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:
After I installed the WPtouch plugin:
Content is streamlined 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:
Note: I used the Android SDK to save the sample screenshots from my Droid X.
3 thoughts on “WPtouch: Is your WordPress blog optimized for mobile users?”
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.
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.
Oops! Fixed it. Don’t want you having to deal with a generic gravatar :-) “Nerds need to know” = LOL.