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Dallas Weekly launches new Apple and Android Apps

The Dallas Weekly recently launched their site on Our Hometown’s WordPress platform, now they are launching native apps for iOS and Android.  Check out the apps, available for free on the App store and Google Play.

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!

Maple River Messenger and Truman Tribune re-launch with Our Hometown!

We are pleased to announce the launch of the new Maple River Messenger and Truman Tribune websites on Our Hometown’s Wordpress platform! Both websites went live early in May 2019, each with a fresh custom layout crafted by our design team to meet the customer’s desires. The publications are owned by the Meyer family, who strongly believe in the value of small businesses and are committed to supporting local communities and […]

When local newspapers shrink, fewer people bother to run for mayor

“In a well-functioning system, citizens need to be actively engaged in their government and aware of decisions made by their elected representatives.  Newspapers are a means of citizen engagement, and this study provides evidence of the importance of this link.” Get the word out on this to your readers!  It might be the difference between a subscription expiration and renewal. Read the whole article by the Nieman Lab here.

Google Docs Add-On for WordPress Publishing

In our conversations with publishers, editors, and reporters over the last year, we discovered that Google Docs is now the leading word processing tool for local newspapers. That’s why we developed the Google Docs Add-On for WordPress.  This tool gives you full control of your article’s publish status on WordPress, without leaving the Google Doc. Here’s how it works: Step 1:  Install the Google Docs Add-On here. Use this link […]

Union County Daily Digital Launches Online Hyperlocal Publication

The Union County Daily Digital launched their new website on Our Hometown’s WordPress platform on April 22, 2019.  This online only publication is looking to fill the need for hyperlocal coverage in this suburban county northwest of Columbus, OH. Check out their site here:  https://www.unioncountydailydigital.com/

iOS and Android Apps Coming in Spring 2019!

We are in the final stages of developing a community newspaper app that works on both iOS and Android devices.  The app automatically updates with content published on your WordPress site.  Your digital subscribers will have instant access to all your content on the app.  Your advertisers will reach a more mobile audience as the ads sync with whatever is published on the website. Features Integration with MemberPress, allowing subscribers […]

Installing an SSL Certificate for HTTPS

Installing an SSL Certificate for HTTPS

If your website currently uses HTTP in the URL, rather than HTTPS, you are risking the security of your website’s content and all transactions that occur on it. HTTPS is a standard on the internet because of the enhanced security it provides for communicating with websites. Google Chrome has been labeling non-HTTPS sites as “Non-Secure” since September 2018. We can help you install an SSL certificate as part of your […]

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