Google AMP on WordPress in less than 128 words

Google AMP is a publishing technology that allows you to create web pages that load almost instantly on mobile phones.

You need to create another version of your site that meets amp project standards. Once you've done this, your AMP site will have its own URL ( and will be compatible with web browsers such as Chrome, FireFox and Safari.

To set up my wordpress site I went into Extensions – Add and I typed the keyword "AMP" I install
ed and activated the official AMP extension released by AMP Project Contributors (more info on the plugin here:

In the AMP-General tab you can set up how the plugin works:

The plug-in can be configured to follow one of three different model modes: Standard, Transitional and Reader.

In standard mode, you use AMP as a frame for your site and there is no need to create separate AMP and non-AMP versions.

In Reader and Transition modes, a given page will have a canonical URL and a corresponding (paired) AMP URL. The AMP plugin does not serve as a mobile theme; it does not redirect mobile devices to the AMP version. Instead, the AMP version is presented to mobile visitors when they find content on platforms such as Twitter, Pinterest, Google Search and others.

Reader mode only supports AMP delivery for posts, pages and other types of publishing, while Standard and Transition modes support the entire site in AMP format.

The Web explained in less than 128 words

The Internet is a computer network, the Web is a network of information that are connected by hypertext.

The web server provides information when asked: queries that are made by web customers.

The browser allows you to view the information, it sends an HTTP query over the internet.

The search engine responds with a list of urls. Web pages contain HTML describes the structure and content of the document. The CSS style sheet contains the shape of the code.

The browser interprets HTML and CSS and the user-readable poster. The search engine robots are called "spiders" and they browse the web pages and their links: they do website crawling.