How To Test Your WordPress Site’s Mobile Friendliness Using Google TestMySite

Learn how to test your website’s mobile friendliness and make sure that your site is optimized for mobile users using a Free online tool developed by Google.

How To Optimize Your WordPress Site For Mobile Using Google TestMySiteHow mobile friendly is your site?

As part of its goal to help users find relevant mobile-friendly pages when searching online, Google’s ranking algorithm looks at how mobile-friendly your website is and how fast your pages load on mobile devices.

According to Google:

  • Users spend 177 minutes on their mobile phones per day.
  • People are five times more likely to leave a mobile site that isn’t mobile-friendly.
  • Nearly half of all visitors will leave a mobile site if the pages don’t load within 3 seconds.

(Source: https://testmysite.thinkwithgoogle.com)

In this short tutorial, we’ll show you how to test your website’s mobile friendliness and make sure that your site is optimized for mobile users using a FREE online tool developed by Google.

Tip

Make sure that you have installed and are using a mobile-responsive WordPress theme on your site before you perform the tests below.

How To Optimize Your WordPress Site For Mobile Using Google TestMySite

Open your web browser and visit the following site:

https://testmysite.thinkwithgoogle.com

This brings you to Google’s mobile-friendly testing tool, TestMySite. Type in the URL of your website and click the ‘Test Now’ button …

Google's free mobile-friendly testing tool

(Google’s free mobile-friendly testing tool)

Allow a few seconds for the tool to run through and complete various tests …

Google performs mobile-friendly tests on your site in seconds

(Google performs mobile-friendly tests on your site in seconds)

Once the tests are completed, results are displayed on the screen for:

  • Mobile Friendliness
  • Mobile Speed
  • Desktop Speed

Your site's mobile test results

(Your site’s mobile test results)

You can test as many different sites as you like simply by repeating the above process …

Test as as many sites as you like using Google's free tool

(Test as as many sites as you like using Google’s free tool)

Once your tests are completed, you can see what needs fixing or improving by clicking on the link next to your scores …

Click to see how to improve your results

(Click to see how to improve your results)

The tool lets you know which aspects of the test are ok, what you should consider fixing and what Google recommends you fix to improve your site’s scores and results …

Google lets you know what areas of your site need fixing

(Google lets you know what areas of your site need fixing)

Repeat this process to view the results for other sections of the test …

Learn how to improve your site's desktop speed

(Learn how to improve your site’s desktop speed)

According to Google, 9 out of 10 people say they use multiple screens for tasks like booking flights online or managing their personal finances, so it’s worth learning how to make your site load faster not only on mobile devices, but also on laptops and desktop computers …

See how fast your site loads on laptops and desktop computers

(See how fast your site loads on laptops and desktop computers)

You can also request a Free report of the test by clicking on the “Get My Free Report” button …

Google will email you a free report with your test results

(Google will email you a free report with your test results)

Enter your email address and click ‘Submit’ to receive the report …

Get your test results sent via email

(Get your test results sent via email)

After requesting the report, wait a few minutes and then check your inbox …

A Free report with your test results will arrive in your inbox shortly

(A Free report with your test results will arrive in your inbox shortly)

Once your test results arrive in your inbox, go through and click on the recommendations to learn how to fix issues or improve your site’s performance …

Mobile-friendly test results sent via free report by Google

(Mobile-friendly test results sent via free report by Google)

Clicking on links in the report takes you to the relevant sections of the Google Developers site. You can go through the information yourself, or refer it to your web developer …

Google Developers guides

(Google Developers guides)

Congratulations! Now you know how to test and improve your website’s mobile-friendliness.

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How To Use The WordPress Mobile App – Settings

Learn how to use the WordPress Mobile App’s Settings section.


Using The WordPress Mobile App
This tutorial shows you how to use the ‘Settings’ section of the WordPress Mobile App.

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How To Use The WordPress Mobile App – Settings

In this tutorial, you will learn how to manage your WordPress mobile app’s settings.

For this tutorial, we’ll use the WordPress For Android version of the WordPress mobile app. The process explained below is similar for iOS devices (e.g. iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad).

