WordPress iOS App

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 create a numbered list
  7. How to create an unordered list (bullet points)
  8. How to add a photo from your library to a post
  9. How to take and add a photo to a post
  10. How to add a video from your library to a post
  11. How to record and add a video to a post
  12. How to save a post draft
  13. How to password protect a post
  14. How to schedule a post to publish at a later date
  15. How to edit a post
  16. How to delete a post
  17. How to manage, edit and approve comments
  18. How to reply to a comment
  19. How to view your blog
  20. How to access your dashboard
  21. How to add multiple blogs to the  app
  22. How to remove blogs from the app
  23. How to manage your different blogs


What is required to use this App?

The App works with:

  1. Any device that is running iOS version 6 or greater.
  2. All GOD.AG blogs (free, upgraded student blogs and Pro blogs).

Screenshots used in this documentation are from an iPad running iOS 7.

How to write a new post

1.  Tap on the ‘+’ sign on Posts.

2.  Add your title and content.

3.  Tap on Post Settings icon.

4.  Add your categories and tags then tap Back.

5.  Tap on Publish 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.


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.

5.  Here is what it will look like:

How to create a numbered list

To add a numbered list to your post you just need to:

1.  Write your post.

2.  Tap on ol button where you want to add your number list.

3. Tap on li button where you want to add your first numbered point.

4.  Type the text for your first number point.

5 .  Move your cursor to next line.

6.  Tap on li button to add the tag for your next numbered point.

7.  Type the text for your second number point.

8.  Continue the process to add each new numbered point.

9.  When you publish your post your number list will look like this.

How to create an unordered list (bullet points)

To add an ordered list to your post you just need to:

1.  Write your post.

2.  Tap on ul button where you want to add your bullet points.

3. Tap on li button where you want to add your first bullet point.

4.  Type the text for your first bullet point.

It should looks somethings like this:

5 .  Move your cursor to next line.

6.  Tap on li button to add the tag for your next bullet point.

4.  Type the text for your second bullet point.

5.  Continue the process to add each new bullet point.

6.  When you publish your post the bullet points will look like this.

How to add a photo from your library

1.  Write your post.

2.  Tap on hide keyboard.

3.  Tap on Photo icon.

4.  Tap on Add Photo from Library.

5.  Tap on the photo you want to use.

6.  Tap on the size you want to use.

  • For best results use Large (1024 x 1024) or smaller image size.

7.  Once it is fully uploaded the message will change from uploading to the size of the photo that was uploaded.

Here’s what it should look like:

8.  Tap on Back to return to your post.

9. Now you can either:

  • Preview your post to see what your post looks like – tap on the View Icon.
  • Edit your post to make more changes.
  • Tap on Post Settings icon to edit post settings.
  • Publish your post – tap on Publish.

When you edit your post the HTML code for the photo you added looks like below.

Tap any where in your post content to reveal your keyboard:

How to add a photo by taking a photo

1.  Write your post.

2.  Tap on Hide keyboard.

3.  Tap on Photo icon.

4.  Tap on Take Photo.

5.  Take your photo by tapping on Shutter button.

6.  Tap on Use or Retake (to take photo again).

7.  Tap on the size you want to use.

  • For best results use Large (1024 x 1024) or smaller image size.

7.  Once it is fully uploaded the message will change from uploading to the size of the photo that was uploaded.

Here’s what it should look like:

8.  Tap on Back to return to your post.

9.   Now you can either:

  • Preview your post to see what your post looks like – tap on the View Icon.
  • Edit your post to make more changes.
  • Tap on Post Settings icon to edit post settings.
  • Publish your post – tap on Publish.

When you edit your post the HTML code for the photo you added looks like below.

Tap any where in your post content to reveal your keyboard:

 How to add a video from your library to a post

1.  Write your post.

2.  Tap on hide keyboard.

3.  Tap on Photo icon.

4.  Tap on Add video from Library.

5.  Tap on the video you want to select.

6.  Tap on Use.

7.  Once it is fully uploaded the message will change from uploading to the size of the video that was uploaded.

Here’s what it should look like:

9.  Tap on Back to return to your post.

10. Now you can either:

  • Preview your post to see what your post looks like – tap on the View Icon.  Videos are embedded in your post in HTML 5 format.  Not all web browsers support HTML 5 videos and your video embedded won’t play in those web browsers (e.g. Safari on an iPad and FireFox).
  • Edit your post to make more changes.
  • Tap on Post Settings icon to edit post settings.
  • Publish your post – tap on Publish.

