Google is leading the mobile website revolution or at least awareness of it since the phenomenon of mobile devices becoming the primary way that people access the web is itself a purely organic outgrowth of the improvement in the technology that powers smart phones. WordPress too is evolving slowly to make the platform more easy to work with and design on to a variety of screens.
The recent release ( ) of WordPress 4.5 included 2 features that might be especially useful if you are trying to make your website more mobile friendly and its user experience on mobile better. One, responsive preview, is seen in the image below.
If you open the Customizer tool while on your site and choose “Site Identity” you can choose to view the page in desktop, tablet (illustrated) or mobile configuration. The view is kind of generic and does not necessarily include the actual mobile view as set by plugins but it is a handy little tool to at least see how your site design is going to look responsively and for many site owners it will be the only testing tool that is used.
The second addition is more of an improvement on the Site Icon feature that has been available in WordPress since version 4.4. In the image above you can see the Site Icon previews above the responsive screen tool. It allows you to upload an image that will be used as your site favicon and the image that appears to identify your site/app on people’s mobile screen if they add you there to follow your site.
These may be some very basic additions to the WordPress platform but they represent something very important to the web overall and your place on it as a site owner. The more that you have tools to help you take advantage of the ever increasing importance of mobile functionality the easier you can stay on top of the mobile website revolution!