Optimizing Your WordPress Site To Be Mobile-Friendly - A Must In 2022 - Digital.com (2023)

The way we access information has dramatically changed as of late. With mobile technology on the rise, we spend more time on our mobile devices, reading news on the go, browsing interesting websites and even doing our shopping. Optimizing Your WordPress Site To Be Mobile-Friendly - A Must In 2022 - Digital.com (1) Where before we used our computers, we now do those tasks on our smartphones and tablets. In fact, a report from SimilarWeb states that 56% of all traffic online comes from a mobile device, and data from StatCounter revealed that mobile and tablet now gets more usage than desktop. Another interesting statistic comes from a

Another interesting statistic comes from a report by IBM which shows an increase in mobile ecommerce sales during the holiday season. Add to that the fact Google’s announcement made in 2015 which states that Google istaking mobile friendliness into consideration when ranking sites and you can start to see why it’s important to have a mobile-friendly website. And if you are a small business website owner (or is about to

And if you are a small business website owner (or is about to create your small busines website), making sure your website is mobile-friendly is crucial to your success considering 72% of consumers want a mobile friendly website.

In this article, we will show youhow you can test if your website is mobile-friendly,and how to make your WordPress site optimized for mobile devices. We will also take you through, step by step,what you can do to make sure your website visitors get the optimal user experience when visiting your website on a mobile phone. Let’s jump straight into it, how to how to make a WordPress website mobile friendly.

How to Check if Your WordPress Site is Mobile-Friendly

Before checking if your website is mobile-friendly, it’s always useful to know exactly how much traffic you are getting from mobile devices. The easiest way to do this is to use Google Analytics. All you have to do is login to your Google Analytics account and select the corresponding web property for your website. In the left-hand side menu, click on Mobile and then Overview. You will be able to see how many of your visitors are coming from desktop, mobile, and tablet devices. Optimizing Your WordPress Site To Be Mobile-Friendly - A Must In 2022 - Digital.com (2) If you are curious which devices your visitors are using when browsing your site, you can get that information by clicking on Devices. Now that you know how much mobile traffic your website is getting, it’s time to see if your website is mobile friendly. There are three tools you can use to check this.

» Google Mobile Friendly Test

The first tool comes straight from Google and it’s very simple and straightforward to use. Open up your browser, go to Google Mobile Friendly Test and enter your website’s URL, then click Analyze. After a brief analysis, it will tell you if your website is mobile-friendly or not. If your website is mobile-friendly you will get a green message telling you so. Optimizing Your WordPress Site To Be Mobile-Friendly - A Must In 2022 - Digital.com (3) In case it’s not, the test will tell you your website is not mobile-friendly, show you which errors are causing the problem, and guide you towards helpful resources to make your site mobile-friendly. Optimizing Your WordPress Site To Be Mobile-Friendly - A Must In 2022 - Digital.com (4)

» Screenfly

The second tool, Screenfly is slightly more robust. While Screenfly won’t give you suggestions on how to make your website mobile-friendly, or point out any errors, it will let you see how your website appears on various screen sizes, including smartphones, tablets, and even TVs. Optimizing Your WordPress Site To Be Mobile-Friendly - A Must In 2022 - Digital.com (5) The usefulness of this tool comes from the fact that your website might have a responsive design, but there might still be elements on your website that don’t display as they should.

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» MobileTest.me

The last tool is MobileTest.me. This tool allows you to pick a specific mobile device and after entering your website’s URL you can see how your website appears on that specific device. Optimizing Your WordPress Site To Be Mobile-Friendly - A Must In 2022 - Digital.com (6) What makes this tool stand apart from the other two, is the fact that you can actually interact with your website as if you are browsing from that specific device. This is a great way to see how your site works on mobile devices and to test some common elements like sharing buttons and sign up forms.

How to Optimize Your Website to Be Mobile Friendly

Even if you passed all the tests, that doesn’t mean your website is displaying properly. In most cases, website owners will really only test the homepage which might show up as mobile-friendly. However, once you start digging a little deeper, you might discover that there are some potential issues. Optimizing Your WordPress Site To Be Mobile-Friendly - A Must In 2022 - Digital.com (7) For example

  • Are your visitors who are browsing the site on mobile device able to click on the sharing buttons?
  • Is your sign up form difficult to close thus making your website hard to scroll and see?
  • What about your online shop, can your products be bought using a mobile device?
  • Are the input fields big enough so you can see what you are typing?

