If you've created a mobile version of your website, you'll need to be sure that you redirect your mobile visitors to your mobile website. For example, if someone visits domain.com on their phone, you'll need a way to redirect them to m.domain.com (the mobile version of your site created on a subdomain called "m").

Redirecting to a mobile version?

If you think about how your redirect actually works, in theory it's quite understandable - "If the user is using a mobile device, redirect them to the mobile version of the site". The problem is that when people visit your website, their web browser does not know whether, "I am a mobile device" or "I am a desktop computer". Instead, the browser introduces itself by providing a "user-agent", which includes the browser name, version, and other information about your operating system.

To redirect a mobile visitor, you'll need to determine if their browser is a web browser on a mobile device or not. You can determine which browser the visitor is using. You can also look at other things such as their screen resolution and whether they accept file types that are common to mobile devices. Below we've listed a few methods you can use to redirect visitors to the mobile version of your website.

Using Plugins to redirect

If you are running a Content Management System (such as WordPress or Joomla), there may be plugins already available that help with handling mobile visitors. The best way to find these plugins is to either search Google or to search the software's website.

Javascript window.location Method

Because mobile phones typically have a small screen width, you can redirect visitors to your mobile site if they have a screen width of less than or equal to 800 pixels. You place this code in the head section of your main website code. That way when your site is visited, the javascript will see the browser width and redirect to the appropriate site

You can use the following code to do this:

<script type="text/javascript">
  <!--
  if (screen.width <= 800) {
    window.location = "http://m.domain.com";
  }
  //-->
</script>

Note! While testing this on a SAMSUNG smart phone, the screen resolution varied based upon how the phone was held. To get the best results, you may have to test with various smart phones.

Please keep in mind however that if the user does not have javascript enabled, this will not work.

.htaccess URL rewrite redirects

You can use a .htaccess redirect to transfer visitors based upon the MIME types the browser supports. For example, if the user's browser accepts mime types that include WML (Wireless Markup Language), then most likely it is a mobile device.

The code below should be placed in your .htaccess file:

RewriteEngine On
# Check for mime types commonly accepted by mobile devices
RewriteCond %{HTTP_ACCEPT} "text\/vnd\.wap\.wml|application\/vnd\.wap\.xhtml\+xml" [NC]
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} ^/$
RewriteRule ^ http://m.domain.com%{REQUEST_URI} [R,L]
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2013-05-11 1:22 pm
You have just saved my life. I used the Javascript window.location Method but did not place it in the header. I placed it in the article itself and added this as well <script type="text/javascript" src="media/lib/jquery-1.8.2.min.js"></script>. It worked like a charm. It's a joomla site I was building and wanted to redirect users for a single page based on the device they using. You are a star. Thanks
2013-07-05 2:37 pm
This is great, but how can give the user an option to return to the full site, overriding the mobile via a link on the mobile site.
Staff
9,968 Points
2013-07-05 4:19 pm
Hello stephenbrust, and thanks for the question.

It would be a bit tricky to handle a redirection back to the full desktop view of the website. It would really depend on which method you're utilizing, and if you're doing this on a custom coded website, or using a CMS like WordPress or Joomla which would typically use plugins to manage these types of things.

If you have your mobile and desktop sections setup under a different sub-domain then you could use a link on your mobile pages to force the full view to be used. One way to attack this type of issue would be using JavaScript to read the GET variables that are passed, and on your mobile version of the site you could create a link to ?m=no to indicate you'd like to force the full desktop view:

<head>
<title>Title</title>
<script type="text/javascript">
<!--
var getStr = window.location.search.substr(1);
var getArray = getStr.split ("&");
var get = {};

for ( var i = 0; i < getArray.length; i++) {
var tmpArray = getArray[i].split("=");
get[tmpArray[0]] = tmpArray[1];
}

if (get.m == "yes") {
window.location = "http://m.example.com"
}
else if (get.m == "no") {
window.location = "http://www.example.com";
}

//-->
</script>
</head>


Hopefully that can help steer you in the right direction, let us know what software you're using if you'd like a more specific example.

- Jacob
2013-07-17 10:19 pm
JacobIMH couldn't you just make one index page to redirect users to either the mobile site or desktop site and then have links to the second page on each site? (index -> "desktop home" or "Mobile Home" ; then link to those home pages)
Staff
9,968 Points
2013-07-18 3:11 pm
Hello crollur, and thanks for the comment.

