Have you heard about Google Webmaster Tools? With Google Webmaster Tools, you can view which of your pages are included in Google’s index, see any errors encountered while crawling your site, find search queries that list your site as a result, find out which sites link to yours, and much more. In order to take full advantage of these tools you must first verify your site with Google, thus asserting ownership of said site. This is done by a) adding meta tags to your blog’s HTML or b) by uploading a certain HTML-file. The former is only possible in Blogger, the latter can be done in TypePad and in WordPress, but how?
Are you afraid of the Cookie Monster? In clear words: Are you worried that someone could steal your personal data and, potentially, hijack your blog account? WordPress has apparently done something to help you protect yourself: SSL. Now, when you access your blog administration pages, WordPress encrypts your connection and helps prevent data scavengers from stealing your password and other info.
Finally! No more workaround for making “sticky posts”. No more laboriously changing the date of a post to make it stick to the top, as I explained in a previous post. WordPress has caught up with TypePad and is now offering sticky posts, too, just announced today. Fantastic! I’ve been waiting for this….
So, TypePad versus WordPress, now: TypePad-1, WordPress-1.
One area that many bloggers do not always pay attention to is the front or home page. The ability to customize your home page is one of the most important factors in making your blog attractive and thus keeping visitors on your site. How does wordpress,com compare to typepad.com when it comes to front page customization?
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?
For the first-time blogger, deciding which platform to sign up with, comparing features is important. How much is advertising and how much is truthfully telling what you can really do? Today marks the start of a new series, comparing the features of WordPress and TypePad, as they are advertised on the TypePad Features website and the WordPress Features website.