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Top 4 fastest WordPress themes (Using Core Web Vitals and Pagespeed field data)

Last updated on October 17, 2021 | By

A list with the top 5 WordPress fastest themes, using Pagespeed mobile field data as ranking value. We used on this rank:

  • 2 random website samples(homepage) from Buildwith.
  • Theme maker website’s main homepage and blog page.

How is that different from other websites themes speed comparison posts? We’re using field data as a metric for building the ranking. Field data is used as a ranking algorithm. Speed testing tools such as Gtmetrix, Pingdom, and others, use a set of conditions of device and connection settings that tries to simulates a real end-user.

GeneratePress + GeneratePress Premium Blocks

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

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

  • GeneratePress theme: Free
  • GeneratePress premium unlimited websites(1y support): 50$/year
  • GeneratePress premium unlimited website(lifetime support): $249

Generapress speed results (Core Web Vital samples)

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Generatepress homepage and recent post page miss LCP metric in both.

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Generatepress website samples homepage’s from BW miss one CLS metric.

FIDCLSLCP
Theme Developer Homepage ✔️✔️
Theme Developer Blog page sample✔️✔️
#1 website sample✔️ ✔️ ✔️
#2 website sample✔️ ✔️

GeneratePress usage stats show growth in both top 100k websites and top 1 million:

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Kadence + Kadence Blocks Pro

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Kadence functionalities are similar to GeneratePress, offering Header Addons, Hooked Elements, Ultimate Menu and Woocommerce Addon.

Kadence also offers a handful of templates to bootstrap your website project. Kadence offers the following pricing options:

  • 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

Kadence speed results (Core Web Vital samples)

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Kadence theme passes all metrics on both homepage and recent post page.

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FIDCLSLCP
Theme Developer Homepage ✔️✔️✔️
Theme Developer Blog page sample✔️✔️✔️
#1 website sample✔️ ✔️
#2 website sample✔️ ✔️ ✔️

Kadence theme usage stats show growth in both top 100k websites and top 1 million:

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OceanWp

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OceanWp offers many varied options of templates for various industries. OceanWP has a differential for offering +70 Elementor full website templates. Pricing options are as follow:

  • OceanWP Free theme: Free
  • 3 websites license + templates + extension(1y support): $43/year – (lifetime support) $177
  • 6 websites license + templates + extension(1y support): $87/year – (lifetime support) $356
  • 50 websites license + templates + extension(1y support): $143/year – (lifetime support) $177

OceanWp speed results (Core Web Vital samples)

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Misses LCP and CLS metrics.

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FIDCLSLCP
Theme Developer Homepage ✔️
Theme Developer Blog page sample✔️
#1 website sample✔️ ✔️ ✔️
#2 website sample✔️ ✔️ ✔️

OceanWP usage stats show growth in both top 100k websites and top 1 million:

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Astra

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Astra is a complete theme but with no junky files. It has Gutenberg Blocks compatibility and loads no jquery. The total size of the theme is about 50kb of files. It also offers a drag and drop builder feature.

Astra offers the following pricing:

  • Astra Pro + Customization unlimited licenses: $47/year
  • Astra Pro + Customization + templates unlimited licenses: $169/year
  • Astra Pro + Customization + templates + plugins & addons unlimited licenses: $249/year

Astra speed results (Core Web Vital samples)

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FIDCLSLCP
Theme Developer Homepage ✔️ ✔️
Theme Developer Blog page sample ✔️
#1 website sample✔️
#2 website sample✔️ ✔️

Astra theme usage stats show growth in both top 100k websites and top 1 million:

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Tove + Gutenberg

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We added Tove as a bonus theme. Recently launched, it passes all Core Web Vitals.

The theme offers Site Editor Options, Global Styles, 40+ Block Patterns, and Block Style while being built to support the Full Site Editing features in WordPress 5.9.
If you want to use Tove right now, you need to have the Gutenberg plugin active on your site (version 11.5.0 or later). Tove is free, download it on the WordPress theme repository.

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