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Replacing Pages in your PDF E-Edition and Special Sections

Replacing Pages in your PDF E-Edition and Special Sections

If you publish your PDF E-Editions and/or any PDF Special Sections to your website, chances are that at one point or another, you’ve uploaded a PDF page that contained an error that needed to be corrected. When publishing an article in WordPress, it is very easy to edit the article online and easily correct any typographical errors directly in the editor — but correcting errors in a PDF is a bit more […]

Our Hometown Introduces Audio Articles

Our Hometown Introduces Audio Articles

Audio Articles allows visitors to Listen to the news, using cutting edge text-to-speech technology to convert your website’s articles into audio files that are played back to the reader at the click of a button. With Audio Articles, visitors can listen to the news “on the go” or while multi-tasking. With no need to scroll through an article or news feed, it allows for an easy, hands-free listening experience that […]

Audio Articles launches on DallasWeekly.com

Audio Articles launches on DallasWeekly.com

Since we announced Audio Articles, we’ve had tons of publishers contact us to get it setup. The Dallas Weekly just added the feature and we recorded the audio article demo below.  Check out the feature, the story sounds great!  

Using the Drag & Drop Composer with Automated Newsletters

Using the Drag & Drop Composer with Automated Newsletters

Last week, we introduced you to our Newsletter Plugin’s brand new Drag & Drop Composer and, more specifically, the CPT Block that is used to display Articles or Events from your website. This week, we’d like to focus on using the Drag & Drop Composer with an Automated Newsletter. Click here to view last week’s post on the Drag & Drop Composer! Automated Newsletters are useful because you can design your newsletter […]

Announcing our iOS and Android App – 2.0!

Announcing our iOS and Android App – 2.0!

Our Hometown is happy to announce the release of our iOS and Android Applications (2.0) for mobile devices! We’ve been working with a few publishers throughout the development stage to prepare the final product, and we could not be more excited to offer this tool to all of our customers – we’ve even included a fresh batch of new features and upgrades to boot! First and foremost, our apps will synchronize […]

7 Practical Tips for Local Newsrooms in the Digital Age

7 Practical Tips for Local Newsrooms in the Digital Age

Journalism.co.uk recently posted an article that caught my attention titled, “Doing more with less: seven practical tips for local newsrooms everywhere.” In the article, authors Jaycie Schenone and Damian Radcliffe introduce alternative methods that publications can consider for generating growth and revenue, despite existing in a world where traditional news teams and budgets are on the decline. These ideas were gathered from a conference hosted earlier this year by the […]

Akron.com re-launches with Our Hometown!

Akron.com re-launches with Our Hometown!

Our Hometown is happy to welcome the newest member to our publishing family, Akron.com! Akron.com is home to two Ohio-based publications, the South Side News Leader and the West Side Leader, covering several Akron neighborhoods and surrounding communities while reporting on local news, government, entertainment, and high school & youth sports. They recently decided to migrate to our service to implement a new responsive design with a modern look, and to […]

Make Your List & Check It Twice: Get the Most of Our Hometown’s Features & Services!

Make Your List & Check It Twice: Get the Most of Our Hometown’s Features & Services!

Our Hometown has been hard at work behind the scenes all year long — just like Santa’s elves! You may have missed some of the great new things we’ve introduced over the past 12 to 18 months, and we want to make sure you’re getting the most out of our service. Check out our list of features below and consider adding any that interest you! Audio Articles – From $40/mo […]

Looking for a better website in 2020?

Looking for a better website in 2020?

The Best Customer Service in the business. Month-to-Month Contracts. For 23 years, Our Hometown has worked with newspaper publishers to help build and monetize their digital presence. We are a family business and customer service has always been our number one priority. We stand behind our customer satisfaction on a day-to-day basis. We don’t lock you into a long-term contract and then ignore you until it’s time to renew, like […]

Using Sponsored Content Effectively

Using Sponsored Content Effectively

Over the past decade, sponsored content on news websites has greatly evolved. Once seen as annoying, advertisement-like clutter, sponsored content is now accepted as a useful tool that, when used effectively, can be used to generate additional revenue without compromising your publication’s journalistic integrity. A recent article from NiemanLab.org highlights how The Texas Tribune has begun introducing sponsored content to their primary website after years of limiting visibility to a sister […]

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