Make your WP site mobile friendly with the Jetpack Mobile Theme

Jetppack Mobile Theme plugin

Looking at the trend of increasing mobile users and the pressure of Google’s search engine to favour mobile friendly sites, it just makes sense for website developers to go that route. Jetpack’s mobile theme by WordPress will give those visitors a neat mobile browsing experience.

As the author of Jetpack say – “There’s a good chance that visitors to your site will be using a smartphone, and it’s important to provide them with a great reading experience while on the small screen. Jetpack’s mobile theme is optimized for small screens. It uses the header image, background, and widgets from your current theme for a great custom look.”

To install the Jetpack plugin, search for the keyword ‘jetpack’ and press on the Jetpack by WordPress.com Install Now button. A Jetpack settings section will now appear on the WordPress admin from where the Jetpack Settings can be accessed from.

Installing the Jetpack by WordPress plugin

To use the Jetpack Mobile Theme, go to the Writing tab and scroll down to Theme enhancements. Select the “Optimize your site for smartphones” option to turn the mobile theme on.

Make sure to deactivate all other mobile themes!

If the plugin is activated, visitors from an iPhone, Android, Windows Phone, and other mobile devices will automatically see the Jetpack Mobile Theme, with the option to view the full site. It basically takes the current page content and fits it all in to look beautiful, clean and neat on a mobile device.

Adding Featured images to the Jetpack mobile theme

In addition to the Jetpack Mobile Themes plugin, for the full experience, the Jetpack Mobile Theme Featured images plugin also needs to be installed and activated.

Jetpack Mobile Theme Featured images plugin

By default, the plugin will only add the featured image on the home page. The option to display featured images is accessed from the Jetpack Settings page under the Writing tab where it will be situated in the Theme enhancements module.

From the Jetpack Mobile Theme Featured images plugin’s side you can set where to display featured images. These settings are available on the WordPress Settings section under Mobile Featured Image Settings.

The Jetpack’s Mobile Theme can be deactivated at any time from the Jetpack settings.

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