Last updated 30/102017
What is AMP
AMP stands for
Accelerated Mobile Pages, this amp service is an open source that is supported by technology companies like Google and Twitter, the primary purpose of creating such project is to make web contents load 2x to 5x of the average speed of a web page for mobile users.
Web pages for free load slow despite the effort of every web owner speeding up their sites.
What is the reason for disabling the AMP service on word press?
This tutorial is not a forced activity after reading through this resume you change your view about the AMP service.
Whether you want to disable the feature or not the choice remains yours,
You can decide to change your mind in future, or maybe you have issues after enabling the AMP service on your website, that’s why this article is here for at any time you want.
There has been little complaint from influenzas bloggers around the world
First Alex Kras who claimed that Google may be stealing your mobile traffics if you enable Google AMP on for your website read through his article and you will see why he said so.
And now second is Terrence Eden which in his article he talked about switching from google AMP is going to be a difficult task to carry out, a that you might decide to change your mind in the future.
This is further reasons why you might want to disable google AMP
Low user engagement
Google AMP makes it hard for you as a website owner to have social engagement with you and your users on your blog.
This way users are unable to share your article this renders your opt-in widgets useless, the user views comments, and much more.
Minimal page views by mobile users.
As we all know that AMP does not show your web layout which includes navigation bars, widgets, content features. Therefore website owners experience dropped in traffics AMP also have a close button which after readers finish reading articles they opt back to google search, instead of checking for more articles to read.
This is a very detailed step for you on how to disable the AMP for your website.
Please be rest assured that you need to follow this step carefully.
Grab a cup of coffee and rest your nerves
Now let’s start with a sneak peak.
Step 1: Removing the feature on word press.
Now before you enabled the AMP feature for your word press site, you must have installed a couple of required plugin for your to start.
All the plugins have the same necessary setups even if you are using different plugins.
Now the very first thing to do is to de-activate the plugins properly by locating it and clicking on the de-activate amp link button under it. This step will disable the amp feature on your website.
Redirecting AMP articles to non-AMP.
In step 1 we disabled the AMP plugin automatically it will remove the amp version of your articles from the website, let alone its not enough if you already have Google AMP enabled for more than 7 days (1 week ) the reason is this, Google might have crawled if not all, then maybe little portion of your articles and cached them in their index which will keep showing the AMP versions of your items in search results on Google.
The only and possible way to fix this problem is by redirecting those articles for users coming from AMP to non-AMP pages. Isn’t that a significant step you are taking?
I will show you in the detailed way to do a proper redirection of Google AMP articles to non-AMP articles.
First, download the redirect plugin
goto your WordPress dashboard>Plugin page>Add new>
- Go to upload plugin
- choose the file from the saved directory
- Now open or press the enter button
- Upload the file and activate it.
After activating the plugin,
Go to tools » redirection page for setting up the redirects.
This step is essential.
Add the following line in the source URL field.
Locate the target URL field, and add your website’s URL as seen below
Change zethag.com to your domain name.
Next, check the RegEx checkbox and select the Redirections from the drop-down menu.
The last step saves your changes by clicking the Add redirect button.
Visit the AMP page on your site to see if the redirection is working correctly.
That’s it, and you’re done.
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I hope that this article has helped you to remove the amp pages correctly from your WordPress site.
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