This section describes how to install the plugin and get it working.

  1. Either add the plugin via the ‘Add New Plugin’ screen, or upload the mobile-smart directory to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Go to Settings->Mobile Smart and choose your theme to display when a mobile device encounters your page.

See the Frequently Asked Questions for guidance on how to use the plugin.

If you wish to use the built in sample boilerplate (i.e. barebones) theme as a starting place: 1. Copy the plugins/mobile-smart/mobile-smart-theme/ folder to the wp-content/themes/ directory 1. Select the theme in Settings->Mobile Smart 1. Make appropriate modifications to the theme


10 Responses to Installation

  1. steve says:

    I recently installed this plugin however i cannot see my website using my iPhone with either Safari or Chrome.

  2. kanuj says:

    Hi i am using this plugin to switch my mobile theme to point theme but it at times switches and at times it displays the desktop theme on mobile devices ,

    Please suggest a solution. or suggest some themes which work well with at mobile platform , i dont want to change my desktop theme.

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  3. Adrian says:

    OK WordPress noob here. I know my site looks terrible on a mobile device, but I’m not clear on how to use this plug-in to fix the problem. Once it is installed, it says “make appropriate modifications to the theme”. As a beginner, I’m afraid I would have no clue how to set up the appropriate themes for all these different types of devices. Is this something I would have to learn or should I pay my designer to set this up for me? I’m on Genesys Lifestyle Pro, but I have a custom design that was created for me and I’m nervous about changing anything on it.

    • dansmart says:

      Sorry, your comment got lost in the spam queue – I’ve rescued it now.

      The best thing is to get a second mobile-friendly theme, and use the Mobile Smart plugin to switch between them. That may mean paying your designer, or getting an off-the-shelf theme.

  4. karen says:

    I activated my plugin and went to my settings/mobile smart and picked my theme but it still doesn’t work. Any suggestions?

  5. AndroMan says:

    Does it uses User Agent switch? I’m not able to use the mobile version on Tablet.

    • dansmart says:

      Yes it does user agent switch. Just to confirm, have you ticked the ‘switch for tablets’ setting on the ‘Mobile Theme’ tab of the Mobile Smart settings?

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Mobile Smart Pro

So much more:
  • Domain switching: redirect users to or switch theme when user arrives at (requires you to change some DNS settings)
  • Mobile Pages: mobile-specific content on the same edit screen as your main content
  • Mobile Menus: set up mobile-specific menus for simpler navigation
  • Mobile Plugins: disable selected plugins on a mobile site for speed and reduced functionality
  • Mobile Widgets: control which widgets are shown on your mobile site
  • Mobile Shortcodes: display content selectively for mobile, tablet, and desktop
Find out more »

Developer tools

Making life easier for mobile site developers:
  • Template functions: to help determine which tier of mobile device (touch/smartphone/other) is viewing your site, to allow conditional content inclusion.
  • CSS Selection: Adds device and tier specific CSS selectors to the body_class, to allow conditional CSS (e.g. so in the same way you have “.single” that you can target “.iphone” or “.mobile-tier-touch”.)
  • Boilerplate mobile theme: barebones theme to enable developers to create their own theme.


  • Switch themes: Switch your theme to a mobile-ready theme if a mobile device is detected (all major devices supported)
  • Tablet or not: Choose whether to switch theme when viewing site with an iPad, Nexus 7 and other tablets.
  • "View full version of this site": allow your user to manually switch between desktop and mobile versions. Available in 3 versions: widget, option to automatically insert into footer, or template tag.
  • Simple image transcoding
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