I think what you're saying is have a main index page that provides a link to either the desktop or mobile version of the site, and then on both versions of the site include in the menu the ability to jump to the alternative version?

That definitely would be an option, but in the context of this article wouldn't handle the automatic mobile redirection of your visitors via either JavaScript or .htaccess.

Thanks again for adding another option to the mix!

- Jacob
n/a Points
2014-04-12 5:23 am
<script>if(/Android|webOS|iPhone|iPad|iPod|BlackBerry/i.test(navigator.userAgent)){
window.location ="http://m.domain.com";}</script>
Staff
9,968 Points
2014-04-12 10:24 am
Hello Nishanth,

Thanks for sharing that great code snippet! That would be yet another viable option to handle redirects. I just tested it on 2 mobile phones and 2 laptops and it was successful in only redirecting the phones.

It's worth noting that if you accessed a page at example.com/products that had this code, it would take a mobile user that might have clicked on a Google or other link to your website for your products page directly to your main mobile site page.

You could modify the code a bit based on what file it is residing in to keep mobile users on the right pages they were trying to visit. You'd also want to make sure to check if the user is already on the mobile page to prevent a re-direct loop:

example.com/products/index.html
<script>
if(/Android|webOS|iPhone|iPad|iPod|BlackBerry/i.test(navigator.userAgent)){
if(document.URL !="http://m.example.com/products")
{
window.location ="http://m.example.com/products";
}
}
</script>


Thanks again for sharing!

- Jacob

n/a Points
2014-05-25 8:04 pm

Hello. Works great except windows phone. What is missing in the code? Thanks

Staff
9,162 Points
2014-05-27 8:27 am
A bit more code needs to be added for Windows Phone. I don't have a Windows device handy to test this with, this this should work:

<script>
if(/Android|webOS|iPhone|iPad|iPod|BlackBerry/IEMobile/i.test(navigator.userAgent)){
if(document.URL !="http://m.example.com/products")
{
window.location ="http://m.example.com/products";
}
}
</script>

n/a Points
2014-08-29 11:51 am

It does except the second to last / needs to be a |Thanks for the code, works a treat!

n/a Points
2014-10-01 11:01 pm

Well done job!

n/a Points
2014-05-13 12:20 am

You can also use PHP for this.<?php

 

$isMobile = (bool)preg_match('#\b(ip(hone|od|ad)|android|opera m(ob|in)i|windows (phone|ce)|blackberry|tablet'.

                    '|s(ymbian|eries60|amsung)|p(laybook|alm|rofile/midp|laystation portable)|nokia|fennec|htc[\-_]'.

                    '|mobile|up\.browser|[1-4][0-9]{2}x[1-4][0-9]{2})\b#i', $_SERVER['HTTP_USER_AGENT'] );

 

if($isMobile) {

    header('Location: ./index2.php');

}

 

?>

Staff
5,399 Points
2014-05-13 10:51 am
Hi Andrew, so you're saying if any of those regular expressions match, then redirect the user to index2.php ? ... and index2.php would have to be the mobile version of your site?
n/a Points
2014-05-13 10:59 am

Yes! The code needs cleaned up as the formatter here seems to have broken it up a bit, but yes, this works perfectly. It's a snippet I use on a regular basis.

n/a Points
2014-05-15 2:44 am

HI Jacob, could you show a demo for the "get=yes/no" example?

Staff
9,162 Points
2014-05-15 7:42 am
In the code above, the GET variable is being read via JavaScript, but it would just need to be passed within the browser. To do so, you would set your URL to something like the following for non-mobile traffic:

http://example.com/?m=no

n/a Points
2014-06-03 2:42 pm

Thanks, I am using a hybrid of your code and passing back the "yes" variable from my mobile site.

 

<script type="text/javascript"><!--        var getStr = window.location.search.substr(1);        var getArray = getStr.split ("&");        var get = {};        for ( var i = 0; i < getArray.length; i++) {        var tmpArray = getArray[i].split("=");        get[tmpArray[0]] = tmpArray[1];        }       if (get.m == "yes") {                window.location = "http://www.mymainsite.com"        }        else if (screen.width <= 800) {                window.location = "http://mymobilesite.comi";        } //-->  //--></script>

 

then on my mobile site links for the Full Site  I use http://www.mymainsite.com/?m=yes

n/a Points
2014-06-16 11:58 pm

I would recomend just using a php command, the link on the moble site sends you to yoursite.com/?mobile=0

and on your regular site you have:

<?php if ($_GET['mobile'] !== 0) {

echo "JAVASCRIPT HERE";

} ?>

That makes it so the user can go back to the normal site and the javascript will not even be on the page anymore.

n/a Points
2014-07-07 11:54 am

This is probably a dumb question, but in the javascript coding method, do you leave "m.domain.com" or do you have to change it so that the "domain" portion actually reflects your website address?

