Even though there are plenty of wonderful wordpress themes are available free of cost many of them are heavy. Slow wordpress themes are a result of heavy usage of non-optimized images, style sheets and Script files.
One of the primary thing to consider while choosing a wordpress theme is nothing but the load time of the blog. If a theme uses lot of CSS , script files, images etc will make your blog slow.
In one of our previous discussion Top 10 tips : Speed Up Blog , Blog Speed Test and Load Time , we have discussed the most important things to consider to speed up a blog or website.
Recently I have tried few wordpress themes for one of my friend’s blog and the primary concern was speed. Many blogs and other resources recommended many themes and most of them are good at this issue. Finally I have shortlisted two wordpress themes which loads faster. These themes are extremely fast in its original form (without any additional plugins and tweaks). I have shortlisted the below Themes based on the following criteria.
- Load time should not be more than 1.5 seconds
- Easily customizable.
- Effect of Addition of images and plugins to performance should be minor.
- SEO friendly
- Cross browser compatible
Based on the above primary criteria the following two wordpress themes are shortlisted
Swift wordpress themes
Swift is a two column customizable and cross browser compatible wordpress plugin. Great SEO support and issues minimum number of HTTP requests to the server.This is great wordpress theme with fully widgetized sidebar and footer with four widgetized sections.
Read more about features of Swift Theme and download it here.
WPSimpy wordpress themes
WPsimpy is one of the fastest WordPress theme. It is a wonderful two column wordpress theme. Good design and clean pages. Seo friendly theme. Widgetised Footer and sidebar with 3 column footer and single sidebar fully widgetized. Includes Gravtar enabled comment system and optimized CSS and scripts.
Read more about features of WPSimpy Theme and download it here.
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