It is based on phpBB 3.0.11. I checked the Google Analytics report. There are about 20% users using cellphone or iPad.
To accommodate these users, I installed a mobile style on it and added the Mobile device detection facilitate.

There are 4 steps to install it. Very easy.

Step 1
Download the Style package and unzip it.
Blue/Orange style
Unzip it and the folder structure looks like below.

Step 2
Upload all files unziped into the Styles folder on server.

Step 3
In style directory, subdirectory “contrib”, in that directory you will find file “mobile.php” (art_mobile_blue/contrib/mobile.php). Copy it to the forum to directory “includes”.

Step 4
Open includes/session.php, find this:

// Call phpbb_user_session_handler() in case external application want to "bend" some variables or replace classes...
// After calling it we continue script execution...

and add before it:

// Mod: phpBB Mobile start
include_once($phpbb_root_path . 'includes/mobile.' . $phpEx);
phpbb_mobile::setup('art_mobile_blue');  // Change first parameter to correct directory name of mobile style
// Mod: phpBB Mobile end


The detecting function is working automatically. But if you want, you still can switch it back to the full style manually.

The above how-to is based on the style Mobile & SEO Blue / orange version 3.2 for phpBB 3.0.8 – 3.0.11

David Yin

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