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A few weeks ago, we posted a call for submission to all users who have achieved a 90+ Google Pagespeed score on their sites built with Themify. We have received an overwhelming amount of submissions.

We're proud to feature a great lineup of these WordPress sites powered by the new and improved Themify Pagespeed framework. If your site doesn't get an A+ score on Google Pagespeed Insights, consider switching to Ultra or Shoppe theme.

  • Lush
    Lush
    Base Theme: Parallax
    Pagespeed Score: 97
  • Typisch Lisa
    Typisch Lisa
    Base Theme: Float
    Pagespeed Score: 91
  • Lowitz and company
    Lowitz & company
    Base Theme: Flatshop
    Pagespeed Score: 91
  • Hundoshi
    Hundoshi
    Base Theme: Shoppe
    Pagespeed Score: 91
  • Soilis
    Soilis
    Base Theme: Ultra
    Pagespeed Score: 91
  • pashagrafix
    pashagrafix Design Studio
    Base Theme: Ultra
    Pagespeed Score: 94
  • one afternoon
    One Afternoon
    Base Theme: Ultra
    Pagespeed Score: 90
  • Scamitec
    Scamitec
    Base Theme: Ultra
    Pagespeed Score: 93
  • pureagen
    Pureagen
    Base Theme: Shoppe
    Pagespeed Score: 90
  • one funny
    1Funny
    Base Theme: Ultra
    Pagespeed Score: 94
  • The College of Music and Theater
    Højskolen for musik og teater
    Base Theme: Ultra
    Pagespeed Score: 93
  • edel and stein
    edel & stein
    Base Theme: Ultra
    Pagespeed Score: 97
  • sondex
    Sondex
    Base Theme: Ultra
    Pagespeed Score: 93
  • ukontentowani
    uKONTENTowani
    Base Theme: Ultra
    Pagespeed Score: 94
  • Evolver Media
    Evolver Media
    Base Theme: Ultra
    Pagespeed Score: 96
  • nha khoa bella
    Nha Khoa Bella
    Base Theme: Ultra
    Pagespeed Score: 94
  • De Waal
    De Waal
    Base Theme: Ultra
    Pagespeed Score: 91
  • Michael Oglesby
    Michael Oglesby
    Base Theme: Ultra
    Pagespeed Score: 90
  • Little Lives UK
    Little Lives UK
    Base Theme: Ultra
    Pagespeed Score: 96
  • One Fine Day Productions
    One Fine Day Productions
    Base Theme: Ultra
    Pagespeed Score: 99
  • Let's Go Bass Fishing
    Let's Go Bass Fishing
    Base Theme: Ultra
    Pagespeed Score: 93
  • skip the drive
    SkipTheDrive
    Base Theme: Corporate
    Pagespeed Score: 98
  • synesty
    Synesty
    Base Theme: Music
    Pagespeed Score: 96
  • metzink
    Metzink
    Base Theme: Ultra
    Pagespeed Score: 92

25 Comments

  1. Nick
    Dec 10, 2020 @ 16:09

    This is great. How about sharing some details on how they got their sites so fast? Normally our Themify sites rank great on Desktop, but poor on Mobile.

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    • LEE
      Dec 11, 2020 @ 09:02

      Now on V5 framework.
      Can’t really complain at those results direct from Googles Lighthouse Audit.

      96 Performance
      100 Accessibility
      100 Best practise
      100 SEO

      Took some tweaking with my SG cache plugin, which was breaking my site if anyone is having issues it will be a plugin and probably the cache one, but got there in the end with the teams help. Thanks Nick. Couldn’t be happier!!!!

      Reply

  2. Marcelo
    Dec 10, 2020 @ 16:11

    Great! I am using Schoppe, last version, themify stuff only + Woocommerce. The site is just finished with 3 products and i get only 49% on pagespeed. Is there anything else to tune?

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    • Grzegorz
      Dec 10, 2020 @ 19:12

      Themify Settings -> Performance:
      – Enable Themify Cache
      – Enable Gzip
      – Enable WebP image
      You did it?

      Reply

    • Nick @ Themify
      Dec 10, 2020 @ 22:24

      Please post on our support forum. Our team will assist you with this.

      Reply

  3. Marius
    Dec 10, 2020 @ 18:34

    Any tutorials on how to achieve this would be great. I can’t go above 18.

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    • Nick @ Themify
      Dec 10, 2020 @ 22:23

      We can help to audit your site. Please post your site URL and details of the issue on our support forum.

      Reply

  4. binny
    Dec 10, 2020 @ 19:15

    I have been using Ultra for quite some time and tried several plugins to improve page speed, and currently using pro version of wp rocket.
    Would appreciate if you could share some insights to improve page speed.

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    • LEE
      Dec 11, 2020 @ 09:09

      Hi, I use gtmetrix.com to analyse a site to see where you can make improvements. It also breaks down how your site loads so you can see the snags. like video for example on a homepage, you might want to consider moving it to a second page, just so your homepage loads faster. Watch how much content is on the homepage, keep it light and fresh then delve into content on other pages.

