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Scheduling changes in the Customize tool

Scheduling changes in the Customize tool

One of the most powerful features of Our-Hometown’s WordPress Platform is the Customize tool, which allows publishers to adjust and personalize all aspects of their website to match their own vision. We published an article last year demonstrating how you can use the Customize tool to swap in a new site logo, modify site colors, update site menus, change the fonts, and add or re-arrange widgets as desired. Now, we’re […]

Upgrade to Audio Articles Podcasts for free!

Upgrade to Audio Articles Podcasts for free!

Attention Our-Hometown customers! We recently launched an exciting new Add On for our existing Audio Articles product: Audio Articles Podcast!  Audio Articles Podcast automatically converts your existing Audio Articles into individual Episodes and uploads them to a BuzzSprout account, where they are then distributed across all of the major podcasting networks: Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, and many more. Importantly, while Audio Articles only allows you to listen to the article currently opened […]

Accepting User Generated Content as Draft Articles

Accepting User Generated Content as Draft Articles

Here at Our-Hometown, we’ve made Automation one of our key areas of focus in 2021. We’ve already released two new features this year that aim to help publishers automate what are normally time-consuming processes: Audio Articles Podcast for automatically creating podcast episodes from article content on your website, and Social Media Autopost for sharing your content across various social media networks. Today, we’re formally adding a third feature to that […]

Apply for a FREE TRIAL of Audio Articles Podcast today!

Apply for a FREE TRIAL of Audio Articles Podcast today!

Our-Hometown recently expanded the capabilities of our Audio Articles product, adding an exciting new automated podcast feature — and we’re offering a FREE TRIAL for a limited time! Audio Articles Podcast uses the audio files that are generated for each audio article to create new podcast episodes and publish them across all of the major podcasting channels via BuzzSprout. Our platform communicates with BuzzSprout using their specialized API to deliver the audio files and […]

Announcement: Posting to Social Media from WordPress

Announcement: Posting to Social Media from WordPress

Our-Hometown is happy to announce the release of a new feature available on our platform: Social Media Autopost! Social Media Autopost allows publishers to automatically share the latest content from their website across various social media platforms using the Blog2social plugin. Social Media Autopost offers another option for quickly distributing your content across the web to your readers and followers, regardless of what platforms they use to consume the news. […]

Office Hours Recap: “Logged In” Plugin Update

Office Hours Recap: “Logged In” Plugin Update

Our-Hometown President & CEO Matt Larson discussed our newly released “Logged In” plugin update during this week’s episode of Office Hours on Monday, providing customers with an overview of the new session-based login limitations and the key differences with the new system. With this option enabled on your website, subscribers will be limited to three active sessions at any time. Once they eclipse that limit, they will be automatically logged out […]

Limit active sessions with our new “Logged In” feature!

Limit active sessions with our new “Logged In” feature!

Our-Hometown is happy to announce that we’ve released a new update granting our customers more control over subscribers visiting their website — most notably the ability to limit subscribers to a certain number of active sessions, serving as a deterrent to prevent readers from sharing their account with friends or family. In the past, there was nothing stopping readers from buying a digital subscription and sharing their login with others, […]

Our-Hometown Live Virtual Conference: 6 Innovations in Local Online News

Our-Hometown Live Virtual Conference: 6 Innovations in Local Online News

Our-Hometown is happy to extend this invitation to our upcoming Virtual Conference: 6 Innovations in Local Online News which will take place LIVE on December 1st at 1PM Eastern, where President & CEO Matt Larson will highlight some of the most innovative and cutting-edge features that our engineers have developed for our platform. Newspapers worldwide are searching for ways to adapt to the on-going shift to digital publishing, but Our-Hometown […]

Selling Products on Your Website with Shopify

Selling Products on Your Website with Shopify

Many customers at Our-Hometown have expressed interest in selling physical items on their website, and while we’ve always had the option of setting up a basic order form for a single product, we’ve lacked a full-fledged “Shopping Cart” that would allow a visitor to add several items to a cart for a single checkout. Thankfully, we now support simple integration with Shopify, making it easier than ever to sell your physical […]

FEATURE UPDATE: Confirmation Popup when Sharing Articles via E-mail

FEATURE UPDATE: Confirmation Popup when Sharing Articles via E-mail

Our-Hometown’s engineers have introduced a small quality-of-life update that improves the process for broadcasting articles via the E-mail Newsletter. Every Article on our platform includes a Broadcast Options panel on the edit screen, which includes a button to “Share via E-mail Newsletter.” This button immediately creates a newsletter featuring the article and sends it out to your newsletter mailing list. However, we received some feedback from customers who expected a confirmation […]

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