WordPress.com Blogs: Now more mobile friendly


I’m a big fan of WordPress, be it their free blogging service (WordPress.com) or their free blogging platform (WordPress.org). Heck, the entire TechCrunch Network and my personal blog run on the stuff.

As of yesterday, two mobile themes, a modification of WPtouch and an updated version of the WordPress Mobile Edition (both shown above), became the default for mobile visitors (depending on their device type) to WP.com blogs.

When readers visit a WP.com blog from a “modern [mobile] web browser” (i.e. with a iPhone / Android device), they will now “get easy access to posts, pages, and archives” along with “fancy AJAX commenting and post loading.” Visitors accessing WP.com sites with other/older mobile phones will be greeted by the WordPress Mobile Edition, which aims to load the site quickly and in a mobile-friendly format.

Oh, and for anyone who does not want these themes activated by default (what’s wrong with you?!), simply log-in to your WP.com account, go to Appearance > Extras in the Dashboard, and uncheck ‘Display a mobile theme when this blog is viewed with a mobile browser.’

[via The Next Web Appetite]