How to Make WordPress Sites Mobile Friendly | The Journey

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How to Make WordPress Sites Mobile Friendly | The Journey

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Google predominantly uses the mobile version of content for indexing and ranking. That means mobile-friendly sites show up higher in search results. Making your WordPress sites mobile-friendly means that the content needs to be responsive and able to display well on any handheld device. Check out more The Journey content at

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00:00 – Introduction
00:27 – Test your WordPress website for mobile
01:22 – Use the same content on mobile and desktop sites
01:53 – Implement a responsive WordPress theme
02:29 – Choose mobile-friendly plugins
03:15 – Avoid full-screen pop-ups
04:06 – Simplify on-site graphics
04:47 – Wrap up

Ready to make your WordPress sites mobile-friendly and attractive to smartphone and handheld device visitors? Here’s what you need to do to optimize your WordPress sites for mobile.

Test your client’s WordPress site
Simply enter your site’s URL. Google measures the accessibility, readability, and navigation of the site on mobile devices. You’ll get a green “pass” message or a red “fail” message along with suggestions for improvement.

Use the same content on the mobile and desktop site
If your mobile site has less content than your desktop site, Google’s mobile-first indexing will cause your site to lose traffic. So, make sure your mobile and desktop sites have the same structured data, metadata, and descriptive titles.

Implement a responsive theme
Always check to make sure you are using the most up-to-date version of any WordPress theme to be sure your website design will be responsive to mobile users. You can also quickly optimize your site using WordPress software plugins.

Choose mobile-friendly plugins
The good news is that most new themes or currently updated themes are made with responsiveness in mind. However, when adding responsive functionality to older, non-responsive themes, it can limit the level of customization available.

Avoid full-screen pop-ups
If you must include them, display small ones on second pages or page bottoms or when visitors are about to leave your site. Test them to be sure they close easily on all devices.

Simplify on-site graphics
Large images or too many graphics can take up valuable webpage real estate and can distract from important content messaging. Plus, graphics and images are a major cause of slow load times (and poor user experience) for your mobile web pages.

Your clients want their websites to be accessible to as many people as possible. Make sure you design with mobile in mind. Follow our tips and you’ll be a hero with your clients by boosting their traffic and rankings with a mobile-friendly WordPress site.

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