Get Your Website in Top Shape for Mobile
In this era of mobile and tablet use, your site needs to be functional and optimized or risk losing your audience. One way to make sure your website runs perfectly on different devices is by adding a viewport meta tag to your HTML code, particularly if you are using WordPress.
What is a viewport meta tag?
A viewport meta tag is a piece of code that is included in the head section of your webpage, which instructs the browser how to present the content. It comprises two critical pieces of information: the viewport width and the zoom level. The viewport width determines the device screen’s width, while the zoom level determines how content is shown.
How to Add a Viewport Meta Tag in WordPress
If you are not familiar with adding a viewport meta tag to your WordPress site, don’t worry; we’ve got you covered. Below is a simple guide on how to do this:
- Access your site’s HTML code via your WordPress dashboard.
- Go to Appearance >> Editor and select the header.php file.
- Add the viewport meta tag HTML code:
<meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0">
- Save and publish the changes.
- Refresh your website to see the changes.
The Importance of a Viewport Meta Tag
A viewport meta tag is essential to ensure your website’s proper display on all devices, including desktop, tablet, and mobile. It is a simple and uncomplicated process that requires such a small change but has a significant impact on your overall site’s functionality and accessibility.