What are your thoughts on TypePad?

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I think I recently heard Seth Godin say he spends $30 a month to use TypePad because "it just works." That said, does TypePad have some advantages over WordPress? (For what it's worth, I noticed TypePad also has a $10/month option).

How do the two compare? Has TypePad really created something better?
#thoughts #typepad
  • Profile picture of the author danieldesai
    To be quite frank, I'd say that WordPress has more flexibility by far.

    By flexibility I mean that you have more options to customize your site and many popular tools/plugins for websites are made for WordPress.

    While I'm sure there's nothing necessarily wrong with TypePad, the fact remains that WordPress is still the leading software for building a functional site with all the bells and whistles you could ask for.

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  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    Wordpress is better in my opinion. But.... early on in life, i used to say Blogspot was better than Wordpress. Obviously now i think differently lol. If you want to try TypePad, try it. Just know that it won't be the reason why you make alot MORE money this year.
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  • Profile picture of the author Verdatti
    When I think in Typepad, I think in Outdated They used to be like WP a long time ago, but WP evolved while Typepad got stuck in the past.

    Seth Godin would be successful even if he was using Twitter as a blog platform. Have you seen the size and power of his average post?
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  • Profile picture of the author Mark Singletary
    Typepad is hosted so they deal with all the hassles, security, updates, etc. while you are on your own with WP. That is enough for many busy people to choose a hosted solution.

    However, they are owned by EIG (Endurance International Group) - look it up on the forum. This company has an increasing bad reputation for service and support which would eliminate the hosted benefits. They own HostGator and many other hosting companies.

    In the end, all else being equal, it's not the fancy plugins or colors or pretty designs that makes a blog successful because in the end it all turns into plain HTML. It's about using a tool to share your message with those that want and need to hear it, marketing the blog, and then figuring out how to monetize it all (if $$ is the goal). Don't do like I did in the beginning - get slowed down by all the different tech choices. Choose one, get started, and then adjust as you go forward.

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