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Add to home screen WP Plugin

Add to HomeScreen WordPress plugin invites your readers to add your blog as an icon / web app on home screen of their iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.

This plugin uses Add to home screen's Cubiq script to place a floating balloon inviting the user to add a website to their home screen as a standard iOs application. It's a good way to retain visitors coming to your blog, especially if you don't want to develop an expensive application just to let them read articles of your WordPress blog.

The floating balloon is compatible with iPhone/iPod touch, iPhone4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPhone 5S and iPad.


Thanks to the functions of the Cubiq script, there are many features and allowed customizations:

  • Message: type the message that you want inside the floating window. If you don't custom the message, the script checks the user's locale and shows a default message in an appropriate language. You can also force a language.
  • Animation: drop, bubble or fade.
  • Delays: before showing the message and its duration.
  • Expire: minutes before displaying the message again.
  • Touch icon: icon of your app but also image while your app is loading.
  • Show to returning visitors only: to only target returning visitors and not irritate first time visitors.
  • Some CSS customizations (font-size and line-height): use with caution.

Additional features:

  • Custom the title of your application.
  • Show message on homepage only or on the entire blog.
  • Non responsive theme settings: the plugin is optimized for responsive WordPress themes. However, if you don't have one, you can find a way to display the message by filling out values that are recommended for non responsive templates in the plugin options page.
  • Choose between using Safari as your app browser or fullscreen mode with custom navigation bar.


Check a demo in my blog (load it on an iPhone for instance).

Read more and documentation on my blog
En savoir plus et lire la documentation sur mon blog


This plugin provides support for language translations. Help me to translate it by notifying me in comments and I'll add your mo/po files to the official plugin.

Available languages: English, French and German. Thanks to Julian for the German translation!

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Requires: 3.0.1 or higher
Compatible up to: 3.8.17
Last Updated: 3 years ago
Active Installs: 4,000+


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