Notification Center

Say hello to Notification Center — our biggest, baddest update in months. Since the day we released our commenting system, we received a large volume of requests to implement a way that would notify you of new replies made. Reasonable folks that we are, we could not ignore your wish.

The objective was to design a notification mechanist in such a way that it would be both easy and efficient to use across the whole site, regardless of the page you are on. We have also made several modifications to the design and structure of the service itself.

Here are the main changes and the flow of how Teletype functions starting today:

  • Click your profile avatar to launch the Notification Center.
  • Notification Center includes all of the relevant to you updates: comments to posts, replies made, Teletype news, etc. The list of notifications is going to evolve as we go along.
  • A red circle around your profile avatar will signify new, unread notifications.
  • The notification feed will be divided in two sections: unread notifications and everything else.
  • If you turn on your browser’s Push-notifications, you’ll be able to receive new notifications even if Teletype website isn’t loaded.
  • Mobile edition of Teletype has become more adaptive and comfortable to use. More exciting news to follow!
  • We believe nothing should disturb the reading experience, which is why the name, date and view count of a post has moved below on the page.
  • Themes have moved down on our priority list for the time being. We will share more details on how we see them being a part of the experience over the next few updates.

Teletype continues its rapid growth, and for that we wanted to thank our amazing community of writers and contributors. We want to assure you that even though we are unable to reply to each of your emails and suggestions, we read absolutely every single one of it! While this update has been challenging from both technical and design point of view, our top priority has always been keeping access to content as simple as possible.

Thank you for joining us on this ride!

June 27, 2018


HTTPS for Custom Domains

Hello! My name is Nikolay Ivanushkin (@nick-iv). I'm a lead developer in Teletype. Today we added one of the most important features — encrypted HTTPS protocol for all custom domains.

Why do you need HTTPS?

  1. Large groups of people, ranging from intruders and ending with the state, want to stole your data. HTTPS protects you from this.
  2. New Web standards (for example, HTTP 2.0) assume only encrypted data channels. In fact HTTPS is the mandatory standard of sites in 2018.

How do I enable it?

All you need to do is connect the domain. And for a very short time (1—2 minutes) your domain will be accessible via HTTPS protocol, for free and forever. Each browser informs about the security of the site with different ways, mostly a gray or green lock icons.

Do not worry about updating HTTPS certificates, they update automatically when the time comes.

January 17, 2018


Here comes Proxima Nova

Hello, Teletype’s authors and readers! 👋

We brought little visual feature for your blogs — It's another type of font. Now depending on your preferences you can choose between two fundamentally different fonts: elegant and conservative Minion Pro or minimalistic and geometric Proxima Nova.That’s how it looks.

That’s all for now, but we are obstinately working on new big and important features. Stay tuned!

Write and read with Teletype.

January 14, 2018


Teletype Features

Hello. 👋

We dreamt of creating the simplest, easiest, most aesthetically pleasing platform for making blogs. A platform that would inspire people to share their thoughts in the form of texts, one that would look so beautiful you would immediately want to read the articles, regardless of how they’re written.

1. Swiftness of Operation

Teletype loads pages a lot faster and works with more stability than its analogs, thus saving the most important resource in the modern days - time. Everything loads at a blink of an eye. Currently this is one of the fastest blogging systems on the market.

2. Easy Customization

Teletype users can slightly personalize the look of their blogs using “Main color” tab in the settings. Right now there are 6 color patterns that change the color of the buttons and hyperlinks into the desired shade.

3. One Author — Several Blogs

Teletype lets you have not one, but several blogs under different nicknames, dividing them, for instance, by topic, and visually personalizing each one as you wish. That way you can have an 5 number of journals all in one site.

4. One Blog — Several Authors

We created the option of adding users that will be able to write in your journal. This lets you have a media platform or a corporate blog, where several authors can make their contributions. If you do not wish other people to see what name a certain post appears under, simply make that choice in the settings.

5. Drafts

If you haven’t finished a post, save a draft of it. In the Drafts section there will be stored all the unpublished texts that you may, by the way, share with others simply by sending them a respective link. This can come in handy if you would like to submit the draft for someone to edit it, or even for discussing the content of the post with somebody.

6. All Content in One Feed

The main page on the profile is the feed of all your posts one by one. Scrolling through it using one finger, you’ll be able to read all the articles from beginning to end, without having to move to a separate page. An author may change the settings to viewing the posts from the whole text to cuts or previews.

7. Flexible Sharing

We give you complete freedom for setting your sharing preferences as you desire. You’ve got three options. By default, sharing will use the first image in your article. If your post doesn’t have any, Teletype will create a text version with the name of the blog, the name of the post and your profile picture. The third option is where you can upload an image specifically for sharing.

8. A User-friendly Mobile Version

Teletype supports mobile layout, so that all articles look great everywhere, including on the screens of any smartphones or tablets. By the way, you can also edit and customize your texts from all mobile devices, in case you have to quickly correct a typo or add something to the article.

9. Categories

Teletype lets you create your own topics and categories that you can assign to your articles. So, in addition to the main feed, your texts will be divided into sections for your and your readers’ convenience. The maximum number of categories is five.

10. Your Blog is Your Domain

Teletype lets you have your own domain and bind it to the blog, hence preserving the continuity of the name of your company or a project in the following form: And it's absolutely free. The instruction for binding the domain are attached.

11. Fonts

Depending on your preferences you can choose between two fundamentally different fonts: elegant and conservative Minion Pro or minimalistic and geometric Proxima Nova.

In the future we’re planning to allow users to subscribe to a person, which would let authors create their own community. We will make a platform that’s efficient and pleasant to use for writing and reading materials, one that will help you find your audience and interesting authors. There are several major innovations ahead that we will be releasing in the coming months.

Write and read with Teletype.

November 15, 2017
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Custom Domain Mapping to Teletype

Teletype allows you to set domains to all blogs where you are an administrator. If you do not have a domain, then you can buy it through our partner registrar

Step 1: Configure DNS Domain Records

Teletype should understand which domain you want to set to journal, so you need to add a DNS record in the domain settings, either A-Record or CNAME — depending on the domain level.

  • — for subdomains update your CNAME record to (recommended)
  • — to use a second-level domain, you need to set its A-record to

Save the changes. It may take up to 72 hours for the changes to take effect (but usually it's fast).

Step 2. Set Domain to Your Journal

  1. Log in to your journal.
  2. Open the settings.
  3. Find the 'Custom Domain Name' option and type your domain in the enter your domain field.
  4. Click Map Now.
  5. Done.

If something goes wrong, the system will tell you what to do.

October 25, 2017

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