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How to override a template file in AMP

The following are the steps to override a template file in AMP

Step 1:

Create a folder with the name “ampforwp” in your theme which you are currently using.

e.g: if you are using Twenty Seventeen theme then you have to create ampforwp folder in the twenty seventeen theme folder

The directory will look like


Step 2:

Add the file which you want to override in this folder.

For example: If you want to override single.php add your single.php in this folder and it will override the single.php of your AMP. ( Suppose you have Design-2 then this file will override the single.php of Design-2).

Similarly, you can override any file you want.

To make it easy, we have created a video also

That’s it for this tutorial!

We hope it helped you. If you have any feedback or questions, then please share them in the comments section below.


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Updated on April 27, 2020

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  1. This thing is not working for frontpage.php

    1. Hi Siddharth Verma,

      You can override template file for only this 404.php, archive.php, footer.php, functions.php, header.php, index.php, loop.php, page.php, search.php, single.php, style.php but if you want to add anything on the frontpage then you can use index.php and that will work for you but if you have issue/problem then let us know.

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