Building a Typepad Blog People Want to Read

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  • Copyright: 2010-07-21
  • Publisher: Peachpit Press
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Today, it seems everyone-from multinational corporations to your kidrs"s second-grade teacher-has a blog. They all have one, in part, because they have information they want to share with others-from customers and clients to neighbors and parents. But to actually build a good blog-to create a blog people want to read-takes thought, planning, and some effort. From picking the right TypePad plan and working with domains to managing posts and building a community, creating a successful blog involves making critical decisions at each step. In this book by blogger extraordinaire Scott McNulty, yours"ll learn how to: Set up your account and work with blog-specific settings. Customize your blog to fit your personal or business needs. Manage your site with TypePadrs"s Dashboard. Monitor and make sense of traffic. Work with pages and-of course-publish your posts. Deal with comments, manage trackbacks, and handle comment spam. Find a stock theme-or customize one yourself. Work with images and photos.

Author Biography

Scott McNulty is a simple geek living in Philadelphia. Scott has been blogging for a decade both professionally and personally. He's been a happy TypePad user for seven years. More of Scott's words can be found on his personal blog, blog.blankbaby.com, or at Macuser.com, where Scott is a senior contributor.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. ix
Why TypePad?p. 1
What TypePad Offers youp. 2
Comparing the TypePad Plansp. 6
Getting Started with TypePadp. 13
Setting up your TypePad Accountp. 14
Setting up your first Blogp. 19
Touring the TypePad Dashboardp. 21
Navigating your Accountp. 25
Personalizing all your TypePad Blogsp. 37
Working with Domainsp. 37
About me is all About youp. 45
Managing Blogs from the Dashboardp. 51
Working with the Dashboardp. 52
Working with Blog-Specific Settingsp. 69
Getting to your Blog Settingsp. 69
Basics Settingsp. 71
SEO Settingsp. 73
Sharing Settingsp. 77
Feeds Settingsp. 79
Add-Ons Settingsp. 83
Posts Settingsp. 86
Categories Settingsp. 93
Comments Settingsp. 95
Authors Settingsp. 102
Post by Email Settingsp. 105
Import/Export Settingsp. 107
Viewing your Blog's Statisticsp. 111
Getting to the Blog's Dashboardp. 111
Working with the Overview Pagep. 113
Posts and Pagesp. 123
Composing a Postp. 124
Putting Images in your Posts and Pagesp. 140
Creating a Pagep. 144
Managing Posts and Pagesp. 145
Managing Feedbackp. 151
Working with Commentsp. 151
Monitoring Trackbacksp. 158
Blocking Unwelcome Commentsp. 160
Designing your Blog with Themesp. 163
Working in the Design Pagep. 164
Viewing Theme Optionsp. 170
Displaying Content with a Default TypePad Themep. 173
Creating your Own Theme with Theme Builderp. 181
Working with Advanced Templatesp. 190
Managing Themesp. 198
Checking out TypePad's Librariesp. 201
Working with Photo Albumsp. 202
Configuring a Photo Albump. 205
Managing Photo Albumsp. 215
Using TypeListsp. 217
Working with File Managerp. 225
TypePad Resourcesp. 229
TypePad Blogsp. 230
TypePad Helpp. 230
TypePad Onep. 233
Blogging Terms 101p. 235
Alternative Ways to Postp. 239
Using Blog itp. 239
Posting via Emailp. 243
Posting via TypePad's Mobile Web Sitep. 244
Using the TypePad iPhone Applicationp. 247
Posting from Third-Party Blogging Applicationsp. 248
Indexp. 252
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