Fastest WordPress Themes
We're looking to promote WordPress themes that are fast! Many customers look for themes that load quickly and efficiently because it affords greater user experience and increases SEO ranking. We want to try and help champion authors with items that are built for speed.
What we need
We want you to simply post a link to what you think is your fastest WordPress theme on ThemeForest (just one item, please). You must be the author of the item and by sharing a link to your item you’ll permit us to potentially promote your item in a blog post.
Actual website speed and claims of speed have some subjectivity of course. There can be many discrepancies in results due to hosting issues, the time and location the tests are run, and multiple other factors. So the concept here is not to pretend that we’re running a truly comprehensive, scientific, or infallible test that declares any one theme or set as themes as the literal fastest on ThemeForest, but we’d simply love to run some tests using some pretty standard industry tools and share those findings directly with customers.
How We’ll Determine Speed
We will be using Pingdom to determine website speeds based on your self-hosted demo/preview on ThemeForest.
What we’ll be doing with the results
After we’ve tested and documented the speed of suggested themes in this thread, we will be selecting some o the “fastest” (or "faster") themes and we will compile them into a blog post. We will include the summary of results that Pingdom computes. Here’s the results for ThemeForest for example:
We’ll obviously include a disclaimer regarding the subjectivity and parameters of the test (e.g. not every single theme on ThemeForest included in the test etc…).
We’ll also share the blog post directly with ThemeForest customers in a variety of marketing initiatives. So while it’s obviously not compulsory to participate, we think that as an author this will be a great way to potentially get free promotion for your items.
Everyone who submits themes via this thread will be entered into a random drawing for 3 x ThemeForest T-shirts.
- Deadline for submissions: Monday 27th February, 2017 (11pm AEDT)
- T-shirt winners announced: By Tuesday 28th February, 2017
We’ll be publishing a round-up of the “fastest” (or "faster") themes in the near future. So no time to waste - please let us know what your fastest themes are by posting a link to your fastest theme right here in this thread!