Posts Tagged ‘wptouch

Apple’s iPhone mobile phone and iPod touch music player have become some of the most popular mobile devices used for internet browsing when you are on the go. The convenience of having a portable device such as the iPhone and iPhone 3G with GPRS, EDGE or high-speed 3G internet connection almost everywhere is great and the availability of a WiFi on the iPhone and iPod touch is quite useful. And when you combine that convenience with a high-resolution display and great mobile browser such as Safari along with the smooth multi-touch screen control you get the perfect mobile internet device…

And even if the iPhone and iPod touch have a great browsing capabilities for normal websites it is always a good idea to make some effort in order to provide your visitors with a better mobile version of your blog. This way the browsing can be made a lot convenient and easier not having to rely on zooming in and out and believe me your visitors with iPhone and iPod touch will appreciate that. The good news is that there are some very helpful plugins already available for WordPress that will make the addition of an iPhone and iPod touch mobile version as simple as uploading and activating them. The specialized mobile theme will be shown only to visitors using an iPhone or iPod touch by recognizing the User Agent string of these devices. This way your visitors with desktop or mobile computers using browsers such as Internet Explorer, FireFox, Opera, Chrome, Safari and so on will see the normal theme of the blog and not the mobile optimized one.


1. WPtouch Mobile Plugin and Theme

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WPtouch automatically transforms your WordPress blog into an iPhone application-like experience when viewed from an iPhone or iPod touch. It comes complete with ajax & effects, and all the standard WordPress blog features: search, login, categories, tags, archives, photos & more. WPtouch also allows for near-complete customization through your WordPress admin. There’s an option in the footer on WPtouch for your users to easily switch between the WPtouch view and your site’s regular appearance. It’s that easy and there is even a piece of code added into your current theme which will be shown only to iPhone/iPod/Android visitors, giving them control to switch between the two site themes easily. WPtouch requires your blog to have WordPress 2.3 or higher version installed.

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2. iWPhone WordPress Plugin and Theme

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The iWPhone WordPress Plugin and Theme automatically reformats your blog’s content for optimized viewing on Apple’s iPhone and iPod touch. It detects the iPhone/iPod touch’s User Agent and serves up the content with the special theme only to iPhone and iPod touch visitors, all other browsers will view your WordPress blog with your current theme. While the iPhone and iPod touch do an amazing job of displaying web pages the way they were designed to be seen, often visitors want quick access to your website’s content. The “iWPhone WordPress Plugin and Theme” displays an optimized version of your blog’s content, formatted perfectly to fit the iPhone/iPod touch’s screen – no zooming in to read the content is necessary. iWPhone requires at least WordPress version 2.0.4 in order to function correctly and an iPhone or iPod touch for viewing.

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3. WordPress PDA & iPhone Plugin and Theme

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Wordpres PDA plugin enables you to have a Wordpres blog viewable for PDA and iPhone browsers with special and optimized formatting. It is really simple plugin which detects the browser agent and loads a simple theme on fly. The plugin comes with a theme folder which acts like normal theme with all the functionality of Wordpres theme. The plugin doesn’t have any advanced option to control, so if you want to customize you can do it with the theme files. Installation of the plugin is simple and straightforward, you need to just extract the files in you Wordpres plugins folder and then to activate the plugin in the admin section. Once you activate the plugin you will not be seeing any magic in your admin menus or any trace of this plugin. To see this plugin in action you’ll have to browse your site using a PDA or and iPhone.

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