» Social Sharing Buttons

There are many social sharing plugins available for WordPress, but not all of them are optimized for usage on mobile devices. Most of them allow you to display social sharing buttons above the content, below the content, as a floating sidebar or all of the above; in the hopes of encouraging visitors to share your content. While the intent is great, in most cases, those buttons either

While the intent is great, in most cases, those buttons either take up more screen real-estate than what’s available on a mobile device; or if you use a floating sidebar option, they cover your content. To solve this, check the plugin settings and if you can, disable the floating sidebar on mobile view, or if there is no such option, disable it completely. If your current social sharing button doesn’t perform well on a mobile device, consider using a different plugin such as

If your current social sharing button doesn’t perform well on a mobile device, consider using a different plugin such as SumoMe. SumoMe is a free plugin which has a floating share bar that automatically displays on the bottom of the screen when it detects a visitor using a mobile device. Another great option is Social Warfare which resizes all sharing buttons according to the screen size, as well as allows you to disable the floating share buttons entirely on mobile devices.

» Email Optin Forms

One of the most effective ways to grow your email list is a pop-up plugin. Unfortunately, many of them take up too much screen real-estate on mobile devices, making them impossible to close or they are so small that the user cannot read the text or fill out the required fields. If you are using a pop-up plugin, be sure to carefully test it on a variety of mobile devices. In case you need to find a plugin that will display properly on mobile devices, here are some options to consider.

If you are using a pop-up plugin, be sure to carefully test it on a variety of mobile devices. In case you need to find a plugin that will display properly on mobile devices, here are some options to consider. SumoMe, the plugin mentioned above is one of the plugins that actually displays nicely on mobile devices and it’s free. Another option is

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Another option is Bloom – a premium plugin that is developed by Elegant Themes so if you decide to invest in Bloom, you will also get access to their entire suite of themes. Optin Forms is another free plugin which is responsive and displays without problems on mobile devices. It offers 5 different opt-in form designs that you can add to your posts, page, and widgets via shortcodes.

Small business owners will want to consider the HubSpot WordPress plugin. This free plugin provides forms, pop-ups, live chat, and analytics. It integrates with the free HubSpot CRM (contact database) which makes it easy to manage your leads and send automated email responses when an individual fills out a form.

» E-Commerce

If you run a small business website and rely heavily on WooCommerce, it’s crucial that your store displays and functions the way it should on mobile, as well as on the desktop. If you built your website using one of Woo’s themes, chances are your store is mobile-friendly. The developers behind WooCommerce and WooThemes have been building responsive themes since 2011 so websites using their themes shouldn’t have any issues. If you went a different route and bought a theme from a theme marketplace or you had a custom site developed, then you have two options. The first option is to

If you went a different route and bought a theme from a theme marketplace or you had a custom site developed, then you have two options. The first option is to contact your web designer and have them make sure your online store is optimized for mobile traffic. This means your product images scale depending on the screen size without appearing cut off, the shop buttons don’t extend over the allowable screen size, and the input fields on the order form trigger the correct keyboard for the right field. The second option is to

The second option is to install a mobile friendly plugin such as WPTouch or Jetpack’s mobile-friendly theme module.The downside of this approach is that your website will look different on mobile devices.

» Embedding Objects With a Set Width and Height

If you rely on embedding YouTube videos or infographics on your website, you probably noticed they have a set width and height. This might hurt the experience for your mobile visitors so the best way to ensure this doesn’t happen is to follow the tips outlined in this Smashing Magazine article which explains how to properly embed external content on your website.

