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How do I make sure my blog is iPad / iPhone / Android / touch-device friendly?

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I personally use the WP Touch plugin on my site. It automatically detects if the user is browsing with an iPhone (or iPad) and reformats the site into an iOS-friendly layout with touch-sensitive controls. There's an option at the bottom for visitors to display the normal site if they want.

It's a very well-supported system, and I've used it on 3 of my own sites and 12 client sites so far without any issues whatsoever.

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This also seems to work great for Android devices, in my (limited) experience. – tnorthcutt Aug 11 '10 at 20:59
It also seems to work fairly well on Blackberry devices ... at least it does on the Storm, not sure about the non-touch screen Blackberries ... – EAMann Aug 11 '10 at 21:05
WordPress.com also use WPtouch. wp-super cache will work well with it - it caches on a per- user-agent basis. See wordpress.org/support/topic/… – CAD bloke Aug 11 '10 at 21:20

Alex King's WordPress Mobile Edition plugin is my favorite:


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You site is probably already iphone/ipad/android friendly.

All those phones use native browsers.

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The most iPad-unfriendly thing you can do is try to cater for the device with a dedicated theme, especially if that theme is the OnSwipe one that WordPress favour. Please do not do this unless you actively want your iPad-using readers to hate you.

If your blog is WP-hosted, this will be enabled by default. Please go to your dashboard and turn it off.

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I would also recommend WPTouch which now has great iPad support. There is a basic free version which EAMann mentioned but I would recommend the paid version which is only $39 and has a lot more features. You can then customize the look and feel.

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