Nowadays it’s very common to find people browsing the web using their mobiles. So, it is always wise to make your blog mobile friendly and easily accessible to those who are viewing your blog in their mobile handsets.
How many visitors visit your website through mobile device? Look at your google analytics and you may be surprised to see how many user visit your site! Is one of your goals to convert these people into paying customers?
The growth of the mobile phones market is incredible! Does your site offer a mobile friendly version for these users? If you are one of the 65 million people who have chosen WordPress for your website, then you have many options for optimizing your site for mobile users.
One of the options available is to move your site to one of the dedicated WordPress Themes that are optimized specifically for mobile devices. If you would prefer to stay with your current theme that’s ok! You can still easily make mobile work for your business. Here are a few of the best WordPress plugins available for mobile website.
WordPress Mobile Pack – The WordPress Mobile Pack is a complete toolkit to help mobilize your WordPress site. It has a mobile switcher, themes, widgets, and mobile admin pane which offer many options. It can be somewhat overwhelming but offers the end users the option to choose between mobile or desktop views.
WP Mobile Detector – WP Mobile Detector automatically detects standard and advanced mobile devices and displays a compatible wordpress mobile theme. It is a simple way to adapt your site that includes 9 themes, widgets, and the ability to create multilingual sites. It also can keep records of access statistics to help you identify your website traffic.
WordPress Mobile Edition – WordPress Mobile Edition is a plugin that shows an interface designed for a mobile device when visitors come to your site on a mobile device. Mobile browsers are automatically detected and the list of browsers can be customized on the settings page. Installation is simple.
If your site is a high volume site (1 million+ page-views per day), here is a great option:
Mobile Admin adapts the WordPress admin UI to be friendly to mobile devices, specifically phones. The iPhone / iPod Touch browser was the first target, but most other mobile browsers are supported at a basic level, and this plugin can be used to customize for specific browsers where desired.
The Mobilize by Mippin WordPress Plugin is configurations free add on. Once installed any cell phone accessing your URL will be redirected to the Mippin rendering of your blog. Mippin renders perfectly for every cell phone type. Even the iPhone renders your blog better and faster than going to the direct PC URL. The look of the mobile rendered site can be optionally be configured by the blog site owner and he/she can add adverts too and get 100% of the mobile ad revenue. This service is absolutely free.
Mobify is a web service that makes it possible to customize every component of the mobile look & feel, adapting it for over 5,000 devices. This plugin detects mobile devices and sends them to the appropriate mobile URL. You must register for a free Mobify account at http://mobify.me in order to create and manage the mobile version.
MobilePress is a free WordPress plugin which turns your WordPress blog into a mobile friendly blog when viewed on a cell phone. MobilePress also allows you to create custom mobile themes for different handheld devices and mobile browsers such as the iPhone, Opera Mini and Windows Mobile.
This is an award winning plugin and it creates an option while logging in to replace the default admin interface with one designed for your phone. It contains both the rich and lite versions of the mobile admin interface. This plugin is designed for use with the Latest version of WordPress, but will work with versions 2.1 and newer.
Wetomo (Web to Mobile) is a service that allows publishers to display their existing web content to users on mobile phones and other handheld devices. This plugin detects when a user is on a mobile phone and automatically redirects them to Wetomo, which acts a proxy between the mobile phone and the WordPress site and adapts the web site content to the mobile phone capabilities.
Need some help making your site attractive to millions of smart phone users? Leave your comments or question below!