Please do not download the WordPress Mobile Pack Plugin referred to in this article until further notice.
This plug-in has been found to cause duplicate content within your blog from some search engines.
At this time there does not seem to be a fix for this problem from the plugin creator.
I will advise and update this post again if a fix becomes available.
With so many people now shopping and surfing the web with their cell phones I thought I might try to help you prepare your blog for mobile application.
Mobile application has an entirely different set of rules than regular desktop viewed applications.
That’s right! Now that you finally got your site set up properly for desktop and laptop applications you’ll also need to optimize it for mobile phone viewing.
Yes….it’s more work, but I’ll try to help make it easy for you and it’s definitely in your best interest to make it happen.
First you should check out how your site scores at the W3C MobileOK Checker.
Don’t be alarmed if you score low because you probably will but the W3C site will also give you the recommendations needed to fix the problems that show up on your site.
It may take some time to make the necessary adjustments but it’s important that you apply the effort needed to do so. It will most certainly be worth it in terms of traffic.
Next you should consider downloading and installing the 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.
The cool thing about the mobile switcher is that it automatically suggests desktop or mobile presentation, but lets users switch to the other if required (and remembers their choice).
Once you’ve downloaded and activated the plugin you can customize it to work with your blog….no worries though… it’s all pretty easy to do.
The plugin also gives you the access to register free to mpexo which is a mobile blog directory set up for mobile applications. This should help to immediately draw more traffic to your new mobile friendly blog.
So that’s really all I have for this post.
Hopefully I’ve given you enough information to assist you with this chore.
Now go and prepare your blog for mobile application right away.