Super Progressive Web Apps

Description

Progressive Web Apps (PWA) is a new technology that combines the best of mobile web and the best of mobile apps to create a superior mobile web experience. They are installed on the phone like a normal app (web app) and can be accessed from the home screen.

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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!

Super Progressive Web Apps makes it easy for you to convert your WordPress website into a Progressive Web App instantly!

Once SuperPWA is installed, users browsing your website from a supported mobile device will see a “Add To Home Screen” notice (from the bottom of the screen) and will be able to ‘install your website’ on the home screen of their device. Every page visited is stored locally on their device and will be available to read even when they are offline!

SuperPWA is easy to configure, it takes less than a minute to set-up your Progressive Web App! SuperPWA does a clean uninstall, by removing every database entry and file that it creates. In fact, none of the default settings are saved to the database until you manually save it the first time. Go ahead and give it a try.

And the best part? If you ever get stuck, we are here to watch your back! Open a support ticket if you have a question or need a feature. We are super excited to hear your feedback and we want to genuinely help you build the best Progressive Web App for your WordPress website!

Quick Demo?

  • Open up SuperPWA.com in a supported device.
  • Add the website to your home screen either from the Add to Home Screen prompt (Chrome for Android) or from the browser menu.
  • Open the app from your home screen and you will see the splash screen.
  • Turn off your data and wifi to go offline and open up the app. You will still be able to see the app and browse the pages you have already visited.
  • Browse to a page that you haven’t visited before. The offline page will be displayed.

Thank You PWA Enthusiasts!

We are humbled by the feedback from the community. Thanks to everyone who believed in us and tried our plugin. Your feedback has been invaluable and we have learned a lot from your experience. Thank you for your love and support and we hope to return the love by striving to bring you the best ever Progressive Web Apps plugin for WordPress!

What’s in the box

Here are the current features of Super Progressive Web Apps:

  • Generate a manifest for your website and add it to the head of your website.
  • Set the application icon for your Progressive Web App.
  • Set the background color for the splash screen of your Progressive Web App.
  • Your website will show the “Add to home screen” notice when accessed in a supported browser.
  • Aggressive caching of pages using CacheStorage API.
  • Pages once cached are served even if the user is offline.
  • Set custom offline page: Select the page you want the user to see when a page that isn’t in the cache is accessed and the user is offline.
  • New in version 1.2: Support for theme-color meta property. Change the color of browser address bar of Chrome, Firefox OS and Opera to match your website colors.
  • New in version 1.2: Now you can edit the Application Name and Application Short name.
  • New in version 1.2: Set the start page of your PWA.
  • New in version 1.2: Set Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) version of the start page. Supported plugins: AMP for WordPress, AMP for WP, Better AMP, AMP Supremacy, WP AMP.
  • New in version 1.3: Added support for high-quality splash screen. You can now set the 512×512 icon for the splash screen of your Progressive Web App.
  • New in version 1.3: Super Progressive Web Apps now accounts for content updates and will update the cache as you update the website.
  • New in version 1.3: Improved in-browser service worker update handling.
  • New in version 1.4: You can now set the default orientation of your PWA. Choose from “any” (Follow Device Orientation), “Portrait” and “Landscape”.
  • New in version 1.4: You can now set the theme_color property in the manifest.
  • New in version 1.5: OneSignal integration for Push notifications.
  • New in version 1.6: WordPress Multisite Network compatibility.
  • New in version 1.7: Add-Ons for SuperPWA is here! Ships with UTM Tracking Add-On to track visits coming from your PWA.
  • New in version 1.8: Compatibility issues with OneSignal are now resolved!
  • New in version 1.8: New Add-On: Apple Touch Icons that sets your app icons as Apple Touch Icons.
  • New in version 2.0: SuperPWA is now compatible with WordPress installed in a sub-folder.
  • New in version 2.0: You can now set display property from SuperPWA settings.
  • New in version 2.1.1: SuperPWA now supports Maskable Icons.
  • New in version 2.1.15: SuperPWA now supports Monochrome Icon.
  • Full changelog

Upcoming features:

  • Offline Indicator Notice.

