WordPress Mobile

WordPress Mobile is a lightweight plugin that can provide an phone optimized version of your blog to visitors. The plugin will attempt to detect if the browser client is one of the known phone clients, if this is the case your visitor will be provided with an alternate WordPress page.

Main features

  1. Managing a lightweight mobile version of your blog
  2. Fully based on the latest UI of jQuery Mobile
Note: version 2.0 of the plugin has been released, however this version does not have any settings that can be changed yet. I’m looking into re-adding these at a later stage.

Download the current version here.

Installing the plugin

Installing the plugin is easy and can be done by anyone who manages your blog or website. Below are the steps that should be taken

  1. Download the plugin from this page
  2. Unzip the downloaded file to the ‘/wp-content/plugins' directory in your WordPress installation. You need to have either access to your installation through FTP or SFTP to do this, contact your site admin if you don’t know how to do this.
  3. Visit the Plugins in the Admin section to activate the ‘WordPress Mobile‘ plugin (not yet working in version 2.0)
  4. Visit the ‘Settings‘ -> ‘WordPress Mobile‘ to configure the plugin (not yet working in version 2.0)

In the configuration you can set which browser clients you want to serve the mobile version of the blog to, this will set the auto detection when visitors are visiting the WordPress blog. If you don’t want the plugin to try and detect this automatically turn them all to ‘Normal version‘. You can also change the template that the plugin uses. This template defines how the mobile version of your blog will look like.

If you wish to use a completely different domain to host your mobile version on then set the ‘Mobile Url’ to this domain or sub-domain, leave empty if you do not wish to use this feature. When filled out the plugin will automatically rewrite all links inside the blog to the mobile url. Please note that this requires some additional setup to work, see the setting up a mobile domain chapter on this page.

Setting up a mobile domain



Mobile WordPress 2.0 – download
Release date: 7 April 2012
  • Rewrote the entire plugin to a new structure
  • Mobile layout based upon the jQuery Mobile style
  • Dropped support for ads in the plugin
Mobile WordPress 1.3 – download
Release date: 23 December 2010
  • Fixed skinning support to enable a drop down selection
  • Added support for a mobile url
Mobile WordPress 1.0a
Release date: 5 June 2008
  • Initial release of the plugin
  • Added ad support at the bottom or top of the page
  • Added basic skin support

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