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Our-Hometown to host interview and AMA with the lawyers behind the Google/Facebook Anti-Trust Lawsuit

Our-Hometown to host interview and AMA with the lawyers behind the Google/Facebook Anti-Trust Lawsuit

Our-Hometown is excited to announce that we’ll be hosting a LIVE interview & AMA (Ask Me Anything) event with Paul Farrell Jr. of Farrel & Fuller, LLC and Bob Fitzsimmons of Fitzsimmons Law Firm PLLC, two of the legal professionals leading the anti-trust lawsuit against Google and Facebook on behalf of newspapers across the country. News publishers are invited to join us for this LIVE interview on February 24th at […]

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 […]

Digital Marketing in 2022 brought to you by Our-Hometown

Digital Marketing in 2022 brought to you by Our-Hometown

Over the past several years, Our-Hometown has evolved into much more than just a website provider for newspapers. In addition to all of the tools and features we’ve developed specifically for news publishers, we’re able to provide our customers with additional resources such as LIVE Webinars & Virtual Conferences, free training sessions, and direct connections with industry experts such as The News Guru, Kevin Slimp. You can expect more of […]

Kevin Slimp: Why I Joined Forces with Our-Hometown to Train Community Newspapers Online

Kevin Slimp: Why I Joined Forces with Our-Hometown to Train Community Newspapers Online

Don’t tell anyone, but I must be older than I look. I started offering online training long before most people knew such a thing existed. 20 years ago, I worked with a production company in Indianapolis that hosted and produced my monthly webinars for newspapers. It was quite the production. My favorite part of each webinar was when the announcer would introduce me by saying, “And now, coming to you […]

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 […]

Website Security Refresher

Website Security Refresher

At Our-Hometown, the security of our customers’ websites and data is one of our top priorities. While there are no new specific security threats to warn you about, we thought it would be a good idea to pass along some general tips for internet security in the COVID-age. 1. Use Two-Factor Authentication Two-Factor Authentication is probably the single most powerful tool you have to protect against criminals trying to access […]

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 […]

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