Make your WordPress Site Mobile Friendly with WPtouch Plugin

Do you have a WordPress based site and would want to convert it into a responsive design for viewing in portable devices such as smartphones and tablets? If yes, you should try WPtouch plugin that automatically enables a simple and elegant theme for mobile visitors of your WordPress website.

The free version of WPtouch plugin includes only one theme, which will be sufficient for all purposes. However, the Pro version comes with 4 extra themes.

You will be able to view relevant options of the plugin on the left hand navigation panel as a separate menu item.

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The Themes & Extensions page provides a snapshot of all the themes included with the plugin.

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The next step is to select Setup button located below the default theme. You will view a new page captioned – Settings, where you can modify few options. For instance, you can provide the number of posts that should be displayed on the home page of the mobile device besides an ability to exclude categories and tags.

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It is also possible to enable/disable display of post date, author and comment bubbles. The plugin also includes a slider which displays your posts in animated style and also provides an ability to display content from a specific category.

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On the other hand, the branding tab enable you to modify theme colors, upload logo, add custom theme footer message, set fonts and enable/disable sharing. You can also display your social media profile links on the footer of the mobile theme, provided you have given the relevant URLs inside the options page.

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With the help of WPtouch plugin, you can also provide a relevant title and add icons which will be displayed when the visitors bookmarks your site.

The plugin also includes three extensions which are only available in Pro version. The Theme Settings navigation option directly takes you to the same configuration page as discussed above.

WPtouch is an excellent plugin to port your WordPress site to mobile devices without spending any money. However, this plugin is not an alternative to Apps.

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One Comment on Make your WordPress Site Mobile Friendly with WPtouch Plugin

  1. aceclue says:

    This plugin seems to be great as you explained the features herein. I havn’t used it. I might consider trying it with some of my niche blog.

    I use responsive theme instead. Thanks for sharing

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