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Mobile Buddypress Theme and process to redirect mobile user to different domain

  • Avatar of saukgp
    saukgp
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    @saukgp

    Hi,

    I am using buddypress on my MU site, I want to create wapsite, wap.example.com for users, so I need to know two things.

    1. how will I auto redirect mobile users to wapsite

    2. which is the best mobile theme for buddypress.

     

    Thank you

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  • Avatar of @modemlooper
    @modemlooper
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    @modemlooper

    use an htaccess rewrite rule and switch theme based on mobile device detection

    Google it, there is alot of info on internet about htaccess and a few mobile theme switchers in wp plugin repository

    Avatar of @modemlooper
    @modemlooper
    Moderator

    @modemlooper

    wap subdomain should be used for feature phones
    m or mobile use for smartphones like iPhone

    Avatar of saukgp
    saukgp
    Participant

    @saukgp

    hi @modemlooper thank you for the advice, i will look for htaccess, am blank with creating a mobile site, after i create the m subdomain, and upload wordpress , buddypress on the subdomain, how will I bridge members and their activity between m.example.com and example.com sorry my English weak.

    Avatar of @modemlooper
    @modemlooper
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    @modemlooper

    You don’t have separate sites. Use the same install. Use htaccess rewrites to show a different url when on mobile and a different theme.

    If you don’t care so much about the url it’s easy to show a different theme at the same url. This is the preferred method now. At one time having a dedicated subdomain for mobile was the way but google frowns on this and your links are confusing.

    url.com/item should be the same url no matter what device. You just display the content accordingly.

    some theme switch plugins: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/search.php?q=theme+switch

    Avatar of saukgp
    saukgp
    Participant

    @saukgp

    Thank you, now got it. Theme switcher looks better option than redirecting user to different URL, I am looking at different theme switcher, thanks for your guidance. @modemlooper

    Avatar of Frank Warwick
    Frank Warwick
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    @wackonerd

    WHy not use a responsive design

    Avatar of @modemlooper
    @modemlooper
    Moderator

    @modemlooper

    You can do responsive but it’s not so easy with content such as profiles and forums. Because of social sites like Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest etc. users are expecting something dedicated and streamlined.

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