Snowulf Mobile lives again!
horribly broken. Currently the site’s traffic is roughly 13% mobile, up from 7% mobile this time 2012. I’d hate to disappoint all those loyal (albeit mobile) readers so I set about to fix it.
I had been running WPTouch, but since it was broken, I thought I’d deactivate it and try out the Jetpack.me Mobile Theme. That worked out much better, except for the fact that the images were all broken. Why would that be? Oh yes, my beloved mod_pagespeed strikes again. I added
ModPagespeedDisallow */wp-content/uploads/* to the .htaccess file and the images were working again. Mobile restored.
ModPagespeedDisallow */wp-content/plugins/wptouch/* to the .htaccess file and now WPTouch works perfectly. I really think BraveNewCode has done an excellent job on WPTouch, so I’ll stick with them for now. In fact, I’m tempted to buy the pro version.
Oh, and if you’ve made the mistake of enabling Jetpack’s mobile theme and would like to deactivate it, it’s totally counter-intuitive. Go back to the Jetpack main menu in your admin screen, find “Mobile Theme” and click “Learn more”. Suddenly the “Configure” button morphs into a “Deactivate” button. I’m really not sure who thought that was a good usability design because I found many more users with the same issue.