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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 […]

Our-Hometown to sponsor upcoming Webinar series hosted by “The News Guru,” Kevin Slimp!

Our-Hometown to sponsor upcoming Webinar series hosted by “The News Guru,” Kevin Slimp!

Our-Hometown, Inc. is thrilled to announce the sponsorship of a series of upcoming Newspaper Academy webinars taking place over the next six months, hosted by none other than “The News Guru” himself, Kevin Slimp! Under this partnership, all Our-Hometown customers will be eligible to attend each of these sponsored sessions FREE OF CHARGE! Kevin Slimp is well-known in the industry for his expertise in all things newspapers, including his advanced knowledge of […]

JournalTrib.com: “Australian case could set the stage”

JournalTrib.com: “Australian case could set the stage”

Last month, we published a blog post summarizing a Bloomberg.com article reporting on Australia’s efforts to pass legislation that would force companies like Google and Facebook to compensate news publishers for all of the content ultimately shared on their platform. Last week, our friend Cecile Wehrman, Publisher of the Crosby Journal and Tioga Tribune in North Dakota, added her thoughts to the conversation by publishing a commentary titled, “Australian case could […]

Virtual Conference Recap: SEO for Newspaper Publishers

Virtual Conference Recap: SEO for Newspaper Publishers

Last week, expert SEO consultant Michael Cottam joined Our-Hometown President & CEO Matthew Larson for our latest Virtual Conference on SEO for Newspaper Publishers! Michael gave an incredibly informative presentation, beginning with an introduction to Search Engine Optimization and how Google ranks search results. After tackling some of the common terminology and providing a general overview of what impacts SEO, he moved on to some platform-specific tips for improving SEO […]

BuzzSprout: Five Ways to Promote a Brand New Podcast

BuzzSprout: Five Ways to Promote a Brand New Podcast

By now, you’ve probably read about our awesome new product, Audio Articles Podcast, which automatically converts all of the text articles on your website into audio podcast episodes and distributes them across all of the major podcasting networks with some help from our friends at BuzzSprout.  We think our Audio Articles Podcast tool is a great way to get your feet wet in the wide world of podcasting, but BuzzSprout offers some […]

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 […]

Kevin Slimp’s Advanced InDesign Tips

Kevin Slimp’s Advanced InDesign Tips

View Post Kevin Slimp aka “The News Guru” hosted a special live webinar last week focused on some advanced techniques for creating a quality print layout in Adobe InDesign. Thanks to a special partnership with Our-Hometown,  many of our customers were able to attend at no cost! Kevin covered a ton of great information during his presentation, and while it would be impossible to compact everything he went over into a single […]

Newspapers Vs. Google – Mike Blinder’s exclusive interview with HD Media on their suit against the tech giant.

Newspapers Vs. Google – Mike Blinder’s exclusive interview with HD Media on their suit against the tech giant.

A West Virginia-based publisher is making news here in the US, by filing a suit against Google and Facebook. To learn more, please check out the above interview from E&P. Other links to similar articles that we are following will be listed below. Here are few key points from the interview: Lee Wolverton on the decision to move forward with the lawsuit. “After the latest development in Australia…[we] said 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 […]

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