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Typepad Blogging Tool

Posted on January 13, 2004 at 10:45 AM in Web/Tech | Permalink

Fellow Typepadder Alex Hung is writing a blogging application for Typepad in C#. This is a brilliant idea, as none of the currently available applications, like Zempt or w.bloggar, work exactly right for Typepad.

UPDATE: Matt Berther has directed me to his Movable Poster application. It's very cool, and has the bonus of having built-in plugins for aggregator programs to enable you to blog directly from an RSS feed.

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My MovablePoster application should handle typepad perfectly.

# Posted by: Matt Berther ( at Jan 13, 2004 1:16:00 PM

It looks pretty good! I'm keeping up with it as well as the Zempt Dev blog (

# Posted by: Joel ( at Jan 13, 2004 1:37:58 PM

Also try SharpMT. Version 2.1, just released, handles Typepad very well. Unlike Zempt or w.bloggar, it can consistently retrieve and edit Typepad posts. Has a tabbed interface, so you can keep multiple posts open at once. Unlike w.bloggar or Zempt, SharpMT is being updated, and the author is extremely responsive to requests -- seriously: I made three suggestions, and within two days there was a new version that addressed all of them.

Has spell check, and there is also a version for Pocket PC, which I haven't tried yet. The disadvantages, compared to w.bloggar and Zempt: It's not as robust an html editor as w.bloggar, and it doesn't yet have a bookmarklet feature comparable to "Zempt This." But those are very small potatoes compared to the ability to edit, manage multiple posts at once, and the sweet, configurable user interface.

Download at:

# Posted by: Mark Schmitt ( at Jan 28, 2004 4:24:22 PM

A question to Mark: tp use SharpMT with Typepad, what is the Web Server Name and CGI-BIN Path that I must indicate in the configuration Options?

Thanks! :)

# Posted by: Mauro Lupi ( at Mar 19, 2004 2:07:43 AM

To use SharpMT you have to use these settings:

Web Server:
CGI-BIN-PATH: /t/api

I use PocketSharp MT to do mobile blogging from my MDA 2

# Posted by: Oliver ( at Mar 28, 2004 6:52:32 AM

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