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Progressive Web Apps

Progressive Web Apps use modern web capabilities to deliver app-like user experiences. They're reliable, fast and engaging.

Progressive Web Apps WordPress Plugin empowers bloggers, publishers and other content creators to go beyond responsive web design and 'appify' their existing website.

Progressive Web Apps 0.1 is supported on: iOS & Android. Compatible browsers: Safari, Google Chrome, Android - Native Browser, Firefox.

The plugin has been tested on WordPress 3.5 and later.

Progressive Web Apps 0.1 includes one app theme which is fully customizable (colors, fonts, appearance).

We enjoy writing and maintaining this plugin. If you like it too, please rate us. But if you don't, let us know how we can improve it.

Have fun on your mobile adventures.

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Tags android, chrome, html5, iphone, mobile, mobile internet, mobile web, mobile web app, progressive web apps, pwa, responsive ui, safari, smartphone, webkit, windows

Simple installation for WordPress v4.0 and later

  1. Go to the 'Plugins' / 'Add new' menu
  2. Upload progressive-web-apps.zip then press 'Install now'.
  3. Enjoy.

Comprehensive setup

A more comprehensive setup process and guide to configuration is as follows.

  1. Locate your WordPress install on the file system
  2. Extract the contents of progressive-web-apps.zip into wp-content/plugins
  3. In wp-content/plugins you should now see a directory named progressive-web-apps
  4. Login to the WordPress admin panel at http://yoursite.com/wp-admin
  5. Go to the 'Plugins' menu.
  6. Click 'Activate' for the plugin.
  7. Go to the ‘Progressive Web Apps’ admin panel.
  8. Choose color schemes, fonts and add your own logo and app icon.
  9. Access your site in a mobile browser and check if the application is displayed. If the app is not loading properly, make sure that the file exporting the content - http://yoursite.com/{your plugins folder}/progressive-web-apps/frontend/export/content.php - can be accessed in the browser and doesn't return a '404 Not Found' or '403 Forbidden' error.
  10. You're all done!

Testing your installation

Ideally, use a real mobile device to access your (public) site address and check that the switching and mobile web app work correctly.

You can also download a number of mobile emulators that can run on a desktop PC and simulate mobile devices.

Please note that the progressive web app will be enabled only on supported devices: iOS & Android. Only the following browsers are compatible: Safari, Google Chrome, Android - Native Browser and Firefox (as of 2.0.2).

0.1

  • Initial release

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Version 0.1

Requires WordPress version: 4.0 or higher

Compatible up to: 4.6.3

Last Updated 14 Sep 2016

Date Added: 14 Sep 2016

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