Top 8 fastest WordPress themes

The loading speed of your site is an extremely important factor to your success: visitors don't like to wait, and Google is now taking loading speed into consideration when ranking sites. If you're using WordPress, you will benefit by using one of those themes optimized for speed. Here's Cats Who Code's own list of the fastest WordPress themes available.


I used Google PageSpeed Insights to measure the speed of the themes, using the demo url, included in this list.

Schema



Schema is one of the fastest loading, ultra-SEO friendly WordPress themes. Featuring all the best MyThemeShop features, including custom options panel, tons of shortcodes and widgets, and a pixel perfect design, Schema also includes rich snippets in order to help search engines your site and rank you higher.

Google Pagespeed Insight score: 89
Demo/Download

Avada


Avada is the top selling theme of all times on ThemeForest. Besides its impressive speed, the theme also features a builder that lets you to personalize your site with no coding knowledge required.

Google Pagespeed Insight score: 89
Demo/Download

Nexus


Nexus is a Fully Responsive, Modern and Multipurpose Template based on Bootstrap 3 framework. It is fully responsive and looks stunning on all screen types: desktop, notebook, tablet and smartphones.

Google Pagespeed Insight score: 89
Demo/Download

Bootstrap Basic


Bootstrap Basic is a free theme that can be used as a starting point for building your own theme. Great speed score and solid code makes it a great foundation for anyone looking to create a custom WP theme.

Google Pagespeed Insight score: 87
Demo/Download

BeTheme


BeTheme is a very popular theme that has been discussed in this post a few weeks ago. For those already interested in it, you’ll be happy to hear that BeTheme is scoring 87 on Google Pagespeed Insight, which guarantees a fast loading of your site and most chances to get a good ranking on Google.

Google Pagespeed Insight score: 87
Demo/Download

Impreza


Packed with tons of features and add-ons, Impreza is all you need to kickstart your new blog or website.

Google Pagespeed Insight score: 87
Demo/Download

Divi




Brought to you by Elegant Themes, Divi is the ultimate Multi-Purpose theme fit for just about any occasion and powered by the Divi Builder, which allows you to create and customize websites quickly and efficiently.

Google Pagespeed Insight score: 84
Demo/Download

Enfold


Enfold is a clean, super flexible and fully responsive WordPress Theme (try resizing your browser), suited for business websites, shop websites, and users who want to showcase their work with a neat portfolio site. The Theme is built on top of the fabulous Avia Framework and offers support for the WPML Multi-language plugin.

Google Pagespeed Insight score: 81
Demo/Download