Introduction to Obox Mobile 2

Obox Mobile 2 is a mobile “theme” for WordPress which transforms your content into a mobile-friendly format.

How it Works

Obox Mobile completely replaces your main WordPress theme when your website is viewed from a detected device such as an iPhone or Blackberry. It displays your posts, featured images and page content using your customized mobile settings and color scheme, formatting the content to be mobile friendly and responsive to the screen size.

Obox Mobile comes with support for the WordPress Customizer and a widget-driven homepage option, allowing you to create your own color schemes and layouts.

Page Templates

If your theme uses special page templates for formatting your content, those page templates will be ignored by Obox Mobile. Because the plugin replaces your theme and uses its own mobile theme, features specific to your main theme cannot be used at the same time. This is a limitation of WordPress.

If you are using an Obox theme as your main theme, or are comfortable with CSS and PHP, you can copy your theme’s page templates (such as archives.php, portfolio.php, etc) into the obox-mobile\themes\default folder and add supporting styles for the mobile format to the theme’s style.css. We recommend creating a full child theme by creating a new theme folder and using the contents of one of the other themes as a starting point. View more about child themes at the WordPress codex.

Plugin Compatibility

While we make every effort to ensure optimal compatibility between Obox Mobile and plugins or themes that follow WordPress development guidelines, some plugins or themes may load scripts that Obox Mobile cannot disable, therefore conflicts may still occur.  We strongly recommend choosing plugins that are mobile compatible, or creating mobile-friendly pages to replace those in your desktop site that may use plugin features such as Flash, shortcodes or other things that wont work on the mobile site. In most cases, you should only need to worry about plugins that control the display of content on your site, such as NextGen Gallery, content sliders, or shortcodes. Widgets and plugins that are primarily for display in sidebars or the admin area do not need to be replaced/deactivated since they should only ever appear on your main site.

Keep mobile users in mind when choosing plugins for the mobile site. Anything that may slow loading, or that uses mobile-unfriendly features such as modal windows, lightboxes or other javascript effects may hinder your sites performance or usability on mobile devices.