Turn Webflow websites in Progressive Web Apps

Can you add the ability to upload two files a manifest.json file and a serviceworkers.js file to the location where the website is hosted. (these files are extremely small). Once we can upload these 2 files, we can add a couple of javescript lines to the header of each page, and we can start taking advantage of the Progressive Web Apps (PWA's). When a website is PWA compliant, we can start using local cache so websites load even when there is no internet. In Africa everybody access the internet through a phone, but a signal is not always available, when we use local cache they can still see the website without internet connection (of course they need to visit the website before when there is internet)

Also when the website is PWA compliant, it can act like a native app on your cellphone.I exported a website from webflow, added two files Manifest.json and serviceworker.js and added 10 lines of code in the header of each page, and the website became WPS compliant. No other change are needed.

  • Erik Vanderlaan
  • Aug 31 2018
  • Reviewed
  • Patrick Luzny commented
    7 Jun 08:03pm

    This strikes me as a low effort, high-reward feature to implement, given the nearly 1,000 (as of this writing) votes.

  • Gregory Brewton commented
    24 May 03:58am

    This is pretty much a necro post at this point, but here it goes: Webflow is the only site builder I use. I always built all of my sites and applications from scratch. Most (not all) are Mongo Express React Node stack because of the flexibility and control and, most importantly, the ability to build for the web and have a platform-agnostic app on a phone or desktop. I've built a few PWAs by hand, so I know it can be a pain, but I would love to see this feature. My clients would love it, and would likely be willing to pay for it.

  • jåW dîN commented
    22 May 01:47pm

    "Reviewed" in 2021... what's the next step? 🤞

  • Ruhan Carlos Bortolanza commented
    13 May 02:45pm


  • Yannick Caron commented
    5 Apr 01:22pm

    This would be awesome since I love using Webflow to design and build web-apps. the only thing is that turning a webflow project into a pwa is such a hassle now. You have to either use progressier, webviewgold or any other solution that i might not be aware of.

  • Misericorde commented
    19 Dec, 2022 02:04pm


  • Simon commented
    26 Sep, 2022 01:50pm


  • Sebbe IK commented
    13 Jul, 2022 09:44am


  • Reece Ward commented
    8 Jul, 2022 04:51pm


  • Guest commented
    18 Feb, 2022 05:07pm


    You can transfer you site to GitHub automated, where you can setup custom scripts OR you can use the intelligent prefetching feature which allows you to have a website available offline without any service worker!



  • L F commented
    18 Jan, 2022 05:32am


  • Sandro Hagen commented
    24 Oct, 2021 09:24am

    Come on let's make root directory access happen for this! Its 2021 and soon 2022! :-)

  • Maximilian Mäser commented
    6 Oct, 2021 05:54pm

    They should just add the option to access the root directory to make us create a service worker!

  • Lucas commented
    14 Sep, 2021 12:22pm

    This seems a MUST have in 2021. Let's do it !

  • Guest commented
    29 Jun, 2021 11:57am

    In Africa everybody access the internet through a phone, but a signal is not always available, when we use local cache they can still see the website without internet connection (of course they need to visit the website before when there is internet)









  • Jayden Watene-Zelezniak commented
    29 Jun, 2021 04:02am

    "Reviewed" !!!

    Please let's make this happen! So many clients here in Australia are looking into PWAs at the moment and having this option will provide so much value to me as a freelancer and them as a business.

  • Roarke Clinton commented
    25 Jun, 2021 09:47pm

    So this wishlist item "has been reviewed"! What now?

    When can I expect to publish PWAs!???

    Its 2021 - lets do this

  • Abel Garcia commented
    25 Jun, 2021 12:46pm

    This is a nice and powerful feature to add...!!!

  • John McCarley commented
    20 May, 2021 06:55am

    I understand that PWA's may not be part of your roadmap nor the company goal, but a simple workaround would be allowing root-domain-level file uploads.

  • Roheel Shafique commented
    26 Jan, 2021 05:22pm

    Please add this feature ... in the mean time can anyone guide me what is the alternative to this, if you wanna stay with Webflow

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