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  • Why did I leave TypePad?

    Posted on February 17th, 2009 Alan No comments

    Here is what I provided to Six Apart during the survey I filled out explaining why I left:

    It was too easy to setup WordPress on my personal hosted domain at no extra charge. WordPress has features that I felt should have been included with my TypePad Plus account at no extra charge. For example, the ability to syndicate each category feed. When I read what was necessary to get this to work if I DID have a Pro account I couldn’t believe how unfriendly it was. In addition, I prefer that my blog live on my site. I don’t feel comfortable having it on the TypePad site. TypePad’s support for backup and archival are unacceptible in my opinion. Ironically, it was the announcement email from Six Apart informing me I could pull my posts into Facebook, that started me down the path of cancellation. I could not specify the single category feed which I wanted to pull into Facebook. Finally, when I contacted TypePad about my dissatisfaction with the service, the response I got was not satisfying. It’s been great. Good Luck, it was time for me to move on.

     

    Other  things I like about WordPress:

    • I like how WordPress displays Quoted text
    • When logged in as  admin my weblog displays an edit label  below each post that I can click to start editing that post!

    Other things I found out I didn’t like  about TypePad:

    • An improved editor generated this html when uploading images:
    • <a style=”DISPLAY: inline” href=”http://kleymeyer.typepad.com/.a/6a00d83455ac0969e200e553d1bd918833-pi”><img class=”at-xid-6a00d83455ac0969e200e553d1bd918833 ” title=”Gow” src=”http://kleymeyer.typepad.com/.a/6a00d83455ac0969e200e553d1bd918833-800wi” border=”0″ alt=”Gow” /></a>

       

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