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TypePad For Dummies

Melanie Nelson, Shannon Lowe

ISBN: 978-0-470-62278-0 January 2010 432 Pages


Start, use, and customize a TypePad blog today!

TypePad is known for its intuitive user interface, built-in SEO features, optional advertising, free professionally designed templates, fully hosted blogs, and outstanding customer support. This book guides you through the technical tasks necessary for starting, using, and customizing a TypePad blog.

Step-by-step tutorials walk you through the process of signing up for a new TypePad blog, while screen shots from real-world blogs bring the book's concepts to life.

  • Guides you through choosing the right TypePad membership plan, signing up, configuring, using, and customizing a blog using the TypePad system
  • Explains the process of signing up for a new TypePad blog and publishing your content on the Web
  • Shares real-world examples that bring the book's ideas to life

Get blogging today with TypePad!

Introduction 1

Part I: The Basics of Blogging 7

Chapter 1: Understanding Blogging and TypePad 9

Chapter 2: The Benefi ts of TypePad 23

Part II: Getting Started with TypePad 35

Chapter 3: Creating Your TypePad Account and Profi le 37

Chapter 4: Touring the TypePad Dashboard 51

Chapter 5: Creating Your First Blog 75

Chapter 6: Writing and Editing Your Blog Posts 97

Chapter 7: Interacting on Your Blog 121

Part III: Adding Useful Elements to Your TypePad Blog 137

Chapter 8: Using TypeLists and Widgets 139

Chapter 9: Adding Multimedia to Your Blog 163

Chapter 10: Exploring Social Media 183

Chapter 11: Finding and Using a TypePad Theme 205

Part IV: Taking Your Blog to the Next Level 243

Chapter 12: Making Money with Your Blog 245

Chapter 13: Importing, Exporting, and Archiving 257

Chapter 14: Tweaking Your TypePad Theme with

Custom CSS or Advanced Templates 263

Part V: The Part of Tens 295

Chapter 15: Ten Tips and Tricks 297

Chapter 16: Ten Places to Find TypePad Resources 315

Chapter 17: Ten Bloggers Using TypePad Well 325

Chapter 18: Ten Blogging Etiquette Tips 339

Appendix A: Domain Mapping 351

Appendix B: Third-Party Stat Counters 371

Index 385