It’s essential that your WordPress site is mobile-friendly. In 2016, mobile browsing surpassed desktops for the first. Mobile traffic accounts for a whopping 51.3 percent all Internet traffic.
You’ll be losing out on thousands of customers if you don’t make your site mobile-friendly.
We’ve put together some useful tips to help you. Let’s get started!
1. Download a Mobile Friendly Theme
Most WordPress themes today are mobile-friendly. These designs are called’responsive’. They adjust to any screen size.
You can take a few steps if you’re in the unfortunate category of not having a mobile-friendly website theme.
Ensure that your theme is current. Download the most recent version of your theme.
Install a plugin to help you create a mobile-friendly version of your website, such as JetPack or WP Mobile Edition.
The latter can be time consuming and restrict your ability to customize the site. It’s better to just choose a different design.
You also need to make sure that your Plugins are responsive
It’s amazing how many people ignore this important aspect.
You need responsive plugins to give mobile users a great experience on your website.
You should always check that the plugin you are downloading looks good on desktop and mobile devices.
2. How to make your site run faster on mobile
Your site should load quickly on all devices, but especially mobile. Give your customers what they want. It improves the user experience, and it boosts your SEO efforts.
First, go to Google PageSpeed Insights. Enter your URL. You will get a complete breakdown of your page’s speed, both on desktop and mobile.
You can improve your website once you have figured out the reason why it is slow. You can also use Pingdom or GTmetrix to get more information about your page load time. These resources are sure to guide you in the correct direction.
We also recommend that you check out Google’s AMP (Accelerated Mobile Pages). This unique HTML markup can be added to your code to make your pages load quicker on Google.
Install the plugin, and then follow the instructions to get the best out of AMP. This is really as easy as it gets!
3. Avoid these Things
Avoid these mistakes if you want to make your website mobile-friendly:
Edit any elements of multimedia that do not work on mobile devices.
If you use videos, GIFs or audio files, ensure that they are compatible with both desktop and mobile users. If you don’t, mobile users won’t be able to fully use your website.
Avoid using small fonts. Check your website to make sure your font size is 16 points or greater. Google doesn’t like tiny fonts on smartphones and tablets.
5. Take the Mobile-Friendly test
Google’s Mobile friendliness Tool is the only way to know if your WordPress site really is mobile-friendly.
Plug in your URL and you will be told what you should improve. You can fix the problems once you have identified them.
Google Search Console has a section called ‘Mobile Usability,’ located under Search Traffic. You can also use Google Search Console to get more information on optimizing your website for mobile compatibility.
6. Avoid Popups that Cover the Whole Screen
Pop-ups that take up the entire screen are never a great idea. Even desktop users find these annoying. They’re annoying for desktop users, but they can be a real problem for mobile device users.
Touch control can make it difficult to remove them. This can cause visitors to abandon your website before they have a chance of consuming any valuable content.
7. Increase the tempo of your work
You can turn your WordPress website into a mobile application to make it more mobile friendly.
You can choose between a native or progressive app. A progressive app remains a website. It will work more like an application designed for mobile users.
Native apps, on the contrary, require users to download them on their smartphone.
Download the WordPress Mobile Pack Plugin to get your app live in minutes!
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