Go beyond blogging with TypePad Pages

May 16, 2007

Compose_new_page If you're a TypePad blogger, we know you're serious about making a great blog. But what about the parts of your site that don't fit into your blog? A detailed contact page listing all the ways someone can get in touch. What about a biography that explains just how you became such an expert on the topic you blog about? Or, maybe your business's blog needs a good set of directions to your office, along with a map. A couple extra pages on your site would add a lot of power and flexibility to your blog.

With the new TypePad Pages, you can use all the power of TypePad's posting tools to create as many individual web pages as you want. And those pages have all the power of TypePad's widgets and rich media features, automatically inheriting the look and feel you've chosen for your blog.

The TypePad interface you use every day to update your blog now lets you create a web page as easily as you’d write a post. (That means you don't have to learn any complicated new tools.) And you can even set a Page to be the home page for your blog, so it’s the first thing readers see when they go to your URL.

Of course, you don’t have to build a full website to take advantage of TypePad Pages. You could just create a Page with detailed contact info and add a link to it in your blog’s sidebar to make it easy for your readers to know how to connect with you. Or, if you have multiple authors, you could create a bio Page for each of them to help your readers learn more about the people behind the posts.

This feature is available at all account levels, to all TypePad members. To create a Page, go to Compose > Page and add Page content (text, images, video, etc...) just as you would a post. When you want to update a Page, simply open it from the List Pages tab and edit and save it as you would a post.

Whether you use Pages to build out a full website, or simply to augment your blog, we can't wait to see all the creative ways you’ll use this feature. And as always, send us your feedback on ways we can make it better!

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