Hide WordPress Widgets on Mobile Devices

Are you running a responsive WordPress website? Ever felt the pages becoming too long on smaller screens? Do you wish you could hide certain widgets on mobile devices? Don’t worry as we have just launched a brand new plugin that helps you optimise your website pages for mobile devices. Hide Widgets on Mobile plugin is a perfect companion for your responsive WordPress theme and lets you hide any active widget from all mobile devices with just one click by adding a check box to each widget settings!

With the increase in number of responsive websites using WordPress as a CMS, the general trend is to stack the sidebar below the main content area to display a “one column layout” and hiding certain elements on mobile devices for a cleaner look. This approach is great and works for a majority of websites, yet the only downside of it is that as the column width becomes smaller, the height of the content area grows making the page too long for the widgets in the sidebar below to stay relevant. Thankfully, there is now a ready solution in the form of the Hide Widgets on Mobile plugin and we have taken care of the performance side as well. The widgets which are selected to be hidden are actually not displayed at all on any mobile device (not just hidden via CSS media queries), making the page load quicker as well.

Hide Widgets on Mobile Details

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Posted by Mohsin Zunzunia

Owner of Themebound, Mohsin is a WordPress pro with 7 years combined experience as a Front End and Back End Web Developer. Follow him on Twitter @themebound.

2 comments

Hi,
Does, does your Hide Widget on mobile devices work with the WP Display Widgets plugin which allows you to show or hide wides on a WP website page
Thank You

Mohsin Zunzunia

Hi Jerry,

The plugin has not been tested along with WP Display Widgets plugin, and there is a reason to think that one may override another. We will at some point test it with other similar plugins but at this stage, we don’t have a definite answer.

Regards,
Mohsin

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