Typepad review | a blogging platform alternative to WordPress


Typepad is a blogging platform that is an alternative to WordPress.


With TypePad you can sell your products off the site or run ads to share in revenue from their affiliate program.

Google analytics is integrated and TypePad handles the hosting for you.

As with WordPress, the site is fully optimized for search and, it integrates with Amazon, eBay, Google and Paypal.




  • Company has been around since 2003
  • 14-Day free trial
  • Ability to review theme options PRIOR to setting up an account would be nice
  • Lots of dead links on the site




A hosted blogging alternate to WordPress





With the paid plans (Unlimited, Premium, Enterprise and Business Class) you can add guest bloggers to your posts.

You must select the $14/mo Unlimited plan to unlock customizable designs and the Premium plan ($29.95/mo) for priority support.

Editing your posts is with an easy to use drag and drop interface.

To take a test spin (14 day free trial) you’ll need to give your credit card info.

Support is provided using articles and there is a limited ticket system. I would have liked to see some walk-through videos.





Company Overview

Editor’s note: This information was taken directly from the company’s page 


It starts with easy publishing.  Publish quickly and easily from your computer, mobile or even via email. If you can type you can blog with Typepad!

Fully customize your blog’s design.  Tweak a theme with custom CSS. Use Theme Builder to easily build your own design.

Or design your own template from the ground up. It’s up to you.

They’re reliable. Hosting can be a real hassle — one that gets in the way of blogging.



1 Time or Monthly: Monthly starting at $8.95
Template Selection: Many to choose from
Contract No, they also offer a 14-Day trial
Ease of Use: Fair


Typepad is fully hosted, so you don’t have to bother with the technical details.

Be heard. Get discovered.  Built-in tools and a decade of our experience ensure your blog will get noticed.
Typepad is fully optimized for search and social discovery.
And their Showcase puts the best of Typepad front and center.