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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 […]

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 […]

Displaying the Category when viewing an Article

Displaying the Category when viewing an Article

At Our-Hometown, we’re always working to improve our selection of products and services to make sure we have the tools that meet our customers’ needs, no matter how minor a request may seem. Our engineers have proven this once again with the release of a relatively small, but impactful, feature: the option to Display an Article’s Category on Article Pages. Traditionally, Articles published on our platform include the headline, sub-headline, […]

Latest Newsletter plugin update introduces CPT enhancements

Latest Newsletter plugin update introduces CPT enhancements

Our-Hometown’s WordPress Publishing Platform uses The Newsletter Plugin to drive our intuitive newsletter creation and mailing list management system. A recent update has made the plugin more powerful than ever with a number of enhancements that directly effect the “Custom Post Type” block used to pull articles from your website into the drag & drop newsletter template. The Drag & Drop Composer has always offered a lot of promise for […]

Changing the “Sender Name” for your Newsletter

Changing the “Sender Name” for your Newsletter

Our-Hometown’s WordPress Publishing Platform features a great Newsletter plugin for sending weekly newsletters, breaking news updates and other e-mails to customers who’ve joined your mailing list or subscribed to your publication. Thanks to some feedback from some of our customers, our engineers recently released a new update that allows any staff user with the Editor role on the website to change the sender name for your newsletter at any time. […]

Kevin Slimp: Increase Revenue by Designing More Effective Ads

Kevin Slimp: Increase Revenue by Designing More Effective Ads

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, May 6th at 2:00pm EST and will focus on Increasing Revenue by Designing More Effective Ads. “Kevin will cover the things you need to know to “up” your ad creation, meaning more effective ads and happier advertisers. This session is for both […]

Kevin Slimp’s Advanced InDesign Tips

Kevin Slimp’s Advanced InDesign Tips

View Post Kevin Slimp aka “The News Guru” hosted a special live webinar last week focused on some advanced techniques for creating a quality print layout in Adobe InDesign. Thanks to a special partnership with Our-Hometown,  many of our customers were able to attend at no cost! Kevin covered a ton of great information during his presentation, and while it would be impossible to compact everything he went over into a single […]

Take our 2020 Customer Satisfaction Survey

Take our 2020 Customer Satisfaction Survey

Our-Hometown has a lot of great things planned for the year ahead, and we can’t wait to share more information about what we have in store. For now, though, we want to do a little self-reflecting on the past year and make sure we’re focusing on the right things in 2021. We’d love your help in getting some feedback! As a current OHT customer, you’re invited to take our 2020 Customer […]

Holiday Scheduling Reminder

Holiday Scheduling Reminder

Attention, Our-Hometown customers! The holiday season is officially in full swing, and we need your help to make sure that we have the resources available to handle any holiday-related requests such as early publishes, late publishes, or extra special sections that need to be posted online between now and the new year. If you are currently utilizing our PDF to HMTL Extraction Service, please LET US KNOW if there will […]

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