20 Best Fastest Loading WordPress Themes To Power Up Your Website

WordPress and thousands premium and free themes and plugins made building a website easier and fun. With the use of plugins and some heavily coded WordPress themes, web pages are under performing in page load tests and most of the users are compromising at it’s speed. Eventually this higher load makes visitors uncomfortable and this leads to higher bounce rates. So, what’s the ultimate solution?

To overcome this disadvantage, WordPress new themes are being designed to use minimum resources by optimizing the content from images to GIFs and video. Such themes called as fast WordPress themes simply focus on what’s meant to be displayed.

But how do I know which themes are the fastest WordPress themes? There are two key tools to test the speed insights of any website – Google Page Speed Insights and Pingdom. The scores awarded by these 2 free tools are perfectly accurate and are considered by developers to test their websites. Now, here is the list of 20 best and fastest loading WordPress themes.

Fast Forward

Fast Forward is an Angular JS powered fast WordPress theme with post pre-caching feature. It has front end customizing options, voting system, and built-in Ajax popup registration form for user signup.  Fast Forward is a responsive theme with 3 column layout and password protection features. The name fast Forward itself indicates that it is a fastest WordPress theme. Though this themes doesn’t look more eye candy in the demo, you can customize it for a better look.

Fast Forward WordPress Theme



Every developer agrees that Frank is the best among the fastest WordPress themes. Frank is an open source WordPress theme particularly designed for speed and of course a free theme. Frank has no JavaScript, no useless images, it is just simple and blazing fast. Since frank uses HTML5 and CSS transitions to avoid JS, it is not supported in Internet Explorer 6 and moderately supports 7&8 versions. For more details on this open source fastest WordPress theme Frank head to its Github page.

Frank WordPress Theme



One of the popular ultra responsive fastest WordPress themes which was also mentioned in Awwwards. Skadi is known for it’s retina ready display, elegance and responsiveness. This fast loading theme looks equally stunning in both full width and boxed layouts. This $48 Skadi is the perfect choice for your professional website.

Skadi WordPress Theme



Blox from Themezilla is of the fastest WordPress themes and is designed on ZillaFramework.  Blox is completely responsive and perfectly suits portfolio and photography blogs. Blox is super speed theme and scores 90 on Google page speed insights and 94 on Pingdom though the total weight of demo page is over 2 MB. So, why shouldn’t we call this $59 Blox, the fastest theme?

Blox WordPress Theme



One more beautiful theme from Themezilla with the same price tag of $59. Both Blox and Sparks share almost the same features and specifications like the responsiveness, light and clean code etc. But this theme Spark suits even the agency and business websites with its clean design and makes your web pages load faster.

Sparks WordPress Theme



How could I miss the most popular Genesis Framework? Ever since the inception, Genesis has been the ultimate option for those who prefer clean, responsive, SEO ready and fast WordPress themes. Though there are many child themes for Genesis, Parallax Pro appears to be faster among them. Parallax Pro is faster and suits all personal blogs, agencies and portfolio websites. Parallax Pro along with the Genesis Framework costs $99.95.

Parallax Pro WordPress Theme



I’ve already talked about News Mag previously in the list of best magazine WordPress themes. Not only it’s responsive but powered by WordPress booster framework and speed booster plugin which makes NewsMag the best among  the fastest magazine WordPress themes. There are tons of features to discuss so, see the demo and experience the speed and beauty of this $48 theme in live.

NewsMag WordPress Theme



Schema is the fastest SEO WordPress theme from the home of mythemeshop. Schema is just another form of Genesis and is inspired by the copyblogger theme. Also, Schema is available in two versions the default layout and a minimal one with no images displayed to make your website even faster. Schema being an elegant and fast WordPress theme is just $45. Isn’t that a good news?

Schema WordPress Theme



Best is a magazine WordPress theme from the same developer mythemeshop and is as fast as Newsmag when it comes to loading the webpages. The responsive design, parallax scrolling, Ajax loading and clean coding makes Best one of the fastest WordPress themes. Thanks to the pricing model of mythemeshop, all their premium themes are available for just $45 right now.




Braxton is a premium WordPress magazine theme but a better option for personal or professional fashion blogs. The layout and design is quite modern and the above the header slideshow which includes both images and videos is an asset for the theme. Braxton is WooCommerce and BBPress compatible and supports infinite scrolling, lazy load famous fly out navigation on mobile screens. This fast WordPress theme is also mentioned on Forbes as one of the best WordPress themes.

Braxton WordPress Theme


APP Theme

If you got something or an app to market to people, you’ll need a theme that could make your job easy. One such theme is the App Theme from mythemeshop and it’s of course one of the fastest WordPress themes in its category. App theme is 100% fluid responsive, has unique layout and comes with cool CSSS animation effects without compromising on the performance.

AppTheme WordPress Theme



It’s like a rain of fast WordPress themes from mythemeshop because this magazine theme is even from the same developer. Suraj, the co-founder of MTS is good at bringing new and modern themes every month to suit the latest and always upgrading technology. Therefore this magazine theme came out in March 2015 and heading to the top list of fastest and ultra responsive WordPress themes.

Magazine Theme WordPress Theme - Mythemeshop



Rosa is a restaurant WordPress theme from one of the best theme providers on themeforest – Pixelgrade themes. Rosas beauty doesn’t lie in the speed alone, the parallax effect used is absolutely stunning. This fastest WordPress theme has got all the best features a restaurant theme should possess. Rosa can also be a multipurpose theme because it is suitable for photography and portfolio websites.

Rosa WordPress Theme



Trail is a multipurpose portfolio WordPress theme with complete parallax scrolling. Trail is from Themetrust and packs an amazing loading speed besides being a portfolio theme. Trail focuses mostly on the portfolio images but there’s a beautiful blog to share your thoughts with visitors. Most important thing is the navigation, though it’s has a left navigation menu, it looks good for Trail.

Trail WordPress Theme



Here’s another house of best and most popular WordPress themes, Magazine3. Their themes are especially known for simplicity, SEO and speed and TechSavvy is one among them. It scored 93 in Google page speed insights and less than a second load time on Pingdom tests. So, tell me why can’t TechSavvy be called a fastest WordPress theme? Also, this theme is just $59 a lot less than Genesis.

TechSavvy WordPress Theme


These are 15 best and fastest WordPress themes right now in the WordPress theme market. But I said that I will give you 20 best themes, right? I don’t break promises just head to the Magazine3 portfolio of 39 WordPress themes and there you’ll find the remaining 5 best fast WordPress themes. Magazine3 though has a good portfolio of themes, it still remained as an underdog in most of the countries. Their WordPress themes are simple, responsive, fast and SEO ready but not attractive. That might be the reason why some guys don’t like them.

Who’s your Host?

It’s not completely up to the theme to make your website faster. Your web host, CDNs and several factors play a crucial role in it. I call Hostgator a better host if your are fixed to a little budget and Digital Ocean for small and medium scale websites/blogs and media temple for bigger ones. Also, it is always the best idea to use Content Delivery Networks like Cloud Fare and Max CDN to serve the visitors far away from your server location. If you don’t have a big pocket, don’t worry just use fastest WordPress Themes and some plugins like W3 Total Cache, WP Smush it etc.

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