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Multi Device Switcher

This WordPress plugin allows you to set a separate theme for device (Smart Phone, Tablet PC, Mobile Phone, Game and custom).

  1. Download and unzip files. Or install multi-device-switcher using the WordPress plugin installer. In that case, skip 2.
  2. Upload "multi-device-switcher" to the "/wp-content/plugins/" directory.
  3. Activate the plugin through the 'Plugins' menu in WordPress.
  4. Upload a separate theme to the "/wp-content/themes/" directory.
  5. Go to the "Multi Device Switcher" options page through the 'Appearance' menu in WordPress.
  6. Configure settings to your needs. Select Theme by Theme option. Add and fix UserAgent by UserAgent option if necessary.
  7. Have fun!

How to add the Custom Switcher

  1. Go to the "Multi Device Switcher" options page through the 'Appearance' menu in WordPress.
  2. Enter the name of the Custom Switcher (20 characters max, alphanumeric) to the 'Add Custom Switcher'. Push the button 'Add'.
  3. Configure settings. Select Theme by Theme option. Add UserAgent by UserAgent option.
  4. Have fun!

Setting and Using the PC Switcher

There are three ways how to Using the PC Switcher.

1. Add a PC Switcher to the footer

  1. Go to the "Multi Device Switcher" options page through the 'Appearance' menu in WordPress.
  2. Configure settings. Check the checkbox 'Add a PC Switcher to the footer.' by PC Switcher option.
  3. Have fun!

2. Add a PC Switcher to your sidebars/widget areas

  1. Add-on the widget 'PC Switcher', when you activate the plugin "Multi Device Switcher".
  2. Go to the "Widgets" options page through the 'Appearance' menu in WordPress.
  3. Drag and drop the title bars 'PC Switcher' into the desired area.
  4. Have fun!

3. For the theme authors and developers, add a PC Switcher to your theme.

  1. Add the following code into the PHP files, when you develop your theme.

    <?php if ( function_exists('multi_device_switcher_add_pc_switcher') ) { multi_device_switcher_add_pc_switcher(); } ?>

  2. Have fun!

Using default CSS and customized CSS

  • Go to the "Multi Device Switcher" options page through the 'Appearance' menu in WordPress.
  • Configure settings. Check the checkbox 'Add a default CSS.' by PC Switcher option. If you want to customize CSS, uncheck the checkbox.
  • Have fun!

You can design the PC Switcher in the Style Sheet.

HTML output of the PC Switcher

<div class="pc-switcher"><span class="active">Mobile</span><a href="http://DOMEIN/PATH/TO/?pc-switcher=1">PC</a></div>

HTML output of the PC Switcher when switched

<div class="pc-switcher"><a href="http://DOMEIN/PATH/TO/?pc-switcher=0">Mobile</a><span class="active">PC</span></div>

How to use the Display Switcher Shortcode

The Display Switcher Shortcode switch the content of the post or page through the detection of the device.

Add the shortcode [multi] in a post or page and use the device attribute to device name. if the device attribute is empty, detect the desktop PC.

Attributes

device

(string | empty) The name of the device

  • smart
  • tablet
  • mobile
  • game
  • the name of the Custom Switcher

if empty, detect the desktop PC

Example Shortcode

[multi]pc or other specific stuff here[/multi]
[multi device="smart"]smartphone specific stuff here[/multi]
[multi device="tablet"]tablet specific stuff here[/multi]
[multi device="test"]test Custom Switcher specific stuff here[/multi]

For theme or plugin developers. Filters The Display Switcher Shortcode through hooks. In that case, edit theme or plugin files.

<?php
echo do_shortcode('[multi device="smart"]smartphone specific stuff here[/multi]');
?>

How to use the Disable Switcher

The Disable Switcher disable the switching of the theme by a particular URL. If you match the access the url and a string or a regular expression (Regex mode), disable the switching of the theme. Regex mode is for advanced users.