PRO Version support additional advance feature
* Call To Action (CTA) More Info
* Android APK APP Generator More Info
* Data Analytics More Info
* Pre-Loader More Info
* App Shortcuts More Info
* QR Code Generator More Info

Progressive Web App Minimum Requirements

Progressive Web Apps require that your WordPress website is served from a secure origin i.e. your website should be HTTPS and not HTTP. If your website isn’t HTTPS, please contact your host about it. You can also ask us if you need help.

Device and Browser Support For PWA

Progressive web apps need browsers that support manifests and service workers. Currently Google Chrome (version 57+), Chrome for Android (62), Mozilla Firefox (57), Firefox for Android (58) are the major browsers that support PWA.

The list is fast growing and is likely to be supported in most major browsers by the end of this year.

How To Convert Your WordPress Website Into A Progressive Web App

WordPress Installation

  • Visit WordPress Admin > Plugins > Add New
  • Search for ‘Super Progressive Web Apps’
  • Click “Install Now” and then “Activate” Super Progressive Web Apps

To install manually:

  • Upload super-progressive-web-apps folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory on your server
  • Go to WordPress Admin > Plugins
  • Activate Super Progressive Web Apps plugin from the list.

Customizing Your Progressive Web App

Your Progressive Web App should be ready to test with the default settings on activation. You can customize it further and make it truly your own.

  • Go to WordPress Admin > SuperPWA
  • Set a Background Color for the splash screen to be shown when your PWA is opened on a mobile device.
  • Set the Application Icon. This will be the icon of your PWA when it is added to the homescreen in a mobile device. The icon must be a PNG image and exactly 192 x 192 pixels in size.
  • Set the Offline Page. This page will be displayed if the user is offline and the page he requested is not cached already. Ideally you should create a dedicated WordPress page and set it here. Within the page you create, you could add a note that reads, “It looks like you are offline and the page you requested is not available right now. Please check back again once you are online.”.
  • Click “Save Settings”.

Testing Your Progressive Web App

  • Open a supported browser in a supported device (for eg: Chrome for Android (62 or higher) in an Android Phone)
  • Enter your website and wait till it fully loads
  • You should see a pop-up that has your Application Icon and a button that reads “ADD TO HOME SCREEN”.
  • Click on it and your PWA will be added to your home screen. Wait for the install to complete.
  • Go to your home screen and open your PWA. Browse into a few pages if you like. Close the App.
  • Disconnect from the internet and now open your PWA again. You should be able to see all the pages that you previously browsed.
  • Try visiting a page that you did not visit before. You should see the page you set as your “Offline Page” in the settings of SuperPWA.

Troubleshooting Your Progressive Web App

Uh, oh. Your PWA did not work as expected? You do not see the “Add to Home Screen” notice?

  • Make sure your website has a SSL certificate installed. i.e. your website should be https instead of http (as in https://your-domain.com).
  • Make sure you are using a supported device and a supported browser. Refer to the “Device and Browser Support For PWA” list above.
  • Make sure your Application Icon and Splash Screen Icon’s are of PNG format and 192px X 192px and 512px X 512px in size respectively.
  • Clear the browser cache and try again. In Chrome for Android, go to Settings > Privacy > “Clear browsing data”.
  • If the application icon does not update after first install, delete the PWA from your phone, clear browser cache and install again. (We are working on making it better.)
  • Create a new support ticket and share a link to your website. We will take a look and figure it out for you.

Feature Requests, Issues, Pull Requests

Here is our repository on GitHub. Send us your pull requests, feature requests or issues, if any.

About us

We are a duo who got excited about the idea. Our mission is simple: Help you build an awesome PWA that your users would want to have on their home screen.

When we first heard about PWA we wanted to learn everything about it. We have spent countless hours learning and wants to share it with the world.

Please give us your constructive feedback and support.

