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Feature Highlight: Photo Galleries with MaxGalleria

One great way to help your articles stand out from the monotonous news that litters the internet these days is by including a Gallery of attractive, high-quality photos. This can be easily achieved using the MaxGalleria Plugin included with all of our WordPress websites! The MaxGalleria Plugin allows you to create a Photo or Video Gallery right from your dashboard. You choose a gallery template and a few display options […]

Publisher Interview: How to Use Reverse Publishing and Multisite Publishing

Last week, I sat down with Meg Norris, editor and publisher of Litmor Publications, a group of weeklies from Long Island New York. Meg has been an Our Hometown customer for years with the Garden City News, which uses our Full Service PDF extraction for publishing online. As we discuss in the video, when we told Meg that we had developed reverse publishing, she decided to bring her other four […]

Check the Source: Social Media sharing & misinformation

Social Media has become a powerhouse for content sharing over the past decade, allowing anyone to share a news article with their entire online network of friends in just a few taps of the finger. It is easy to see why both publishers and social media networks have made content sharing a prime focus. But while we’ve all been warned to look out for the “Fake News” that often gets […]

How to Export Articles from WordPress to InDesign

You can now use our WordPress platform as your PrePress and Digital Newspaper CMS.  The WordPress article editor can be used to draft and edit all content.  Our Hometown’s Export Tool allows you to batch export the entire edition as one XML file.  Then, simply import into InDesign for Drag and Drop layout into your template.

How to Appear in Google News

If you have not yet submitted your site to the Google News Publisher Center, you may be missing out on some valuable web traffic. Many readers are turning to Google News to stay up to date with news and content that matters to them most. In order for your articles to appear on Google News, you’ll need to submit your website for inclusion through the Google News Publisher Center. The following article will also […]

Selling Gift Subscriptions with Newsletter Marketing

Last week, we announced our Gift Subscription feature for use with MemberPress.  This feature streamlines the process of a customer ordering a gift, creating a discount/coupon code, and delivering the gift to the recipient in a way that requires no additional action from the publisher.  Everything is fully automated! To help drive sales, we are now offering Newsletter Marketing Services to help you promote gift subscriptions to your current subscribers. […]

How to Publish to WordPress from Google Docs

 Improve your workflow with our new Google Docs “Publish to WordPress” Add-On! Using the Publish to WordPress Add-On, your staff can use the popular Word Processing tool, Google Docs, to plan, draft, schedule and publish articles to your website from start to finish, without ever needing to leave the document! The Add-On initiates a connection with your website using your staff account, giving you access to all of the […]

JournalTrib.com wins Best Large Weekly Website in North Dakota

We are proud to announce that JournalTrib.com has won this year’s BEST WEBSITE for the “Large Weekly” category in the North Dakota Better Newspaper Contest. We met Cecile Wehrman, publisher of The Journal, Crosby and Tioga Tribune, at the National Newspaper Association convention last year and she was looking for help.  She was tired of her current website, but not in a big rush to change. After we spoke, and she met […]

Reader Comments: Quality vs Quantity

Allowing readers to comment on your articles is a great way to gauge interest and reactions, and many publishers find that their most popular stories also have the most comments. However, a growing trend in the digital publishing world is to restrict comment sections to registered users or paid subscribers. DigiDay.com recently touched on the subject in an article titled, “‘Growing the number isn’t always the key’: How publishers approach […]

La Voz Latina Central PA relaunches redesign with Our Hometown

The La Voz Latina Central relaunches on LaVozLatinaCentralPA.com with the Our Hometown Platform. Their monthly magazine is very image focused, so we utilized the “Magazine Layout” widget on our WordPress platform to make the most of their content.  We provide PDF to HTML conversion as well as the WordPress platform support. Welcome to La Voz Latina Central from the Our Hometown Team!

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