Blog/ How to configure the AMP plugin for WordPress?

AMP stands for accelerated mobile pages. AMP is a standard put forth by Google. AMP pages are cached by Google on its servers and are very fast to load. Whenever a user searches on Google using mobile, Google shows the AMP page instead of the main WordPress page. Since the AMP pages load very fast, user experience is significantly better and Google favors these pages over normal pages.

Follow these easy steps to set up AMP on your WordPress site quickly:

  1. Open the dashboard from the top left on your website.Dashboard link in WordPress
  2. Navigate to the left side, scroll down and hover your cursor above Plugins, and click on Add New.Add new plugin link in WordPress
  3. On the top right, search for "AMP" and press Enter. The first result will be the "AMP for WP - Accelerated Mobile Pages" plugin. Click on Install Now.Install AMP for WP plugin in WordPress
  4. After installation, you will see an Activate button. Click on Activate to proceed further.Activate AMP for WP plugin in WordPress
  5. Now hover your cursor above Appearance and click on AMP.AMP link in WordPress
  6. You will be redirected to the AMP customizer page. From there, click on the Design tab to open other settings.AMP design link in WordPress
  7. From the settings you can tweak:
    • Text
    • Links
    • Background color
    • Light or dark mode
    • Computer, tablet and mobile view
    Once you tweak your settings, you can click on Publish at the top of the screen.AMP for WP publish button

After publishing the page, here is a mobile view of the page:

AMP page in WordPress

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