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Uvalde Leader-News receives recognition for website

Uvalde Leader-News receives recognition for website

Our-Hometown, Inc. would like to congratulate our friends at the Uvalde Leader-News for being recognized with an award in the Best Website (Semiweekly) category at this year’s Texas Better Newspaper Contest! Gloria Resma, Craig Garnett and the rest of the Uvalde Leader-News staff worked closely with our team to build a brand new website for the publication last year, taking advantage of the cutting edge features and modern design elements […]

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 […]

Our-Hometown to present for the National Newspaper Association this week

Our-Hometown to present for the National Newspaper Association this week

Our-Hometown, Inc. president & CEO Matthew Larson will be giving a live virtual presentation on Using Automation to Increase Revenue and Engagement this Friday, June 18th at 1PM Eastern time. In this live session, Matthew will introduce some of the ways our customers are automating both content creation and marketing using Our-Hometown’s collection of cutting-edge tools and plugins. Tune in to learn how you can use Social Media Autopost, our […]

E&P Reports: Free Papers CAN Create Digital PAID Subscribers

E&P Reports: Free Papers CAN Create Digital PAID Subscribers

Our-Hometown, Inc. president & CEO, Matthew Larson, will be joining Editor & Publisher’s upcoming live webinar, E&P Reports, on Wednesday, June 24th at 2PM EST to discuss how Free Papers CAN Create Digital PAID Subscribers with E&P Publisher Mike Blinder. Accompanying the duo will be representatives from two Our-Hometown customers: Jim Rule, President & Publisher of the Acorn Newspaper Group based in Agoura Hills, CA., and Frank McCraken, President & […]

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 […]

The Virginia Press Association launches new website with Our-Hometown!

The Virginia Press Association launches new website with Our-Hometown!

Our-Hometown, Inc. is excited to announce that the Virginia Press Association has launched their brand new website on our WordPress Publishing Platform, catering to publishers, newspapers & association members throughout Virginia. The Virginia Press Association reached out to us in search of a new website provider once the contract with their previous vendor expired last month. After a quick tour of our platform and a demonstration of some of our […]

Our-Hometown to present for America’s Newspapers members

Our-Hometown to present for America’s Newspapers members

Our-Hometown, Inc. president & CEO Matthew Larson will be giving a live presentation this Friday, June 4th, at 2PM Eastern on Using Automation to Increase Audience Revenue & Engagement during a live webinar for America’s Newspapers members. The session will focus on some of our latest technical innovations, such as our Audio Articles Podcast and Social Media Autopost features. Matthew will also discuss some more traditional techniques, like using recurring […]

Your Feedback on the Kevin Slimp Webinar Series partnership

Your Feedback on the Kevin Slimp Webinar Series partnership

Earlier this month, Kevin Slimp aka “The News Guru” gave a live presentation on Increasing Revenue by Designing More Effective Ads — the third in a seven-webinar partnership with Our-Hometown that allows any OHT customers to attend included sessions free of charge. So far, Kevin has presented on the following three topics: Advanced Photoshop Techniques Tools & Ideas For Designing Your Grad Section Increasing Revenue by Designing More Effective Ads […]

JournalTrib.com wins Best Website in NDNA Better Newspaper Contest

JournalTrib.com wins Best Website in NDNA Better Newspaper Contest

Our-Hometown would like to congratulate Cecile Wehrman, President of Journal Publishing, and the rest of her team on taking home the Best Website Award in the Large Weekly Newspaper division of this year’s North Dakota Newspaper Association Better Newspaper Contest! Cecile’s website, JournalTrib.com, is home to both the Crosby Journal and Tioga Tribune newspapers and provides local and regional news coverage to members of both communities on a weekly basis. […]

REPLAY: Our-Hometown at the IPA Virtual Convention 2021

REPLAY: Our-Hometown at the IPA Virtual Convention 2021

Our-Hometown President & CEO Matthew Larson gave a live presentation on USING AUTOMATION TO INCREASE AUDIENCE REVENUE AND ENGAGEMENT last week as a part of the 2021 Illinois Press Association/Foundation Convention. The annual convention was held virtually this year via the Zoom video conferencing platform, and members of the Illinois Press Association were able to attend all of the day’s events for free. We’re happy to share Matthew’s session below […]

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