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Office Hours Recap: Scheduling Content to Go Live on WordPress

Office Hours Recap: Scheduling Content to Go Live on WordPress

Our-Hometown hosted another session of Office Hours on Monday, focusing this week on Scheduling Content to Go Live on WordPress. Rather than waking up in the early morning hours to publish all of the stories and PDFs from your new edition, you can prepare everything in advance and simply schedule these items to publish ahead of time. Our-Hometown CEO Matt Larson demonstrated this capability and more in this week’s session. We’re happy to share […]

Add a Watermark to protect your photos and images!

Add a Watermark to protect your photos and images!

Stop giving away your photos for free! Our-Hometown’s WordPress Publishing Platform includes a Watermark plugin that allows you to easily apply an overlay of your logo to any photos uploaded to your website, protecting them from would-be thieves who want to re-use the content for their own benefit. This feature is included free with all Our-Hometown websites! Once the plugin is enabled, the watermark you setup can be automatically applied […]

Virtual Conference Recap: Producing High Yield Content with Live Video Interviews

Virtual Conference Recap: Producing High Yield Content with Live Video Interviews

Our-Hometown’s latest Virtual Conference on Producing High Yield Content with Live Video Interviews took place this past Friday. In this presentation, Our-Hometown CEO Matt Larson highlighted the importance of being able to use a single piece of media to create multiple different pieces of content for your audience. One way to apply this strategy is to take a video interview conducted over video conferencing software such as Zoom or GoToMeeting and re-purpose […]

Our-Hometown Virtual Conference: Rethinking Paywalls for Paid Print Newspapers

Our-Hometown Virtual Conference: Rethinking Paywalls for Paid Print Newspapers

Our-Hometown will be hosting another Virtual Conference on Friday, August 21st at 1PM EDT on the topic of Rethinking Paywalls for Paid Print Newspapers. During the conference, Our-Hometown CEO Matt Larson will introduce the different paywall configurations available on our WordPress Publishing Platform and discuss how to incorporate each type into a strategy that works for your publication. We recently published a blog post detailing the different types of Paywalls offered on our websites, which […]

Our-Hometown’s Matt Larson will be presenting at this year’s NNA Convention!

Our-Hometown’s Matt Larson will be presenting at this year’s NNA Convention!

The National Newspaper Association’s 134th Annual Convention & Trade Show will be anything but conventional, with presenters and attendees from around the world congregating digitally via the remote conferencing software Zoom this October. Our-Hometown will be in attendance, and fortunately, as one of the industry pioneers of using virtual conferences during the pandemic, Our-Hometown’s CEO Matt Larson has plenty of experience with giving engaging and informative digital presentations! Matt will […]

Our-Hometown Virtual Conference: Producing High Yield Content with Live Video Interviews

Our-Hometown Virtual Conference: Producing High Yield Content with Live Video Interviews

Our-Hometown is excited to announce our upcoming Virtual Conference: Producing High Yield Content with Live Video Interviews. The COVID-19 shutdown has resulted in the unprecedented adoption of virtual collaboration tools for remote work, most notably video sharing software such as Zoom, GoToMeeting, and other similar alternatives. While we certainly wish the reason for the sudden need for remote conferencing was different, these tools are actually extremely useful for producing high-quality […]

Scheduling Articles & PDFs to Publish in the Future

Scheduling Articles & PDFs to Publish in the Future

One of the many benefits of using Our-Hometown’s WordPress Platform is that newspapers can schedule Articles and PDFs to publish at any time in the future. There is never any need to wake up early and manually update your website with the day’s new content. Instead, your staff can prepare an entire edition’s worth of stories and PDFs throughout the week and schedule them to go live at a specific time on […]

Feature Highlight: Adjusting the “Related Stories” Block

Feature Highlight: Adjusting the “Related Stories” Block

Our-Hometown recently released an update introducing several improvements to the Related Stories block, including a new panel of settings you can use to customize how the block appears on your website! The Related Stories block appears at the bottom of articles on Our-Hometown’s WordPress Platform and is a useful tool for transitioning readers from one article to another. If a visitor has clicked a link to read an article on your site, […]

Using the Customize Tool to Adjust Your Website

Using the Customize Tool to Adjust Your Website

One of the largest benefits to building a website on Our-Hometown’s WordPress Platform is the impressive level of customization available, primarily via the Customize Tool. The Customize Tool is designed in such a way that anyone with limited technical know-how can change site colors and fonts, re-arrange a vast variety widgets & ads, and apply custom CSS to update an ever-evolving vision of your website. The tool streamlines all of these major processes […]

Introduction to Paywall Models available on OHT

Introduction to Paywall Models available on OHT

Although the COVID-19 pandemic is far from “over”, small businesses around the country are doing what they can to safely open their doors back up to the public and return to some sense of normalcy. (Hey, we might even have sports back soon.) For newspapers that offer digital subscriptions, this may mean that you’re preparing to reinstate a paywall that was dropped earlier in the  pandemic to facilitate the spread […]

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