Screenshots

  • Settings page in WordPress Admin > SuperPWA > Settings

Installation

To install this plugin:

  1. Install the plugin through the WordPress admin interface, or upload the plugin folder to /wp-content/plugins/ using FTP.
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ screen in WordPress.
  3. Go to WordPress Admin > SuperPWA

FAQ

If you have any questions, please ask it on the support forum.

Will Progressive Web Apps work on iOS devices?

Starting with Safari for iOS 11.3, Apple devices offer partial support for PWA’s. However, there is no native Add To Home Screen prompt just yet. You can add your app by tapping “Add to Home Screen” button in the share menu of the browser ( look for the square icon with an up arrow in the foreground ).

Just like you, we are eagerly awaiting the upcoming releases and we hope to see better compatibility in the coming months.

How To Customize Splash Screen

You can easily change the icon and the background color in SuperPWA > Settings.

Further customizations are not available right now, not because of any limitation of SuperPWA, but because they are not available in the PWA technology. When more options come up in the future, we will add them to SuperPWA then.

How To Track Visits Originating From Your Progressive Web App

You can track visits from your PWA in your analytics software (for e.g. Google Analytics) using the UTM Tracking add-on of SuperPWA. Go to SuperPWA > Add-Ons and activate UTM Tracking. Then in SuperPWA > UTM Tracking, you can set the UTM parameters as needed. Please refer the documentation for further information.

GDPR Compliance

SuperPWA does not collect or store user data, nor does it set cookies or store tracking data. Content visited by users from your PWA is stored in the user’s own device, in the cache of the browser. This is very similar to how modern browsers caches content offline for faster browsing.

With the UTM Tracking Add-On, you will be able to differentiate the visits originating from your PWA in your analytics software. You may have to include this in your privacy policy. Please note that SuperPWA does not track the visits, we just help you add the UTM parameters to the URL of the Start Page of your app so that third party analytics tools can differentiate the visits.

Feel free to get in touch if you have any questions.

Reviews

སྤྱི་ཟླ་ལྔ་པ། 31, 2024
I’d looked at PWA options for WordPress in the past and thought it was an interesting concept. I’d never had cause to use them until recently. I opted for SuperPWA due to good reviews. The set-up process is pretty straightforward and it pretty much worked ‘out of the box’. I did have one issue that related to maintaining the user logged in status. For this PWA, all users need to be logged in but we were finding that after a very short time, users were being logged out. The support was brilliant at helping to resolve this and within a few days, all was working as expected. Would highly recommend! I’m looking forward to using this for another website later in the year.
སྤྱི་ཟླ་ལྔ་པ། 20, 2024
It has helped me a lot to make my website compatible with PWA
སྤྱི་ཟླ་ལྔ་པ། 7, 2024
instantify is much more better with lower price! this plugin not compatible with iphone devices and not shows add to home screen banner guide like instantify and very options that plugin has…
སྤྱི་ཟླ་གསུམ་པ། 27, 2024
I didn’t see that all of the reviews from the past year have been negative regarding the plug-in not working and the support being terrible. Exactly what I’ve been experiencing for weeks now. We’ve had over 35 emails back and forth to resolve what I’d think would be a simple issue. I’ve sent multiple screenshots of 1) the app icon CANNOT be changed 2) your CTA tool top says %ICON% which looks defunct 3) the tool tip doesn’t even show up. 4) you’re charging $99 a year for a defunct tooltip that can be made better and actually work for free. support is a nightmare. They keep saying it’s fine it works despite sending screenshots. Then they say well it works on chrome browser for android. But not for safari? Not for any other browser you advertise? Not for any other device? Someone please give me a better recommendation. I’ll be filing a chargeback since they refuse a refund.
སྤྱི་ཟླ་གསུམ་པ། 12, 2024
Der Service ist absolut TOP, hatte auf einer Webseite Probleme um Pushnachrichten zu empfangen, auf der anderen Webseite funktionierte es ohne Probleme. Hier kommt der perfekte Service, Sie haben sehr viel geleistet und getestet damit es am Schluss auch auf allen Webseiten funktioniert. Das war harte Arbeit und die Kommunikation war einfach freundlich und professionell. Ich danke dem Team von ganzen Herzen für diese Dienstleistung und ich kann es allen empfehlen diese Plugins zu installieren. Danke Danke Danke
སྤྱི་ཟླ་གསུམ་པ། 5, 2024
Purchases the pro version 10 months ago and extremely impressed with plugin capabilities and development. Hats off to the developers 🙏
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Contributors & Developers

