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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

Creating Newsletters with Drag & Drop

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 […]

Our Hometown introduces Audio Articles

Our Hometown introduces Audio Articles

Our Hometown is excited to introduce our newest feature, 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 […]

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 […]

Creating and Setting Default Images for your Homepage and Sharing

Creating and Setting Default Images for your Homepage and Sharing

In the past, newspapers rarely relied on images for every issue. Readers would flip to a page where the majority of the space was filled with copy and maybe a single photo that just happened to accompany a feature story. In the digital age, imagery can be a powerful way to capture an audience. Quality imagery use has the ability to grab a reader’s attention, trigger emotion and even compel […]

Reporting and Presenting Advertising Metrics: What You Should Know

Chances are if you have a website, you more than likely will be asked by a manager, stakeholder, or advertiser, about the performance of your site. In today’s digital landscape, it’s crucial to understand the metrics of your website to stay competitive, and to generate revenue opportunities. For news publication sites in particular, running ads on your website adds another layer of metrics that publishers need to be tracking. By […]

Look for Our Hometown at the Southern Newspaper Publishers Association Annual Meeting, October 6 – 8, 2019

Look for Our Hometown at the Southern Newspaper Publishers Association Annual Meeting, October 6 – 8, 2019

This year’s Southern Newspaper Publishers Association annual meeting is being held October 6 – 8, 2019 in Chicago! Members will gather at the J.W. Marriott for two days where they will be addressing the pressing business objectives of community newspaper owners, publishers and senior staff with educational sessions, a vendor exhibit hall, and networking opportunities throughout. Our Hometown’s, Deb Blanchard, will be at the convention talking about how we have customized […]

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