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Two-Factor Authentication now available for OHT customers

Two-Factor Authentication now available for OHT customers

At Our-Hometown, the security of our customers’ websites and data is our highest priority, and our engineers are constantly working to make sure our platform is up to date with the latest security protocols to defend against cyber threats. One of these protocols is known as Two-Factor Authentication, and you’ve probably already seen it in use on many of your favorite websites. Two-Factor Authentication, or 2FA, still requires users to […]

Our-Hometown partners with the Illinois Press Association for Digital Initiative

Our-Hometown partners with the Illinois Press Association for Digital Initiative

The Digital Initiative program is growing! Our-Hometown, Inc. is excited to announce that we’ve partnered with the Illinois Press Association to expand our Digital Initiative to the state of Illinois, bringing modern websites and digital revenue tools for papers in need of an upgrade. The goal is the same as in Virginia and other states that we’re working to expand the program into: to help newspapers with little-to-no web presence […]

Introducing: Office Hours with Kevin Slimp!

Introducing: Office Hours with Kevin Slimp!

Our-Hometown is excited to announce that our friend, partner and frequent guest-contributor Mr. Kevin Slimp has agreed to join us for a special new program that offers publishers the opportunity to meet with Kevin for a FREE consultation on ways to improve their newspaper product! Kevin is well-known in the newspaper industry for his wide array of expertise across various stages of the newspaper production process — everything from writing […]

Update your Terms of Service today!

Update your Terms of Service today!

All major payment gateways, including those supported by Our-Hometown’s WordPress Publishing Platform (Stripe, PayPal and Authorize.net) require that your website has established an official Terms of Service or Terms of Sale document outlining the products/services being sold on your website and how the consumer can access them.  These Terms of Service need to be publicly accessible on your website, and subscribers should be required to Agree to these terms before they are able […]

The Logitech MX Keyboard and Mouse

The Logitech MX Keyboard and Mouse

Kevin hasn’t been this excited about hardware in a long time Our friend and regular contributor Kevin Slimp, also known as “The News Guru”, has provided the following guest column for Our-Hometown readers! Enjoy the latest from Kevin below. If you’ve been around the newspaper business for 20 years or so, you might remember when a lot of folks referred to me as the “tech guru” of the newspaper world. […]

VPA Digital Initiative – Video Overview

VPA Digital Initiative – Video Overview

Our-Hometown, Inc. and the Virginia Press Association teamed up earlier this year to launch Our-Hometown’s first Digital Initiative. The Digital Initiative is a program aimed at helping traditional print newspapers transition to a modern digital model, complete with a new mobile-friendly website that introduces several new opportunities for generating revenue. Newspapers that are members of the Virginia Press Association are eligible to enroll in the program, which offers Our-Hometown’s WordPress […]

Our-Hometown expands Digital Initiative

Our-Hometown expands Digital Initiative

Our-Hometown’s Digital Initiative partnership with the Virginia Press Association has already helped transition several Virginia newspapers to modern, mobile-friendly websites that will help increase readership and provide exciting new revenue opportunities for publishers. After testing the concept with our friends at the VPA, we’re excited to officially announce the launch of the Our-Hometown Digital Initiative — now open to all Press Associations across the country! The goal of the Digital […]

Kevin Slimp: Keys to increase readership & revenue

Kevin Slimp: Keys to increase readership & revenue

Our-Hometown is pleased to share another guest post from our friend and industry expert Kevin Slimp ahead of next week’s LIVE webinar event: Increase Revenue by Designing More Effective Advertising. Be sure to register for the event at the link above — attendance is free for all Our-Hometown customers! Enjoy the following from Kevin: I had a great time in March, as I got out a little more to visit […]

Adding color to a block using the Block Editor

Adding color to a block using the Block Editor

The WordPress Block Editor, sometimes referred to as the Gutenberg editor, is a powerful but easy-to-use visual editor that allows you to create attractive Articles and Pages using a series of content-specific “blocks.” Each block has their own settings and customization options depending on which type of block is being used. Each different piece of a traditional text document — headings, paragraphs, lists, images, etc. — will have its own […]

The Virginia Press Association’s “Digital Initiative” with Our-Hometown

The Virginia Press Association’s “Digital Initiative” with Our-Hometown

Last year, Our-Hometown partnered up with the Virginia Press Association to launch our first Digital Initiative — a program aimed at getting all newspapers under the Virginia Press Association’s umbrella on the web with a turnkey digital revenue model. Many local newspapers, especially those covering smaller towns and communities, are still relying entirely on a printed newspaper funded by local advertisers, having neglected to take the next step of launching […]

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