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How do people pay for their classified ad?

You can: Bill yourself. You copy the billing info from the email order into your billing system. Credit Card. The reader enters their card in a secure form. We check the number to make sure it’s valid, and then you process the card just like you do with a telephone order.

How do I add display ads to the system?

Ads displayed in PDF format for our ad server Requirements Only one ad per PDF file File name must end in “.pdf“ All the display ads you want on your site should sent in a single ZIP or Stuffit file although we’ll accept them in a regular folder. The ads running on your site will be replaced with these For best results As much text as possible should be extractable. […]

Is the system easy to use?

The batch news conversion utility was designed in conjunction with publishers of small to medium size community newspapers to leverage the newspaper’s content with minimal effort on the part of the publisher, editor, and sales and creative staffs. Here is the time budget allocation of a typical weekly newspaper once set up: Newspaper Function Web duties Est. Time Spent Weekly Editor Upload all files used to print the paper to […]

Can people place a classified ad through my website?

Yes, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, people can easily submit a classified ad with a customized classified order form. The orders arrive via email and you can simply cut and paste the ad into the paper. How do people pay for their classified ad ? You can: Bill yourself. You copy the billing info from the email order into your billing system. Credit Card. The reader enters […]

Does Our-Hometown.com provide a national or regional database of classifieds ?

No, but you can link your newspaper’s website to one through the “Classifieds” button. While conventional wisdom dictates that readers want access to a large database of classifieds, for the type of markets served by the community newspaper, that is not the case. With the exception of collectibles, community newspaper readers are generally disinterested in making purchases from outside their locality.  

How do I change the layout of the author pop-up?

Log in to your website by clicking the Login button at the top of your newspaper’s homepage. In the Site Settings menu, select Content -> Manage Authors. Select the Settings link at the top of the page. Select either Vertical (default), or Horizontal depending on the layout you desire for the author pop-up. Click the Save button.

How do I change where the author names generate pop-ups?

Log in to your website by clicking the Login button at the top of your newspaper’s homepage. In the Site Settings menu, select Content -> Manage Authors. Select the Settings link at the top of the page. Select Articles Only for only the authors in article bylines to generate pop-ups. Select Articles and Indexes for the authors in article bylines as well as bylines on index pages (like the front […]

How do I edit an existing author’s information?

Log in to your website by clicking the Login button at the top of your newspaper’s homepage. In the Site Settings menu, select Content -> Manage Authors. Find the author you wish to modify and click the Edit link next to their name. Change, add, or remove any information you desire. Click the Save Changes button.

How do I add an author?

Log in to your website by clicking the Login button at the top of your newspaper’s homepage. In the Site Settings menu, select Content -> Manage Authors. Select the Add New Author link from the top of the page. Enter the author’s name as it appears in your byline. Enter a comma separated list of any other names that the author may appear as in your publication. Fill out any […]

How do I create a submission form, questionnaire, or survey for my readers to fill out?

The Webforms feature allows you to create interactive forms on your website, with such features as text fields, multiple choice dropdown menus, radio buttons, and even photo uploads. The form results are saved on your website and can also be emailed to a recipient of your choice. To create a form: Log in to your website by clicking the Login button at the top of your newspaper’s homepage. Under Polling […]

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