Is your blog ready for latest Smartphones? WPTouch Pro is one of the plugins which can optimized your blog for mobile devices.
With the evolution of smartphones and increase in mobile web browsing, it is becoming a really important that your blog is working for mobile browsers. Most of the smartphone screens are ranging from 3inch to 5inch, with the addition of tablets it has reached to 10 inch now. Even Google has already started optimizing feeds for mobile users.
Here are some of the stats for Mobile platforms:
- Android – around 700k devices are getting activated daily.
- iOS – More than 100 million units are already sold and still growing.
- By 2014 smartphone usage should overtake desktop usage.
Reading content on these screens is different than reading it on big screens of desktops. I am using smartphone and I ignore those site which is not optimized for mobile.
Mobile users does not like to change screen from right to left for reading, they only like to move it down to bring more content. If your blog is not optimized for mobile screens then users have to move screen to right/left and up/down to read the content. This can turn off your mobile users.
WPTouch Pro is an easy way to optimize your blog for mobile screens. It does it for all mobile platforms so you don’t need to buy different plugins for each platform. If you want the plugin you can get it from here (it is an affiliate link).
What you can do with WPTouch Pro
Auto Detect Screen Size – WPTouch Pro can auto detect the screen size, so it doesn’t matter is a user have 3 inch or 10 inch screen. It will automatically format the blog content and images according to the size of the screen.
Custom Themes – WPTouch Pro also has a support for custom themes. There are two themes included with the pro version. You can create your own theme also. A good thing is that you can copy your existing theme to a child theme with a click and change the design of your mobile blog.
To change the theme you don’t need the CSS or HTML knowledge as admin panel has extensive options, so you can do the modifications like changing the colors or changing the dark or light background etc from the admin panel.
The basic idea is to create child theme and do your customization so you will not loose them even after the upgrades.
Ads support – WPTouch Pro provides full support for ad placement. You can decide where you want the ads, there are certain places where you can place the ads. If you are not sure than check the detail guide on how to add ads in WPTouch.
Site Logo – WPTouch Pro allows you to add a custom site header from the admin panel. By default it gives a text logo but if you want a image logo you can enable it from the panel.
Menu Customization – It allows full customization for the top menu, you can choose what you want to show and want you don’t want to show in the menu. you can also include up to 3 custom links and two additional link menu.
Icon Customization – The admin panel allows to change the icon set, it already has few different icon set and also allows you to add custom icon set. You can choose and change icons from the panel itself.
Tablet Theme – It comes with tablet theme, which will be shown on big screens. It has its own settings and you can decide upon the splash screen, icon set, menu and other things for tablets. It has some ipad specific settings also, which will be used on iOS.
Check the iPad theme review for WPTouch Pro Plugin:
Web App Mode – This is a nice feature for iOS users. It allows iOS users to save your blog as an application to their device. This means that they can reach to your blog with a single click and to give a feeling of proper application you can define an splash screen which will be shown to them. So you can get a iOS application without spending an extra penny.
There is also a notification setting which allows you to show a bubble notification to iOS users, this will remind them that they can save your blog as web-app.
With all these functionality WPTouch Pro is a useful mobile theme for your blog, and with a one time fee you can get a lifetime support for the plugin.
If you are using the WPTouch Pro version than share your experience with us through comments.