Typepad 101: Utilizing Your Blog's Feed

July 24, 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.

All Typepad blogs include RSS and Atom feeds that contain the latest posts. Immediately when you publish a new post, the feed is updated with the post and shared to anyone who subscribes to your feed. But a feed can be used to share your posts in other ways as well.

  • Add Email Subscriptions! Make it easy for readers to subscribe to your blog and receive updates via email. FeedBlitz uses your blog's feed to send out an email to anyone who subscribes. By adding their email subscription form to your blog's sidebar, visitors to your site simply enter their email address to sign up.
  • Share your posts on another website! You can use your blog's feed in conjunction with an RSS to Javascript to display your latest posts on another website. You can find details on setting this up in the Knowledge Base.
  • Use your blog's feed to share your latest posts almost anywhere with IFTTT.com! IFTTT (short for "if this, then that") makes it easy to manage your social media sites. We have tips for sharing your posts to your LinkedIn Profile and Facebook Page, and you can do so much more.
  • Set up category feeds to display posts on a specific topic! At Settings > Feeds, you can enable category feeds. Then, you can use the Feeds Module at Design > Content to display the latest posts from the category in your blog's sidebar.

How else do you use your blog's feed to share your latest posts? Let us know in the comments. Maybe there's something you want to set up with the feed and you're not sure how - post a question to the Typepad forum.

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