Five advantages of establishing connectivity with Application Passwords

Jun 17, 2021 | Mobile App Builder, WooCommerce App Builder, WordPress App Builder

AppMySite now enables you to connect your website and app using WordPress Application Passwords. This marks a change in the way we connect your website and app on AppMySite .

Earlier, AppMySite could only access limited functionality from your WordPress website. This meant a lot of your website’s functions were not ported to the app.

Now, both WordPress and WooCommerce users can establish connectivity using WordPress Application Password support. This opens up more avenues for connectivity between your website and app with our mobile app builder software.

This article covers five advantages of establishing connectivity on AppMySite using Application Passwords.

First, let’s understand the concept.

What are WordPress Application Passwords?

Third-party plugins and applications interact with WordPress using REST APIs.

Put simply, REST APIs enable some of your website’s plugins to interact with WordPress and view website data like posts, pages, products, and more. AppMySite, for instance, uses the official WORDPRESS REST API to show your website content within the app.

These REST API interactions essentially take place through HTTP requests. To make sure third-party applications don’t have to make an API call publicly, WordPress accepts a unique token in the authorization header. This token basically protects the REST API call and enables WordPress to validate & process the request.

In the WordPress 5.6 rollout, Application Passwords were introduced. Application Passwords allow WordPress users to generate a unique token which can be used to authorize an API request.

To establish connectivity on AppMySite using Application Passwords, you have to generate a unique token on your website’s admin panel and copy it to your AppMySite account.

How does establishing connectivity with WordPress Application Passwords help?

If you take a look at the Connectivity module in your AppMySite account, you’ll see a section to establish connectivity with Application Passwords.

There are many advantages of establishing connectivity with Application Passwords.

Here are five reasons why you should choose to establish connectivity and convert WordPress to mobile app with application passwords:

#1: Login & signup for all website types

Earlier, login & signup support was available only for WooCommerce site owners. If you chose ‘Ecommerce’ or a related variant as your website type, you could add login & signup screens to your app.

For website types like blog and CMS pages, onboarding screens were disabled.

By connecting your website and app with WordPress Application Password support, you can add login & signup screens to the app for any website type. You can ask users to login or signup to your app even if your website type is blog or CMS pages.

User onboarding is an important part of every app experience. Depending on your business model, you may need your customers’ contact information for a variety of reasons. You can design and add login & signup screens irrespective of the type of website you choose.

#2: Support for custom post types & taxonomies

Many third-party plugins on your website create custom post types and taxonomies. These taxonomies could not be ported to the app earlier.

By connecting your website and app with Application Passwords, you can show custom post types and taxonomies created and managed by third-party plugins. If you’re using an LMS solution, directory plugin, or any other tool which creates a custom post type on your website, you can now sync it to your app as well.

You can show custom post types in your app by adding them to your website’s side menu. Once you import your website menu to the app, the custom post type will appear as well. You can choose to either show the custom posts in a basic native view or a webview. The option to configure this is available under Posts in the App Settings module.

Also read: An introduction to WordPress taxonomies: All you need to know

#3: Improvement in Language Support add-on

The Language Support add-on is designed to translate your app to the default language of your WordPress website. With WordPress Application Support, the add-on will now be able to automatically detect the default language of your website.

You can thus seamlessly translate native app strings like button texts, fields, and labels to your website’s default language. If you plan on translating your app to another language, we recommend you establish connectivity using Application Passwords.

If the language of your website is currently supported by the add-on, the translation will be processed instantly and automatically.

You can visit our Language Support add-on page to learn more about the languages we support.

#4: Greater connectivity between website and app

Greater connectivity between website and app

Earlier, AppMySite could only access a limited part of your WordPress website. This meant that it was not possible for you to port some of your website’s functionality to the app.

Besides getting the core functionality of WordPress and WooCommerce, it was difficult for you to sync additional features on your website with the app.

Application Password support strengthens the connection between your website and app. It enables you to get support for a number of plugins that create custom post types on your website.

#5: Efficient technical support

AppMySite has a dedicated support team that provides assistance in case you run into some issues. Technical issues generally arise because of the way some settings on your website are configured. This makes the resolution process a little longer.

With Application Password Support, it becomes easier for us to diagnose the reason why your website and app are facing issues. This makes the technical support you receive efficient and fast.

In case you’re facing a technical issue and wish to contact our support team, it is a good idea to first establish connectivity with Application Passwords. This will make it easier for our support team to resolve any issue you face.

In conclusion

Using a free Android & iOS app maker like AppMySite, you can easily create an app for your website without coding.

It is no longer necessary to take complicated courses on how to build an app. You can leverage your website to create and launch your own app to Google Play and App Store.

This article covers the five reasons you should establish connectivity on AppMySite using WordPress Application Password support. Keep in mind that support for Application Password is available for plugins with version 3.0.0.