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Announcement: GDPR Privacy Policy Popup will be activated platform-wide on September 1

Announcement: GDPR Privacy Policy Popup will be activated platform-wide on September 1

Last month, we introduced our new Privacy Policy Popup feature to help websites on our platform comply with GDPR and CCPA Regulations. This feature enables a popup that displays when readers visit the site for the first time, prompting them to read and accept your Privacy Policy in order to close the popup and continue using your website. Similar popups now exist on many of the most popular sites on the web […]

Our-Hometown Virtual Conference: Rethinking Paywalls for FREE Print Newspapers

Our-Hometown Virtual Conference: Rethinking Paywalls for FREE Print Newspapers

Our-Hometown’s upcoming Virtual Conference on Rethinking Paywalls for FREE Print Newspapers will take place on Friday, September 4th at 12PM EST. Have you ever had a print subscriber call to cancel their free print subscription because they “get all the news for free online anyway?” This has become a common trend for publishers as their print audience continues to migrate online at the expense of the paper’s print advertising reach and revenue. […]

Highlight your Special Sections with a Special Carousel widget!

Highlight your Special Sections with a Special Carousel widget!

Back to School season is upon us! Although the extent to which students will be returning to classrooms is still largely up in the air across the country, many newspapers are hard at work preparing their upcoming “Back to School” or “Fall Sports” themed special sections for distribution in the weeks to come. Special sections are a great way to generate additional advertising revenue while also providing a useful service […]

Office Hours Recap: Protecting your Photos with Watermarks

Office Hours Recap: Protecting your Photos with Watermarks

Our-Hometown hosted another session of Office Hours on Monday, where CEO Matt Larson showed off our new Watermark plugin! This newly-rolled out feature allows you to easily protect your digital property with a super-imposed Watermark to prevent thieves from re-using your content without permission. It can be configured to automatically apply this watermark to all photos as they are uploaded to your Media Library, or you can manually apply the […]

Office Hours Recap: Scheduling Content to Go Live on WordPress

Office Hours Recap: Scheduling Content to Go Live on WordPress

Our-Hometown hosted another session of Office Hours on Monday, focusing this week on Scheduling Content to Go Live on WordPress. Rather than waking up in the early morning hours to publish all of the stories and PDFs from your new edition, you can prepare everything in advance and simply schedule these items to publish ahead of time. Our-Hometown CEO Matt Larson demonstrated this capability and more in this week’s session. We’re happy to share […]

Add a Watermark to protect your photos and images!

Add a Watermark to protect your photos and images!

Stop giving away your photos for free! Our-Hometown’s WordPress Publishing Platform includes a Watermark plugin that allows you to easily apply an overlay of your logo to any photos uploaded to your website, protecting them from would-be thieves who want to re-use the content for their own benefit. This feature is included free with all Our-Hometown websites! Once the plugin is enabled, the watermark you setup can be automatically applied […]

Virtual Conference Recap: Producing High Yield Content with Live Video Interviews

Virtual Conference Recap: Producing High Yield Content with Live Video Interviews

Our-Hometown’s latest Virtual Conference on Producing High Yield Content with Live Video Interviews took place this past Friday. In this presentation, Our-Hometown CEO Matt Larson highlighted the importance of being able to use a single piece of media to create multiple different pieces of content for your audience. One way to apply this strategy is to take a video interview conducted over video conferencing software such as Zoom or GoToMeeting and re-purpose […]

Office Hours Recap: Using the Customize Tool

Office Hours Recap: Using the Customize Tool

Our-Hometown CEO Matt Larson hosted another session of Office Hours yesterday afternoon, demonstrating the power of the Customize Tool available on all websites on Our-Hometown’s WordPress Publishing Platform.  Watch and enjoy the full-length video replay below to learn how to customize your website using this incredible tool!

Our-Hometown Virtual Conference: Rethinking Paywalls for Paid Print Newspapers

Our-Hometown Virtual Conference: Rethinking Paywalls for Paid Print Newspapers

Our-Hometown will be hosting another Virtual Conference on Friday, August 21st at 12PM EDT on the topic of Rethinking Paywalls for Paid Print Newspapers. During the conference, Our-Hometown CEO Matt Larson will introduce the different paywall configurations available on our WordPress Publishing Platform and discuss how to incorporate each type into a strategy that works for your publication. We recently published a blog post detailing the different types of Paywalls offered on our websites, which […]

Our-Hometown’s Matt Larson will be presenting at this year’s NNA Convention!

Our-Hometown’s Matt Larson will be presenting at this year’s NNA Convention!

The National Newspaper Association’s 134th Annual Convention & Trade Show will be anything but conventional, with presenters and attendees from around the world congregating digitally via the remote conferencing software Zoom this October. Our-Hometown will be in attendance, and fortunately, as one of the industry pioneers of using virtual conferences during the pandemic, Our-Hometown’s CEO Matt Larson has plenty of experience with giving engaging and informative digital presentations! Matt will […]

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