How to Create an iPad-Friendly WordPress Theme
WordPress.com gives you a nifty interface to create an iPad-friendly theme for your blog, which helps create a beautiful application-like experience for anyone browsing your website on an iPad. Follow these steps to enable and configure the iPad feature on your WordPress.com blog:
Click the iPad link under the Appearance menu.
The Onswipe iPad Settings page displays in your browser window.
If it’s not already selected, click the Display a Special Theme for iPad Users check box to select it.
This feature is actually enabled by default. You can disable this feature at any time by deselecting this check box.
Select an image (or not) for the cover display by choosing one of the options in the Cover Display drop-down menu.
You have three choices here:
Show an Image from a Recent Post
Use the Launch Screen Image
Click the Browse button to select an image from your computer to use as the cover logo on the cover display for iPad users.
The recommended dimensions for the logo image are 200 pixels wide by 200 pixels high. Additionally, WordPress recommends using a transparent PNG image (or an image without a background color) for best display results.
Click the Browse button to select an image from your computer to use as the launch screen image for iPad users.
iPad users can easily add your site to their iPad home screen for ready access via an app-like icon. WordPress recommends using a transparent PNG image that’s exactly 768 pixels wide by 1004 pixels high.
Using the drop-down menu in the Display Font section, choose the font you would like to use for display on iPad browsers.
You can choose from several fonts here and you can always change your font selection by revisiting this page and making your edits.
Select an accent color.
WordPress provides you with nine color selections shown as color circles on the Onswipe iPad Settings page. Select your preferred accent color by clicking that color’s circle.
Click the Save Changes button.
The Onswipe iPad Settings page reloads with a message that tells you that your settings have been saved.
With the Onswipe iPad feature enabled and your configurations saved, readers of your blog who use iPads can now have an enjoyable experience browsing your site.