Hello everyone :)

Warning:

Installing plugins is for your own risk, they have the habit to interact with eachother and can create conflicts.

This tutorial is going to help make your site mobile friendly.

When you are just starting a new website, it is advisable to change to a theme that is mobile friendly already.

First you need to check Google Webmaster Tools to see if your website will past the test.

You can do this here:

https://www.google.com/webmasters/tools/mobile-friendly/

Then you find out your site is not doing so great :(



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Steve-Jesse Premium
Hi Loes,

The test said my site is mobile friendly but when you access one of my articles with images it ruins the layout of the image to text. I will leave you a link with the article and if you could have a look at it on computer and then on mobile i'd appreciate it. Also if you have a suggestion on how to fix it that would be awesome!

https://smartersupps.com/what-is-the-best-pre-workout-supplement-train-harder-and-longer/

Regards,

Jesse
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Loes Premium
I see what you mean, the text next to the images is incorrectly interrupted, I don´t think you need this plugin, because your website is oke for mobile. When you do not want the text next to the images, you have to make the settings to "none" instead of "right". I understand you like the image to appear on the right side on your website, but the result on mobile isn't the way you like it to be. It's a choice you have to make, how do you want your website to look and how do you want your mobile view. For which do you get the most visitors?
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Steve-Jesse Premium
Hmm.. i see what you mean. So you are saying that if i centre the images that they will appear correctly without disrupting the text on both mobile and desktop? Right now i believe that my site is getting a few more mobile users as the desktop users are mostly from WA.
Thank you for your ongoing help Loes. I appreciate it! :)

Jesse
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Loes Premium
Not center, set it to none, when you use center the text will appear on both sides of the image on mobile
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Steve-Jesse Premium
Understood, I will try and edit my article later and see if this fixes the issue. Thank you
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CSebastian Premium
Thank you enormously for showing this method of making the website mobile friendly. The theme available with the plugin has a great design and it has improved dramatically my score on Google Speed Insights. Site responsiveness means nowadays happy users and rankings in Google. I give it a thumbs up!
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Loes Premium
You're welcome 😀 success!
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cris1018 Premium
Great post. Thanks Loes!

Just wanted to add for those getting starting with new sites, or needing to change due to a theme being out of date, unsupported, or incompatible with the recent WordPress upgrade...

I found the suggestion of the Wellington theme on another recent post. After much research and browsing hundreds of options, I did decide on this theme. It won't be the perfect layout for every niche, but it is mobile friendly and looks amazing.

:-)
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Loes Premium
Thank you. My themes claimed to be mobile friendly too, but there where some hickups, as a missing hamburger menu and so
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Genelda Premium
Handy. Thanks, Loes!
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Loes Premium
It works great for my websites:)
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Genelda Premium
One of mine is having issues, and the other one shows mobile friendly with a yellow warning. Trying to figure out how to fix.

Glad it works though! :)
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Loes Premium
It's a theme thing, when it's not well responding
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Genelda Premium
Theme... hmmm, not sure how to go about fixing it.
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Loes Premium
You can ask support or write the theme developer
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Dunvant Premium
Thanks this was great
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Loes Premium
You're welcome:)
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Walt80 Premium
super helpful, thank you
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Loes Premium
Alright!
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TedBliss Premium
Thanks, Loes, for the education. I was right in the middle of getting my Social Media up to speed, so it helped a lot. In fact, I took your advice and looked at my theme. WordPress had it up-to-date, but I went right to my theme's support page (forum) and found instructions on how to make my theme Mobile Friendly. I entered the code where they told me to, and it worked. One less plugin to worry about, to boot.

Thanks again. Ted
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Loes Premium
Glad you've managed, mobile friendliness is very important
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DorianDaRock Premium
Thank you much. Great direct info.
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Loes Premium
You're welcome Dorian
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NickL1381 Premium
Thank You!
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Loes Premium
You're welcome, I hope your website displays well on mobile now
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kristiel1961 Premium
Thank you Loes this tutorial is very helpful.
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Loes Premium
You're welcome Kristie:)
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donyutuc Premium
Thank you Loes! This is awesome information! I'm glad I'm following you!

