Adding videos to your website is extremely easy, whether it is your own content or content you are sharing from another creator. There are three ways to add videos to your website: Paste in the URL – Although you will not be able to upload videos directly to our servers, WordPress has built-in support for YouTube videos – meaning anytime you post the URL to a video on you YouTube, WordPress […]
Our-Hometown’s PDF Pageviewer allows you to tag content from a PDF page with story content from existing WordPress Articles. This way, anyone viewing the PDF could click an article headline and be presented with a full-text version of the article, creating a fluid interactive experience for readers. For Full Service customers using our extraction service, this is automatically done by our software during extraction and processing. For Self-Service customers and those not […]
One important thing you can do to help improve the look of your website is to create a “default image” that can be attached to articles that otherwise do not contain any graphics or images. This way, instead of an empty gray box, or no image at all, you can show a branded image with your publication’s logo. This is also important for sharing your stories on social media to […]
The Top Stories Widget allows you to display your most popular articles on your website’s homepage, similar to the way a standard Article Widget works. Instead of displaying a particular category, the Top Stories widget uses our analytics and stat-tracking system to determine the most-viewed articles over a pre-selected time period and lists them in order of popularity. Check out the “Most Read Stories” example from The Herald of Randolph, VT below. You […]
Our Hometown’s WordPress platform makes it easy to customize the layout and styling of your homepage with just a few clicks. One example we’d like to highlight is the “Edit Order” tool, which allows you to easily adjust the order in which articles appear in a given Article Widget on the homepage. We all know first impressions can be a big deal, and your homepage represents your “first impression” to […]
Posts are entries that display in reverse order on your home page. Posts usually have comments fields beneath them and are included in your site’s RSS feed. To write a post: Log in to your WordPress Dashboard. Click the ‘Articles’ tab. Click the ‘Add New’ sub-tab. Start filling in the blanks: enter your article title in the upper field, & enter your article body content in the main post editing […]
Comments on WordPress sites are often criticized as lacking authority, since anyone can post anything using any name they like: there’s no verification process to ensure that the person is who they claim to be. Trackbacks and Pingbacks both aim to provide some verification to blog commenting. To enable trackbacks and pingbacks, in the Discussion Settings of your Administration Panels, select these items under ‘Default article settings’: Attempt to notify […]
Overview When creating or editing a WordPress page or blog post, you can easily add images at any time using the WordPress Media Uploader tool. Here’s how to add an image, step-by-step, using the media uploader: Step 1 – Placing your cursor In order to add an image to your page or post, you must first insert your cursor in the place in the text where you want the image […]
Click here to learn more about using the articles widget.The Headlines Style Layout is good for a simple list of articles with only one featured image required. It’s 1 columns of individual articles, with a large thumbnail above the 1st article, and no thumbnails or story excerpt for additional stories below.It looks best in narrow to mid-sized columns.
Click here to learn more about using the articles widget.The Magazine Style Layout is good for articles with images. It’s 2-3 columns of individual articles, with a large thumbnail to the left for your 1st article, and smaller thumbnails to the right for your secondary articles. You can only have article titles in this layout & it is currently limited to a maximum of 5 stories.It looks best in mid-sized to wide […]
Click here to learn more about using the articles widget.The Horizontal Grid Layout is good for articles with images. It’s 3 columns of individual articles, with the thumbnail either above or below your content, or as a thumbnail to the left or right.This article style is best suited mid-sized to wide widgetized areas, like the slider area or full-width middle column.You can choose to have article excerpts or no article excerpts, but […]
Click here to learn more about using the articles widget.The Vertical Stack Layout is one of your most essential layouts. It’s one column of articles, with the thumbnail either above or below your content, or as a thumbnail to the left or right.This article style is best suited to narrow to mid-sized widgetized areas, like the left or middle columns, the bottom left or right columns or the sidebars.You can […]
Click here to learn more about using the articles widget.The 2 Column Layout features a large image for your 1st article on the left hand side & then, either thumbnails to the left or right of your articles in a second column on the right side.This article style is best suited to wider widgetized areas, like the main slider area or the full-width middle column. It can be used in smaller widgetized […]
Click here to learn more about using the articles widget.The 1 Column Layout features a large image for your 1st article and then, either thumbnails to the left or right of your articles.You can choose to have article excerpts or no article excerpts.
The “articles widget” gives you many options for article layouts, as well as what information you want to display with your articles on the front page, giving you infinite possibilities for designing your front page.Choose the articles widget from the “+ Add a Widget” button, in the widgetized area you are trying to place it.Add the title you want to show above your article section in the “Title of Widget” […]
Using the “Text” tab of your content editor, simply add the following code to where you want your page break to occur. <!‐‐nextpage‐‐> This will create a 2nd, 3rd, 4th or more pages, based on how many <!‐‐nextpage‐‐> tags you use. A number will appear at the bottom of your article so readers can click to go to the next page. Make sure to use the “text” tab – this […]
Login to your account at yoursitedomain.com/wp-admin.Locate “Articles” on the backend dashboard. When you hover your mouse it, select “Categories” from the menu that appears.Here you can create new categories. Enter the category you want to create under “Name”.You do not need to fill out “slug” as this will be automatically created. It is what displays for the category in URLs.If you want to have a parent category, set it here.A […]
Log in to your site at yoursite.com/wp-adminOnce you log in, you’ll be taken to the backend dashboard.Locate the “Articles” menu item.When you hover over it, a second menu will appear.From this menu, select “Add New”Other ways to add a new articleIf you select “All Articles” there is also an “Add New” button at the top of the page.In the top menu, there is also a menu item “+ New”. From […]
There is no limit to how many images you can add to an article. If you have a lot of images, we recommend considering creating a gallery to add to your story as well.