Mobile Detect


Mobile detect plugin uses the open source MobileDetect PHP library to fine-tune the built-in WordPress function wp_is_mobile() in such a way that tablets are excluded from being detected as mobile!

About Mobile Detect PHP Library:

  • Mobile Detect is a lightweight PHP class for detecting mobile devices (including tablets). It uses the User-Agent string combined with specific HTTP headers to detect the mobile environment.
  • PHP Mobile Detect is an open-source script released under MIT License.
  • Mobile Detect PHP Developer: Șerban Ghiță, Nick Ilyin.
  • Original author: Victor Stanciu.
  • Icon (and banner) created by: Dragoș Gavrilă.


This section describes how to install the plugin and get it working.

  1. Upload the plugin files to the /wp-content/plugins/mobile-detect directory, or install the plugin through the WordPress plugins screen directly.
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ screen in WordPress
  3. Sit back and relax!


Where can I change the settings?

This plugin doesn’t come with any settings screen on purpose. Settings screen may be included in the future, depending on the feedback from the users!


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Contributors & Developers

“Mobile Detect” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


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Changelog for upstream Mobile Detect library can be found at


  • Update core upstream Mobile Detect library from version 2.8.27 to 2.8.33


  • First commit