As people become more and more attached to their mobile devices, website owners are scrambling to make sure that their sites are attractive for users who are on the go. Most of us do not specialize in custom mobile theme development. That’s where a WordPress plugin can make your site look good when viewed on mobile devices.
WPmob Lite is a new plugin that provides a simple, powerful and elegant mobile theme for your website. It transforms your WordPress blog into an iPhone application-style theme, complete with AJAX loading articles and effects, when viewed from iPhone, iPod touch, Android, Opera Mini, Palm Pre, Samsung touch and BlackBerry Storm/Torch mobile devices. It includes the ability for visitors to switch between the mobile theme and your site’s regular theme.
I tested WPmob Lite with a WordPress site on my Android phone and the display was very attractive, as advertised. The site was sized correctly and easy to navigate. Plugins worked as expected, images rendered well and the site was very readable. This plugin would greatly benefit sites that have a significant number of mobile readers.
Easily Customize Your Own Mobile Theme
One of my favorite things about this plugin is that you can use its default Poseidon Template as a base to customize your own mobile theme. Paste in the URL of your logo and it’s automatically resized for mobile viewing.
- New menu system support
- Social network integration
- Inline comment replies
- Landing page redirection
- First time visitor messages
- Custom 404 messages
- Optional Prowl Push Notifications
- Plugin compatibility checks
To install WPmob Lite you’ll need to get a free activation key, which you can do from the plugin’s options page in the WordPress dashboard. After you activate it you can start customizing your mobile theme. It’s lightweight and speedy, while still serving your site’s content in an attractive way with tags, categories, search, login, etc. You won’t be disappointed with the quality of mobile theme. If you need a quick and easy-to-customize solution for mobile visitors, WPmob Lite is a solid option.