Registering with an External Account
Typepad offers registration through several third party services like Twitter, Facebook, Google, MySpace, etc. To register, you will first log in here, selecting the service of your choice from the Sign in with menu.
Services like Twitter and Facebook will provide a link where you will allow Typepad to access your account information. Other services, like WordPress, will provide a form where you can enter your URL for your blog or site at that service.
After signing in, you will complete the registration form to start your new Typepad account. The email address field is required so Typepad can send you notifications (comment notifications, account alerts, etc.). The email address on your account is not used for signing in; it is just used for notifications. You can update it at any time via Account > Summary.
To sign into your Typepad account, access the log in page and use the Sign in with menu to select the service you registered with. Because you do not have a separate Typepad password, you will need to log in with the third party service whenever you'd like to access your Typepad account.
Adding a Typepad password
When you register with an external account, you can also set up a Typepad password. Sign in to Typepad using your external account and click to the Account settings. Click the "Add a password" link. Then you will be prompted to add a password to your account. Once you have added a password, you can use the email address and password for your account to sign in instead of the external account.
Note: If you do not already have an email address added to your account, you will also need to enter an email address at Account > Summary and click Save Changes. A confirmation email will be be sent to the new address with a unique link to confirm the changes.
When you register through a third party, your password is set in your account at that service. For instance, if you've registered with your Facebook account, you'll need to update your password in your account there, rather than in your Typepad account.
In most cases, Typepad will pull in your user icon from the third party service as the userpic for your Typepad Profile. You can change the userpic by going to the Edit your profile link on the dashboard page. This will not change the user icon for your other account.