Feed integration goes mainstream

Mena Trott (Six Apart): "We're launching a solution for TypePad next week to inline RSS (i.e., subscrbe to RSS Feeds from your Blog) that won't require playing with script."

from Tony Gentile's buzzHit!

It seems that everyone is following on now. FeedBurner launched its BuzzBoost feature a couple of weeks ago, and now it seems TypePad is going to offer the same thing. WordPress has had similar functionality with a plugin for at least six months now. RSS Digest launched doing the same thing, though in a more advanced way, than any of these offerings, in mid 2004.

Thankfully FeedDigest has kicked everything up another notch, but perhaps we'll see more advanced digest features from everyone else in a year or so. It's going to be fun!


  1. To be clear, Movable Type’s offered this functionality as a plugin for about 3 years, but this marks the first time it’s being made this easy for an average end user who doesn’t want to install software.

    Posted August 1, 2005 at 5:24 pm | Permalink
  2. Oh, yes, I definitely should have been more clear. I have only just begun to use MT 3 (via TypePad Pro which I just signed up for), but yes, I have seen several plugins for this functionality in MT.

    Of course, most MT users have been competent webmasters, whereas a lot of RSS Digest and Feed Digest users are not technical at all. Integrating this idea direct into MT will help those people a lot, and save them hassling their resident techie to get in on the action :)

    Thanks for dropping by, Anil!

    Posted August 1, 2005 at 7:18 pm | Permalink
  3. Very cool. It should be pointed out that, at this point, the user experience of MT3 is a lot different than TypePad. There’s a free version of MT if you want to check out what the latest looks like, and I’d suggest MT3.2, which is in beta now and very easy to install, plus it includes some user interface features that even TypePad doesn’t have yet.

    Posted August 2, 2005 at 3:56 am | Permalink