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WP Mobile Detector


The WP Mobile Detector WordPress plugin automatically detects if the visitor is using a standard mobile phone or a smart phone and loads a compatible WordPress mobile theme for each.

It is one of the first to differentiate between a standard mobile phone and a smart phone. With advanced mobile statistics, image resizing, automatically formatted content, and detection of 5,000+ mobile phones, the WP Mobile Detector gives your mobile visitors the experience they desire.

The included interactive theme editor makes configuring your mobile website a breeze. See exactly what your mobile visitors will see right in your browser.

Did we mention the eye-popping 12 themes hand-crafted for the mobile web? That’s right, 12 mobile themes including some of the fastest and most efficient available today. Themes for all types of websites, blogs, corporate, ecommerce, and more!

Now Available: WP Mobile Detector PRO v3

Build your own custom mobile theme with our brand new interactive mobile theme editor. Change colors, upload a logo, insert mobile ads, track visitors with mobile statistics, and much more! See all of your changes in real-time right from your own browser. See exactly what your mobile visitors see.

For more information please visit the WP Mobile Detector PRO. For tips on improving your website, checkout Website Suggestions.


  • Interactive Theme Editor
  • Advanced Mobile Statistics
  • Amanda Mobile Theme
  • Websitez Mobile Theme
  • Jester Mobile Theme
  • Corporate Mobile Theme
  • Anakin Mobile Theme


  1. Login to your WordPress administration area, and go to the Plugins section.
  2. Click “Add New” at the top.
  3. In the search box type “WP Mobile Detector”.
  4. Make sure the author is “” and then click “Install Now”.


  1. Unzip and place the ‘wp-mobile-detector’ folder in your ‘wp-content/plugins’ directory
  2. Click the ‘Activate’ link for WP Mobile Detector on your Plugins page (in the WordPress administration page)


I am getting an error that it was unable to install correctly. What do I do?

Please try deactivating and reactivating the plugin. If that does not work, please contact and we will help you get the plugin installed.

Images are not showing for advanced mobile devices

This is most likely due to folder permissions being incorrect.

Please set permissions for the ‘cache’ folder located inside of the ‘plugins/wp-mobile-detector’ folder to 777.

Does this plugin work with W3 Total Cache


To allow the WP Mobile Detector plugin to work with W3 Total Cache, simply go to the W3 Total Cache “Page Cache Settings”.

There you will see a box labeled “Rejected Cookies”. In this box place the following value “websitez_is_mobile”.

Save the changes and clear the cache. That is it!

My site shows a blank page for a mobile device. What do I do?

Check to make sure that your server is using PHP5. If it is not, please switch to PHP5.

If it is using PHP5, first try selecting a different mobile theme. If this does not work, there was a problem with activation.

Please try de-activating the plugin and re-activating it. If this does not work, please de-activate the plugin and contact


Plugin Useless Support NONE Don’t buy it.

Useless Plugin, so what, it’s been going for years as the Author says when he responds to other people who complain about the Plugin. Yeah ! no one likes criticism !!!!
If that’s the case this plug in should work well, however,

    it does not


I paid over $50 AUD for the PRO Version. Received the API key from the Author (Josh) to Upgrade to PRO as I never received anything on checkout. I waited till the money came out of my account just in case Websitez didn’t want to send the plug in to me until they had their money (fair enough I thought).

But I have sent 3 emails since, complaining that EVERY time I input my email address and the API key it initially upgrades to pro. However, as soon as you click on any other Tab it reverts back with NO Pro version. That results in Extremely Limited Functions.

YES, I De-activated ALL other plugins and tried again but still NO PRO Version.

SUPPORT – No Existant
PLUGIN – Useless
Further Enquiries – Does not even exist in WordPress Plugins Directory. Hmmm !


Would give a 5 if it wasn't for …

Overall seems like a good plugin. I have it installed and everything seems ok but haven’t tested 100% yet.

My issue is it’s generating large error_log files in the public_html directory. When I view the file there are many different errors, many of the same repeatedly.

