WordPress Network gets Mobile Site
Today we are working on rolling out new features for the iemajen.com network of sites; the network our client sites reside. Included in the roll-out is a new mobile plugin that automatically transforms your 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.
The theme also includes the ability for visitors to switch between mobile view and your site’s regular theme.
I thought most touch smartphones show my website fine the way it was?
Yes, that’s true in general. However *not all websites are created equal, with some sites significantly failing to translate well in small mobile device viewports.
So we installed WPtouch to be a lightweight, fast-loading, feature-rich mobile plugin to add a theme shown to mobile visitors.
Well, what if my users don’t like it and want to see my regular site?
There’s a theme switch in the footer area of your mobile website for your visitors to easily switch between the mobile view and your site’s regular appearance.
We even automatically put a little snippet of code into your current desktop theme which will be shown only to iPhone, iPod touch, Android or BlackBerry touch mobile device visitors, giving them control to switch between the two themes easily.
Will it slow down my blog, or increase my server load?
No. The entire WPtouch footprint is small. In fact, it should reduce load, because of its streamlined approach to serving optimized content to mobile visitors. It was designed to be as lightweight and speedy as possible, while still serving your site’s content in a richly presented way, sparing no essential features like search, login, categories, tags, comments etc.