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

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King Evil
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King Evil
20 days 9 hours ago

thank you so much

Akshay Naik
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Akshay Naik
23 days 1 hour ago

is it necessary to install both AMP by automatic and AMP by yoast .Or anyone will do??

Akshay Naik
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Akshay Naik
23 days 1 hour ago

Thank you so much !!

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WPBeginner - WordPress Tutorials
23 days 1 hour ago

It's not required, it just is a helpful addition

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brainsci
24 days 23 minutes ago

This video uses an older version of Glue for Yoast and AMP, which supported pages and posts The current version does not support pages. (07-2017) If your WordPress Site uses pages, then this method will not work.

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brainsci
8 days 1 hour ago
I've since learned that AMP by automatic and AMP for WP – Accelerated Mobile Pages By Ahmed Kaludi, and Mohammed Kaludi, TOGETHER, let the user create AMP pages. However, the process is not automatic. They create an interface on the edit page that lets you paste the contents of your WP pages into a field that then becomes a AMP page. Of course what's wanted is a plugin that filters out all the codes that aren't AMP compatible. AMP is still a fairly new design standard, and the plugins aren't up to it yet. It's still cut-and-paste and then tweak… Read more »
John Lockwood
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John Lockwood
8 days 10 hours ago

brainsci Do you use AMP at the moment with any other plugin that supports both pages and posts?

Ali RJ
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Ali RJ
1 month 2 hours ago

thank you for your video! what i did not understand why we losing traffic on mobile.

עופר לנגר
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עופר לנגר
1 month 10 days ago

Thanks for a great video! Where can I find more AMP templates?

Wild Web West, LLC
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Wild Web West, LLC
2 months 5 days 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
2 months 23 days ago

Thank you 🙂

Benedict Yeo
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Benedict Yeo
2 months 24 days 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?

Amy Davis
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Amy Davis
5 days 2 hours ago

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Doug Demagistris
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Doug Demagistris
25 days 23 hours ago

Mine keeps landing on a redirect page. How can I get this to go away and have the amp posts loadd automatically?

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WPBeginner - WordPress Tutorials
2 months 24 days 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
3 months 1 day ago

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

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WPBeginner - WordPress Tutorials
3 months 4 hours 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
3 months 18 hours 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
3 months 1 day ago

It sets all posts but not pages at the moment.

Just Dcall
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Just Dcall
3 months 13 days ago

Thank you so much..Good video..

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