August 12, 2011

Glossary of Terms M-Z


Mixed Media Layout

The Mixed Media Layout is a layout designed to display a mix of text, photos, video, audio and other types of media. Learn more.


Moblogging, short for Mobile Blogging, is the ability to add posts to your blog via email or a mobile device.


Moderation is the option to hold comments for approval. All comments posted to a moderated blog will remain unpublished until the Author of the post has approved them. Learn more.



Pages can be added to your blog in order to have static content, like a traditional website. Unliked posts, pages are not organized by date. Learn more.


Pagination allows your blog to return a subset of all of your blog posts or comments to a specific page. The first page of results will display a given number of posts or comments, for example 20, and then include a link to the next page.That page would have another 20 posts listed and a link to both the next page and previous page.

Password Protection

Password Protection requires visitors to enter a username and password to view the site. Learn more.


The Permalink is the permanent location for an individual blog post. When a post is no longer displayed on the Main Index, it is still always accessible at the Permalink location.

Photo Album

Photo Albums are a Typepad-specific feature for organizing and sharing photos. Learn more.


Podcasting is a method of sharing media files posted to your blog. Readers can subscribe to a Podcasting feed to receive updates of new files. These are usually audio files, though they can be any type of multimedia files including video. Learn more.


A Post is an entry on your blog which is ordered by date.


Referring Address

A referring address is the URL for the link that a visitor follows to visit a website. Learn more.


A mobile-friendly website is considered responsive as the site adjusts in response to viewing on different sized devices. Responsive designs look good on mobile phones, tablets, and large monitors. Learn more.

Rich Text

The Rich Text editor is a tool in Typepad that allows for easy formatting of content in a post and page. Formatting such as italics, bolding and links can be added without the use of HTML. Learn more.


RSS stands for "Really Simple Syndication" and is a type of file format used by aggregators to monitor syndicated web content. More technical information can be found at Wikipedia. For information on enabling feeds, see the Knowledge Base article on Feeds.



The Stats feature tracks the number of page views for blogs and Photo Albums, and the referring pages. Learn more.



TypeLists can be used to create lists of books, CDs, websites, blogs, or any other media. TypeLists can be added to a blog's sidebar. Learn more.



A URL is commonly called a web address and is usually shown in the address bar of a web browser. More technical information can be found at Wikipedia.



A widget is a piece of content or functionality provided by a third-party which can be added to a blog or website. Learn more.



XML is another format for syndication of blog posts. An XML feed is interchangeable with an RSS feed. For more technical details, please see Wikipedia.

Updated 18 January 2017

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