Should You Add a Mobile Theme to Your WordPress Blog Or Website?

Mobile internet browsing is growing quickly in popularity.  There are more than 4 billion mobile devices worldwide and their growth is happening 4 times as fast as the internet.

Is your website and/or blog mobile friendly?  If you want your share of that growing traffic, it needs to be.  A mobile theme will make your site easier to navigate and faster to load for mobile device users.  It’s not just a “small screen” version of your site but a version setup specifically for mobile viewers.

If you don’t have a mobile theme installed yet, it’s a quick and easy fix!

WordPress Mobile Pack

WordPress Mobile Pack is a plugin you can install and activate like any other WordPress plugin.  It will help you make your website and blog portable device friendly.

It includes a theme selection so you can pick one in a color that compliments your regular website theme.  Once activated it watches what type of user is visiting and will automatically show the right theme to mobile visitors.

Mobile Pack also includes a mobile admin theme so that you can post and edit from your mobile device.  That’s a nice feature to have if you’ve ever wanted to post to your blog or make an edit while you were out of the office and away from your computer.

The plugin allows to to track your mobile analytics with PercentMobile, get listed on mpexo for mobile sites, and integrates with WP Super Cache.

WordPress Mobile Edition

This is another, simpler plugin you can activate to make your website mobile friendly.  It doesn’t add a mobile admin theme but does automatically detect when a mobile device is visiting your site and shows the mobile version.  It also works with WP Super Cache.

MoFuse

MoFuse bills itself as “The Easiest Way to Be Mobile.”  It’s a paid service that offers many additional tools and services for your website.  It can pull your RSS feed and turn it into a mobile format.  It updates every 15 minutes.

Mobify

This is a free service for many sites including WordPress that supports all of the top devices.  It also gives you a way to customize your site design if you want to.  To use it, just install the Mobify WordPress plugin.

WPTouch

WPTouch is a plugin that creates a mobile theme for your website when it’s being viewed from a touch device.

Mobile Press

Another free WordPress plugin you can use to make your blog portable-device friendly.  With this one you can create custom themes for different mobile browsers.  You can use it with Aduity for showing ads.



Source by Michelle Shaeffer

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