Learn how to speed up your WordPress site for mobile users with Google Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP), properly enable them without any coding. We’ll guide you step by step…
Remember, your desktop version will work as usual. Mobile users coming from Search Engines only will see your AMP Version.
What are the benefits of making your site AMP compatible?
- People say it is one of the search ranking factors, why miss it?
- Your site loads blazing fast for mobile users, even on 2G networks.
- You’ll be in the race of mobile users market.
How to Enable AMP on WordPress?
It’s pretty easy now!
Team Automattic has developed a WordPress plugin with the name AMP itself, by installing it, your WordPress will have AMP version of articles. That version can be seen at www.yourblog.com/article-xyz/amp/. You just have to add /amp to the end of your article’s URL to view it.
When mobile users click on your article (from Google Search), they will be automatically redirected to amp version of that article. The desktop users will see your normal article as usual.
So let’s get started…
Installing the plugin
- Go to Plugins > Add New
- Search for “AMP” and install it. (It contains Automattic as plugin author’a name)
- Click on Install, you are half done.
- Now go to Settings > Permalinks > Click on Save Settings. (No, I’m not mad, just do it)
- You are completely done!
When you click on save permalinks, It creates the /amp/ version for that permalink structure.
Just add /amp at the end and see your article’s AMP Version.
Isn’t it very plain? (but it is fast)
Want to customize it?
Note: Yoast SEO Users, Make sure that you install the following plugin to do proper synchronization between metadata and AMP.
Customizing AMP Version
Glue for Yoast SEO & AMP – This is a free WordPress plugin developed by Yoast Team to support customization for AMP Version as well as to make your Yoast SEO Data compatible with AMP.
This is only for those who use Yoast SEO Plugin.
Go to plugins, add new, and install it as usually.
After installing, you will be able to view AMP Settings under Yoast SEO Menu in WordPress Dashboard.