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The Blog Widget Competition Begins

WordPress announced WordPress Widgets to accessorize the sidebar in WordPress.com Themes, then announced a WordPress Plugin for any full version WordPress user or WordPress Theme designer to incorporate WordPress Widgets into their Themes. Now, Typepad is launching Blog Widgets to accessorize Typepad blogs.

The race is on.

WordPress was first out of the gate, but so far, with the latest announcement from Typepad, Typepad is winning with quantity. Here is a list of some of the 32 blog accessorizing and customization features, Widgets, available from Typepad:

While new Widgets for WordPress will undoubtedly be forthcoming in droves, the list currently includes:

  • Pages
  • Categories
  • Links
  • Feeds
  • Most recent posts
  • Most recent comments
  • meta/admin
  • Text

Now that the race has started, stay tuned for a ton of new WordPress Widgets, and who knows how we will all benefit from the competition.

For more information on how the WordPress Widgets work at accessorizing your WordPress Theme sidebar, see:


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8 Comments

  1. Posted April 2, 2006 at 8:11 am | Permalink

    Although typepad has more widgets then, WordPress but wordpress rocks in speed, so no fear from the difference of both the lists length, WordPress is cool.

  2. Posted April 2, 2006 at 9:11 am | Permalink

    As I posted in my blog, at this point both Typepad and WordPress seem be equal in what I call the “Widget Wars”. :D But maybe Typepad has a slight edge due to more apps. But the future looks strong for both!

  3. Posted April 5, 2006 at 7:38 pm | Permalink

    In less than 24 hours, I have already encountered seven themes and seven widgets. It was enough to start a WordPress Widgets blog! We’ll see what tomorrow brings.

  4. Posted May 11, 2006 at 1:49 am | Permalink

    Typepad just released a new set of widgets that include this one from Stylehive.com — shows photos of all your favorite things

    http://www.sixapart.com/typepad/widgets/content/stylehive.html OR, if you don’t have a Typepad account and just want to cut and paste the html into your blog, click on the widget on my blog and get your own http://reuben.typepad.com

  5. Posted September 14, 2006 at 8:20 pm | Permalink

    Hi – I don’t have a TypePad or WordPress version yet, but I have just launched a fun new Daily Painters Widget that can be pasted into any blog or web page. Displays a rotating selection of new paintings from over 40 ‘one-a-day’ painters.

    Check it out: dailypainters.com/daily_painters_widget.php

  6. Posted October 27, 2006 at 1:04 pm | Permalink

    Take a look at our our new blog email alert system… we made a javascript that puts a email alert button on any blog… cool thing is that users can even filter their alerts http://www.znitch.com

  7. Posted January 9, 2007 at 1:54 am | Permalink

    one thing make the difference.
    most typepad’s widget (afaik) made by sixapart.
    most wp widgets made by community.

    you cant beat the wp community!

  8. Posted May 20, 2007 at 2:22 pm | Permalink

    And the world of widgets continues to grow! WordPress is the best though.


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