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Submit your news to Apple News

Submit your news to Apple News

A powerful way to expand your newspaper’s reach beyond your community and local readers is to submit your content to news aggregate platforms like Apple News and Google News, who will redistribute it across their networks of users. This can help improve your publication’s search engine rankings and web traffic, which in turn can help increase your advertising revenue. We wrote a post about How to Appear in Google News last summer, […]

Our-Hometown News & Updates are now on your dashboard!

Our-Hometown News & Updates are now on your dashboard!

At Our-Hometown, we’re proud of the service we provide and the customer support we’re able to offer. That support goes beyond just answering tickets, phone calls and emails, and includes the great content we’ve been producing to keep our customers in the loop on our latest features, news and updates. We’ve been delivering this content to our customers in the form of a weekly newsletter, and we’re excited to announce […]

Auto-Renewing Subscriptions with Stripe

Auto-Renewing Subscriptions with Stripe

One huge benefit to taking subscription orders through your website is the ability to enable Auto Renewing (or Recurring) subscriptions with the use of Stripe, our preferred supported payment gateway. Auto Renewing subscriptions are important because they represent predictable revenue that you can depend on being there on a monthly or yearly basis, and serve as a great method of retaining subscribers who might otherwise let their subscriptions lapse. Once a […]

Share an Article with your Mailing List in just one click!

Share an Article with your Mailing List in just one click!

The Newsletter plugin included with Our-Hometown’s WordPress CMS comes jam-packed with features to help you create stylish custom newsletters and send them to organized lists of your subscribers. One of those features is the Broadcast option, which allows you to immediately share any article published on your website with all of your newsletter subscribers with a single click! If you’re covering “Breaking News” or a story of significant importance, this tool can be […]

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 […]

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 […]

Creating Newsletters with Drag & Drop Composer

Creating Newsletters with Drag & Drop Composer

The newsletter you are reading now was created on the WordPress Drag & Drop Composer.  This tool is a new way of creating custom and unique newsletters without any need for experience with HTML or CSS. It is a visual “drag & drop” editor that allows you to click and drag a number of different kinds of blocks into your newsletter layout. Every “block” has its own styling options and can […]

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 […]

Creating custom forms with GravityForms

Creating custom forms with GravityForms

Our Hometown’s WordPress CMS includes the powerful GravityForms plugin, used to create custom submission or payment forms for nearly any purpose! It is extremely versatile and includes an intuitive interface that makes creating powerful forms easy. GravityForms features several pre-created fields that can be dragged into your form to quickly create lines for items like names, dates, phone numbers, e-mail addresses, & mailing addresses, but you also have the freedom to add your […]

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