2013 witnessed the mainstream usage of mobile web. According to the marketing website Vocus, 81% of people prefer mobile for convenience and speed. Furthermore, Danny Brown, co-author of the groundbreaking book Influential Marketing, notes that mobile search has 48% chance of being the starting point for a mobile web user. This means mobile traffic now matters a lot and if you do not have a mobile responsive website, you will lose the visitor to a competitor.
How To Make Your WordPress Website Mobile Responsive?
Well, there are two common ways of doing this, either by using responsive themes or by using plug-ins. In this post, we will discover how you can convert your existing WordPress website into a mobile friendly one by using plug-ins.
WPtouch can customize your mobile responsive website with elegance. This plug-in helps you to customize your website for mobile users. The unique transformation that it brings to the mobile version of the website is simply magical.
The new WPtouch 3 uses an automatic theme that provides users with the opportunity to switch between the mobile-enabled theme and the traditional theme. And, all this happens without changing a bit of your website! Isn’t it incredible? It is currently available with four new themes and three extensions.
WP Mobile Detector
WP Mobile Detector is perhaps the most versatile among the five plug-ins we have covered in this blog. This plug-in functions uniquely. It detects the type of device a visitor is using to visit a website and differentiates between a smartphone and a traditional mobile phone. This differentiation helps in setting the required theme according to the compatibility of the mobile device. The plug-in can easily detect more than 5,000 mobile devices automatically.
Embedded with rich and advanced responsive themes and using a jQuery framework, the WP Mobile Detector provides the advantage of dynamic page loading, content formatting, and image resizing. It is also compatible with other plug-ins and themes. Additionally, it has seven more themes to select from.
Duda Mobile Website Builder
Enriched with features supporting mobile-friendly websites, this plug-in provides the best possible solutions for responsive designs. One of the most important characteristics of this plug-in is that it supports Google Analytics, providing free analytics. Search engine optimization is also supported.
It means that this plug-in can give a boost to your website’s ranking and it also contains social share button. It is compatible for all smartphones.
WP Mobile Plug-in
If you want to switch your traditional website into a mobile-friendly one, this plug-in provides a one-step solution for your website. It is really handy when it comes to customized navigation of a website developed for mobile users. If you want to toggle between traditional and mobile friendly version of a website, this plug-in will assist you to do so in a comfortable way. It is also available in a premium version through which it provides additional support and facilities.
This plug-in provides you the luxury to enhance the customized themes of your mobile friendly website or blog. The latest version, MobilePress 1.2, is out with new themes and templates to restructure your website. This plug-in also supports search engine optimization.
If you know any further plug-ins of such kind, do let us know in the comments section below.
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