As technology advances, mobile devices are playing a bigger role in our lives. Thousands of you have been using the iPhone and Blackberry applications to post and edit content for your blog, and over 60 million page views a month of WordPress.com blogs have been on mobile devices. New smartphones do a great job with most web sites, but older phones have many problems and may not display anything at all.
Today we’re launching a couple of mobile themes that will automatically be displayed when your blog is accessed with a compatible mobile phone.
The first theme is a modification of WPtouch and will be displayed to phones with modern web browsers like those on the iPhone and Android phones. The second theme was developed from an older version of the WordPress Mobile Edition and will be displayed to all other mobile devices.
Mobile visitors greeted by WPtouch will get easy access to posts, pages, and archives. They’ll get fancy AJAX commenting and post loading. If you are using a custom header image, it will be scaled to size and displayed at the top of your blog. When viewing your blog on other phones, the focus will be on loading the blog quickly while displaying the important information about your content.
If you would like to disable mobile themes on your blog, go to Appearance->Extras in the Dashboard and uncheck Display a mobile theme when this blog is viewed with a mobile browser. For more details, be sure to check out the Mobile Themes support page.
Oct 21st at 7:14 pm
one of the reasons i choosen wordpress
Oct 21st at 7:35 pm
I tried this on my Nokia smartphone and it works just fine. Good Job guys.
Oct 21st at 9:46 pm
Oct 21st at 10:02 pm
This is too much quality. Let me live my life! WordPress is just too great to do anything else. Can you cook?
Oct 21st at 10:55 pm
Hey Guys–My logo looks a bit messed up… AND I DON’T CARE. Looks fantastic on the iPhone. Nice work…and thank you!
Oct 21st at 11:45 pm
Good to know, WP are doing everything to make users enjoy, Keep the good works!
Oct 22nd at 12:06 am
I was impressed, very good progress, thanks a lot
Oct 22nd at 2:14 am
Another great idea, another experience we had, so keep it coming, upgrade more..more..more.. and more. it’s make our blogs more valuable.. thanks a lot for you guys.. GOD BLESS YOU ALL…
Oct 22nd at 6:31 am
Can the dashboard too be accessd thru this??
Oct 22nd at 6:50 am
Really COOL !
Oct 22nd at 8:05 am
Another great addition to the feast know as WordPress.com. Just a quick question though, any way to hide certain Child Pages from the Mobile version Page Browser?
Oct 22nd at 9:10 am
wow thanks dude, nice info
Oct 22nd at 9:34 am
Oct 22nd at 10:18 am
Good sons. I will use it soonly
Oct 22nd at 12:28 pm
Can I say it enough? This is awesome!
Oct 22nd at 12:46 pm
Great! Connecting people.
Oct 22nd at 1:20 pm
Oct 22nd at 1:33 pm
The basic version needs a bit of work, I think. I would really like to see the links widgets.
Also I wasn’t able to switch to the full version from my bberry, but that is probably an issue with the bberry.
Otherwise this is very convenient.
Oct 22nd at 2:41 pm
Cool! I really like it
Oct 22nd at 3:34 pm
Oct 22nd at 3:42 pm
really enthusiastic effort!!!!
Oct 22nd at 6:32 pm
Beautiful! Just tried going to our blog on my HTC Dream and it’s amazing!! Great work!!
Oct 22nd at 10:47 pm
That’s a nice feature. And extra points for the excellent title!
Oct 23rd at 7:38 am
I like this post pretty much..!!!!!!!
Oct 23rd at 9:38 am
Was looking for this for last few days and I already testing it,simply it’s amazing..Thanks WP
Oct 23rd at 11:18 am
i need to get me a iphone or BB first
Oct 23rd at 11:47 am
Oct 23rd at 1:50 pm
Look wonderful on my iPhone. good work
Oct 23rd at 3:10 pm
This is a welcome development that is bound to enhance the blogging of wordpress users. Good one; keep the the flag flying.
