Featured Category Post: an excellent new way to highlight categorized content!

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We're here to announce a brand new feature we're sure everyone will love! Now you can select a featured post for a specific category. 

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When readers click to view a category page, they can see the featured post before the other posts in that category. Create an introductory post that explains more about the topic or information from a recent post you want to highlight.

Let's get started

First, make sure the post is added to a category. From the Compose page, under Categories, select the categories for your post. 

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Next, scroll down to the Feature Post In Categories section and select the category you want the post to be featured in. 

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Pro Tip: You can select more than one category to associate with the featured post.

Once you're done, you can save or publish the post. When you go to the category page, you'll see this post before the others in the category. 

Categories are a great way to help readers find the information they're looking for in one easy place. Don't forget to check back regularly, or keep an eye on our social media, for tips on how to make these featured posts stand out from one category to the next.

Have you created a featured post for your category page? Share it with us in the comments. 


Top 10 Everything Typepad Posts for 2020

Top 10 Everything Typepad Posts for 2020 Version 2

2020 has been a memorable year. Some great memories and some not so good memories. The good news is, like you, we blogged our way through it. While looking over our Google Analytics, we have to say, we shared some really great content. Here are our Top 10 Everything Typepad posts from 2020.

 

Featured Card Blog Post

At the beginning of 2020, we released a new magazine theme called Featured Cards. This new theme is a content-driven layout that focused on the ability to beautifully display text and photos in a way that was clean and organized.

 

image from everything.typepad.comWith PayPal you can easily accept payment from your readers. Learn how to add buttons to sell products or subscriptions to your blog. Turn your blog into a side hustle and pay them bills! 

 

Book ShopperDid you know we accept guest bloggers? We love to have our Typepad bloggers write about their experience and blogging knowledge. The Book Shopper wrote this great piece about how his blog is his own archive. 

 

image from everything.typepad.comGoogle allows you to create great photo albums to organize your memories. We have a way for you to share those albums with your readers too! Embed your album and show off your adventures. 

 

image from everything.typepad.comPinterest is a popular social media platform that can be a great tool for reaching new readers. Make sure your site is verified with Pinterest so they know the information is from a trusted source. 

 
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2020 was the year we rolled out a top request — having a store within your blog! We integrated Ecwid to make it easier to merge your blog and shop content for readers to access.
 
 
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We know, you don't want to think about cleaning right now; that's for Spring time! This last Spring we had a great list to help you start cleaning up your blog so it is ready for 2021! 
 
 
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Social media is a great place to interact with your readers. Make it easier for readers to find you on social media with buttons that share which services you're active on. We provide 3 different ways to add social media links to your blog. 
 
 
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We know it can be stressful when you visit your blog and it doesn't load. The most common mistake for a blog not loading is when your domain is missing a Forward to the non-www domain. In this post we showed you how to set a Forward so it's one less thing to worry about.
 
 
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By adding a small bit of CSS, you can add a message over your comment section. Let your readers know about your comment policy or rules for your blog's comment section. 

And there you have it! Our best Typepad posts! If you have Google Analytics you can find your most viewed pages and share with your readers. If you don't have Google Analytics, now is a great time to add it so you can do this for 2021!

 

 


Get what you need with our Cyber Monday Sale!

Cyber Monder Sale

Cyber Monday is traditionally about buying presents for friends and family. Get something for yourself too! Save money on your Typepad account and domain!  

Yearly And Monthly Discount

Save 25% when you prepay for one year!

Use discount code CYBERPADYEAR2020 and receive 25% off when you pay for one year. Valid until Sunday, Dec 6th, 2020.

Save 50% for 3 months when you pay monthly!

Use discount code CYBERPADMONTH2020 and receive 50% off your next 3 months. Valid until Sunday, Dec 6th, 2019.

*Discount cannot be used with any other discounts. Only available for Plus, Unlimited, or Premium Plans.

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Apply Your Discount Code

From your dashboard, click on the Account tab, then go to Billing Info. Click on Update Payment Method and put in your discount code. Scroll down and save changes. This will apply the discount to your next yearly or monthly bill.

Don't see the box to enter your discount code? Let us know! Create a Help Ticket (Help > New Ticket or email support@typepad.com) and let us know what discount to add.

Save Money On Your Domain!

We are offering an amazing discount on popular, top-level domains. Until December 31st, 2020, you'll pay what we pay for all .com, .net, .org, and .blog domains! You can enjoy this discount when purchasing a new domain or renewing a current domain.

Top-Level Domains

.com
$11.99 now $8.89

.net
$12.71 now $12.21

.org
$12.71 now $12.59

.blog 
$29.99 now $24.99

To purchase a domain, click on the Account tab, then Domain Mapping. Type in your domain then select a Top Level Domain from the drop-down. Click on Check Availability. You can purchase the domain if it's available. If not, try another version of the domain name.

Once the domain is purchased, you will need to apply it to the blog you want.

Already purchased your domain? Renew your domain and get this great deal. You can renew for up to 9 years to get the most out of this discount.

This pricing is only available until Saturday, December 31st 2020.

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Seen On Typepad: Stitch A Giant Candy Corn

Seen On Typepad

image from davebrethauer.typepad.comSeen on Typepad highlights new and interesting posts from our community of Typepad bloggers, enjoy!

Add rows of white, orange and yellow floss to the Stitched Tree die for a giant candy corn to tower over two little ghosts.  Hi, happy weekend...Jean Okimoto here with my last Halloween 2020 card - let's use a winter die for a fun fall card.

Read more at Outside The Box >>