Staff
19,427 Points
2014-07-07 12:35 pm
Hello Nina,

Yes, the "domain" portion would need to be changed. If for example your domain was "nina.com" the redirect would be to "m.nina.com".

Kindest Regards,
Scott M
n/a Points
2014-07-11 9:44 am

i m designing a website with complete bitmaps....even the background is a bitmap...if i design it in any perticular resolution the user with different resoultion finds the page setup improper...i want to cr8 a redirect link to my website versions in different resolution..plz help

 

Staff
9,162 Points
2014-07-11 10:27 am
Could you provide a link to the website that you are referring to?
Staff
9,968 Points
2014-07-13 3:58 am
Hello amey,

You would want to use what's called responsive web design to detect the visitor's browser resolution, and then you could redirect to the page designed for their resolution.

You could also instead use the CSS @media selector to alter your site as well without doing a browser redirect and just maintaining all the code on one page:


div#res480 { display: none; }
div#res640 { display: none; }

@media only screen and (min-width: 320px) and (max-width: 480px) {
body { font-size: .8em; background-image: url('/support/background-320x480.jpg'); }
div#res480 { display: block; }
}

@media only screen and (min-width: 480px) and (max-width: 640px) {
body { font-size: .8em; background-image: url('/support/background-480x640.jpg'); }
div#res640 { display: block; } }



What is going on above is that you'd place your content for smaller screens in a <div class="res480";> tag for example. Then it starts out hidden along with any other different content sizes you have. Then using the @media selector it asks the browser if the page dimensions that a browser is currently showing are within a certain range and then swaps out the font-size and background-image values if so.

Hope that helps, please let us know if you still had any questions.

- Jacob
n/a Points
2014-07-17 2:40 pm
it was great ! Now www.bisu.co will be mobile
n/a Points
2014-07-27 1:53 pm

I have website with over 50,000 pages indexed in SE and if someone found our desktop page at below in SE.

http://www.domain.com/sf1/sf2/sf3/sf4/sf5/index.html so how to redirect someone from desktop site page (subfolder) to mobile site page (subfolder) at http://m.domain.com/sf1/sf2/sf3/sf4/sf5/index.html

Note: above both www. and m. are connected to same database so we don't have to work that much to write or copy the content and have same folders name.

We found many articles explaining how to redirectory www.domain.com redirectory to m.domain.com but just think anypage could be searched out of over 50,000 pages and it would lots of work and coding to write .htaccess for every page or subfolder and server might not handle that many .htaccess either.

is there anyway that visitors would be redirectto the page it should be by their operating system (desktop or mobile)?

Thanks

Staff
19,427 Points
2014-07-27 6:50 pm
Hello Mac,

No, the fastest way to redirect is to do it in the .htaccess so it works with as many pages as possible. Placing it in the main .htaccess file will cascade it's way down unless overridden by subsequent .htaccess files in the subfolders.

One thing you may want to check into is the current trend of moving away from separate mobile pages and making the main website responsive so it works with all shapes and sizes of devices. Of course, this does not work for all sites and some still maintain the separate mobile versions. Use what is best for your situation.

Kindest Regards,
Scott M
n/a Points
2014-08-01 6:01 am

Its a good script

https://github.com/sebarmeli/JS-Redirection-Mobile-Site

 

 

n/a Points
2014-08-02 1:51 am

Using the .htaccess file method, how would i go about adding a link back to the desktop site from the mobile version? Is it possible?

Staff
19,427 Points
2014-08-04 9:21 am
Hello Grant,

To be able to toggle mobile site to classic site you would need a bit of javascript involved as well. The javascript would set a session cookie for you while the htaccess code would evaluate that cookie to determine which version of the site to display.

