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Progressive Web Apps (PWA) is a new technology that creates a middle ground between a website and a mobile app. They are installed on the phone like a normal app (web app) and can be accessed from the home screen.
What Is A Progressive Web App?
Users can come back to your website by launching the app from their home screen and interact with your website through an app-like interface. Your return visitors will experience almost-instant loading times and enjoy the great performance benefits of your PWA!” – According to SuperPWA.com.
Progressive web apps successfully help businesses increase conversions, page visits, and session length. Some of the benefits of using the PWA feature on a WordPress website can be: Improved performance, Faster loading times, Engaging user experiences, Less data use.
Progressive Web App on ModelTheme.com
Our Website, has already enabled the Progressive Web App feature; so when a visitor accesses the website, a sweet and small notice will appear on the bottom of the page. Before, we have a step by step tutorial on how to save as app a website which has the Progressive Web App feature enabled:
The fourth step is the opened Progressive Web App on an Android Device. It is faster than opening the site from a Web Browser, such as: Chrome, Firefox, Opera etc…
How to enable Progressive Web App on WordPress
There are multiple ways to implement this feature on a current WordPress site. You can do it the easy way, using one of the following free plugins:
- Super Progressive Web Apps – Free on WordPress.org
- PWA – Free on WordPress.org
- PWA for WP & AMP – Free on WordPress.org
There are also a few Premium plugins which adds this functionality to your WordPress website: