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I have looked around and can not find anything that fully works for my issue: I want to be able to set the home page template on the fly when a user is visiting from a mobile phone but not a tablet. I already have this check in place.

However I am able to change the whole theme on all pages when a visitor is on a phone but there does not seem to be a way to only change the template/theme on the home page.

Due to the only way I know for sure is checking is_front_page() which does not exist when you hook to change the theme. I also want to try to do this without redirecting to another page if possible.

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Have you already tried something? How do you check for mobile users? Server-side or client-side? –  Mateusz Hajdziony Jan 7 '13 at 17:07
Paste the code you have already for the check. –  Brad Dalton Nov 28 '14 at 2:20

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You could check for a mobile device using wp_is_mobile() and then include the right template part with get_template_part().

Header and footer can be styled quickly with a couple of css media queries.

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wp_is_mobile will not distinguish between phones and tablets. It is a very simple function. –  s_ha_dum Jan 7 '13 at 18:45

Or you can use another way, may be bit long but will give you full control how you want to drive your site/template.

Make responsive CSS. Call desktop styles in tablet view/resolution with media queries and for the smaller device, set styles as you want.

This will give you control in a way that you can have totally different layout in portrait and landscape view of a single device.

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I think you can try something like this plugin - Any mobile Theme Switcher. You just need to upload a mobile theme and through this plugin you can choose which device should see which theme.

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