Support » Theme: Chaplin » Mobile Usability issues detected on Google Search Console

  • Resolved c1arkj


    I have about 6 websites that use the Chaplin theme and I think it’s great and appreciate the hard work. With that said, Google Search Console has been sending me warnings about mobile usability issues for all 6 websites. Here is one of them…

    Mobile Usability issues detected on
    To the owner of
    Search Console has identified that your site is affected by 2 Mobile Usability issues:

    The following issues were found on your site:
    Text too small to read – See…
    Clickable elements too close together – See…

    We recommend that you fix these issues when possible to enable the best experience and coverage in Google Search.

    However, when I use Google’s Mobile Friendly tool, the pages render just fine…

    Is this a false positive? Anyone else know how to alleviate this issue?

    The page I need help with: [log in to see the link]

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  • Theme Author Anders Norén


    Hi @jvjerde,

    The small font size probably refers to the copyright text in the footer, which is 12 pixels, which I think is fine considering that text doesn’t need to be easily readable.

    I’m not sure what it refers to with the clickable elements being too close together. Maybe the mobile menu or footer menu, where the menu links are stacked? I don’t think this is an issue either, since there’s padding above and below the menu item text and users will target the text when trying to click a link.

    I’d call both false positives, in other words, but it’s hard to say for sure without knowing which specific elements the issues are about.

    — Anders

    Thread Starter c1arkj


    Yeah, seems like it could be those. I know these warnings can come and go. As long as mobile page tool renders it fine I’ll just ignore it for now.

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