How To Make WordPress site Mobile Friendly ?
Make WordPress Site Mobile Friendly: Google recently announced about mobile site to be an official search engine ranking factor. Now its must be your priority to make your site mobile friendly. WordPress is most manageable and used blogging platform. WordPress has tons of themes, support and plugins. So in this guide I will be sharing some WordPress plugins to make your WordPress blog mobile friendly and using this your site can easily beat Google mobile friendliness test and ranks better in search results.
Before we proceed with the tutorial, firstly you should check if your site is mobile friendly using this tool by Google. Just add URL of your blog and hit check. If in result, your blog is not mobile friendly then you must follow this guide right away and make change to make your WordPress blog mobile friendly.
Now lets us look at various plugins to make your WordPress site mobile friendly. If you are new to WordPress check my guide on how to install WordPress plugins.
Plugins To Make WordPress Mobile Friendly
Jetpack Plugin Mobile Theme: (Free)
One of the best free WordPress plugin out there. Jetpack plugin can supercharge your WordPress blog that have more feature than just a mobile responsive theme. You just need to activate mobile theme module after activating Jetpack WordPress plugin. With Mobile theme, Jetpack also offers other useful features, it is a multipurpose free plugin offering around 33 features like contact forms, custom CSS, Carousel, photon for accelerating your website speed and much more. If you are looking for free solution to make your site mobile friendly, then Jetpack WordPress plugin is for you.
WPTouch WordPress Plugin: (Free & Paid)
The most popular and used paid plugin for mobile WordPress site. WPTouch comes with Free as well as paid versions. You can download and use free version of WPTouch, you can download free version from here. But if you are looking for more themes and advance features like implementing AdSense or any other ads then I would recommend you to use WPTouch Pro. Pro version costs around $69 for one site and $119 for 5 WordPress sites and offers great look and its CSS interface make theme load very fast.
WP Mobile Detector Plugin
WP Mobile Detector automatically detects the device that is accessing your WordPress site, and then loads a compatible WordPress mobile theme depending on that device. This plugin detect whether the device accessing your WordPress website is a smart phone or a standard mobile phone and loads depending on it. It comes with seven pre-installed mobile themes and can detect 5000+ mobile devices. WP Mobile Detector also offers pro version which costs around $50.
Download WP Mobile Detector Free version or Check out WP Mobile Detector Plugin Pro version.
WordPress Mobile Pack
Another great plugin to make your WordPress site mobile friendly. WordPress Mobile pack will make your WordPress site look like an app. It will make your WordPress site more suitable to all kind of mobile devices. WordPress Mobile Pack let you to deliver your existing content across all kind of platforms, operating systems and also all kind of devices. By using this plugin you can even customize your site appearance including fonts style and font colors. Last but not the least you can integrate it with Google analytics.
WP Mobile Edition
WP Mobile Edition transforms your WordPress site into completely mobile version optimized for Android, IOS and Windows Phones. The theme is automatically SEO optimized. It is also equipped with mobile advertising, you just need to put ads scripts for ads to appear.
Responsive Theme : An Alternate To Plugins To Make Your WordPress Site Mobile Friendly
Using a responsive theme for your WordPress blog is another solution for making your site mobile friendly. A responsive theme will load perfectly on all screen sizes varying from Smartphones, Tables to Smart TVs and even a standard mobile phone. For free themes you can look WordPress directory with responsive tag and should pick a quality theme that suits your site.
But If you are running a Professional blog, I would highly recommend you to buy a premium responsive theme. Here is the list of recommended Premium WordPress themes that are responsive.
- Elegant Themes
- OptimizePress Themes
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