April 16, 2014
Welcome to the Typepad Master Class! If you've ever wanted to delve into more advanced trickery with your blog's design, the Master Class is for you. Topics covered in this series are for the adventurous or advanced blogger, so an intermediate to advanced level of knowledge of HTML and CSS will come in handy. Additionally, these guides will often require Custom CSS or Advanced Templates, so a Unlimited or higher plan is necessary to access those areas and achieve the look and effects we cover. Interested in upgrading? Just head over to the Account link in your Dashboard and click on Billing Info to get started.
All comments submitted to your posts will use the same style by default. However, you can use a little CSS to make your own comments stand out. Readers of your blog will then see which comments were submitted by the author of the post at a quick glance.
When you sign in to comment on your own blog, your comment will have the
.comment-by-owner class applied to it, and we can use this class to make changes to the formatting.
For the specific styling to be applied to your comments, you'll need to make sure you see the You are currently signed in as... note above the comment form. (See screenshot.) If you don't see the note, click the Sign in with Typepad link and follow the prompts to confirm you are signed in to your account.
In this Master Class, we'll provide you with the CSS to make the following changes to comments submitted by the post's author:
All CSS can be added at Design > Custom CSS. If you don't see the Custom CSS option, you can upgrade to the Unlimited plan. Learn more.