Sunday, August 21, 2011

How to Add a "View Mobile" Link to Your Blogger Website

If you'll notice, I have added a new link on my menu bar that will allow mobile phone users to view my site in the Mobile version that Blogger has available.  I really like how the mobile version looks on my phone and it's MUCH easier to navigate and view.  I don't get to see all the extra stuff in the sidebar, but I can always click on the View Web Version that's at the bottom of the home page.

Here are a few examples:

Left to Right:  My blog in regular Web View, my blog in Mobile View, my blog in Mobile View scrolled down so you can see how it lists the articles, a particular post in Mobile View

Left to Right:  My friend Valerie's blog (The Bishop's Wife) in regular Web View, Valerie's blog in Mobile View (I think the print is small due to the header graphic), One of Valerie's posts in Mobile View.

How to Add a "View Mobile" Link to Your Blogger Website

While in the Blogger Dashboard, I clicked on Edit Pages.  I then clicked on New Page.  I titled it View Mobile.

I kept it simple, typing in only "Click here to view this site on your mobile device."  I put a link for the words Click here.  The link is comprised of the URL for my blog followed by the characters /?m=1

I do not know if the same procedure will work for WordPress or other websites, but I do know it works for Blogger sites.

If you would like to add a link to your website and have no way of trying it out, email me with the link to your homepage, and I will try it out on my phone.

Here is an even easier option:  Change your settings!

Go to Settings, Click on Email & Mobile,  Change Show mobile template to Yes.  Done.  Now, you don't even need the View Mobile Link.  However, I'll keep mine for "just in case" someone needs it.

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  1. Can you view my blog on your phone, or should I add this? I never thought of it before, because I don't have a phone like that! :) Thanks for sharing.

  2. When I view your blog on my phone, it shows up like a regular webpage. I have to zoom in to be able to read the posts.

    In Mobile view, the text is automatically formatted to fill the screen.

    I'm going to include a few pictures in this post to show you the difference.

  3. I have updated this post, Valerie.

  4. I'm just seeing your reply. Thanks so much for the information! I'm looking into it now. :)