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Mobilising your Joomla website

joomlaExtensionsIf you'd like to make your website available on mobile devices, including phones and tablets, then this is the extension for you!  It will make your website device aware, and allow you to develop different templates for various types of device.

Learn how to install Joomla extensions to get yourself started.

Visit the Joomla extensions site to review Mobile Joomla and to get the latest version.


Start by installing the following package:

  1. joomla25zip Mobile-Joomla.1.1.1.tar.gz

On successful installation, you will get a dialog box inviting you to Upgrade your mobile device database.  It is highly recommended to use the Scientia Mobile DB API.


To make some initial configurations you can go to Components > Mobile Joomla!  Additionally if you go to Extensions > Template Manager, you will find that there are some new templates installed, including mobile_iphone and others.  If you now browse to your website, using an iPhone or other smartphone, you should see your site presented using one of these new templates.

New templates, mean new Module positions, and you might want to start using particular modules for your mobile user audience.  Here are some modules that I find work very well with the default Mobile Joomla, iPhone templates...

  • Login
  • Menu Module

If your website is fairly simple, and doesn't include any advanced 3rd party extensions, you will find that your job is done!

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