown is happy to welcome The Times-Independent of Moab, Utah to our Neighborhood of Publishers! Publisher Zane Taylor has recognized the importance of creating a valuable digital product for readers and connected with Our-Hometown President & CEO Matt Larson while searching for a new web publishing solution. Mr. Taylor expressed interested in a fresh, modern website that is mobile-friendly and well-equipped with tools to generate revenue online. Days later, we […]

Creating a Podcast from Audio Articles

Creating a Podcast from Audio Articles

At Our-Hometown, we’ve spent a lot of time this year talking about how the newspaper industry is evolving to a more digital-oriented landscape, perhaps faster than ever thanks in large part to the coronavirus pandemic. One theme we’ve touched on repeatedly is how you can repurpose media content and distribute it in more than one way and across more than one platform. One great example of this line of thinking is […]

Office Hours Recap: Google Docs Add-On

Office Hours Recap: Google Docs Add-On

Our-Hometown President & CEO Matt Larson hosted another session of Office Hours on Monday. The focus this week was on Our-Hometown’s Google Docs Add-On, which essentially bridges the gap between word processing and digital publishing for customers who are already accustomed to using Google Docs in their daily workflow. The Google Docs Add-On brings all of the tools and options you would normally find when editing or creating an article in WordPress straight […]

Our-Hometown Virtual Conference: Getting Started with Video

Our-Hometown Virtual Conference: Getting Started with Video

Our-Hometown is excited to announce that our next Virtual Conference: Getting Started with Video will take place on Friday, October 16th at 12PM! Adapting to the new reality of a “digital-first” newspaper industry may require some commitment to producing various forms of high-quality media to help your website stand out, and to offer readers benefits that wouldn’t exist in the print edition. The most common form of media that can […]

Try Our-Hometown’s Google Docs Add-On for 1 Month for FREE

Try Our-Hometown’s Google Docs Add-On for 1 Month for FREE

Our-Hometown is happy to offer a special One-Month FREE Trial* of our Google Docs Add-On to any customers interested in getting some hands-on experience with the tool! Our-Hometown’s Google Docs Add-On is an add-on that connects your Google Docs workspace with your website, allowing staff members to draft and edit article content in one of the most popular word processing tools on the web — Google Docs — before publishing directly to your […]

GDPR Privacy Policy Popup is now live on your site!

GDPR Privacy Policy Popup is now live on your site!

The recently announced Platform-wide Rollout of the GDPR Privacy Policy Popup has been completed successfully and this feature is now live on your website. When visiting the website for the first time, readers will see a popup along the bottom of their screen noting that by continuing to use the site, they are agreeing to your site’s Privacy Policy. The reader can click the Accept button to hide this popup or they can click the Privacy Policy button to […]

Office Hours Recap: Reverse Publishing – Workflow Tools

Office Hours Recap: Reverse Publishing – Workflow Tools

Our-Hometown President and CEO Matt Larson hosted another session of Office Hours on Monday, continuing his demonstration of our Reverse Publishing Suite and related tools & processes for optimizing your newspaper’s workflow. Article Statuses are a great way for a team of writers to keep their content organized by setting the status of each article they work on or publish. Statuses range from “Pitch” and “Draft”, which indicate the story is either still […]

Welcome to the Neighborhood: The Voice News of Southeast Nebraska

Welcome to the Neighborhood: The Voice News of Southeast Nebraska

Our-Hometown is pleased to welcome Cassandra & Darren Ivy and the rest of The Voice News of Southeast Nebraska‘s team to our neighborhood of publishers! The Voice News of Southeast Nebraska covers news and events in over 25 communities in southeastern Nebraska, reaching over 4,000 households and 10,000 readers with each edition. However, despite an impressive print readership, their digital offerings were limited. Cassandra & Darren came to us in search […]

Selling Products on Your Website with Shopify

Selling Products on Your Website with Shopify

Many customers at Our-Hometown have expressed interest in selling physical items on their website, and while we’ve always had the option of setting up a basic order form for a single product, we’ve lacked a full-fledged “Shopping Cart” that would allow a visitor to add several items to a cart for a single checkout. Thankfully, we now support simple integration with Shopify, making it easier than ever to sell your physical […]

Election Polling: Free setup through Election Day!

Election Polling: Free setup through Election Day!

Our-Hometown’s WordPress Publishing Platform includes a very simple Polls tool that customers can use to poll their readers and gauge public opinion on various topics. With election season just around the corner, many newspapers are hosting polls related to local or national elections to get a sense of which way their readers are leaning towards voting. This data can be valuable to your own marketing strategy, as well as to advertisers […]

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