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Selling Gift Subscriptions with Newsletter Marketing

Last week, we announced our Gift Subscription feature for use with MemberPress.  This feature streamlines the process of a customer ordering a gift, creating a discount/coupon code, and delivering the gift to the recipient in a way that requires no additional action from the publisher.  Everything is fully automated! To help drive sales, we are now offering Newsletter Marketing Services to help you promote gift subscriptions to your current subscribers. […]

How to Publish to WordPress from Google Docs

 Improve your workflow with our new Google Docs “Publish to WordPress” Add-On! Using the Publish to WordPress Add-On, your staff can use the popular Word Processing tool, Google Docs, to plan, draft, schedule and publish articles to your website from start to finish, without ever needing to leave the document! The Add-On initiates a connection with your website using your staff account, giving you access to all of the […]

Dallas Weekly launches new Apple and Android Apps

The Dallas Weekly recently launched their site on Our Hometown’s WordPress platform, now they are launching native apps for iOS and Android.  Check out the apps, available for free on the App store and Google Play.

JournalTrib.com wins Best Large Weekly Website in North Dakota

We are proud to announce that JournalTrib.com has won this year’s BEST WEBSITE for the “Large Weekly” category in the North Dakota Better Newspaper Contest. We met Cecile Wehrman, publisher of The Journal, Crosby and Tioga Tribune, at the National Newspaper Association convention last year and she was looking for help.  She was tired of her current website, but not in a big rush to change. After we spoke, and she met […]

La Voz Latina Central PA relaunches redesign with Our Hometown

The La Voz Latina Central relaunches on LaVozLatinaCentralPA.com with the Our Hometown Platform. Their monthly magazine is very image focused, so we utilized the “Magazine Layout” widget on our WordPress platform to make the most of their content.  We provide PDF to HTML conversion as well as the WordPress platform support. Welcome to La Voz Latina Central from the Our Hometown Team!

Maple River Messenger and Truman Tribune re-launch with Our Hometown!

Maple River Messenger We are pleased to announce the launch of the new Maple River Messenger and Truman Tribune websites on Our Hometown’s WordPress platform! Both websites went live early in May 2019, each with a fresh custom layout crafted by our design team to meet the customer’s desires. The publications are owned by the Meyer family, who strongly believe in the value of small businesses and are committed to supporting […]

When local newspapers shrink, fewer people bother to run for mayor

“In a well-functioning system, citizens need to be actively engaged in their government and aware of decisions made by their elected representatives.  Newspapers are a means of citizen engagement, and this study provides evidence of the importance of this link.” Get the word out on this to your readers!  It might be the difference between a subscription expiration and renewal. Read the whole article by the Nieman Lab here.

How to “Edit Order” of Articles on Your Homepage

Our Hometown’s WordPress platform makes it easy to customize the layout and styling of your homepage with just a few clicks.  One example we’d like to highlight is the “Edit Order” tool, which allows you to easily adjust the order in which articles appear in a given article widget on the homepage. We all know first impressions are a big deal, and your homepage represents your “first impression” to readers […]

Google Docs Add-On for WordPress Publishing

In our conversations with publishers, editors, and reporters over the last year, we discovered that Google Docs is now the leading word processing tool for local newspapers. That’s why we developed the Google Docs Add-On for WordPress.  This tool gives you full control of your article’s publish status on WordPress, without leaving the Google Doc. Here’s how it works: Step 1:  Install the Google Docs Add-On here. Use this link […]

Union County Daily Digital Launches Online Hyperlocal Publication

The Union County Daily Digital launched their new website on Our Hometown’s WordPress platform on April 22, 2019.  This online only publication is looking to fill the need for hyperlocal coverage in this suburban county northwest of Columbus, OH. Check out their site here:  https://www.unioncountydailydigital.com/

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