Fastest WordPress Themes of 2018 [SEO Optimized]

You might have heard that Google considers website speed as a ranking signal and thus the website speed very much affects your websites’ performance over search engines. The same way Google gives priority to mobile responsive sites or sites that are AMP ready.

The fastest WordPress themes, reviewed:

  1. Writer ✅ 
  2. Authority
  3. Improve
  4. Clean
  5. Viral
  6. Astra Pro
  7. Bridge
  8. Schema
  9. Generate Pro
  10. Bimber

Making your website faster can dramatically improve the conversion rate of your website.

Well, a fast WordPress theme is not a guarantee that it will make your website faster. There are more factors such as scripts, plugins and Content Delivery Network that affects your site’s loading time.

So, today I am going to talk about some amazing and fastest WordPress themes which are prevalent in 2018. While a fast WordPress theme is not a guarantee that it is fully SEO optimized and friendly wordpress theme.

The average time span in which your website loads completely must be below 1 second. It is only possible if you have a quick responding web hosting package. The next thing you can do to improve your website loading time is “Reduce the number of scripts and requests on your web page.”

Secret tip: Do not focus the homepage only, there are inner pages too.

Update: Writer Theme by MyThemeShop (Hot Selling)

writer theme black and white
Writer theme by MyThemeShop

I consider Writer wordpress theme to be the fast loading theme because it uses good quality pictures and yet scores 99 out of 100 on google page speed insights.

It has everything you may be targeting for personal branding along with an authority blog. Publish your industry news on the blog and display your portfolio and profile on the homepage in a professional way.

MyThemeShop Theme Options offer you to customize almost everything. Custom Typography, colors, footer and header and everything else. Furthermore, the code is easy enough to understand and add any function you want.


Authority (Top-Selling)

authority wordpress theme preview

✅ Performance Grade: A 96 | ⏳ Load Time: 668ms

As the name suggests, authority is the theme that provides the authority to the user to control his/her content page. This is highly optimized and at the same time allows the readers to build trust to your blogs and your brand. This will help your blogs to start having a rank in Google search as soon as you start uploading the content using authority theme of WordPress. The theme offers you the page speed of 346ms.

It has been over an year and Matthew Woodward, a famous SEO expert, is still using this theme on his popular SEO blog. The theme looks classic. It is neither too fashionable and simple and nor looks like an 80’s design.


Improve

Improve Blog Theme With Deals and Coupon system
Improve (by HappyThemes) – Blazing fast WordPress theme

✅ Performance Grade: A 82 | ⏳ Load Time: 1.28s

Improve will resemble your blog with a great professional website along with being fast enough to load your website at blazing fast speed. Yes, no more words to say. Just hit it a try. You will get more than 10 themes for just $12.25.

improve theme fastest loading
  1. You can add deals for your readers to increase sales
  2. Not just deals, but also coupons.
  3. A perfect blog theme you will ever need.
  4. This is a theme that used to make someone earn over 10k USD/m

Clean

clean theme no clutter demo
Clean (by MyThemeShop) – Really fast WP theme

✅ Performance Grade: A 100 | ⏳ Load Time: 792ms

Enumerated in the fastest themes on the planet and resembles just like wix blog theme, Clean has compelling and qualifying features. Dazzling performance and superlative design powered by amazing coding skills, there is no better explanation for the theme. You can craft a clean and professional wordpress blog using the awesome creation by MTS.


Viral

Viral WordPress theme
Viral (by MyThemeShop) – One of the fastest WordPress themes

✅ Performance Grade: B 77 | ⏳ Load Time: 1.89s

Made to impress and designed exceptionally well keeping in mind that the buyer will be optimizing his website for search engines and social media as well. Ultimate touch of visuals for social sharing and header slider makes it dynamic and easy to handle.

Not everyone likes a professional boring design. Right?


Astra Pro

Astra Pro demo
WP Astra – Multi-purpose & fast WordPress theme

✅ Performance Grade: C 73 | ⏳ Load Time: 1.13s

A real SEO ready theme as every alternate block of content is having a parallax background image. Even after having such large background images, it scores well on all the speed test tools. In comparison with rest of the page builder based themes, Astro Pro is one of its kind.

