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Manual Push Notifications now available on OHT Apps

Manual Push Notifications now available on OHT Apps

Our-Hometown has recently released a small but powerful update that allows publishers to manually send out Push Notifications to their iOS or Android App users from the website at any time. While the general Push Notifications feature has existed for some time, it was previously configured to send out a Push Notification only when an article is published, and only when it belongs to a particular category. This new, manual […]

An optimized mobile experience at Our-Hometown

An optimized mobile experience at Our-Hometown

If you work in the newspaper industry, you’re probably already aware that most web traffic is now coming from mobile devices. The switch to mobile has been an internet-wide trend throughout the 2010s. However, our latest statistics show just how dramatic this shift has been over even the past couple of years. According to our platform-wide statistics, in 2018, our websites saw nearly 80% of online traffic coming from traditional […]

Kevin Slimp: Mastering Adobe InDesign Styles

Kevin Slimp: Mastering Adobe InDesign Styles

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, September 9th at 12:00pm EST and will focus on Mastering Adobe InDesign Styles! “Some of the most powerful tools in InDesign are the styles. Most users are only familiar with one or two of them. Some don’t know anything about them. Not to worry. In […]

Our-Hometown to present on Email Newsletter Basics

Our-Hometown to present on Email Newsletter Basics

Our-Hometown, Inc. president & CEO Matthew Larson has been invited to give a live webinar presentation in conjunction with America’s Newspapers, this time on the topic of Email Newsletter Basics, on July 15th beginning at 2PM Eastern. The America’s Newspapers website describes the event as follows: Email newsletters are a key component of any business’ marketing toolkit. Unlike social media marketing, which uses top-secret algorithms to distribute content, the email […]

Automated Podcasting with the Colorado & Kansas Press Associations

Automated Podcasting with the Colorado & Kansas Press Associations

Back in May, Our-Hometown president & CEO Matthew Larson had the privilege of joining Amber Jackson to present on Automated Podcasting with Audio Articles for members of both the Colorado Press Association and Kansas Press Association during a live webinar event. During the presentation, Matthew demonstrates how our Audio Articles Podcast feature automatically generates an audio version of any text article on your website and uses it to create a […]

OHT presents on Newsletter Marketing for the Kansas Press Association

OHT presents on Newsletter Marketing for the Kansas Press Association

Our-Hometown, Inc.’s president & CEO Matthew Larson was invited to give a live virtual presentation on Newsletter Marketing for members of the Kansas Press Association earlier this month. During the presentation, Matthew describes some of the powerful newsletter marketing techniques made possible by our platform, including several cutting-edge tools developed by our own engineers! Watch the full replay below and let Matthew walk you through the basics of Newsletter Marketing, […]

OHT & NNA: Using Automation to Increase Audience Revenue and Engagement

OHT & NNA: Using Automation to Increase Audience Revenue and Engagement

Our-Hometown, Inc. president & CEO Matthew Larson recently gave a live presentation on Using Automation to Increase Audience Revenue and Engagement for members of the National Newspaper Association who attended the special Allied Webinar earlier this month. During the session, Matthew demonstrated some of the ways our customers are automating both content creation and marketing using Our-Hometown’s collection of cutting-edge tools and plugins. Check out the replay below to learn […]

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 […]

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, […]

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