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Mobile Compatibility in Website Development: WordPress

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In the present era of smartphones and mobile devices, it is getting imperative that the online business presence we are building shall be readily available for the mobile device users. If you are planning for a new web site for your business, or already have one, it is time to look into the new and ever increasing user base of Mobile device users. Now that people are getting inclined to use mobile phones for internet browsing, it has become essential to create websites that enable a friendly mobile web experience to users.

WordPress has come up as a forerunner in the market of Content management and blogging solution, providing swift options for updates and maintenance of a web site with minimum effort and cost. WordPress with its onward character presents itself as an model platform for developing websites and blogs. Its efficiency as a CMS and blogging tool, keeps on increasing because of its Open Source nature and with introduction of new themes, plug-ins and extensions thereby making it more popular.

There is a number of different approaches in addressing website’s mobile compatibility. Various approaches differ by amount of development efforts involved and, thus subsequently command different price ranges. It is generally accepted that mobile visitors are on the go, with relatively higher cost and less resources for bulk data transaction, so they consume information in smaller amounts, looking at things differently compare to desktop users and may access website many times vs one single visit. WordPress aptly caters to fulfill this requirement as well and offers a number of themes that make the task of creating mobile friendly version of a site easy. These plug-ins help us to organize our blog and/or website for mobile phone and allow the visitors to reach our mobile-optimized site on their portable devices. With WordPress, we can make use of plugins or use responsive themes to solve our problem. Ideally, we would have our site running normally with our chosen theme when people visit us while on their normal desktops or laptops, and another, if they are visiting you from their mobile devices. Let us discuss about the various available options for making site more and more mobile compatible.

WordPress Mobile Pack

It is a superior WordPress Theme having a wide range of useful features that help in obtaining compatibility with various mobile devices. From its various feature, Mobile switcher, admin panel, mobile ad widget, mobile analytics and automatic listing are some which makes this theme favorable. Being compatible with Android, BlackBerry, iPhone, and other smartphones, this is a big step towards achieving mobile compatibility for our site, additional plus point is its free.

The WordPress Mobile Pack is a complete toolkit to help mobilize your WordPress site and blog. It includes a mobile switcher to select themes based on the type of user that is visiting the site, a selection of mobile themes, extra widgets, device adaptation and a mobile administration panel to allow users to edit the site or write new posts when out and about.

WPtouch

WPtouch is an efficient theme with which a WordPress site or blog can be automatically transferred to become mobile friendly. Its admin panel scores high as it allows a lot many options to modify a site. Compatible with iPod touch, Android, Opera Mini, Palm Pre, Samsung touch, BlackBerry mobile devices.

WP Mobile Detector

The WP Mobile Detector WordPress plug-in automatically detects if the visitor is using a standard mobile phone or a smart phone and loads a compatible WordPress mobile theme for each. It is one of the first to differentiate between a standard mobile phone and a smartphone. With advanced mobile statistics, image resizing, automatically formatted content, and detection of 5,000+ mobile phones, the WP Mobile Detector gives our mobile visitors the experience they desire.

Over all we can say there is no lack of options for the current trend in the Mobile compatible websites especially based on WordPress. Still if you find any issues in converting your existing website to mobile compatible feel free to Contact us. Our experienced team would love to guide you in this direction.