goes mobile!

With a bit of fiddling around, I’ve found a good combination of WordPress plugins for mobile support.

  • For iPhone/iPod: WPtouch. Lots of options, looks good on the iPhone browser.
  • For all other mobiles: WP-viewMobile. This one is particularly handy, because it gives you the option to define the user agent strings it should activate for. To make it play nicely with WPtouch, I just had to remove the iPhone and iPod entries.

For both of these, setting them up was as simple as turning them on. I also added the various search engine mobile crawlers to WP-viewMobile. At the moment, the list of user agent strings I have are: Googlebot-Mobile, Y!J-SRD/1.0, msnbot-mobile, MSMObot. If anyone knows any others, please let me know.

So now, if you desperately want to check my site from the road, you can read it a bit easier on your mobile screen.