Fastest Loading WordPress theme?

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Hi everyone - I'm trying to find a ultra-fast loading WordPress theme WITH lots of features. I've bought a bunch of themes on the WF, but most, although beautiful, load very slowly. I have one theme that takes over 10 seconds to load. Arrrrg!

I consider a fast load time to be anything under 3 seconds. I've tested several of the standard WP themes that come with WP, and without adding any extras - just stock out of the box (testing at GTmetrix | Website Speed and Performance Optimization) most load up in under two seconds. However, I like all the bells and whistles offered on many of the latest themes sold here on the WF.

And yes, I use a lot of plugins (security, popups, etc.), but again - I like the extra functionality. So it seems that if I want fast-loading I have to use a striped down theme with fewer plugins, or have a theme with lots of bells and whistles but poor loading speed.

It's quite a head scratcher for me. Anyone have any ideas? :confused:

#fastest #loading #premimum #theme #wordpress
  • Profile picture of the author IMDealBox
    I know what you mean...i got my sites under attack all the time so security plugins, firewalls are a MUST. The downside is that the sites load slow.

    I have managed to make my sites faster by using W3 Total Cache + Amazon CDN + AWS PLugin + Amazon S3 Cloudfront plugin. All free.

    Took me a day but my sites load MUCH faster! So you get the bells and whistless and reduce the load time!
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  • Profile picture of the author rkcc4
    ultra-fast loading WordPress theme= oxymoron

    As said use cache, plugin profilers, pingdom, cut back on what you do not need.

    Many security plugins completely mess up speed, avoid duplication of function.

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  • Profile picture of the author roger123
    One of the components that cause the theme to load slowly is the image gallery or image slider. Replace the slider with Soliloquy or Royal Slider and you can see a drastic improvement in website loading speed.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mark Hess
    Without knowing the exact style of theme you're looking for...

    If you search in WordPress Themes | Website Templates | Create a Website | ThemeForest for "speed optimized", "css only". There will be some to choose from that are wicked fast.

    Also, in addition to what others have said, install the "lazy load" plugin: WordPress › Lazy Load « WordPress Plugins
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