AppPresser – Mobile App Framework


AppPresser helps website builders make iOS/Android mobile apps out of WordPress sites simply and quickly.

AppPresser allows you to use a WordPress site as an app, including access to device features such as the camera, contacts, and more.

This plugin is not an app-creator in itself, it helps connect your app to WordPress. You must create an app with our app builder, then install this plugin on your WordPress site.

What this plugin does:

  • Is the base code for integrating your AppPresser app with your WordPress site
  • Activates AppPresser code and theme when your site is viewed in an app
  • Modifies WP-API requests to add featured image urls, used in the app
  • Adds ajax functionality used in other AppPresser theme and plugins
  • Adds a settings page

How do I use it?

  • Purchase a plan on AppPresser
  • Install and activate this plugin on your WordPress site
  • Follow the instructions in our documentation


  • AppPresser admin options page.


  1. Upload AppPresser to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Navigate to AppPresser settings page to configure


Installation Instructions
  1. Upload AppPresser to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Navigate to AppPresser settings page to configure



This plugin has a ways to go. Expect only extremely basic functionality out of this. Support has been non-existent to a paying customer of the highest plan. Documentation is scattered in many places on the website and often lacks key information. They used to have a super helpful support forum but that was shut down. Troubleshooting is a joke.

Depending on your needs, if you’re a developer, it might be worth going directly to the ionic framework product that this plugin is based off on.

Purchase this plugin with caution.

Unable to configure settings

As per the documentation to configure Plugin Settings, we need to
login into But the site doesnt have any option to register a new user.

Best WordPress to App plugin by far

Like anything, you get out of AppPresser what you put into it.

The latest version 3 brings ionic design elements and complete integration of the WP API to allow quicker app page loads from the website. The lastest version also streamlines user experience by allows more robust and easy to use offline assets for even faster interface.

Developing your app can be as simple as complex as you want to make it. There is a built in preview device (requires https hosting) which makes editing and reviewing style and design changes quicker than ever.

You can connect the AppPresser to your phonegap build, app store and google play accounts, and generate from the dashboard the build file and submit for publishing all from the same place. So much easier than it used to be (you know what I mean if you ever dealt with key generating and versioning)

No easier way to build a content rich, web driven hybrid app based on wordpress. Literally have an app in an hour. Once you get used to the workflow and feature set, with a little creativity and minimal HTML/CSS you will able to do some amazing things.

This plugin os a joke

Well the core of this “Framework” seems to be the template Ion which is based on the Ionic framework. AppPresser is just a REST API.
Try it if you want to introduce your self to the phonegap world but DON’T BUY the product cause you will be wasting your money. There is no support at all, the developers play with you for weeks without giving an answer and at the end you have to figure out the solution by yourself.
Try to learn Ionic instead

Lots of bugs

Lots of bugs, not suitable for production environment.

Upgrading to v3 requires to rebuild the apps, it’s really inconvenient.

$499 is expensive.

Support is not good.

Worst app ever

There’s no support for this plugin as you can see in support section, no topics have been answered for more than one year.
Many people have asked that why AppPresser doesn’t allow scrolling in most of themes and it seems they have no answers or fixes.
On the other hand, the app made by AppPressr allows external links which makes it a browser rather than a website-exclusive one.

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Contributors & Developers

“AppPresser – Mobile App Framework” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.




  • Add: filter hook for login/logout strings
  • Fix: properly handle appp_login_redirect filter
  • Fix: URL updates to v3 docs
  • Fix: add success boolean in ajax login response
  • Fix: deprecate safe_mode from system info
  • Fix: update language template apppressser.pot


  • Make the BuddyPress avatar available to the app if it’s set
  • Add more details to the system info


  • Fix Facebook connect removing app theme cookies
  • Update language .pot template


  • Fix PushWoosh deep linking for Android
  • Add System Info to admin settings
  • Misc. bug fixes


  • Support for WMPL translations in apps
  • Fix Android deep linking for AppPush
  • Parse URL query from infinite scroll


  • Improve infinite scroll
  • Make logout with ajax available
  • Add Avatar to ajax login response
  • Use mobile friendly password reset codes
  • Fix admin styling for checkboxes
  • Bug fixes
  • Update EDD SL


  • Bug fixes to help activating licenses


  • Add back javascript upload settings for v2
  • Remove extensions feed page


  • Big changes for AppPresser 3 AppPresser 3.0
  • Many plugin settings have been deprecated in version 3. If you are still using version 2, settings have been moved, but are still the same. You do not need to make any changes.
  • New settings for version 3: site slug and app ID
  • Integration with WP-API for AppPresser 3


  • Display a message when the getCurrentPosition timesout when getting GPS location
  • Fix notification alert for iOS


  • fix redirect on settings page


  • Fix customizer compatibility issues with WordPress 4.7
  • Add filters for custom login/logout redirects
  • Add class for links to open In-App Browser and close it on pause to force stop audio/video on Android
  • Fix custom links for PushWoosh notifications for Android
  • Fix opening external media on touch events


  • Fix bug for geolocation places
  • Add l10n variables for AppPush
  • Fix displaying HTML in customerizer
  • Fix notification variables changes from PushWoosh plugin


  • Send open/close keyboard events to AppAds
  • Allow externally linked images to open in the In-App browser
  • Send open/close keyboard events to Ion and AppTheme to help fix copy/paste issues with iOS


