What are the errors exactly?
Errors showing up in Google Search Console:
- External stylesheets not supported, except for whitelisted font providers.
What this means is that the Linked AMP version is invalid and it won’t appear in Google Search results. This tutorial covers fixes for both errors.
Check the screenshot below and you might have got the same…
If you do not want to read the rest of the article, I have prepared a step by step video guide on fixing the issue. Have a look at it,
In case you are a super reader then read along to follow the steps.
Before going there we need to understand,
What is AMP?
AMP (Accelerated Mobile Pages) is an initiative to make web pages faster and more compatible across different devices and browsers. It is lead by AMP Project.
Google supports AMP Project and provides tools and guidance to integrate AMP web pages with Google tools such as Search and Analytics.
How to fix?
For W3 Total Cache you need to activate the AMP extension. This will remove all the custom JS and CSS from the AMP pages. Let’s see how.
Log in to your WordPress Admin Dashboard and hover your mouse on the Performance menu. I am assuming you have W3 Total Cache plugin installed.
You should see the Extensions option on the menu. Click on it.
Activate AMP if you have not done it already. W3 Total Cache comes built-in with the extension. You just need to activate it.
That’s it. Now clear or purge your cache and go back to Google Search Console and do a Live URL testing of your failed AMP page. Check out my video. You should now see that the error is gone and your Linked AMP page is valid now and available for indexing by Google.
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Link to my Youtube video: https://youtu.be/Luy1P1g7BEc