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A Faster Mobile Web: WordPress.com Updates for Accelerated Mobile Pages

Google has brought the ultra-fast AMP pages to its search results — and WordPress.com users will be ready.

Earlier this year we were proud to announce that WordPress.com users’s sites would automatically support Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) — a new open-source project spearheaded by Google to dramatically improve the performance of web pages on mobile devices.

Now, here’s the big news: Google has just announced that it is bringing AMP pages to all of its global search results — and WordPress.com users’ sites will be ready.

Our latest update to WordPress.com gives you even more control over your site’s look and feel on AMP pages. Just go to your My Sites section, go to Settings > General and look for the AMP section. There you’ll be able to customize your AMP design, including the header text color, link colors, and a dark or light color scheme.

AMP Design Settings

If you prefer to disable the AMP pages, there is also an option to turn off the feature.

Disable/Enable AMP

For users with a self-hosted WordPress site, you can also download our free AMP plugin. Go here to install it.

Tens of millions of WordPress sites now have AMP pages, with page load speeds up to 89% faster than normal in some cases. It’s great for your readers and followers, as faster loading times mean they’ll get to your content sooner, even when they’re on the go. We’re excited to have you try it out!


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  1. Simon

    This is great! 😃

    Liked by 5 people

  2. Clarissa

    Well, thank you WordPress.com!! Anything that helps me in the search engines is something I’m excited for. The Customizer is cool, too. 😚

    Liked by 7 people

  3. homeomart

    Our Theme does not probably support it…I cannot find it in General settings…what should I do …install plug in? Thanks

    Liked by 3 people

    • Allan

      Hi! No plugins required 😉 AMP is actually enabled by default for all public sites. If you’re using the old Dashboard, you can edit the design from the menu under Appearance > AMP. Otherwise, you’ll need to go to the “Calypso” side of your site by visiting WordPress.com and going to My Site > [Click your site] > Settings > then, under the General tab you’ll find a section called AMP. From there, click Edit Design.

      Liked by 2 people

  4. Praveen Sisodiya

    Great update! Looking forward to edit it.

    Liked by 3 people

  5. Patrick Albrecht

    Thank you so much for all the updates and innovation you’re doing, you guys rock!

    Liked by 2 people

  6. Om Kicau

    Awesome.
    But when wil AMP also applies to the pages (not only posts)?

    Liked by 2 people

    • Allan

      Hi there 😉 AMP for WordPress Pages is a feature we’re considering for a future update but right now, Google is prioritizing published (or dated) content.

      Liked by 1 person

  7. Collector

    Unfortunately, I don’t see any AMP section within “Settings/General” menu. It is present in “WP Admin/Appearance/AMP” hierarchy, but it doesn’t work at all. Is AMP active for WP’s Choco theme? Where can I really turn on it for this theme? Thanks.

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    • Allan

      Hi there! Yes, AMP is actually enabled by default on all public sites. If you’re using the old Dashboard, you can edit the design from the menu under Appearance > AMP. Otherwise, you’ll need to go to the “Calypso” side of your site by visiting WordPress.com and going to My Site > [Go to your site] > Settings > Under the General tab, scroll down and you’ll find a section called AMP. From there, click Edit Design.

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  8. David Boles

    Your full support of AMP is exhilarating! Moving forward means change and speed and you make it super-simple to makes our entire blogs faster!

    Thank you!

    Oh, and it took me a moment to find the AMP setting. I use the old backend Admin interface and I had to switch to the “New Blue” workspace to enable this feature.

    Liked by 3 people

    • Mo Jangda

      Thanks for the kind words! AMP is actually enabled by default on all public sites. If you’re using the old Dashboard, you can still get to the Customizer from the menu under `Appearance > AMP`.

      Liked by 5 people

  9. David Boles

    Mo! Thanks for the link in the old dashboard! It doesn’t look like you can turn off AMP from that customization screen, though. I can’t imagine why anyone would want to turn off AMP, but you can toggle an AMP switch on the “Blue Side.”

    Liked by 4 people

  10. Chiradeep

    Thanks WP for making me what I am and what we all are today… 😘

    Liked by 5 people

  11. Naftali chirchir

    wow, that is more than wonderful, let me try this at home

    Liked by 4 people

  12. hannamollman

    Amazing! I bet that this will help many people with their WordPress journey! It sure helped me!

    Liked by 5 people

  13. 🌺Dina Safitri🌺

    Thanks, i’ve already costumize my AMP this morning..

    Liked by 6 people

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