It works seamlessly with Elementor Pro, Divi builder, Beaver builder and any other page builder you are familiar with. On the top of all, I love elementor Pro. It is a front-end page builder and you can design stunning websites using the premium version of Elementor.


Bridge Best WordPress Theme

Bridge Best WordPress Theme
Bridge (by MyThemeShop) – genuinely fast theme

✅ Performance Grade: A 99 | ⏳ Load Time: 955ms

One of the many wordpress themes on MyThemeShop, Bridge is being considered as one of the fastest WP theme of 2018 because of its functions and optimized code. The optimization quality of the theme is quiet outstanding if you look at the features such as eCommerce, Blogging, multiple layouts and theme widgets.


Schema WordPress Theme

schema theme preview
Schema Theme (by MyThemShop) – my favourite of the fastest WordPress themes

✅ Performance Grade: A 99 | ⏳ Load Time: 900ms

Schema has a very special place in the list we are talking about. It is known as the fastest theme on WordPress. To those who are looking for something contemporary and clean, Schema is the theme for you which not only provide you the speed but at the same time provides variations to your web page. With ad management to built-in review system, Schema is there for the users to know what their readers want, through feedback.


Genesis FrameWork and child themes

Genesis Framework by StudioPress
Genesis (by StudioPress) – amazingly fast WP theme

✅ Performance Grade: A 95 | ⏳ Load Time: 1.75ms

I am a BIG BIG fan of genesis framework by studiopress. They have developed it with style. All of the Genesis themes have the tendency to load fast and have less number of requests as to CSS and JS.

I admit that customizing Genesis themes is hard but worth deploy your site with it. It is schema ready and the code of the themes is already optimized for search engines understanding. The best part is – Genesis Framework is the base and the actual code exists in the framework. Genesis child themes are just skins for the same to make your Genesis powered website look different.


Bimber Theme for Viral site

bimber demo
Bimber – fast magazine WordPress theme

✅ Performance Grade: A 96 | ⏳ Load Time: 3.31s

To have a fully functional viral site, Bimber is the best option that offers you various features to work with. Coming with powerful buttons such as popular, hot, trending and much more,

Coming with powerful buttons such as popular, hot, trending and much more, Bimber can make you have variations in your content posting. Users can create their page attractive by using various images, gifs and self- hosted videos and much more.


Newspaper

newspaper demo
Newspaper (by MyThemeShop) – great speed for the price

✅ Performance Grade: C 77 | ⏳ Load Time: 1.10s

To the users who are looking for the page that will somewhat look like a newspaper, especially for the busy bloggers, magazine editors and news style writers, this is the theme for you. It provides you various demos out of which you can use your own thing, the way you want your web page and content to look like. Using newspaper theme can make your content popular by allowing you to have maximum views and clicks.

PageSpeed Pro

PageSpeed Demo fastest
PageSpeedPRO (by SwiftThemes) – great business & fast theme

✅ Performance Grade: A 97 | ⏳ Load Time: 686ms

PageSpeed Pro ranks on the top of the list because of its 100/100 score on page speed insights. There are tons of features inside the themes and you’ll figure them out one by one when you start developing your website on this theme.

Website speed test of pagespeed pro demo

Wrapping Up with these fast loading WordPress Themes

After talking so much about WordPress and its themes, we get to know how WordPress is there to help you in every step of your web career. By using such themes, it not only provides you the convenience to handle your contents and blogs but at the same time will make you popular in the market for blog writing. So, use the themes and enjoy your blogging with WordPress.

After talking so much about WordPress and its themes, we get to know how WordPress is there to help you in every step of your web career. By using such themes, it not only provides you the convenience to handle your contents and blogs but at the same time will make you popular in the market for blog writing. So, use the themes and enjoy your blogging with WordPress.

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One thought on “Fastest WordPress Themes of 2018 [SEO Optimized]

  1. Great, Its a very good list of fast WordPress themes, there’s another collection of some of the most fastest WordPress themes on wpblog. I found them very Good too. Thanks

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