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Kevin Slimp Webinar Series continues!

Kevin Slimp Webinar Series continues!

Our-Hometown, Inc. is excited to announce that the Kevin Slimp Webinar Series has been extended to include several more informative LIVE WEBINARS, all of which are open to Our-Hometown customers free of charge! During the first round of webinars included in our partnership, Kevin covered several highly-relevant topics, and many of our customers were able to immediately apply his expertise to their digital publishing workflow. The feedback we received was […]

Industry Interview: Pason Gaddis of Florida Weekly

Industry Interview: Pason Gaddis of Florida Weekly

Our-Hometown President & CEO Matthew Larson was recently joined by Pason Gaddis and Jim Dickerson, two-thirds of the leadership team at Florida Media Group, LLC — the publishers behind one of Florida’s largest weekly news magazines, Florida Weekly. In Part 1 of the Interview, the trio discusses an exciting new project Florida Weekly is working on that involves using touchless mobile displays to feature their own news content in various […]

News Brief: Google News update could mean more traffic for newspapers

News Brief: Google News update could mean more traffic for newspapers

Google recently announced that they are changing the way they share content through the Google News program, and it could have big impact on the traffic your website is seeing. Traditionally, Google News has used RSS feeds to collect news content from news publishers and render it directly within the Google News application or on Google’s website. While this resulted in more eyes on the shared content and perhaps some […]

Industry Interview with Grant Hamilton of Neighbor-to-Neighbor News

Industry Interview with Grant Hamilton of Neighbor-to-Neighbor News

Our-Hometown President & CEO Matthew Larson recently had the opportunity to chat with Neighbor-to-Neighbor News publisher Grant Hamilton about their experience with Our-Hometown’s WordPress Publishing Platform over the past several years. Neighbor-to-Neighbor News, Inc. is a group of newspapers in Western New York that includes the East Aurora Advertiser & Elma Review, Arcade Herald, Warsaw’s Country Courier, and The Springville Journal. They joined Our-Hometown’s “Neighborhood of Publishers” in 2018 and […]

Audio Articles Playlist is now available from Our-Hometown!

Audio Articles Playlist is now available from Our-Hometown!

Our-Hometown is excited to announce the latest enhancement to our popular Audio Articles feature: the Playlist! Audio Articles Playlist is a centralized hub on your website where a reader can listen to any of several preset playlists of Audio Articles published on the website. These preset playlists include a dedicated playlist for each traditional article category on the website, as well as more refined Collections such as the self-explanatory “This […]

Accepting milestone announcements through your website

Accepting milestone announcements through your website

One way that local newspapers differ from larger, digital-based news outlets is their focus on the communities and neighborhoods that they cover. Newspapers, of course, help their residents stay up to date on the latest news and happenings — but they also help their residents stay up to date on each other by publishing Milestone Announcements submitted by the community. These Milestone Announcements can include things like Birth Notices, Engagement […]

Automated Podcasting with the Colorado & Kansas Press Associations

Automated Podcasting with the Colorado & Kansas Press Associations

Back in May, Our-Hometown president & CEO Matthew Larson had the privilege of joining Amber Jackson to present on Automated Podcasting with Audio Articles for members of both the Colorado Press Association and Kansas Press Association during a live webinar event. During the presentation, Matthew demonstrates how our Audio Articles Podcast feature automatically generates an audio version of any text article on your website and uses it to create a […]

OHT presents on Newsletter Marketing for the Kansas Press Association

OHT presents on Newsletter Marketing for the Kansas Press Association

Our-Hometown, Inc.’s president & CEO Matthew Larson was invited to give a live virtual presentation on Newsletter Marketing for members of the Kansas Press Association earlier this month. During the presentation, Matthew describes some of the powerful newsletter marketing techniques made possible by our platform, including several cutting-edge tools developed by our own engineers! Watch the full replay below and let Matthew walk you through the basics of Newsletter Marketing, […]

Kevin Slimp: The Basic Photoshop class you’ve been waiting for!

Kevin Slimp: The Basic Photoshop class you’ve been waiting for!

The next in a series of webinars hosted by “The News Guru” Kevin Slimp and brought to our customers free of charge by Our-Hometown is scheduled for Thursday, July 9th at 11:00am EST and will focus on the basics of using the Adobe Photoshop software to edit and touch up photos. “This session is for designers, editors and photographers who would like to learn to edit photos from the very […]

Customizing your sidebar: Default Sidebar vs Front Page Sidebar

Customizing your sidebar: Default Sidebar vs Front Page Sidebar

Our-Hometown’s WordPress Publishing Platform offers customers incredible levels of website customization, making it easy for even novice web designers to bring their vision to life using the ever-powerful Customize Tool. You’ve probably read about the customize tool on our blog before, but today we’re going to focus on one of the most common questions we get from users customizing their website: What is the Default Sidebar widget area and how […]

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