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February 2, 2007: How to Hack Anything
Comments: 3 | Categories: Advanced Templates , Changes + Updates , Corrections , Reference , TypePad Hacks
If you left a comment anytime between the launch of the new design and a few minutes ago, you may have noticed a nasty little bug that was causing the comment preview to display in the first sidebar instead of... Read full article

July 29, 2006: Update Your Advanced Template Blog To Make Technorati Tags Visible
Comments: 3 | Categories: Advanced Templates , Blog Tools , Corrections , Issues
Craig McGinty wrote in with an update on using the new built-in Technorati Tags in TypePad. It turns out that blogs using Advanced Templates will need to update their template code before the feature will work. It's pretty easy, though,... Read full article

April 29, 2006: Hosting HTML Pages with TypePad
Comments: 4 | Categories: Advanced Templates , Corrections , Hacks for Layout + Design , Hacks for Navigation
In my post on creating a landing page, I said: TypePad doesn't allow you to host HTML pages created outside the blog. And now I need to issue a correction… because it turns out that you can create standalone HTML... Read full article

April 24, 2006: PSA: Use Caution with this Hack, or Better Yet, Wait for the Feature
Comments: 0 | Categories: Corrections , Dialogue , Hacks for Comments , Hacks for Trackbacks , Issues , News , Six Apart , TypePad

5.4.06 If you read the comments on my recent post about CAPTCHAs, you noticed that Colleen at TypePad posted some very interesting info there about a powerful hack to combat spam. But be warned, this hack is in beta right now… I honestly must recommend that you hold off using it for the present until a few issues are resolved with the way it implements.... Below are Colleen's comment, Michael's response, and the warning that TypePad has posted on the IP banning page: The IP banning page can be used to block keywords, URLs, email addresses, etc: Posted by: Colleen | April 19, 2006 at 11:23 AM The word banning hack that Colleen posted about above is definitely a hack, and we're working on turning it into a real feature.... Posted by: Michael Sippey | April 22, 2006 at 05:33 PM I want to quote the warning from the IP banning page in full, since there is definitely a call to use caution if you play with this hack: When adding keywords or URLs to your comment ban list, be careful with words that can be used to form other partial words.... This means words like "theme," "therapist" and "theatre" would be banned from being used in a comment, even though they are not on the comment ban list.

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April 4, 2006: Comments Feed Fixed! Yay!
Comments: 6 | Categories: Corrections
Update 4.10.06: The comments feed is now working and the instructions have been fixed and updated so that you can easily create a comments feed which validates perfectly. The new code used in the tutorial was found here. Many thanks... Read full article

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