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Hey everyone, I have a question about performance of websites with regard to the time it takes to load pages. I am a webdeveloper from Amsterdam and was recently tasked to design a wordpress website for people in Africa. As a lot of the target audience has a slow internet connection I want to avoid making the website heavy on performance. I am currently in the stage of picking a theme and want to know which themes to avoid in this regard. Most new and high rated themes have flashy and cool looking animations which will probably not look nice with a weak connection. Does anyone have some examples of themes to choose and some to avoid? thanks!
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  • Profile picture of the author Jonaso
    Hi,
    what you could do is testing the preview of the theme you want via google speed insight. That way you will see if the demo theme has a good performance baseline.
    Generally, in my experience, CMS do not have a good performance because they are loading a ton of unnecessary code. You should consider building your website on a php framewoork like laravel.
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  • Profile picture of the author yukon
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    Originally Posted by Hamer77 View Post

    Hey everyone, I have a question about performance of websites with regard to the time it takes to load pages. I am a webdeveloper from Amsterdam and was recently tasked to design a wordpress website for people in Africa. As a lot of the target audience has a slow internet connection I want to avoid making the website heavy on performance. I am currently in the stage of picking a theme and want to know which themes to avoid in this regard. Most new and high rated themes have flashy and cool looking animations which will probably not look nice with a weak connection. Does anyone have some examples of themes to choose and some to avoid? thanks!





    You're a web developer. Build your own theme and keep it simple.

    I'm working on a Wordpress theme right now, I use Bootstrap 4, code the webpage as HTML then when that's finished I convert the HTML file/s to a Wordpress theme. Once you get the hang of it it's pretty easy.

    My advice is code by hand and use Bootstrap 4 because it's already setup for mobile (responsive) which odds are is what most traffic from Africa is going to be using (mobile).
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  • Profile picture of the author NaveenVikram
    Hello first of all check your website loading speed on how fastly it loads on your web browser. based on that you can come to an overview also you have to host the website in a proper server which has larger storage capacity because it avoids the performance issues on your website and improves your website loading speed on all platforms.
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  • Profile picture of the author Hamer77
    vey helpful, thanks yall!
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  • Profile picture of the author kinjal1
    You can try below two:

    1. WOOCART (Woocommerce Wordpress theme )-Provide good performance.
    2. MAXSHOP- Maxshop is integrated with WooCommerce, with many useful plugins including Visual Composer, mini cart (ajax cart),slider with smooth transition effects, etc
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  • Profile picture of the author Ayushi Choudhary
    You need to improve the speed of the pages by removing the unnecessary characters, images and blank spaces from your codes.
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  • Profile picture of the author prowebdev
    Consider something in this case:-
    a. Make a responsive theme for yourself from scratch or use a lite theme (i.e flexithemes.com)
    b. Minify HTML, CSS, JS of your theme manually.
    c. Compress all kinds of images (use plugins)
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