7 Fantastic WordPress Plugins to Make your Site Mobile Responsive

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Over the last few years, it has become essential to create a mobile responsive site. More and more users are using mobile devices to meet their content needs, so if your site isn’t mobile friendly, then you are missing a huge opportunity to generate new leads.

We have already published a guide on Responsive Web Design for WordPress Explained, so if you want to know more about what exactly responsive design is, check out that post.

Now there are two ways to get a responsive design. 1. Hire someone to convert your existing site into responsive theme, which will cost you $1000 give or take. or 2. Use a free mobile responsive plugin. If I were you, I would choose the latter one, as it will save me a ton of money and will probably take less then 10 minutes.

Below I have listed 7 mobile responsive plugins for WordPress that can be used to make your site mobile friendly.

WPTouch

WPTouch

WPTouch is one of the most popular mobile WordPress plugins available for WordPress.

WPtouch is a mobile plugin for WordPress that automatically enables a simple and elegant mobile theme for mobile visitors of your WordPress website. The mobile WordPress theme is complete with AJAX loading articles and smooth effects when viewed from popular touch mobile devices like the iPhone, iPod touch, Android mobile phones, BlackBerry OS6+ mobile devices, and more.

Download WPTouch »

JetPack

JetPack

JetPack is the most simplest and effective way to make your site mobile responsive. This plugin is packed with a number of great features (24 modules to be precise), and not all of them are useful. But still there are some great features, that makes it a nice addition to a WordPress site.

One such feature is “Responsive Design”, which automatically streamlines your site for visitors on mobile devices. If you have JetPack plugin installed on your site, then with a click of button you can implement the mobile friendly theme.

Download JetPack Plugin »

MobilePress

MobilePress is a simple plugin that renders a mobile friendly version of your website. The plugin doesn’t have as much features as other plugins listed here, but it comes with two themes and help is provided for developers who want to create their own mobile themes.

This plugin is very easy to use, since you can easily test the site by forcing into mobile view rather then using a real mobile device.

Download MobilePress Plugin »

Wapple Architect

Wapple architect mobile plugin

Wapple Architect plugin allows you to mobilize your blog in minutes. The plugin targets every single mobile device and all aspects of your blog are tailored to the visiting handset.

The plugin comes with a ton of features and functionality to improve the user experience for mobile devices. The Wapple plugin is quite different, as it doesn’t uses mobile theme, and retains the styling of your site from web to mobile.

Some of the features are: Mobile Advertising Integration, stats, mobile friendly navigation, custom header, advanced pagination, dynamic resizing of images, and much more.

Download Wapple Architect »

WP Mobile Detector

WP Mobile Detecter

WP Mobile Detector provides a simple solution to adapt your site for mobile with just a few clicks. Most of the mobile plugins aims at providing support for couple of gadgets i.e Android, iPhone, Blackberry, etc. But WP Mobile Detector supports more than 5,000 web-enabled phones, tablets, and small-screen devices. This plugin has some impressive features such as -

  • 7 pre-installed mobile themes.
  • Automatically formats content and resize images for particular / target device.
  • Provides advanced mobile statistics to help you increase conversion rate.

This plugin has plenty of useful features for blog owners. You can download the plugin from WordPress.org. There is also a premium version available, on Websitez. Price starts at $50.

Download WP Mobile Detector »

OBox Mobile

Obox Mobile 2

Obox Mobile is a WordPress plugin from Obox Design, which will convert your site to a striking layout fully compatible with all modern mobile devices (i.e. Windows, Android, and iOS devices). The plugin is easy to setup and doesn’t require any configuration – just plug and play. It also comes with an visual customizer, which allows you to choose from five striking pre-set color schemes.

Other then that it has some impressive features – Feature post slider, adverts, social media buttons, translation ready, and more.

Download OBox Mobile »

Mobile by iThemes

Mobile iThemes

iThemes needs no instruction, they have made some of the best products available today in the WordPress market. The company has been mostly known for its Theme Builder, Backup Buddy plugin, and most recently Exchange eCommerce solution.

This mobile plugin allows you to create mobile themes in a couple of clicks and is packed with some great features such as:

  • Style Manager to customize basic styles.
  • Built-in custom header uploader.
  • Easily assign separate theme to specific platform (i.e. Android, iOS, Windows, etc.) to customize the user experience.
  • Separate Mobile specific navigation menu.

Price: $45

Download Mobile Plugin by iThemes »

What do you think about these plugins? What are your thoughts about responsive site? Please share your insights in the comments below.

About the Author: Devesh Sharma is a WordPress fanatic and loves experimenting with WordPress themes & plugins.Get more from Devesh on  and Twitter.
10 comments… add one
  1. Katie Keith says

    Useful article, but it’s worth distinguishing between “responsive sites” (in which the same design automatically adjusts its layout on different screen sizes) and having a separate “mobile site” (in which the website automatically detects users on mobile devices and serves a different version of the website to them). Most of the above are ways to create a separate mobile site and will not actually make your WordPress website responsive.

    Separate mobile sites can be a good way to make an existing website mobile-friendly as you don’t have to start from scratch. However Google has said that it prefers properly responsive sites and if you’re creating a new website then I think it’s much better to make your website fully responsive – either by buying a responsive WordPress theme or creating a responsive custom WordPress theme.

  2. Adesanmi says

    This is a great lists for bloggers loving to improve its wordpress mobile productivities, I really love using WPtouch

  3. Mansi says

    I have new to this blogging world and have tried up setting various mobile plugins like wptouch, wordpress mobile pack and duda mobile but none of the plugins help me display images on my mobile site. Please suggest a good plugin that will display images properly on my mobile site.

  4. ScholarsNG says

    Nice to come accross such a handy article tonight, i just creeted a new blog on wordpress scholars, i guess this plugins will help me.

  5. Beth says

    I have a site which already has a responsive design, but I need a plugin which will convert some jquery plugins using non mobile friendly methods such as “doubleclick”. Will any of these plugins do that and still allow me to maintain my own responsive design?

    • Devesh Sharma says

      No, it will not work as most of the plugins listed above will implement their own stylesheet for mobile devices.

  6. AbdulRicho says

    Katie was damn right. Most important thing is to get or create a responsive theme and it will pardon all the misgivings of extra costs, unsatisfactory rendering etc. Well really, some of these plugins may provide you with other options not ‘directly’ available in some responsive themes, until you search, you may not know what you\re missing.

  7. Doug says

    Question:

    Do all of these plugins serve a unique mobile site and does this affect SEO negatively?

    Doug

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