Blogger: How to enable/disable the mobile template

Our Blogger templates use Google’s Mobile Template system so that your content loads super fast on mobile devices. We recommend enabling the mobile templtae on your blog so your readers can benefit from this, and also because Google recommends it.

How to enable the mobile template:

To activate the mobile template, first go to the “Theme” section of the dashboard:

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Then follow the steps below:

1. Click the “gear” symbol.

2. Select “Yes.”  (Or “No” if you would like to disable it)

3. Select “Custom” from the dropdown menu.

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Note: If you would like your blog to look the same on both desktop computers and mobiles, you might wish to disable the mobile template. We don’t recommend doing that, but you do have the option.

Article tags: mobile version, mobile layout, cell, phone

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12 Comments

  1. Tiffany

    Hello, I recently purchased your Viva Viva theme and love it. I was able to download it and it works great in desktop mode. However, I had a different theme prior to getting yours and that theme still shows up in the mobile viewing. When I go to customize and click on mobile the screen goes to a whole bunch of gibberish and I can’t click the back button. How do I uninstall the old theme in mobile view and install yours for mobile view. please help.

    1. Phil (pipdig)

      Hi Tiffany, glad you like the theme!

      It sounds like your site is being cached. You may need to check if there are any caching plugins enabled on your site. It is also possible that your web host is caching the old site too. You may need to contact them to check that.

      1. Tiffany

        Thank you for getting back to me – I really appreciate it. What would a caching plug-in actually be?

        1. Phil (pipdig)

          No problem! There are quite a lot of different ways your site could be cached. Unfortunately I wouldn’t be able to confirm by viewing your site. If you contact your host they will be able to help.

          1. Tiffany

            Hi Phil,
            I am very sorry. I just contacted Sitground and we cleared my cache on my browser, but he stated it’s a theme issue because it’s not coded properly. I mean no disrespect, because I don’t know code. I just want it to work. Once I hit the “customize mobile friendly” I get this:

            [error message removed for security]

            Then I can’t get back into the “customize” page until it clears – not even the desktop version. Is there any way I can have you login to my account and you can look at it? I can tell you all the plugins I have as well??

            1. Phil (pipdig)

              I’m not sure what you mean by “customize mobile friendly”. I think that might be something added by a plugin? If you try deactivating all plugins via section 4 of this guide does it fix the error message?

              1. Tiffany

                When I go to Appearance> customize the customize screen comes up with all the options on the left side. At the top there is the button “Switch to Mobile Theme” once I click that a screen comes up with all that text and I can’t hit the back button it’s just stuck there.

                1. Phil (pipdig)

                  Hmm yeah that’s definitely not part of the theme. I’d recommend deactivating the plugin that is creating that option. It could be worth having a Spring clean of plugins you’re no longer using.

  2. Nanalena A

    Are we able to add particular things to the mobile version, i.e subscribe to my newsletter?

  3. Daryl Hickman

    Hi I have recently had to change my mobile view to desktop because I was unable to click on pages in the top nav bar. Only the drop downs below them. Do you have any advise for this?

    1. Phil (pipdig)

      Hi Daryl, the main parent item of a dropdown menu is not clickable on mobile so that it can be easily accessed. Instead, I’d recommend adding the main parent item within the dropdown too. You can read more about that in this guide. The guide is for WordPress, but the principle remains the same. Let me know if you need any help with that.

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