I have a mobile version for my web-site and i used wp_is_mobile(). I will have a button on mobile devices which lets users to switch between the mobile and original versions. Is there a way to disable wp_is_mobile()? Or i can some how trick php to think that the mobile is not a mobile. Thank you for your time.

Note: I don't want to use display: none or other css. I need the content to not appear on mobile version in any ways.


wp_is_mobile() does not have any filters or ways to override. What you'll need to do is build a wrapper of your own around wp_is_mobile() and use that in your code where you've used wp_is_mobile().

Something like the following prototype could work for you. Ultimately a better option over the URL parameter might be to use a cookie value that you set/clear based on the user selected preference. See the PHP documentation on setcookie() for more on cookies.

function my_is_mobile() {
    static $is_mobile;

    if (isset($is_mobile)) return $is_mobile;

    if (isset($_REQUEST['mobile']) && $_REQUEST['mobile'] == "no")) {
        $is_mobile = false;
        return $is_mobile;

    $is_mobile = wp_is_mobile();
    return $is_mobile;
  • thank you for your time, but i actually solved it already, still upvoting ). – Jurij Jazdanov Aug 7 '15 at 15:50
  • If you feel this is also a reasonable answer you could also mark it as answering your question. :) I'd certainly appreciate the recognition. – KenB Aug 7 '15 at 16:05

In most cases, you should be dealing with content switching at the CSS level. This can be accomplished in a variety of ways - the most popular of which is mobile-first responsive web design based on viewport width.

Say you had an element with a class of "mobile-hidden" - you could do something like this:

.mobile-hidden {
  display: none;

@media (min-width: 768px) {
  display: block;

Did it other way. I created a new theme for a mobile device and am using a plugin to switch between them.


You shouldn't use wp_is_mobile in frontend anytime. It's because of caching plugins, it won't work properly if you'd use someone.

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