Popular blogging software company Six Apart, in addition to launching Movable Type 4 Beta this week, also announced some updates for TypePad, its hosted blog service. These updates were among some of the most requested in a recent TypePad customer survey.
Prominent among the new features is TypePad pages. Pages found on traditional websites, said Six Apart, like “About Us,” “Our Products,” or “Contact Us,” can now be created in TypePad using a wide variety of new themes and layouts designed expressly for professional and business users. These new themes and layouts can also be used for blog pages as well.
Other new TypePad features include integration with Windows Live Writer and also enhanced visitor statistics such as a graphical presentation showing historical visitor information and a downloadable Excel file for deeper analysis.