Now that tablets are becoming mainstream and smartphones are getting better displays and faster processors more and more people are going to be browsing online with their mobile devices. If there was a time to make your website mobile ready it would be now.
If your website runs on WordPress it is as simple as selecting a theme or plug-in that will transform your website for mobile devices. Most themes and plug-ins will automatically detect if a user is browsing from a computer or mobile device and automatically serve the right layout.
If you want more control over the layout and design than is Carrington Mobile theme a good place to start, it has a basic theme which would be easy to adjust to your wishes. The Wapple Architect Mobile Plug-in makes it easier for if you rather not mess with the code. It will take your current design and resize it to fit the mobile devices.
These 12 themes and plug-ins gives you different choices, rather you want a quick fix or want to have more control over what is being served to mobile devices.
Premium: Starting at $50
WPTouch transforms your weblog into an iPhone application-style theme with support for touch displays. It also supports other devices like:iPod touch, Android, Opera Mini, Palm Pre, Samsung touch and BlackBerry Storm/Torch.
This plug-in is completely up to date to WordPress 3.0.1, a pro version is also available.
Wapple will resize your current WordPress to make it viewable on different kind of mobile devices.
- Upload mobile specific header/footer images – resized on the fly to fit a visitors handset perfectly
- Place mobile friendly navigation links around your site to help users browse around your blog
- Advanced pagination – split up long posts into manageable chunks that make reading a post on mobile easier
- Any theme that you’ve installed will have its styles carried across to mobile giving you a consistent look and feel for all your visitors.
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