Build a Mobile Friendly Website—For Both You and Your Visitors

It’s now more important than ever for your business to have a mobile-friendly website. More than half of all website traffic came from mobile phones in 2018, a 36 percent increase over five years, according to Statista.

The best way to cater to this mobile audience is to create a responsive website — that is, a website that automatically adjusts to whichever device a site visitor is using. If you build your website with WordPress.com, it’s easy to find a responsive website theme to match your needs.

A mobile-friendly website for site owners

It’s also increasingly important for website owners to be able to update their websites from their phones. There are countless scenarios in which you might need or want to update your website from your mobile phone:

  • You want to publish a new blog post, but you won’t be near your computer for hours
  • You need to update the menu page on your restaurant’s website before lunch
  • You want to replace the hero image on your homepage with one you just took on your phone

A truly mobile-friendly website isn’t just friendly for the people visiting the website, it’s also friendly for the person creating and updating the website — meaning you. That’s why WordPress.com has a mobile app that makes it easy for you to update your website right from your smartphone.

Build and edit a mobile friendly website (for the site owner and visitors) with the WordPress.com mobile app

How to use your WordPress.com mobile app

Once you’ve created a WordPress.com account, you can download the WordPress.com mobile app. With the mobile app, not only can you update your website from your phone anywhere that has Wi-Fi, you can also get:

  1. Site stats: Instantly access all your site stats, such as number of visitors, new comments, and more.
  2. Push notifications: Opt in to receive push notifications on your phone any time you get new followers, comments, or likes.

Get site stats and push notifications using the WordPress.com mobile app

You can also use the mobile app to quickly edit or create anything you want on your site.

The WordPress.com mobile app dashboard

What you can do on the mobile app

There are a lot of ways the WordPress.com mobile app can make your life easier. Here’s a quick snapshot:

1. Create new pages and posts or edit old ones

Click Site Pages to edit any published or draft pages on your site, or to create new pages. You can also format and stylize your pages and posts via the mobile app as you can on a desktop.

Creating new pages with the WordPress.com mobile app

Click Blog Posts to create new blog articles, or to edit existing or draft articles.

Creating new blog posts with the WordPress.com mobile app

2. Customize or change themes

Select Themes to customize your existing theme by editing colors, backgrounds, header images, fonts, and more.

Editing themes and theme settings on the WordPress.com mobile app

You can also click Preview to see what your changes will look like on your site before they go live. This will help you make sure you’re creating a mobile-friendly site that looks good on a phone or tablet.

You can even switch to an entirely new theme on the app. For more advanced features like changing the CSS of your theme for higher levels of customization, look into a WordPress.com Premium or Business plan.

Editing CSS on the WordPress.com mobile app

3. Connect social accounts and more

Want to automatically share your newest posts with friends on Facebook, LinkedIn, Tumblr, or Twitter? Go to Sharing to connect your favorite social media services to your WordPress.com site.

Of course, if you ever have an issue and need to get in touch with WordPress.com’s customer support via your mobile app, no problem! Go to Me > Help & Support > Contact Us in the app.

With WordPress.com, it’s possible to have a mobile-friendly website that’s as friendly to you as it is to your visitors. Download the mobile app today to see for yourself.

Thousands of small businesses and online stores call WordPress.com home.

Whether you’re looking to promote your business or share your story, we have a plan that’s right for you.

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Aaron von Frank

Cofounder and CEO at GrowJourney.com, a USDA certified organic heirloom garden seed subscription service. Writer at TyrantFarms.com, Edible Upcountry Magazine, and other media outlets.

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