Cheers!
Don
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Loes Premium
Nice to hear that Don:)
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drcmaint Premium
Thanks for this.
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Loes Premium
My pleasure sharing John:)
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Colorman Premium
Thanks Loes for this tutorial. It's just the thing that I was looking for.
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Loes Premium
Glad to be of assistance, Leonard:)
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MarkPerkins Premium
Thanks Loes, another great lesson. I changed my theme to a responsive and now get the thumbs up from google lol

Mark
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Loes Premium
That's the best way Mark, but please check up once in a while, you might add something that is not responsive
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MarkPerkins Premium
Will do Loes
Mark
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FFinch Premium
Works like a million bucks.
Thanks, Loes!

Forrest
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Loes Premium
Nice to hear Forrest:)
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Sorayacge Premium
Thanks so much for this invaluable help! I've downloaded it and corrected the problem, which is a great relief.
Happy New Year to you Loes and all the best for 2017.
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Loes Premium
Glad you've solved it, have a great 2017 too Soraya
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DevilDoc73 Premium
Genius. Thanks!
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Loes Premium
My pleasure sharing Mike:)
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NRosales Premium
Thank you Loes for this very important plugin you share, it is very useful. I installed, activated and voila!!!, checked again for the compatibility and its awesome.
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Loes Premium
You're welcome Nerses, my pleasure sharing:)
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Osiris13 Premium
I wish I would have discovered this tread 6 months ago. But lucky my websites are mobile friendly by accident.

Thanks for this awesome post!
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Loes Premium
Very glad they are Garrick, success
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chuka Premium
Very helpful, thank you Loes
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Loes Premium
That's great!
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snaaaz Premium
thanks it helped me in no time. :)
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Loes Premium
Nice to hear:)
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BrianFord Premium
Current updated versions of WPTouch have some problems!! Check it out on their website before you install!!
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Loes Premium
Thank you!
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mytomorrow Premium
Hi Loes, awesome tutorial, it helped me a lot and now my site is mobile friendly. Thank you very much, have a great day!.
Ahmed
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Loes Premium
Glad to be of assistance Ahmed:)
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NWTDennis Premium
Hi Loes ... I popped into your tutorial, because I've just discovered that even though my site passes the WMT test for mobile friendliness it's not. I say that because the content (including the right sidebar where my affiliate banners are) can not be viewed. The right side bar comes out at the bottom of the post or page. Who's going to scroll down to the bottom.

Why does my theme pass the test if it has any of the features you define above in red?

I'm exploring the plugin option versus theme change option. Which would you recommend?
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Loes Premium
Theme change. The plugin is a patch-up. Mobile friendly is a must for now and certainly in the future. When the owners of the plugin decide not to update it anymore, because most people are having mobile friendly themes you then get into trouble.
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NRosales Premium
Thanks for this great info.
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Loes Premium
You're welcome:)
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NWTDennis Premium
I've tested my theme several times using the Google webmaster tools test. I was gratified that I get the ... Awesome! This page is mobile-friendly message. But it cuts off the right hand side bar which is where I have my affiliate offers.

So I guess that means I need to add a WP Plugin like the one you mention. Will this make my right hand side bar visible?
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Loes Premium
Have you tried other phones and tablets, can be the phone settings to you know
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NWTDennis Premium
I had done the GWT check before, but didn't pay attention to the detailed image that came up saying I was good to go. My wife and I are just getting used to our new smart phones and do not have them totally set-up yet.

I was showing my visiting brother-in-law my website on his iPhone 6s and that's when I noticed the image did not show the right hand side bar where I have some clickable Amazon widgets.

When I checked it today following your training it looked just like it did on my BIL's phone ... no sidebar and no Amazon widgets.

Will try some other mobile devices.
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DennismErvin Premium
Ok great Ive. Better understanding of what mobil friendly is I guess By checking my site on my phone could tell me what others are seeing then figuring out what changes and other questions to ask to remedy the situation. Ok great thanks believe me youll be hearinh from me again
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Loes Premium
When you have the choice, you'd better choose a theme which is responsive, instead of using this plugin, there are so much mobile friendly themes already. I advise people who have a website with less than 20 pages and posts, to get another theme.
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laurenjean Premium
Thanks Loes. Wow... so simple - just a plug in. Thought I had to change my WP theme.
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Loes Premium
Glad you found this:)
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Shanbally Premium
Thanks so much Loes. I checked my website and it is mobile friendly Made my day! Thanks again.
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Loes Premium
Glad it is:) Bridget
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janourish Premium
Thanks Loes, I will give it a try.
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Loes Premium
Success:)
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dickw Premium
Thanks Loes. This a timely one. Nice work.
Now I don't know if you're an angel, but you're pretty damn good.
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Loes Premium
Thanks Dick:))
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clue Premium
Loes your an angel!
Thank you!
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Loes Premium
Well, THANK you!
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manifestator Premium
Wow this was so nice and easy! Thank you so much!
I am very happy with the result.

