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Make Your Site iPhone Friendly

It’s not all about iPhones…

The advent of the iPhone has cemented the trend toward computing via cell phone creating a need for websites to prepare accordingly. Some websites are already iPhone friendly (and consequently in the mode of being friendly to future phones that are web-centric), while others are not, but guess what? It’s easy to prepare!

Two ways for iPhone-friendly-ization:

  • WordPress Plugin– if you have a WordPress site, WPTouch is a complimentary theme installed as a plugin on your WordPress blog that automatically formats your site for an iPhone or iTouch.
  • allows you to simply go to their site, enter the RSS feed of your site, enter the site name, upload an icon and place the code provided between the header tags of your website. You don’t even have to have a wordpress blog!

See? It’s easy! Many sites are already iPhone-friendly in anticipation of the cell phone trend and it’s always a good idea to reach as many people as possible, even that dude on the BART tooling around on his phone, refusing to use his laptop anymore (he knows who he is, Andy).

Lani is the COO and News Director at The American Genius, has co-authored a book, co-founded BASHH, Austin Digital Jobs, Remote Digital Jobs, and is a seasoned business writer and editorialist with a penchant for the irreverent.



  1. Mike Price

    November 10, 2008 at 3:46 pm

    Im testing right now, if you want to see the conversion results on an iPhone just go here I’ve barely had time to check it out myself yet.

  2. Reggie from Cyberhomes

    November 11, 2008 at 9:31 am

    Hi Lani-
    Good call, I love Intersquash. It’s a great idea. have you seen AppLoop? Go request a beta…you’ll like it:

    They make iPhone apps from RSS too!

  3. Mike Price

    November 11, 2008 at 10:52 am

    Good find, I will go check it out now.
    Give Nik-Nik a kiss-kiss for me. “)

  4. Danilo Bogdanovic

    November 11, 2008 at 6:19 pm

    Thank you (again) for the great tip! Testing out Intersquash as we speak…

  5. Danilo Bogdanovic

    November 11, 2008 at 6:25 pm you know how/where to add the html code to a Typepad blog?

  6. Derec Shuler

    November 11, 2008 at 11:28 pm

    Short and sweet, cools tips and I’ll have to check our Reggie’s suggestion too.

    Danilo, you can insert HTML code into your templates if you’ve converted them to Advanced. Good luck!

  7. Vicki Moore

    November 13, 2008 at 5:46 pm

    OK! I’ve got the iphone plugin installed with Benn’s help:

    I don’t have an iphone so I can only hope that it works. lol.

    Lani – You rock!

  8. Atlanta Real Estate

    September 1, 2009 at 9:00 am


    You are absolutely correct.

    Everyone should have mobile optimized versions of their site and search functions. I don’t yet but it’s easy to say and I fully plan to have this at some point in the future.

    Right now, I’m knee deep in daily SEO, like a lot of people. But someday, when I’ve got too much traffic, I’ll take a break from SEO and design a home page and search page for mobile devices.

    Just think, a short URL on a yard sign could replace the printed Flyer as we know it someday. It will also get clients directly to your site. Presumably good ones out searching already.


  9. Jonathan Benya

    May 30, 2010 at 2:01 pm

    I just added this today, and I’m impressed with it! I should have done this a year ago!

  10. virtual office

    June 21, 2012 at 4:41 am

    Thanks for the tips! It’s good to know that iPhone can be very useful equal to its price. 🙂

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