Previewing your post or page

How to preview your WordPress post or page on BlogPad Pro for iPad

There are two different ways to preview your WordPress post or page. You can either go to Posts > Post Options > Preview

Post preview on BlogPad Pro

or you can preview from editing a post by tapping the Post Options button (top right) then Preview:

Post preview on BlogPad Pro

You will then see how your post or page looks in a regular browser. If your WordPress theme supports a different theme for iPad you can view this by tapping ‘iPad Browser’. When you’re finished tap Done.

Post preview on BlogPad Pro

Editing a WordPress blog post on your iPad

How to edit a post on your WordPress blog using the BlogPad Pro app for iPad.

To edit a post click on the orange posts icon and you should see a list of your most recent 10 posts.

Editing a WordPress post on BlogPad Pro for iPad, step 1

When you select the post you want to edit you get these options (below): View summary, Edit settings, Edit content, Preview, Delete, Send to Live, Update from Live, Resolve conflict, Refresh Comments, View comments and Add New Comment:

Editing a WordPress post on BlogPad Pro for iPad, step 2

Edit Settings:

This option allows you to edit your post properties. These include the title, categories, tags, status, visibility, publish date and whether the post allows comments and pingbacks.  Once you have updated this information you can either update to save your changes or cancel to close without saving. You can find more information about post settings including categories, tags, status and publish date here.

Editing content:

Once you select ‘Edit Content’ your post opens up in the edit window.

Tap where you want to type and get blogging!

To select a particular word tap and hold on the screen until this menu appears (below) then tap ‘select’.

Editing your WordPress post wysiwyg iPad app

You can then change the style, cut or copy the text, make it bold, italics, underline, add a link or use ‘Suggest’ to check the spelling. For more information on the edit button and what they do go here.

Editing your WordPress post wysiwyg iPad app

To create a link select the text you want to add the link to and tap the hyperlink icon (below)
BlogPad Pro WYSIWYG hyperlink button

Link Text: the text you are adding the hyperlink to

Link URL: the web address of your link – this should start with http://

Link Title: a description of your link (you don’t need to add this, but it can be good for SEO)

Editing your WordPress post wysiwyg iPad app

Or you can link to published posts or pages within your blog (again this is great for SEO). Just use the search box to search for the post you want to link to and select it.

Editing your WordPress post wysiwyg iPad app

When you’re done tap ‘Create Link’ to add your link and go back to editing.

Editing your post settings

How to change your post settings on your WordPress blog with BlogPad Pro for iPad

Step 1:

Tap on the orange Posts icon on the menu bar.

Step 2:

Then tap on the post you want to edit and you will see the Post Options menu (below).

Editing a WordPress post on BlogPad Pro for iPad, step 2

Edit Settings

This option allows you to edit your post properties. These include the title, categories, tags, status, visibility, publish date and whether the post allows comments and pingbacks.  

Once you have changed this information you can either Update to save your changes or Cancel to close without saving.

BlogPad Pro post settings

To edit categories tap on Categories to see your menu. This displays a list of categories on your blog.

Tap each category you want to attach to the post or click the + button to add a new category.

Editing post categories

To add tags to your post you can either tap to select them from the list of tags or start typing in the box at the top. If the tag already exists just tap in the list to select, or select ‘Add’ to add a new tag.

Post tags

You can also set the publish date (below)

wordpress post publish date

The status options you have are: Draft, Published, Scheduled or Pending.

WordPress post privacy settings

Your post visibility options are: Public, Password Protected and Private. The default setting for this is public.

Post visibility options

Other post settings include excerpt, featured image, post format, sticky, custom fields, slug and whether you show BlogPad Pro credits.

Advanced post settings