These days, we live in a world of mobile.  Because so many people are using mobile devices and smartphones, site owners have to think about how quickly their web pages are loading in order to satisfy the user.  On top of that, the effects of slow page speed have been correlated to a decease in overall revenue and an increase in page abandonment.

Because of how sites have been performing the last few years, they have come to expect mobile sites to load just as quickly as their desktop counterparts.  It was concluded by Amazon, one of the largest online retailers, that even one-second lag in page load speed accounted an annual decrease of $1.6 billion.

It’s no surprise that accelerated mobile pages (AMPs) are becoming the big standard for how a fast-loading page should be built.  AMPs, which uses a pre-render, can load 15-80 percent quicker than standard mobile pages without compromising functionality.  There are several content management systems (CMS) that can be used to implement AMP, and each comes with its own ease of use.  WordPress can be an excellent test environment for previewing what your AMP page might look like.

There is an article, written by , which is a quick, seven-step guide that allows you to enable AMP for WordPress.

[Check out the full guide on Search Engine Land]