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New Privacy Policy Popup for GDPR & CCPA Compliance

New Privacy Policy Popup for GDPR & CCPA Compliance

Our-Hometown is happy to introduce a small but important new feature to help websites on our platform comply with GDPR and CCPA Regulations: the Privacy Policy Popup! The Privacy Policy Popup is a popup bar that docks to the bottom of a visitor’s screen with a message informing the reader that by continuing to use the site, they are thereby accepting the Privacy Policy. Two options are presented for the […]

Arrange your Dashboard Menu & Plugins

Arrange your Dashboard Menu & Plugins

Sticking to our recent theme of Optimizing Your Workspace, we have another tip this week for improving your efficiency with WordPress. Did you know that you can arrange the plugins and other items listed on the menu on your WordPress Dashboard to customize the order to your liking? While hardly a major innovation, the ability to organize your Dashboard menu can pay dividends when it comes to working quickly and […]

Feature Highlight: Paid Print Upgrades

Feature Highlight: Paid Print Upgrades

Newspapers using Our-Hometown’s publishing platform have long been able to offer Free Online Access to their offline print subscribers using our Print Upgrade Membership system, which allows readers who already receive the mailed print edition to take advantage of the digital content on the website at no charge once their subscription is verified. While this solution works in most cases, we have had several requests over the years for a system that […]

Feature Highlight: Automated Newsletter Coupons

Feature Highlight: Automated Newsletter Coupons

In the past, we’ve demonstrated How to Create Coupon Codes in Memberpress and discussed how you can then use those coupon codes in an e-mail marketing campaign aimed at enticing former subscribers to resubscribe at a reduced rate with a special promotional offer. We are happy to announce that this entire process has been streamlined and automated with our new Automated Newsletter Coupons feature! This new feature allows you set up a Promotional […]

Receiving Automatic Member Reports within MemberPress

Receiving Automatic Member Reports within MemberPress

Managing your digital and print subscriptions is made easy using the MemberPress plugin included with Our-Hometown’s WordPress platform. New subscription orders and renewals are e-mailed to your staff immediately, and an intuitive dashboard makes looking up subscriber records and recent transactions quick and painless. We’ve recently expanded the MemberPress functionality to include an easy-to-configure Automatic Member Report, which will send an e-mail update with a list of new subscribers on a pre-determined […]

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 […]

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