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Create mobile and iPad versions of your WordPress site

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mobile version of Wordpress

Creating different versions of a WordPress site is no easy task, especially for the blogger who also becomes an occasional theme developer. A proper mobile version should start out at site planning, theme design and user behavior.

But what if you already have a nice looking site but don’t want to spend the time and money? At least there is a solution, WPtouch.

WPtouch is a WordPress plugin for self-hosted WordPress websites that shows a well-designed mobile theme version of your site when visitors use their favorite touch mobile devices like the iPhone/iPod touch, Google Android phones, Motorola Droid, Palm Pre/Pixi, Samsung bada and Blackberry Storm & Torch devices.

There is a free version and a paid Pro one.

WPtouch Pro creates a mobile version of WordPress automatically

WPtouch Pro works by automatically detecting these devices and serve its mobile/tablet-friendly themes. Desktop visitors are unaffected and still see your traditional theme, and changes to it do not affect WPtouch Pro and vice-versa.

The plugin just doesn’t glue together RSS feeds, or use a proxy server to modify your site’s look. It rather creates a full-fledged theme, completely separate from your desktop theme that offers most of WordPress native features & works with other plugins as well.

Easy to use organized controls for colors, fonts, images, logos and more put you in the driver’s seat to define how WPtouch Pro will look. It’s easy to enable/disable a variety of display options for things like author names, categories, tags, and more. You decide what’s shown and what’s not.

With the WPtouch Pro Developer License you can add custom settings in themes easily. So if you’re theming for a client you can customize the backend just like the front-end to your heart’s content.

The WPtouch Pro plugin requires WordPress 3.1 or higher.

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Tags: wordpress, wptouch

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