April 03, 2013
Welcome to Typepad 101! Whether you want to add some new features to your blog's design, or simply make your blog more functional, Typepad 101 has you covered.
Your blog is all about you. Your thoughts. Your ideas. Your personality. Doesn't that mean that you need to showcase who YOU are on your blog? An About Me Page is the perfect way to do this.
All paid Typepad plans come with a default About Me Page that is easy to edit. Simply go to Account > About Me Page and you'll find this section:
With the default About Me Page, you get to choose many options to add to the Page. This includes displaying your name, photo, your e-mail address, your URL, any Typelists, and more. Additionally, you can choose the design you want applied to the page.
http://<your Typepad domain>.typepad.com/about.html
Or, if you have mapped a domain to your entire site:
http://<your custom domain>/about.html
You can display a link in your blog's sidebar that goes to your About Me Page by selecting the Link to Your About Page module Design > Content.
You can read more about the About Me Page in our Knowledge Base.
The About Me Page is limited to two column left layout, so if you're using a different layout on your blog, the default About Me Page may not be best for you.
In that case, we recommend the even simpler option of creating a new Typepad Page. This new Page will exactly match your blog design. Simply use the drop down option on the Compose button to create a New Page:
To add this Page to your sidebar, you create a new Link Typelist.
To add it to your Navigation Bar, go to Design > Content, click the pencil icon, and add the new link there. We have more information on this here.
You can also use the Pages Sidebar Module at Design > Content to add a list of all of your Typepad Pages to your sidebar. This is also covered in our Knowledge Base.