Rereleasing the Aviary Editor

June 06, 2012

The Aviary Editor is now available to all Typepad bloggers!

We have been working hard on resolving the issues with Internet Explorer and the Aviary image editor and we believe we now have a fix in place. Beginning today, we will once again begin rolling out the Aviary image editor to Typepad subscribers.

Foxy!
The image editor hard at work.

If you're having any problems with the new editor at first, don't panic!  If you're using Internet Explorer 9, you need to make sure that you have not enabled compatibility mode.  Compatibility mode and the new editor are not compatible.

To turn Compatibility View off, click the Compatibility View button in your address bar to make the icon change from a solid blue color to an outline like this:Picture of the Compatibility View button (off)

Microsoft also has more information about the compatibility view option in Internet Explorer.

We recommend that all Internet Explorer 9 users clear their typepad.com cookies and cache after making sure compatibility mode is disabled.  We have more information on how to do this in the Knowledge Base.

If you continue to have problems, please open a help ticket so that we can work directly with you to get you blogging!

You and the New and Improved Dashboard!

May 29, 2012

You might recall that we began releasing a new and improved dashboard to Typepad users a few months ago. We're happy to say that as of today, this has been released to each and every Typepad subscriber!

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You can read more about the new and improved Dashboard in the Knowledge Base.

We hope you enjoy using its new features!

Recommended Links Soon Available for All Subscribers!

May 23, 2012

Recommended Links is now available to all Typepad bloggers!

Last month, we integrated Zemanta's recommended links feature into Typepad Compose.  A majority of Typepad subscribers now see this feature when blogging and, starting tomorrow, it will be available in all Typepad accounts!

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We hope that you find the recommended links feature incredibly useful!  Be sure to check the Knowledge Base if you have any questions on how it works.

Ramping up the Zemanta integration

May 10, 2012

Hey, remember when we told you about how we integrated Zemanta into the compose experience? The beta testing of Zemanta was hugely successful, with thousands of Recommend Links having been generated and inserted into posts. 

Due to the success of the integration in its beta state, we are now ramping up access to Zemanta across all English language accounts. 

Feel free to reach out if you have feedback you'd like to share with the community. We hope you'll continue to use and enjoy the Recommend Links feature. 

Introducing Tonic, a new theme from TypePad

May 09, 2012

Tonic - New Theme from TypePad

Today we're introducing Tonic, the latest in our series of brand new themes that are designed with your content in mind.

Coming in ten different color combinations, Tonic is a fun, new theme that could work well for all blog types.

All Tonic Theme Color Variations
Top Left-Right: Khaki, Dark Green, Purple, Pink, Orange
Bottom Left-Right: Gray, Light Green, Turquoise, Coral, Blue

Here's why we think you'll like Tonic:

  • Comes with all five classic layouts;
  • Has a visually interesting background for some pop;
  • The wide column is perfect for images, videos, or showcasing your text;
  • Set a post to be featured and it'll stand out as a great way to grab your readers' attention;
  • Requires only 4 lines of CSS in the Custom CSS screen to make a full color change.

Ready to give your blog a great new look? Go to Design > Choose A Theme and apply Tonic today!

Interested in knowing the exact steps taken to create the Tonic theme? Check out our Making Of... page to review the steps and submit your own color variations for Tonic. Go a few steps further and use our CSS framework to build and submit a theme if you'd like us to consider offering it to all TypePad users!

Introducing Element, a new theme from TypePad

May 03, 2012

New Theme - Element

Today we're introducing Element, the latest in our series of brand new themes that are designed with your content in mind.

Coming in six different color combinations, Element is chock full of sweet design elements (pun intended) that will enhance your blog's content.

Thumbnails of Element variationsHere's why we think Element could be your new favorite theme:

  • Displays in a one-column layout only, which means your content is the main focus and visitors aren't distracted by sidebar content (sidebar content can still be added, but will appear at the bottom of the blog);
  • Uses a subtle herringbone pattern for the banner background image, making it suitable for a wide variety of blog types;
  • The wide column is perfect for images, videos, or showcasing your text;
  • Set a post to be featured and it'll stand out as a great way to grab your readers' attention (e.g. disclaimer; a slideshow; thumbnails of products you're selling; and so on); and
  • Showcases stunning fonts, suitable for a wide range of blog types and content.

Loving it? We are, so we hope you'll take the time to apply Element to your blog and let us know what you think!

Integrating Zemanta into your compose experience

April 26, 2012

We're very happy to launch a new feature to our Beta team today. Recommended Links will make adding useful and relevant links to your posts fast and fun. It's powered by our new partner Zemanta (read their press release about the integration) and is the first in a series of integrations that will help bloggers add great links and photos to create even richer posts. If you'd like access to Recommend links right now, please visit your Account page and check the box to join the Typepad Beta Team.

Continue reading "Integrating Zemanta into your compose experience" »

Aviary Image Editing Tools Available For All!

April 17, 2012

Back in January, we released a new image editor powered by Aviary to our Beta Team.  With it, you can easily add captions, filters, stickers and borders to your images. You can even rotate them in different directions and much more.

Foxy!
The image editor hard at work.

Based on the feedback we received from the Beta team, we're ready to begin rolling out the new image editor to all users over the next few weeks. When the editor is rolled out to your account you'll be able to hover over the image and see a prompt to double-click it to begin making edits.

In addition to being able to edit your images with these new tools, you'll also have the option to add a thumbnail gallery.

To find out more about the Aviary-powered image editor and the thumbnail gallery, check out the Knowledge Base article.

If you're having any problems with the new editor, don't panic!  If you're using Internet Explorer 9, you need to make sure that you have not enabled compatibility mode.  Compatibility mode and the new editor are not compatible.

To turn Compatibility View off, click the Compatibility View button in your address bar to make the icon change from a solid blue color to an outline like this:Picture of the Compatibility View button (off)

Microsoft also has more information about the compatibility view option in Internet Explorer.

We recommend that all Internet Explorer 9 users clear their typepad.com cookies and cache after making sure compatibility mode is disabled.  We have more information on how to do this in the Knowledge Base.

We hope you'll try out all the new features and see how they can make blogging easier and more fun for you!

Customized Sharing for Scheduled Posts - Fixed!

April 13, 2012

Earlier this week we shared with you that there was a known issue where the customized text for scheduled posts was not retained on publication. We released a fix yesterday that corrects the behavior and have verified the issue no longer exists.

We hope this helps those of you who experienced the above issue. Happy sharing!

Customize Sharing To Facebook & Twitter

April 10, 2012

Fixed!

Last week we released the ability to customize how your posts are shared to Twitter and Facebook. When you check the box to Share This Post, a text field will open allowing you to enter whatever text you want to include with the link to your post. You can include hashtags and @ replies to other Twitter handles in your shared text as well.

If you haven't already, try out the new feature when composing your next post. You can add your Twitter &/or Facebook Profile at Account > Other Accounts.

We wanted to make you aware of one known issue with the new sharing feature. The Publish On setting to schedule a post to publish in the future does not allow for a custom note. The default sharing functionality of the post title followed by a link to the post will be used when sharing future posts. We're working on making this feature available for scheduled posts as well.

Being able to customize the shared content is a feature you requested, and we're excited to bring it to you! We have other new features currently in development that we're looking forward to sharing with you.

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