  • Bug fixes
  • Allow translatable text
  • Show the KeyboardAccessaryBar on iOS
  • Add fb_id param for AppFBConnect
  • Add a custom callback for fb login


  • Add options to IAB
  • Optionally allow external links to not show the app theme, forces a page reload on return
  • Improve logic when using In-App browser for external URLs to decifer relative links, tel: and mail:
  • Fix click events related to the .swiper-container for AppSwiper
  • Read device id whether it is a string or object
  • Make AppAds check each OS separately for existing ad settings
  • Fix expired license message


  • Add the ability to use AdMob ads in the AppAds plugin
  • Bug fix: improve logic of comparing domains when opening the InApp browser


  • Enqueue jQuery to fix missing localized variable ajaxurl for AppTheme and Ion theme


  • Fix events triggering prior to iframe not yet ready
  • Clear iOS badges on app launch
  • Fix iOS bug for URL target for _system when target is IMG
  • Bail AdMob init when no ad codes are set in wp-admin


  • AppGeo bug fix for empty lat and long on checkin


  • Quick start admin settings
  • Verify THEME_SLUG
  • Add external-media class to open URLs using the Google Docs previewer
  • Kill videos on Android pause event


  • fix links with the ‘external’ class that have the same domain as the site to open in the InAppBrowser.


  • fix go back button for Android
  • add filter for Facebook graph fields
  • fix AppPresser_Logger error for multisite
  • remove wp_cron for AppPresser_Logger and use alternate method to turn off logging


  • Give developers the ability to uploads custom js files for the app in the WP Admin
  • Add AJAX login to #loginform modal (requires also updating AppTheme and Ion theme)
  • Add js to recognize css class ‘system’ to set a link’s target to ‘_system’ so links open in Safari or Chrome
  • Fix external links that should open in the In-App Browser
  • Other bug fixes


  • New features to enable offline app capabilities
  • Moves cordova files from the website to the device
  • Bug fixes


  • Include phonegap files for 3.7.0
  • Add 3.7.0 option to admin settings
  • Remove logging from multisite
  • Improve the logic around creating the log file
  • Add an admin nag for log file which each admin can dismiss
  • Fix log file URL
  • Verify backbutton event before calling maybeGoBack
  • Fix typos in readme files


  • Add noGoBackFlag feature to allow any app to stop the mayGoBack function (appbuddy 0.9.9 initially)
  • Fix Android back button when ‘disable dynamic page loading’ is enabled


  • bug fix: Android back button


  • Remove static homepage option from customizer
  • Add option for posts on mobile homepage
  • Standardize text-domains
  • Add logging for debugging and customer support


  • Stop youtube videos on app exit
  • Fix undefined index error
  • Add ajax functions for AppTheme


  • Support for Facebook Connect extension
  • Remove unneeded files


  • fix license activation bug


  • add back missing front page setting


  • fix broken customizer link


  • security fixes


  • Roll back script optimization to fix push notifications and other bugs


  • Fix for splashscreen hide


  • Enhancement: optimize cordova scripts to only load when needed
  • Moved app menu settings to theme customizer exclusively
  • Hide app splashscreen on load
  • Misc bug fixes


  • Fixed annoyance of settings page not returning to the tab you were on when you clicked ‘save.’
  • Enhancement: New filter, “apppresser_sanitize_setting_$key” for registering your own sanitization callback to override AppPresser’s.
  • Enhancement: New filter, “apppresser_field_override_$type” for registering your own field type view callback to override AppPresser’s.
  • Enhancement: Added CMB. Settings API will be re-worked in next versions to use CMB.


  • Bug Fix: App-theme settings were not getting displayed if the theme was not active (despite being set as the App-only theme)


  • Bug Fix: Theme_mod settings would get the non-theme_mod setting warning asterisk if no value had been saved to them yet.
  • Bug Fix: If the “Load AppPresser for Admins Only” setting was not checked, the theme customizer would try to activate the app theme from the customizer.


  • Enable theme customizer for the App-only theme while theme is not active. There is now a link to customize the theme below the select dropdown.


  • Enhancement: New filter apppresser_theme_settings_file that allows you to set the location of your theme’s AppPresser settings registration (so your settings show when the theme is not active). Will fallback to looking for appp-settings.php file in the theme root.
  • Enhancement: New filter apppresser_notifications, allows other plugins/themes to add their own notification count.


  • Enhancement/Bug Fix: Don’t delete license keys and other options if a particular plugin is deactivated at the time of saving.
  • Enhancement/Bug Fix: AppPresser “App only theme” option now works with child themes.
  • Enhancement: Add a apppresser_tab_top_$tab hook to match the apppresser_tab_bottom_$tab hook.

  • Remove “App only theme?” front-end error.


  • Extensions submenu highlighting available for AppPresser add-ons.
  • Addressed some pre-PHP 5.3 notices.
  • Bug Fix: White-screen on the front end if selecting a theme in the “App only theme?” setting that does not support AppPresser. An error will now be shown.
  • Improvement: appp_get_setting() now accepts a fallback option like get_option().


  • Bug Fix: plugins_loaded firing too early causing conflicts with other plugins.
  • Improvement: Check child theme for app-settings.php file as well as parent theme.
  • Improvement: Added method for loading AppPresser theme despite aggressively cached web hosts.


  • Bug Fix: Conflict causing other themes to appear to need an update.


  • Bug Fixes
  • Add theme updater and updater API
  • Better styling for “MP6”


  • Release into the wild!