Setting Up Your RSS Feed

So that your readers can easily be updated about new content, we strongly recommend setting up your blog's feed. Using the blog's feed, updates can be sent to subscribers through a variety of ways, including e-mail subscriptions.  It's a great way to make sure your readers are keeping up with your blog!

On a Typepad blog, the feed is the blog's URL followed by atom.xml or rss.xml. Both of these feeds contain the same content and it usually doesn't matter which one you use. Here are some examples to get the feel for how they look:

http://example.typepad.com/my-blog/atom.xml
http://www.customdomain.com/my-blog/rss.xml
http://www.exampledomain.net/atom.xml

To turn on your feed, go to Settings > Feeds, and check the box to publish the feed for Blog Posts, and save changes. You can also turn on feeds for comments on individual posts and pages, and also posts by category.

Feeds

The feed for your blog will update immediately when you publish a new post so that your readers can come and take a look right away. You can learn more about feeds in our Knowledge Base.


Set a Landing Page for your Blog or Website

When visitors first arrive at your blog, you may want to present a single webpage which shares the purpose of your site or information you wish to highlight, instead of the list of recent blog posts. By creating a Page and setting it as the Front Page, you can make the page the first page visitors to your site see.

Why would you want to set a landing page?

  • You wish to create a more traditional website with multiple web pages, like for a business or service.
  • A majority of your existing readers receive new posts via a subscription, and you want new visitors to see options to subscribe via email, social media, and more when they find your site from an online search.
  • You want to let visitors know about a promotion or special event.

To set up a Landing Page, create a Page by selecting New Page from the Compose button drop-down menu. Once a Page has been published, go to Settings > Posts for your blog and scroll down to the Front Page section.

Front Page Settings

Select the Display a “Page” as the front page option and choose one of the published pages from the drop-down menu. Finally, click Save Changes.

If you wish to direct visitors from the Landing Page to the list of recent posts, you can include a link to the blog index in the Navigation Bar. The URL for the blog index will be listed in the Front Page settings after you save changes as mentioned above.

For more details on creating a Landing Page, see the article in the Knowledge Base.


Typepad on Pinterest: Volume 25

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Did you know Typepad is on Pinterest? It's true! We love pinning and repinning great content from Typepad blogs in every genre, and we're always looking for great, inspirational content. Are you on Pinterest? Drop your link in the comments, and don't forget to follow Typepad right here! If you're not on Pinterest yet, check it out - it's a great way to promote your blog and connect with others!

Want some inspiration? Check out our featured pinner, Volume 25.

Jessica is a wife, mother, and artist with three online shops where you can find her artwork. As a self-taught artist, she now has her work available on journals, notebooks, and calendars and can be found at retailers such as Hobby Lobby, Barnes & Noble, TJ Maxx, and more. "I strive to create simple, beautiful, encouraging art that will help carry you through the toughest of days."

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Want to promote your Pinterest account on your Typepad blog? Just go to Blogs > Content and add the Pinterest Widget to your Sidebar via the center menu. While you're there, make your blog posts "pinable" by adding the Pin It button to your post footers.

Want even more? Learn how to promote your blog on Pinterest and follow Typepad at www.pinterest.com/typepad.


Featured Blog: Clean

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Blogger Rachel Wolf is a homeschooling mother of two, owner of LuSa Organics (an all natural, handmade baby and body care business), writer and crafter. Her blog, Clean, offers glimpses of family life, lived with the belief that "each person is walking their own perfect path". What she shares with her readers is simply her family's way of living, peaceful parenting, simplicity, homeschooling, food preservation, and crafting of all sorts.

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Ready to level up? A custom domain might be just the trick!

