December 18, 2014

WordPress Mobile Websites?

Did you know that you can make fully-functional mobile websites using nothing but a mobile-optimized theme, a few plugins, and WordPress? We are here to tell you that you can.

WordPress is an ideal platform for building mobile websites. We are not talking about mobile apps. Mobile apps are an entirely different creature than mobile websites. They have their upsides, but according to our analysis, mobile websites rule the day. Now that you can build mobile websites–now that you can easily and quickly build mobile sites using WordPress, it really is a no-brainer to do so.

We will share with you in this post the overall framework you need to build out your first mobile website.

WordPress Mobile Website Framework

  1. The first thing you need is WordPress. It is the backbone of the entire framework.
  2. Next, you will need a .mobi site. Get one of those here.
  3. Mobile specific theme(s) — the best on the market right now are from WP Mobile Pro.
  4. A few plugins (next post).

You can literally make a mobile website in about all of 5 whole minutes. If you’re a web consultant, think about making these for your clients at $500 to $1,000 a pop, with monthly recurring fees from between $50 and $150 per month.

Also think about the add-ons you can sell: Text messaging, redirect script installation, SEO, Facebook fanpages, etc.