New For Beta Users: Easily Upload Sidebar Images Plus More!

January 08, 2014

Starting today, there are some new things for Beta users to play with.  Interested in finding out what they are?  We're excited to tell you about them!

First up is something that's been a popular request from our subscribers: An easier way to upload photos to your sidebar.  Instead of the previous method of manually uploading the image to your account and then creating the necessary HTML code, you can now use our automated method.

Sidebar_uploader

By simply using the new widget you see above at Design > Content, you can skip right to putting your image in the sidebar.  There's even options to have a larger image open in a pop-up or to link the image to a URL.

You can read all about this in the Knowledge Base.

We think this is a big win for our subscribers and we can't wait for the Beta team to take it for a spin!

The next item available to our Beta users is author photo configuration options.  When you add the Profile Picture at Design > Content, you'll now get a prompt to select the size of the image and if you'd like it to be centered or not.

Author_config

Author photos are a fantastic way to get your readers to become more familiar with you, so we think this this will be a nice little addition to Typepad.  You can read more on this here.

These features will be rolled out to all Typepad subscribers over the next few weeks. If you want to get in on it now, simply go to the Account tab and sign up for the Beta team!

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