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4 Best Plugins to Convert a WordPress Site into a Mobile App

Are you looking for a way to convert your WordPress site into a mobile app?

Apps are a convenient way to control the delivery of your content and offer a better mobile experience. With an app, you can increase engagement and reach a whole new audience through app stores.

In this article, we will show you the best plugins to convert a WordPress site into a mobile app.

How to convert WordPress into mobile app

Why Create a Mobile App for Your WordPress Site?

If you check your website traffic in Google Analytics, then you will see that a large number of users are accessing your website from their mobile phones.

The easiest way to make sure that mobile users have a nice experience on your website is by making it mobile responsive.

A mobile responsive WordPress website uses a design that automatically adjusts itself to match user’s screen size. Almost all good WordPress themes are mobile responsive out of the box. You can even find great looking mobile responsive themes for WooCommerce.

However, some businesses may want to offer an even better user experience by creating their own mobile apps.

Instead of visiting your website in a browser, users will be able to launch an app from their home screen to access their favorite blog, online store, membership website, or online community.

WordPress Mobile App preview

Building a mobile app typically requires programming skills, and there are plenty of development agencies that will build a mobile app for your website. However, it would cost you a lot of money ($15,000 and upwards).

If you want to build a mobile app on a budget, then there are few WordPress plugins that can help you convert your WordPress site into a mobile app. All of them are paid solutions, but they cost way less than hiring someone to build a new app for you.

Keep in mind that using these plugins still requires intermediate to advanced WordPress skills. If you are an absolute beginner, then we will recommend using a mobile responsive theme and improving your WordPress speed to gain more mobile users.

That being said, here are the best plugins to convert your WordPress site into a mobile app.

1. AppPresser

AppPresser

AppPresser is an easy-to-use platform that helps you convert any WordPress site into a mobile app.

They have a dedicated WordPress mobile theme that can be used to create an app for your blog, WooCommerce store, or BuddyPress website.

It has a visual app customizer to easily change your app’s appearance, just like you would do for a WordPress theme. You can customize colors, add custom pages, pull WordPress content, and more.

AppPresser offers integrated push notifications which is fairly easy to set up and manage.

2. MobiLoud

MobiLoud WordPress Plugin

MobiLoud allows website owners convert their WordPress sites into mobile apps. They have two products: one for news or blog sites, and another one for websites using WooCommerce or other sophisticated plugins.

It comes with push notifications, mobile advertising support, analytics, and custom branding. The app is configured, prepared, and can also be submitted to app stores for you.

3. Androapp

AndroApp

AndroApp is another useful plugin to convert your WordPress website into a mobile app. It comes with offline support, multiple themes, internationalization supports, unlimited push notifications, infinite scroll, and native social sharing. It does not support WooCommerce or BuddyPress.

The plugin developer will help you configure and download your app, which you can then submit to the play store yourself, or hire a plugin author to do it for you.

The big downside of this plugin is that the free version allows the developer to show their own ads.

4. WPMobile.App

WPMobile.App

WPMobile.App allows you to create a mobile app from your WordPress website. You can purchase a single lifetime license to build your app. All app setup and configuration can be done inside your WordPress admin area.

It gives you easy tools to upload your app icons, buttons, colors, translations, and more. It supports Google Analytics, built-in caching, offline content, and compatibility with all popular WordPress plugins.

Other than that, the plugin also has unlimited push notifications, social sharing options, and more.

If you’re serious about converting your WordPress site into an app, then we recommend using AppPresser or Mobiloud.

We hope this article helped you find the best plugins to convert a WordPress site into a mobile app. You may also want to see our guide on how to track user engagement in WordPress with Google Analytics.

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  1. Hi there,

    We are about to do a social media site on wordpress using buddypress or peepso. Should I be able to turn a peepso or buddypress site into an app with any of this?

    • You would want to reach out to the plugins’ support for their current integrations with Peepso and BuddyPress

      Admin

  2. After converting my website in to a mobile app, Do I have to do any customizing or any changes on the mobile app?

    • We will be sure to update this article when we are able but our recommendations should still be the same at the moment unless we hear otherwise.

      Admin

  3. If you want to build a mobile app on a budget, then there are few WordPress plugins that can help you convert your WordPress site into a mobile app. All of them are paid solutions, but they cost way less than hiring someone to build a new app for you.

  4. I have a an ecommerce website based on woocommerce and wordpress, can I use this app to convert the same into android app & ios app? Is there any objection from app store or play store to avail it in their stores ?

    • You should be able to turn a WooCommerce site into an app with these but you would want to reach out to the support for any specifics about if you can post it on a specific app store

      Admin

  5. if i convert my wordpress website to an app and i change something on website or add something to website will it be reflected in the app

  6. if I already have a built WordPress website and I don’t want to use someone else’s theme is there an actual canister that I can put my WordPress website into it’s already mobile responsive. All I need is something that will allow me to push it out to the app market.

    • We do not have one at the moment, for this article we’re showing tools to convert your site to a mobile app not create a mobile app from the beginning.

      Admin

  7. One by Appmaker.xyz also provides similar service. Worth checking it out as well and possibly add in this blog.

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