For more information about WordPress For IOS, go here:

WordPress For iOS

You should have already set up your WordPress App. If not, go here.

The WordPress Mobile App – Settings

Tap on your WordPress app icon to log into your account …

How To Post To WordPress Using Mobile Devices

Settings for your WordPress App can be accessed by tapping on the Settings menu …

How To Post To WordPress Using Mobile Devices

The Settings area is divided into the following sections:

  • Blogs – This section displays a list of all WordPress sites and blogs you have added to your WordPress app and lets you add new sites.
  • Comment Notifications – The settings in this section affect how your mobile device is notified when new comments are posted on your site.
  • Post Signature – In this section, you can add a custom signature when publishing new posts.
  • About – This section displays information about your WordPress app and its Open Source licenses.

Blogs

This section displays a list of all WordPress sites and blogs you have added to your WordPress mobile app’s account …

How To Post To WordPress Using Mobile Devices

Clicking on a site listing …

How To Post To WordPress Using Mobile Devices

Opens up a screen where you can edit your site’s details …

How To Post To WordPress Using Mobile Devices

In this screen, you can edit the following settings:

Account Details

Edit your site’s username and login password …

How To Post To WordPress Using Mobile Devices

HTTP Credentials

This section is optional. It allows you to enter other forms of authenticating a user’s login credentials …

How To Post To WordPress Using Mobile Devices

Media

This section allows you to specify media settings that will affect how images are added to your posts and uploaded to your WordPress site …

How To Post To WordPress Using Mobile Devices

You can change the Default Image Width setting to another desired width (Note: You can also tap on an image in the new post editor to set a custom image size there as well) …

How To Post To WordPress Using Mobile Devices

Additionally, by selecting checkboxes, you can opt in this section to:

  • Upload and link to full image
  • Upload and link to scaled image

Location

You can geotag your posts by ticking the Geotag Posts box checkbox in this section …

How To Post To WordPress Using Mobile Devices

Geotagging your posts lets your readers know where you are posting from. It also allows you to assign a city or town to any post so readers can find posts relevant to certain places more easily. For example, if you write about local events in your city, you can tag them so that others who live nearby can find out what’s going on. If you post photographs of a town you have visited, you can tag them with the name of that town so that people searching for it will be able to more easily find your site.

Remove Blog

If you no longer want or need to have one of your WordPress sites in your mobile app’s account, you can delete its details by clicking on the Remove Blog button at the bottom of the screen …

How To Post To WordPress Using Mobile Devices

As well as deleting sites from your mobile WordPress account, you can also add new sites in the Blogs section …

How To Post To WordPress Using Mobile Devices

Comment Notifications

The settings in this section affect how your mobile device is notified when new comments are posted on your site …

How To Post To WordPress Using Mobile Devices

Enable blogs

Enable or disable comment notifications for all sites in your mobile WordPress account …

How To Post To WordPress Using Mobile Devices

Update interval

Tap on Update interval to bring up the Update interval screen. Here you can select the interval you want your mobile app to check for any new comments posted on your WordPress site …

How To Post To WordPress Using Mobile Devices

The Comment Notifications settings section also allows you to specify a number of options that will notify you when new comments have been posted on your WordPress site:

  • Play notification sound – Tick the checkbox to enable or disable this option
  • Vibrate – Tick the checkbox to enable or disable this option
  • Blink notification light – Tick the checkbox to enable or disable this option

How To Post To WordPress Using Mobile Devices

Post Signature

In this section, you can add a custom signature that will be added to all new posts published to your WordPress site from your mobile device.

To add a custom signature to new posts, tick the Add a signature to new posts checkbox and tap on the Post signature area …

How To Post To WordPress Using Mobile Devices

This brings up the Post signature screen. Type in a custom signature to replace the default app’s signature and tap on OK to save …

How To Post To WordPress Using Mobile Devices

Your custom signature will be added to all new posts published from your mobile device …

How To Post To WordPress Using Mobile Devices

About

This section displays important information about your WordPress mobile application …

How To Post To WordPress Using Mobile Devices

You can view information about your WordPress App, such as the version number, terms of service, privacy policy, and the App developer …

How To Post To WordPress Using Mobile Devices

You can also read information about the application’s Open Source license …

How To Post To WordPress Using Mobile DevicesCongratulations! Now you know how to use the WordPress Mobile App’s ‘Settings’ section.

