Blogging on your iPad can be done in several different ways. The three basic ways to blog from your iPad include using Safari to open up your blog through the web browser, using the WordPress app (if you are on a hosted or standalone wordpress app) or using your blogs email features to write a blog post through email.
The most common way to write a blog post is to use Safari to simply open up your blog’s control panel like you normally would do on a computer with Safari, Firefox, Internet Explorer or any other browser. You can access all the functions of your blogging platform through the web browser like normal.
If you have a hosted WordPress (wordpress.com) or a standalone WordPress installation, you can download and install the WordPress App from the iTunes store. While there are some bugs in the app (one that keeps popping up for me is a scrolling issue), it is an efficient editor. If you are writing blog posts to post later, be sure to set the post status to “Draft” instead of “Local Draft” or you won’t be able to access it on your blog later – it will only be on the iPad.
The third way is to use an email->blog function of WordPress or your blogging software. By configuring the settings, you can set WordPress to check a POP mailbox for blog posts, so you can simply send an email on your iPad, phone, or anywhere and it will automatically post to your blog. We’ll cover setting this up in another Q&A this coming week.
Using these three methods, your iPad can become a powerful blogging tool. You can also use any text application to edit your post before publishing, to do spell check and other fine tuning. I took only my iPad to BlogWorld Expo and it was light and easy to post updates with.