Möbius WordPress Theme

Möbius — is a popular free mobile optimized WordPress theme made by our team in 2010. It has attractive mobile and desktop design useful for entertainment, news and personal blogs. It can also be used for the mobile view only along with WordPress Mobile Pack plugin. The features are listed below:

  • Compatible with touch-screen smartphone browsers: iPhone & iPod Touch, Android, BlackBerry (from v.5), Windows Phone (from v.6.5), webOS, Bada, Symbian, Firefox Mobile, Opera Mobile
  • Compatible with desktop browsers: Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Internet Explorer (from v.6), Opera
  • 3 skins: Sky Blue, Amethyst, Rain Forest
  • Widget ready
  • Optional twitter and facebook icons
  • W3C valid, hand-made, table-less, SEO, mobile friendly markup and CSS
  • Native support of non-web fonts by @font-face rule
  • jQuery scripting
Compatible with:
  • Google Chrome
  • Firefox
  • Safari
  • Internet Explorer
  • Opera

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Compatible with:
  • Apple iPhone & iPod Touch
  • Android
  • BlackBerry 5+
  • webOS
  • Windows Phone 6.5+
  • Opera Mobile
  • Symbian S60

github

If you like this theme and want it to be even better as well as to see new FREE mobile compatible themes from us, you are welcome to donate.

Theme Options

In the Appearance menu of the admin panel you will find Theme Options. You may choose one of the three color schemes available: Sky Blue, Rain Forest and Amethyst.

color schemas

Also you may control RSS, Twitter and Facebook icons by enabling/disabling their presence and specifying URLs for your twitter and facebook pages.

facebook, twitter and rss icons

Optionally you may set whether the sidebar content should be displayed in the mobile view.

layout options

Why Mobile? And How It Works?

Changelog

  • Version 1.10 | Dec. 12th, 2011

    - Several minor tweaks have been applied.

  • Version 1.9 | May 16th, 2011

    - Added bugfix for mobile switching on Android.
    - Removed border for img.wp-smiley.

  • Version 1.8 | Jan. 22nd, 2011

    - Added support of WordPress 3 features
    - Translation ready. Languages: French, Swedish (Thanks to Tommy Sjödahl !).
    - Optimized background images size.
    - Fixed bug with image captions.
    - Fixed bug with empty widget titles.

  • Version 1.5 | Apr. 12th, 2010

    - Fixed bug with the main background image for mobile devices.
    - Fixed styles for legend elements.
    - Default font size has been increased.

  • Version 1.4 | Apr. 7th, 2010

    - Added custom parse_request action to make bloginfo() function available inside CSS.

  • Version 1.3 | Apr. 7th, 2010

    - Fixed relative paths problem.

  • Version 1.2 | Apr. 3rd, 2010

    - Security improvements in path-related variables.
    - Logo and heading fonts have been replaced with GPL-licensed fonts.

  • Version 1.1 | Mar. 29th, 2010

    - Fixed page list navbar, now it has flexible height.
    - Fixed comment threading bug.
    - Fixed insecure using of $_SERVER data.
    - Using native WordPress jQuery framework.
    - Modifications to credits.

  • Version 1.0 | Mar. 8th, 2010

    Original version.

Comments

blog4u's picture
blog4u on May 4th, 2010

can I translate this themes??

Administrator's picture
Administrator on May 4th, 2010

We’re going to support multiple languages in the next version of theme. You’re welcome to participate in translation.

Rene's picture
Rene on June 5th, 2010

Really pretty, but... widgets will not add.
Am using this in MAMP on my Powerbook G4 Mac OSX 1.3.9 with WordPress 3.0 RC. so not online. to try to design a photo site to sell my photos.
would also like to restyle the Header (font) but... really don't want to mess with your style CSS without some clue.
I use Dreamweaver for editing.

Administrator's picture
Administrator on June 7th, 2010

Rene, we didn't test it on WP 3RC yet. The problem may occur due to empty widget title. We always use titles because in the mobile view all the widgets are placed inside the expandable blocks with the corresponding titles. Try to place " " instead. If it won't work you're welcome to provide us with the database dump or its excerpt for the investigation.

Payke's picture
Payke on June 15th, 2010

Thanks for this great theme.
Let us know if when there are new functions or updates.

Administrator's picture
Administrator on June 15th, 2010

Thanks for the feedback! The new version is coming soon. It will include translation ready, load speed optimization and minor fixes.

reuppomopheds's picture
reuppomopheds on June 23rd, 2010

Very Good site, thank yo mister, it's help's me!

Nash's picture
Nash on July 8th, 2010

Great theme! I'm no design expert so it may be there, but is it possible to add buttons such as a "Subscribe on iTunes" button to the sidebar?

