Around 10% of the visitors across my various blogs are mobile users. The foray of smart phones has given just about anybody the ability to visit your site through their iPhone or Blackberry or Samsung or…[fill your favourite smart phone name here].
Hence, creating a comfortable experience for your mobile visitors should be considered an important priority, just as you would make your site look good in a desktop browser.
If you’re running a WordPress blog, then WPtouch makes this easy for you. WPtouch automatically transforms your WordPress website into an application-like theme, complete with ajax loading articles and effects when viewed from the most popular mobile web browsing devices like the iPhone, iPod touch, Android mobile devices, Palm Pre/Pixi and BlackBerry OS6 mobile devices.
Exclude categories and tags by ID
Customise the footer by adding your own footer text
Support for Google Adsense
You can add you custom stats codes for tracking with Google Analytics or Statcounter, etc.
Choice of several different ready styles, plus you can customise some of the colours to fit the look you want
Add your own custom CSS
Push selected notifications through your Prowl account to your iPhone, iPod touch and Growl-enabled Mac or PC
Customise the Menu to include links to your pages, categories, tags. Add your own icons for the pages
Receive comments from your visitors browsing your mobile blog
Using WPtouch will make your blog a pleasure to read (not to mention that it loads faster) for all mobile users and they even have the option for switching back to your PC site whenever they want.
And, if you’re looking for more power, take a look at WPtouch Pro, which retails at $49 for one site and $99 for a 5-site license but gives you a load of features not available in WPtouch.
Do you use WPtouch on your blog? How has it improved your visitors’ experience. Alternatively, do you use any other mobile plugin that achieves the same purpose? Currently, Techtites uses Wibiya to generate the mobile site. But, might switch to WPtouch in the near future.
Ajay is an investment banker by profession and a die-hard blogger by passion. He is the owner and chief editor of Techtites. In his free time, he also blogs at AjayDSouza.com, authors a few WordPress plugins and operates Sir Arthur Conan Doyle