Plugin Reviews

Official Add to Homescreen

Official Add To Homescreen plugin displays a callout to mobile users inviting them to add the website to the home screen.

11 reviews
Average Rating
5 out of 5 stars
Not able to icon add or change
By , for WP 4.4.2

Please help.I am not able to add or change icon

Is this a prompt only?
By , for WP 4.5

I installed the plugin and tested it. I got the callout with my test to add to the homescreen.
Is that all it does is just the on top bubble to prompt?
I was expecting that when I touched the bubble it would add the icon to the homescreen.
If it is not supposed to add the icon to the homescreen is there a plugin that does add a icon to the homescreen?
I would like to automate the process for users.

Works Great
By , for WP 4.4.2

Does as intended.

Great Plugin!
By , for WP 4.4.1

Here's my constructive review. It worked only once on very first use with same device. I changed the settings so that the "bubble" would display more frequently, but it never did. I also cleared all my history, powered the device off/on, deactivated and activated the plugin again, etc.

I'm using WP 4.4.1 with an OptimizePress site and it worked perfectly only one time and did exactly what was supposed to do on my iPhone; IOS version 8.1.1. The developer does state that the plugin is compatible with WP version up to 4.0, so perhaps I was pushing the envelope a bit :-) Also wondering if my other plugins are creating a conflict, so this warrants further testing.

The developer aslo indicates that it works on IOS devices and Chrome for Android, but quite possibly the plugin might also work on Chrome for Samsung Galaxy. In any event, I think you've covered a fairly broad universe of users.
I think this is such a valuable tool for users to keep an icon on their mobile desktops as a way to quickly access a website; similarly to accessing a native app.
Thanks also for the great instructions and plethora of options to customize how the plugin behaves. Someone else already mentioned this, but I also love the statistics feature :-)
Looking forward to future enhancements and the possible bug fixes as summarized at the top of this review.

Working on non-mobile version
By , for WP 4.3

I have this plugin installed at http://preachnet.com/freeindeed/

The plugin is working, but it is present on non-mobile devices. I assumed it would only show up on mobile, but it's showing up on all screens.

Am I wrong in assuming this plugin would only show the add to home screen feature on mobile? Is this plugin supposed to be installed on a mobile only site (and not a responsive site)? Or is there a setting I'm missing somewhere to make it only show up on mobile?

Working on IOS 9 Public Beta! - Very happy!
By , for WP 4.2.4

Did a Google search to find out how to do this manually, all went over my head and into the 'To-hard-basket'. Until I stumbled across this plugin. Nice and easy to setup, with plenty of options for customising if you wish. Also, love the statistics functionality! Will be rolling out this plugin for some exisiting and certainly all future builds with WP!!

Not working on IOS 8
By , for WP 4.1.2

I think it's not working on IOS 8.

Looks great! Minor bug notice..
By , for WP 4.1.1

So far this is working well! I did notice a small bug that's throwing a notice on line 29 in /includes/public.php wherein you're trying to pass a $slug var to the constructor (which you're not using). Looks like something that was meant to be removed. :)

By , for WP 4.0

Have used the standalone version of this previously, so kudos to the developer for creating this helpful plugin!

Love this!
By , for WP 3.9.2

Just wanted to let you know that I installed this today and it works like a dream. I knew about your javascript version before, but didn't really understand how to implement it, but your plugin makes the whole process a breeze!

One thing that would be handy is if it was possible to rename the title that shows under the icon on my iPad. At the moment it takes the site title, but that's long for SE purposes and ideally I'd just like to have a short title displayed. Is that possible? I don't know?

Either way, this is super-cool!

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