Bless
Andrea
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Loes Premium
Glad to hear that Andrea
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Davyfigs Premium
Awesome help!! Really was way more simple then I thought it would be.
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Loes Premium
Thank you:) Merry Christmas, and a lot of success for 2016
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Just searched, couldn't find it in the WP plugin. Can I create a mobile friendly site using Thrive Content Builder?
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Loes Premium
Hi Sarah, Most themes are mobile friendly, they have updated it, when your theme isn't yet, I sure would suggest you to switch theme, in the add new theme you can check the box before "responsive theme"
then you get only themes which are mobile friendly.
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Thanks Loes for your comments. The theme is supposed to be mobile friendly, and I tested it using the google tool suggested in WA community. It also confirmed it's mobile friendly. However, for some reason, it just won't display properly. Have no idea why this is happening
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Loes Premium
Have you tried different devices, my theme isn't displaying well on my phone, but on my husbands phone and tablet it's good reponsive, it can be your telephone as well
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pribs Premium
Hey Sarah, can you refer me to the page in particular you're looking at? I'll take a look and see if anything on the page is causing the issue.
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Thanks pribs. Here's the link:
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Thanks pribs. I can't include the link here as I'm not a premium member. The name of my website is createdesiredlove and it's a dot com.
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Loes Premium
Thank you for stepping in Ian:) I don't know what to do right now
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pribs Premium
Hey again, Sarah! I don't see anything in your last message. You can always use [dot]com instead of .com to get around that filter, and I can edit it when I go take a look.
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Hey Ian. My website is: createdesiredlove dot com
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pribs Premium
Your creating this page from a Thrive theme? This doesn't look like any Thrive theme I've ever seen. Or are you doing this through another source that's connected to a site that's running Thrive - like a plugin or other theme?

The only mobile-responsive pages that Thrive will work for are *their* landing pages.

Also, having a squeeze page as your homepage is a very, very outdate practice (we're talking over a decade) that doesn't work on website visitors anymore. Whichever course taught you to do this (1) is very out of date and (2) doesn't care at all about what their visitor experience feels like on their site. Your website should be much more considerate of your visitors if you want to succeed in today's internet marketing climate.
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It's the Thrive content builder plugin in wordpress. I used its theme but changed the background picture myself.

Didn't know about this practice being outdated. Actually heard a lot about this method from different sources. They said it's a fast way to build a list and the relationship can be built through emails.

I don't have the time to build a full-fledged website with articles at this moment. So just want to give it a try as it's my first website. Any other comments from you would be welcomed.

Thanks
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pribs Premium
You won't get traffic to your website if your homepage is a squeeze page. Not organic, and not paid. I would stop listening to whoever you're following if this is the training they're giving you.

You can believe me here, or you can spend a lot of time and potentially money on ads finding it out for yourself. I don't know a single legit IMer present-day that uses squeeze pages as their homepage.
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pribs Premium
In regards to the Thrive content builder plugin - I'm not too familiar with that, as I've always built my landing pages through their themes (not through the separate plugin). The error you're encountering may very well have to do with the manual change of the background image. I would launch a page using their default images (if they have them) and, if it works, that's the problem.
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CeesStapel Premium
Great thanks Loes I still think I go for only mobile friendly sites.
Look at eBay they are really promoting mobile business

Cheers
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Loes Premium
When you are new and can choose, you better choose a responsive theme. this is only for themes from people who are having a huge site already and the theme is not responsive.
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CeesStapel Premium
Thanks Loes, you are correct. I just checked again on my phone it does look okay. Safes a lot of hassle.
Only thing I have a column that doesn't look like a column, but I figure that out down the lane, not worth to use a plugin for that.

Cees
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AngelsBird Premium
So I cannot blindly take over your plugin, but first perform a check (and search)...

I will first try this option!

