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How to Redirect Mobile Phones and Handhelds to Your Mobile Website

(Written by Ross Dunn )

If you took the time to create a mobile website you now have to redirect mobile users from the full screen (regular) website to the mobile website seamlessly. The following are some popular techniques I found while researching my article How to Create a Free Mobile Website.


How to Redirect Mobile Traffic Using PHP Mobile Browser Detection

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REQUIREMENT: This script will not work unless your page extensions are .php and your hosting account supports PHP.

INSTRUCTIONS: Download this text file that has the code required. Just change the URL shown in the following field to reflect the location of your mobile content:

$mobile = "http://www.stepforth.mobi";

In this sample code above StepForth’s mobile content is at a separate mobile-dedicated domain (.mobi) but you can place any URL between the quotations.

Now copy and past the altered code at the VERY TOP of the source code on each applicable page of your website; hopefully you are using a template that will update the whole site at once (if you want the whole site to have this code that is).

OTHER PHP WAP/MOBILE REDIRECT SCRIPTS


How to Redirect Mobile Traffic Using ASP Mobile Browser Detection

Please note that StepForth has not tested this ASP option because we do not use ASP and have never been in the situation to use this function.

REQUIREMENT: The following instructions are based on ASP websites.

INSTRUCTIONS: After extensive attempts at finding a simple and understandable method for installing ASP redirection we were happy to find MarkenMedia’s MobileRedirect product. For a one time fee of as little as $5 or as much as $20 you can setup your ASP website to properly detect and redirect over 90% of mobile traffic. Visit MobileRedirect for more info.

Note: StepForth has absolutely no affiliation to MarkenMedia, we just like that their solution makes ASP mobile redirection easier.


How to Redirect Mobile Traffic Using Cold Fusion Mobile Browser Detection

Please note that StepForth has not tested this ColdFusion option because we do not use ColdFusion and have never been in the situation to use this function.

REQUIREMENT: The following instructions are based on ColdFusion websites.

INSTRUCTIONS: After extensive attempts at finding a simple and understandable method for installing ColdFusion redirection we were happy to find MarkenMedia’s MobileRedirect product. For one time fee of as little as $5 or as much as $20 you can setup your ColdFusion website to properly detect and redirect over 90% of mobile traffic. Visit MobileRedirect for more info.

Note: StepForth has absolutely no affiliation to MarkenMedia, we just like that their solution makes ColdFusion mobile redirection easier.


Other Options for Mobile Browser Detection

The following are some other concepts for redirection that we came across while researching this topic:


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