How to make your WordPress blog mobile ready

With the proliferation of internet browsing on mobile devices these days, it helps to prepare your WordPress blog for the best possible browsing experience for mobile users.

In this guide we will be taking a look at a few things you can do to ensure their experience is a good one.

Free Mobile WordPress Themes

There are a number of mobile theme options to choose from, free and premium – take your pick from these:


WP Touch Free Version

WordPress Mobile Theme

News Press Mobile


WordPress Mobile Pack

dotMobi WordPress Mobile Pack

Mobile Press

Premium Mobile Themes


Simple Mobile


My Mobile Page



SOFA iBloggr


Administer your Blog on the move

To help you administer your blog there are a number of plugins and apps you can use on your mobile device:

WordPress Mobile Admin

iPhone Mobile Admin

WordPress for iOS app

Create an iPhone Icon

Once you have chosen which mobile theme to use, another nice touch is to create an icon for iPhone and iPad users. If someone adds a bookmark to your website on their home screen, normally the iPhone will create a small screenshot of your site to use for the icon. A better solution is to prepare your own like we do on :

To create yours, make a 57px x 57px icon and save it as a .PNG with the file name : apple-touch-icon.png

Upload that to your hosting and then add the following code between the <head> </head> tags of your site :

[sourcecode language=”php”]
&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;lt;link rel=&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;quot;apple-touch-icon&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;quot; href=&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;quot;;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;quot; /&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;gt;



Oliver Dale is the founder of Kooc Media, An Internet Company based in Manchester, UK. I founded WPLift and ThemeFurnace, find out more on my Personal Blog. Thanks!

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