Godinterest for Android

General FAQ

  1. What is required to use this App?
  2. How to write a new post
  3. How to write a new page
  4. How to format your post using the format bar
  5. How to add a link
  6. How to add a photo from your library to a post
  7. How to take and add a photo to a post
  8. How to add a video from your library to a post
  9. How to record and add a video to a post
  10. How to save a post draft
  11. How to password protect a post
  12. How to schedule a post to publish at a later date
  13. How to edit a post
  14. How to delete a post
  15. How to manage, edit and approve comments
  16. How to reply to a comment
  17. How to view your blog
  18. How to access your dashboard
  19. How to manage your different blogs

What is required to use this App?

The App works with:

  1. Any device that is running android 2.2 or greater.
  2. Any type of Godinterest.org blogs (free, upgraded student blogs and Pro blogs).

How to write a new post

1.  Tap on Posts.

2.  Tap on the ‘+‘ sign.

3.  Add your title, tags, categories and content.

4.  Tap Send to publish the post or follow these instructions to save as a draft.

How to write a new page

Writing a new page is exactly the same as writing a post except you tap on Pages and then tap on the ‘+’ sign.

How to format your post

The App’s post/page editor uses a HTML editor.

It adds a format bar to the top of your keyboard and you use the formatting buttons on this format bar to format your post.

When you highlight some text, and tap on a formatting button it wraps the text within the proper HTML tags.  The HTML tags control how your text is displayed when your post is published.

For example, if you tap on B it wraps your text in the HTML tags that tell it to make  your text bold and will look like this:

If you don’t select any text, both the opening and end tag will be inserted and the cursor placed in the middle of the tags.  All you need to do is type your text with the tags to apply the formatting.

Don’t stress about the HTML code you see as you write your post.  You quickly learn what it means!

To use you just:

1.  Write your post.

2.  Highlight any text you want to format.

3.  Tap the appropriate formatting button in the format bar to apply.

How to add a link

To add a link to your post you just need to:

1.  Write your post.

2.  Highlight the text you want linked to the website.

3.  Tap on the link button in the format bar.

4.  Add the Link URL and tap Insert.

How to add a photo from your library

1.  Write your post.

2.  Tap on Camera icon.

3.  Tap on Select a photo from gallery.

4.  Tap on the photo you want to use.

5.  The photo is added to your post.

6.  You can edit the image information by tapping on the image in your post.

7.  This launches the Image Setting screen that allows you to add a caption, adjust the size of the image and use as a featured image.

8.   The HTML code for the photo you added when you edit a post looks like below.

How to add a photo by taking a photo

1.  Write your post.

2.  Tap on Camera icon.

3.  Tap on Take a new photo.

4.  Take your photo by tapping on camera icon.

5.  Tap on Save or Discard (to take photo again).

6.  The photo is added to your post.

7.  You can edit the image information by tapping on the image in your post.

7.  This launches the Image Setting screen that allows you to add a caption, adjust the size of the image and use as a featured image.

8.   The HTML code for the photo you added when you edit a post looks like below.

 How to add a video from your library to a post

1.  Write your post.

2.  Tap on Camera icon.

3.  Tap on Select a video from gallery.

4.  Locate the video you want to use and then tap on the video to add.

5.  When added to your new post it will look like this.

6.   When you tap Send to publish the post it will take awhile for the video appear uploaded to your published post depending on the size of the video.

Be patient — it can take several minutes for your video to appear!

The post will show a local draft status while it is uploading:

And here is what the post looks like once the video has uploaded:

Please note:

  • Maximum video file upload size is 32 MB
  • Videos are embedded in your post as a link that says “Click to view video
  • When you click on “Click to view video” it will take awhile for the video to start playing — time taken depends on the size of the video and your Internet Connection speed.
  • To embed your video within a player we recommend you upload your videos to a video sharing website such as YouTube or Vimeo.

7.   The HTML code for the video you added when you edit a post looks like below.

Record and add a video to a post

1.  Write your post.

2.  Tap on Camera icon.

3.  Tap on Take a new video.

4.  Tap on Record and record your video.

5.  Tap on Save or Discard (to take video again).

6.  When added to your new post it will look like this..

6.   When you tap Send to publish the post it will take awhile for the video appear uploaded to your published post depending on the size of the video.

Be patient — it can take several minutes for your video to appear!

The post will show a local draft status while it is uploading:

And here is what the post looks like once the video has uploaded:

Please note:

  • Maximum video file upload size is 32 MB
  • Videos are embedded in your post as a link that says “Click to view video
  • When you click on “Click to view video” it will take awhile for the video to start playing — time taken depends on the size of the video and your Internet Connection speed.
  • To embed your video within a player we recommend you upload your videos to a video sharing website such as YouTube, Vimeo or SchoolTube.

7.   The HTML code for the video you added when you edit a post looks like below.

How to save a post draft

You save a post as a draft if you want to save your post and aren’t ready for it to be published.

1.  Write your post.

2.  Tap on Publish under Status.

3.  Tap on Draft.

4.  Status will now change to draft.

5.  Tap Send to save your draft post.

6.  You will see draft status next to your post and can edit it at any time by tapping on the Editicon.

How to password protect a post

1.  Write your post.

2.  Add your password where it says Password (optional) — just below publish immediately.

It should look like this when you add your password:

3.  Tap Send to publish your post.

4.  When you view your post it will look like this and readers need to enter their password to view the post.


How to schedule a post to publish at a later date

1.  Write your post.

2.  Tap on Edit next to publish time/date.

3.  Tap on the date you want to publish the post on and then tap on Set.

4.  Select the time you want the post to publish and then tap on Set.

4.  Tap Send to schedule your post.

5.  You will see scheduled status next to your post and can edit the scheduled date/time at any time by tapping on the Edit icon.

How to edit a post

1.  Tap on Posts.

2.  Tap on the post you want to edit.

3. Tap on Edit.

4.  Make your changes then tap on Send to update post.

How to delete a post

1.  Tap on Posts.

2.  Tap on the post you want to delete.

3. Tap on Trash.

How to manage, edit and approve comments

 To bulk edit comments:

1.  Tap on Comments.

2.  Select the comments you want to manage.

4.  Now all you need to do is tap on ApproveUnapproveSpam or Delete.

  • Approve – -publishes the comment to your blog
  • Unapprove – removes the comment from your blog
  • Spam – removes the comment from your blog and places it in your spam folder
  • Delet – removes the comment from your blog and sends it to your trash folder where it is automatically deleted after 30 days.

To manage or edit a comment:

1.  Tap on Comments.

2.  Tap on the comment you want to manage.

3.  Now all you need to do is tap on ApproveUnapprove,  Trash, Spam, Edit or Reply.

  • Approve – -publishes the comment to your blog
  • Unapprove - removes the comment from your blog
  • Trash – removes the comment from your blog and sends it to your trash folder where it is automatically deleted after 30 days.
  • Spam – removes the comment from your blog and places it in your spam folder
  • Edit – opens the comment into edit mode where you can edit comment content
  • Reply – opens reply where you can reply to a comment directly from inside the App rather than directly on your blog.

 How to reply to a comment

1.  Tap on Comments.

2.  Tap on the comment you want to reply to.

3.  Tap on Reply button.

4.  Type your reply and then tap Send Reply.

How to view your blog

Tap on View Site.  

This loads your blog so you can view inside the app or you can use the link to open it in Safari.

How to manage your different blogs

You can manage more than one blog using the App.

To change which blog you are accessing inside the App you just tap on the blog title in the drop down menu.

For example,  currently the app is connected to Mrs W and Room 13 Bloggers dashboard.


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