The htaccess would need to add a rewrite condition in order to handle the cookie option:
RewriteCond %{HTTP_COOKIE} !^.*user_id=1 [NC]


Kindest Regards,
Scott M

n/a Points
2014-08-12 12:32 am

Hi,

I placed the following code into the head of one of my web pages and created a page called MobileHome.html  I want to be able to direct mobile users from that page to the new mobile page.  I tested it in screenfly but it doesn't seem to work.  What am I doing wrong?

Thanks,

Ted

 

 

<script type="text/javascript">

if (screen.width<321){ window.location = "MobileHome.html"}

</script>

Staff
19,427 Points
2014-08-12 9:26 am
Hello Ted,

The code you provided looks generally correct when I place it against other sample code. The only difference I see is that the URL in the other samples use the full URL (http://example.com vs example.com)

Kindest Regards,
Scott M
n/a Points
2014-08-12 10:00 pm

Hi Scott,

I think I have it now.  I tried the Screenfly online mobile emulator and it doesn't show my mobile test webpage but when I try it in the Browserstack online emulator it seems to working on at least some of the mobile devices they show.

Can you recommend an good online "free" mobile emulators to test my "soon to be built" mobile website?  ... I really don't want to give up my old flip phone just so I can test my mobile website.

Thank you for your help, it is much apreciated.

Cheers,

Ted

 

Staff
9,525 Points
2014-08-13 10:11 am
Hello Ted,

Thank you for your question. You can use Google Chrome Browser for for mobile emulation as described in their guide.

If you have any further questions, feel free to post them below.
Thank you,

-John-Paul
n/a Points
2014-08-24 9:01 am

i think you can use this tool for check redirect and you can choise agent mobile device

http://www.kythuatmang.net/url-redirect-checker.php

n/a Points
2014-08-28 7:56 pm

Hows does all this affect big brother Google?

I was just giving a manual action

Cloaking and/or sneaky redirects

Some pages on this site appear to be cloaking (displaying different content to human users than are shown to search engines) or redirecting users to a different page than Google saw.

My redirects are/were php.  

All desktops were sent to the desktop version of the site. (not done building the redirects for all counties for desktop.)

Mobile devices are sent to different mobile areas of my site depending on country of origin.

If the script can not identify the country, they all go to the default mobile area.

Since my content is mobile and country specific, I now have no way of sending my visitors to the area of the site they need to see first.

This is literally costing me money as usa, australia, german, and french visitors now see the same content.  (just an example)

responsive design is not an answer as my content is different depending on the country and the users device. 

 

https://developers.google.com/webmasters/smartphone-sites/redirects

 

Thanks

n/a Points
2014-08-31 3:50 pm

Hi, I've a bit different question. I've a wordpress site. I'm using a plugin (Mobile Domain) to set up a redirect to mobile site. it is actually a sub domian only and it is fatching content from main site. Problem I'm having is when I access my site adding www it is not redirecting. If I access without adding www its redirecting fine. Strange thing is that, I have a sub domain as well but with that I have no such issue. It is working fine eaither with www or without it. Can you please suggest some possible solution for this problem? Thanks!!

Staff
9,162 Points
2014-09-02 1:35 pm
I'm not seeing anything within the code of this plugin that would cause it, although some other plugins you have installed may be interacting with it to cause issues. I recommend disabling other plugins to test it as well as fully clearing your browser cache as there could be some cached data in there that is causing the issues that you are experiencing.

If you're still not able to get things working after clearing your browser cache as well as disabling other plugins, I recommend reaching out to the plugin developer for more information.
n/a Points
2014-09-12 12:06 am

i'm hosting website through blogger how can i redirect it into mobile version?plz i need ur help

Staff
19,427 Points
2014-09-12 9:14 am
Hello Rajesh,

You will not be able to access or edit an .htaccess file with blogger. However, they do have a way to redirect their regular blog to a mobile version. You will need to log in and then go to the template area.

Within the template area you will need to edit the HTML for the web version and place the following code just after the <head> tag and save it.
<script>
if( /Android|webOS|iPhone|iPad|iPod|BlackBerry|IEMobile|Opera Mini/i.test(navigator.userAgent) ) {
window.location.href="http://yourblog.blogspot.com/?m=1";
}
</script>

Be sure to change 'yourblog.blogspot.com' to your actual blog URL, keep the '/?m=1' as that is part of your mobile version URL.

