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The Power of Author Profiles: Boost Your SEO and Brand Trust

The Power of Author Profiles: Boost Your SEO and Brand Trust

In today’s digital landscape, establishing your website and content as reliable, trustworthy sources of information is paramount. In steps SEO authorship – a powerful strategy that connects your content with its creators, boosting your search engine rankings and cementing your brand’s authority. At Our-Hometown, we understand the vital role authorship plays in online success. That’s why we’ve developed robust author profile pages like this one on a customer website. Let’s […]

Celebrate Thanksgiving with Style: Showcase Your Stories with NextGen Gallery

Celebrate Thanksgiving with Style: Showcase Your Stories with NextGen Gallery

Happy Thanksgiving! As we gather to celebrate this season of gratitude and community, it’s the perfect time to reflect on how we share stories and connect with readers. Today, we’re showcasing the versatility and visual appeal of our NextGen gallery plugin through a series of imaginative Thanksgiving images created with a dash of AI. To learn how you can showcase your stories, check out our walkthrough on using NextGen Gallery. Image Slideshow

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 […]

META and AI: Insights from the Lex Fridman interview with Mark Zuckerberg

META and AI: Insights from the Lex Fridman interview with Mark Zuckerberg

In this commentary video, the Our-Hometown team engage in casual forum-style discussions based on an episode of the Lex Fridman podcast featuring Mark Zuckerberg. They highlight how Zuckerberg’s discussion about AI aligns with their vision of developing chat bots. The team mentions the availability of open-source AI models, such as GPT, and the potential use of Facebook’s AI in their own chat bot development. They delve into the importance of […]

Article Export for Reverse Publishing

Article Export for Reverse Publishing

Reverse publishing at the basic level is the process of creating and managing all of your content directly on your website, including articles, blogs, galleries, advertising, e-editions and so forth. Any of this content can then be exported as needed for use in a page layout application, such as Adobe InDesign. This method uses common XML to structure and tag your content simplifying the import process.

Display Ad Reverse Publishing with a Run Sheet

Display Ad Reverse Publishing with a Run Sheet

Copy Ad File Path Each user will need to set the local path to the folder that holds the Ad image files on your local computer. Instructions for finding and copying the path of your ad PDFs for each platform are below: Save Ad Path Into Your Profile Once you have the file path copied, log into your personal WordPress account (shared accounts will not work). From the WordPress admin […]

SEO Features on the Our-Hometown Web Platform

SEO Features on the Our-Hometown Web Platform

The Our-Hometown web platform utilizes the All in One SEO plug-in to provide a convenient interface to manage many aspects of the search engine optimization for your website. All in One SEO Setup All in One SEO provides a convenient wizard to guide you through the initial setup process, prompting for information about your website, including metadata, contact information, social links, and search appearance. All in One SEO Dashboard Step-by-Step: […]

From Imagination to Pagination

From Imagination to Pagination

Below we provide an overview of article creation on your website, managing images, ads, and reverse publishing content to Adobe InDesign. Video Guide 00:21 – Article Creation — Overview 01:24 – Common Block Types and Panels 06:43 – Advanced Layouts 08:10 – Media Library and NextGEN Galleries 12:23 – Reverse Publishing — Articles 17:07 – Reverse Publishing — Display Ads 18:37 – Reverse Publishing — Classifieds Article Creation Advanced Layout […]

Exporting display ads for Reverse Publishing

Exporting display ads for Reverse Publishing

In this walkthrough we will demonstrate how to include display ads in your Reverse Publishing export for layout and pagination in Adobe InDesign. From your website’s dashboard look for Reverse Publishing in the listing on the left. As you hover your mouse a submenu will appear then click on Reverse Publishing. Here is where your website’s article content can be exported for a particular edition and filtered by category. In […]

Exporting classifieds via Gravity Forms

Exporting classifieds via Gravity Forms

In this walkthrough we will demonstrate a method for exporting classifieds submitted via a form on your website for import into Adobe InDesign and pagination. From your site’s dashboard go to Forms and then the sub-item Forms where you will see all those being used on the website. Here we have a Classified Order Form with the submitted entries. You can click on Entries to view the individual submissions. To […]

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