Google constantly refines its ranking algorithm, and it looks like loading speed will remain a heavy-weight factor. We previously shared with you our guide to making sites faster. Next, we showcased the tools to use to test loading speed. Now, it’s time to feature a few themes that load fast.
Fortunately, WordPress users have access to plenty of themes with almost perfect grades in speed tests. There are so many interesting fast loading themes that we have focused on business themes in this post. Here are our findings. We strived to offer a large array of options: free and paid, niche, and multipurpose themes.
Astra’s developers didn’t sacrifice performance for speed. The theme is suitable for any kind of project. And when I say any kind, I mean any kind! The supreme evidence is the tens of pre-built sites. Winery is a stunning demo for a winery business, Custom Printing is suitable for the printing industry, and Italian Restaurant is one of the coolest themes for restaurants.
Visit the Astra library because there are many other pre-made templates for your business.
OceanWP is one of the most famous contenders of Astra. It’s a 360-degree theme; a reliable solution for every type of site. It’s fast and SEO-friendly, so it ensures the best conditions for getting the first positions in search results.
There are a couple of demos for business sites and all of them look stellar. You are welcome to download the free version to get an idea and buy it only if OceanWP satisfies your requirements.
The same as Astra and OceanWP, Neve comes in two versions: free and premium. As you expected, the free version lacks extended functionality and some of the customization options. However, Neve is one of the most powerful free themes. An intermediate WordPress user can create a cool site with Neve without writing a single line of code.
The premium version includes a bunch of starter sites aimed at various purposes. There are also a number of high-quality templates for business sites.
According to its developers, Neve loads in 0.6 seconds on a default install. It’s a fantastic time, but keep in mind that if you add your own assets (images, videos, blog posts), the loading time will be longer.
Exponent isn’t as well-known as Neve or Astra, but it should be on your radar. Its developers focused on delivering a fast-loading theme, and they did a good job. In addition to the great speed, Exponent sails with a few worth-mentioning features, such as the visual composer, WooCommerce and multilingual compatibility, effective color management, and countless customization options.
The theme is most suitable for corporate projects, but it works for other purposes, including construction, restaurants, and architecture.
Webify loads fast, but its strongest point is its versatility. It works for every kind of project. It’s no wonder why this theme includes more than 60 shortcodes. Team, Testimonial, Progress Bar, Info Card, Counter, Clients, and Product Slider a just a few shortcodes useful for business sites.
Webify’s demos look great, and many of them work for business sites. You can import your favorite demo with just a single click.
Zidex is a WordPress theme for industrial and manufacturing businesses. The theme includes the Slider Revolution and WP Backery plugins. These plugins give users the unparalleled power to customize the theme.
Usually, sites in the industrial and manufacturing niche don’t look outstanding, but Zidex is a notable exception. The layout is clutter-free and modern. Your site will certainly stand out from competitors if you choose Zidex.
A huge plus of Zidex is the multitude of web pages. In addition to the standard pages such as About, Contact, Team, and Projects, it contains specialty pages, such as Bridge, Building, Home Ship Factory, Home Beer Factory, and Engineering.
If you need a WordPress theme for the car niche, you have to look closely at Autrics. It’s built on Unyson Framework, and it’s fully compatible with Elementor. In plain English, you have unlimited options to customize the site.
The demos crafted by the theme developers look stunning, and you can import your favorite with a single click.
StudioPress is famous for its high standards in terms of design and code. Genesis Framework is the base of all StudioPress themes, and this framework is well-known for its clean code—the foundation of a fast-loading theme.
Monochrome is a minimalist child theme of Genesis Framework that loads almost instantly. Indeed, business sites should be content-rich, but if you run an original business, Monochrome compliments your approach.
Creating genuine multipurpose WordPress themes is challenging and we all should be thankful for the endeavors of the developers.
At the same time, we couldn’t help to congratulate devs who crafted themes for narrow niches. For instance, developers of Taskerr have done a great job with this theme. It’s suitable for posting micro-jobs; in spite of the many customization options, it’s not suitable for anything else. Taskerr is built on one of the fastest frameworks, Foundation. The theme is SEO friendly, responsive, the code is W3C valid, and the user benefits from a friendly administration interface. Briefly, Taskerr is everything you need to launch a new Fiverr competitor!
Our creation is also a good alternative for a good-looking business site. First of all, Rife is fast loading and SEO-friendly. Second, it comes with 600+ customization options, so you have full freedom to make Rife fit your brand. Third, both advanced and beginner users can easily use Rife because we created it with their needs in mind. Rife is fully compatible with Elementor and users might create complex layouts without writing a single line of code.
Decode is a special demo that works for business purposes.
It impresses with white space and good aesthetics. Import this demo and your site will express refinement, modernity, and simplicity.
Kiddo is a Rife demo created for kindergarten sites.
This warm demo attracts people with a lovely color scheme, nice typography, and irregular shapes. In addition to some funny pictures, your site will make both parents and kids fall in love with it.
Over to you
Every theme from this list might be the foundation of a successful site. Choose the one most suitable for your project and start personalizing it. Luckily, all of the themes include countless customization options. Do you have a favorite theme? Please let us know which theme impresses you the most.