You probably all heard the hype last month. Google (once again) has changed their algorithm. They are now requiring your site to be mobile friendly in to be included in their search results. If you were wondering what all of this means and how it will impact your site, you’ve come to the right place.
What is a mobile friendly site?
A mobile friendly site is one that can be easily seen on smartphones and tablets. Basically, your site sees that someone is viewing it on a smartphone or tablet and changes the layout and fonts to make it easier to navigate.
How can I make my site mobile friendly?
Most WordPress sites will be mobile friendly if they have a fairly newly written theme. You can check your site here:
There are several plugins as well that can help make your site mobile friendly.
Along with “Mobile Theme” – the feature you can use to optimize your WordPress site for mobile devices– there’s the ability of using contact forms, custom CSS, transforming your image galleries with Carousel, and much more. You can further customize your theme if you’re familiar with CSS and bit PHP coding.
WPtouch Mobile Plugin
The WPTouch Plugin features “Infinity Cache” to make your website blazing fast using mobile caching. Images are scaled via CSS and the plugin delivers mobile-optimized images according to the device. WPTouch uses extensions (much like add-ons within a plugin) to help render separate content for mobile devices, along with the images and faster rendition mentioned above.
WP Mobile Detector
The plugin automatically detects the device accessing your WordPress website and loads a compatible mobile theme, depending on the device. It features advanced analytics, covers more than 5000+ mobile phones, formats content to suit mobile devices, and also comes with seven pre-installed mobile themes.
WordPress Mobile Pack 2.0
The WordPress Mobile Pack 2.0 allows you to package and deliver your existing content across platforms, operating systems, and devices. The plugin allows cross-platform access, a responsive user interface, a ready-made theme with six abstract covers, and post sync. It also allows you to customize appearance (including colors and fonts).
WP Mobile Edition
Pure mobile sites are even better than responsive design. WP Mobile Edition helps you to turn your existing website into a purely mobile version optimized for Android, iOS, and Windows.