There are many ways to create a mobile version of your website. You can do it manually, use a WordPress plugin, or let MoFuse do it for you. Today I will cover the easy option, MoFuse, and follow-up this post with the more advanced option tomorrow.
MoFuse allows you to “Mobilize your blog” in about ten minutes. You simply create a free account, supply your blog’s URL, and pick a URL for your resulting mobile site. The URL will look something like
you.mofuse.mobi, though you can map it to your own subdomain if you wish (
m.yourdomain.com is a common convention).
You can upload a logo, customize the color scheme, and control what goes into your mobile site. You start out with a homepage consisting of just your ten most recent posts, though you can add in more RSS feeds, static pages, and links to other sites.
MoFuse generates both an iPhone/iPod Touch version and a WML version, and sends visitors to the correct one when they access the site. Users of computers will see previews of what it will look like on their mobile device. Take a look for yourself with
You can place a link to your MoFuse page on your site, or you can use a bit of PHP code they provide to automatically detect mobile users visiting your site and send them to MoFuse.
Mofuse is a great option for anyone looking to easily put together a mobile version of their blog (or any RSS-equipped website).
Come back tomorrow for the next post in The Mobile Web.