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:


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.


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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  1. Amanda

    I want to keep the mobile template, but would like to know how to disable particular features for mobile. For example, I have the Holly & Weave template for wordpress and have activated the large rectangle slider, this is fine for desktop but would like to hide this for mobile. Is that possible? Thanks

    1. Phil (pipdig)

      Hi Amanda, if you enable the mobile layout it will remove the post slider automatically. You can then re-add any other gadgets you want to keep on mobile via this guide.

      1. Amanda

        Hi Phil, thanks for the quick response. I believe mobile (responsive) layout is on. But the slider is still there. It’s also for wordpress so not sure if that’s different to blogger (the instructions you sent were for blogger I believe). Let me know if theres anything else I can try, thanks!

        1. Phil (pipdig)

          Ahhh, sorry for the confusion. It is a little more tricky to remove section son the mobile layout of WordPress, unfortunately. However you can remove the post slider from mobiles by copying the contents of this page into the “Additional CSS” tab in the Customizer.

  2. Bejal

    Hi Phil,

    My site seems to appear fine on desktop and mobiles, but I’ve added my web address to Instagram and it takes you to a incompletely different format. Would you have any ideas/suggestions why this is happening?
    Thanks very much

  3. Nanalena A

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

  4. 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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