Having a “mobile-friendly” site simply means that your blog has been configured to appear differently on mobile devices. Better, theoretically. For example, a mobile format won’t have all your fancy schmancy banners and sidebars and such. If your site is mobile friendly it is easier to read and easier on the eyes. Making your site mobile-friendly will not affect how your blog continues to look on a full size computer screen.
This tutorial shows you how to make your blog mobile friendly through the use of a plug in so that it is easier to read on mobile devices.
Here’s a screen shot of this blog on a mobile device before going mobile friendly.
See how it’s just a miniature version of the web page with teeny tiny teensy weensy letters? How are people supposed to be able to read that?
Here it is after going mobile friendly.
It’s a simpler, easier to navigate, and easier to read format.
How to Make Your Blog Mobile Friendly
To make your blog mobile friendly, just install the WPTouch plug-in, which can be found here, or you can install it from your WordPress dashboard by searching for “wptouch”.
Not sure how to do that? Read on.
How to Install the WPTouch WordPress plug-in
In your WordPress Dashboard, highlight Plugins and click on Add New.
This will take you to a page for you to search the plug in database. Enter wptouch, and click Search Plugins.
This will take you to a list of plugins, WPtouch is probably listed first. Click on Install Now for WPtouch.
This will install the WPtouch plugin on your site.
Now, if you go to your mobile device, you will see your blog in the WPtouch mobile friendly format.
Ta Da! How easy was that?
There are also different options and settings regarding WPtouch if you wish to customize it a bit rather than settle for the default options. You can access these settings in one of two ways from your WordPress Dashboard:
1. Go to Plugins (on the left-hand side of your dashboard), then Installed Plugins, go to WPtouch and click on “settings”.
2. Go to Settings (on the left-hand side of your dashboard), then WPtouch.