Kindest Regards,
Scott M
n/a Points
2014-09-21 5:57 pm

Hello

 

I have a wp theme that has a page template specially for mobile users so i want to redirect the users to that mobile page on same domain & from same wp theme but a page specially done for mobile devices having limited content. So when a user will access the site say : http://www.example.com they should be redirected to http://www.example.com/mobile now this page also has a link for mobile users to see the full site version thats http://www.example.com so when the user clicks this link they should be able to see the full site version too irrespective of the fact that its accessed from a mobile device.

 

Can you pl help me get this working ??

 

Regards

Renu

Staff
19,427 Points
2014-09-22 7:49 am
Hello Renu,

You may want to look into a more up to date responsive theme. Having two separate versions of the site was common at first, but most programs are moving past that in favor of the responsive designs so that their site works on all screen types. Still, many people do redirect to a mobile site based on either the device type or screen size. We cannot assist with any information you have given so far, but you will want to check the redirect code the theme placed in the .htaccess file if it is not working.

Kindest Regards,
Scott M
n/a Points
2014-10-02 3:50 pm

This is a great article. Thank you for it. I have a different issue I was hoping you could help with: I'm trying to REMOVE the redirect. My site is pretty responsive and the mobile site is really ugly. SO how do I remove the redirect? Thank you for your help :)

Staff
9,162 Points
2014-10-02 3:51 pm
Take a look through your .htaccess file and look for any redirects that may be listed. If there are not any there, your code itself may be controlling the redirect which would then be completely subjective to how your website is developed.
n/a Points
2014-10-09 3:54 pm

Where do I place these snippits of code to redirect the phones?

<script>if(/Android|webOS|iPhone|iPad|iPod|BlackBerry/IEMobile/i.test(navigator.userAgent)){if(document.URL !="http://m.example.com/products"){window.location ="http://m.example.com/products";}}</script>

Staff
17,273 Points
2014-10-09 4:57 pm
Hello Micky,

Since you're running a script to detect how the page should redirect a visiting device, it would need to go on the page that your viewer first gets to. Though, to be honest, modern websites that are being developed today no longer use redirection based on device type. Websites are being made with responsive design so that the site automatically adjusts regardless of the viewing device. You can learn more about responsive design by going to Introduction to creating a responsive web design.

Regards,
Arnel C.
n/a Points
2014-10-14 1:22 pm

I'm trying to use the Javascript window.location method and pasted the following in the head section of the index page of my website:

<script type="text/javascript">

  <!--

  if (screen.width <= 800) {

    window.location = "http://m.domain.com";

  }

  //-->

</script>

That seems to work well. Now I would like to have an option to return to the main site however my mobile site is in a subfolder of the main site, not a subdomain: http://domain.com/mobilesite and my site is a custom coded site, not a CMS.

I tried using the JavaScript offered by Jacob at the top of this thread but that didn't work. Anyone know an easy way to do this? 

- Thanks!

 

 

Staff
9,162 Points
2014-10-14 1:31 pm
The solution provided by Jacob does indeed work, although your links to redirect back to the non-mobile site would need to be formatted similar to the following:

http://example.com?m=no

n/a Points
2014-10-14 4:13 pm

 

 That doesn't seem to work for me: 

http://www.1777americanainn.com/mobilesite/?m=no

On my iphone that url still won't take me back to the non-mobile site (I've tried it with & without the / before the ?)

 

 

Staff
9,162 Points
2014-10-14 4:41 pm
The code needs to run on your main site and needs to redirect to the main site. The link would be the following:
http://www.1777americanainn.com?m=no
n/a Points
2014-10-14 5:01 pm

Sorry, I meant to say my redirect link on the mobile site is: http://www.1777americanainn.com?m=no but that still isn't redirecting for me. 

On the main site I've added the following two scripts after reading this thread:

<script>

if(/Android|webOS|iPhone|iPod|BlackBerry|IEMobile/i.test(navigator.userAgent)){

if(document.URL !="http://www.1777americanainn.com/mobilesite")

{

window.location ="http://www.1777americanainn.com/mobilesite";

}

}

</script>

 

<script type="text/javascript">

<!--

        var getStr = window.location.search.substr(1);

        var getArray = getStr.split ("&");

        var get = {};

 

 

        for ( var i = 0; i < getArray.length; i++) {

        var tmpArray = getArray[i].split("=");

        get[tmpArray[0]] = tmpArray[1];

        }

 

 

       if (get.m == "yes") {

                window.location = "http://www.1777americanainn.com/mobilesite"

        }

        else if (get.m == "no") {

                window.location = "http://www.1777americanainn.com";

        }

 

 

 //-->

</script>

On the mobile site I have the lnk:

<li><a href="http://www.1777americanainn.com?m=no" target="_blank">Full Site</a></li> 

Do you see anything missing? That link continues to pull up the mobile site on the iphone. Really appreciate your help!

