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Browse this blog on a Mobile

If you visit this blog http://www.shekhargovindarajan.com using a mobile device, you will see a plain and simple Blog page, which is quite readable on a mobile screen (white background, black foreground or text, no images, simple menu links).

Thanks to WordPress Mobile Edition plugin (http://alexking.org/projects/wordpress).

I tested it on Windows Mobile 6 PDA device (on my I-Mate 8502). While browsing the mobile version on the PDA, I clicked on the link “Exit the Mobile Edition” (near the bottom of the page) and it showed me the  desktop edition/page (with blue background, images). However, to go back to the “Mobile optimized page”, I had to clear the cookies. This can be done as follows on Pocket IE (Internet Explorer).

On Pocket IE, click on Menu (on the right) > Tools > Options > Security (Tab). Next click on the button labeled “Clear Cookies”.

Browsing back to the site or a refresh showed me the Mobile optimized page again.

Also asked a friend of mine, who owns a Blackberry to browse the site. On Blackberry, “Exit the Mobile Edition” was reported to not working. It shows the the mobile optimized page even after clicking the link. Will need to check this further.

Update:No need to do delete the cookies in Windows Mobile. If you are browsing non-mobile optimized page (or the regular page), there is a link under each blog post which says “Return to the mobile edition”. Clicking on this link shows the mobile optimized page again. Missed this link in the cluttered regular page on the mobile screen. 😉

Update (May 30, 2009): Have upgraded to 3.0.4. with the Carrington Mobile theme. Refer to http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wordpress-mobile-edition/ Following is a screenshot of how my blog looks on a Android phone (Android Dev Phone 1):

WordPress Blog on Android Phone

WordPress Blog on Android Phone

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10 comments for “Browse this blog on a Mobile”

  1. very nice. I read this on my palm treo. simple and easy to read. btw, it does show the graphics inside the posts like the one you have in your post from windows mobile.

    Posted by aseem | July 14, 2008, 10:43 pm
  2. Aseem, first and foremost, thanks for writing the FIRST COMMENT on my new blog!

    On my Windows Mobile, it is showing the image on the mobile optimized page. Does Treo show images while browsing other sites ?

    Posted by Shekhar | July 14, 2008, 11:36 pm
  3. U R welcome 🙂

    yes, treo shows images while browsing other sites also.

    Posted by aseem | July 15, 2008, 9:52 am
  4. “it does show the graphics inside the posts”
    Ok I misunderstood it. I misread it as it does not show the graphics. Yes this plugin shows the images in the blog posts.

    Posted by Shekhar | July 15, 2008, 1:40 pm
  5. i found it interesting & knowledgable

    Posted by HARSH | July 18, 2008, 4:37 pm
  6. testing – adding a comment from the mobile edition page

    Posted by Shekhar | July 21, 2008, 7:00 pm
  7. […] not happy with the overall score (despite, specifically, using a Mobile Plugin for this Blog). If you scroll down the Ready.mobi’s “Page results” page, it will tell you the […]

    Posted by HOW MUCH is your Website Mobile ready ? | Shekhar Govindarajan's Blog | August 18, 2008, 3:42 pm
  8. I think if you show the images then it would be more easy to understand these steps for every kind of people

    Posted by Nokia Mobile Price | April 2, 2011, 4:33 pm
  9. Hi, Nokia Mobile Price

    I think if you show the images then it would be more easy to understand these steps for every kind of people

    Good tip. Will try using more images in my blog posts. Thanks

    Posted by Shekhar | April 4, 2011, 1:14 pm
  10. I got to agree with everyone here, Treo is the best platform for this app.

    Nice article. Thanks 🙂

    Posted by Cell Phone Remote Control | September 10, 2011, 11:56 pm

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