Keeping true to our new year’s resolution of rolling out more of the great features you’ve been asking for, here’s what’s new at this week:

Custom Domains

As a Pro publisher, you can now apply your own domain name (like to your That’s right – away with the funky numbers that are hard to remember!

Applying a custom domain extends your brand presence and makes it much easier for your readers to find the news you publish. Custom domains are simple to implement and we’ve outlined the steps for you here.

Updated Homepage

Last fall we launched our “No app” project at with the goal of redesigning the site and newsstand with a responsive design. We started with the most important first, your papers, which received an overwhelmingly positive response from you.

Now we’ve completed the second and final phase and we’re happy to announce that the entire site, and newsstand, is 100% responsive in design.

Along with the new design comes a new look and feel and a great big hero space for us to show off you, your papers and how you’re using them. Check it out.

Fun stuff

I can’t let a the opportunity pass me by to promote #Blogchat Europe! February 12th marks the start of #Blogchat at a time accessible for Europeans: 20:00 CET. This is an outstanding opportunity to meet other European bloggers, exchange knowledge, tip and best practices.

To save the date I’ve even created a Google event that you can add to your calendar – see you there!

Questions, feedback or ideas? Leave a comment below or tweet the team @Smallrivers. We always love hearing from you.

Kelly Hungerford
Community Builder| Customer Experience & Care Strategist
Kelly's a Digital Operations Specialist and Social Brand Strategist. She helps Startups and SMBs build lean marketing operations leveraging Social Media to support business goals and connect with the people who matter most.

As former Head of Community and Communications for, she was responsible for building community-centric operations to support's rapidly growing user-base and founding #BizHeroes,'s Brand Twitter Chat that takes place Tuesdays at 2pm ET.

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10 Responses to “What’s new at custom domains and more!”

  1. WST

    New to and love it and would sign up for a premium in a heart beat except for ONE issue….

    With a premium account I would like the ability to accept paid subscriptions (NO PAYPAL!). Then I can integrate it with my personal blog and maybe recover some of my worktime!
    Maybe by integrating with simplified payment options like chargify, dwolla, gocardless, wepay, spreedly – which also allows one to name payment accounts according to projects (and not the account holder, to avoid confusions).

    It should contain the option to allow “peak” pages (I should be able to chose how many rows of text) for public previews of content to potential subscribers with the rest of the content in locked subscription areas.

    I would also want an option to add my own post or page in case there is specific content I want in my newsletter.

    Please, please hurry with a subscription option!

    • Kelly Hungerford

      Hi WST.

      Welcome! and apologies for the delay. I guess I need to loosen the reins on the spam filter. Lol.

      Thanks for the suggestions and feedback on payment options. Regarding subscriptions, do you mean people pay you to sign up to your newsletter? We haven’t had that request yet but I’ll pass that on to the team.

      On the fly article creation probably isn’t something that we’ll move towards. We see our strength in aggregation and easy curation, but not as a soft blogging platform. However, we do have a bookmarklet that enables you as a publisher to add your own posts manually to your paper. If you haven’t checked that out yet, give it a try and let us know how that works for you.

    • 0906

      1. A paid subscription feature would be great. I could suggest Bitcoin as additional ‘payment’ option. It’s easier to sign-up for than a merchant account and is free to use.

      2. I do think would benefit greatly from optional page navigation. Advanced control of navigation and content is preferred. I definitely feel like I want to navigate beyond the front page – and even have an option for an online PDF style magazine, like a digital print edition.

      3. I miss selections beyond 25 topics/choices with a Pro account. Is there a particular reason why there is only a max 25 allowed?

      4. RSS feed access to my paper would be great. If the ‘paid subscription’ is opted, then the content is of course only available to subscribers and could be partially displayed to nonpaid viewers (the choice should be title, or partial content).

      5. Auto-post to my blog or website of my content is another option I miss. Sure there is manual options to copy and paste, but who has the time nowadays?..

      Thanks for a wonderful new service! I think it will take off big time once there are more features.

  2. Abdul

    Nice blog! I have a question regarding the newspaper.
    When a user clicks on any of the news links or RSS feed on the newspaper, he automatically gets navigated away from the newspaper to the original source i.e. website from where the news article was shared.
    Is there an option to control this navigation and let the user view the news article on the newspaper page itself? Like it is for videos and photos that open on the page itself….
    Thank you

    • Magda Alexandra Torres

      Hi Abdul,

      Thanks for your question. Because is an aggregator, the links will always go to the main source for copyright purposes. 🙂


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