Rolling Out of Beta: Multiple Usernames and Password Protection for Individual Posts and Pages

We are so excited to announce that the multiple usernames and password protection for individual posts and Pages is now out of Beta and all subscribers should see this option.

To quickly recap, with this feature you can now create unique usernames and passwords for visitors to access your site.

This is important because once you set up these usernames, you can restrict each post and Page so that only specific usernames can view the content.  This is particularly useful for blogs that restrict access on a pay to view plan, but it can be just as useful to keep personal posts from being seen by specific people.  The use for the feature is virtually unlimited!

To start adding individual username and passwords to your site, just go to the Settings > Basics tab. We have more information on this in the Knowledge Base.

We hope you love this feature as much as we do!  Please let us know any feedback you may have either in the comments section here or by opening a help ticket.

How your company can support #GivingTuesday

This is the fifth year of #GivingTuesday, an event for non-profits to kick off the charitable season. Non-profits use social media and collaboration to raise money for their causes.

It is important for businesses to partner with non-profits to help spread their message to a wider audience. Companies can work with a charity that corresponds with their mission statement and company values. Learn more about #GivingTuesday by visiting

Check out this infographic for some great ways your company can be apart of #GivingTuesday.

#GivingTuesday Company

How to prepare for Small Business Saturday

Small Business Saturday was created in 2010 to encourage people across the country to support small local businesses. Now is the time to start preparing for this event. At Typepad, we want to help you prepare for a successful Small Business Saturday!

Stay up-to-date by following Small Business Saturday on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Share your Small Business Saturday tips in the comments! We would love to hear who is participating. 

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How To Share Other Blog Feeds In Your Sidebar

In addition to your own content, you can share posts from other blogs by adding their RSS feed to your sidebar.  You can share content from some of your favorite websites in just a couple of steps; there are free, third-party services to help set this up for your blog. Today, we will work with FeedWind ( 

Say Everything Typepad is your favorite blog, and you would like to share our feed in your sidebar, you can set this up by pulling our RSS feed URL:

Screen Shot 2016-09-25 at 12.47.30 PMEnter the RSS feed so you can preview how it will appear on the right.  You can configure the size of your feed widget based on the width of your sidebar column, along with colors and style.   When you are ready, copy the HTML provided under the preview.

Next, in your Typepad account, you can add your custom sidebar content by going to Design > Content, and select "Embed Your Own HTML" from the Modules box.  Paste your code in the pop-up window:

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Click "OK" in the pop-up and save your changes.  The feed will appear and update automatically in your sidebar on your published blog. 

You can also save your feed code in a Typelist. Using a Typelist will let you add and manage the same feed to more than one blog in your account without needing to edit multiple individual modules.

Do you share other blog feeds in your blog? Share your blog link so we can see how it looks!


Share shortened post permalinks with Bitly

A feature that's been around for a while, but goes unnoticed by many, is the integration of Bitly. Post permalinks can often be too long to fit into a forced character limit by social media platforms, which is where Bitly's service comes in handy. In today's post, we're going to rediscover key points for what Bitly can do for your blog.

Bitly - Own Your Links

Shorten Permalinks

You can use Bitly to shorten longer permalinks to posts, which makes it easier to share across multiple social media platforms. This means that valuable character limit real estate remains available for use when sharing and marketing your published content.

Example of original permalink:

Example of shortened permalink:

Track, Analyze, Measure

Using Bitly, you have the opportunity to analyze and measure the performance of your links. You can dig deeper by making sure both your Bitly and Typepad accounts are connected to Twitter and Facebook for additional statistics. The more you know about how your links perform, the more you can tweak your social media marketing habits to increase the reach of your blog content to potential new readers.

Learn how to setup Bitly for use with your blog!