Have you found that your iPad or iPhone has recently started auto-correcting perfectly normal words to really strange ones?
This can happen in any IOS app which uses Apple’s built-in auto-correction, auto-complete and spell-checking mechanisms. This includes BlogPad Pro, although we’re currently looking into other options to get around this issue.
But why does this happen?
IOS uses a unique dictionary which ‘learns’ new words depending on the words you use. If you reject an auto-corrected word twice, the dictionary assumes the new word is correct and adds it to the dictionary.
This can result in strange phrases and misspelled words replacing proper words.
So what can I do to fix the problem?
One way of fixing this is by disabling these features. To do this go into your iPad or iPhone settings:
Settings > General > Keyboard
Once you’re in keyboard settings here are three options you can disable:
Another option is to reset your keyboard to factory settings.
To do this go to your iPad or iPhone settings:
Settings > General > Reset > Reset Keyboard Dictionary.
Please bear in mind that this sets your keyboard to default settings and will delete all custom words.
A really common question is: How do I flick between open apps on my iPad?
If you’re finding it a pain when you need to be looking at an open web page and editing your blog at the same time, you don’t need to keep pressing the home button to close one app and open another, you can flick between running apps with a horizontal four-finger swipe.
Not working? You might need to enable multitasking gestures.
Go to: Settings > General > Multitasking Gestures and make sure the toggle is set to ‘ON’.
The four finger swipe can also be used to do these things:
Four finger swipe to return to Home screen
Four finger swipe up to reveal multitasking bar
Four finger swipe left or right to switch between open apps
No. At the moment the BlogPad Pro app is only available for WordPress.com and WordPress.org (self-hosted) blogs. We may build in support for other blogging platforms in future releases, this depends on the customer feedback we get.
Let us know which blogging platforms you use and which you would like to see included in our iPad app!
Yes, you can add photos from your iPad’s camera roll or from your WordPress media library* when blogging offline using BlogPad Pro.
When you’re connected again you simply sync your blog (or upload the post you were working on) and any new photos will get added to your online WordPress media library.
Please note: You can’t add an image from URL when you’re offline.
*Only a small number of media library items are downloaded when you add your blog to BlogPad Pro. If you want to be able to browse all items in your media library while you’re offline you will need to sync and download the library before you go offline.
Should we also connect the app to social media sites so you can retrieve your photos from there? Let us know which sites you use for photos and whether this feature is important to you for future versions of BlogPad Pro.