WordPress is probably the most popular publishing platform right now and it is not only by bloggers any more. Even portfolio websites online shops, fan sites, directory listings and almost any type of website is built using the WordPress today.
As more and more people, start using their mobile devices for browsing websites, we have seen many great responsive WordPress themes hit the market, check this post for inspiration. This is great for mobile surfers and with the right responsive layout; your website may even convert mobile visitors into followers and customers. Reason is that a responsive website adapt and looks great on any device; from small mobile screens to large widescreen desktop computers.
However, let us not forget that people managing wordPress websites are also busy and sometimes need to do work on the road. Good news is that the WordPress admin panel can be made responsive with just a few mouse clicks. In this article I will show you a cool way for accessing your WordPress Admin panel effectively even from a Smartphone. In addition, do not forget to check out the WordPress apps for iOS, and Android. For some people these apps may be better options, but is you like the default WordPress admin look and feel and want it scaled down to your mobile device Juiz Smart Mobile Admin is the way to go
To avail this feature, you need to install the free Juiz Smart Mobile Admin plugin. The plugin will create a mobile version of your WordPress dashboard. This gives you the ability to work effectively using the admin panel of WordPress on small mobile devices. Take pictures of your travels, create a blog post and publish it as you go!
The main WordPress Navigation and Adminbar looks pretty similar to the desktop version of WordPress. You can access different areas of your website via the tabbed menu. The plugin did a good job of keeping the WordPress dashboard elements intact and readily available to the user.
WordPress Main navigation & adminbar.
Creating and publishing your articles is fairly easy as the default HTML tags are also available in the post editor.
The post area.
The categories list.
You have the option to translate your dashboard to different languages. You can view and edit the articles, pages, categories and tags from here.
WordPress main dashboard.
This plugin is surely a great add on to your WordPress website. Having the ability to work mobile whilst maintaining the look and feel of the main WordPress admin panel is surely a great way to manage your WordPress website.
Here is a complete list of the features of this great plugin:
- Translation ready (EN, FR and ES already supported)
- Others translation : LT (Lithuanian – by Vincent G from Host1Free)
- Can zoom in a specific area (iPhone and iPod tested)
- Jump links (from footer to content, from content to menu)
- Automatic slide in the content when you click in a menu item
- Auto-hide Safari iPhone (iOS<5) URL bar
- Improvement of tables display
- Admin bar support (option for shortcuts plugin)
Juiz Smart Mobile Admin Plugin had been tested and officially compatible with the following Smartphone Models:
- iPhone 3GS iOS5 Safari
- iPhone 3GS iOS5 Opera Mini
- Galaxy Nexus Android ics 4.0.2 native browser
- Android 2.3 CyanogenMod 7
- Android 2.1 Firefox
- Cyanogen 7.1 Firefox
You can check out the plugin here.