Setting Up your LinkU Mobile Website

NOTE: Mobile Websites are Not Available for Shopping Cart or FS Websites
As of now, due to the complexity of the shopping cart and FS websites, sign up process and search functions, no mobile site is currently available. We are considering releasing a mobile version minus these features for those clients who insist on a mobile version, prior to the release of our responsive platform.

Once the new platform is released, FS websites will be available using only responsive designs, which will be available late 2016. An upgrade will be required for all existing FS clients who wish to use responsive designs and the new platform.

Getting Started...

  1. To begin setting up your mobile site, you can log in to your control panel and click the Mobile Site Settings.

  2. Click to enable the mobile site, under "Mobile Site Live". Set to YES.
  3. Your mobile site will utilize the Standard Logo Size from your website photos section. We recommend you upload a correctly cropped and resized PNG logo file to this space. Once done, uploading the logo, you can return to the Mobile Site settings.
  4. Select if you want to use a dark or light color scheme.
  5. Select the Color to use as the primary color for your mobile site.
  6. If you would like users to be able to search listings from your LINKU listing database, turn this on. Keep in mind, at this time, this does not currently search any listings from your IDX/MLS, only listings in your LinkU listing database.
  7. Click to Save Changes.
  8. Your mobile site is setup and ready to use. The next step would be to optimize and activate any custom pages used within your website, for use on your mobile site.
  9. To make a custom page available on your mobile site, click to Return to Main Menu.
  10. Click on Website Content.
  11. From the Edit Custom Pages drop down, select a page.
  12. Click Edit.
  13. Optimize the page to display properly in mobile, see the next section below on tips for doing this.
  14. Once done, click the Mobile Optimized Page checkbox, (if this page is to only appear on the mobile site, click the Mobile Only check box)
  15. Click to Save the page.

Optimizing Your Content for Mobile

Items you will want to look for to ensure your website's content is mobile optimized:
  • Large Elements: Large images or tables that do not or cannot fit on the mobile screen. Consider creating a similar mobile only content page for this content.
  • Unplayable content: This consists of certain types of videos, or other content, that are not playable on mobile devices, such as license-constrained media or media that requires Flash. You will want to test any pages with video or animation to ensure it displays on your mobile device.
  • Faulty redirects: If you have separate mobile URLs, you must redirect mobile users on each desktop URL to the appropriate mobile URL (this is done automatically for our LinkU mobile sites)
  • Irrelevant cross-links: This is when users are linked to desktop-optimized pages from the mobile version of the site, and vice versa. Check your links to make sure that they point to the correct equivalent page.

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