Progressive Web App is the combination of web and mobile apps technologies that provide an app-like experience.
The landscape of WordPress sites is changing rapidly and converting your WordPress into a PWA has become essential.
PWA has made it possible to provide an app-like experience to your WordPress site audience.
Progressive Web Apps are empowering the WordPress sites to take the user experience to the next level.
In this post, we will learn about progressive web apps, why we should use it, and later we will discuss how to turn your WordPress site into PWA.
What Are Progressive Web Apps?
Progressive web apps are app-like websites that enable web apps to load web content easily, sync in the background, and seamlessly provide a native app-like experience for your users. PWA uses the current web development programming languages to provide app-like experience and free audiences from regular downloads, installation, and updating like the native apps.
Why We Should Use Progressive Web Apps
Progressive web apps are tools that help in creating user engagement. PWAs generate 2 times more traffic and engagement when compared to websites and mobile apps. Having all the features of a native mobile app, PWA is a way to provide a better experience to the web as well as mobile users.
Traditional websites don’t contain any additional features and are only used for browsing. But now, websites built with progressive web apps are used to send push notifications, track the location of users, send custom and promotional Emails, etc. and are creating higher engagement and conversion rates.
Websites and mobile apps take a lot of time to load the contents of the site. If your site loading speed is low and if you are losing engagement as well as traffic then it’s time to consider PWAs. Progressive web apps load the contents in less than seconds and generate to times more time more traffic than the web and apps. The user can access the content even in the offline mode.
How To Build Progressive Web App with WordPress
Develop Your Own PWA
Using VibeBP Plugin
If you are an experienced web developer then it is feasible to develop your own progressive web apps. If you’re an inexperienced site owner then using the VibeBP plugin is a way to convert your WordPress site into a progressive web app.
VibeBP is a WordPress plugin that easily converts your traditional WordPress site into a PWA site. VibeBP plugin is easy to configure as it takes less than a minute to set-up. With an instant loading time, VibeBP provides a great user experience to the users and increases the engagement and performance of your site.
How to Install VibeBP PWA Plugin
VibeBP plugin is very easy to install and it doesn’t require a technical expert to install the plugin. As an admin, you can install the plugin by following a few steps. The plugin can be also installed manually.
Installation Steps For WordPress
- Go to Settings
- Click on WordPress Admin > Plugins > Add New
- Select VibeBP plugin from the list
- Click on “Install Now” and then “Activate” for the successful installation.
Installation Steps For Manual Setup
- Upload VibeBP folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory on your server
- Go to settings
- Click on WordPress Admin > Plugins
- Activate the “VibeBP” plugin from the list.
I hope this post will help you in converting your WordPress site into a progressive web app. If you are a site owner and not familiar with web design and development then VibeBP is a way to convert your site into PWA. This will increase the traffic and helps you in engaging your audience by providing better user experience.