Terrific news to all website owners – Wix is proud to introduce our brand new solution for Mobile! Starting today, a mobile version of your website will be automatically created, but the showstopper is our new Mobile customization features. From a smart new Mobile Editor, you will be able to change design, hide content, scale and move website features (including website under construction templates)– while leaving the full-size desktop version of your website unchanged. This is especially great when you consider how long it takes to build a website.
What this means is that you can now have more creative freedom over your mobile design and give your users an enhanced mobile experience. So if you're looking to learn how to make a website or already have one that needs to go mobile, this is for you.
Why You Should Optimize your Mobile Presence (and How to Do it)
With nearly two-thirds of American cell phone owners browsing from smart devices, creating an optimized mobile presence is not a nice extra but an absolute necessity. The numbers don’t lie: mobile browsing has doubled itself since 2009, and the numbers just keep going up. Optimizing your HTML5 website to mobile devices guarantees that you will reach a much wider audience and provide prospects with easy access to your website, anytime, anywhere.
Wix’ new mobile editor lets you adjust your site to mobile viewing with just a few clicks. Just follow these few simple steps when making your site:
Go to your Wix account and open your website in the editor.
On the top left corner, click on the mobile icon to go to the mobile editor.
Customize and edit your site to optimize it for mobile formats. The changes you make will not affect your regular website!
Go to the Mobile Settings tab and enable Optimized Mobile View.
Click Preview to see how your site will look on a mobile device.
Click Publish – and that’s it! You are mobile.
Check out this nice video overview of the new mobile editor:
For Those Who Already Have a Mobile Wix Site
If you already had the opportunity to create a website with Wix that’s mobile, optimizing it is the best course of action for you to take. Why? Because when optimizing your old mobile website, both your mobile site and your desktop site come under a single URL, which means volumes in terms of SEO. Your website traffic will no longer be split between two sources but funneled into a strong, unified domain. This will help Google index and rank your site and will make sharing and linking to your content a lot easier.
Having a single URL also takes a load off your shoulders – it turns maintenance of your mobile and desktop sites into a single easy task. When updating your Wix desktop website, your mobile site will be automatically updated. One less thing to worry about.
In order to optimize your mobile website, log in to the Wix editor and click the mobile editor tab. There’s no need for you to recreate the site – the new mobile website is automatically created and is a reflection of your desktop site . All is left for you to do is to customize it according to your needs and hit Publish. Your mobile traffic will now be directed to this URL. This process is the same with a normal or vanity URL.
For more info on the new Wix for Mobile, check out these FAQ’s.
You can also turn your website into an app for even greater functionality.