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Fastest loading Wordpress themes [2022]

In the past few years, the number of WordPress users has grown enormously. Not just regular freelancers and bloggers, but even established companies are running out of time to reap the benefits of WordPress. All these users have one thing in common and that is that they want a superfast loading Wordpress theme for their websites. Here we compare the 10 fastest loading Wordpress themes of [2022].



These themes can be downloaded for free at Wordpress.org but have a PRO version that makes the themes really come to life. These themes are not only super fast but are also of extremely high quality, which means that these themes have now been installed on millions of websites. You already understand that these themes are incredibly popular.

All themes have 2 buttons at the bottom of the short descriptions on this page. One leads you to my detailed description of the theme and the other directly to the site of the theme itself.

Top 10 fastest WP-themes

1. Divi

Snelste Wordpress themes Divi

Divi has always been a theme that loaded quite quickly, but since their last speed upgrade Divi records insane loading times. The Divi Theme has been winning all prizes for years, invents practically all new gadgets that are then slowly copied by other themes. Divi is not only the best and fastest theme out there, but it has also integrated the best page builder. You can get all of this for the rest of your life for $249 minus any discounts Divi often offers. Check here what your discount is. Divi subscribers can install the theme on an unlimited number of sites.

2. Generatepress Premium

Fastest loading Wordpress theme [2022]

Generatepress is the theme that has the smallest code of all and applies to me as the fastest loading theme as long as we disregard the hosting situation. This theme was built on speed and you notice it. I immediately add that this theme is not only fast but is full of great features. That is why it is also ranked high in my rankings for best Wordpress themes and best Woocommerce themes. You can build beautiful shops and websites, blogs, everything runs like a charm.

The theme has really great options for ecommerce and works perfectly with the best page builders. In addition, this theme is very competitively priced and you will receive big discounts for renewal in the following years. So if you don't have the money for WP Engine and are not a company but someone with just one website, this is your choice. But please read our review for Generatepress before you purchase, I would say.

3. Astra

Astra PRO Fastest loading Wordpress themes [2022]

Just like Generatepress, the Astra theme has a very small base code, 50kb no more. Astra was also built with the fast loading of websites in mind. Let's just say Astra is only a few percent slower than Generatepress so who cares. In this case only one place in this ranking. Astra is a great theme and is in my list for best Wordpress themes in the top. Astra can be used for everything, shops, sites, blogs, presentations, one-page and much more. The options for web shops are perhaps a bit better than those of Generatepress and the choice of 1-click to install demos is that.

Astra is also a great choice for beginners who don't want to spend too much to own a super fast website. The theme is competitively priced and has great long-term offers. The Astra theme also works very well with the best page builders, logically otherwise it would not be in the top of these kinds of rankings. Astra comes standard with Schema Mark-up, which is something the search engines love, plus a number of other great SEO features. This is a top theme! Read my Astra review via the button below and you will be surprised what the theme offers.

4. Neve

Fastest Wordpress themes Neve

In the meantime, we are no longer in the top, but make no mistake. Neve is lightning fast and written with special code that other themes above don't even have. Instead of the usual jQuery, this theme puts Vanilla Javascript which is much faster. I want to say that in the ranking of these themes there are only small differences in terms of speed and if you like Neve, it is a great choice for your website. This super fast loading theme can do a lot more and offers several "Boosters" in the PRO version. It already comes standard with the best page builder out there for Wordpress: Elementor. This is not the full version of Elementor of course, but Neve does add 9 extra widgets that are very functional.

You will also hear this theme deserves a place in the top of the best Wordpress themes in general, not only in a ranking on speed. The price for this theme is $ 59, but you can use it on as many sites as you want. This also applies to most of the themes above. Another thing about this theme that always strikes me when I work with it is that everything runs so smoothly. That starts with the installation, then integrate a design and adjust everything on the site itself with the great page builder. Web designers benefit from these themes because everything goes quickly. In this way people also earn money faster. But nobody likes to lose time with stress because of stiff themes, so it is suitable for everyone.

5. Sydney

Fastest loading Wordpress themes Sydney

Sydney is a multipurpose theme developed by aThemes with super fast loading times which applies to both the free and premium version . There are few themes with a better rating, in my review for Sydney I go into more detail about this. For those who enjoy working with Elementor, I have good news: Sydney was recommended by Elementor itself. So you can imagine how well the two work together. The theme works perfectly without an additional page builder, with only its own Building Blocks. Via the buttons below you can read the complete review or go directly to their own site.

6. Hestia

Fastest loading Wordpress themes Hestia

The Hestia Theme can be counted among the fastest loading Wordpress themes. Of course always make sure that your websites are on good hosting and that you have one of the best cache plugins installed. This does not only apply to Hestia, but to all themes mentioned on this page. What I also want to say about Hestia is that it also scores a very good rating (just like most themes in this top-10). A great thing about this theme is that it comes with demo websites built with Elementor. You can install it with 1 click and start working on it right away.

7. Inspiro

Fastest loading Wordpress themes Inspiro

The Inspiro theme is a minimalist theme and can therefore be called fast. The bare theme without extra plugins with only a well-configured cache plugin produces very fast loading times. In its own words, Inspiro is unique in the fact that both self-hosted, Youtube and Vimeo videos play automatically on all devices. So also on tablet and mobile. Although the theme can be bought separately, this would be stupid because the price difference is very small with a complete WP-Zoom membership. The package contains themes for every task and niche you can imagine. WP-Zoom has put together a very complete selection here.

8. Kadence

Fastest loading Wordpress themes Kadence

Both the free and pro versions of Kadence are very popular. This is a theme on the rise with top loading times. The Kadence theme uses the Gutenberg page builder by default, but is compatible with Beaverbuilder and Elementor Pro page builder, one of the best out there in this field. I also recommend installing Elementor for free, but much better of course the pro version. If you want to know more about Kadence, read on by clicking the buttons below.

9. Zakra

Fastest loading Wordpress themes Zakra

The Zakra Theme has both a free and a Pro version. The free version is very popular and as it should be, the Pro version is of course 5x better. Zakra herself indicates that she is a super-fast-loading light-weight theme with about 60 great demo websites that can be installed with 1 click. Some of these are only available to Pro users. The Zakra demos are of a very good quality and the speed of the site is maintained with these themes. You can watch the Zakra demos live via their website.

10. OceanWP

Fastest Wordpress themes OceanWP

The OceanWP Theme was built with 2 things in mind. It excels in e-commerce capabilities. We're obviously talking about the pro version here. The theme is one of the most professional for creating websites. Everything has been thought of to achieve as many leads and conversion as possible. I have this theme in the top for the best Woocommerce themes for a very good reason. In addition, the theme is written on super-fast loading times, just like all other themes above. Of the top 10, this is the slowest theme, but beware, this theme is number 10 of hundreds of thousands of themes and is very fast and loads your homepage within a second!

OceanWP has been installed on almost a million websites and is therefore immensely popular, this is an amazing theme. In addition, the practically flawless appreciation of users shows that everyone is very pleased with it. The 1-click designs installation lets you integrate the most beautiful e-commerce designs in seconds. We can say no other theme offers such a good quality of serving for web shops. Read my review for this theme by clicking the button below or go straight to their site where you will find much more information.


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