Google crawlers now put special emphasis on the load time of a website and that’s why a faster loading website is preferred by content producers.The more a website is optimized for speed, the higher it will rank on the first page for your desired keyword, resulting in more relevant traffic and thus more conversions.
A faster website also saves users more time and they are more likely to explore it for longer periods.
The WordPress theme that you use on a website plays a major role in improving the load time. A well-coded theme, using minimal resources will load your website faster and improve user experience.
But, as WordPress has thousands of free themes, it is difficult for beginners to find one that is easier to use and has lightning fast page-speed.
So, to help them, we tested a few dozen WordPress themes and shortlisted 10 that showed the lowest page-loading times.
Let’s check them out.
The theme has a unique design that helps your readers focus on what really matters. It also supports various post formats that stand out from each other. The theme is completely SEO optimized and will definitely help you rank higher in the search engines.
The MH Magazine theme is more than just fast. It is fully optimized for search engines, especially for text-rich websites. The site is perfect for magazine websites and personal blogs and other editorial projects.
Nexus offers highly responsive designs that fit various screen sizes. The epanel allows users to change different elements of the theme without even touching a single line of code.
Divi is arguably the most popular WordPress theme builder. Its real time design allows users to see the changes they are making to their website instantly. It comes with 46 different design elements that help users create almost anything they imagine.
The theme comes with a minimalistic design that makes the content stand out. It comes with a clean interface that provides an exceptional user experience. The theme is ideal for photography websites where users want to showcase their portfolios.
Sober is a reliable WordPress theme for establishing successful WooCommerce stores with a simple, clean and unique design. Users can create beautiful homepages with the theme’s 12+ predetermined homepage templates.
The Core is a fast-loading WordPress theme. It comes with 17 variations – available with demos – which makes it suitable for almost any type of website. The core is also WooCommerce compatible.
You must install Genesis Framework to use Parallax Pro. It is a child theme for Genesis Framework from StudioPress, made for simple and fast-loading websites. It has a remarkable design combination, perfect for fashion blogging.
The theme comes with more than 100 ready-to-use designs that make it easier for users to create any kind of website. It is not only fast but allows to easily create custom websites as per user needs.
Publisher is a fast-loading WordPress theme that is best for magazines and review websites. It provides various options to monetize websites like pay-per-click adverts by using AdSense.
Which one should you choose?
All these themes provide remarkable speed. It now depends on your needs and preference to know which one will work best for you.
We will be updating the article in the future by adding more fast-loading themes to the list.
Do you know about a WordPress theme that’s lightning fast? Tell about it in the comments below.