Since 2005, Urban Hawks has been following the Red-tailed Hawks, Peregrine Falcons, American Kestrels, Eastern Screech-Owls, and over 150 other bird species that call New York City home. As you walk through the concrete jungle, you wouldn't think these majestic creatures are perched and flying above. The Red-tailed Hawks are beloved local celebrities as you have "Pale Male" and "Lola" overlooking Central Park (see above), with more Red-tailed Hawk nests appearing throughout Manhattan, Queens, and Brooklyn. Discover your new-found love for bird-watching as you check in on these urban hawks!
Posts from June 2019
Welcome to Typepad! Or if you previously had a Typepad account and are starting up your blog again - welcome back! When you begin your free 14-day trial, the first place you go to is your Dashboard. This is where you can quickly access your blogs, account settings, profile settings, files, open a Help Ticket, view updates from other Typepad accounts you follow, and even purchase your own custom domain name if you continue with a paid Pro account.
Manage My Blog
Located on the top, right sidebar of your Dashboard, you can access specific settings to your new blog starting from here. As you add more blogs to your account, you will find more blog names listed in this box as well as the "Blogs" link in the top menu bar. From the "Blogs" menu, you can select the name of the blog to manage the settings of that blog.
View Blog: You can see what your blog looks like clicking "View Blog" under the thumbnail image. Right now, there is not much there, it is just a skeleton of what your blog could look like but you can design it to your liking.
Compose: If you want to get started blogging right away, you can access the Compose page by clicking the "Compose" link under "Manage My Blog". You will also see a yellow "Compose" button on every page within your blog settings.
Stats: This is your Overview tab. It displays analytics and referrals to your blog. The more you publish and share your blog post links elsewhere, the more data will appear on this page.
Posts: As you publish more posts, this list will grow. It displays all of your blog posts - published, and saved as drafts in chronological order. You can change the status of blog posts from Published to Draft or vice versa, or delete posts. You can select more than one posts to change their status by checking the box on the left of each title, then scroll to the bottom to publish, draft, or delete. You can also assign posts to categories, open and close comments from the drop-down menu on the bottom right.
Comments: If you use Typepad for your comments, you can view all comments left on your blog on this tab. You can reply, edit and view comments directly from this page. You can also publish, unpublish, delete, and mark comments as spam.
Design: Typepad has many pre-made designs you can easily apply to your blog or you can customize your own design using Design Lab or Theme Builder. In "Create a New Design" click the green "Choose a theme..." button and select a theme from our gallery.
Settings: This is where you create the backend settings to your blog including your blog name and description, welcome message (optional), whether you want to create password protection, search engine optimization, category creation, comment configuration, post-by-email, and more.
A word about Getting Started Tasks
There is a drop-down menu on the right of your Dashboard titled Getting Started Tasks. These can be completed at your own time while you are blogging. The Getting Started Tasks on the Dashboard are only suggestions, and you do not need to complete all tasks in order to utilize all the features of Typepad.
Stay tuned for more Typepad 101 blog posts on how to get started with your blog and publishing your posts!
Everyone knows that Google is the top search engine globally. Why not incorporate their search to cater to your blog specifically? You can add a Custom Search from Google to your sidebar in a couple of easy steps through your Google account.
First, go to the Custom Search Engine Page and click the blue "Create a custom search engine" button. You will be brought to a new page where you can add your blog link (ie: https://example.typepad.com or https://www.example.com) and blog name. You can add as many websites as you'd like.
Click "Get code" to view the code to add to your sidebar. In your Typepad account, go to Design > Content > Modules > Embed Your Own HTML - paste the code here, click OK and save your changes. The Google Search bar will appear in your sidebar.
H. Alexander Talbot and Aki Kamozawa are chefs and co-authors of the popular, longstanding blog, Ideas In Food. They also own Curiosity Doughnuts, a small, artisan doughnut shop, open weekends only, in Stockton, NJ. You can get a peek at some of their doughnut creations on their blog along with other delicious recipes with mouth-watering photography that will leave you coming back for more!
Sometimes time can get away from you and before you know it, your blog has been neglected. Life can get too busy to keep your blog updated regularly. It happens sometimes; we understand. Have you thought about adding additional authors to your blog? If you are on the Unlimited plan or above, you have the ability to add an unlimited number of authors to your blog.
Having contributing authors appear on your blog not only adds a different voice to your blog, it also adds fresh content without you having to do any of the work!
When inviting an author to your blog, it gives them a free Typepad guest account. There are three different types of authors and each type has different permissions.
Types Of Authors
Junior Authors can draft blog posts and save them but cannot publish. Only an account administrator can publish blog posts saved by Junior Authors.
Guest Authors can draft, save, schedule, and publish blog posts they have written (not posts by other authors). Guest Authors can upload images and files to posts and pages using the Insert buttons in the Rich Text editor.
Blog Administrators (aka Blog Admins) are co-owners of the blog and can only be invited if you have the Enterprise or Business Class plans. They are able to edit more settings for the blog than Junior and Guest Authors can. Blog Admins have the ability to create new posts and pages, edit all posts and pages, and manage all comments. Blog Admins can also edit the existing design, set blog archive options, edit categories, set feedback preferences, and set front page preferences.
You can read more information about what different author types can and cannot do in our Knowledge Base.
Invite Authors To Your Blog
If you're ready to add additional authors to your blog, it's really easy! To invite a new author to your blog, go to the Settings > Authors page. Enter the name and email address of the desired author. Make sure you are selecting the right access level for the author. The invitee will receive an email with a unique link they need to click to access the invite. Learn about what happens when you accept an invitation to contribute to a blog here.
Do you have Guest Authors for your blog? Let us know in the comments!
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