Best AMP Plugins for WordPress (and Woocommerce) Ranked

In this list, I’ll rank the best AMP plugins for WordPress (and Woocommerce) to make your mobile website insanely fast. With mobile browsing becoming even more prevalent the need to move forward with future developments is a must. The last thing you want to do is be left behind by the competition. With speed being a ranking factor, and the average attention span of website visitors growing ever shorter, you need to have a fast loading mobile website, or you could lose your advantage. So let’s kick off this list of the best AMP plugins for WordPress.

6. AMP for WP – Accelerated Mobile Pages

Despite its stellar almost 5-star review rating on WordPress.org, this plugin is full of bugs and was recently removed from the repository for a month due to a major security flaw within the plugin, which have recently been fixed. Of major concern was the silence of the plugin developers in informing paying customers and their disregard of the problems as only minor. But despite these issues, it still makes the list, but why?

AMP for WP is one of the easiest AMP plugins to configure, and it looks great out of the box. It requires very little effort to start making your mobile website fast. But if you want more out of this plugin it will cost you with almost every extension costing money. From my experience, the expense wasn’t worth it. From flawed Woocommerce extension code that caused a 500 error due to a missing opening PHP tag through to caching of the cart page, it proved to be too many problems for paid extensions.

If you intend to speed up your blog, have a look at this, but use with caution. I personally used this plugin in the lead up to Christmas on a Woocommerce store and it killed sales by making purchases impossible.

What I like:

  • Visually stunning
  • Easy to setup

What I don’t like:

  • Bugs – You will get AMP validation errors and they conveniently offer a paid service to fix this, even though it is a probem with their plugin
  • Support
  • Security
  • Cost of extensions

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5. Better AMP – WordPress Complete AMP

This is one of the newer plugins in the WordPress repository, and so far it appears to be doing quite well as far as the reviews are concerned. While it yet doesn’t offer the full range of options that many others do, it’s well on it’s way to being a great plugin.

Better AMP claims to be one of the fastest loading AMP plugins available, but our own testing shows that it seems to load about as fast as any other AMP plugin. Out of the box it seems to be fairly user-friendly and has a fantastic array of demo layouts to test on their website.

WIth great active support and an easy to use interface, this plugin is great for beginner and advanced user alike.

What I like:

  • Visually stunning
  • Support

What I don’t like:

  • No Woocommerce support

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4. AMP

Developed by WordPress and Google, among others, this is an entry level AMP plugin. When I say entry level, I don’t mean WordPress entry level. I mean AMP entry level. This plugin can pose complexities than many others on this list don’t that may see new WordPress users confounded.

Although it doesn’t look as good as the others on this list, and isn’t as easy to configure, this plugin will offer many benefits to a lot of bloggers. It also has a selection of extensions available for it to extend its functionality.

As a free option to speed up your WordPress website, this plugin is worth looking into, but don’t expect much support.

What I like:

  • Small list of free extensions
  • Developed by the best in the business

What I don’t like:

  • It feels like Ikea furniture to put together
  • Support isn’t great

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3. Weeblr AMP

This was my personal favourite for a while, but it lacks a few features that I see are a must for AMP pages.

The premium version of this plugin is one of the few that works with Woocommerce and works well. On activating you will get a visually stunning product page with one of the best add to cart features of any of the AMP plugins. It works with every page builder and has an option to remove any shortcode that may appear on the page once activated.

The problems with this plugin are few, but I see the ones that are present as major drawbacks.

Unlike many in the list, the plugin doesn’t give webmasters the option to redirect all mobile traffic to the AMP version. It does give you the option to redirect all traffic to the AMP version, but not the mobile-only visitors. When I raised this with the developer he saw it as a non-issue. For a large, complex and slow loading mobile website, offering a fast AMP experience is a must, and being able to redirect that mobile traffic can help significantly. It’s also not as easy to make other changes with many needing to be done in the source code.

If the mobile redirect is ever offered I’ll be switching back to this plugin due to its superior Woocommerce experience.

What I like:

  • Visually stunning
  • Fantastic add to cart popup modal (it gives users a visual indication that they did something on the page)
  • Ease of setup
  • Free and premium versions

What I don’t like:

  • No mobile redirect option
  • Doesn’t support a range of popular Woocommerce extensions

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2. All in One SEO Pack

If you want to kill two birds with one stone the All in One SEO Pack is the plugin of choice. Not only does it offer the SEO side of things, but it includes AMP as part of the package. This is the only free WordPress SEO plugin to offer this feature.

WIth an amazing 4.5 stars to its name, you’ll fall in love with its many features. While I could go on and on, I’ll stick to the AMP side of things, because this is why we’re here.

If you require additional features the team behind AIOSEO offer paid support and extensions. But if you are only running a blog the free version will suffice.

What I like:

  • Ease of use
  • Bundles with an SEO plugin

What I don’t like:

  • No Woocommerce support out of the box
  • Not as pretty as some others on the list

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1. WP AMP Winner!

The only fully premium plugin on the list is also the winner in my eyes. While it is a premium plugin, the $39 cost is well worth the investment.

This plugin has a lot that the others don’t, but it also lacks some that should be included, especially for a paid plugin.

Once installed this plugin is very easy to configure and includes Woocommerce support as well as Adsense and other ad code integrations in an easy to use manner. While it’s not as pretty as some of the others, it simply works.

One of the biggest problems with this plugin is the ugliness that it comes with when enabled. It’s not the prettiest AMP version on the market, and that may drive some people away. For Woocommerce it also has a clunky add to cart function that needs customisation and is not as good as many others on the list.

If you’re happy to do some custom CSS to make the AMP version look good then this plugin is the best. With a few customizations and some styling, it will polish up as well as the others visually. But if you want one that simply works, this is the plugin for you.

I had to make minor adjustments to the way my website works with a mobile redirect and some custom code for a cart page, but the results were worth it

What I like:

  • Ease of setup
  • Works with most popular Woocommerce extensions
  • Price
  • It works
  • Support

What I don’t like:

  • Add to cart needs improvement but can surprisingly be fixed with CSS
  • Visually uninspiring – It will need to be customized with CSS
  • Styling Woocommerce shop pages can be difficult for new users.
  • No AMP version for the cart page –  You can do this yourself with a simple snippet and a custom AMP cart page

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That wraps up our list of the best AMP plugins for WordPress. Every AMP plugin will have its key flaws and benefits. What may be good for one user may not be good for another. The key point to take away from this list is to get a plugin that you are most comfortable with, that has great support and won’t leave your website open to vulnerabilities.

Written by John Cook
I've been using WordPress for over 6 years and Woocommerce for over 4 years. In that time I have explored the depths of customizations and helped many online retailers grow and expand their business using the Woocommerce selling platform. My aim here is to help enable Woo users around the globe get even more out of their e-commerce platform of choice.