Developing Your WordPress Site Mobile Friendly

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The world is mobile friendly. Your site should be, too!

Your WordPress website needs to be optimized for a mobile-sized screen. This includes smartphones, tablets, and even phablets (those odd devices that are too big to be a phone and too small to be a tablet).

If it’s not, you risk losing readership. Google actually checks for mobile-friendliness when listing search results for mobile users, and websites that load slowly — a real problem on mobile devices — experience higher bounce rates.

Solving the problem with plugins.

We’re fans of using WordPress plugins to quickly tackle our website woes. And it just so happens that WordPress has a few handy-dandy, easy-to-use plugins that will make your site mobile-friendly.

What about responsive themes?

Another popular approach to tackling mobile friendliness is through the use of responsive design. :)

Let’s know more about WPTouch and Jetpack for your wordpress site mobile :

A. WPTouch Mobile Plugin

WPtouch is a mobile plugin for WordPress that automatically enables a simple and elegant mobile theme for mobile visitors of your WordPress website.

The administration panel allows you to customize many aspects of its appearance, and deliver a fast, user-friendly and stylish version of your site to your mobile visitors, without modifying a single bit of code (or affecting) your regular desktop theme.

The theme also includes the ability for visitors to switch between the theme on your mobile WordPress website and your website’s regular theme.

B. Jetpack by WordPress

Jetpack by WordPress.com is a plugin suite that provides your self-hosted WordPress site some of the tools and features from WordPress.com.

One of these features is the Mobile Theme. It’s a clean, fast, lightweight design. If you’ve defined a custom header, background image, or background colour in your desktop theme, the mobile theme will use them as well.

If you’re handy with a bit of code you can customize the theme even further with CSS and PHP.