I’m pretty picky about this so many may not find that a big deal. Also, I am using WP 4.5 and not sure if the author of this plugin has done any testing with that version. Plug-in version is 3.5

I did go to the support forum but when I see no response to entries going back days, weeks, and months I just don’t waste my time. No offense intended … just stating what I see.

Anyway, As mentioned I’d give it a 5 if the error_log situation wasn’t there.

If the provider wants a copy of the log file(s) feel free to contact me. I have notifications turned on.

don't install

Plugin doesn’t work, just shows your default theme. You can switch the theme, but then it switches the theme for all.
A lot more work needs to be done, this is just a scam.

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Contributors & Developers

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


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  • Added nonce to AJAX request.


  • Improved exploit fix.


  • Adding missing files.


  • Fixed exploit with resize script.


  • Fixed a security issue with the ajax save in the administration area.
  • Added multiple custom menus support.


  • Fixing image link issues.
  • Fixing activation logic.
  • Adding some debugging.
  • Fixed the references to DIR for older versions of PHP.


  • Changed GET to POST
  • Added debugging information on upgrade

3.0 (May the fourth be with you, 2015)

  • Major update. Rewritten from the ground up. New Amanda Mobile theme utilizing the jMobile library.


  • Fixed a security risk in the timthumb.php script addressing invalid domains being authorized based on similar domains.


  • Added Corporate Mobile Theme
  • Added social media support for Websitez Mobile & Corporate Mobile


  • Added user agent hash check
  • New theme builder


  • Added checks to installation to make sure plugin is configured properly
  • Added active plugin check for conflicting plugins
  • Fixing WZ Mobile theme header
  • Removing ad monetization feature for now
  • Updating Timthumb Library


  • Fixing administration area messages


  • Adding mobile ad monetization feature
  • Pruning old stats to reduce table size


  • New powerful mobile theme, WZ Mobile
  • Mobile Ad Support


  • Fixing content encoding issues
  • Improving logic on mobile detection


  • Adding more powerful statistics
  • Improving logic on mobile detection


  • Fixed bug with search_theme_directories function that prevented themes from showing.


  • Updated version of Timthumb


  • New dashboard widget.
  • Option to show or not show mobile template to tablets.


  • Switching jQuery references from $() to be jQuery() to avoid conflicts.


  • Fixed a security risk in the timthumb.php script addressing invalid domains being authorized based on similar domains.


  • Remove images from basic mobile devices
  • W3 Total Cache support, please read:


  • Fixed the ‘URL file-access is disabled in the server configuration in’ error, now using CURL
  • Removed PHP short tags
  • Added support for the iPad
  • W3 Total Cache Support
  • Fixed theme validation error with BuddyPress


  • Added optional footer link to give credit to plugin author
  • Added mobile themes page to allow users to select pre-installed themes


  • Removed all short tags from the PHP scripts
  • Updated timthumb.php to allow amazon S3, flickr, picasa,,, and images
  • Fixed footer class issue on mobile themes


  • Fixed long header title overflow issue.
  • Tested compatibility with latest WordPress 3.0.2
  • Confirmed to be compatible with most other mobile detection plugins
  • Fixed PHP notice that cookie had not been set yet
  • Added Durden Mobile WordPress Theme
  • Fixed bug on statistics page for ‘Last 7 Days’ and ‘Month-To-Date’
  • Added fix for undefined function ‘search_theme_directories’


  • Added support for PHP4


  • Minified basic mobile theme stylesheet


  • Adjusted all 5 themes to toggle header menu button and post excerpt buttons.
  • Reduced basic theme page size by over 30%
  • Basic Mobile Themes validate 100% against the XHTML Mobile Profile


  • Fixed administration bug on the stats page that prevented the chart from displaying.


  • Removed footer information from mobile themes
  • Removed footer information from standard themes


  • Added the ability to configure the use of pre-installed templates or standard templates.


  • Adjusted the FAQ


  • Added more screenshots


  • Added screenshots and adjusted plugin description


  • Fixed improper call in administration page.

  • Fixed a foreach error on the statistics page.


  • Release of plugin.