Catherine "Cat" Seda

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

TypePad or WordPress

I know, I know. I *should* upgrade from Blogger to TypePad or WordPress. Now that my new site is live, that's on my To-Do list. Even though I know which one I'll choose, which do you recommend? Why? If you've used both, please say so. Your comments will help entrepreneurs who also need to make this choice. Thanks!


  • I would say WordPress - it's my choice for a few reasons. (i'm real good at tweakin' it) but the evergrowing list of plugins available will make for a better than average seo program.

    Cat, you've got a pr5 blog at blogger:( Are you going to theme the blog to match your great new site design?

    I think more designers (not all designers) have an understanding of how WordPress themes are put together vs TypePad. For new companies, it may be easier to theme their blog to match their company site, that is one consideration.

    By Anonymous knox, at 12:51 AM  

  • Okay! That's "1" for WordPress.

    I started with Blogger because I wanted to test it, figuring I'd move to another platform after my web site was, obviously other projects have taken priority. :-)

    Thanks Knox, for your feedback.

    By Blogger Cat Seda, at 6:36 PM  

  • I would also recommend WordPress. I will be honest and say I don't have any blogs running on TypePad, but I can say setting up a WordPress blog, even if you go with one of the native themes, is a breeze.

    What are you thinking of doing as far as not loosing your link popularity? A 301 redirect? Is there a way to do that through Blogger?

    By Blogger manny hernandez, at 11:55 AM  

  • We just moved from Blogger to WordPress a few days ago. Blogger is like kindergarten and now we are growing up. We are loving it and making small adjustments and improvements every single day.

    Live Your Dreams,


    By Anonymous, at 10:08 AM  

  • I have not used WordPress, but I am quite pleased with TypePad. A new feature on TypePad allows you to create Web (hosted by TypePad) to be link to from your blog. Haven't used it yet, but sounds useful.

    Good luck with your choice.

    By Anonymous Rich Rosa, at 3:10 PM  

  • Thanks, Jill. Three votes for WordPress. Anyone use Typepad? Has anyone used both and can compare the two?

    By Blogger Cat Seda, at 6:47 PM  

  • Ah, there's one vote for TypePad. Thanks, Rich.

    Manny, I'm not sure what I'll do yet about my link popularity. I've haven't gotten that far. :-)

    By Blogger Cat Seda, at 7:03 PM  

  • I blog at Typepad and find it very simple and content-focussed without needing to worry about anything too techie. Achieved a Google PR 4 in only 6 months and about 20 posts.

    By Anonymous Paul, at 4:38 PM  

  • Thanks Paul! Congrats on the Google PR 4. :-)

    By Blogger Cat Seda, at 7:11 PM  

  • I use Wordpress and luv it because there's such a community of support behind it. Plugins make it so customizable. When I've gone to Typepad to just comment on people's blogs, I had to join up just to comment so I didn't both.

    By Anonymous Mind Mart, at 2:36 PM  

  • That's a good point--a few times I've wanted to post a comment on other folks' blogs but because I had to log in first, I ended up leaving instead. I didn't pay attention to the platform.

    Hey TypePad users, are your readers required to log in before posting comments?

    By Blogger Cat Seda, at 4:29 PM  

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