Discussion on Delta - Flat Designed WP Mobile Theme

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Just a question. I have one site made two years ago, before responsive became standard. There was an enormous amount of work that went into that site, leveraging shortcodes, custom sidebars, Disqus, Royalslider, and many other tweaks in typography, etc. I presume this theme, for mobile only, needs to be set up as if you were setting up a new WP site? Put otherwise, it wouldn’t necessarily render existing content seemlessly? I’ve never used a mobile only theme for mobile users, alongside a standard theme. I’m just trying to understand the concept. The theme has its own pages, posts, etc., that have to be set up at the start, right? So in effect, you really have two independent sites, in a sense?

lukepostulka

Hello, you’re understanding it right. But there’s this second option – use my mobile theme alongside your major desktop theme. This means you purchase and install my theme, then install small plugin called Device Theme Switcher and you basically tell it “use this theme for mobile users and use this theme for desktop users” so you can choose two independent themes.

Your shortcodes and every other styling you have in your desktop theme built-in of course won’t work on the other mobile theme since it’s second separate theme with other styles and stuff…

Hope I’ve brought some light into it :)

Cheers, Luke

immanence

Thanks for the reply, Luke. On the second part, obviously, post content is where shortcodes are written, and translated by the desktop theme or plugins into HTML output that is styled. So I’m presuming you really have to create new content that is only pulled up when the mobile user is detected and the plugin switches to the mobile theme. So how does this work? Is there a button in the post, or page, or whatever, that allows you to assign a post only to the mobile platform? Or does your theme use a custom post type, for instance?

lukepostulka

Yes you have to create new shortcodes and styles for the other (mobile) theme. There is no button, you just have to code the same shortcodes (same name – same function). This theme has no custom post types in default.

Luke

immanence

Sorry to press for clarification. Let’s think of an example. I have a post that includes a lot of shortcodes. So it cannot work with the mobile theme. Maybe I want the content to be available to mobile users, so I create a new post and strip the shortcodes (or, as you suggest, create new shortcodes that work with the mobile theme). If I don’t want to, or can’t, create new shortcodes for the mobile theme, I have to create a new post for the old content and make it basic text. So how does the mobile theme distinguish between the two types of post: one that is rich with shortcodes for the desktop, and one which is stripped down for mobile use? I suppose through your menu system, right? You only set up the theme to pull up specific posts or pages. So really, the content between the two themes is designed to be different, and has to be different, unless you make new custom shortcodes (that is, of your desktop content contains posts with shortcodes, etc).

lukepostulka

You can use different pages for different templates that’s for sure. But this doesn’t work for posts. You can’t choose which post will be shown in which theme – there’s no desktop/mobile switcher by the post.

immanence

Right. Which means it’s okay if people visit your site via direct link, but if they search Google via mobile and find a post, they will go to the desktop post, but see it with all the shortcodes or other formatting that you didn’t necessarily code into the mobile theme.

lukepostulka

Nope, this switcher plugin recognizes user’s device and automatically redirect him to a mobile theme.

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I need help. My blog address is (hellosideshow.com). When you type my address on desktop, I can see my latest post.

But, when you are on mobile device, I can’t see. How can I see my latest post in mobile??

lukepostulka

Hello, you will have to make separate page like Blog for your latest posts.

Luke

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