Mobile phone is gradually taking over from computer in the aspect of internet. Worldwide, mobile devices are now used the most in accessing the internet and that is the main reason we too should optimized our blog for mobile users. This is because most of our blog visitors will be using mobile phones to access our site. You can still feature most of the things you have on PC view on mobile view like integrating Google Adsense to your mobile blog format.
These are some of the reasons why your blog should be mobile-friendly:
- It increase user experience
- Faster page load time
- Easier navigation
- It improves readability and
- It can also be monetized
So How Do I Make My Blog Mobile-Friendly?
With WordPress blogs, everything is easier with plugins. You optimize your blog for different mobile devices such as Smartphones, iPad, iPhones, Android phones, Palm, Blackberry touch phones, Nokia, etc.
However, there are both free and paid mobile plugins and themes, but you can still get free stunning mobile plugins that will work fine with your blog and also insert ads into it. Below I will be listing some free plugins you can use to mobilize your blog for mobile users.
1. WPtouch Plugin
WPtouch automatically transforms your WordPress website into an application-like theme, complete with ajax loading articles and effects when viewed from the most popular mobile web browsing devices like the iPhone, iPod touch, Android mobile devices, Palm Pre/Pixi and BlackBerry OS6 mobile devices.
2. MobilePress Plugin
This one is my favorite mobile plugin. It is easy to use and has an easy way to integrate Adsense into it.
MobilePress is a WordPress plugin that will render your WordPress blog on mobile handsets, with the ability to use customized themes.
3. WordPress Mobile Pack Plugin
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.
4. WPtap News Press Plugin
WPtap is a WordPress specialist in developing mobile-friendly themes/plugins that can instantly turn your WordPress site into a web-application experience. The themes currently support iPhone, Android, and Touch-based Blackberry series.
5. WP Mobile Detector Plugin
The WP Mobile Detector WordPress plugin automatically detects if the visitor is using a standard mobile phone or a smart phone and loads a compatible WordPress mobile theme for each.
Personally I use MobilePress but I am trying to change to WP MP Mobile Detector to see how it works. However, it is to be noted that I have been successful in integrating Adsense to MobilePress Plugin with ease without any third party. So feel free to choose any mobile plugin to optimize your blog for mobile users. You can also find other several mobile plugins either in the WordPress Plugin Directory at www.wordpress.org/extend/plugins or by searching the Plugin page in your WP Admin Dashboard.