Thanks Loes.
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Loes Premium
Sensible:)
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AngelsBird Premium
Getting older I guess... ;-)
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renelynm Premium
Thank you Loes I just finish work this thing in my site :)
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Loes Premium
When you are just starting, you better seach for a responsive theme, then you don't need this plugin
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renelynm Premium
I did but still didn't work in google my site mobile friendly, that's why I find the solution while scanning your tutorials... my problem solve :)
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HJordan Premium
Thanks so much! This helped me a lot.
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Loes Premium
Glad to be of help Hialyn
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KevinFroude Premium
Thank you Loes....very useful blog and that Google tool for checking is great....
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Loes Premium
It is a great tool Kevin, thanks:)
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steamer24 Premium
Thanks Loes my site is mobile friendly after I tested it.
Dan
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Loes Premium
Great, very important!
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TopAchiever Premium
Excellent! Work like clockwork on MessedDesk Theme! Thanks a lot!
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Loes Premium
Glad to hear Edu:)
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TopAchiever Premium
Heel leuk!
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murphyong Premium
It worked on my site! Good training! Thanks, Loes!
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Loes Premium
you're welcome Murphy
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TonyMonzon Premium
Hi Loes, you saved my day. After checking with Google, my website was not mobile friendly. So I panicked and started searching for some tips. After reading your training, I installed the plugin you recommended and it worked like a charm. Many thanks for your help!
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Loes Premium
Great to be of help Antonio:)
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larryf20865 Premium
Thanks Loes
Just did the test and said mine was mobile friendly.
But I'm sure there are things I could look into.
Larry
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Loes Premium
A website is never "done" like in "done" :))
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wendai Premium
Loes, thanks for the training. I have activated the touch mobile plugin but my site is still the same on my mobile. Please can you tell me what I haven't done right? I also forgot the back up bit, but don't know how to do that either. Thanks. Wendy.
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Loes Premium
Was the touch plugin compatible? What does the test say?
and for the back-up, you go to appearances on your dashboard, then tools, then export, then save, and your back-up is in your download folder, after that you have the possibility to upload it to the cloud, if you want to be completely save:)
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wendai Premium
Thank you Loes. Shortly after I messaged to say it had not worked on my phone I sent a message to say that it did next time I looked, but I see this message didn't publish - sorry to waste your time, I really thought it looked as if it had published! As for the back up - thanks for this info. I will go and try that now. Very grateful, thanks. Wendy.
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Loes Premium
No problem at all, Wendy, glad it worked!
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murphyong Premium
How to backup your WP content tutorial:
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pwilliams568 Premium
Loes, thank you so much for this post. I installed your suggested plugin and "Bingo", Instant Mobile friendly. This is why WA is the King of Affiliate Programmes. Paul
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Loes Premium
My pleasure Paul:)
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HelenpDoyle Premium
Loes, I finally figured out how to check the individual pages and posts (must be a slow morning for me) and saw how the plugin would benefit. So I have added it and everything is fine. Thanks for your tutorials.
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Loes Premium
You're welcome:)
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HelenpDoyle Premium
Loes, what exactly does this plugin do and how does it operate.
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HelenpDoyle Premium
Apparently my site is Awesomely mobile friendly. Blimey something must have clicked as I wasn't even thinking about this when building it.
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vision1 Premium
Loes, how do you make a back-up? is that simply saving my posts/pages?
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Loes Premium
You go to your dashboard > Tools > export > Save
and if you go for double save, you send the file from your download folder to the cloud (dropbox or one drive or something)
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Dfishell Premium
Great information - thanks!
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Loes Premium
You're welcome:)
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AZechinato Premium
Thank you for the training Loes. I am mobile friendly...big relief!
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Loes Premium
Great Angela
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NormandyMktg Premium
You get my vote for hero of the day, maybe even the week or month for pointing to this plugin. Like a few others here have mentioned, I too got my Google notification this morning that my website wasn't mobile friendly.

I tell you, getting into and trying to understand the fixes, I was ready to commit seppuku ! It was nasty !

