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How to make Blog visible in mobile devices?

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by therealmadhatter, May 21, 2011.

  1. therealmadhatter

    therealmadhatter Regular Member

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    Is there a plugin or something to make a site or blog viewable on mobile devices like iPhone, Nokia N8 etc

    Thanks
     
  2. zebracross

    zebracross Registered Member

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    Blogger already compatible with this (if you turn it on via draft.blogger.com) for self-host wordpress blog, you can use this hxxp://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wordpress-mobile-edition/
     
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  3. needlinks

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    There a few of them for WP. Play around with them and see which one displays the best with the fastest loading time on a mobile devise.
     
  4. therealmadhatter

    therealmadhatter Regular Member

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    Can some one name those plugins
     
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    if you use wordpress you can use wptouch. works very well.
     
  6. shamik

    shamik Newbie

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    If you have a WordPress blog, from the dashboard in the the admin panel click on Plugins tab on right side of page the click on add new in under it. Type mobile in the search box and you will get pages of plugins associated with mobile. There are too many to try to list them.

    What I normally do is start trying the ones with the most stars until I get one that
    works the way I want.
     
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    clau82 Junior Member

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    I would also say wp touch, is the best I tested so far. There are many popping up lately though so you might wanna experiment more
     
  8. therealmadhatter

    therealmadhatter Regular Member

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    Good tip sir.
     
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    zoddyzz Newbie

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    I like wptouch but if you dont get the PRo version as in paid they are not very helpful in the support forums... they actually have two forms one for the free edition and one you can only get access to when u buy the product and I can tell u like 10 questions that I never got an answer for in the normal forums I got answered right away in the pro. it has a few more features as well, but there are lots of alternatives out there, just type in best mobile plugins for wordpress in google and let the searching begin
     
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    theres a couple themes for wp. I shared several in the downloads section recently. take a look.
     
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    threio Newbie

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    Right on the money, I use WP Touch also, it works well but the FREE support SUCKS!!!
     
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    one i would stay away from is Wordpress Mobile Pack. I uninstalled that months ago and am finding out today that it is still causing duplicate issues on my blogs in google webmaster tools, it is attaching the switcher to my links, been trying to track down how to kill this plugin for good right now i am setting google to ignore it, terrible plugin
     
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    threio Newbie

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    Indeed, I had the same problem with this plugin, created 460 crawl errors after de-activation!
     
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    spirit of $ Registered Member

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    I had the same problem, so please don't use for this needs:
    WordPress Mobile Pack
     
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    I agree with WPTouch .... it has an easy setup. The support for the free edition is pretty bad. The support forum really tries (indirectly) to make you purchase the Pro version.

    But you really do not need it if you are willing to keep your blog relatively simple. Special shortcodes are not supported in the free version and there is no shortcode filter in the free version either. So if you are using themes that are dependent on specific short codes (like woothemes or elegantthemes) then you need to either strip out the shortcodes on your actual blog or live with the html tags that will be littered on your mobile optimized site.

    so WPTouch (free) is good for most basic blogs....
     
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    I tried to use WPTouch (Not Pro) for my wordpress site, but when I test on mobile site, it didn't optimize for mobile device.

    WPTouch works for your site for mobile device?
     
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    So far I tried free version of "wptouch", "WordPress Mobile Pack", "wordpress mobile detector", even though all them can improve rating for mobile device.

    However, when I really check those wordpress on mobile testing site, it didn't show mobile device friendly.
     
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    alctrz56 Newbie

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    I use WPTouch.
     
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    SahL Elite Member

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    Use mobi press its the simplest and the best.
     
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    Is this what we are talking about to be the best one these days?

    I recently just found out I have almost no Mobile SERPS presence and that is alot of traffic to be ignoring. Especially in my niche.
    Code:
    http://mobilepress.co.za/
    I don't wanna change or alter my theme or do anything else crazy.. I just wanna display my shit on a mobile device. Thats it.