AMP installation and setup guide
AMP (Accelerated Mobile Pages), are a stripped down form of HTML designed to be lightweight and serve mobile content much faster than regular pages. Search engines favour AMP pages when searching on a mobile device, as these pages load quicker than the full site.
Step 1 - Install AMP and AMP theme
We recommend using
composer as it will install all dependencies and libraries needed, run the following composer commands to install the module and theme at the correct version.
composer require 'drupal/amp:2.1'
composer require 'drupal/amptheme:1.1'
AMP installs a newer, incompatible version of the
Masterminds HTML5 library, so version
2.3.0 of this should be installed:
composer require masterminds/html5:~2.3.0
Once the module and theme are downloaded, enable the module through the UI or using
Step 2 - Setup AMP sub-theme
- Create a sub-theme of the AMP theme, as per traditional Drupal practice. This theme will contain all of your AMP styling and templates.
- Once created, install the theme through the UI or using
drush, but don't set as default.
- Navigate to
AMP sub-themeand scroll to the
- Check the
Generate templates onlycheckbox. This setting prevents Site Studio from generating styles for this theme.
Step 3 - Enable AMP view mode
Enable the AMP view mode on your content types you want to configure for AMP:
- Navigate to Manage display of a content type
- Scroll down to
Custom display settingsand open the accordion
Step 4 - Setup AMP settings
To configure and setup AMP:
- Navigate to
Set your custom AMP theme
Power User: Run the whole HTML page through the AMP library
This will run the whole HTML page through the AMP library and convert HTML tags to AMP compliant ones.
Step 5 - Test AMP configuration
On the AMP configuration page click
Test that AMP is configured properly.
The test page should look like the below:
Navigate to a page and add the following parameters to the URL:
This will display the AMP version of the page and provide debug information within your browsers console.
If you see no content on the AMP version of the page, you may find that the layout canvas field is disabled for the the AMP view mode of your content type.
Content types >
[content type] >
Manage display >
AMP to enable it.
You may also need to perform a rebuild to regenerate your templates (
Site Studio >
Developer tools >