How to Set Up Google AMP on WordPress

You are going to learn how to setup Google AMP in WordPress. The Accelerated Mobile Page, or AMP, is designed to make your website load faster.

What is Google AMP?

AMP means Accelerated Mobile Pages, and it is a project owned by Google. The main purpose of this project is to make your content load faster.

Google Accelerated Mobile Pages, which is AMP, uses minimal HTML and limited Javascript to make your content able to be hosted on the Google AMP cache.

Setting up Accelerated Mobile Pages or AMP in WordPress To setup AMP in WordPress, there are plugins which can help you do it, and we are going to use the Google’s official AMP Plugin WordPress, which is free.

You will need to install and activate the AMP Plugin. After activating the plugin, you will see the AMP notification to setupwizard, Enter it to setup the wizard.

But if you can’t find the setup wizard, head to the top bar menu options and you will see AMP.

After entering the AMP, tap on it and you will see the settings option, then enter “Configure AMP” The AMP configuration wizard helps you choose the best configuration settings for your site.

Now tap on the wizard button to enable AMP on your WordPress site. Doing so, you will see a welcome message.

“Welcome to the Official AMP Plugin for WordPress.”

Now tap “Next “button that is appearing on the screen below. You will now see some options that ask you if you are technical or non technical.

Choose the non-technical check box and tap it. Next, But if you think you are technical or a developer that can handle AMP errors by yourself, then you can choose the technical option.

After tapping Next,You will be taken to choose the AMP template mode.

Choosing Google AMP Template Modes In the Google AMP WordPress plugin, it has three modes, which are standard, transitional, and reader mode.

Standard mode

In standard mode, all parts of your site will be AMP (except you choose some parts of your site not to use AMP) and your site will use a single theme.

The standard mode can be a nice choice if your theme and all your plugins are AMP compatible.

Reader mode will be better if you are not sure if your plugins and theme are AMP compatible.

Transitional mode

Using Transitional mode, your site will have an AMP and a non-AMP version, and both of them will use the same theme.

Transitional mode can only be good if you are able to solve any issues of AMP compatible errors on your site.

Reader mode

Using Reader mode, your site will have AMP and non-AMP versions, and each version will have its own theme.

If you don’t have technical knowledge or most of your plugins and themes are not AMP compatible, then the reader mode is the best choice for you.

Now that you have made your choice of which mode to use, let’s move forward to setup AMP on your WordPress website.

If you choose Reader mode, you will be taken to a section to choose your AMP theme. After that, you tap Next to review and save your changes.

That’s all for Reader Mode, but if you choose transitional or standard mode, you will not need to select a theme, because your current active site theme will be used.

After choosing transitional or standard mode, tap “Next” and press “Finish” to save your changes.

You have successfully setup AMP on your WordPress site.

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