Administrator's picture
Administrator on July 8th, 2010

Thanks! Sure, you may add any link by adding text widget with your HTML code - probably an icon linked to itpc://...

Nettybet's picture
Nettybet on August 17th, 2010

This is a WONDERFUL template! I would like to have this same template with a more business like skin and option to put logo. Anything in the works?

Donald New's picture
Donald New on September 23rd, 2010

MobilizeToday rocks! Mobius is a great looking mobile template for our new WordPress discount shopping blog ... as our business grows we plan to continue working with MT - the guys who brought us to the dance!

Maher Mashaal's picture
Maher Mashaal on October 9th, 2010

Looking forward to see more beautiful WordPress theme.

Maher Mashaal

Tom's picture
Tom on October 28th, 2010

Hi,

I'd like to add a graphic logo instead of the text option. How to do it?

Administrator's picture
Administrator on October 31st, 2010

You should upload the logo image into the images folder and update the desktop and mobile CSS accordingly. If the logo is wider than 320 pixels, use different logo images for desktop and mobile versions. You may also submit customization request for updating your theme. Good luck!

AK's picture
AK on November 20th, 2010

Great theme! How can I customize the font color?

Administrator's picture
Administrator on November 23rd, 2010

Thanks for the feedback! You may edit CSS directly in order to change the font colors.

furcifer's picture
furcifer on November 27th, 2010

Would be even better if you could use WordPress 3 menus...

Administrator's picture
Administrator on December 1st, 2010

Thanks for the feedback! You're absolutely right, it would work better with WP3 features enabled. It's sad but the new version of Mobius fully compatible with WP3 is on hold due to lack of resources. Your donations may bring it to live ;-)

Drew McManus's picture
Drew McManus on December 4th, 2010

This looks like a great theme but I'm using a mobile switcher plugin (MobilePress) that requires mobile themes to be uploaded to a separate folder than theme. When activating Mobius under this structure, I can't seem to find the mobius options admin panel. Suggestions?

Greg Griffin's picture
Greg Griffin on December 5th, 2010

Is it just me, or the font size really small? How do I increase the font size in the posts and in the sidbar widgets? Awesome theme- I love the look and layout.

Meeks's picture
Meeks on January 18th, 2011

I love the mobile theme very much!

However, when I view it on my android phone, it does not resize properly. When I view it on my ipod touch, it does, but never resizes the videos. How can I fix this?

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Eva on January 20th, 2011

Hello,
I'm using your theme on wordpress 3.0.4. Since 01.01.2011 date inside the post is wrong. When you click on a post, the date of all posts inside is 01.01.2011. Everything is on on the front page.
I tried default theme and the date is correct.

Patrick Mandemaker's picture
Patrick Mandemaker on January 28th, 2011

Great theme! Any hints on how I can change the order of the menu? It's alphabetic now...

Clarence G's picture
Clarence G on February 14th, 2011

Mobius is a great theme. I have applied it to several sites and using QR code to activate the mobile phone version. Both versions look great. It has been the best combination that I have found. The technical response from MobilizeToday.com has been top notch!

Brenne Meirowitz's picture
Brenne Meirowitz on June 23rd, 2011

Hello there.
I just installed Mobius and found that the header was too large for the screen. I edited the stylesheet from 65px to 25px and got the message: The requested theme does not exist.
Although the modification was saved, the smaller font size was not implemented.
Any suggestions?
Thanks.

Ryan C's picture
Ryan C on March 14th, 2011

If I try to make any changes at all to the CSS I get The requested theme does not exist.

I googled around and I found that this may be because in the style.css it says /*
Theme Name: Möbius

I tried downloading the style.css and changing it to Mobius or Mbius or just removing the & or the ; and I get the same error each time, Help!

Ryan C's picture
Ryan C on March 16th, 2011

when I try and edit the CSS It tells me the theme does not exist. The name has an & and some other characters in it in the css file. Please help

Administrator's picture
Administrator on March 22nd, 2011

Ryan, this is due to umlaut in the theme name. The simplest way to resolve this issue - do the necessary updates in style.css and upload it directly by FTP.

Bob's picture
Bob on March 30th, 2011

Hello, when I embed a youtube video, the mobile theme does not scale the video thumbnail to a mobile screen size. It looks like the desktop sized thumbnail is being used when site is viewed on a mobile device. Can this be fixed?

Frank's picture
Frank on September 21st, 2011

Not really usable as it doesn't register as a mobile theme. It can't be selected by Mobile Switcher.

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MobilizeToday on September 21st, 2011

Bob, we've sent the solution for YouTube by email. Sorry about the delay with replying.