 

   

 

 

 

Staff
9,162 Points
2014-10-14 5:30 pm
The problem is caused because you have 2 scripts there. Remove the first one and you should be good to go.
n/a Points
2014-10-14 6:17 pm

Yeah, but if I take away the first script then my smartphone is no longer automatically directed to the mobile site which was the main thing I wanted to accomplish. 

Maybe I'll try doing the redirect to the mobile site via the .htaccess rewrite as suggested at the top of the page?

 Thanks again for your help.

Staff
9,162 Points
2014-10-14 6:33 pm
This is a modified version of the script that should work for you:


<script type="text/javascript">

<!--

var getStr = window.location.search.substr(1);

var getArray = getStr.split ("&");

var get = {};





for ( var i = 0; i < getArray.length; i++) {

var tmpArray = getArray[i].split("=");

get[tmpArray[0]] = tmpArray[1];

}



if(/Android|webOS|iPhone|iPod|BlackBerry|IEMobile/i.test(navigator.userAgent)){

if(document.URL !="http://www.1777americanainn.com/mobilesite")

{
if (get.m != "no") {
window.location ="http://www.1777americanainn.com/mobilesite";
}
}

}
//-->

</script>

n/a Points
2014-10-14 7:32 pm

I deleted the 2 other scripts and pasted the above in the head section of the main site but it's still a no-go. The main site link on the mobile site still keeps pulling up the mobile site.  

Staff
9,162 Points
2014-10-14 7:45 pm
I have fully tested the code and confirmed that it is indeed redirecting my phone when normally but when adding ?=no to the end of the URL, the main site is visited. Keep in mind that this new code will need to replace any other redirects directly on the main site and all other pages if needed.
n/a Points
2014-10-14 8:26 pm

I wonder if there's something in my .htaccess file that's preventing this script from working. I know that some seo company altered that file at some point in the past.

Staff
9,162 Points
2014-10-14 8:28 pm
When I look at your home page, it looks like you do not have this new redirect in there. Have you changed it?
n/a Points
2014-10-14 10:06 pm

Do you mean the modified version of the script you gave me? It's right under the Google Analytics script.

Staff
17,273 Points
2014-10-15 8:54 am
Hello Dave,

Sorry you're still having problems with the re-direct. I need to check and make sure that you cleared your browser cache. If it's working for us, but not you, then we need to double-check to make sure that issues such as caching are not causing the problem.

Kindest regards,
Arnel C.
n/a Points
2014-10-15 11:15 am

Hello Arnel, Thanks for checking.

Yes, I'm constantly clearing my browser caches on all devices. And I'm still having the problem on all my devices - desktop, ipad & iphone. The link on the mobile site that I want to lead back to the "Full Site" just keeps pulling up the mobile site. 

Are you saying that it works for you?  

http://www.1777americanainn.com/mobilesite/

Thanks for your help!

Staff
17,273 Points
2014-10-15 1:22 pm
Hello Dave,

Jeff and I looked at your site again. It looks like that code in the javascript was interfering with the link. Remove the following from the script that Jeff gave to you:


{
if(document.URL !="http://www.1777americanainn.com/mobilesite")
}



Make sure that you're removing one of the closing brackets under that statement and the opening bracket that starts the "if" line. That should allow the site to return to your full site.


Regards,
Arnel C.
n/a Points
2014-10-15 1:57 pm

Hello Arnel,

Thanks but that's still not working.

Are you able to link back to the full site from the mobile site?

Any chance that something in my .htaccess file could be preventing this from working?

 

 

Staff
17,273 Points
2014-10-15 3:02 pm
Hello Dave,

Thanks for the patience. It appears that Jeff had wanted the following removed:

Delete this from script



You should then have only the following left:

Delete this from script

Please make these changes and then check the site once more.

Regards,
Arnel C.
n/a Points
2014-10-15 3:42 pm

Ok, I've made those changes but still no luck!