» Slow Loading Times

A slow loading website will ruin your visitors’ experience not only on regular computers but on mobile devices as well, especially for those who don’t have generous data plans. A number of small tweaks like minifying your style sheets and JavaScript files, minimizing the number of plugins you use and compressing the images before you upload them to site will speed up your website. Using a

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Using a caching plugin as well as investing in a CDN and a good hosting company will also make a huge difference in your website’s loading time and increase the chances of your mobile visitors sticking around. Aside from the issues mentioned above, there are a few more things you can do to make sure your website is mobile-friendly. The first and most obvious solution is to use a

Aside from the issues mentioned above, there are a few more things you can do to make sure your website is mobile-friendly. The first and most obvious solution is to use a responsive WordPress theme. If you are looking for a free responsive theme, a good place to start is the official theme repository where you can filter your search for responsive themes. Paid solutions include

Paid solutions include Genesis Framework(WP framework we use) whose child themes (we use Altitude Pro but there a free child themes out there too) are responsive out of the box, or search for a responsive theme on ThemeForest. If you’re not keen on switching themes just yet, then consider using a plugin that delivers a mobile-friendly version of your site. One such plugin is

If you’re not keen on switching themes just yet, then consider using a plugin that delivers a mobile-friendly version of your site. One such plugin is WP Mobile Detector. It automatically detects if the visitor is using a standard mobile phone or a smartphone and loads a compatible WordPress mobile theme for each. Another plugin which will help you optimize your website for mobile is

Another plugin which will help you optimize your website for mobile is Any Mobile Theme Switcher. This plugin detects a mobile browser and displays the theme as the setting done from the admin area of your site, giving you the option to select a different mobile theme for each mobile browser.

Google’s AMP Initiative

Last year in October, Google announced a new project under their belt, called Accelerated Mobile Project. AMP is an open source initiative whose aim is to improve the world of mobile web:

“We want webpages with rich content like video, animations and graphics to work alongside smart ads, and to load instantaneously. We also want the same code to work across multiple platforms and devices so that content can appear everywhere in an instant—no matter what type of phone, tablet or mobile device you’re using.” Source Optimizing Your WordPress Site To Be Mobile-Friendly - A Must In 2022 - Digital.com (8) The AMP project relies on AMP HTML – a new framework which allows websites to build light-weight web pages. Essentially, it strips out most of the elements which cause web pages to load slower on mobile, like JavaScript and third-party scripts. Some of the big names like Twitter, WordPress.com, Pinterest, Adobe Analytics, LinkedIn, have already accepted this initiative and are collaborating with Google to make the mobile web better for everyone.

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What Does This Mean for Website Owners Like You?

There is a good reason why you might consider embracing AMP. Under the AMP initiative, mobile friendly pages will show up higher in search engines as well as get highlighted with a little green lighting bolt, inviting users to visit them.

Google has already made a tutorial that walks you through the creation of an AMP page, making it easy for website owners to get started with AMP. This doesn’t mean that you have to abandon WordPress in favor of ranking higher in search engines. All you have to do is install AMP plugin. With the AMP plugin active, all posts on your site will have dynamically generated AMP-compatible versions, meaning your visitors will not suffer from a poor mobile experience.

Facebook Instant Articles

Similarly to Google’s AMP initiative, Facebook Instant Articles were created to solve one particular problem – bring an end to slow loading times on mobile. As Josh Roberts explains:

“Facebook’s goal is to connect people to the stories, posts, videos or photos that matter most to them. Opening up Instant Articles will allow any publisher to tell great stories, that load quickly, to people all over the world. With Instant Articles, they can do this while retaining control over the experience, their ads and their data.”

In layman’s terms, Instant Articles will allow publishers to produce content and users to view content as an HTML5 document optimized for fast mobile performance. iPhone and Android Facebook users will be able to engage in visually appealing, interactive, multi-media articles right from the Facebook platform. Instant Articles will include automatic video play, interactive maps, a zoom-in feature, and audio. Optimizing Your WordPress Site To Be Mobile-Friendly - A Must In 2022 - Digital.com (9) And because Instant Articles will load right from Facebook’s server, it will be up to ten times faster than loading through the smartphone’s browser. This leads to faster sharing which means you content will spread further and in a shorter period of time, which naturally leads to more clicks, more exposure, and ultimately more sales. According to the data from testing out the platform since May 2015

  • Instant Articles received 20% more clicks than mobile web articles from the News Feed
  • Once someone clicks on an Instant Article, they’re 70% less likely to abandon the article before reading
  • They are shared 30% more than mobile web articles on average

To get started with Facebook Instant Articles, the first thing you need to do is sign up via http://instantarticles.fb.com/. After that, you have to select your Facebook business page and claim your URL. After you have claimed your URL, the next step is to create the articles. The good news is that the articles can be published directly from WordPress.

Facebook has created a plugin to streamline the process of creating Instant Articles. As of right now the plugin can be downloaded from GitHub but will soon be available from the official plugin repository. The next step is to upload your own logo and choose the fonts that will be used in your articles.

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Finally, submit your feed to be reviewed by Facebook to verify that all articles generated from your website are properly formatted. It’s worth mentioning that you can monetize the articles as well as include an email signup form.

Conclusion

Having a mobile-friendly WordPress website can make a significant difference between your business attracting new customers and clients or sending them to your competitor’s websites. The best way to ensure your WordPress site is mobile-friendly is to follow the tips and practices outlined in this article. Have we missed anything or do you have a suggestion to make? Let us know in the comments below!

FAQs

Does WordPress optimize for mobile? ›

Including accelerated mobile pages in your WordPress site is optimal for good viewing experience on mobile, and it provides optimization options for desktop as well. But, it does mean that your WordPress site will look different on mobile, having a sparser layout and design.

How do I make my WordPress site look good on mobile? ›

To make your WordPress site mobile-friendly, you need to:
  1. Understand why responsive web design is important.
  2. Take the Google Mobile-Friendly Test.
  3. Use a responsive WordPress theme (or create your own)
  4. Consider mobile-friendly WordPress plugins.
  5. Use mobile-friendly opt-ins.
  6. Think in terms of responsive media.

Why is it important to optimize website for mobile? ›

A mobile optimized site reformats itself for mobile devices. It not only makes sure to properly display on smaller screens, but also makes the site much easier to navigate. It reformats content, displays larger navigation buttons and optimizes images according to screen size.

Why is my WordPress site not responsive mobile? ›

The first thing you should do is check if you are running plugins which conflict with the responsive layout of your website. Sometimes plugins are being updated automatically and this could cause such issues. It's recommended to deactivate your plugins one by one and see if that already solves your issue.

Why does my website look bad on mobile? ›

Un-optimized Images

If the structure and text of your site looks fine on your smartphone, but your logo or images are blurry, there's a good chance that they haven't been optimized for mobile screens. Take the retina display on the iPhone 8 or iPhone X for example.

How do I convert my website to mobile format? ›

How to Convert a Website into Mobile App
  1. Determine if you need a mobile app. ...
  2. Create a list of required features for your app. ...
  3. Hire a development team. ...
  4. Estimate app development costs. ...
  5. Create a user-friendly UX design. ...
  6. Test your app. ...
  7. Submit your app to the App Store.
10 Nov 2021

How do I edit in mobile view without affecting desktop WordPress? ›

Start by selecting the column you want to customize and then on the left side panel click on the Advanced tab. From there find the Responsive dropdown to find the options to enable/disable the visibility of the column or element on that size. Customize your option, hit save changes and you're good to go!

How do I fix mobile usability issues in WordPress? ›

How to Fix Mobile Usability Issues for a WordPress Website
  1. Mobile Usability report in Google Search Console.
  2. Text too small to read.
  3. Clickable elements too close together.
  4. Content wider than screen.
  5. Viewport not set [to “device-width”]
  6. Uses incompatible plugins.
  7. Validate fix in Search Console.
  8. Conclusion.
16 Sept 2022

What makes a website mobile-friendly? ›

Mobile-Friendly Design

A mobile-friendly website is one that is designed to work the exact same way across devices. This means that nothing changes or is unusable on a computer or mobile device. Features like navigation drop-downs are limited, as they can be difficult to use on mobile. And no Flash animation is used.

Is mobile optimization important for SEO? ›

Mobile search engine optimization (SEO) is essential if you don't want to miss out on a big piece of that traffic pie. Having a mobile-friendly design, optimizing your content for voice search, and making sure your site speed is lightning fast are just a few ways you can make your site ready for mobile visitors.

Is it necessary to optimize your website according to your device size? ›

In order for you to make the most out of your online efforts, you will need to make sure that your website displays itself perfectly on the ever growing number of mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets. To do that, you need to design your webpage with mobile optimization in mind.

What is the difference between mobile-friendly and mobile optimized? ›

Unlike the mobile-friendly approach to your website, a mobile-optimized website is designed for smaller screens and built using a mobile-first approach that will reformat itself for mobile users. All mobile-optimized sites are made to make the website as frictionless as possible for mobile users.

