Lee Odden

Optimize your blog for the iPhone and iPod Touch in Five Minutes

Lee Odden     Blogging

iPhoneYou can’t deny that Apple is re-defining the mobile web. The iPhone and iPod Touch are full fledged web browsers and there are lots of people using them. So, why don’t you take 5 minutes and optimize your WordPress blog for the iPhone and iPod Touch?

Step 1 – Install iWPhone. This plugin and theme combo automatically detects the iPhone or iPod Touch and serves up a specific theme optimized just for those screens. All you have to do is install it and activate it. When an an iPhone or iPod stops by, your site will be ready.

Step 2 – Install iPhone Mobile Admin. This plugin re-works the admin side of your blog specifically for the iPhone or iPod Touch. It makes it quite handy if you have one of these devices and want to login and post or manage your blog on the go. It should work with other mobile phones too if you don’t have an iPhone. There is also WPhone if iPhone Mobile Admin doesn’t fit your needs.

Step 3 – Create a Webclip icon. This is the icon that will show up if someone adds your blog (or website) to the home screen on their iPhone or iPod Touch. If you don’t have a webclip, it’ll just grab your favicon and scale it up and make it look pixley and ugly.

That’s it, your WordPress blog is now optimized for the iPhone and iPod Touch. It’s cool again and you can brag that you are on the cutting edge of technology even without an iPhone. 😀

While you are at it, you might want to optimize your blog for all mobile phones too.

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About Lee Odden

@LeeOdden is the CEO of TopRank Online Marketing and editor of Online Marketing Blog. Cited for his expertise by The Economist, Forbes and the Wall Street Journal, he's the author of the book Optimize and presents internationally on integrated content, search, social media and influencer marketing. When not at conferences, consulting, or working with his talented team, he's likely on a beach somewhere doing absolutely nothing.