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How to add AMP to your WordPress Website

How to add AMP to your WordPress Website

Before we learn about integrating accelerated mobile pages to our blog posts, let us learn about what is AMP.

WHAT IS AMP ( Accelerated Mobile Pages)

AMP is an open-source library that provides an easy way to develop web pages that are lightweight, smooth, and load at a faster rate compared to a regular CSS page. AMP pages are just web pages that you can link to and are controlled by you.

In laymen terms, Google AMP uses only HTML( plain text) and minimum Javascript. Thus, reducing the load time of a website on a mobile device.

However, every coin has two sides. Similarly, even AMP has its advantages and disadvantages.

Pros of AMP

  • Rank your website in Google at a higher position vs non-AMP blogs
  • The efficient user experience for the users even on slower internet connection speed

Cons of AMP

  • Limited widget functionality
  • Sliders and other animations are not supported
  • Fewer adds are displayed

 

Setting up Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) on WordPress Site

The first thing you need is to install and activate a plugin called AMP WP – Google AMP For WordPress.

Once active, go the Configure General Settings as shown in the image below.

AMP settings

Choose the options you wish to configure and once you are finished, click on save changes.

Accelerated Mobile Pages Settings

After that go to the Layout tab and again select the configuration you like.

Google AMP Layout Settings

Now comes the final stage where you can customise your WordPress blog. To do that, Go to the Customize App Theme and select the layout you desire.

Customise AMP Theme Setting

Adjust the customisation as you wish, as there is not standard procedure to setup AMP themes and AMP pages.

*Note:  All your animations, sliders and other custom styles will be lost once you activate amp accelerated mobile pages.

To check if AMP is active or not, visit your website from a smartphone and check the layout or check the URL. For instance, your WordPress sites URL should be yousite.com/amp.

Note: To Deactivate AMP, Go to the plugin section in your Dashboard and deactivate AMP plugin.

If you are using Yoast SEO plugin, install and activate Glue for Yoast SEO & AMP. The Setup is quite simple and straightforward. For more help visit this link.

If you have any concern regarding the setup process, please mail me with me your query on contact@theasktech.com.

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