This is a collection of free WordPress plugins for mobile and other portable smart devices. In this post you will find plugins related to reader’s end and also for the admin and webmasters.
These plugins will help you to organize your blog and/or website from your mobile phone and allow the visitors to reach your mobile-optimized site on their portable devices.
This is not a big collection because I only wanted WordPress 3.0 compatible highly rated plugins. Believe me when I say it, I searched a lot and there aren’t many tools which fit on this strict criteria. But I did find a few gems and here they are.
Note: Plugin Author descriptions are being copied.
Front-end: User’s View
Plugins which effect the way website/blog is displayed to the audience using mobile devices.
Wapple Architect Mobile Plugin for WordPress is a plugin that allows you to mobilize your blog in minutes.
Every single mobile device is detected and all aspects of your blog are tailored to the visiting handset. Sites aren’t dumbed down to the lowest common denominator but instead use the features and functionality that advanced phones offer.
The WP Mobile Detector WordPress plugin automatically detects if the visitor is using a standard mobile phone or a smart phone and loads a compatible WordPress mobile theme for each. Advanced mobile statistics, image resizing, automatically formatted content and detection of 5,000+ mobile phones.
WordPress Mobile Edition is a plugin that shows an interface designed for a mobile device when visitors come to your site on a mobile device.
Mobile browsers are automatically detected, the list of mobile browsers can be customized on the settings page.
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WordPress website says this plugin does not support WP3.0 but a bird told me that it does work. You can give it a try. It is simpler to use compared to previous one but has less options.
Tools for webmasters when they are using mobile devices.
If you are an Admin and you have a WordPress site running, the most chances are that you already have this utility installed. This is official WordPress page where you can find WordPress apps for iPhone, Android, Blackberry and almost all of the major smart phones.
The WordPress Mobile Pack is a complete toolkit to help mobilize your WordPress site and blog.
It includes a mobile switcher to select themes based on the type of user that is visiting the site, a selection of mobile themes, extra widgets, device adaptation and a mobile administration panel to allow users to edit the site or write new posts when out and about.
WPtouch automatically transforms your WordPress blog into an iPhone application-style theme, complete with ajax loading articles and effects, when viewed from iPhone, iPod touch, Android, Palm Pre, Samsung touch and BlackBerry Storm/Torch mobile devices.
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