Posts Tagged ‘Typepad’

Moving from Typepad to WordPress

Moving from Typepad to WordPress

Since 2004, this blog has be hosted on SixApart’s Typepad platform. At that time Typepad was the easiest way to create and manage a personal or business blog. Over the last six years, it has fallen behind other platforms, most notably Wordpress with its large community of developers. Time to jump ship. In fact, long overdue.

Typepad launches blog widgets

According to TechCrunch, Typepad is launching new blog widgets, which enable bloggers to add features such as search engines, music lists and feed directories, to the sidebar of their blogs more easily. SixApart, which runs the Typepad service, has also opened up its API to allow third parties to develop more widgets. This comes hard […]

How to set up a blog using WordPress.com

How to set up a blog using WordPress.com

I’m trying out WordPress using WordPress.com’s free hosting service. My main blog, Morgan McLintic on PR, is hosted on Typepad, which has had some outage problems recently. I like Typepad but as a precaution, I thought I’d look at other blogging platforms. Below is a basic ‘How To’ which I put together while configuring a […]

del.icio.us keels over

Social bookmarking site, del.icio.us, has been down since at least 10.00pm PT Sunday night. Recently acquired by Yahoo!, the service suffered a power outage late last week, which according to the del.icio.us blog, has affected the database indexes which need to be rebuilt. Not a great week for Web 2.0 companies following Typepad’s outage on […]

Typepad outage – bloggers bail

Typepad went down for about 18 hours on Friday. Many bloggers are now bailing on the service – Neville Hobson has been planning his for some time and is moving to WordPress (see his new blog here), the ever insightful Jeff Nolan, of SAP’s Project Apollo, has had enough and is moving to WordPress too, […]

Back up your blog

It’s a good idea to back up your blog. If you use Moveable Type or another server-based blogging platform you can easily backup the files yourself. For all those with hosted blogs such as Blogger or Typepad, that’s not so easy. Typepad recently deleted several blogs beginning with the letter ‘S’, so disaster can strike. […]

Typepad enables Podcasting

Typepad enables Podcasting

Typepad, the hosted blogging service, has enabled its users to start podcasting. The platform will now recognize multimedia files (such as MP3, AVI even QuickTime formats) which are uploaded and distribute them via a dedicated feed. Credits to Stephen Davies for pointing this out. He also notes that the storage capacity of Typepad Plus accounts […]

IM meets blogging

Typepad, the weblog hosting service for this blog, has had an overhaul this weekend. It has introduced new features for authenticating comments (TypeKey) and for bloggers to moderate trackbacks and comments. It has also increased the bandwidth and storage it provides for bloggers, which is great. During this transition, the appearance of this site may […]