Make your WordPress site iPad ready

January 17, 2011 | No Comments Yet

WPLover has a straightforward guide on getting your WordPress-powered site optimized for the Apple iPad. It basically says you don’t have to do anything since like the iPhone it comes with the Safari mobile web browser, but there are a few tips and links if you’re concerned about an iPad-specific experience.

Biggest thing to remember: the iPad does not support Flash. If you can manage to do so, provide an alternative video source using the HTML5 <video> element.

Another helpful site is iPad Peek, which loads your website as it would on an iPad—both landscape and portrait modes. You can very quickly check any quirks without having to run out and get one.

No word yet on whether Automattic is releasing an official WordPress iPad app, but it would be interesting to see how much more you can do on a larger resolution mobile device now.

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WordPress Personas for Firefox

January 26, 2010 | No Comments Yet

WordPress Vintage Press persona for Firefox
WordPress Inkwell persona for Firefox

Firefox Personas, which let you skin your whole browser according to your own tastes, now has WordPress ones made by Automattic itself. As of writing there are two personas: WordPress Inkwell and WordPress Vintage Press.

WordPress and Firefox are both open source projects with great communities, so it’s not surprising to see their worlds colliding every now and then. In fact if you’ll Google just a bit, Firefox add-ons for WordPress will turn up—and vice versa.

In the Philippines, the 2009 WordCamp also saw Mozilla and Automattic present both at the event and after, with Beau Lebens and Seth Bindernagel eating balut!

Grab the WordPress Persona for Firefox now.

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