How to make your WordPress blog responsive

Filed by twago community on September 13, 2017

How to make WordPress responsive

Darko Gerguric

, is a freelance WordPress developer from Zrenjanin in Serbia with a solid knowledge of HTML, CSS, PHP, jQuery. He ist skilled in PSD to WordPress, Backend and plugin coding and completed more than 100 projects. He is always open to learning new things and to getting new ideas.

In this days, when mobile internet is primary way users access content, it is imperative to have a website that will look good on as much screen sizes possible – or all of them.

Solutions for a problem

There are two basic solutions to this problem:

    1. Responsive Design
    2. Adaptive Design

1. Responsive Design means that website will have more or less same elements on all screen sizes. Elements will change width (depending on how the code is set) and stack on top of each other to fit the screen. There are many libraries that can be used for responsive websites, some of most used are Bootstrap and Foundation Framework. Benefits of using widely accepted Framework are in a fact that there is a large user base, active development, and bug fixing. While there is always discussion which one is better, the choice is on the developer or client. Personally, I use Bootstrap in all my projects.

2. The Adaptive Design means that there may be different templates used on different Screen Resolutions or even on different devices.

About WordPress

WordPress is most used CMS system on the internet, powering about 30% of all websites. Being widely used, relatively easy to manage and with great possibility to expand functionality makes WordPress good solution for wide range of website types: from simple blogs to big corporate websites and E-Commerce.

First Steps

The first step in making WordPress responsive is to choose right theme. There are literally thousand of themes, free and commercial. Depending on your budget you will always be able to find one that fits our needs and taste. After choosing a theme, I would recommend using some of the popular page builders like Visual Composer, Elementor, etc. Using a combination of responsive theme and page builder gives user high level of usability as most of the things can be done in a visual way with no need for coding. Here I refer to adding of different elements on a page and applying basic styling in terms of colors, spacing, etc.

Conclusion

Like I said if you are tech-savvy with investing some time and effort you can make your own website, but if you want to have a unique website you should always hire a professional designer and developer. Professional designer and developer can bring your vision to life and make your website stand out from the crowd. That is very important, as properly designed and developed website can improve your Business in many ways.

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