A Faster Mobile Web for All WordPress.com Users: AMP Is Here

Accelerated Mobile Pages are now available for WordPress.com and all self-hosted WordPress sites.

Your sites are about to get even faster on mobile devices: starting today, WordPress.com sites support Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) – a new initiative spearheaded by Google to dramatically improve the speed of your pages loading on phones and tablets.

The best part? WordPress.com users don’t need to do a thing. AMP works automatically, loading a lightning-fast version of your posts. This means readers will get your content even faster on mobile when they come to your site from Google search, or news apps like Nuzzel.

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To see AMP in action on WordPress.com, check out this article, or see a Google search demo at g.co/amp.

Speed matters on the web. AMP is an open-source framework that allows browsers and apps to load your sites quickly on mobile devices. See the AMP site for more details on how it works. We’re proud to be a partner in this initiative.

And if you have a self-hosted WordPress site, we’ve got you covered too. Here’s a free AMP plugin – click here to install it.

Expect to see more apps and sites embracing AMP in the weeks and months to come – and as a WordPress.com publisher, you’re ready right now.


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  1. K. Renae P.

    Something that was already fast just got faster? I’ll take it!

    Liked by 11 people

  2. Jonathan

    Excellent work – just tried it on my phone.

    Liked by 9 people

  3. Kyzrael

    Nice! Speed is always good🙂

    Liked by 6 people

  4. susielindau

    That is such great news! Google takes loading time into consideration, so I worked on that yesterday. How ironic! Thanks, WordPress.

    Liked by 6 people

  5. Chris Lauzon

    Reblogged this on Chris Lauzon's Blog and commented:

    How awesome is this y’all?

    Liked by 8 people

  6. violeta velickaite

    It’s great!

    Liked by 7 people

  7. AgrikMasters

    Good, I will try it.
    Kudos to WordPress.com , kudos to Google!

    Liked by 6 people

  8. Orit.Sha

    Thank you !!!

    Liked by 6 people

  9. ismailimail

    My site does not seem to load any faster on mobile. Am I missing something, you may be able to check?

    Liked by 4 people

    • Mark Armstrong

      Thanks for asking! Your normal mobile pages will load when you visit your site directly — but different sites (like Google search) and apps that support AMP can direct users to AMP versions of your page. You can see an AMP version of your posts by simply adding /amp/ to the end of your post URLs. Hope this helps!

      Liked by 3 people

  10. Golf is Mental

    Well done!

    Liked by 2 people

  11. wildtuscanybushcraft

    👏🏻👍🏻🔝 WordPress !!!!

    Liked by 1 person

  12. Prose and Possibilities

    Super grateful, I get notifications immediately!

    Liked by 2 people

  13. Musings of an empiricist

    Perfect as ever!

    Liked by 1 person

  14. Widdershins

    Cool! Thanks WP.😀

    Liked by 2 people

  15. Limbani Bhavik N. (@LimbaniBhavik)

    it’s really helpful…

    Liked by 1 person

  16. sharmashreya020

    Thanks. I am new to this blogging world and I am already getting it faster on starting note. Cool.

    Liked by 1 person

  17. vikashvaani

    That’s Great News. An the best part is that we as WordPress users don’t need to a thing. The number of mobile users are increasing day by day. This will really help us a lot.

    Liked by 3 people

  18. masxmarvel

    Hope this works with windows 8. phones. I always get a message to upgrade browser or use old version. keep up the great work!

    Liked by 2 people

  19. Zaia

    Google has emailed me saying that 5 of my website’s pages do not comply with amp. Will you fix any issues that come up?

    Liked by 3 people

  20. Philip Philip

    Really great news very nice !!! Great work…

    Liked by 1 person

  21. Blender Fox

    Then can you explain why I got an email from Google saying my WP hosted blog was failing AMP verification checks?

    Liked by 1 person

  22. Indomoto

    I just got an email from Google, saying that “Google systems have detected that some of your AMP pages do not meet our guidelines and will therefore not show in Google Search AMP-related features. The following report provides examples of pages with errors”

    I don’t understand the AMP syntax, so I really don’t know what do.

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    • Mark Armstrong

      We’re aware of alerts that some users are receiving, and we’ve been working closely with Google to resolve any issues as AMP rolls out. Thanks!

      Liked by 2 people

  23. BlogRankSEO (@blogrankseo)

    This is Fantastic News, I like it

    Liked by 1 person

  24. zarkana2016

    Its really good news !!Excellent work I just try in my phone.
    Thank you !!

    Liked by 1 person

  25. BOLDista

    Awesome writeup of getting up-to-speed with AMP on WordPress.

    Liked by 1 person

  26. Universestuff

    Hey thanks for sharing that informative post

    Liked by 2 people

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