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How to Configure goMobi with WordPress

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In this tutorial I’m going to show you how to configure goMobi to work with your WordPress site. Many of our users are using WordPress for their sites, and now you can have a Mobile web site for your WordPress-based site.

If you don’t have goMobi service yet, you can order goMobi through Control Panel. If you don’t have a WordPress site yet, we have a blog post article that shows you how to install WordPress using our Control Panel Application Installer.

Once your WordPress site is up and running and you have ordered goMobi for your site, check out this video on some the different things you can do with goMobi.

When you’re done watching the video you’re ready to configure WordPress with goMobi.

Log in to your goMobi account through our control panel by click on the goMobi tab at the top.

Now click on the blue Launch Mobile Site Builder link to log in. This will open a small window in your web browser.

Creating your mobile site can be relatively simple, or you can take full advantage of everything goMobi offers and spend some time setting up your mobile site. It can be a lot to go through, so we won’t step through it here. We’re primarily concerned with getting your mobile site to work with WordPress.

After you’ve created your goMobi site, you’ll need to create the redirection code that you will install on your WordPress application. This is necessary to properly route mobile traffic to your new mobile site.

In the goMobi window click on the Tools tab at the top.

Tools_GoMobi_Button

Now expand the Redirection Code Generator section.

Place a check mark next to Redirect tablet computers if you want to redirect tablet computers too.

Select WordPress from the drop down menu and click Generate.

GoMobi_Tools_Redirection_WordPress

Clicking on the Generate button will create a mredirect.zip file that you will need to download locally onto your computer.

Now extract the .zip file onto your computer and connect to your site via FTP. We are going to upload the file into your WordPress site files directory.

If you don’t have an FTP client, we suggest FileZilla. If you install FileZilla, we have a knowledge base article that shows you how to use it to connect to your site.

When connected via FTP double click on the wp-content directory folder. Now go in to your plugins folder by double clicking on that too.

You want to upload the exacted mredirect folder containing the mredirect.php file to the plugins directory:

GoMobi_Upload_Redirect_File

Now simply log in to your WordPress site as the Admin and activate the plug-in.

GoMobi_Redirect_Plugin

Once you have activated the plug-in, any mobile traffic to your WordPress application will be redirected to your mobile web site.

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