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Customizable, Device-Friendly Templates

Sites designed to fit your publication's personality & the community it serves. Custom color schemes, categories, & more reflect your unique vision.

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Customized Paywall Options
Customize paywalls by category, article, device or date. Earn additional revenue for your publication in a variety of ways.

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Advertising Features
Support advertising in the digital version of your newspaper w/ options such as featured ads, exclusive digital space, & special ad types.

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Multi-Channel Publishing
Collect your content in one place, so you can export to layout for print in InDesign & publish digitally in an easy & timely fashion.

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Sell Digital & Physical Products

From subscriptions & ads to physical products, we help you drive additional revenue online.

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Photo, Video & Audio Features
Image galleries, embedded videos, image purchasing, podcasts, live event broadcasting & so more.

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Social Media Sharing & Updates
Embed your social media on site to create further reader engagement & sharing opportunities.

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Automatic Archiving & Site Search

Your past content is always accessible & searchable because we archive every, single issue for no extra charge.

Digital Newsletter for Subscribers
Subscribed readers get our automated newsletter when the site updates. Unsubscribe from the newsletter without affecting site subscription.
Portal Pages for Multiple Papers
Have multiple sites? Set up a main portal page + a drop-down on individual sites. Readers get quick access to all your sites.
Custom Maps
Direct readers to local events (such as yard sales) or where to get a copy of your printed version. Unlimited options, & events & locations are easily added or removed.
Custom Forms
Digitize your existing submission forms, making it easy to fill in & submit online. You can even attach photos! Great for birth announcements, weddings, engagements & more.
Events Submission & Calendar
Allow readers to submit events right from the site, for free or a small fee. Display the calendar anywhere on site.
Ballots, Polls & Surveys
Create user-generated content on site via polls, surveys & ballots or get critical feedback. It's all right at your fingertips!
Automated Web Traffic Reports
Know how many readers are visiting your sites & what articles they're reading. Delivered via email on a monthly or weekly basis, your choice.

Features & Services

Our Hometown

The Competition

Prepress CMSCompose and edit content in WordPress CMS. Export articles, images, categories, and editions via XML for import into InDesign. Hot backup of database offsite.Proprietary CMS priced at a point only available to dailies.
Little focus on feature development.
Requires servers on site.
New Feature DevelopmentEngineering Installs, Modifies, and Updates Proprietary & 3rd Party Plugins to match publisher specificationsSlow development time because everything must be custom coded
Hosting and SupportAmazon Web Services cloud hosting for up to 100,000 page views per month included.
24/7 technical support.
Expensive on-site servers with downloaded software
FeesFixed monthly cost for unlimited usersCharge per seat
Contract30 day termination periodMulti-year obligations
Usability and TrainingOur custom-developed WordPress themes are intuitive to use, easy to adjust & include expert training + online documentation.Clunky interface.
Difficult to learn.

See what our clients have to say…

We have had very few incidents where we have had to contact Our-Hometown. When we did our issues were addressed immediately with a positive outcome.
Our Hometown customer service is excellent. When there is an issue, it is resolved promptly. They have helped subscribers who have encountered problems, which are usually issues involving the subscriber's device rather than an Our Hometown problem.
Our Hometown has responded to many issues we have run into. From helping us understand how to use a section of the site better, to fixing things as they come up. Just yesterday I was having a connectivity issue when trying to upload files to the Our Hometown server. Even though the issue was on my end, they helped me pinpoint that as the issue to get it corrected moving forward. And they responded very fast!
Kristen WeaverWilson County News
Everybody on the Our Hometown support team goes above and beyond for each of our many issues.
Our Hometown representatives are quick to resolve problems and they address issues effectively.
Our new website has gotten a lot of positive feedback. We are picking up more online subs because of it. Thanks for your efforts on our behalf and your support team is just the best!
Sharron HarrauThe Jewish Advocate
I publish a weekly newspaper in southern Austin County. Some of my readers were getting delayed deliveries to their home through USPS so I needed a way to keep their readership by delivering online paid subscriptions.Our Hometown offered different levels of websites and tweaked my new site to fit my needs. What I really like is that I’ve been with them for several years and my monthly rate has stayed the same. All I have to do is upload my pages each week to an ftp site and by Thursday morning early, the new material is on my website and my readers are happy.Customer service is awesome. I can reach them through email or call if needed and they are quick to respond.I highly recommend this company for helping to grow your readership and for building needed revenue through online advertising.
Joanie Griffin, Owner/PublisherWallis News
All we have to do is upload our page pdfs and pdfs for inserts (our grocery store, drug store and hardware store inserts are on the site). Revenue from our web ads, online subscriptions and 5% upsell on print ads made the sites profitable within six months or so.
Allan Burke, PublisherEmmons County Record
Stories can be edited and published online either immediately or on a schedule. The edited story can then be exported right into InDesign for our print product,” explains Meg Norris, publisher of a group of weekly newspapers in Nassau County, New York. “It was intuitive for our graphic artists to learn and we build the website at the same time as we build the newspaper, without hiring additional staff.
Meg Norris, PublisherGCNews
After various attempts at websites, we went with our-hometown.com in 2013. Our websites (for two weeklies) have paywalls and e-commerce features. People can subscribe, renew subscriptions and place and pay for classifieds ads. All of our display ads appear on the site for the time they run in the paper, and display classifieds for housing and employment have special links as do our classifieds.
Allan Burke, PublisherEmmons County Record
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