This plugin hasn’t been tested with the latest 3 major releases of WordPress. It may no longer be maintained or supported and may have compatibility issues when used with more recent versions of WordPress.

Progressive WordPress (PWA)


It has never been easier to add progressive web app features (PWA) to your WordPress website. It even supports Accelerate Mobile Pages (AMP) and is compatible with OneSignal!

Add to homescreen

Provide an integrated user experience!

Progressive WordPress makes it easy to encourage users to add your website to their homescreen. But that’s not all. It also allows you to control the display behaviour of your website so it will be shown without any browser elements. Just like a native app.

Offline usage

Make your website reliable. Even on flaky internet connections!

No connection? No problem. Progressive WordPress pre-caches all critical assets of your website, as well as all visited resources. So if there’s no internet connection it will serve the resources from the local storage. No more error downasaur!

Push notifications

Send push notifications from the WP Admin interface!

Keep your users engaged by sending push notifications!

You just published new content and you want to let everyone know? Why not send a push notification? Progressive WordPress has an integrated connection to Firebase that lets you manage registered devices and send push notifications to all or selected devices!

** Support for OneSignal**
Since Version 2.1.0 Progressive WordPress fully supports OneSignal. It detects if the OneSignal WordPress Plugin is active and uses their push messaging functionalities instead.

⚡ AMP ready

Progressive WordPress is the first PWA-Plugin for WordPress that also supports Accelerated Mobile Pages!
It precaches required resources, it adds special AMP caching strategies and it registers the ServiceWorker and the Web App Manifest also on AMP Pages.
Progressive WordPress currently supports AMP for WordPress and AMP for WP – Accelerated Mobile Pages.


This plugin does not use any Cookies. Also it does not collect any personal information without the following

Push notification

If the user subscribes to push notifications, the following informations will be saved inside the WP database:
* Browser and Version
* Operating System (and Version)
* Device
* Push Notification endpoint (a key that will be generated by the browser and the firebase server so push notifications can be sent)

Also if you send push notifications, those will be passed to firebase cloud messaging and they will send it to the client.


Progressive WordPress offers a lot of possibilities for developers the extend it the way you need it.


A development version of this plugin is hosted on GitHub. If you have any ideas for improvements, feel free to dive into the code:


  • Discover what's possible
  • Make your website installable
  • Create a Web App Manifest..
  • coding skills required
  • Manage the registered devices
  • create a push notification right from the admin intefrace
  • let the magic happen


  1. Upload the plugin folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory or install it from the plugin directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Done


Does this work on AMP sites?

Yes! Progressive WordPress is the first PWA-Plugin that fully supports AMP! Register ServiceWorker on AMP, Precache AMP resources, use AMP as your web app start URL.
It’s currently compatible with AMP for WordPress, AMP for WP – Accelerated Mobile Pages and can easily be configured for any AMP plugin or theme.

How can I use OneSignal?

By default, progressive WordPress uses google Firebase to send push notifications. Since version 2.1.0 it also supports OneSignal!

Progressive WordPress automatically detects if the official OneSignal plugin is active and let’s you use OneSignal instead of firebase.

Nothing happens after installation

  1. Are you using a device/browser that supports serviceworkers?

If they are both allright, please open an issue on


October 17, 2022 1 reply
Push notifications are broken for everyone even if you use OneSignal and still no correction. Last update was two years ago. The version 3.0 is announced for more than two years also, and still nothing is happening. We don't even have a roadmap for this new version (should not have announce it so soon if he couldn't make it) ☹️.
May 27, 2022
I tried almost all of them but was not happy with the result. Finally, I tried this plugin and works way more than great. Few clicks and it's done. Few minutes later is up and running
July 19, 2021
This PWA is great compared to the rest!! Only hope the developer continues the progress as it now has missed the latest WordPress version upgrades. Needs some improvements regarding Edge mobile browser support and recent push notifications.
April 17, 2021
This Plugin works great. Before i has "SUPERPWA", but its Crap. This Plugin here is much better and working.
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Contributors & Developers

“Progressive WordPress (PWA)” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


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  • Changed Text Domain from pwp to progressive-wp
  • added privacy information to the readme
  • short_name can now contain spaces
  • added WP Rest to caching strategies


  • Minor Bugfix (PHP Warning)


  • Fixed Push notifications


  • removed jQuery! It’s now only pure JavaScript
  • conditional JS / CSS loading
  • small stability improvements for the Site Icon
  • httpsify start url


  • AMP register ServiceWorker Bugfix


  • Improvements for service worker registration
  • Add to homescreen prompt fix


  • New Filter to adjust the Site Icon: pwp_manifest_icon
  • Fix for ServiceWorker registration inside subfolder
  • Multisite fixes for OneSignal compatibility


  • Multisite fixes for OneSignal compatibility



  • New caching strategy “Network Only”
  • ServiceWorker minify
  • Precache fixes


  • Complete UI over-worked
  • Settings renamed and rearranged
  • Manifest Icon is now the same as Site Icon
  • Added Workbox v3.4.1
  • Choose caching strategies for different request types
  • Offline support for Google Analytics
  • Future proof: Added support for the PWA feature plugin


  • Bugfix: Firebase Serverkey validation
  • Bugfix: upload images on settings page


  • messed up some SVN-deployment


  • added default settings on activate
  • Bugfix: Minifying JS threw an Uncaught SyntaxError


  • added default settings on activate
  • added UTM tracking for manifest starturl and push notification redirect url


  • required php Version is now 5.6


  • critical Bugfix: JavaScript error


  • Bugfix: better way to check if files have to be regenerated
  • Bugfix: PushPost not always registered
  • Improvement: new manifest icon sizes


  • Bugfix: CSS z-index for notification button


  • Bugfix: Pushpost labels
  • fixed spelling mistakes


  • Stable version 1.0.0
  • added multisite support
  • Pushpost: send push notifications right from the post edit screen
  • Added translation: de_DE
  • Added translation: de_CH
  • push button color input-type improvements
  • add JS vars as wp_add_inline_script


  • added a latest push log
  • added a debug log
  • using WP_Filesystem API instead of php file_put_contents
  • Added “orientation” to manifest
  • Added colorpicker to settings
  • Fix: is_ssl() improvement


  • Bugfix: featured image could not be changed if push notifications are enabled


  • Bugfix: prohibit console error if sw not supported


  • Added offline content
  • select front page as offline Page
  • Improvement: better hex check for manifest colors


  • Bugfix: notification Button always visible


  • Added push notifications!
    • let the user manage their subscription
    • manage all registered deivces
    • send push notifications to all or specific devices
  • added ad status checks
  • force the browser to unregister all other serviceworkers
  • minor bugfixes and improvements


  • you can now change the manifest start_url
  • Bugfixes


  • changed offline indicator
  • added better instructions
  • codepattern improvements


  • added offline indicator
  • Grammatical changes by Mark Howells-Mead
  • “installable” is now optional
  • Manifest Icon has to be png and min. 144x144px.


  • Initial version