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A Year in Review: Spotlight Posts Module

What a year 2014 has been! We here at Typepad are committed to making Typepad a better service each day, and we've been busy as bees releasing new features and improving the system overall.  This includes offering new themes, adding entirely new features, and more, all the while implementing your own feedback and suggestions.

As a blogger, we'd bet you're always looking for new and unique ways to draw attention to your content. Previously, if you wanted to highlight certain posts in your sidebar, you'd do that manually with a TypeList. With the new Spotlight Posts feature, the work is all done for you. Just give the module a name, select a category to feature, and you're all set. 

Configuring the Spotlight Posts module

The module is great for highlighting any specific content you want to draw readers' attention to. You can use it for new posts that are getting lots of comments, recent posts that have been super popular, or even old favorites that haven't gotten the love they deserve. You can even add multiple Spotlight Posts modules to your sidebar to highlight more than one category.

To see this type of Spotlight in action, check out the "Readers' Favorites" module on Cranks My Tractor. Writer and storyteller BN Heard was looking for ways to highlight his most popular posts. We added the module as part of a Blog Tune-up Service and we think it fits the bill perfectly.

Are you using the Spotlight Posts feature on your blog? Leave a comment and tell us how you're using it - you might just inspire another subscrber to check it out!

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