Published on January 9, 2017 by WPBeginner

Are you wanting to set up Google AMP for your WordPress website? AMP will make your website load faster on mobile devices. In this video, we will show you how to set up Google AMP in WordPress.

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Summary of this tutorial:

Google AMP is designed for improving the mobile experience for your site by showing a stripped down version of your site. There are pros and cons for setting this up for your site but it would depend on personal preference for if you should add it.

For installing the AMP plugin go under Plugins, Add New and find the AMP plugin.

Under Appearance, AMP you will be able to customize the look of your site for when users view it on mobile.

There are multiple customization options including colors and logos for the new reduced page of your site for mobile.

Once you have it designed how you would like, ensure you save your changes.

Should you want to preview the AMP page from your computer you would go to the post and add /amp to the end of the url.

Using the Yoast SEO plugin you are able to customize the design, colors, and other options for your AMP pages.

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30 Comments on "How to Properly Setup Google AMP on Your WordPress Site"

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Wild Web West, LLC
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Wild Web West, LLC
12 days 14 hours ago

WPBeginner, thank you for this very articulate article. I love that you covered both pros and cons. Overall I cannot imagine google producing a modern method that would preclude tons of advantages for businesses focused on quality mobile response to their products and services. I'm going to install AMP on a separate wordpress website that is stripped down and uses a generic theme, to test out how it impacts the mobile seo and conversions.

SelfSage
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SelfSage
1 month 2 minutes ago

Thank you 🙂

Benedict Yeo
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Benedict Yeo
1 month 1 day ago

Thanks for the great video! So once it's enabled, does all future mobile traffic to the website get directed to the AMP ver?

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WPBeginner - WordPress Tutorials
1 month 13 hours ago

It will not force a redirect but when users search for your site on mobile the amp version will show in the results rather than the other version.

Ali RJ
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Ali RJ
1 month 9 days ago

Hi. Once activated, does it make all pages amp-like or only pages that i select?

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WPBeginner - WordPress Tutorials
1 month 7 days ago

The explanation is in the written article: www.alexkras.com/google-may-be-stealing-your-mobile-traffic/ that we have linked on our article for this video

Ali RJ
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Ali RJ
1 month 8 days ago

Just curious! If it supposed to make the website load faster, why are they saying i might lose mobile traffic?

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WPBeginner - WordPress Tutorials
1 month 8 days ago

It sets all posts but not pages at the moment.

Just Dcall
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Just Dcall
1 month 20 days ago

Thank you so much..Good video..

Webiens
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Webiens
2 months 6 days ago

very good post

Tim Ottewell
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Tim Ottewell
2 months 28 days ago

If you have already have a responsive site, will it replace your mobile view with the AMP version?

Sampuj Roby
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Sampuj Roby
1 month 26 days ago

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WPBeginner - WordPress Tutorials
2 months 27 days ago

If they visit the amp version it will overwrite the mobile view

Nitin Saxena
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Nitin Saxena
4 months 24 days ago

Is there any video in detail so i can understand more this AMP on already working websites. I felt people are creating videos for AMP for Demo website nobody is showing implementing on actual working website which have proper url structure and data. Kindly help me out for this. I love the video anyway. The details and things are clear to me. Thanks for sharing. Here is my email id could you please help me out to learn more about this. I'm new with wordpress i also would like to learn from your video and you. Thanks in advance.

UDG Sounds
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UDG Sounds
4 months 25 days ago

Hummmm, I think I will stay away..

farhan khan
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farhan khan
4 months 27 days ago
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