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Stripe users: Please check your account status

Stripe users: Please check your account status

Attention Our-Hometown customers, If you’re using the online payment gateway Stripe to process payments through your website, please be aware that you may be required to verify or update your business and/or account ownership information in order to continue using Stripe. We urge you to take a few minutes to login to your Stripe Dashboard and check for any notifications from Stripe requesting this information. In addition to the dashboard […]

In Memory of Teri Marie McLaren

In Memory of Teri Marie McLaren

We have sad news about a longtime member of the Our Hometown family. Teri Marie McLaren, beloved mother, grandmother, and friend, after a short and courageous battle with cancer, went to meet Jesus on January 25, 2024. We all knew Teri as the matriarch at Our Hometown.  She was passionate about her vital role as production manager and brought a positive energy to every interaction.   Ever since Teri started with […]

Kevin Slimp: “Beginning 2024 Right”

Kevin Slimp: “Beginning 2024 Right”

Headlines from the past remind me that 2024 could be a great year The following is a guest column from our friend and industry expert, Kevin Slimp! Making bold predictions is easy. This year, I’ve paid close attention to forecasts by respected sportswriters in national print and online publications to see how my football bowl predictions match up against their predictions. Some of you probably did the same thing. I […]

Holiday Scheduling Reminder

Holiday Scheduling Reminder

Attention, Our-Hometown customer! 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 be any changes to […]

Critiquing Common Issues

Critiquing Common Issues

Kevin shares what he learned while critiquing papers in Colorado The following is a guest post contributed by our friend and partner, Kevin Slimp! A funny thing happened to me in Denver a few days ago while I was in town to speak at the Colorado Press Association Convention. I had just finished my fourth presentation of the weekend. The topic was “Designing a Better Newspaper.” Most of the folks […]

Making More Space: Simple changes invite readers to pick up your paper

Making More Space: Simple changes invite readers to pick up your paper

The following is a Guest Column contributed by our friend and colleague Kevin Slimp ahead of our September webinar, “Combining the Power of Photoshop & InDesign” on the 15th! Younger readers might not know what I’m writing about when I mention Facebook “memories.” Still, most of you are familiar with those daily reminders that pop up each morning to remind you of what you were doing one, two, or even […]

Kevin Slimp: Fixing Problems Before They Appear on the Page

Kevin Slimp: Fixing Problems Before They Appear on the Page

The following guest column was contributed by our friend and partner Kevin Slimp of the Kevin Slimp Webinar Series. My friend, Kari, wrote to me from her newspaper in Indiana this morning. Her message reminded me of the questions I received daily when doing I.T. work for newspaper groups a decade or two ago. Her email went something like this: “The PDF file of this page looks perfect, but the […]

Feature Update: Standard vs Contextual Search Results

Feature Update: Standard vs Contextual Search Results

Our engineers have recently released an update that gives publishers more control over how your website’s Search Results are displayed, allowing you to toggle between “Standard” or “Contextual” search results. So what are Standard and Contextual search results? By default, our websites utilize Contextual Search Results. This means that when a visitor enters a term in the search box, the search results are displayed in a way that highlights the […]

LIVE WEBINAR: Protecting Your Content from AI on September 21st

LIVE WEBINAR: Protecting Your Content from AI on September 21st

Our-Hometown will be hosting a LIVE WEBINAR on Protecting Your Content from AI next month on September 21st at 2PM Eastern. With so much focus lately on new AI technologies and the limitless potential they represent for news publishers, one negative that has often gone overlooked is the risk of AI scraping your content without your permission. One way that AI language models train themselves to remain current is to […]

LIVE Webinar: Reverse Publishing AI Generated Content on July 20th

LIVE Webinar: Reverse Publishing AI Generated Content on July 20th

Our-Hometown, Inc. will be hosting a LIVE WEBINAR on Reverse Publishing AI Generated Content later this month on July 20th at 3PM Eastern.  We’ve recently hosted live webinars on AI Generated Content and AI Generated Imagery, demonstrating how publishers can leverage the power of popular AI models like ChatGPT and DALL-E to produce written articles and related stock imagery for their websites. Now, we’re ready to tie it all together and demonstrate how […]

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