16 Tools for Accessing WordPress On The Go With iPhone, Android, and Blackberry
Today we’re going to do a little check-in on the state of WordPress mobility. This overview includes up-to-date tools that are ready to use with the most recent versions of WordPress. The methods you select to transform your WordPress installation for mobile devices will depend on the demographic of your users, how they are accessing your site, and for what purpose. This particular tool set encompasses two categories, both pertinent to accessing WordPress from mobile devices: Mobile Apps for managing WordPress sites and WordPress plugins that assist with mobile website theming.
WordPress for Android
WordPress for iPhone OS
WordPress for iPhone OS is now optimized to take advantage of the iPad’s new user interface and is compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. It allows you to moderate, edit, or reply to comments, write posts and include your geolocation, post photos, and more.
WordPress for Blackberry
The all new WordPress for BlackBerry app allows you to write posts, upload photos and videos, edit pages, and manage comments. Both WordPress.com and self-hosted WordPress (2.7 or higher) sites are supported.
WordPress Mobile Admin
This plugin is a fully featured WordPress control panel for your mobile. It works on every device – no matter what it’s capabilities, so it doesn’t matter if you don’t have an iPhone or BlackBerry, you can still manage and update your blog on the go.
Wapple Architect Mobile Plugin for WordPress
This plugin detects any kind of mobile device and all aspects of your blog are tailored to the visiting handset. Any theme you’ve installed and have styled for web will be carried across to mobile giving you a consistent look and feel for each and every one of your visitors.
MobilePress is a free WordPress plugin which turns your WordPress blog into a mobile friendly blog when viewed on a cell phone. MobilePress also allows you to create custom mobile themes for different handheld devices and mobile browsers such as the iPhone, Opera Mini and Windows Mobile.
WPtouch iPhone Theme
WPtouch automatically transforms your WordPress blog into an iPhone application-style theme, complete with ajax loading articles and effects, when viewed from an iPhone, iPod touch, Android, Opera Mini, Palm Pre and BlackBerry Storm mobile devices.
WordPress Mobile Pack
The WordPress Mobile Pack is a complete toolkit to help mobilize your WordPress site and blog. It includes a mobile switcher to select themes based on the type of user that is visiting the site, a selection of mobile themes, extra widgets, device adaptation and a mobile administration panel to allow users to edit the site or write new posts when out and about.
Mobify is a free(+premium) service that makes WordPress, Drupal and other websites mobile-friendly. It’s a web service that makes it possible to customize every component of the mobile look & feel, adapting it for over 5,000 devices. This plugin detects mobile devices and sends them to the appropriate mobile URL.
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W3C mobileOK Checker
This checker performs various tests on a Web Page to determine its level of mobile-friendliness. The tests are defined in the mobileOK Basic Tests 1.0 specification.
WordPress Mobile Theme
WPtap-Mobile Themes/Plugin for WordPress
WPtap automatically transforms your WordPress blog into a web-application experience when viewed from an iPhone/iPod touch, Android, or Blackberry. It comes complete with all the standard WordPress blog features: search, login, categories, tags, archives, photos & more. WPtap also offers many customization features through a user-friendly WordPress admin panel.
This plugin helps you switch your theme to a mobile-ready theme if a mobile device is detected. It includes a manual switcher – to allow your user to manually switch between desktop and mobile versions. Its functionality is available in 3 versions: widget, option to automatically insert into footer, or template tag. Template functions are available to help determine which tier of mobile device (touch/smartphone/other) is viewing your site, to allow conditional content inclusion.
Smooci (WordPress on Mobiles)
This plugin can be used to display a diferent theme when your WordPress site is visited on mobile phones or devices.
Use this free theme with the plugin or visit our homepage for more themes. It detects the mobile device and displays the theme of your choice.
Mobile Theme Switcher
Squace Mobile Publishing Plugin for WordPress
The Squace Mobile Publishing Plugin for WordPress enables site owners to develop a mobile site in just a few minutes and, using the unique distribution method by Squace, distribute your mobile site to your users mobile for free.