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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.

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…