How to Make a WordPress Website Mobile Friendly

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SEO is always changing and so are the several factors responsible for it. Everyone has some unique SEO tricks up their sleeve but a majority of the factors for SEO are publicly available throughout the internet.

When we talk about SEO, we usually talk about optimising ours site for Google search and Google is very strict about quality of the websites that are displayed through its search results. Google wants to make the web a better place and this is why it needs to change the rules for SEO time to time.

As the number of people browsing the web through their mobile devices is increasing every day, Google has now made it mandatory for sites to have a mobile friendly design. Failing to do so might get your sites rankings go down in Google search results when a visitor is surfing the web through his mobile device.

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If you are using WordPress for your website, then there are two ways by which you can make your website mobile friendly. First of all, you can use a responsive theme, which will automatically resize web pages according to the mobile device’s display on which it is being viewed.

And then the other method for making your website mobile friendly would be to install a free plugin for WordPress such as Jetpack. I think most of you might already be familiar with the Jetpack plugin for WordPress, which is actually one of the must have plugins for WordPress. the plugin itself has 24 modules which add different functions to WordPress.

As this post is about making a WordPress site mobile friendly, ill just guide you through the process of installing jetpack on your WordPress site and then making it mobile friendly.

How to Make a WordPress Website Mobile Friendly with Jetpack

  • Step 1: Login to the WordPress dashboard and go to the Plugins menu.
  • Step 2: Search for Jetpack in the WordPress plugins repository and install the Jetpack by WordPress.com plugin.

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  • Step 3: Once installed open Jetpack’s settings by navigating to Jetpack > Settings from the WordPress dashboard menu.
  • Step 4: Hover the cursor above Mobile theme and select Activate.

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  • Step 5: Once the plugin is activated, you can go ahead and change its settings to your liking.

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That’s it, now open your website from a mobile device and it should have a mobile friendly design.

While your website might be mobile friendly, there many be other problems that might problems. Which is why you should check out your website’s mobile friendliness with Google’s new mobile friendly testing tool. Just head over to the link provided and check whether your website passes google’s mobile friendly test. If you website has some problem, the tool should pinpoint them.