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There are 3 ways to build a mobile app with WordPress
About 24% of the web uses WordPress, and many of these people want a portable app. Use WordPress contents in the app, so that the app will be refreshed when the website is upgraded. Several app creators use a third-party app creation system to manage your apps.
When you have a WordPress website, why not use WordPress as your CMS? The WordPress user is used to using plug-ins and theme to customise their website, and they don't always transfer well to a portable app. These are some special issues when a programmer is contacted by a customer who wants to imitate his WordPress website in a portable app.
If a customer, for example, uses BuddyPress to build a community website on his website and wants a app with the same expertise, how can this be achieved? How about the same thing with an e-commerce plug-in or events? However, the limitations of a portable app mean that the integration of website functions such as WordPress plug-ins is often a challenging one.
Fortunately, there are some ways to integrate WordPress into a portable app that fits any given work. Each of these techniques will involve me constructing a WordPress app using hybride app technologies together with PhoneGap (Narayan Prusty has also discussed WordPress and PhoneGap here). The App Builder allows you to build a portable app without programming and with very little engineering knowledge.
It can work great if you don't want to pay a fortune, and you don't need anything really useful. AppBuilder is a powerful app builder, which includes Mobile Roadie, Shoutem, Good Barber, Reactor (which uses AppPresser), Telerik AppBuilder. Everyone has a different level of WordPress assistance, most allow you to include contributions and annotations, but not much more.
With Shoutem, for example, you can show contributions by downloading their plug-in and install it on your WordPress page. In this way, you can view your WordPress contents and add annotations to your app. It is similar for most app builds, with the difference that Reactor allows the inclusion of some plug-ins. An Appbuilder is a good choice if you only need WordPress contents in your app and are not technically adept.
When you need to make adjustments to your app or need WordPress plug-ins in your app, an App Builder is not the best one. Let's look at a few other ways to create an app with WordPress. First, create a user-defined hybrids application using technologies such as the Ionic Framework and the WP-API.
WordPress WPPI is a new function suggested for WordPress Kernel. It' a JSON REST API for WordPress, which means that much of your output can easily be used in outside apps such as portable apps. You can also use it for bidirectional communications, such as posting and approval of annotations from the app.
WordPress contents can be easily integrated into our app using the WP-API. In order to use it, you only need to download and enable the WP-API plug-in on your WordPress page. Once the plug-in has been activated, you can view your application programming interface (API) information by going to an end point such as http://yoursite.com/wp-json/wp/v2/posts. You can see your contributions in JSON, which we can then drag into our portable app.
'''' .''''' .''''' ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; When you are adding this HTML to an HTML and loading it into a web server, you should see something like the picture below. Once you have the WP-API Viv2 plug-in on your website, you can modify the WP-API to your own website.
HandyGap lets you wind the app around your web and turn it into a mother app for the iPhone and Android apps. Read this item or this item for a detailed paper on building a portable app with Ionic and the WP-API. Leverage this traditionally hybride view of portable applications to build a rapid application that enables natively transitioning, dataaching, off-line, and more.
Build an app that works fully or partly off-line, integrates more than one API (not just WordPress), and provides connectivity to devices such as cameras and pushed alerts. It' a great way to transfer contents into an app, but what about all the other WordPress functions like plug-ins?
WP-API is great for including contents like articles and pages, but it's starting to get hard if you want to do something else. A lot of folks want the plug-ins they use on their website to be available in the app. When you have a short code on your website that shows a gravity shape, the HTML mark-up for the shape will run through to the app.
Gravity Forms (and most plugins) use scripting and PHP handling on the WordPress Web site that are not present in the app. In order to use such a plug-in, one would basically have to create an AJAX forms processor that would communicate with Gravity Forms from the ground up. While this works in some instances, iFrames can be untrustworthy, and they don't work for every plug-in.
Let us look at AppPresser, it's a completely different way. You can' t integrate WordPress plug-ins and other user-defined features very simply into a portable app, as we saw above. The Gravity Form example shows that it is not possible to handle a form in our app without a great deal of user-defined script.
Many other WordPress plug-ins such as E-Commerce plug-ins, BuddyPress, BannerPress and more are also available. In principle, any plug-in that displays more than just HTML does not work in our App out of the box. However, it does not work in our App out of the Box. The AppPresser is a free plug-in (there is also a pay as you go feature version) that resolves this issue by downloading your whole WordPress website into the app.
This means that we can use almost all WordPress plug-ins in the app without any problems. This is the only way for many plug-ins to get them running in the app. Take the BuddyPress plug-in, for example. The BuddyPress is like "Facebook in a box" for WordPress. When you have a website that uses the BuddyPress network functions, you can create an app that allows the same kind of network.
Further integration are WooCommerce, Gravity Forms, as well as WooPress and more. The AppPresser allows you to work in WordPress to create the app, e.g. you can create a shortcut to a WordPress page called[app-camera] that inserts a gadget cam when you view the page in the app. It allows anyone with WordPress experience to create an app without prior knowledge of portable authoring.
When you want a portable app that works just like your WordPress page with a big money bill, I think AppPresser is the best choice. It' s the only way to integrate many different plugs without a lot of work. The AppPresser has restricted off-line capabilities and memory.
There were three different ways to create a portable app that would integrate a WordPress website. But if you want a bunch of customizations or a deeper WordPress interface, you may be upset. The creation of a user-defined app using the WP API and a skeleton like Ionic can provide you with a quick and high-quality app.
They can do almost anything you need to do, incl. creating off-line functions, customized designs and almost all the functions you need. When you need to incorporate WordPress plug-ins, you must always create everything yourself, e.g. forms with Gravity Forms. The integration of your customized WordPress codes in WordPress demands a thorough consideration of safety and a lot of customized coding.
AppPresser may be right for you if you are interested in an app that emulates your WordPress page and you use many customized plug-ins. It' a quick and cost-effective way to integrate your WordPress page into an app. There are three different ways to create your app, and each will help you find the best solution every one.