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Responsive Themes Please Google Mobility464

rcayeras private msg quote post Address this user
All mighty blog experts - what necessary changes do you foresee?

"Google has made various mobile related changes on its algorithm over the past 18 months 'favouring' mobile sites, however this is the first time that Google explicitly mentions "significant impact" of the upcoming change and provides a deadline! - Google is usually secretive in implementing algorithm changes.
"Google is sharing the deadline this time to give you a last chance if haven’t already re-developed your website to be mobile/tables friendly, so you can start making this transition immediately. You should work toward having a mobile-friendly website by April 21 otherwise you may very well experience a dramatic decline in website visibility."

For the official announcement:

http://googlewebmastercentral.blogspot.ca/2015/02/finding-more-mobile-friendly-search.html
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@rcayeras

It's called a responsive theme.

All WordPress themes built in the last year or so meet the criteria.

Seems like there is a job industry here to be had.

Hang a shingle out and tell people you will move their sites.
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Lloyd_Lofthouse private msg quote post Address this user
Does this mean if we've been using the same Wordpress theme for about five years, we should switch to a more recent theme?
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@Lloyd_Lofthouse

Yup. That's exactly what it means.

better get hopping.
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Lloyd_Lofthouse private msg quote post Address this user
Thanks. That's another item on my list to get to as soon as I finish my taxes and drop them in the mail to the IRS.
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tienny private msg quote post Address this user
How do I find out whether the current wordpress theme has the responsive theme?
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@tienny

Take a look at your theme on a mobile phone and a tablet and tell me what you see.
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tienny private msg quote post Address this user
This is the screenshot that I see from my mobile


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rcayeras private msg quote post Address this user
For those who don't have mobile devices or want to check out a website on several devices, one software company, Blue Griffin, offers a plugin to check what your web site looks like on several mobile devices. I'm not familiar with the plugins you pay for, only the free WYSIWYG.

For information about the free WSYISYG
http://www.bluegriffon.com/

For information about mobile device "test" ($10 euro, about $11 US)
http://www.bluegriffon.com/index.php?pages/MobileViewer

Anyone know of similar applications that you've used and can truly recommend or not recommend?
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Lloyd_Lofthouse private msg quote post Address this user
This is good to know. Thank you for sharing.
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rcayeras private msg quote post Address this user
A free test for checking out a site's mobile qualities is provided by Google:

https://www.google.com/webmasters/tools/mobile-friendly/?utm_source=wmc-blog&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=mobile-friendly

So far, the sites of one previous and one current client "fail" that test. Web development is not my specialty, but I forwarded the results to the managers.
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@Rev pointed out in another thread a great plugin - WPTouch

that will convert you current WordPress site into a responsive site.

I tried it. It works.

Now I have time to make changes that I want to without rushing.
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OK - ways to test your site and a way to easily fix it on WordPress.

whew!!!

OK#2 - how many are hanging up shingles to fix non-mobile WP blogs?
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tienny private msg quote post Address this user
Thanks
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