Typepad Responds: Trouble with the Tip Jar

November 15, 2012

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Help! My Typepad Tip Jar is no longer working. What should I do?

Tpa Many Typepad bloggers have noticed that the Tip Jar (an easy way to accept donations right on your blog) is not currently working as expected. We're so sorry about that, and we are investigating the issue right now. We know how important it is for you to continue accepting donations, so in the meantime, we highly recommend setting up a Donate button via PayPal. It's a great, easy alternative that will allow you to continue to accept donations right into your PayPal account, and you can still display a button right on your blog.

To get started, head on over to your PayPal account. You can see and customize your options for your own Donate button right here.

Once you set up your button and copy the provided code, just log in to your Typepad Account and click to Design > Content. Add an Embed Your Own HTML module, and paste the code into the box (Read more about adding HTML code to your Sidebar here). Click OK, drag the box into place on your sidebar, and save your changes. You're all set! We hope to have the Tip Jar working again soon, but this will get you on the road to accepting donations again ASAP!

Have a great day!
Melanie
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