What is mobile-friendly SEO? ›

Mobile SEO refers to the search engine optimization of websites combined with flawless viewing on mobile devices, such as smartphones and tablets. Thanks to the increasing boom of portable devices, webmasters should be highly concerned with their mobile SEO plan.

Does mobile-friendly factor rank the website higher? ›

The mobile-friendly update was designed to impact only the mobile search results. And there was no boost for mobile-friendly sites when a user searched on a desktop. Despite mobile-friendliness being a ranking factor that has been strengthened over time, Google reminds us that user intent is a stronger signal.

How do I make my WordPress site responsive? ›

web design made easy.
  1. Choose a host and install WordPress.
  2. Make your WordPress site mobile-friendly.
  3. Pick and apply the right theme for the job.
  4. Change essential WordPress settings.
  5. Add menus and widgets.
  6. Work with posts and pages.
  7. Add functionality through plugins.

How do I change my mobile site to responsive in WordPress? ›

Responsive Website In WordPress #20 - YouTube

How can I tell if my WordPress site is responsive? ›

To view the data, login to your Google Analytics account, select the site you want to review and navigate to Audience > Mobile > Overview. Here you will see analytics for desktops, mobiles and tablets. If your site is non-responsive, check out the data relating to how people interact with your site: Bounce Rate.

Why does my website look different on mobile WordPress? ›

A responsive layout theme adapts to different screen sizes so that your website will work (and be optimized for) iPhones, iPads, Android and other mobile devices. When responsive width themes are viewed on mobiles sidebars appear below the posts in order to provide as much space as possible for reading.

How is a mobile website different from a regular website? ›

Mobile sites avoid using promotional and marketing graphics and use minimal graphics for navigation. Various types of navigation are available on desktop Web sites. Some are global, so are consistent across a site, while others are contextual and change depending on where users are on a site.

Does WordPress have a mobile version? ›

Using WordPress's Theme Customizer

You can use the WordPress theme customizer to preview the mobile version of your WordPress site. Simply login to your WordPress dashboard and go to Appearance » Customize screen. At the bottom of the screen, click the mobile icon.

How can I make my website compatible with all browsers and mobile? ›

How to make a website compatible with all browsers?
  1. Using mobile/desktop browser emulators for each browser.
  2. Setting-up on-premise device labs.
  3. Using a cloud-based platform that enables you to perform cross browser testing on browsers installed on real devices.
11 Oct 2022

Can I convert my website to mobile app? ›

The fastest and most affordable way to build a mobile app is to convert your existing site into native mobile apps. With MobiLoud Canvas, you can convert any type of site into native mobile apps. All your site features work out of the box. Get a free a demo to learn how it works and if it's a good fit for your site.

Can we convert web application to mobile application? ›

Simple Steps to Convert Your Website into an Android Application: To add the logo of your application. To add a splash screen to your application. To use the Navigation drawer in our application so that, different portals of our website can be used as fragments in the navigation drawer.

How do I get mobile view on my desktop? ›

Listed below are the steps to view the mobile version of a website on Chrome:
  1. Open DevTools by pressing F12.
  2. Click on the “Device Toggle Toolbar” available. ( ...
  3. Choose a device you want to simulate from the list of iOS and Android devices.
  4. Once the desired device is chosen, it displays the mobile view of the website.
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How do I edit in mobile view without affecting desktop unbounce? ›

Hold down the Command key (Mac) or Control key (Windows) while you move an element. This will allow you to move elements outside of a page section on one version without changing the element's placement in the other version.

How do you fix mobile usability issues? ›

Let me tell in detail how to fix the mobile usability issues of your website for Google or other search engines.
...
Step 1: Check for the Errors in Detail
  1. Content is wider than the screen.
  2. Clickable elements too close together.
  3. Text too small to read.
  4. Incompatible plugin use.
  5. Viewport not set.
  6. Viewport not set to 'device-width'
15 Nov 2020

What is mobile usability? ›

Mobile usability isn't just shrinking a website to fit various devices. It's about paying mindful attention to the ways people use mobile devices and understanding that the mobile experience is as unique as the user. Usability design for mobile devices is as much about the way it feels as the way it looks and behaves.

How do I fix mobile usability issues in search console? ›

Click an example URL row in the table to get details on that specific error. Fix your pages and then click Validate fix to start validation. Validation typically takes up to about two weeks, but in some cases can take much longer, so please be patient.

