Some annoying things about TypePad: Changing your theme
Both TypePad and WordPress have many templates to choose from. As of writing this post, WordPress comes with 67 different templates or design themes. TypePad has about the same, but it looks more, since most themes come ready in different colors; I counted more than 180 different variations based on 65 themes. In WordPress, only some themes come with customizable colors, so it’s difficult to count how many variations there actually are there. That aside, choosing and previewing a theme is much better in WordPress than in TypePad.
In TypePad you select your theme, scroll down to choose “Preview”, a new window pops up and you get to see your latest post in the selected clad, that’s basically it. Well, at least you get an idea of what your site looks like. In WordPress, select the theme you want to preview, and a Flash application displays your blog. Not just that, you can also click every link and post and item on your site and review your whole site before deciding that this is the theme for you. Very nice, WordPress!