How do I make my site mobile

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Where is the option to make the site i built mobile?
thanks

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At the bottom of the Websites manager tab on the Create Mobile Site tab. The site must have a domain name.
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hmmm - I thought I made premium-cat-products go to a site I built
can you see? - 
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It does go to a site you built on Homestead, but to make the site mobile friendly you would need to utilize our Dudamobile partnership.
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I just gone done building it with Homestead - what I am I doing wrong?
do i need to change godaddy?
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Do you see your site coming up on a computer? If so, you can create a mobiles site.

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http://mobile.dudamobile.com/site/premium-cat-products
why that name and not m.premium-cat-products.com
do you know?
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is is still a part of what homestead is offering?
I don't want that name except m.premium-cat-products.com 
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Did you sign up through the link above or did you go straight to Dudamobile?
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i went through the homestead page (like i did the others)
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i deleted it 
hopefully i can get the m first - maybe use a different browser?
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You may need to get the redirect code from your Duda account and place it in the head tag. It doesn't look like this site made a connection.
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no - don't want that javascript or redirect
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That is how Dudamobile works. It detects a mobile browser and redirects it. Without the code there is no redirect to the mobile site.
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http://www.premium4pets.com/

has a script to go to 

m.premium4pets.com ?????
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they are saying it is a "premium" package
why?
i have the others for free
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Good morning - 
I appreciate all your help - 
Can someone look into this?
I would like to know if you can give me the link from Homestead to duda so there is no charge or let me know please if this is no longer going to be an option
thanks so much
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The link via your account gives you a free option up to 10 pages. It also creates the redirect automatically. It does not appear as though the cat site connected via your Homestead account as you should have a link under the edit site button that says Manage Mobile site.

If you got set up with the premium package the you'll need to contact Dudamobile to change that. They bill separately for a premium account.
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oh - thanks
i didn't sign up with them for premium
maybe my site is more than 10 pages - 
that's a bummer - wish I had known 
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it isn't working for another site either - no link to duda from you guys
does homestead still have a deal with them or no?
what plans do you have to implement your own mobile conversion of sites I build if your duda deal is not working
thanks very much
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hello?
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We do still have a partnership with Dudamobile. To use Dudamobile the site must have an associated domain. That may be why you don't see the link is if there is no domain name
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they are both domains - please explain what u mean
premium-cat-products.com
chi-goodness.com
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i just hit the link for chi-goodness and it just goes to the home page of duda not like when i created it for the other sites
doesn't give me a prompt
maybe Homestead should ask duda why this is happening 
I feel it's ok that its free but duda still displays ads as well for the other sites
I pay you and then I would have to pay them to get ads removed from my mobile site
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I am looking in to why this is happening.
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anything yet?
Thanks
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Lori,

I went to both of your sites on my iPod, and only the desktop versions of them were shown.

You don't need Dudamobile to build a mobile site.  You can build it with Homestead's Sitebuilder.  Here's how (you'll have to click "view previous" for the instructions):
https://community.homestead.com/homestead/topics/how-do-i-make-a-website-smart-phone-friendly

By using Sitebuilder to create a mobile site, you are not limited to 10 pages and your site won't have ads for Dudamobile.
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Well thank you so much - you are awesome - let me see if I am not losing my mind :) 
sorry for the redundancy 

got to site plus under file manager, create folder that says mobile 
copy and paste all the desktop web pages, images etc into the mobile folder (because I would want obviously to have ALL desktop pages convert to mobile) 
then when in mobile - change the page properties to 320 on all pages 
Then in Page Properties/Advanced, I inserted the following html code in the <HEAD> tag of each mobile page:
<meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1">

is that right?- will it automatically detect what the user is using? desktop or mobile?
I think I am missing something

Thanks for your help - I have those 2 sites you mentioned with no mobile yet b/c the other sites I currently have with Homestead have the duda ads that I absolutely do not like
so I wanted to see if they had a solution 
thanks again
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Lori,

My instructions (for creating a mobile site using Sitebuilder) do not automatically convert all of your desktop pages into mobile pages.  You would have to create all of your mobile pages from scratch  -- starting with a blank page, setting your page width to 320, then manually adding your text/images to fit within that narrow page.  It's a time-consuming process, especially for sites that have multiple pages, but it gives you the opportunity to layout those pages exactly the way you want, as many pages as you want, and without any third-party ads.

You will need to go into Page Properties/Advanced, and insert the following html code in the <HEAD> tag of each mobile page that you create:

<meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1">

In addition, you need to go into Page Properties/Advanced, and insert the following html code in the <HEAD> tag of each desktop page that you wish to redirect to a mobile version that you created:

<script type="text/javascript">
<!--
if (screen.width <= 699) {
document.location = "http://www.yourdomain.com/youroptionalfolder/yourmobilepage.html";
}
//-->
</script>

For example, the "document.location" for your cat supplement page would look something like this:

"http://www.premium-cat-products.com/mobile/new-cat-supplements.html"

The above script will only redirect mobile users to your mobile pages.

Finally, you will need to ask Drew to remove any redirect for Dudamobile that may still be associated with your desktop sites.  This is important because the redirect that you add to your desktop pages will not work if the Dudamobile redirect is still active.

Feel free to play around with this code by creating a test desktop page and a test mobile page (once it's working, you can decide if you want to go in that direction).

Good luck!
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Again, thank u so much! 
Google - how does that look as every page will have another page with the same content?
does it matter?
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Google will recognize your mobile pages as "mobile-friendly" and will give them priority over your desktop pages for mobile users.
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Thanks - I was worried about "duplicate content" if the pages we create for each (desktop and mobile versions are the same)
Also - I guess I can try this code in sites that I build with Dreamweaver?
Thanks so much.

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