Nobody likes waiting on websites that take forever to load. It’s 2020 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.
With the fast WordPress themes that we’ll be taking a look at in this post, you can easily massively improve your website’s performance and to make sure you’re one step ahead of your competition.
The fastest WordPress themes, reviewed:
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 2020!
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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