 

 

Staff
17,273 Points
2014-10-15 4:22 pm
Hi Dave,

It's possible that there is something in .htaccess file causing this conflict. Can you provide a copy of the .htaccess file so that we can see why the code is still not working?

Thanks!
Arnel C.
n/a Points
2014-10-15 4:49 pm

This is the top part of the file (at some point this was edited by some seo company who were working on the site):

# -FrontPage-

IndexIgnore .htaccess */.??* *~ *# */HEADER* */README* */_vti*

<Limit GET POST>

order deny,allow

deny from all

allow from all

</Limit>

<Limit PUT DELETE>

order deny,allow

deny from all

</Limit>

AuthName 1777americanainn.com

AuthUserFile /home/amer1x/public_html/_vti_pvt/service.pwd

AuthGroupFile /home/amer1x/public_html/_vti_pvt/service.grp

 

 

 

RewriteEngine ON Options -Indexes

DirectoryIndex index.html

DirectoryIndex index.php

Staff
17,273 Points
2014-10-15 4:53 pm
Hello Dave,

Much of what you copied to us are typical Frontpage entries. Can you please provide the entire file?

Kindest regards,
Arnel C.
n/a Points
2014-10-16 12:36 pm

Hi Arnel,

 

Just checking to see if you got that .htaccess file I sent you.

 

Staff
17,273 Points
2014-10-16 1:35 pm
Hello Dave,

Apologies for the confusion. I did not see the file anywhere. Where did you send it? If you paste in the reply here I'll see it immediately.

Regards,
Arnel C
n/a Points
2014-10-16 1:55 pm

Hi Arnel,

Here it is:

 # -FrontPage-

 

IndexIgnore .htaccess */.??* *~ *# */HEADER* */README* */_vti*

 

<Limit GET POST>

order deny,allow

deny from all

allow from all

</Limit>

<Limit PUT DELETE>

order deny,allow

deny from all

</Limit>

AuthName 1777americanainn.com

AuthUserFile /home/amer1x/public_html/_vti_pvt/service.pwd

AuthGroupFile /home/amer1x/public_html/_vti_pvt/service.grp

 

 

 

RewriteEngine ON Options -Indexes

DirectoryIndex index.html

DirectoryIndex index.php

 

RewriteBase /

RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^1777americanainn.com [NC]

RewriteRule ^(.*)$ http://www.1777americanainn.com/$1 [R=301,L,NC]

RewriteCond %{THE_REQUEST} ^[A-Z]{3,9}\ /index\.html\ HTTP/ 

RewriteRule ^index\.html$ http://www.1777americanainn.com [R=301,L,NC]

 

RewriteRule ^rooms.html http://www.1777americanainn.com/ephrata-bed-and-breakfast.html [R=301,L,NC]

 

# BEGIN EXPIRES

<IfModule mod_expires.c>

# Enable expirations

ExpiresActive On 

# Default directive

ExpiresDefault "access plus 1 month"

# My favicon

ExpiresByType image/x-icon "access plus 1 year"

# Images

ExpiresByType image/gif "access plus 1 month"

ExpiresByType image/png "access plus 1 month"

ExpiresByType image/jpg "access plus 1 month"

ExpiresByType image/jpeg "access plus 1 month"

# CSS

ExpiresByType text/css "access 1 month"

# Javascript

ExpiresByType application/javascript "access plus 1 month"

</IfModule>

# END EXPIRES

 

 

<ifModule mod_gzip.c>

mod_gzip_on Yes

mod_gzip_dechunk Yes

mod_gzip_item_include file .(html?|txt|css|js|php|pl)$

mod_gzip_item_include handler ^cgi-script$

mod_gzip_item_include mime ^text/.*

mod_gzip_item_include mime ^application/x-javascript.*

mod_gzip_item_exclude mime ^image/.*

mod_gzip_item_exclude rspheader ^Content-Encoding:.*gzip.*

</ifModule>

 

 

Staff
9,525 Points
2014-10-16 4:00 pm
Hello Dave,

Thank you for your question. There are several ways to accomplish this, below is the best solution we could find.