If you're currently using your Typepad domain (example.typepad.com) for your blog, but have considered switching to a custom domain (www.supercustom.com), we're here to help you get started. Whether you're blogging for fun or business, a custom domain can benefit anyone, and at around $10 per year to register, it's a fun, affordable way to make your blog even more unique. In fact, if you've been looking to catapult your blog from hobby to profession, registering your own domain can help take your blog to the next level. Still not convinced that registering a custom domain is right for you? Here are a few more benefits:

Why is registering a custom domain a good idea?

  • A custom domain lends an air of professionalism.
  • A custom domain is as unique as you are.
  • A custom domain can be great for SEO and marketing.
  • A custom domain makes you memorable!

Still need convincing? Registering a domain is super easy, and can be done right in your Typepad account. From your Dashboard, just click to Account > Domain Mapping, and enter the domain name you'd like to use. Next click Check Availability, and a list of available domains will appear. From there, you can select to register one (or more!), then proceed to checkout, and you're on your way. Read more about registering your own domain in our Knowledge Base, or head over to your Dashboard to get started!


Featured Blog: The Poached Egg

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The Poached Egg Christian Worldview and Apologetics Journal is a website founded and edited by Greg West. A large and continually expanding virtual library of articles and essays compiled from all over the Internet, The Poached Egg features content from noted apologists, biblical scholars, philosophers, scientists, and historians. With so many resources and so much content, apologetics enthusiasts will find something new each time they they visit. Whether you are new to apologetics, or a veteran apologist, The Poached Egg is a one-stop shop for discovering vital resources that you may not even knew existed.

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Typepad On Pinterest: Dina Remi Studios

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Did you know Typepad is on Pinterest? It's true! We love pinning and repinning great content from Typepad blogs in every genre, and we're always looking for great, inspirational content. Are you on Pinterest? Drop your link in the comments, and don't forget to follow Typepad right here! If you're not on Pinterest yet, check it out - it's a great way to promote your blog and connect with others!

Want some inspiration? Check out our featured pinner, Dina Remi Studios.

It's never to early to start planning for your wedding! Dina Remi Studios offers wedding photography with a collection of images that shares the uniqueness of your special day.

FOLLOW: Blog | Pinterest

Want to promote your Pinterest account on your Typepad blog? Just go to Blogs > Content and add the Pinterest Widget to your Sidebar via the center menu. While you're there, make your blog posts "pinable" by adding the Pin It button to your post footers.

Want even more? Learn how to promote your blog on Pinterest and follow Typepad at www.pinterest.com/typepad.

 


Featured Blog: Re:Focus

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Re:Focus blogger Simon Sinek is an unshakable optimist. He believes in a bright future and our ability to build it together. Imagine a world where people wake up every day inspired to go to work, feel safe while they are there, and return home at the end of the day feeling fulfilled by the work they do, feeling that they have contributed to something greater than themselves.

Described as “a visionary thinker with a rare intellect,” Sinek teaches leaders and organizations how to inspire people. With a bold goal to help build a world in which the vast majority of people go home everyday feeling fulfilled by their work, Sinek is leading a movement to inspire people to do the things that inspire them.

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Typepad on Pinterest: Ask Harriete

Did you know Typepad is on Pinterest? It's true! We love pinning and repinning great content from Typepad blogs in every genre, and we're always looking for great, inspirational content. Are you on Pinterest? Drop your link in the comments, and don't forget to follow Typepad right here! If you're not on Pinterest yet, check it out - it's a great way to promote your blog and connect with others!

Want some inspiration? Check out our featured pinner, Ask Harriete.

Harriete is an artist, maker, maven of professional development for the arts community. She uses found materials to create jewelry, sculpture, and other art installations engaged in social commentary.

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FOLLOW: Blog | Pinterest

Want to promote your Pinterest account on your Typepad blog? Just go to Blogs > Content and add the Pinterest Widget to your Sidebar via the center menu. While you're there, make your blog posts "pinable" by adding the Pin It button to your post footers.

Want even more? Learn how to promote your blog on Pinterest and follow Typepad at www.pinterest.com/typepad.