With the Google’s new Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) coming out, some people would wonder if you have to be a big publisher to take advantage of it. The good news is, you don’t have to be.
The feature is already live for some articles on major media properties, such as Vo, The Verge, BuzzFeed, and some others, have all signed onto the efforts that aim to speed up the mobile web dramatically. Another company has signed on to develop a plugin to the AMP standard, namely, WordPress, the web’s most popular CMS. With the plugin, WordPress publishers will be able to create AMP versions of posts with a single click.
This is what WordPress said in a blog post,
“We believe that open source is one of the most powerful ideas of our generation. We strongly and actively support a free, open internet. We’re very happy to support an open source initiative like AMP, which brings publishers and technology companies together to make a better mobile experience for everyone.”
The plugin is brand-new, and as such, WordPress is asking for help working on testing it out and working out any bugs it may still have on a Github page. You can see the feature in action by checking it out on this post. Keep in mind, that AMP enabled pages only work on mobile search, and not desktop. Sorry desktop users!