Add the following lines to your .htaccess file (be sure to replace example.com with your actual domain name):
# Check if this is the m=no query string
RewriteCond %{QUERY_STRING} (^|&)m=no(&|$)
# Set a cookie, and skip the next rule
RewriteRule ^ - [CO=mredir:0:www.example.com]
# Check if this looks like a mobile device
RewriteCond %{HTTP:x-wap-profile} !^$ [OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP:Profile} !^$ [OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} "acs|alav|alca|amoi|audi|aste|avan|benq|bird|blac|blaz|brew|cell|cldc|cmd-" [NC,OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} "dang|doco|eric|hipt|inno|ipaq|java|jigs|kddi|keji|leno|lg-c|lg-d|lg-g|lge-" [NC,OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} "maui|maxo|midp|mits|mmef|mobi|mot-|moto|mwbp|nec-|newt|noki|opwv" [NC,OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} "palm|pana|pant|pdxg|phil|play|pluc|port|prox|qtek|qwap|sage|sams|sany" [NC,OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} "sch-|sec-|send|seri|sgh-|shar|sie-|siem|smal|smar|sony|sph-|symb|t-mo" [NC,OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} "teli|tim-|tosh|tsm-|upg1|upsi|vk-v|voda|w3cs|wap-|wapa|wapi" [NC,OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} "wapp|wapr|webc|winw|winw|xda|xda-" [NC,OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} "up.browser|up.link|windowssce|iemobile|mini|mmp" [NC,OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} "symbian|midp|wap|phone|pocket|mobile|pda|psp" [NC]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} !macintosh [NC]

# Check if we're not already on the mobile site
RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} !^m\.
# Can not read and write cookie in same request, must duplicate condition
RewriteCond %{QUERY_STRING} !(^|&)m=no(&|$)

# Check to make sure we haven't set the cookie before
RewriteCond %{HTTP_COOKIE} !^.*mredir=0.*$ [NC]
# Now redirect to the mobile site
RewriteRule ^ http://m.example.com [R,L]

(Thanks to StackOverflow for this solution.)

Then, on your mobile site, link back to the Full Site with the following variable on the end:
?m=no

For example:
http://www.1777americanainn.com/mobilesite/index.html?m=no

Note: If the user has cookies disabled, they will see the mobile site by default.

I also noticed a RewriteRule, with a missing RewriteCond here:
RewriteRule ^rooms.html http://www.1777americanainn.com/ephrata-bed-and-breakfast.html [R=301,L,NC]

If you have any further questions, feel free to post them below.

Thank you,
John-Paul
n/a Points
2014-10-16 4:39 pm

Hello John-Paul,

Thanks for that. Should I also be removing this block of javascript that I was trying to use to solve the problem?:

<script type="text/javascript">

<!--

var getStr = window.location.search.substr(1);

var getArray = getStr.split ("&");

var get = {};

for ( var i = 0; i < getArray.length; i++) {

var tmpArray = getArray[i].split("=");

get[tmpArray[0]] = tmpArray[1];

}

if(/Android|webOS|iPhone|iPod|BlackBerry|IEMobile/i.test(navigator.userAgent)){

if (get.m != "no") {

window.location ="http://www.1777americanainn.com/mobilesite";

}

}

//-->

</script>

 

 

 

Staff
9,525 Points
2014-10-16 4:44 pm
Hello Dave,

Yes, remove the initial javascript added previously.

This alternate solution uses the .htaccess file instead.

If you have any further questions, feel free to post them below.

Thank you,
John-Paul
n/a Points
2014-10-16 6:02 pm

Hello John-Paul,

Not working yet but a few questions;

1. Does it matter where in the .htaccess file I place the code you gave me?

2. The last line you gave me is: RewriteRule ^ http://m.example.com [R,L]

should I change that url to the url of my mobilesite which would be:

http://www.1777americanainn.com/mobilesite

3. I removed the apostrophies in the words "we're" and "haven't" - does that sound right?

 

Staff
9,525 Points
2014-10-16 7:05 pm
Hello Dave,

Thank you for contacting us again. 1. It is recommended to put the code on the top of your .htaccess file. It may also be helpful to create a new .htaccess file. This would allow you to rule out any other existing rules interfering with what you are testing.

2. Yes that is correct, replace the example with your actual mobile site.

3. It does not matter. Any line in the .htaccess file beginning with "#" is just a comment, and does not affect the code.

I hope this helps,
John-Paul
n/a Points
2014-10-17 8:05 am

hello can u tell me how i can redirect my website to mobile user my site is androidtrade.com plz help me.

Staff
9,162 Points
2014-10-17 9:03 am
There are several solutions provided within this article. Are you having trouble with a particular step?

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