It's the new year, but that doesn't mean that we here at Typepad are done giving out gifts! We're releasing several features out of Beta over the next month and this week we started with the Post Carousel.
You may be asking yourself what exactly is a Post Carousel and why should you add it to your blog? Let us tell you!
The Post Carousel adds a slideshow of the latest posts to the top of your blog. Photos from the most recent posts will rotate through the carousel. It's a great way to catch your reader's eye as they visit your blog.
You can see a live demo of the Post Carousel hard at work here.
The Post Carousel can be customized in many ways. You can set the maximum number of posts to display and restrict it to just a specific category. You can choose the title position, automatic start, add a pause button, and much, much more.
To add the Post Carousel to your blog, simply go to Design > Content, check the box for Post Carousel, select the options you'd like to use, and save your changes. We have more information on this in the Knowledge Base.
As of right now, this is out to 25% of our non-Beta subscribers, but everyone else should see it over the upcoming weeks.
Want to give the Post Carousel a go but aren't a member of our Beta Team? It's easy to join! Just go to the Account tab, check the Beta Team option, and save your changes.