  1. Go to the "Multi Device Switcher" options page through the 'Appearance' menu in WordPress.
  2. Enter the path to the line by line where you want to disable by Disable Switcher option. Check the checkbox 'Enable Regex', if you want to use a regular expression.
  3. Have fun!

Example

/sample-page
/2015/01/hello-world

Regex mode (in the case of regular expression)

\/sample\-
\/2015\/01

UserAgent option Samples

Detect the device by JavaScript

Multi Device Switcher set the Cookie that holds the state of the switch. You can get the Cookie and detect the device by JavaScript.

Cookies

  • multi-device-switcher The name of the device is switched (value: null | device name)
  • disable-switcher State of disabled (value: null | 1)
  • pc-switcher State of the PC Switcher when switched (value: null | 1)

Example

<script src="http://DOMEIN/PATH/TO/jquery.cookie.js"></script>
 <script>
 (function($) {
    $(function() {
        if ( $.cookie( 'multi-device-switcher' ) == 'smart' ) {
            /* smartphone specific stuff here */
        } else if ( $.cookie( 'multi-device-switcher' ) == 'tablet' ) {
            /* tablet specific stuff here */
        } else {
            /* pc or other specific stuff here */
        }
    });
 })(jQuery);
 </script>

is_multi_device() function

is_multi_device() function is a boolean function, meaning it returns either TRUE or FALSE. Works through the detection of the device by the Multi_Device_Switcher class.

Usage

<?php is_multi_device('smart'); ?>

Example

<?php
if ( function_exists( 'is_multi_device' ) ) {
    if ( is_multi_device('smart') ) {
        /* Display and echo smartphone specific stuff here */
    } elseif ( is_multi_device('tablet') ) {
        /* Display and echo tablet specific stuff here */
    } else {
        /* Display and echo pc or other specific stuff here */
    }
}
?>

Parameters

device name (required)

(string) The name of the device

  • smart
  • tablet
  • mobile
  • game
  • the name of the Custom Switcher

Return Values

(boolean) Return boolean whether a particular device.

is_pc_switcher() function

is_pc_switcher() function is a boolean function, meaning it returns either TRUE or FALSE. Return the the state of PC Switcher by the Multi_Device_Switcher class. Return true if the theme has switched by the PC Switcher.

Usage

<?php is_pc_switcher(); ?>

Example

<?php
if ( function_exists( 'is_pc_switcher' ) ) {
    if ( is_pc_switcher() ) {
        /* Theme switched by the PC Switcher. Display and echo specific stuff here */
    } else {
        /* Display and echo specific stuff here */
    }
}
?>

Parameters

None

Return Values

(boolean) Return the state of PC Switcher.

is_disable_switcher() function

is_disable_switcher() function is a boolean function, meaning it returns either TRUE or FALSE. Return the state of disabled by the Multi_Device_Switcher class.

Usage

<?php is_disable_switcher(); ?>

Example

<?php
if ( function_exists( 'is_disable_switcher' ) ) {
    if ( is_disable_switcher() ) {
        /* Disabled. Display and echo specific stuff here */
    } else {
        /* Display and echo specific stuff here */
    }
}
?>

Parameters

None

Return Values

(boolean) Return the state of disabled.

Multi Device Switcher Command

The Multi Device Switcher Command is command-line tool.

Add-on the Multi Device Switcher Command, when you activate the plugin "Multi Device Switcher". To use the Multi Device Switcher Command is WP-CLI required.

NAME

wp multi-device

DESCRIPTION

Multi Device Switcher Command

SYNOPSIS

wp multi-device <command>

SUBCOMMANDS

add              add Custom Switcher
css              turn on/off default CSS
delete           delete Custom Switcher
pc-switcher      turn on/off PC Switcher
reset            reset Settings to Default UserAgent
status           get status of settings
theme            get or switch a theme
useragent        get or set UserAgent

For more information about the Multi Device Switcher Command, see wp help multi-device <SUBCOMMANDS>.

Requires: 3.4 or higher
Compatible up to: 4.2.4
Last Updated: 2015-5-25
Active Installs: 30,000+

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