Google has finally rolled out the long-awaited 2nd mobile update and as expected, it’s succeeded in creating a lot of buzz amongst the digital marketers. It’s really great for the users, but when it comes to website owners, there would be some overwhelmed faces and some with long frown lines on foreheads.
It will definitely make a huge difference if you still remain indifferent about mobile friendliness. As stats suggest, the use of mobile browsing has exceeded desktop surfing and it clearly indicates that people want to see Google on mobile screens rather than laptops or monitors. This is the reason behind Google’s recent initiatives in making websites mobile friendly.
Your Role as a Non-Technical Person
The entry of the CMSs in the field of digital marketing has made it a lot easier to operate the websites. With them, you can easily manage the contents, list of products and upload themes and photos on your website, with minimum digital knowledge.
The update has set different guidelines for different CMS sites. As WordPress is the most popular CMS, here’s your “must do” steps to make your site mobile friendly.
- Understand if the user is surfing from a mobile.
- Catering mobile friendly themes to the user.
- Transforming the theme according to your wish.
You must be thinking a lot of technical knowledge is needed to get all these tasks done and manage things singlehandedly. Not to worry. WordPress has been developed with the intention of assisting people who do not have much time to learn technicalities; and it wouldn’t dishearten. With WordPress Plugins, it’s not so difficult to make your site mobile friendly. Let’s have a quick look at the plugins that you need to install.
WP Mobile Detector
To make your user comfortable while surfing your website, you need to know first whether he is using a mobile. You would also want to if it’s a standard mobile phone or a smartphone and on the basis of this knowledge you would serve as you wish. WP Mobile Detector helps you detect the type of device the visitor is using. It also lets you resize the images and format the contents automatically to give your users whatever they want.
One of the most useful plugins to make your WordPress site mobile friendly is WPtouch Pro. It is able to transform your WordPress site for mobile devices, load articles fast and attach a smooth browsing experience, from any device with iPhone, Blackberry, Android or Windows OS. It also allows you to customize different aspects of the admin panel so that a faster, user-friendly and stylish mobile version can be achieved without writing a single code.
Any MobileTheme Switcher
It’s responsible for detecting the mobile browser and displaying the theme as done in the settings. It’s very useful for switching to mobile themes. It also comes with various options that allow you to choose different mobile themes for different browsers.
There you are with the solutions of making your WordPress site mobile friendly. Try these plugins and make your site more acceptable to mobile users. Don’t forget to share the post if you find it beneficial. More updates on mobile friendliness will be queued up for your reading. Keep an eye on our blog section.