Since 2010, when Google hinted that their search engine bots might consider loading time as a decisive factor for website reputation, page loading time has become a pain in the wrong areas for webmasters. There were many websites that had heavy content but had incredibly slower page load times. They started to see that faster loading websites and pages began to get perform well on search engines.
There are several ways to make a page/site load faster like image optimization, getting a faster server and several other factors. One silver bullet solution to get a faster loading page/site is to opt for a faster loading theme. Here are ten such WordPress themes that has faster loading time and will help you get an optimized overall site loading time.
1. Simplicity Theme
Simplicity is a very minimalistic, standard based WordPress theme, that loads super fast. It doesn’t have all the unnecessary frills and clutter which actually helps in fast loading.
2. Grid Focus Theme
Grid Focus is a super fast loading theme with a little more aesthetics than the Simplicity there. Its based on a grid based design with lot of spacing and rules around content making it look a lot more “serious” and professional.
Memoir has got two things right. It has excellent graphics and at the same time is fast loading. The advantage that is that you can make several tweaks and changes to the way the theme appears, right from the backend dashboard with simple drag and drops making it easy to manage.
4. Modern Clix
Heavily widgetised theme with extremely slick design and super fast loading time. That’s what this theme is all about.
5. Daily Notes
This theme is very concise and wraps everything on the homepage within small boxes, making is super fast loading. No compromise on aesthetics though, there is a nice mouse over effect on the boxes and special colored labels for each content. Works perfect for portfolio and personal sites with lot of content updates.
6. Smart Portfolio
This is an excellent portfolio theme with amazing customization features. Super fast loading time with minimal graphics.
I love this theme for its customization options and lovely graphics. Pixel perfect graphics with the right layout and spacing. To top it up, super fast loading time !
8. Structured Theme
This is again a text based theme with grid like structure and spacing. The content is all spaced out well but not letting it look like a pure text based theme, there’s more elements to make it interesting.
9. Feather Theme
Like the name a very lite theme with minimal graphics. Makes it an eye candy as well as easy on the servers kind.
10. Swift Theme
This is an amazing theme that not only loads fast but is sophisticated as it can get in WP themes. The designer has taken special care to make sure the page load time for the theme is kept to minimum and it really shows.