November 03, 2007
As we talked about last month, we're improving the comments service on TypePad, and rolling new features out to users in phases. In October we introduced the ability to have TypePad close comments on old posts automatically, this month we've added a feature that will help readers follow the conversation on your blog.
Comment feeds for posts and pages
Chances are, most of your readers keep up with your blog by subscribing to its feed. This week, we added the ability for them to keep up with comments on individual posts or pages by subscribing to comment feeds. Comment feeds are an excellent way to encourage your readers to continue the conversation you've started in a post as it lets them read new comments without revisiting your page to check for updates. You can also use this feature to track comments instead of receiving them by email. You can turn on comment feeds on the Configure > Feeds tab.
When will I see these changes?
We continue to roll these new features to more and more customers, making sure that before we add a new group of users that we've tested and validated the system. If you're interested in beta testing new functionality, you can let us know by filing a support ticket and asking to be placed on the list of potential beta testers.