How to Add a Mobile Chat to Your WordPress Site

If you’re reading this, I assume you’re either a marketer or tech enthusiast. Perhaps you’re even both! If so, you’ve probably been thinking about developing a mobile app for your WordPress site, or perhaps even starting a blog or website with a mobile focus. Maybe you’ve even got one, and you’re just not seeing the success you hoped for. Maybe you’re even considering shutting down your site and moving on to something else.

If this sounds like you, don’t worry. You’re in good company. WordPress has a thriving community of entrepreneurs, developers, and marketers who are constantly exploring new ways to grow their business, reach their audience, and make their life more enjoyable. This article will teach you everything you need to know about creating a fully-functional mobile chat for your WordPress site.

Why Should You Develop a Mobile Chat App for Your Site?

The truth is, not everyone is happy with the standard means of communication used on their site. Email is great for sending bulk communications to specific people, while SMS or push notifications are the most popular ways to reach your audience.

However, there is a large section of the market that wants more. Those people use messaging apps such as Skype, WhatsApp, Viber, Facebook Messenger, and even Slack to connect with friends, colleagues, and customers. (That’s right, businesses are now using chat apps to connect with their customers too!)

If you’re looking to expand your audience, incorporate new monetization strategies, or just want to make your life a little easier, you should consider developing a mobile app for your website.

How Can a Mobile Chat App Help Your WordPress Site?

With a mobile chat app, you can create an additional platform for business communication or socialization. This could be a place for your employees to converse with customers or other employees, provide customer support, share company updates, or simply have a fun conversation.

With a mobile app, you can also integrate a sign-in to your site using a standard username and password. This will make it much easier for your site visitors to interact with your content or services on the go. It also allows you to provide a richer user experience by storing any relevant information about the user, such as their name, email, and delivery preferences (i.e. Skype username and phone number).

By creating a mobile chat app for your site, you’re also ensuring that the content you share is accessible no matter what device is being used. Chances are, some of your site visitors will have access to mobile devices, while others will have access only to tablets or laptops. With a mobile app, all of your content is accessible through a single interface, so your users don’t have to worry about finding the right URL for an article or video when on a mobile device.

Where Can I Go Next?

After you’ve developed a functional mobile chat app, the next step is to integrate it into your site. To do this, you’ll need to visit the WordPress dashboard and look for the App menu item. Once you’ve found it, click the Get App button to get started.

WordPress will now display a screen with a link to the App Store or Google Play. Here, you can choose which platform you’d like to install the app on — iOS or Android. Once this is done, click the Install button to begin installing the app.

Now, when you log in to WordPress, you’ll see a new menu item appear. From here, you can add more functionality to your chat by installing additional plugins.

What Are the Most Popular WordPress Plugins For Adding a Mobile Chat?

In case you’re curious, here are three of the most popular plugins for adding a mobile chat to your WordPress site.

  • AWeber
  • Accordions
  • Audio Plugin

Let’s dive into the details.

AWeber

If you’re looking to add a quick and easy way to communicate with your customers, look no further than the AWeber plugin. (Hint: If you’ve been paying attention, you may have seen this plugin in action on one of our blogs.)

With AWeber, you can create an affiliate marketing business with just a few clicks. Once you’ve installed the plugin, you can choose to promote a specific product, service, or event from within your WordPress dashboard. When a customer clicks your affiliate link and makes a purchase, you’ll earn a commission.

AWeber is one of the most popular WordPress plugins for adding a mobile chat, mainly because it’s so easy to use. All you need to do is create an account (if you don’t already have one) and then enter a username and password. From there, you can access your affiliate dashboard to begin promoting products.

Accordions

If you’ve got an accordion in your website’s header or footer, you’re probably wondering how to use it to its full potential. (Hint: You can do this by viewing our online store on mobile devices.)

For those unaware, an accordion is a type of collapsible panel that opens up like a book. When an accordion is expanded, it has a set of horizontal slats that can be rotated. This creates a series of compartments where you can fit all kinds of content, from long blocks of text to web graphics and even videos!

One of the disadvantages of an accordion is that it can only be used in a limited number of places, mainly on the page’s header or footer. However, if you’ve got a space in your site’s sidebar, you can use an accordion to display any kind of content, in a vertical format.

The best part about Accordions is that it’s incredibly easy to use. Simply locate the place on your site where you want the accordion to appear and then click the plugin’s button to install it. From there, you can style the text and add images to the slats to create a vertical space for your content.

Audio Plugin

Music is vital for any kind of party, and it doesn’t have to be only fun music. If you’re looking to use audio in your WordPress site, there are several options to choose from. (Hint: If you’ve been paying attention, you may have seen this plugin in action on one of our blogs.)

The audio plugin allows you to add audio files to your posts and pages. For example, you could use this plugin to play audio clips from interviews or lectures you’ve recorded or to play music during your site’s downtime.

The best part about the audio plugin is that it’s incredibly easy to use. Simply locate the place on your site where you want the audio to play and then click the button to get started. From there, you can add files, select a playback device, and even change the audio’s volume.

Final Takeaway

Whether you’re in the process of building a brand new site, or you’re just looking to improve your existing one, adding a mobile chat is an easy way to take your user experience to the next level. Simply create an account on a popular chat platform, such as WhatsApp, Viber, or Skype, and then follow the instructions given by WordPress to get the app installed on your site.