June 16, 2011

Recommended Widgets

With a widget, you can integrate third-party content directly in your blog's sidebar. Widgets can be found by doing an online search, and we've listed our recommended and most asked about widgets below. For information on installing widgets, please go here.


You can include a badge for your Etsy shop in your blog's sidebar. We have details on adding this widget in the Integrating Etsy shop into your Typepad blog article.


If you have a Facebook Fan or Business Page, you can add a Like badge to your blog's sidebar.

FeedBurner Chicklet

The FeedBurner chicklet widget adds a colorful feed icon to your blog's sidebar. Within your FeedBurner account, go to Publicize > Chicklet Chooser to configure and add the widget to your blog. We have additional information on integrating FeedBurner with your Typepad blog here.

FeedBurner Email Subscription

If you want to offer an option for your readers to receive notifications of new posts via email, you can add the email subscription form to your blog's sidebar. See the adding email subscriptions article for more information.


You can add a LinkedIn badge to your blog's sidebar which links to your LinkedIn profile.


Although the ShareThis widget is placed in your sidebar, the magic script places an icon in the footer of each post that allows visitors of your blog to share &/or email the post.

The ShareThis script requires placement to the right of the main content column. We recommend placing the widget at the end of the far right column.


The official Twitter widget can be customized to match your blog's design.


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