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Posting to TypePad from FeedDemon

Posted on October 27, 2003 at 01:34 PM in Web/Tech | Permalink

Nick Bradbury has posted a great tip on how to post to a MovableType blog from FeedDemon. I figured there would have to be a way to do the same thing for TypePad.

What you need to do is, in Feed Demon go to Tools > Blog this News Item > Configure Blog Publishing Tools, then click Add. Put TypePad as the Name and enter the following into the Command Line:

Click OK, and you will now be able to blog any news item from Feed Demon directly to TypePad by right-clicking on the news item and selecting Blog This News Item > TypePad (or by pressing CTRL+SHIFT+B if you set it as the default). When you do this, a new browser window will open up which will contain the information about the news item in a form that is pretty much the same as the QuickPost Bookmarklet Form, it will even pull the Trackback info from the news item if it's available. You can then make any other changes to the post, like adding comments or a category, then save the post. Easy!

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Thank you - beautiful use of a beautiful program... I think I'll test it on your tip. :)

# Posted by: Duane Lambe ( at Oct 28, 2003 2:33:09 AM

I have written a hack for WordPress/b2 which does (almost) the same thing. Check it out at

# Posted by: Mark ( at Oct 31, 2003 11:00:12 AM

Help! I am new to blogging and RSS. I cannot get this tip to work: I enter the command line as above, but the entry I've created in this way, named 'TypePad', remains greyed out and I have no 'blog this' right click command. What am I doing wrong? Thanks. (I suspect i should be entering specific information for my weblog -- and I've tried doing this as and where I thought I should, but to no avail. If someone can give me an example, that would be great.)

# Posted by: David Smith ( at Nov 25, 2003 8:02:04 AM

David, you need to make sure of two things:

  • when you cut and paste the command from Glenn's post, it won't paste the whole command by default - it usually stops after "post?" at the end of the first line. Paste the command into a text editor and delete the line breaks, then paste the item into the command line in FeedDemon;
  • secondly, make sure that you are right clicking on the news item in the news list, not in the browser window of FeedDeemon. The news list will appear either between the channel group bar and the browser (if the browser is positioned on the right), or above the browser window (if the browser is positioned on bottom). FeedDemon does not allow you to blog the entry from the browser window. You may also wish to try the shortcut key combination CTRL+SHIFT+B.
  • I hope this helps.

    # Posted by: Jamie ( at Dec 19, 2003 6:21:20 AM

    I'm using this code now, as part of testing out FeedDemon (software), and though it works, I can't figure out how to get the PREVIEW feature in there? Any tips?,ca,ac,ap,cb,ex,tm,kw&__mode=edit_entry&qp_title=$ITEM_TITLE$&qp_href=$ITEM_LINK$&qp_text=$ITEM_DESCRIPTION$

    In the string, where did you get the list of "options" shown with the show= command? I might wish to edit this string, and I don't know which codes may/may not be used here. Is there someplace to see them all from Typepad, and a description of each?


    # Posted by: DrWeb ( at Apr 4, 2004 6:35:34 AM

    I have tried this, but the "TypePad" tool remains greyed out after I enter the above information. Any hints?

    # Posted by: Ray Edwards ( at Apr 13, 2004 6:34:42 AM

    Ray It works perfectly for me! email me if you need any help.

    # Posted by: Mahavir Jain ( at May 21, 2004 9:36:42 PM

    I get an "Access Denied" popup box. Any ideas?

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    # Posted by: John ( at Jul 6, 2004 7:58:13 PM

    I've added this to my FeedDemon config, the menu items are not greyed, but when I try to post I receive an Error pop up with "The system cannot find the file specified."

    I run Firefox as my default browser and have all sorts of interesting goodies installed on this machine for development etc, so it could be a very local conflict. Hopefully not. Anyone have any idea what might cause this?

    # Posted by: Mark ( at Jul 29, 2004 1:38:53 PM

    Appears it is caused by something in the description of the item i was using to test. Perhaps it's too long and requires truncating or includes special characters and requires escaping somehow. Seems this is more or less a bookmarklet - perhaps I can truncate with javascript.

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