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.
one of the reasons i choosen wordpress ;-)
I tried this on my Nokia smartphone and it works just fine. Good Job guys.
This is too much quality. Let me live my life! WordPress is just too great to do anything else. Can you cook?
Hey Guys–My logo looks a bit messed up… AND I DON’T CARE. Looks fantastic on the iPhone. Nice work…and thank you!
Good to know, WP are doing everything to make users enjoy, Keep the good works!
I was impressed, very good progress, thanks a lot
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…
Can the dashboard too be accessd thru this??
Really COOL !
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?
wow thanks dude, nice info
Good sons. I will use it soonly
Can I say it enough? This is awesome!
Great! Connecting people.
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.
Cool! I really like it :)
really enthusiastic effort!!!!
Beautiful! Just tried going to our blog on my HTC Dream and it’s amazing!! Great work!!
That’s a nice feature. And extra points for the excellent title!
I like this post pretty much..!!!!!!!
Was looking for this for last few days and I already testing it,simply it’s amazing..Thanks WP
i need to get me a iphone or BB first
Look wonderful on my iPhone. good work
This is a welcome development that is bound to enhance the blogging of wordpress users. Good one; keep the the flag flying.
I tweeted this a bit ago ..thanks for spelling it out so well here
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!
Why I cannot insert and post any pictures from my Nokia 5630 when adding new post?
This look good! I like it.
Cool,, thanks for the good news!
its really cool.
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 :-)
I’m so excited to get an iPhone so I can use the WP app!!
cool…keep it coming..;P
technology :) nice
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.
This is awesome stuff. Thank you guys.. u doing great work!
Any chance of getting the Nokia N97 added to the phones using the WPtouch theme? It is possible.
Another great reason to finally buy a cellphone!
Now thats cool
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’!
i likey :)
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!
This is really cool! Loved it.
That’s a great feature – man, technology rocks!
wow i guess
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!
Really super cool- looks even better on my iPhone than on my Mac… Is that NORMAL…??? lol… Thanks WordPress…
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.
Really cool! Thank alote.
very nice :)
thanks for the professional look of my blog – I just can’t belive how great it looks on an iphone
i was just wondering.. is this also possible for NOKIA E63? hmmmm…. i wanna get it.. argh..
mille grazie – a thousand thanks. that is just what I have been waiting for. J