Feel the need for speed? We’ve got you covered with the fastest loading WordPress themes around.
A fast loading website is a great thing to behold. There’s a lot of reasons for that, but the biggest reason? It helps your rankings.
Google has decided that a fast loading theme should actually be a ranking factor. In fact, I’ve found out the hard way that this is absolutely true. I was using a bloated theme that I won’t name, found that my traffic had slipped a little bit. Poking around and talking to some SEO friends, I foud out that my site’s load speed may have been a factor.
So, I installed a fast loading theme and the difference has been incredible. Without doing anything else, I saw a big bounce in traffic and there’s really nothing else I can attribute it to. Now, you may not have been using a slow, bloated ‘premium’ theme like the one I was using, so your results may vary. But the one thing I guarantee is this, these are some of the fastest themes available as rated by GTMetrix.
Here they are, the best fast loading WordPress themes around.
We’re going to start with our own free WordPress theme, it’s a blazingly fast loading, super-simple but incredibly effective blog, WooCommerce and portfolio theme. I think the best uses for Silverbow are for creative folks who want to really connect with readers, using the simple, sleek and minimal theme to it’s utmost. From th every beginning, we decided to strip everything out of Silverbow that wasn’t completely needed. The result, a fast loading, great looking minimalist theme that’s SEO friendly, easy to customize and easy to expand with a copious addons. We hope you find Silverbow to be as polished as it is speedy, loading swift as a fox and looking just as good too.
Here’s a look at the GTMetrix results for Silverbow.
Not bad, right? Well, okay, take a look at the demo below if you want to learn more about how this theme looks.
I’ve included Underwood in this collection of fast loading WordPress themes, but I’ve got to admit, the demo isn’t set up perfectly, so you’ll have to take the load test with a grain of salt. They need to serve scaled images to make their site load even faster but considering the load time without that feature, this is a quick loading theme.
Here’s a look at that load time from Pingdom.
Underwood is a great looking, simple and effective blog theme with WooCommerce support too. It’s a good choice if you’re looking for a fast loading, SEO friendly theme for almost any type of blog or business website.
This is a picture of Tabor, a super-fast loading WordPress theme by ThemeBeans. If you want a simple, very stripped down theme and performance is all you’re really into, this is a definite option for you. ThemeBeans has removed anything that wasn’t absolutely required from this theme and it shows in the load times. Check this out.
There’s a little bit of housekeeping they could do to really improve their performance grade, but that load time and low request total is tough to beat. What they failed to do is combine some CSS files, which would probably bring them up into the mid 90s for performance grade. Tabor offers integration with all the ‘must have’ plugins, social media integration too. So, bloat free, compatible with all the plugins you need to run a professional website and simple and attractive too, that’s what Tabor is all about.
More incredible, fast loading WordPress themes to come very soon.