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Feature Highlight: Email to Post

Feature Highlight: Email to Post

One of the benefits of Our-Hometown’s WordPress publishing platform is access to the wide array of tools we’ve built to help you get your news published online and out to your readers as quickly as possible. Everything from the standard mobile-responsive dashboard, to incorporating third-party tools with our Google Docs Add On, to our Breaking News features and Push Notifications in our apps have aimed to help publishers distribute news quickly across all […]

Creating Coupons in Memberpress

Creating Coupons in Memberpress

A popular method of generating subscriptions on your website is to offer promotional discounts for new members, enticing them to take advantage of some great savings or even a free trial. Fortunately, this entire process is made simple using Memberpress’s Coupons feature. You can create a customized coupon code in just a couple of minutes! From your WordPress Dashboard, navigate to Memberpress → Coupons. You likely won’t have any coupons […]

Creating Renewal Reminders in Memberpress

Creating Renewal Reminders in Memberpress

If you offer digital subscription on your website, you’ll want to remind readers when their subscription is about to expire so that they’re more likely to renew it. You can also send reminders to recently expired users inviting them to comeback, perhaps enticing them with a discount or coupon code. To manage your renewal reminders, navigate to your WordPress Dashboard and find Memberpress → Reminders. The Reminders page will list […]

Our Hometown Introduces Audio Articles

Our Hometown Introduces Audio Articles

Audio Articles allows visitors to Listen to the news, using cutting edge text-to-speech technology to convert your website’s articles into audio files that are played back to the reader at the click of a button. With Audio Articles, visitors can listen to the news “on the go” or while multi-tasking. With no need to scroll through an article or news feed, it allows for an easy, hands-free listening experience that […]

Using the Drag & Drop Composer with Automated Newsletters

Using the Drag & Drop Composer with Automated Newsletters

Last week, we introduced you to our Newsletter Plugin’s brand new Drag & Drop Composer and, more specifically, the CPT Block that is used to display Articles or Events from your website. This week, we’d like to focus on using the Drag & Drop Composer with an Automated Newsletter. Click here to view last week’s post on the Drag & Drop Composer! Automated Newsletters are useful because you can design your newsletter […]

Creating Newsletters with Drag & Drop Composer

Creating Newsletters with Drag & Drop Composer

The newsletter you are reading now was created on the WordPress Drag & Drop Composer.  This tool is a new way of creating custom and unique newsletters without any need for experience with HTML or CSS. It is a visual “drag & drop” editor that allows you to click and drag a number of different kinds of blocks into your newsletter layout. Every “block” has its own styling options and can […]

Creating custom forms with GravityForms

Creating custom forms with GravityForms

Our Hometown’s WordPress CMS includes the powerful GravityForms plugin, used to create custom submission or payment forms for nearly any purpose! It is extremely versatile and includes an intuitive interface that makes creating powerful forms easy. GravityForms features several pre-created fields that can be dragged into your form to quickly create lines for items like names, dates, phone numbers, e-mail addresses, & mailing addresses, but you also have the freedom to add your […]

Add Gift Subscriptions to your site this Holiday Season!

Add Gift Subscriptions to your site this Holiday Season!

The season of giving is upon us, and there has never been a better time to enable Gift Subscriptions on your website! Like most Americans, your readers are probably just getting started on their holiday shopping – and they, too, have that one person who is impossible to find a gift for! Why not suggest a Gift Subscription to the local news? In case you missed it, we introduced our brand […]

Feature Highlight: Blurred Borders on Article Sliders

Feature Highlight: Blurred Borders on Article Sliders

Our-Hometown’s Article Slider widgets are a great way to prominently feature some of the more important or interesting stories on your website. However, not every important or interesting story has a high-quality image associated with it, and using low quality or oddly-sized images can result in an ugly-looking slider that seems to zoom in on a random area of whatever image is used – until now. We are happy to […]

Feature Highlight: Pickup Locations

Feature Highlight: Pickup Locations

A relatively simple way to add extra value to your website is to include a Pickup Locations page that highlights all of the newsstands, shops, and businesses that your readers can purchase a copy of the print edition. Our Pickup Locations pages are built on GeoDirectory – the same plugin used for our Business Directories – allowing you to plot each Pickup Location on a map and enter some additional […]

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