The 5 Best AMP WordPress Themes for 2018

Monday, 18 June 2018

Looking for a theme that works with the new Google AMP technology?

All of the themes featured here are fully compatible with this new technology for creating lightning-fast websites on mobile devices. Since AMP themes can fit any niche, we’ve included a variety of themes from magazines and online news sites to business templates.

I hope you’re excited to Google your site and load it quickly with an AMP layout.

You should also check out our mobile WP themes collection for more themes.

AMP WordPress themes

As AMP-enabled themes, these templates look great on mobile devices. However, they also look good on smartphones when viewed without the AMP technology. In addition, all of these themes are either new or updated recently, so you can expect them to work great with the newest versions of WordPress.

Here are the top picks for WordPress AMP-ready themes.

  • 1. Publisher by Better Studio (Themeforest)

    Publisher AMP news theme

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    Theme Description

    Publisher is a very popular and highly customizable magazine WordPress theme. While the screenshot above is a good representation of Publisher’s style, there are so many more possibilities. You’ve got to check out the demos!

    You can create an entirely custom homepage by rearranging and adding/removing sections promoting posts based on tags, categories, or popularity. In fact, there are 42 pre-made demo sites showing off this flexibility. You can auto-install any of these demos to make your site instantly look like any of them.

    Regarding AMP, Publisher does a wonderful job with the integration. This feature is extra important for news sites that publish time-sensitive information, so the rankings boost page speed improvements from AMP will give you a nice competitive edge in the SERPs. As an added bonus, Publisher also works with Facebook Instant Articles.

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  • 2. Fona by Clever Soft (Themeforest)

    Fona AMP eCommerce theme

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    Theme Description

    Want an AMP-friendly eCommerce WordPress theme? Fona has gorgeous product pages that adapt effortlessly to fit Google’s AMP content guidelines.

    If you’re looking for a modern design, Fona will be a great choice for your eCommerce store. It uses a minimalist and mostly flat design with a few uber-modern touches like the pillowy drop shadows around buttons and other callouts.

    Font is also hugely customizable. There are 12 demo sites showing off how flexible the template is. In addition, you can use an automatic installer to set up your site just like any of the demo sites including all the same content in just a minute. It also bundled a few premium plugins to add drag-and-drop page building, slider creation, and responsive mega menus.

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  • 3. Soledad by PenciDesign (Themeforest)


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    Theme Description

    If you want to create a unique site or build multiple websites, you should check out Soledad. This multi-concept theme is incredibly customizable and can be adapted to any niche. And of course, regardless of how you customize the theme, it will remain AMP compatible.

    You may be wondering, how can Soledad be so customizable? This power comes from its integration with the Visual Composer plugin which gives you a drag-and-drop interface for making your own page templates. Soledad includes dozens of page elements that you can add and reorder to make new pages. You can then reuse any template you make on as many pages as you want.

    Due to the massive amount of options in this theme, it may be overkill for a small site. You should know that learning how to use this theme will take a little extra time. However, because it’s so adaptable, you can reuse it over and over again on new sites and create completely different designs.

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  • 4. Jannah News by Tie Labs (Themeforest)

    Jannah News

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    Theme Description

    Jannah News is another incredibly customizable news theme like the Publisher theme also included in this list. One thing that makes it stand out is that it has a lot of the standard features you’d expect in a modern WordPress theme, but there are also a lot of cool, unusual features.

    Jannah News has a built-in integration for sending web push notifications. You can also display the local weather in the header of the site, feature trending articles, and make videos sticky so they stay visible as visitors scroll down the page.

    As you’d expect, Jannah news looks great on AMP-enabled pages and the regular mobile display. There are pre-made demos you can auto-install and there’s even an importer for copying over customization settings and data from other themes by Tie Labs and other Themeforest authors.

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  • 5. Chap by WebSevenDev (Themeforest)


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    Theme Description

    Chap is a simple and customizable theme you can use to create an AMP-ready WordPress theme. It has a variety of demo sites available showcasing how it can be used for different niches.

    If you’re a developer, you may appreciate that this theme is built with bootstrap. This will make it easy and familiar to customize with a child theme. If you’re wondering how to add the various sections featured in the demo site homepages, those can all be added with shortcodes. Chap has loads of shortcodes that you can add into any post or page to include interesting and dynamic site elements.

    Another cool feature in this theme is the WooCommerce compatibility. You can use this integration to add an eCommerce store to your website complete with a shopping cart and beautiful checkout page.

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Which AMP theme is best for you?

If you’re looking to create a news or magazine website, you’ll want to consider Publisher and Jannah News first.

For an eCommerce theme with AMP compatibility, you can’t beat the Fona theme.

Chap is a good choice for a business theme and for everything else you should try the customizable Soledad multi-concept WordPress theme.

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