Nobody likes waiting on websites that take forever to load. It’s 2019 and people really shouldn’t be forced to suffer when trying to find information or make purchases.
That’s exactly why you need to start using a fast, lightweight WordPress theme.
This might not be the first time you’re hearing this, but Google actually takes website speed into consideration when determining which pages to rank first (and last) in search results.
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Not convinced? here’s why you need to be using a fast WordPress Theme.
😤 40% of website visitors will leave (a.k.a bounce) if it takes more than 3 seconds to load without ever interacting with it.
📉 32% of online consumers abandon a site and end up not making a purchase if the page takes between 1 and 5 seconds to load.
🕵️♂️ Don’t give search engines a good reason to hate your website and make it rank lower among other similar websites.
TL;DR: Google’s ranking algorithms prefer ranking websites that offer a great user experience (and site speed is a part of this) higher. So in Google’s eyes a website that offers a good user experience generally has a lower bounce rate and loads ⚡️fast.
While simply using a fast WordPress theme won’t instantly result in a faster website, it is definitely a step in the right direction. Once you’re using one of these fast themes, you’ll also have to optimize your images using one of the best WordPress image optimization plugins and start making use of a content delivery network.
But, without further ado, let’s jump right in and take a look at the 10 fastest WordPress themes you should try out in 2019!
GeneratePress is a lightweight WordPress theme built with a focus on speed and usability. Performance is important to them, which is why a fresh GeneratePress install adds less than 15kb (gzipped) to your page size. The theme also takes full advantage of the new block editor (Gutenberg), which gives you more control over creating your content. If you use page builders, GeneratePress is the right theme for you.
It is completely fully with all major page builders, including Beaver Builder and Elementor. Thanks to our emphasis on WordPress coding standards, we can boast full compatibility with all well-coded plugins, including WooCommerce.
GeneratePress is fully responsive, uses valid HTML/CSS and is translated into over 25 languages by our amazing community of users.
Wrapping Up with these fast loading WordPress Themes
We hope this post helped you not only understand how much of an impact the theme you use can have on your WordPress website’s speed but also helped you choose the right theme for your next project.
My personal favorite fast WordPress theme is GeneratePress. It is hands-down one of the fastest WordPress themes – even acclaimed to be the fastest theme by Brian Jackson @ Woorkup who actually uses it for his websites. That being said you really can’t go wrong with any of the themes mentioned in this post, so pick one and you’ll not only make Google happy but also make your website visitors happy 🚀.
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