As more and more people read blog posts on their mobile phones and tablets, anyone who publishes a blog post should ensure that their blog is mobile-friendly.
Fortunately, most WordPress themes are mobile-friendly, but it’s worth checking if the theme you are using is mobile-compliant and displays correctly on mobile devices. Failure to do so can result in fewer visitors, likes and comments on your blog.
The easiest way to check your blog is mobile-friendly is to look at it on a mobile phone or tablet. If it’s not mobile-friendly or not displaying correctly, there are a few options open to you.
Let’s get started
- In the dashboard of your blog, click on WP Admin.
- Click on Appearance.
- Click on Mobile.
The screen that opens will show you which theme you’re currently using and whether or not the theme is mobile-friendly.
As you can see from the above shot, the theme I use is deemed to be mobile-friendly, so I checked it out on my mobile phone and iPad. I’m pleased to say that it displays correctly.
- If you’re told that the theme you are using is not mobile-friendly, or it does not display correctly, click on ‘YES‘ next to Enable Mobile Theme.
- Remember to save any changes you’ve made by clicking on the Update button.
Your blog should now be mobile-friendly. Check to see what it looks like on your mobile phone or tablet.
If it’s still not mobile-friendly or not displaying correctly, then you will need to change the theme of your blog to one that is mobile-friendly.
To choose a new theme, go to the dashboard of your blog and click on Design and then on Themes.
With hundreds of free themes, it can be fun choosing a new one. However, don’t spend too long choosing a new theme. It can use up many hours of your time. Once you find one you like, check it’s mobile-friendly and, if it is, stick with it.
Don’t miss out on the chance of ensuring or making your blog mobile-friendly. If it’s not, your blog could be missing out on thousands of new visitors and followers.
My thanks to Caz at Mental Health From The Other Side for asking me a question about mobile-friendly blogs, which gave me the idea for this post.
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