What type of design is mobile-friendly? ›

Responsive web design means that the page uses the same URL and the same code whether the user is on a desktop computer, tablet, or mobile phone – only the display adjusts or responds according to the screen size. Google recommends using responsive web design over other design patterns.

How do I know if my website is mobile-friendly? ›

The Mobile-Friendly test is easy to use: simply type in the full URL of the web page that you want to test. The test typically takes less than a minute to run. Test results include a screenshot of how the page looks to Google on a mobile device, as well as a list of any mobile usability problems that it finds.

What is mobile-friendly content? ›

Mobile Friendly is People Friendly

Give them responsive video content that makes sense even if their headphones are off. Make sure your images look great, display properly, and load quickly. And make sure your text is snackable, navigable, and skimmable.

Is mobile SEO different from desktop SEO? ›

Unlike desktop, mobile search engine optimization (SEO) is impacted by the location of the user, the size of their screen, the device's operating system, and more. Understanding these differences makes it possible to improve your rankings across devices and grow your business.

What is the best mobile site option for better mobile SEO? ›

Dynamic serving is definitely better for SEO than having an “M.” version of your site. But it has issues. For example, dynamic serving sites are notorious for showing desktop versions to mobile users. You also need to constantly create different versions of your content for new devices that come out.

What does optimized for mobile mean? ›

Mobile optimization is the process of adjusting your website content to ensure that visitors that access the site from mobile devices have an experience customized to their device. Optimized content flows easily between desktop and mobile devices to provide the user with an outstanding experience.

What is mobile optimized design? ›

Mobile-optimized web design is a website that is designed with mobile users in mind first. This means starting at the smallest screen size, like for smartphones, and expanding to larger screens like for desktop.

What makes a website optimized? ›

Website optimization is the process of using tools, advanced strategies, and experiments to improve the performance of your website, further drive more traffic, increase conversions, and grow revenue. One of the most critical aspects of website optimization is search engine optimization (SEO).

What does it mean to be mobile ready? ›

What does it mean to be mobile ready? Having a site that is mobile-ready means making sure your web content and assets are accessible, legible, and usable to visitors across all devices.

When creating a mobile-friendly design for your website what type of design is optimal? ›

The market share for mobile and desktop browsing is about 50/50. For designers, this means responsive design is more important than ever, as users expect a seamless experience across all platforms and screen sizes.

What word is synonymous with mobile-friendly when referring to a website? ›

Mobile adaptive and mobile responsive sites are the same, and both are synonyms for mobile-friendly…

How can I improve my mobile friendliness? ›

Ensure font is legible on smaller devices

Since users browse your site on devices with smaller screens, you must make fonts readable on these devices. Whether you choose a bolder font or make the font size more prominent, you should adjust your font to be easily legible on a mobile device.

How can I improve mobile optimization? ›

To improve your mobile SEO, you need to focus on a couple of things:
  1. Make a joyful user experience.
  2. Make sure your site is responsive.
  3. Improve your site speed.
  4. Use structured data.
  5. Don't block JavaScript, HTML and CSS code.
  6. Don't use too many redirects.
  7. Choose the correct viewport.
  8. Don't use interstitials or pop-ups.
15 Apr 2021

Why mobile optimization is important? ›

Using mobile optimization technology, sites reformat themselves completely for that device, guaranteeing a better experience for the user. A mobile-optimized site looks different from a responsive site because it's configured with the mobile user in mind and usually has a separate URL.

What is mobile friendly algorithm? ›

We're boosting the ranking of mobile-friendly pages on mobile search results. Now searchers can more easily find high-quality and relevant results where text is readable without tapping or zooming, tap targets are spaced appropriately, and the page avoids unplayable content or horizontal scrolling.

What does mobile first indexing mean? ›

Mobile-first indexing means Google predominantly uses the mobile version of the content for indexing and ranking. Historically, the index primarily used the desktop version of a page's content when evaluating the relevance of a page to a user's query.

How do I optimize my website for SEO? ›

Follow these suggestions to improve your search engine optimization (SEO) and watch your website rise the ranks to the top of search-engine results.
  1. Publish Relevant, Authoritative Content. ...
  2. Update Your Content Regularly. ...
  3. Metadata. ...
  4. Have a link-worthy site. ...
  5. Use alt tags.

