- 91% of all people on earth have a mobile phone
- 56% of people own a smart phone
- 50% of mobile phone users, use mobile as their primary Internet source
- 80% of time on mobile is spent inside apps
- 72% of tablet owners purchase online from their tablets each week
DigitalBuzz, 2013 Mobile Growth Statistics
These statistics are proof that the need for a mobile website these days is extremely important. Whether you offer a professional service or sell products, your customers are using their mobile phones on a regular basis and may search for what you offer on their mobile device.
So, how can you create a mobile website affordably?
Mobile Website Builders
DudaMobile is typically the DIY mobile website I recommend. They offer a very simple process for creating your mobile site by duplicating your existing site and allowing you to edit it’s components as you see a preview of your mobile website. In order to create a custom mobile domain like m.yourwebsite.com, you must upgrade to their paid plan. DudaMobile also offers a WordPress plugin that lets you easily add the coding you need to setup your redirect as well.
There are other DIY mobile website builders like MoFuse and Mobilio, but I have had the best experience with DudaMobile thus far.
Mobile Website Plugins
If you would like something simple and free to start with, I would recommend checking out these top 4 WordPress plugins for creating a mobile version of your website.
WPTouch is one of the most popular WordPress plugins for mobile websites. It allos users to customize the appearance, it delivers fast and user-friendly mobile websites and users do not need to know any code to set it up.
WordPress Mobile Pack was actually designed for making WordPress sites from a mobile device. It provides an automatic mobile switcher that will suggest desktop or mobile presentation. Users can also access the admin panel and edit posts, comments and more from their mobile device.
Mobile Press offers custom themes and specific themes for specific devices and mobile browsers. It has mobile friendly settings is is well for a regular WordPress website or blog. Mobile Press can also be used to create a custom theme.
WP Mobile Detector, in my opinion is one of the best ways to mobilize your website. It automatically detects whether a visitor is using a standard mobile phone or a smartphone and depending on which one they are using, the program will load the most compatible mobile theme. The plugin only needs to be installed and activated; then everything is configured automatically.
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