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MobilizeToday on September 21st, 2011

Frank, what "Mobile Switcher" is? Is it an option of the plugin? What plugin do you use? We may take it a look to resolve this issue.

Tunc's picture
Tunc on September 25th, 2011

According to your post on October 31st, 2010, saying: "You should upload the logo image into the images folder and update the desktop and mobile CSS accordingly. If the logo is wider than 320 pixels, use different logo images for desktop and mobile versions." checked desktop and mobile css files but couldnt see anything related to header. Can you give me some hints about changing header text to logo picture?

Thanks in advance.

Regards.

pierre benoit's picture
pierre benoit on September 29th, 2011

OK! Please, contact me for the translation into french... when you are ready.

Alan's picture
Alan on September 30th, 2011

http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wordpress-mobile-pack/ for exemple has a switcher. For people who wants one theme to desktop users and another to mobile users. mobius dont work with wpmp :/

joe's picture
joe on October 5th, 2011

I installed Mobius and I get a plain HTML page with no CSS applied. Using Wordpress 3.2.1...

Any thoughts?

Shaomin's picture
Shaomin on October 25th, 2011

Will it switch from desktop to mobile theme automatically when viewed in a mobile browser? I tried to emulate a mobile browser on Firefox with the User Agent Switcher, the mobile theme does not show up.

Zeeshan Tahaboor's picture
Zeeshan Tahaboor on November 13th, 2011

Thanks for this wonderful theme. I need your suggestion on customizing the theme, i.e. site header, footer, title, meta etc.
Is there any other way than changing the default style.css ?

MobilizeToday's picture
MobilizeToday on November 14th, 2011

Tunc, in order to replace text title with the image you may use typical replacing by background image in CSS. Sorry about the delay with replying.

MobilizeToday's picture
MobilizeToday on November 14th, 2011

Zeeshan, feel free to edit style.css for the desktop view and mobile.css for the mobile view. There is no other tricks rather than editing CSS.

Jim Dhaem's picture
Jim Dhaem on December 1st, 2011

Great Theme, the mobile version of www.qrcartist.com displays the Pages menu at the top and bottom of the page. Any way to have the top menu not displayed. Also YouTube videos do not scal correctly in mobile view.

Ruben's picture
Ruben on December 6th, 2011

full screen for big smartphones??
4" screen and more

800px width

Jim Dhaem's picture
Jim Dhaem on December 8th, 2011

Tried disabling all plugins, did not help. Finally reinstalled wordpress to another folder and rebuilt site, that worked.I think it was the WordPress Mobile Pack plugin/theme I installed - would not uninstall.

jim dhaem's picture
jim dhaem on December 8th, 2011

changed your excellent youtube script to make it a little easier, all you have to do is set the varaible 'video' to the Youtube id.
WORKS GREAT - thanks!

<script type="text/javascript">
var video = "Rk4VKX7dcEQ"
// <![CDATA[
if (screen.width > 640)
document.write('<object width="640" height="385"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/'+ video + '&hl=en_US&fs=1&rel=0&autoplay=1&hd=1"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/' + video + '&hl=en_US&fs=1&rel=0&hd=1" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="640" height="385"></embed></object>');
else
document.write('<object width="310" height="174"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/'+ video + '&hl=en_US&fs=1&rel=0"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/'+ video + '&hl=en_US&fs=1&rel=0" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="310" height="174"></embed></object>');
// ]]>
</script>

speculator2000's picture
speculator2000 on December 13th, 2011

I want to add a logo to the top, but I can't find how to update the logo to the img folder. Please any assistance is appreciated.

bora's picture
bora on January 5th, 2012

Great theme for mobile devices. But i have a problem with editing codes. In editor menu, i reach the sources of Möbius .css and .php files but i can not save changed values. When i click to save button, i get "the requested theme does not exist" error. How can i fix it?

bora's picture
bora on January 5th, 2012

Ahhh, my theme was ver. 1.5. Now, i downloaded 1.10 and i have no problems anymore. :) Thanks...

EDD's picture
EDD on January 6th, 2012

that's simple "excelent"
congratulations!

Jim DHaem's picture
Jim DHaem on January 18th, 2012

Added a QR code for my site in a widget at the very top. I thas increased my hits by 20%. People view the site www.qrcartist.com on their computer and then scan the code to see it on their mobile phone.

jose's picture
jose on January 19th, 2012

hi i want to install your theme in my blog because it seems really pretty, croosover and modifiable css-level. What is not really clear in the comments is if detect and change automatically depending the visitor's platform or is necessary to install some plugin as wordpress mobile pack?

Would you like to express yourself?