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Why Use WPtouch Instead of a Responsive Theme?

If you’ve been using a WordPress theme that’s not responsive or mobile-friendly, you may have some reservations about switching your theme completely.

For one, if you really like the look of your current theme, you may not want to change the appearance of your site entirely just to make it mobile-friendly.

Switching themes can be a daunting process with a lot of work involved. When switching themes, you can lose some of your saved settings; your menus and widgets may disappear or be messed up, theme-specific shortcodes won’t work anymore, and so much more. See more information about these issues in the article What Happens When You Switch Your WordPress Theme?

WPtouch may also be much faster than a responsive theme. Having a faster-loading site can help to boost your search engine rankings.

WPtouch Review - Loading speeds

How to Set Up Your Mobile Site With WPtouch

After installing and activating the plugin, navigate to WPtouch » Settings to set up your mobile site.

This WordPress plugin will automatically pull your site information (including the site title and language) from your WordPress settings, but you can adjust them here, if needed.

WPtouch Review - setup

You can also:

  • Set a different homepage for your mobile site
  • Show a credit link in the footer
  • Choose which devices (iOS, Android, etc.) to show your mobile site to
  • Set up a separate main menu for your mobile site
  • Choose and customize your theme

The theme customizer works just like the Appearance » Customize settings for your regular WordPress site, allowing you to change your site icon, colors, typography, widgets, and more, specifically for your mobile site.

WPtouch Review - customize appearance

Additionally, WPtouch includes access to 7 more themes.

WPtouch Review - themes

Expand Your Options With WPtouch Extensions

WPtouch also has several extension plugins available to add more feature and options:

  • AMP for WPtouch: add support for Google’s Accelerated Mobile Pages for even faster loading times and a possible boost in your mobile search engine rankings
  • Advanced Typography: choose custom fonts to add to your mobile site
  • Basic Ads: display advertising from Google Adsense or using your own custom scripts
  • Multi-Ads: display more ads and conduct A/B split testing
  • infinity Cache: enable caching for faster loading
  • Responsive Images: automatically resizes and optimizes images for mobile devices
  • Related Posts: suggests related posts to your readers to increase engagement and reduce bounce
  • Web-App Mode: allows visitors to save your website to their home screens
  • Mobile Content: shows different content to mobile visitors
  • Make Child Theme: quickly and easily create a child theme for advanced customization
  • jQuery Enhanced: ensures your site is using the latest version of jQuery

WPtouch is really the best of both worlds when it comes to responsive design vs. separate desktop and mobile sites. WPtouch creates a simple mobile version of your website automatically, without having to use a subdomain or separate URL.  
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Template Information

Created On:
02/05/2021
Updated On:
02/05/2021
Version:
4.3.36
Widget Ready:
Yes
High Resolution:
Yes
Responsive:
Yes
Columns:
1
Compatible Browsers:
IE9, IE10, IE11, Firefox, Safari, Chrome, Opera, Edge
Software Version:
WordPress 5.6.x, WordPress 5.5.x, WordPress 5.4.x, WordPress 5.3.x, WordPress 5.2.x, WordPress 5.1.x, WordPress 5.0.x, WordPress 4.9.x, WordPress 4.8.x, WordPress 4.7.x, WordPress 4.6.1, WordPress 4.6, WordPress 4.5.x, WordPress 4.5.2, WordPress 4.5.1, WordPress 4.5, WordPress 4.4.2, WordPress 4.4.1, WordPress 4.4, WordPress 4.3.1, WordPress 4.3, WordPress 4.2, WordPress 4.1, WordPress 4.0, WordPress 3.9, WordPress 3.8
Compatible With:
Visual Composer 5.1.x, WooCommerce 3.4.x, WooCommerce 3.3.x, WooCommerce 3.2.x, WPML, Bootstrap 4.x, Bootstrap 3.x
Files Included:
PHP Files, CSS Files, JS Files
Documentation:
Yes
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