Is your website optimized for mobile? Discover how to make your pages AMP. Use the Official AMP plugin, tailored to integrate with all the features you love in the Newspaper theme.
How to install and activate the AMP plugin
We’ve removed the previous AMP plugin as it was built on the initial launch implementation for AMP. The latest updates for the plugin opened up new possibilities for your website and we’ve made all of them available for you.
Mobile Theme integration
Now, AMP is integrated into the mobile theme plugin for faster results. You can benefit from all of the functionalities designed for small screens devices on your AMP pages. The mobile theme settings are AMP compatible, while the mobile theme transforms your AMP pages into beautiful layouts.
Choose one of the 3 Mobile Theme and AMP settings that best fit your project:
- Mobile – Displays content using the Mobile Theme on small screen devices (no AMP)
- Mobile+Amp – Displays content using the Mobile Theme on both mobiles and AMP
- AMP – Uses the responsive version of the theme on small screen devices and Mobile Theme only on AMP.
The Mobile Theme plugin is AMP native which means that all the Menus, Search button, Backgrounds, Colors, Excerpts, Ads, Custom code, now work with your AMP pages. You can find all the AMP plugin settings under the Mobile Theme settings from the Theme Panel.
Please read our official Mobile Theme Plugin Tutorial to learn how to set all of the above.
Speed is the key
Speeding up Ads is a great way to boost performance. The Newspaper Theme brings you an intelligent ad system. It also works for AMP advertising, making your ads more visible. Newspaper Theme comes with six spots where you can place ads. See the Mobile Theme settings to configure them.
There is also implementation available for Adsense Auto Ads for AMP now. You can now integrate such ads in the AMP ads section right from the Mobile Theme settings.
Tracking is important
With the AMP implementation, you can track your site traffic even on AMP content. All you have to do is access the Theme Panel > Mobile Theme > AMP Analytics, and paste your Google Analytics code. This section allows you to place the AMP Analytics code in the template header so you can track user interactions with AMP pages.
For the AMP Analytics Code to function correctly, please use the following implementation:
Using the SEO best practices and the recommendations of Yoast SEO plugin author, this solution is designed to work seamlessly with the Newspaper theme. You can verify that everything’s working properly, using the browser emulator or the AMP testing tool.
In order to see a preview of your amp template, simply add “/?amp” at the end of the URL and the theme will render the AMP preview.
To avoid any AMP error, we recommend disabling the admin bar for AMP pages from the official plugin settings.
Important note: the “supported templates” settings enable or disable AMP for specific templates. Make sure the template you want AMP to use on is active in this screen and make sure the Website mode is set to “Transitional”
You can also enable or disable AMP for specific posts, pages, categories, etc from the WordPress editor so you have better control over specific localized activation
The tools enhance the capabilities of your website to give you a new definition of performance.
Mobile pages should be light and fast! This way, they can keep the reader engaged and maintain return visits into favorable values. You can get a higher rank in Google search with the AMP pages and quality content. Thanks to the instant loading, the time spent on page increases, as well as the CTRs, and the bounce rates drop consistently.