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Release Notes: Bug Fixes, New Theme, and Category RSS in Beta

The last few months have been full of important-but-not-easy-to-blog-about infrastructure releases that keep TypePad running super fast. We also have some of the most requested features moving through the pipeline that will be headed to the Beta team in the next few weeks.

And we’re always working on improvements to the core functionality of TypePad. Here are some that were released this week:

  •  New TweetPad theme. Stay tuned for more information about this cool new theme.
  • Your five most recently joined communities now display on your TypePad profile membership page. Looking for some cool communities to check out? Go visit Post the Love, AVATAR, Paris Hilton, or Zachary Quinto and see what’s happening.

Now in Beta
  • New styling for dashboard events to make it easier to scan the activity of people you are following
  • Ability to enable Category RSS in your blog
  • A fix that allows Category RSS to work with domain mapped URLs

Bug Fixes of Note:
  • Fixed a bug that caused some blogs to show zero page views for February 1, 2010
  • Fixed a bug that caused the inline audio player to break with mp3 files
  • Improved the Follow Me module experience
  • Developer fix: Fixed a bug that caused errors when editing details of an API key



Here are a few things I'd like to see in the next fix: improved search function in the List Posts, so we can search farther back than one page of results; and ability to alphabetize listing of pages on the dashboard.

Steve Williams

How do I enable Category RSS icons to show on my blog ? Do I need to participate to Beta testing ?


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Yay for Category RSS feeds!

I like the Dashboard activity feed changes. Great improvement!

Sky Corgan

When will the "new" themes support widgets and content additions aside from the 'custom sidebar'?


This is all good news!
Just to say I would also love to have the facility to assign different formats to pages in my blog. As in three columns for my blog posts but one column for my pages!
I'm looking forward to all the new features coming on board!
Keep up the good work!


You do need to participate in the beta to enable Category RSS feeds. The icons won't be available until the next release however. That was a typo on our part.

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Is there any way that I can have some typelists feature on some pages of my blog and not on others??? I know you can do it on wordpress, but I cannot find a way to do it on typepad.

Also, is there a way to search all typepad blogs, outside only those featured?

Thanks in advance!

Mark Simmons

Hello, Sarah.

It's not possible to display different typelists on different pages of your blog. There are some workarounds that might work for you. You can inquire with the Support team if you are interested in investigating.

Searching across all TypePad blogs is not currently available. We're working on a few different ways to make it easier to find other great blogs, including search. Stay tuned.


Account Deleted

Thanks Mark! I will give the support team a shout!

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