How to add categories to your post

To add categories to your post tap on your post to launch the Post Options menu and select ‘Edit Settings’ (below)

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

Alternatively if you’re already editing the post you can tap on the settings icon (top right) to get to your post options (below):

WYSIWYG blog editing ipad

Both will take you to this screen. BlogPad Pro post settings

You can see the categories already selected for this post (in this case 1950s, Vintage and Cinema). To add more or edit these tap to view the Category menu. Then just tap each category you want to attach to the post or click the + button to add a new category.

Editing post categories

View your blog’s tags

How to see your WordPress blog’s tags on BlogPad Pro for iPad

You can view all your tags by tapping on the green ‘Tags’ button in the left menu. If you have lots of tags on your site (and I think most people probably do) you might find it easier to search for tag you’re looking for in the search box.

Another way of viewing your blog’s tags is by sorting them. You have the choice of sorting either by Number of Posts (Most First), Number of Posts (Least First), Tag Name (A-Z) or Tag Name (Z-A).

WordPress blog tags on BlogPad Pro for iPad

You can also view all posts related to a particular tag by tapping on the tag and the selecting ‘View Posts’.  

WordPress blog tags on BlogPad Pro for iPad

This takes you to the ‘Posts’ list filtered by the tag you selected. Just tap the ‘x’ to clear this selection and show all posts again.

WordPress blog tags on BlogPad Pro for iPad

WordPress: What are tags?

Tags are the lifeblood of your blog, they help other people to find your posts and provide a useful way of grouping your posts by topic.

Do I have to use tags

No, you don’t have to use tags. However, they can be very useful so I would recommend using them. You can use as few or as many tags as you like on each post.

What are tags?

Tags are words, rather like keywords, which help describe what your post is about.

What is the difference between tags and categories?

There are no hard and fast rules about this but basically categories are for a broad grouping and tags are more specific. For example if your blog is about food and your post is about lasagna, you would perhaps use the categoriesRecipes, Pasta, Dinners and the tags: lasagna, tomato, beef, cheese.

I use categories for organising my blog and tags for telling people what a post is about.

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View your blog categories

How to see your WordPress blog categories with BlogPad Pro for iPad

To see the categories on your WordPress blog tap the purple ‘Categories’ button in the left menu. You then see a list of the categories you have used. You can scroll through these, or search using the search box.

You can also sort them by name, either A-Z or Z-A.

View your WordPress blog categories in BlogPad Pro for iPad

You can also select a category and delete it (see below)

View your WordPress blog categories in BlogPad Pro for iPad

 

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