The first user experience is always the dashboard. TypePad has a a clean, neat layout with a clear structure. WordPress is more cluttered,telling me what I did today, yesterday, let alone last week, in addition to information about top posts or blogs elsewhere on WordPress. Some people may like it, and it adds to the “community” feel of WordPress, I have to give them credit for that. personally I prefer TypePad, straight to the point: I’m here to blog, not to waste time looking at other blogs. One nice feature about WordPress though is an instant view of your stats, and a list of incoming links. TypePad does not have that. Too bad.
See screenshots below.
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