Make A Mobile Version Of Your Blog Using Google Reader

In my previous post I explained how to create a mobile site with MoFuse. Creating a Mobile version of a blog through Google Reader is another method for creating a mobile site. You can create a mobile site without any effort. Within seconds you can create one! Your Blog may look elegant and stylish in PCs, when your readers are visiting your blog in their mobile, they see your blog in a different way. The CSS won’t play an important role there. So the images and all the other stuffs will not be in order. Are you thinking your readers expect cool and attractive design of your blog in their mobile. Think once again! All they need is a decent design of your blog. That’s all. And the posts and articles should be in reverse chronological order.

So do I need anything special for it?

You don’t anything special except your blog’s feed URL. Even you don’t need a Google account for doing this!

Google Reader generates a excellent view of your blog obeying all the things explained above.

This is will be the format : –

http://www.google.com/reader/m/view/feed/Feed_Address

Now all you have to do is to replace Feed_Address will your Blog’s Feed address.

Mobile Site generated by Google Readers
Mobile Site generated by Google Reader

Need example or Demo? Then consider HellBound Bloggers. Check ours :-

http://www.google.com/reader/m/view/feed/feed://www.hellboundbloggers.com/feed

where feed://www.hellboundbloggers.com/feed is the Feed Address of our Blog.

Some of your Web Hosts may provide you the option to have subdomains. Then you can create one like ours.

Then redirect that subdomain to the URL generated using Google Reader. That will be very easy to remember and also very easy to guess. Most of the people prefer m and mobile as subdomain for mobile sites. I preferred m.

You can easily redirect a website [Eg : m.xyz.com ] to the Google Reader URL by adding a file in its server.

Open notepad . Paste the following code in it.

<?
Header( "HTTP/1.1 301 Moved Permanently" );
Header( "Location: http://www.new-url.com" );
?>

Now replace the new-url with your destination URL and save the file as index.php and upload it to its directory. That’s all.

WordPress users are blessed with a plugin. It automatically detects a user who is accessing your blog through mobile and renders a mobile version of your blog.

UPDATED : HellBound Bloggers (HBB) Mobile Site Revamped

Create A Mobile Version Of Your Blog Using MoFuse

Mobile HBBSome people think creating a mobile version of a website is difficult or very difficult, but it is indeed is very simple. There are many sites that lets you create a mobile version of your site/blog and MoFuse is one among them. There is no programming part involved in it. Within few seconds you can easily create a mobile based version of your beloved website or blog. You can also an iPhone version of your website or blog. You can also customize and get it personalize by the options in the dashboard. You can also promote your content and make money. You can build and measure your audience. 

Also Check : Make a Mobile Version of your Blog Through Google Reader

First go to MoFuse and register. That’s all . Now all you have to do is to enter your Blog or website URL and your desired Mobile URL (Usually your blog/site URL). You can also add your RSS Feed URL to make your Mobile site updated easily. MoFuse provides you many options to edit the look of your Mobile site. You can change the color of the hyperlink and also insert a logo, if you have one. The logo size should be around 500KB only. You can check the mobile version of HellBound Bloggers for instance. 

 

Creating a Mobile Version Of HellBound Bloggers
Creating a Mobile Version Of HellBound Bloggers

 

There is also a good news for WordPress users. MoFuse has a WordPress plugin that will automatically detect a mobile visitor and it redirects them to your mobile site. This thing requires no hack or no changing in template, just install the plugin, activate and enter the url of your MoFuse mobile site URL. If you are using a MoFuse mobile site, then you should catch this plugin!

 

Wordpress Plugin from MoFuse
Wordpress Plugin from MoFuse

 
You can create a mobile version of your website or blog for free. But if you want to do it professionally means you have to spend little bucks from your wallet . 🙂