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How to View the Mobile Version of WordPress Sites from Desktop

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Are you wanting to preview the mobile version of your WordPress site on your desktop? Previewing the mobile layout helps you understand how your website looks on mobile devices for your users while you have the editing capabilities of your desktop computer. In this video, we’ll show you two simple ways to easily preview your site’s mobile layout in WordPress.

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For the first method, you would want to be logged in to your WordPress site, and go under Appearance, Customize to view your site. This should bring up the customizer and in the bottom left-hand side there are three icons for you to select from, by default it should be set to the desktop and if you click the other icons it will rotate between the other mobile views.

If your theme does not offer this or you don’t want to view this in the customizer, you can use a browser such as Google Chrome to inspect the page. You would visit your site, right-click, and go down to the inspect link to open the inspector. Next, you would click the icon in the top left of the window that was opened to see the page in a mobile view. As we are using Google Chrome, it has the option to emulate specific windows for popular mobile devices.

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Mazi

Mazi has nine years of web development experience with the past five years spent honing his skills with WordPress plugins and themes. He's an expert in WooCommerce and is the author of the Simple Sales Tax plugin, a popular sales tax compliance solution for WooCommerce. Brett understands the importance of excellent communication, prides himself on producing high-quality code, and is comfortable working solo or as part of a team.

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