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#1 lievenf

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Posted 11 July 2017 - 07:50 AM

Anyone suggestions for a fast and clean wordpress theme?

 

When googling around I always get themes with pagebuilders in them and my experience is that they impact the sitespeed a lot.

 

I want to make a fast loading website. with simple / minimalistic design ... yet looks professional :-)

 

thanks a lot

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Posted 11 July 2017 - 08:33 AM

What's the effect of wordpress itself on loading speed? I honestly don't know but I have heard it said that if speed is you priority you might be better to use good old html files or a flat file CMS.



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Posted 11 July 2017 - 09:05 AM

The only 3rd party Wordpress themes I've ever analysed were all bloated and slow, by its very nature as soon as you add plugins to Wordpress you start adding bloat.

 

I agree with TimW, if you want speed and clean you're better off with a "clean slate" CMS so you can build with speed in mind, or use regular .html files.



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Posted 11 July 2017 - 10:25 AM

That's right...

but...

unfortunately, it' has to become a wordpress website :-) 



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Posted 11 July 2017 - 11:03 AM

Curious - why does it have to be?



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Posted 11 July 2017 - 11:39 AM

GeneratePress



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Posted 12 July 2017 - 04:29 PM

The one I built: https://onepage.aerin.co.uk/

 

Everything you see is part of the theme, no need for any plugins.







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