What is Google AMP?
Do you want to make sure that your WordPress website is not taking too long to load? That the users are having a better experience using your site? Google Amp (Accelerated Mobile Pages) on your WordPress makes sure that your website pages load faster on your mobile phone.
Through fast loading websites you can improve your traffic handling. In this article, I will demonstrate how to set up Amp for your WordPress website.
How does google AMP works?
AMP works to check that the important part of the content is loaded faster compared to less relevant parts, like advertisements, to offer the users what they need as soon as possible.
Basically, all those things that are time consuming are stripped down and improved after the relevant part is rendered. AMP JS library practices managing loading resources and gives the user the highest possibility to render the page as quickly as possible.
Positive and negative aspects of Google AMP.
Positive side of google AMP
- Better users experience even those with slow internet.
- standardized mobile optimization.
- Faster page loading
- Better google search rankings
- Rendering what is important
Negative side of google AMP
- Strip down Advertisements
- Analytical complications
- Cache pages renders backed up pages not the latest version if it taking long to upload
Setting up AMP in WordPress
There are three ways in which you can install, we will go through all of them.
You can Install AMP plugins from https://wordpress.org/plugins/amp/
- Install through WordPress directory
Step 1: you need to go to the sidebar and click on plugin
Step 2: search the plugin you want to add and click install
Step 3: click on the plugin install and you need to activate it before using it.
Step 4: you are good to go!
you can use the plugin you installed after you have made sure its activated.
Uploading a plugin in WordPress
There are cases where the plugins you want are not in the WordPress directory and you want them to be added in your website. You can easily go to upload plugin and choose the file that you need and add the plugin you want. You would need to activate the plugin.
Manually installing through FTP
Though, in some cases you can be restricted by the WordPress hosting provider, that may limit you to install plugins. In that case you need to manually install plugins through FTP. Its not as user friendly as the above methods.
First download the plugin file and extract it.
then log in through your credentials and connect to your website
then you need to go to your extracted file and navigate to the folder /wp-content/plugins/.
right click the folder you want to upload and click upload
after that go to your WordPress admin area and activate your plugin.
you can visit your website by typing in your URL and adding /amp in the end like this
remember! http:// and https:// is read differently by google search so be sure to match with your website’s URL.
After completing installation of the plugin, either manually or through WordPress directory, you need to include it in your website.
step 1: First, navigate to your website and click customize
Step 2: click on AMP
Step 3: you can change the themes and the settings you want in you AMP mode. Don’t forget to save changes
You can visit your website by typing in your URL and adding /amp in the end like this
remember! http:// and https:// is read differently by google search so be sure to match with your website’s URL