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WPtouch: Is your WordPress blog optimized for mobile users?

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Questions: Do you have a WordPress blog? Is it a self-hosted site (a non-WordPress.com site)? Have you ever accessed your blog via a smartphone?

If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, I would like to introduce you to the WPtouch plugin for WordPress:

“WPtouch automatically transforms your WordPress blog into an iPhone application-style theme, complete with ajax loading articles and effects, when viewed from an iPhone, iPod touch, Android, Opera Mini, Palm Pre and BlackBerry Storm mobile devices.”

WPtouch does a terrific job of stripping out your blog’s sidebar / extraneous features. Your site is instantly optimized for smartphones. Sample screenshots after the jump..

Check out how my blog rendered before WPtouch:
Eric Stoller's blog prior to WPtouch

After I installed the WPtouch plugin:
Eric Stoller's blog with the WPtouch plugin

Content is streamlined for mobile readers:
Content is optimized for mobile readers

If a reader wants to turn off the mobile version of your site, they can easily toggle the site from mobile mode back to the standard view:
You can easily switch from the mobile mode to a standard view

Note: I used the Android SDK to save the sample screenshots from my Droid X.

Written by Eric Stoller

August 28th, 2010 at 6:00 pm

  • http://kevinandre.net/blog/ Kevin Andre Elliott

    Oh, this looks nice. I use WordPress Mobile Pack (or…I guess I did when I blogged regularly, heh), but this is definitely another plugin I’ll recommend to people.

  • http://kevinandre.net/blog/ Kevin Andre Elliott

    And ok, you must have your blog rated at “G,” right? That’s why my Gravatar doesn’t show up? It’s a Mad Men avatar and I’m smoking, so it doesn’t show up on “G” rated sites.

    Nerds need to know.

  • http://ericstoller.com/blog/ Eric Stoller

    Oops! Fixed it. Don’t want you having to deal with a generic gravatar :-) “Nerds need to know” = LOL.

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