This concludes the tutorial serties on using the WordPress Mobile App. To review the other tutorials in this series, click on the links below.

Mobile App Tutorials …

How To Use The WordPress Mobile App

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How To Use The WordPress Mobile App – Admin

Learn how to use the WordPress Mobile App’s Posts and Pages section.

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How To Post To WordPress Using Mobile Devices
This tutorial shows you how to use the ‘Admin’ section of the WordPress Mobile App.

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How To Use The WordPress Mobile App – Admin

In this tutorial, you will learn how to access a number of administrative functions in your WordPress site using the WordPress App for mobile devices.

For this tutorial, we’ll use the WordPress For Android version of the WordPress mobile app. The process explained below is similar for iOS devices (e.g. iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad).

For more information about WordPress For IOS, go here:

WordPress For iOS

You should have already set up your WordPress App. If not, see this tutorial.

The WordPress Mobile App – Admin

Tap on your WordPress app icon to log into your account …

How To Post To WordPress Using Mobile Devices

If you have added multiple WordPress sites to your WordPress App, tap on the drop-down menu at the top of menu section and select the site you want to administer …

How To Post To WordPress Using Mobile Devices

The administration functions for the site you have selected can be accessed by tapping on the following menus …

  • Stats – View stats about your site’s activity.
  • View Site – Displays your WordPress site in your mobile browser.
  • View Admin – Access the administration area of your WordPress site

Stats

To view statistical data about your WordPress site on your mobile device, tap on the Stats menu icon …

How To Post To WordPress Using Mobile Devices

Note: In order to view your site’s statistics, you will need to have an account set up with WordPress.com.

If you have an account already set up with WordPress.com, then enter your account’s login details to access your stats …

How To Post To WordPress Using Mobile Devices

If you don’t have an account with WordPress.com, then go to WordPress.com and register for a free account …

How To Post To WordPress Using Mobile Devices

Next, you will need to install the Jetpack plugin to enable stats for your self-hosted site. This plugin was developed by the WordPress team to deliver many of the features available in the hosted version of WordPress (i.e. WordPress.com) to your self-hosted WordPress site.

After installing and activating the plugin, add your site to WordPress.com …

How To Post To WordPress Using Mobile Devices

Next, log into your WordPress site and click on Jetpack in your WP admin menu to access the plugin’s main page …

How To Post To WordPress Using Mobile Devices

Click on the Stats > Configure button …

How To Post To WordPress Using Mobile Devices

Configure your plugin’s Stats settings and click on the Save configuration button …

How To Post To WordPress Using Mobile Devices

Once you have installed and configured the Jetpack plugin for your self-hosted site, select Stats from your app’s menu and enter your WordPress.com login details to view your site’s statistics …

How To Post To WordPress Using Mobile Devices

View Site

To view your site in your mobile browser, tap on the View Site menu …

How To Post To WordPress Using Mobile Devices

Your site will display on your browser …

How To Post To WordPress Using Mobile Devices

View Admin

To view your WordPress admin area, tap on the View Admin menu …

How To Post To WordPress Using Mobile Devices

You will be taken inside your WordPress site’s dashboard area …

How To Post To WordPress Using Mobile Devices

You can navigate through the menus and perform many of the WordPress administration functions from your mobile device, just as if you had logged in from a PC or laptop.

Congratulations! Now you know how to use the WordPress Mobile App ‘Admin’ section.

Next Step:

Now that you know how to use the ‘Admin’ section of the WordPress Mobile App, the next step is to learn how to use the ‘Settings’ section of the App.

To learn more about using the WordPress Mobile App’s Settings section, see the tutorial below:

How To Use The WordPress Mobile App – Settings

See Also …

How To Use The WordPress Mobile App

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