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Improved: Inserting images in WordPress versus TypePad

August 25, 2008 Leave a comment

In a previous post, a month ago, comparing how to insert images in Typepad versus WordPress, I gave TypePad the upper hand. Today, I have to revise this. WordPress has changed the image/media settings, to the better, at least from my point of view. In typical WordPress manner new features are released on Friday afternoon, unannounced, which of course resulted in a barrage of angry and frustrated cries for help in the wordpress.com support forum, because images were suddenly no longer working the way they used to do.  Anyways…what did actually change at WordPress to make me change my mind?

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Good things about WordPress: Changing the URL of your post or page

July 27, 2008 Leave a comment

Sooner or later every TypePad user will realize how different TypePad URLs are displayed in the browser address bar compared to how WordPress URLs display. TypePad truncates your post title, WordPress keeps it as is. Some people even say that WordPress is more search engine friendly than TypePad; I don’t know, I have yet to notice a significant difference.

Nonetheless, one of the nicest features in WordPress is the ability to change your post or page URL, without losing the link. This means that if Google or someone else has linked to your “old” post or page URL and you then change your post or page URL in a later edition of your post or page, it will automatically redirect to your “new” post or page. TypePad cannot do any of this.

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Inserting images in WordPress versus TypePad

July 20, 2008 Leave a comment

One of the biggest differences between TypePad and WordPress is how to insert images in post. As a long-term TypePad user I am really confused by this.

Just like WordPress, TypePad too has an easy “insert image” button/icon in the composer toolbar. But what happens when  you click this button  in WordPress is very different from TypePad. In this post I will try to explain the differences as best I can.  As it turns out, WordPress does have some tricks up the sleeve that TypePad has not. TypePad on the other, seems more straightforward and intuitive for the inexperienced blogger. Which one is better I leave up to you to decide.
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Writing a post in TypePad versus WordPress

June 24, 2008 Leave a comment

A blogger’s first experience with blogging is determined by his or her experience writing and editing and publishing his or her first post. How easy is that in WordPress versus TypePad?

I’m fairly new to blogging. But not to having an online presence. I’ve had a website up and running since 1998, so I do have some experience with web editing tools, ranging from handcoding HTML in Notepad via FrontPage to lastly Dreamweaver. So I know my share of editing tools and my review of WordPress and TypePad as far as editing and managing content goes will be colored by that.

Looking at the screen shots below, bear in mind that TypePad is currently upgrading its composer, and I am still working with the old composer, because my blog is not upgraded yet, so it may look as if TypePad has many fewer options than WordPress. Compared to the new composer, the differences between WordPress and TypePad are not that big. I will get back to that as soon as I too have been upgraded by TypePad.

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