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MemberPress Refresher: Transactions

MemberPress Refresher: Transactions

As we work to finalize some details on our upcoming slate of Virtual Conferences and Webinars, we felt it would be a good opportunity to offer a quick refresher on using the MemberPress software to manage memberships and subscriptions on our platform.  More specifically, we’re going to focus on Transactions — the driving force behind managing memberships and granting members access to premium content! Transactions are created any time a customer makes a […]

Google unable to support “Pay for News” model

Google unable to support “Pay for News” model

In Australia, a legal battle is being waged as Australian legislators seek to pass a law that would force Google to compensate publishers for the value their content generates for the search engine. More specifically, they’re targeting the excerpts of articles that are displayed in Google’s search results. Google responded this week by threatening to disable the search engine, which is responsible for at least 94% of all internet searches […]

Virtual Conference: Adopting Automation to Increase Audience & Revenue

Virtual Conference: Adopting Automation to Increase Audience & Revenue

Our-Hometown is thrilled to sponsor an upcoming Virtual Conference hosted by Editor and Publisher Magazine on Adopting Automation to Increase Audience & Revenue, taking place on Wednesday, February 10th at 11 a.m. eastern time. Our-Hometown President & CEO Matthew Larson will be heading the discussion as a featured panelist, along with two of our favorite guests: Kristen Weaver of the Wilson County News and Guy Roginson of SignalsAZ.com. Mike Blinder, […]

InDesign webinar with Kevin Slimp – FREE for Our Hometown customers

InDesign webinar with Kevin Slimp – FREE for Our Hometown customers

We are excited to announce a special partnership with Kevin Slimp of NewspaperAcademy.com that allows any of our customers to attend his upcoming live webinar, Advanced InDesign for Newspaper Designers and Editors, at no cost! Slimp, also known as the News Guru, will be hosting the live webinar on February 5th beginning at 11am EST. His presentation will focus on using the popular Adobe InDesign software to produce print layouts […]

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. […]

Holiday Scheduling Reminder

Holiday Scheduling Reminder

Attention, Our-Hometown customers! The holiday season is officially in full swing, and we need your help to make sure that we have the resources available to handle any holiday-related requests such as early publishes, late publishes, or extra special sections that need to be posted online between now and the new year. If you are currently utilizing our PDF to HMTL Extraction Service, please LET US KNOW if there will […]

General tips for Internet Security

General tips for Internet Security

After last week’s mandatory password reset announcement, we thought it would be an opportune time to share some general tips for keeping your online accounts safe from hackers and criminals. Hackers commonly use two methods to break into online accounts: a.) guessing the password using a list of commonly used passwords, or b.) using information that was obtained from a previous data breach and has since been published on the […]

Matt Larson answers your password reset FAQs on this week’s Office Hours

Matt Larson answers your password reset FAQs on this week’s Office Hours

During this week’s episode of Office Hours, Our-Hometown President and CEO Matt Larson, along with support specialists Teri McLaren and Vera Lemonovich, addressed some of the common questions and feedback we received after Tuesday’s announcement that we will be requiring all newspaper staff members to change their account passwords on our platform. Check out the video below to watch Matt talk about this password reset, or keep scrolling to read some […]

Iowa Newspaper Association hosts Our-Hometown!

Iowa Newspaper Association hosts Our-Hometown!

Our-Hometown is excited to announce that President & CEO Matthew Larson will be presenting for the Iowa Newspaper Association in an upcoming live webinar on December 18th, beginning at 1PM EST! During his live session, Matthew will be reviewing several of the most popular paywall models and configurations among news publishers on Our-Hometown’s WordPress Publishing Platform, and will detail the differences between a Hard Paywall, a Soft Paywall, and a Registration Wall as well as […]

Our-Hometown to present for the Illinois Press Association

Our-Hometown to present for the Illinois Press Association

Our-Hometown is happy to announce another Virtual Conference focusing on Increasing Digital Subscriptions, slated to take place on Thursday, December 17th at 10 am EST. During this conference, Our-Hometown President & CEO Matt Larson will introduce attendees to a number of simple strategies used by our customers for generating digital subscription revenue. These strategies will include ways to advertise your website in the print edition and methods for marketing digital […]

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