Oct 23rd at 4:29 pm
I tweeted this a bit ago ..thanks for spelling it out so well here
Oct 23rd at 4:49 pm
Maybe it’s just my Blackberry, but mine didn’t look cool. It was like all broken text and whatnot.
I’ll have to try it out on someone else’s phone!
Oct 23rd at 5:47 pm
Why I cannot insert and post any pictures from my Nokia 5630 when adding new post?
Oct 23rd at 6:42 pm
This look good! I like it.
Oct 23rd at 8:59 pm
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Oct 24th at 12:10 am
Oct 24th at 3:50 am
Cool,, thanks for the good news!
Oct 24th at 7:08 am
Oct 24th at 7:20 am
its really cool.
Oct 24th at 10:58 am
For wordpress.org users (i.e. self installed), you should check out the WordPress Mobile Pack:
…which has a (configurable) mobile theme, powerful switcher, mobile administration, lots of other mobile settings etc. It’s younger than the plugin used for this wordpress.com functionality, but (dare I say it) more featured – and well-rated.
Yeah, this is a shameless plug… but do check it out
Oct 25th at 12:52 am
I’m so excited to get an iPhone so I can use the WP app!!
Oct 25th at 2:32 am
cool…keep it coming..;P
Oct 25th at 7:14 am
Oct 25th at 10:34 am
Oct 25th at 11:32 am
Although mobile blogging using iPhone and Blackberry is now getting popular, it does not mean that people have abandoned their PCs. PCs are still playing important role in running complicated applications that need not only high memories but also high graphic quality.
Oct 25th at 1:11 pm
This is awesome stuff. Thank you guys.. u doing great work!
Oct 25th at 3:54 pm
Oct 26th at 12:33 am
Oct 26th at 8:52 am
Any chance of getting the Nokia N97 added to the phones using the WPtouch theme? It is possible.
Oct 26th at 6:45 pm
Another great reason to finally buy a cellphone!
Oct 26th at 7:09 pm
Now thats cool
Oct 27th at 2:01 am
I arrived here thinking it might be a possible app by WordPress for publishing posts on the Android platform… but this is great news too! I can’t wait to visit my WordPress.com sites after this. Just as well it is ‘opt-out’ instead of ‘opt-in’!
Oct 27th at 10:25 am
Oct 27th at 12:37 pm
The new mobile theme looks absolutely brilliant on the iPhone! Clean, stylish and readable, and the resizing of the posts and their images works perfectly.
Well done, what a fantastic feature!
Oct 27th at 2:58 pm
This is really cool! Loved it.
Oct 27th at 6:18 pm
That’s a great feature – man, technology rocks!
Oct 27th at 8:22 pm
wow i guess
Oct 28th at 1:44 am
I know this is a late comment for this, but I am going to say something anyway. This is totally awesome! I was hoping for something like this for a while. I post a lot from my iPhone, and use my phone for so much. I didn’t find out about the huge change from this post – I just got on Safari from my phone a few days ago, wanting to see what a friend was up to on her wordpress blog, and WOW! It was just great. At first I thought perhaps it was something that had only changed with her theme. So, I went to my blog, and found that it was a major upgrade of wordpress!
Thanks for this, really!
Oct 28th at 8:51 am
Really super cool- looks even better on my iPhone than on my Mac… Is that NORMAL…??? lol… Thanks WordPress…
Oct 28th at 1:26 pm
Firstly, u should think about of those fickle people who change techenlogy in evvery era .according to me this article is only current but evergreen.
Oct 28th at 2:57 pm
Really cool! Thank alote.
Oct 28th at 3:35 pm
Oct 28th at 11:02 pm
thanks for the professional look of my blog – I just can’t belive how great it looks on an iphone
Oct 29th at 4:39 am
i was just wondering.. is this also possible for NOKIA E63? hmmmm…. i wanna get it.. argh..
Oct 29th at 7:57 am
Oct 29th at 8:50 am
mille grazie – a thousand thanks. that is just what I have been waiting for. J