Customization: TypePad versus WordPress
Customizing your theme is way better in TypePad than in WordPress. Well, this is a half-truth. In the TypePad “Basic” account at $4.95/month you have pretty much the same options as in WordPress: You can select which content too use, and where to put it, drag and drop. There are slight differences, but basically both TypePad and WordPress offer the same functionality here. WordPress uses “widgets”, TypePad calls it what it is, plus they have something called “Typelists”, where you determine your own content.
Then comes the TypePad “Plus” account at $8.95/month…now we start talking. Here you can design your own template from scratch: colors, number and width of columns, header, sidebar content, fonts and styles. You are not in total control, but almost.
If you go one step up for the TypePad “Pro” account at $14.95/month you have full control of the HTML in your templates. I had that account, but I did not use it to the full, so I downgraded to Plus, that’s more than sufficient for my needs.
So, how does the customization look like in TypePad and WordPress?