Joomla, the award-winning secure content management system (CMS), is a hot favourite with website developers. Over 2 million websites in the world have switched to Joomla, and there is a good reason for this transition. Joomla is a multi-lingual, multi-user and fully-extensible software package with endless customizations.
Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) is an open-source project that provides users with smooth and instantaneous loading of web pages. AMP technology is a hot pick too – due to majority of users browsing websites on their smartphones, there is a need for parallel loading of images and text on a website.
No pointers for guessing what would happen if you go for an AMP supported Joomla theme for your website. Two words – magnificent power.
There are only a handful of AMP supported Joomla themes on the web today. We have listed them for you.
This newspaper/magazine Joomla AMP template from ThemeForest is a good theme for a modest price of $19. With a fully customizable admin panel (Helix framework 2.5.1), one can create multiple different looks for their website. This theme has RTL language support and is great for blogs with viral news or magazine content. One may choose the default blog layout, or explore the list layout, or work with a combination of text and image layouts. NetToday supports a whole bunch of fancy widgets – carousels, sliders, buttons, flip box, accordion, timeline, pricing, charts, Google Maps, testimonials and Ajax contact forms. The theme has fully functional social feed modules (especially Facebook and INstagram).
NetToday is truly one of its kind – where else would you get over 800 Google fonts?
This is one of the oldest AMP supported Joomla extensions available in the market. Priced at 39 Euros, this extension has several key features like: automatic conversion from Joomla to AMP Html; automated AMP indexing with the web; in-built Google AMP cache; AMP lightbox; AMP socials; Joomla forms and many more. It is a highly customizable plugin and integrates beautifully with your CMS system. If you use JAmp, your website will load several times faster on smartphones, as there is a special lightweight version for mobile.
JM Amp from Joomla Monster, can be purchased for a decent price of $16. The plugin supports Joomla category blog, articles, AMP compatible modules, ads/classifieds, a subscription and technical support for a year. The plugin can work on iOS Safari, Android browser and Chrome for Android. You can also integrate contact forms and all AMP compatible modules. The theme is perfect for a blog or single AMP page.
Joomla + AMP themes are a rare combination to have in a website; nevertheless, they improve the performance of the website to a massive extent. We wouldn’t be surprised if this list grows longer and longer in the next couple of years.