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Publishing your TypePad blog in "Real Time"

Three years ago, we introduced the Six Apart update stream, the fastest way to deliver your blog posts directly to search engines and improve your traffic. Today, we are releasing our new TypePad PubSubHubbub hub which automatically pushes your blog updates in "real time".

  • Get instant updates in Google Reader, FriendFeed, SuperFeedr and LiveDoor
  • It's automatic. No plugins or changes are required for TypePad bloggers
  • It's free for all TypePad bloggers

Give it a try today.  We think you -- and your readers -- will be impressed with instant updates.

NOTE: If you are using Advance Templates in TypePad, please add the following line to your atom.xml:

<link rel="hub" href="" />

Developers: Learn more about PubSubHubbub

The new TypePad PubSubHubbub hub builds on the exciting work that Brad Fitzpatrick (a Six Apart alum) and Brett Slatkin’s team at Google have done with the implementation of PubSubHubbub

PubSubHubbub is a "simple, open, server-to-server web-hook-based pubsub (publish/subscribe) protocol as an extension to Atom and RSS". The PubSubHubbub protocol is decentralized and free. No single company controls it and anybody can run a hub, ping (publish) or subscribe using open hubs. If you are interested in learning more about PubSubHubbub we strongly recommend that you check out their Google Code page, read through the specifications posted on the wiki, join the discussion group and contribute your hub code to the community.

We are looking forward to supporting and growing our TypePad Developer community, so check back soon for more articles, code and documentation resources.


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How do we give it a try? What do we do to make this work? If it's in the system, how do we make it work? What about those who are using Plus account, what code do we put?

have gone vegan

I don't think you have to do anything as it's supposed to be automatic. At least, that's how I'm reading it. :)


Am I missing something here? Two questions: 1)how do I know if a template is advanced or not? 2)Where exactly do I add this line to my atom.xml (Feedburner?)? Some screenshots would have been very useful in this case...

Nima Badiey

If you're a TypePad blogger, this is turned on automatically. A small subset of users have highly customized sites and use advanced templates, of which a smaller subset of those have a custome atom.xml file. If you use it, you'd already know, so chances are you don't need to do anything.

If your feed reader supports the PubSubHubbub protocol, the next time it reads your blog feed it will pickup that your blog now supports PuSH and will subscribe to the hub accordingly. Again, nothing for you to do, but sit back, relax and enjoy.

Byrne Reese

Any chance that Movable Type blogs could broadcast changes through the TypePad hub? Or is it better for us to become our own hub? I would much rather utilize the far superior reach of TypePad than trying to build my own.


Byrne, you can install my PubSubHubbub plugin for MT and use Google's for that.

Since the way pubsubhubbub pings works is decentralized and distributed and the discovery and subscription mechanism is automatic, no matter who you're pinging, the end subscribers can get pings.

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