How To Enable Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) On Your WordPress Blog?

If you are familiar with Facebook‘s “Instant Articles”, then Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) is almost the same, but this is for the entire process which happens through Google and other sources.

Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) Project is an open source initiative that aims to provide mobile-optimized content that can load instantly everywhere.

In this article, we’ll share how you can enable AMP on your WordPress(.org) blog and how it’s beneficial to your blog’s performance as well.


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Enable Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) On Your Blog

Install this WordPress plugin called ‘AMP‘. This is WordPress’s (Automattic) official plugin for Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP). Few months back WordPress announced their support for AMP to improve performance of the mobile web.

If you have activated this plugin, then almost all the posts (not pages at the moment I guess) automatically gets AMP-compatible versions. You can access those versions by appending /amp/ to the end your blog post URLs.

Default Blog Post Permalink URL:⁄

AMP Blog Post Permalink URL:

You should remember that this won’t be visible to all your mobile visitors. AMP consumers such as Google Search takes care of this and they convert the posts.

Why Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) Are Important?

Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) are basically a skin version of your blog layout. It gives a minimalistic layout with major focus only on the content. We all know Google considers your website loading speed as one of the key factors for search rankings.

I decided to test the loading speed of our blog post and compare the same with an accelerated mobile page. For this, we picked a blog post with has detailed content with images and videos. We tested our Grammarly review post on Pingdom tools. As you can see below, our default blog post gets a loading speed of 4.20 seconds (it was a big post), whereas the AMP gets 1.95 seconds. Almost half the loading speed in this case. The difference is very essential here, considering the increase in mobile usage these days.

Without And Without AMP Speed Check

You can see how the default mobile version of our blog post looks (vs) the AMP version of our blog post looks. They put the content in their optimized framework. Google will soon announce ad support for AMPs. This is not the final look of the AMPs, but you will get the opportunity to customize it according to your blog’s original design layout soon I guess.

Enable Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) On WordPress Site

Popular brands like Google, Twitter and WordPress openly support the Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) Project. The WordPress plugin is still under development, so we can expect more advanced features this year. It’s worth to enable Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) on your website or blog, moreover, it’s free and handled by Google for better mobile web experience.


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Do let us know if you have any issues or feel free to share your opinions in the comments below.

9 thoughts on “How To Enable Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) On Your WordPress Blog?”

  1. That’s cool Pradeep. I didn’t checked for WP plugin as AMP is not yet available. Useful to do research on AMP on blogs and make them ready when AMP is fully available. Any way i heard for some people AMP is giving problems. thanks for the post.

  2. Thanks For share great article,

    I am seeing this at Google search console too but I don’t know how to configure. Google explain manual method in their blog but they did not mention about wordpress usage as we are running wordpress site this post really helped to optimized.

    Thanks Pradeep…

  3. I have had serious problems while activating Accelerated mobile pages on my blogs so I suggest not to activate it, rather have your own theme or use WP-Touch. WP-Touch works just great and it also serves the purpose with a beautiful design and everything works so nicely.

  4. Wow I can’t believe this. There is a big difference in loading speed using AMP and without AMP. I want to try this for my blog. Thanks for sharing this info.

  5. This is great. Another way to help optimized blogs. I am seeing this at Google search console too but I don’t know how to configure. So glad you shared this post.


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