Many, many thanks.
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Loes Premium
Glad to have saved your life Wolfgang :)
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FreedomJEDI Premium
How do I create a backup?
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LanceCO Premium
Kyle has a tutorial on backing up your site.
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jvranjes Premium
Go to dashboard, tools, export. Jovo
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FreedomJEDI Premium
Thank you LanceCO and jvranjes
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Loes Premium
Hi Jodie, go to your dashboard > tools > export > all (pages and posts) save > then you fiend them back in downloads, have a nice day:) Loes
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msh2501 Premium
Thank you Loes, I bookmarked this training.
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Loes Premium
Thanks! You're welcome Martha:)
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alipope Premium
Thanks Loes, I had no idea about this. I tested a site I have started building for a local marketing campaign and it passed the test :) It also gave me extra info that I will need to look into about Googlebots that again I knew nothing about. Thank you for the help!
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Loes Premium
You're welcome Alison
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Stayhomewow Premium
Loes, I had a visitor ask me how I made my site mobile friendly-my theme just came that way so I had no idea...until i found this. I simply fed the information to him/her and now their life will be better. Thanks for this :)
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Loes Premium
Glad to be of help :)
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todaymatters Premium
Now I am mobile friendly. Thank you, Loes.
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Loes Premium
Great Rayma
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pmenke Premium
Well, you've done it again. Great training! Thanks, Peggy
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Loes Premium
Thanks Peggy
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KatieMac Premium
worked really well and tells me mine is mobile friendly however talks about javascript blocked
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Loes Premium
Don't know nothing about Java:(
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KatieMac Premium
me neither lol as long as its mobile friendly thats fine
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Manchini Premium
Loes thanks you for sharing this :)
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Loes Premium
You're welcome Manchini, nice new picture:)
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Manchini Premium
oh thank you so much Loes :)
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Jacksdusna Premium
Thank you very much. This was great!
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Loes Premium
Thank you Jack
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MayuriW Premium
Thank you very much Loes. You are always helpful.
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Loes Premium
Thanks Mayuri
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Candace33 Premium
Very useful information! I really want to use this tutorial as a training page. Is there any way you can fix the typos? Thank you!
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Loes Premium
I am not a native English, I adjusted the word allways>always and the word active>activate. If there are more please say so:) Always very welcome!
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Candace33 Premium
Sure, I would be happy to help!
1. This tutorial is going to help make your site mobile friendly.
2. First you need to check Google Webmaster Tools to see if your website will past the test.
3. Then you find out your site is not doing so great :(
4. Before changing anything or fetching a plugin, we are going to see if the theme can be updated
Not many corrections needed, just a few minor ones. But it will help to make a difference in how credible you appear to be online. Excellent training, I love the simplicity of it and I will be using it as a training link. Keep up the good work and most of all keep it legit!
Isitlegit.org
Candace
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Loes Premium
Thank you very much Candace, I have changed the sentences. You are always welcome to send me corrections:) I really appreciate it. Loes
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Candace33 Premium
My pleasure, Loes! You are welcome to do the same for me!
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mlshands Premium
Once again, a great tip. Thanks Loes!
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Loes Premium
Thanks Melanie!
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johnwnewman Premium
Thanks Loes! Handy tip!
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Loes Premium
You're welcome John
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LondonLeigh Premium
Thank you Loes, this will be really helpful.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Brandon
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Loes Premium
Thanks Brandon Happy Christmas too
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WillingToTry Premium
Thank you for the tutorial and the useful, links Loes!
Kind regards
~Arthur
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Loes Premium
Thanks Arthur, I just give my own sollutions through.
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rbwnys Premium
Thanks for the web link! Eureka, it say's mine is already friendly too!
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Loes Premium
Great Ben!
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TJRANDO Premium
Thanks Loes- went to the site- it check out my website and my site is mobile friendly....Thanks for the info!

-Tom
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Loes Premium
Great, three of my site also two where not
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bstreet57 Premium
wow, I had one site that was perfect and another that totally failed. Thanks for the link. :)
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Loes Premium
I too had perfect and terrible, like the one on the picture
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Davidjardine Premium
Thanks for this Loes, the theme i am using is mobile friendly.
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Loes Premium
Nice!,
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JohnBishop Premium
Loes, i've noticed that Adsense shows my mobile site health as 2 dots. I will explore this solution and see if that fixes the problem! Thank you!
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Loes Premium
Hope it will John
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JAZZmom41 Premium
Thank you Loes. I need to save this for future studying right now.
But very good.
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Loes Premium
Hi Eiress, thanks, take your time:)
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dynamite8 Premium
Thank you Loes, I will have to look into this when my brain is functioning better. (The drugs the Dr.s have me on to cure my disease are doing a number on me.)
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Loes Premium
Hi Linda, take care first:)
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