Yesterday, I shared with you seven best practices for adding mobility to your blog, and I promised a few WordPress plugins for making your blog even more accessible with a smartphone. The two plugins I recommend tackle mobile style sheets for your iPhone, Blackberry, Android, and a plethora of other smartphones that are coming out every month by stripping out the fluff (i.e. extra-large headers, lengthy sidebars, and traditional navigation) on our regular blogs and leaving the bare reading essentials. Here we go…
I use this plugin to “mobilize” my sites across smartphones, for it turns my blogs into mobile sites on any hand-held device. It also gives me the option of forcing my mobile site on regular devices and allows me to decide what mobile browsers I want my blog to render in. Additionally, it comes with two style sheets but allows me to create and upload my own mobile style sheets, style sheets that could match my own site or include missing functionality that I deem important.
WPtouch: WordPress on iPhone
I consider these two plugins essential if you intend to share your blog with readers on their mobile devices. Yesterday’s seven best practices coupled with these plugins will get you on the road to a mobile blog that your readers will want to access no matter their location.