Please note:

  1. Maximum video file upload size is 32 MB
  2. Videos are embedded in your post in HTML 5 format.  Not all web browsers support HTML 5 videos and your video embedded won’t play in those web browsers (e.g. Safari on an iPad and FireFox).

When you edit your post the HTML code for the video you added looks like below.

Tap any where in your post content to reveal your keyboard:

How to record and add a video to a post

1.  Write your post.

2.  Tap on hide keyboard.

3.  Tap on Photo icon.

4.  Tap on Record video.

5.  Record your video.

6.  Tap on Use Video.

7.  Once it is fully uploaded the message will change from uploading to the size of the video that was uploaded.

Here’s what it should look like:

Here’s what it should look like:

9.  Tap on Back to return to your post.

10. Now you can either:

  • Preview your post to see what your post looks like – tap on the View Icon.  Videos are embedded in your post in HTML 5 format.  Not all web browsers support HTML 5 videos and your video embedded won’t play in those web browsers (e.g. Safari on an iPad and FireFox).
  • Edit your post to make more changes.
  • Tap on Post Settings icon to edit post settings.
  • Publish your post – tap on Publish.

Please note:

  1. Maximum video file upload size is 32 MB
  2. Videos are embedded in your post in HTML 5 format.  Not all web browsers support HTML 5 videos and your video embedded won’t play in those web browsers (e.g. Safari on an iPad and FireFox).

When you edit your post the HTML code for the video you added looks like below.

Tap any where in your post content to reveal your keyboard:

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 Hide keyboard.

3.  Tap on Post Settings icon.

4.  Tap on Published under status.

5.  Tap on Draft.

6.  Tap on Back icon to return to editing your post.

5.  Tap on Save.

How to password protect a post

1.  Write your post.

2.  Tap on Hide keyboard.

3.  Tap on Post Settings icon.

4.  Tap on Public under visibility.

5.  Select Password Protected.

Please note:  

  • Password Protect – The post is protected with a password you set. Any user that has the password can view a protected post.
  • Private – Posts are only visible to blog Editors and Administrators.

6.  Enter your password in the password field and then tap on Back to return to editing your post.

7.   Tap on Save or Publish.

How to schedule a post to publish at a later date

1.  Write your post.

2.  Tap on Hide keyboard.

3.  Tap on Post Settings icon.

4.  Tap on Immediately under Publish.

5.  Select the date and time then tap on Back to return to editing post.

6.  Tap on Schedule.

How to edit a post

1.  Tap on Posts and then tap on the post you want to edit.

2.  Make your changes then tap on Update.

How to delete a post

1.  Tap on Posts.

2.  Swipe left across the post you want to delete to reveal the Delete button.

3. Tap on Delete.

How to manage, edit and approve comments

 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 Reply.

How to view your blog

Tap on View Site.  

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

How to access your dashboard

Tap on View Admin.

This loads your blog dashboard where you can change your theme, add widgets, activate plugins, change settings etc.

How to add multiple blogs to the  app

You can manage more than one blog using the App.

To add other blogs to the app you just:

1.  Tap on Settings.

2.  Tap on Add A Site.

3.  Tap on Add blog hosted at Godinterest.org.

4.  Add your username, password and tap on Sign In.

5.  Select the blogs you want to add then tap Add Selected.

How to remove blogs from the app

To remove blogs from the app you just:

1.  Tap on Settings.

2.  Tap on Edit.

3.  Tap on the ‘-‘ button to the right of the blog title you want to remove.

4.  Tap on Remove.

5. Tap on Done.

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 title of the blog.

For example,  currently the app is connected to Mrs Waters Class blog.

Tapping on Britannys Blog connects the app to Britannys Blog.

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