#1. Swift V7 Theme – 1.039s
#2. Frank – 1.228s
Frank is a very bare bones, open source template that wasn’t quite as optimized as the Swift V7 speed demon, resulting in its 2nd place finish. With a bit more optimization work, it would likely be even faster.
#3. PointPro- 1.657s
One reason for their speed is the lack of sliders and other bloated features that many customers want. You can of course use a plugin to add those features as needed, which is a much better idea than having unused features built in if you want a fast site.
#4. BuildPress – 1.960s
Load times for BuildPress were quite respectable with full features available including sliders and the Font-Awesome library (both of which slow the site). This is certainly a theme design to consider for a local service type business such as construction, heat & air, plumbing, etc.
#5. Enfold – 2.098s
This is a very fast theme considering the number of features included such as sliders, web fonts, etc. unlike some of the other fast themes that are stripped down. Even its mobile load time of 6.816s isn’t bad at all, and could likely be improved significantly by the addition of the W3 Total Cache Plugin.