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MemberPress: An overview of our subscription management plug-in

MemberPress: An overview of our subscription management plug-in

MemberPress is the plug-in that powers digital subscriptions on the vast majority of Our-Hometown customers’ websites. It allows publishers to restrict their premium content to paid subscribers, while also providing all of the tools needed to create and manage various subscription options and collect payment from their customers. Let’s take a look at the most impactful ways that MemberPress is used on our platform. 1. Unlimited Subscription Options First and […]

Listen to the news in 2022 with Audio Articles: Playlists

Listen to the news in 2022 with Audio Articles: Playlists

Audio Articles: Playlists is the latest expansion to our innovative Audio Articles feature, taking listening to the news to the next level by introducing curated playlists for readers to easily tune in to the content that they love the most. If you didn’t already know, Audio Articles is an exciting tool developed by Our-Hometown that uses text-to-speech automation to transform your published text articles into audio files that a visitor […]

Feature Highlight: Social Media Autopost

Feature Highlight: Social Media Autopost

One of the exciting new features we introduced in 2021 is our Social Media Autopost tool, which instantly connects your website with your publication’s various social media profiles and allows you to quickly and easily share your content with followers on all of your favorite networks. The tool serve several purposes. The primary objective is to increase traffic to the website by sharing content often and directing readers back to […]

Feature Highlight: Automated Newsletter Coupons

Feature Highlight: Automated Newsletter Coupons

Email marketing can be a powerful tool for generating new revenue for a newspaper or website, generally by appealing to new subscribers with a preview of your content and inviting them to subscribe. However, a lot of newspapers overlook the importance of appealing to former subscribers — many of whom are even more likely to subscribe under the right circumstances. Our Automated Newsletter Coupons feature aims to do just that […]

Highlight upcoming Events in your newsletter with our new Custom Events block

Highlight upcoming Events in your newsletter with our new Custom Events block

Our-Hometown, Inc. is excited to introduce our new Custom Events Block for The Newsletter Plugin, which equips your newsletter with the ability to include Events published to your website’s event calendar directly in your daily or weekly newsletter. This new Custom Events Block works just like most of the other blocks in the newsletter editor. When editing a newsletter using the Drag & Drop Composer, simply find the Custom Events […]

Grant print subscribers online access using the Print Upgrade Membership

Grant print subscribers online access using the Print Upgrade Membership

Some of the most common questions we’re asked by new customers or those considering our service relate to how we allow offline print subscribers to claim matching online access, primarily for cases where the newspaper or publication offers online access as a part of any print subscription at no additional cost. This is accomplished using our Print Upgrade Membership tool, with a little help from the publisher. The Print Upgrade […]

25 Years of Automating Digital Publishing for Newspapers

25 Years of Automating Digital Publishing for Newspapers

Our-Hometown, Inc. is excited to invite you to join us once again for a LIVE webinar, 25 Years of Automating Digital Publishing for Newspapers, on Thursday, November 4th at 12PM EST. This special webinar will focus on the history of Our-Hometown, Inc. as host Matthew Larson takes attendees on a trip down memory lane, highlighting the achievements and milestones the family business has achieved since its inception in 1997. Originally […]

Our-Hometown launching beta test of Official Ad Network

Our-Hometown launching beta test of Official Ad Network

At Our-Hometown Inc., we are always looking for new and innovative ways to help our customers generate revenue through their websites. Today, we are pleased to continue that trend with the announcement of our upcoming Official Our-Hometown Ad Network! Publishers using the Our-Hometown Ad Network will have ads automatically distributed throughout their website, each optimized for desktop or mobile viewing depending on the device the reader is using. All standard ad sizes […]

Feature Survey: Prepaid Article Paywall Model

Feature Survey: Prepaid Article Paywall Model

At Our-Hometown, Inc., we’re committed to developing new and unique features that help drive digital newspaper subscriptions and generate extra revenue for the publishers using our platform. Part of that process includes soliciting feedback and suggestions from our customers. Grant Hamilton of Neighbor-to-Neighbor News, Inc. recently pitched the idea of a PrePaid Article Paywall Model, and we’re very interested in hearing what other publishers think. Put simply, this model would […]

Manual Push Notifications now available on OHT Apps

Manual Push Notifications now available on OHT Apps

Our-Hometown has recently released a small but powerful update that allows publishers to manually send out Push Notifications to their iOS or Android App users from the website at any time. While the general Push Notifications feature has existed for some time, it was previously configured to send out a Push Notification only when an article is published, and only when it belongs to a particular category. This new, manual […]

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