“Super Progressive Web Apps” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

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Changelog

2.2.28

  • Date: 21.June.2024
  • Feature: Need to make feature with form_factor in SuperPWA #526
  • Feature: Need to create an option to edit the text in the iOS QR code. #529
  • Improvement: Preloader issue after recent recent updates #530
  • BugFixed: While clicking on the install button on CTA, the Google search appears for the word Install (Android only) #527

2.2.27

  • Date: 09.May.2024
  • Feature: Added compatibility with wp-multilang #514
  • Feature: Added compatibility with Polylang #437
  • Improvement: Apple touch Icons are not getting updated #521
  • BugFixed: The CTA cancel button is not working on both Desktop and Android devices. #523

2.2.26

  • Date: 25.April.2024
  • Feature: Added an option where users can exclude a particular page from the PWA. #429
  • Feature: Added all missing translation in SuperPwa pro extension #518
  • BugFixed: Pre-caching offline URLs is not working when we add the URLs one by one in next line. #505
  • Improvement: Change upgrade plan details page #513
  • BugFixed: CTA is not working on the iOS devices. #517

2.2.25

  • Date: 29.March.2024
  • Feature: Option to change this Text “You’re currently offline.” #493
  • Compatibility: Tested with WordPress 6.5 #510
  • Feature: Option to hide the navigation bar on certain pages (PRO) #511
  • Feature: Dynamic Start URL (PRO) #502
  • Feature: Option to generate PWA install QR code for any website link (PRO) #502
  • Improvement: Load CTA in body if footer is not present (PRO) #506
  • Enhancement: Improve the error message while creating an APK.(PRO) #494
  • BugFixed: APK logo and the splash screen icon logo are not showing properly.(PRO) #508

2.2.24.1

  • Date: 05.March.2024
  • BugFixed: Activating Pro version throwing Fatal error #501

2.2.24

  • Date: 17.February.2024
  • BugFixed: CTA on the frontpage is not showing. #499
  • Feature: Make the offline message “You are offline” as an option #482
  • Feature: Make the feature Prefetch manifest URL link as an option #496
  • Enhancement: Improvements to the app screenshot option. #495

2.2.23.1

  • Date: 24.December.2023
  • BugFixed: Parse error: syntax error, unexpected “)” in PHP 7.2 and below

2.2.23

  • Date: 22.December.2023
  • Feature: Proper sorting of features #314
  • Enhancement: Compatibility with loco translate #426
  • Enhancement: Updated manifest as per the pwabuilder recommendation. #440
  • Enhancement: Code Improvement checklist #486
  • Enhancement: Update readme.txt and add all pro feature list #488
  • BugFixed: Warning appearing in manifest #487
  • BugFixed: On Uninstall few data still remain inside db. #485

2.2.22

  • Date: 28.November.2023
  • BugFixed: Role Based Access is not working #472
  • BugFixed: Fixed Broken Access Control vulnerability Learn More

2.2.21

  • Date: 18.October.2023
  • BugFixed: Push notification is not working on IOS. #468
  • Feature: Added Notification badge on the PWA icon #212
  • BugFixed: Role Based Access is not working #472
  • BugFixed: If add-on is not activated than do not show the settings button #470
  • BugFixed: The button network deactivate is not working #475

2.2.20

  • Date: 26.September.2023
  • Feature: Added feature for Role managers #450
  • Feature: Added navigation Bar feature #443
  • BugFixed: DevTools Console Warning for Source Map 404 Error in Plugin #466
  • BugFixed: The push notification add-on keeps on installing. #465

2.2.19

2.2.18

  • Date: 15.July.2023
  • Feature: Added compatibility with WPML #438
  • Enhancement :fix php 8 error #332

Full changelog available at changelog.txt