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Audio Articles Playlist is now available from Our-Hometown!

Audio Articles Playlist is now available from Our-Hometown!

Our-Hometown is excited to announce the latest enhancement to our popular Audio Articles feature: the Playlist! Audio Articles Playlist is a centralized hub on your website where a reader can listen to any of several preset playlists of Audio Articles published on the website. These preset playlists include a dedicated playlist for each traditional article category on the website, as well as more refined Collections such as the self-explanatory “This […]

Accepting milestone announcements through your website

Accepting milestone announcements through your website

One way that local newspapers differ from larger, digital-based news outlets is their focus on the communities and neighborhoods that they cover. Newspapers, of course, help their residents stay up to date on the latest news and happenings — but they also help their residents stay up to date on each other by publishing Milestone Announcements submitted by the community. These Milestone Announcements can include things like Birth Notices, Engagement […]

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 […]

Uvalde Leader-News receives recognition for website

Uvalde Leader-News receives recognition for website

Our-Hometown, Inc. would like to congratulate our friends at the Uvalde Leader-News for being recognized with an award in the Best Website (Semiweekly) category at this year’s Texas Better Newspaper Contest! Gloria Resma, Craig Garnett and the rest of the Uvalde Leader-News staff worked closely with our team to build a brand new website for the publication last year, taking advantage of the cutting edge features and modern design elements […]

Kevin Slimp: The Basic Photoshop class you’ve been waiting for!

Kevin Slimp: The Basic Photoshop class you’ve been waiting for!

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, July 9th at 11:00am EST and will focus on the basics of using the Adobe Photoshop software to edit and touch up photos. “This session is for designers, editors and photographers who would like to learn to edit photos from the very […]

Our-Hometown to present for the National Newspaper Association this week

Our-Hometown to present for the National Newspaper Association this week

Our-Hometown, Inc. president & CEO Matthew Larson will be giving a live virtual presentation on Using Automation to Increase Revenue and Engagement this Friday, June 18th at 1PM Eastern time. In this live session, Matthew will introduce some of the ways our customers are automating both content creation and marketing using Our-Hometown’s collection of cutting-edge tools and plugins. Tune in to learn how you can use Social Media Autopost, our […]

E&P Reports: Free Papers CAN Create Digital PAID Subscribers

E&P Reports: Free Papers CAN Create Digital PAID Subscribers

Our-Hometown, Inc. president & CEO, Matthew Larson, will be joining Editor & Publisher’s upcoming live webinar, E&P Reports, on Wednesday, June 24th at 2PM EST to discuss how Free Papers CAN Create Digital PAID Subscribers with E&P Publisher Mike Blinder. Accompanying the duo will be representatives from two Our-Hometown customers: Jim Rule, President & Publisher of the Acorn Newspaper Group based in Agoura Hills, CA., and Frank McCraken, President & […]

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 […]

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