How to Create a Custom WordPress Page Layout on Your Phone

WordPress offers you the possibility to create custom pages with its user-friendly block editor.

We’ll walk you through the typical workflow for creating mobile WordPress sites and highlight some particularly impressive layouts. Let’s begin.

WordPress: Page creation on your phone

Download WordPress from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store. Launch the app and make sure you’re on the My page Tab. Tap the Low arrow to compile a list of your websites, then tap the plus Icon at the top right create a site (or sync a self-hosted site.)

From here you can choose a homepage layout to customize. There are a number of categories to help you choose the best topic for the job, including Blogs, Professional Websites, Syringes Pages and more.

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WP app to create a website

WP-App choose a design

Tap one that seems interesting to you, then tap Choose to start setting up your website. Enter a domain name (WordPress suggests available names and extensions) and select Create site. Tap Done.

Related: What is a Domain Name?

If you need more guided help, WordPress will walk you through the basics. Otherwise, when you’re ready to get in and get your hands dirty, tap Create new (Page with plus symbol) bottom right. Here you can create Blog posts and Website pages, the meat and potatoes of every WordPress site.

Tap on Website page to add a page layout (choose from templates like Portfolio Pages, over Sections, etc.) With the template selected, tap Create a page to get to the block editor.

You made it to the main stage – tap any item to customize. Pictures (and certain other blocks) are displayed a Media options List, an adjustment gear, and positioning arrows when highlighted. To add new elements, use the blue more Icon bottom left.

Tap that More Icon (three dots) in the upper right corner to save your work, preview your page, or switch between editing modes. When you have finished editing a page, tap Publish.

selection blog entry opens a seemingly simple text editor with a header field. Tap the blue plus Icon at the bottom left, and a world of content options will reveal itself. Embed Videos, columns, social symbols… everything you need to generate and keep site traffic.

When your blog post is ready, tap Publish Enter any tags or categories in the upper right corner, set the visibility and you’re good to go. If you want to schedule a post to be published, just put the Publication date sometime in the future and tap Plan now.

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WP App blog post editor

Publishing options for WP-App blog post editor

That’s the basic WordPress mobile workflow. Now let’s take a look at some WordPress themes to get the inspiration flowing.

Download: WordPress for iPhone | Android (free)

More WordPress themes for web developers

Of the My page Dashboard, under the Personalize Header, tap subjects. Tap on any topic’s More icon to try it out for size. If you like it, activate applies the theme to your website. We’ve selected a list of eye-catching topics to get you started.

Note: Even though some subjects may look fine for face value, just keep in mind that you’ll need to source your own images (unless you plan to stick with the standard phrase.)


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Barnsbury WP theme home page

Barnsbury WP themed recipes

Barnsbury is fresh and well put together; a perfect corner shop theme to display their information and merchandise. Ecommerce owners benefit from the images and descriptions in the foreground.


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WP Exford theme home

WP Exford Themed Services

Exford is a clean, minimalist design that can be used to effectively convey your personal or business message.


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WP Coutoire theme home

WP Coutoire theme over

Coutoire is an excellent choice for presenting portfolios. Aesthetically and professionally, this topic will impress potential employers.


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WP murders theme home

News about WP Morden

Morden is great for eye-catching pictures and small pieces of information. Photographers and other media professionals are happy.


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WP Brompton theme home

WP Brompton topic over

Brompton is your topic if you want to build brand authority. Brompton is best for medium informational text and centralized images, and works well for drawing readers towards goods or services.

Update your WordPress site with plugins

Now that you know how to create custom WordPress page layouts on your phone, you can go one better with WordPress plugins.

WordPress is a powerful content management system, but its features are not all-inclusive. This is where plugins come into play and fill in the loophole.

Install the WordPress plugin

What are WordPress plugins?

Do you want to customize your WordPress site? There is a plugin for that!

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Marcus Mears III
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Marcus is a lifelong technology enthusiast and Writer Editor at MUO. He started his career as a freelance writer in 2020, covering trending technologies, gadgets, apps and software. He studied computer science at college with a focus on front-end web development.

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July 16, 2021