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:
- Job Search
- Photos and Video
- Publishing Tools
While new Widgets for WordPress will undoubtedly be forthcoming in droves, the list currently includes:
- Most recent posts
- Most recent comments
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:
- Customizing RSS Feed Links for WordPress.com and WordPress Sidebar Widgets
- Which WordPress Widgets Would You Want
- Playing With WordPress.com Widgets
- WordPress Widgets – Customizing Your WordPress.com Theme Sidebar