Extra fields support for Typepad

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                                 Enabling extra fields support for Typepad

         Lot of you blog on the Typepad using Contribute and would like to have the support for the extra fields like Extended Entry, Excerpt and Keywords while creating a blog entry from Contribute. The same can be achieved by making a minor modification in the auto-generated template for the corresponding.

How to customize the template:

  Open the DefaultTemplate.dwt in “\..\user\Local Settings\Application Data\Adobe\Contribute\en_US\Sites\SiteX\Templates” in Windows or “user/Application Support/Adobe/Contribute /en_US/Sites/SiteX/Templates” in Mac using any editor. Add the following lines to add the editable region for Typepad support for Extended Entry, Excerpt and Keyword:

Original piece of code:

<div class="entry-content">
<div class="entry-body"><!– TemplateBeginEditable name="Enter Blog Content" –><br/>
<!– TemplateEndEditable –></div>
</div>

and the workspace looks like:

 

 

Add the 3 lines of code as below and the modified code looks like:


<div class="entry-content">
<div class="entry-body"><!– TemplateBeginEditable name="Enter Blog Content" –><br/>
<!– TemplateEndEditable –></div>
<!– Add the following 3 line for the extra fields support of Typepad–>
<!– TemplateBeginEditable name="mt_text_more" –><!– TemplateEndEditable –><br/>
<!– TemplateBeginEditable name="mt_excerpt" –><!– TemplateEndEditable –><br/>
<!– TemplateBeginEditable name="mt_keywords" –><!– TemplateEndEditable –><br/>
</div>

The workspace after the above changes is shown below:

 

 Save the changes and you will see the extra 3 fields to add the content while creating a blog entry.

          It is good idea to create a back up copy of the template for the changes to refer later as in case you remove the connection and create it again then the template will be generated and changes will be lost, in that case you need to make the changes again.

Happy blogging!

 

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