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HandHeld Mobile Theme

by Allen Bogdanoff

in Mobile Products

HandHeld Mobile Theme Review

Handheld Mobile Theme

HandHeld Mobile Theme is another testament of the growing popularity and importance of mobile sites. There is no denying just how many people are using their mobile devices to browse the web and a significant amount of them aren’t getting the experience they ought to have because most websites aren’t optimized for the small screens of a mobile phone.

The HandHeld Mobile theme is a WordPress (WP) plugin developed by Nick Roach from Elegant Themes that can help any website owner – with or without any developer experience – easily create mobile versions of their websites.

What Is Elegant Theme?

So before we talk about the HandHeld Mobile theme, let’s take a minute first to talk about Nick Roach and his Elegant Themes website. Elegant Themes is a collection of WP themes created by Nick Roach and his team.

Elegant Themes is well known to WordPress bloggers for at least five reasons:

  1. It is inexpensive (just $39/year for 60+ themes).
  2. Huge collection of professional -looking themes.
  3. The ePanel of each WP theme is customizable.
  4. Theme installation can be done in just a few clicks.
  5. Customer support is fast and reliable.

HandHeld Mobile Theme 101

HandHeld Mobile Theme is one of the most recent releases in the Elegant Themes site. The way the HandHeld Mobile theme works is that you install this plugin in your wordpress site and with just a few clicks, any person who visits your site through a mobile device will automatically get redirected to the mobile version of your site.

It works well with any WP theme – you don’t have to be using a WP theme from the Elegant Themes collection to be able to make HandHeld Mobile theme work.

What’s Different In HandHeld Mobile Theme

Using the HandHeld Mobile theme is also very easy since you can access their own gallery of images to use in your mobile site. Aside from that, you can switch on the “threaded comments” option. It will make interaction better and easier between you and your customers who are using their phones or iPads to comment on your posts.

HandHeld Mobile theme also allows its users to tinker with the “theme options” page to properly customize the theme such as changing the background color.

Handheld Mobile Theme

HandHeld Mobile Theme Features 

To give you a better idea with what you will get from the HandHeld Mobile theme, here’s a list of the features that you will get from it.

  • Compatible with iPhone, Android, Blackberry
  • Compatible with WordPress 3.0+
  • Threaded comments display
  • Accessible “theme options” page
  • Customizable thumbnail images
  • Works with any WP theme
  • AJAX loaded posts
  • Valid CSS and XHTML
  • Changeable theme background colors

WP Mobile Pro VS HandHeld Mobile Theme 

Of course, given that the HandHeld Mobile theme converts a regular website to a mobile site, it is inevitable to wonder: what makes it different from Jason Fladlien and Wilson Mattos’s mobile product, WP Mobile Pro. Right?

Well, if you have read my WP Mobile Pro review, the main difference between it and the HandHeld Mobile theme is that the former creates mobile sites. The HandHeld Mobile theme is just a plug-in that will convert an existing website to a mobile site if and only if it’s viewed in a mobile device.

If you’re looking to open up a mobile site generation service, you’ll be better off with WP Mobile Pro. But if you just want to give your mobile customers an easier browsing experience, HandHeld Mobile theme is for you- besides, you’ll get 60+ WP themes with it for just $39/year from Elegant Themes.

Either way, the HandHeld Mobile Theme (and Elegant Themes, in general) is worth checking out.

Watch this short video to know more about the benefits of the HandHeld Mobile Theme.