I haven't used any of the Wordpress mobile plugins (other than just playing around with some of them), but I'll attempt to point you in the right direction.
The chart at the bottom of the WPTouch Pro page gives a good comparison between the free and pro version.
The FAQ at pluginbuddy.com explains the major difference between the two:PluginBuddy wrote:
What is the difference between Mobile and WPtouch?
Mobile is ideal for a quick drop and go setup. With the simple style manager you can rapidly change color schemes and styling to quickly change the look and feel of the site. WPTouch is designed more for really getting in there and making massive customizations and tweaks.
While WPTouch's site describes WPTouch as:WPTouch wrote:
How Is It Different?
WPtouch Pro has thousands of hours of work behind it. We think it's the most polished, professional mobile plugin available for WordPress.
In my opinion, try the free version of WPTouch. If you really like it and are looking for extra features, then buy the WPTouch Pro version.
Also, are you just starting your site or is it already fully developed? If you're still developing, you should really check out responsive themes as they'll give your site mobile compatibility right out of the box and there won't be a need for a plugin. Check out our blog post on Wordpress Responsive Themes to get some ideas: www.ostraining.com/blog/wordpress/10-res...ve-wordpress-themes/
WPTouch Pro does look extensive, so i should learn to crawl before I can walk...and have a play with the Free version first.
I would say, however, that Pluginbuddy would also probably say that they have spent as many hours also developing their plugin, so am not sure if this is a reasonable differentiation or just marketing speak.
'Responsive themes' will mean you don't have to fiddle about with mobile pluggins, however, one of the features of mobile, as I understand it, is that they allow you can provide specific information, without necessarily showing a whole site, which lets face it, on a smartphone screen is not everyone's idea of fun.
So I'm not sure how a Responsive site could provide this type of specific functionality.
Anyway Nick, thanks for giving me lots more to think about and consider.
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