Issues Caused By Upgrading To IOS8

Please be aware that upgrading to IOS8 at this stage will cause issues in BlogPad Pro which will result in reduced functionality.

We are currently working on fixes to remedy the problems caused by IOS8 and will issue a new release as soon as possible.

How to fix an issue uploading photos after updating BlogPad Pro

If you have downloaded the latest version of BlogPad Pro you may find that you can no longer upload photos. We’re working to resolve this issue as soon as possible, but in the meantime this should fix the problem for you:

1) Go to “Manage Blogs” (ie tapping on the “B” button)

2) Tap on the right-facing blue arrow for the blog in question to display the “Blog Options” menu

3) From the “Blog Options” menu, tap on “Update Settings From Live”

Once this is done, tap on the “Edit Blog Settings” option from the “Blog Options” menu. At the bottom of the “Edit Local Blog Settings” page, you will find  “User Roles”. In order to have access to all the image options, you will need to belong to any of the following Roles:

*) Administrator

*) Editor

*) Author

If this doesn’t work for you please get in touch with us via BlogPad Pro by going to Help > Ask A Question.

Issues with bbPress Forum Plugin

We have discovered that the bbPress forum plugin is creating issues for some self-hosted WordPress blog users with the latest version of BlogPad Pro (version 1.3). 

The plugin uses some custom user roles which are unrecognised by BlogPad Pro and means that when you add your blog you have really limited user privileges. You won’t be able to add and upload images, publish posts etc.

Now that we’ve become aware of this issue our developer is working on a fix, and this should be ready to resubmit to the App Store soon. 

Please bear with us, it takes a bit of time to get a new version of BlogPad Pro ready for release as we like to do thorough user testing and we also have no control over how long it takes Apple to approve the new version of the app (although generally that takes about a week if it goes smoothly and the queue of apps waiting isn’t too long).

One thing you can try in the meantime is to disable the bbPress plugin. I know this may not be something you want to do, and if the plugin is bundled in with a theme (like for example the Enfold theme) this may not fix the problem unless you temporarily change your theme too. 

Thanks for your patience and your feedback which has helped us to get to the bottom of this issue, and you’ll be notified as soon as the bug fix is ready to download! It’s tough to build an app which works with thousands of custom plugins and themes as it’s impossible for us to have every plugin installed ourselves, but with your feedback we can fix most things 🙂

How to log into your blog

Logging into your WordPress blog using BlogPad Pro is a quick and simple process.

If you’re having problems there are a couple of things you might want to check.

Is your blog WordPress.com hosted or SELF-hosted?

 When you add your blog to BlogPad Pro you will need to choose the correct option either:
  • Add a blog hosted by WordPress
  • Or add a self-hosted WordPress blog
WordPress login screen
If you’re not sure which your blog is, here are some differences which might help you to work it out:
 
Your blog is WordPress.com hosted if:
 
Your blog is a self-hosted WordPress blog if:
  • You go to http://YourBlogURL.com/wp-login.asp OR http://YourBlogURL.com/wp-admin/ to login 
  • You have plugins on your blog
Once you have selected the correct option it should be quite simple to log into your account.
 
IF YOU HAVE A SELF HOSTED BLOG and experience a problem logging in, make sure you are entering the right URL (below).
 
WordPress login screen 
 
You need to enter JUST your URL, e.g. http://YourBlog.com 
NOT the admin or login url which would be http://YourBlog.com/wp-admin/ or http://YourBlog.com/wp-login.php.
 
If have any questions please get in touch, we’re always happy to help!
 
BlogPad Pro is available from the App Store 

Problems with iPad spell check and auto-correct and how to fix them

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. 

iPad spell check problem

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.
 
IOS auto correct problem

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:

  • Auto-capitalization
  • Auto-correction
  • Check spelling
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.