Top 5 Fastest WordPress themes: Google Core Web Vitals rank

Updated on January 27, 2023 | By

Core Web Vitals is here, and it not only makes your website have better results in SEO but also has been proven to help increase conversation rates. Choosing a theme with the best Core Web Vitals metrics could give you a large advantage, whether for an ecommerce or an affiliate website.

And Google recently released a tool to visualize technologies and their Core Web Vitals metrics. We can now compare themes by fastest loading speed time using Core Web Vitals data, provided by Chrome UX Report (CrUX) dataset and HTTP Archive technology.

The Core Web Vitals Technology report uses field data to get Core Web Vitals metrics and display the number of passing pages with “Good” CWV metrics per technology. Field data is used by Google in the ranking algorithm.

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WordPress fastest performing themes on mobile – Core Web Vitals Technology report

Fastest WordPress themes rank

Here’s a leaderboard of the top WordPress themes ordered by Core Web Vitals performance on mobile:

In comparison, when testing themes with a single run analysis in speed testing tools such as Gtmetrix, you get synthetic data, which is just a set of conditions of device and connection settings that tries to simulate a real end-user.

Kadence

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Kadence “UR Band” starter theme template

Kadence is a free theme with the following features:

  • Header and Footer builder.
  • Custom Layout: sidebars, full-width, etc.
  • Global styling.

Kadence Pro

Kadence Pro features are Header Addons, Hooked Elements(Hooks), Ultimate Menu, and Woocommerce Addons. Other Kadence features include:

  • Drag & Drop option with 10+ elements
  • Live Editing, and more.
  • Templates library to bootstrap your website project.

Pricing

Kadence is available with the following pricing options:

  • Kadence Theme: Free
  • Kadence Pro unlimited site(1y support): $59/year
  • Kadence Theme Pro + Blocks + Pro templates: $129/year
  • Kadence Theme Pro + Blocks + Pro templates + Cloud + Child theme + Shop Kit + AMP: $199/year

GeneratePress

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GeneratePress “Stream” starter theme template

GeneratePress is a well-known theme of WordPress. Using the combination of GeneratePress Premium and the premium GenerateBlocks plugin, the possibilities for layout and styling are infinite.

The free GP version offers:

  • Custom Layout: full-width or contained divs, etc.
  • Typography.

GeneratePress Premium

  • Theme Builder: using GeneratePress Premium and GenerateBlocks plugin(free), build visually every aspect of your website.
  • Site Library: a set of different templates to kickstart your site.
  • Woocommerce options.
  • Hooks.

Pricing

GeneratePress Premium also offers a library with a bunch of templates to kickstart your website layout. GP offers the following pricing options:

  • GeneratePress theme: Free
  • GeneratePress premium up to 500 websites(1y support): 59$/year
  • GeneratePress premium up to 500 websites(lifetime support): $249/year

Blocksy

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Blocksy Pro “Gadgets” starter theme template.

Blocksy is a Gutenberg-ready and lightweight theme. The Blocksy Free theme features include:

  • Header builder.
  • Footer builder.
  • WooCommerce features: AJAX add-to-cart button, advanced archive, and single product layouts.
  • Trending and related posts module.
  • Cookies notice and Woocommerce support.

Blocksy Pro features

  • Custom Blocks: Insert any scripts such as Ads based on the user device, post type, or user type.
  • Content Blocks and Hooks: Create blocks and display them on a list of locations.
  • Adobe & Google Fonts.
  • Mega menu
  • Conditional sidebars, headers, and footers. Show only when needed.
  • WooCommerce features: Wishlist.

Pricing

  • Blocksy theme: Free
  • Blocksy Pro 1 site license: $49/year
  • Blocksy Pro unlimited sites: $99/year

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