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This article was published on February 24, 2016

WordPress goes all-in with Google’s speedy pages project, enabling it for everyone

WordPress goes all-in with Google’s speedy pages project, enabling it for everyone
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Owen Williams

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Owen was a reporter for TNW based in Amsterdam, now a full-time freelance writer and consultant helping technology companies make their word Owen was a reporter for TNW based in Amsterdam, now a full-time freelance writer and consultant helping technology companies make their words friendlier. In his spare time he codes, writes newsletters and cycles around the city.

Google Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP), launched to the world this week, and it’s got a big partner announcing support for the format today: WordPress.com.

Automattic, the company behind WordPress.com, said today that it’s enabling AMP by default for all WordPress blogs. That means that hosted WordPress users will get super-fast page loads when visitors come to their sites from Google results and they don’t need to change anything.

The idea behind AMP was to create an open-source framework that publishers could contribute to that would help speed up the mobile Web.

WordPress has also made a plugin available for self-hosted users that automatically converts content as well.

AMP is enabled by default for all WordPress.com users from today, and you’ll start seeing speedy results in Google search results with a small lightning bolt next to them to indicate that they’ll load faster.

You can see an example of an AMP page on WordPress.com in action here.

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