Response to Typepad Downtime this week

April 20, 2014

First, let us say how much we appreciate all members of the Typepad community. We know the last few days have been trying and stressful to you all and us. Please know you have a team of people who love Typepad who have been working and continue to work to keep Typepad up 24/7.

What happened? Beginning Thursday evening, Typepad was hit with a distributed denial of service (DDoS) off and on through today. A DDoS attack is an attempt to make services unavailable, but in no way was your Typepad account compromised. All information in your Typepad account is secure, including billing information. The attack on Typepad was similar to an attack on Basecamp which you can read about here.

The Typepad blogs and application have been restored. We put in place some roadblocks to mitigate the attack, but we are on high alert as attackers change their tactics regularly.

We really appreciate all members of the Typepad community and your patience during this time. We're here to answer any questions you may have about the attack.

New for Beta Users: Display Edit Post Links on Your Blog

April 17, 2014

Late last year we retired the Blogside Toolbar in order to address some minor security issues, loading time, and the like.  Several of you were saddened that this removed the ability to edit your posts on the fly, so we've added a new feature that brings this back, available today to our Beta Team.

To enable this, go to Settings > Posts and make sure the "Edit Links" option is set to On.  Once you do this, you'll see an "Edit Post" link under your blog title like this:

Edit_links

Now, you can click on that link and the Compose page for the post will open in a new window.  You can make edits without hunting for the post on the Posts tab.  We have more information on this in the Knowledge Base.

If you'd like to add this now, sign up for the Beta Team and you can start using it right away.  Otherwise, expect this to show up in your account soon!

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