iPad hints and tips: orientation lock

If you’re tired of your iPad screen rotating when you don’t want it to you can set the slide switch to lock the orientation of the screen.

By default this is set to be a mute button but since you have the volume buttons right below it this maybe more useful for you.

To do this tap on Settings > General > Use Side Switch to: Lock Rotation.

iPad settings lock rotation orientation

WordPress: What are plugins?

Do you keep hearing bloggers talk about great plugins they’re using? Do you have no idea what they’re talking about? That’s probably because you’re using a WordPress-hosted blog rather than a self-hosted blog (if you don’t know the difference between the two, read this article on WordPress.com vs WordPress.org).

So, what is a plugin?

Plugins are a little apps which you can download and install to extend the functionality of your blog, but only on self-hosted blogs. If you’re using a WordPress hosted blog you just have to make-do with widgets.

You can get plugins which do pretty-much anything, from SEO, to creating a site map,  to helping you to integrate with social media platforms including YouTube, Flickr, Facebook etc.

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