I have a big problem. I read tons of articles about how to improve the loading speed of a WordPress website. I found out interesting tips and some of them really helped me. Still, only two or three out of twenty blog posts mentioned “a good, loading speed optimized theme” as a factor that contribute to have a good loading speed.
Wrapping up, is a theme an important factor in improving the loading speed of a website???
Thanks in advance for your contributions!
yeah…I am totally on your side…but it’s still a mystery why some many blog posts don’t include this factor.
Yes and no.
If you run a quick Google Page Speed Test on any amateur or freshly installed theme with plugins, you’ll find:
- CSS Should be minified
- Images should be compressed
- Any links to scripts or after-page-loading stuff, should be placed in the footer
These things above should dramatically reduce load times. But also keep in mind where your website is hosted + domain hosting contributes to how fast your website loads to you and a visitor.
Some themes don’t come with minified versions of their CSS, JS and even incorrect placement of links to scripts.
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