August 12, 2011

Glossary of Terms A-L

A

Advanced Template

Advanced Templates allow Pro and above users to edit the source of their blog's template with Typepad-specific tags, HTML and CSS. This should only be used by users comfortable editing template code. You can find more information about this in Overview of Advanced Templates.

Aggregator

An Aggregator is an application used to monitor and retrieve blog or website's content. These types of applications use a website's RSS feed in order to syndicate information.

API

API stands for "application programming interface" and allows other users to interact with an application in order to exchange data. This is commonly used for remote posting clients.

Archives

Archives are where your posts are displayed once they no longer reside on the main page. Your blog can have archives grouped by date (specifically by day, week and month), category and by individual post.

Atom

Atom is a type of feed format used to syndicate your blog. You can find more on this at WikiPedia and Blog Settings: Feeds.

B

Bandwidth

Bandwidth is the measure of data transfered from your account on a monthly basis. Bandwidth is used once a reader downloads content from your blog such as text, images, audio and video. You can find more information on this under Bandwidth Limits.

C

CAPTCHA

CAPTCHA is an acronym for "completely automated public Turing test to tell computers and humans apart." We have introduced this feature as a deterrent to comment spam. Enabling the CAPTCHA is not required. You can find more on this under Blog Settings: Comments.

Categories

Categories are used to organize posts under a particular topic. Categories can be helpful in displaying archived posts as well as filtering in Typepad. You can find more on this under Organizing Posts with Categories.

Custom CSS

CSS is an acronym for Cascading Style Sheet, the language used to define the style of your blog's template. This can include font types, colors for elements like the background of the page and links, and so on.

Custom CSS is a feature we have introduced at the Pro and above subscription levels to add flexibility to a blog's design without using Advanced Templates. This is a very powerful and unique feature as it can help make many design changes to a blog solely using CSS. We do recommend that only experienced CSS users use this tool. You can find more on this under Add Custom CSS.

D

Diskspace

Diskspace is the measure of data stored on a subscriber's account. Each item in an account uses diskspace, including posts, images, and uploaded files. Text files user less diskspace than large files like images, audio and video clips.

Domain Mapping

Domain Mapping allows members at the Plus level and above to use their personal domains with their Typepad account. For instance, example.com could be set as the URL for example.typepad.com. This involves some DNS modification to point the domain to your blog as well as a setup in Typepad to point the domain to the account or specific blog/Photo Album. You can find more information on this under Setting Up Domain Mapping.

F

Featured Post

A Featured Post is moved to the top of your blog so that it is the first post your visitors will see. You can find more information on this under Featuring a Post.

Feed

A Feed is a type of file that contains content from a blogs or other websites. This is used by aggregators to monitor new posts and updates to the blog. This type of file is available in RSS and Atom formats. More information on this can be found under Blog Settings: Feeds.

FeedBurner

FeedBurner is a service that can provide information on a user's RSS or Atom feed usage. It can also be used to provide users with email notifications of updates to a feed. You can choose to publish your FeedBurner feed in place of Typepad's default feeds. You can find more information on this under Blog Settings: Feeds.

File Manager

The File Manager is a tool that allows you to upload new files and manage existing files in your account. You can find more information on this under Using the File Manager.

G

Guest Author

Guest Authors are users that are invited by a blog owner to post on their blog. They can post drafts for review and posts that will be published to the blog without the site owner's review. Guest Authors only have access to their own posts. You can find more information on this under Blog Settings: Authors.

H

HTML

HTML stands for HyperText Markup Language and is a computer language used to format content. With Typepad, you can use HTML in your blog posts and in the blog's sidebar.

I

Insert File

The Insert File icon on the Post page toolbar allows you to upload a file to your account and automatically insert a text link to the file in your post. You can find more information about this in Inserting a File.

Insert Image

The Insert Image icon on the Post page toolbar allows you to upload an image to your account and place the image in your post. You can find more information about this in Inserting an Image.

J

Junior Author

Junior Authors are users that are invited by a blog owner to post on their blog as additional authors. Junior Authors are able to create new posts which are saved as drafts. Blog owners need to approve posts written by Junior Authors before the post can be published to the blog. You can find more information on this under Blog Settings: Authors.

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