How do I edit a mobile view of my WordPress website without affecting it's desktop view? ›

Start by selecting the column you want to customize and then on the left side panel click on the Advanced tab. From there find the Responsive dropdown to find the options to enable/disable the visibility of the column or element on that size. Customize your option, hit save changes and you're good to go!

How can I speed up my WordPress site without plugin? ›

How To Optimize WordPress Speed WITHOUT Plugins
  1. Use a Good Host.
  2. Use HTTPS.
  3. Use the Highest Version of PHP the Site Supports.
  4. Use Cloudflare.
  5. Turn on-Site Speed Optimizations in Your Theme.
  6. Compress Images Before You Upload Them.
  7. Make Sure Your Database Is Using the Innodb Storage Engine for All Tables.
14 Apr 2021

Which cache plugin is best? ›

Best WordPress Cache Plugins
  • WP-Optimize.
  • W3 Total Cache.
  • WP Super Cache.
  • Hummingbird.
  • WP Rocket.
  • Cache Enabler.
  • Comet Cache.
  • Borlabs Cache.
24 Feb 2022

What does WP Rocket do? ›

WP Rocket is a premium caching plugin that helps you improve your website loading speed and SEO ranking. In addition to that, it also offers a variety of automated features such as file optimisation, improving lazy loading images and much more.

How do I create a mobile version of my website? ›

How To Make Your Website Mobile-Friendly in 2022 | 9 Steps
  1. Choose a mobile-responsive theme or template.
  2. Strip back your content.
  3. Make images and CSS as light as possible.
  4. Avoid Flash.
  5. Change button size and placement.
  6. Space out your links.
  7. Use a large and readable font.
  8. Eliminate pop-ups.
23 Mar 2022

How do I make my WordPress site responsive? ›

You'll learn how to:
  1. Choose a host and install WordPress.
  2. Make your WordPress site mobile-friendly.
  3. Pick and apply the right theme for the job.
  4. Change essential WordPress settings.
  5. Add menus and widgets.
  6. Work with posts and pages.
  7. Add functionality through plugins.

How your website looks on mobile? ›

Listed below are the steps to view the mobile version of a website on Chrome:
  1. Open DevTools by pressing F12.
  2. Click on the “Device Toggle Toolbar” available. ( ...
  3. Choose a device you want to simulate from the list of iOS and Android devices.
  4. Once the desired device is chosen, it displays the mobile view of the website.
15 Oct 2021

Do plugins slow down WordPress? ›

The fact is that every line of code you add to WordPress will increase your loading times. And all plugins slow down your site, but for some well built or small plugins the performance impact is negligible. Another important thing is to avoid using plugins that “do it all”, also known as “swiss army knife plugins”.

Why is WordPress so slow editing? ›

PHP has a memory limit for your WordPress site. This is the amount of memory that PHP can access to run processes on your website. If this limit is too low, your site may struggle to complete essential functions. Its admin panel will likely slow down significantly.

How do I clear my WordPress cache without plugins? ›

Go into the “wp-content” folder and open the “cache” folder. Now delete everything from this folder. Make sure you only delete the contents, not the folder itself. You can manually delete the contents of the “cache” folder via FTP to clear the WP cache.

Which plugin helps speed up your website? ›

W3 Total Cache is one of the most popular plugins for website speed optimization. You can essentially use the plugin to cache your website assets and reduce load time. You can also integrate a CDN to your website using W3 Total Cache to shave off more seconds from your load time.

Is WP Rocket worth the money? ›

Now it's worth pointing out that WP Rocket is a great plugin, and it's definitely our favourite and the caching plugin we recommend to our customers. Yet, there are also good free options out there too, and if you're on a budget a free alternative like WP Fastest Cache is a decent choice.

Does WP Rocket really work? ›

Before we explore what this plugin can do and how it works, if all you're interested in is whether WP Rocket is likely to speed up your website, based on our experience, the short answer is yes. The load time of one of the sites we tested WP Rocket on improved by 1.1 seconds, or 69%.

What does WP stand for? ›

Shorthand for well played, WP is slang often used with computer gaming as a way to congratulate another player or team in their performance. WP may also be combined with GG to form GGWP or good game, well played.

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