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Blogs on the Go: WordPress.com Goes Mobile

The millions of blogs on WordPress.com will now have a clean mobile theme turned on by default, removing most of the formatting and making the sites easy to load on a phone. WordPress bloggers may want to opt-out of the new setting; not everyone likes how the first mobile themes selected by WordPress look.

As we wrote earlier today though, consumers are not happy with how the mobile web is performing. Turning on mobile themes by default could be one small step towards solving that problem in the large territory that is WordPress.

One theme, WPTouch, will be displayed on the iPhone, Android and other modern browsers and another simpler theme will be shown to users of other phones. WPTouch is not the only option available if users are instead on WordPress.org. Another favorite is Carrington Mobile.

Earlier this month WordPress announced that users can now more easily publish links to their new blog posts out into the world’s defacto light-weight RSS reader, Twitter.

From the slow emergence of mobile reading and publishing to the unwillingness of carrierers to solve bandwidth problems, it’s clear that the mobile web is still in its very early stages. For now, little things like this make a very big difference.

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