Mobile Press Plugin for Mobile Browsing

More and more people are using mobile devices to search then net.   Providing a way to have our blogs rendered on mobile devices is something all real estate bloggers should be doing.   The MobilePress plugin is one way to address this NOW.

Blog Lab Using Mobile Press On Blackberry

Blog Lab Using Mobile Press On Blackberry

It has been a couple of months since I started using a Blackberry Curve as my phone and messaging base.   I’ve made a few small changes to my blogs to help them render on mobile devices better.   But the navigation is still difficult and the sidebars are always moved to the bottom of the main content section.

This week I installed the MobilePress plugin here at the Lab and on the Tucson Real Estate blog and checked the sites from the blackberry browser.

Both blogs load quicker and are easy to navigate from the mobile press display of both blogs.

There are a couple of options you can set the display for various mobile devices and there are themes available as well as the ability to develop and design new themes for the mobile press plugin.   If you want you can even set the blog to display using this plugin theme for all browsers.   This is something I did to see how it would render and when I turned it off, it didn’t.   I tried a refresh but that didn’t seem to work either.   I deactivated the plugin and reactivated it.   That was all it took to restore the Lab to regular theme view on a computer and mobilepress theme from a mobile device.

I like this little plugin and as new themes are develeped and released it could be an even better tool in our arsonal to address the increasing number of mobile browsers being used to view our blogs.

Comments

  1. FYI: your site looks great on my iPod Touch too!

    I hand typed in the URL last night when I “ran into you” on Twitter. So, now you know it works on iPhone and iPod Touch (same technology on both) just as well as it works on your CRACK-berry. 😉

  2. Leon Belenky says:

    Isn’t it amazing how much technology can play a part in our marketing? Thanks for sharing the Mobile Press Plugin-I can see that coming very handy for me! Thanks!

  3. Wow this plugin is really useful for mobile users! Saves a ton of time.

  4. Thanks for the information about the plugin – it’s amazing how quick mobile browsing etc.. is picking up. I used to doubt that it would be the “wave” of the future, but it’s apparent now that mobile developers are making it extremely easy for people to go mobile.