      Ummmmm, but GTmetrix is great for looking at images most importantly, they are the number one killer to slow down load times, that aren’t properly sized and helps you tweak them in WP image editor. My brothers site was on a grade F, performance 38, he had about 10 badly sized images. He’s now a grade B just from rescaling images in WP.

      Take a bit of time and fiddling but you’ll get there. im now at a page speed of 96 from google lighthouse audit.

      enjoy.

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  5. Matthew Smith
    Dec 10, 2020 @ 19:44

    I am really happy to see some great changes on website page speed. That’s so important for site ranking and conversions. I am going to test out your framework again soon. Can’t wait to see how much site performance has improved.

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  6. Peter
    Dec 10, 2020 @ 20:56

    Looks like mostly minimalist, not resource heavy sites.

    My sites have images and text all over the place, including above the fold. I cannot get a score above 70. Most sites get around 40, which is very good for a WordPress site.

    I’m still happy with Themify though! They are the best! Thank you!

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    • Nick @ Themify
      Dec 14, 2020 @ 22:36

      Please post your site URL on our support forum: https://themify.me/forum. We can help to assess it. The number of image does affect pagespeed score, but it depends on the image size and other factors.

      Reply

  7. Michael Oglesby
    Dec 10, 2020 @ 21:53

    Hello all,

    My site is listed above and here are my Top Tips:

    1. Hosting. Make sure you have good solid hosting. I can’t stress that enough. Cheap, shared servers won’t cut it, never will. Make sure your hosting plan has GZIP, http/2 and PHP7.4 minimum. If you do a Google Page Speed and get the message ‘Improve Server Response Time’, this is Google politely telling you your hosting plan is rubbish. Change it or upgrade it. You are looking for £15/$20 per month package. I’m currently paying £15 a month for mine.

    2. Keep your images to a minimal. Don’t over use them. Ask yourself, does that image really need to be there? Make sure they are in the webp format or use the webp feature in the Performance settings of the Framework. Don’t use a 4K image in a 250 pixel width container. Use a graphics package to scale them down. Make sure the images are the correct size.

    3. Don’t use too many 3rd Party plugins as these will have their own JavaScript and CSS files, which you will have no control over. They also add bloat. From experience, Premium plugins are usually optimise, where are free ones are not so much.

    With regards to Mobile Page Speed score, anything over 50 is GOOD! Getting 90+ on mobile is impossible in WordPress. The only way to get this school is old skool HTML and a text only website.

    Hope this helps.

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  8. Alexander Schestag
    Dec 10, 2020 @ 23:29

    Unfortunately, you don’t measure real speed. Pagespeed scores can be extremely high for extremely slow sites, because the Pagespeed score is the result of multiple criteria. Therefore, I tested two German sites listed here. And I got mixed results.

    I always test with 4G, because Google uses 4G for its speed evaluation. I ran my tests from a German host. One site loaded in 1.6 seconds, which is great. The result for the other one was 3.5 seconds. That’s far from “fast”.

    So, next time, maybe you should do real speed tests.

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    • Nick @ Themify
      Dec 14, 2020 @ 22:34

      We use Google Pagespeed Insights and GTMetrix to audit speed (they are based on page size, scripts, code practices, server speed, etc.). You can’t really use user page speed to determine because it has many other factors such as server connection speed, user’s connection speed, user’s and server’s location, device connection/capability, browser’s specs, etc.

      Reply

  9. syxguns
    Dec 11, 2020 @ 05:12

    I wrote a pretty lengthy article about increasing site performance. This particular site is hosted on my home server. Michael Oglesby mentioned in number 1 on his post to make certain you have a nice hosting provider, which is an excellent suggestion.

    @Michael Oglesby – very nice suggestions.

    Here is the link to my article: https://lwhaley.com/general/wordpress-increase-performance/

    NOTE: I mention it in the article and the plugin I use is free but has a paid version as well. Support the plugin creator if you are able to.

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  10. Mark
    Dec 11, 2020 @ 11:47

    I have 2 sights using Ultra and they load in minutes !! something is terribly wrong. They used to be instant :(

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  11. Rafal
    Dec 11, 2020 @ 13:59

    You know that it is impossible to show this fact on FaceBook??
    FaceBook does not allow you to link to your blog :/

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    • Nick @ Themify
      Dec 14, 2020 @ 22:28

      Somehow Facebook blocked sharing on our site. We’ve contacted Facebook support, so far haven’t heard anything yet.

      Reply

  12. mark
    Dec 11, 2020 @ 15:55

    i did this
    Themify Settings -> Performance:
    – Enable Themify Cache
    – Enable Gzip
    – Enable WebP image
    You did it?

    and my site went from
    mobile 11 to 76
    desktop 43 to 89

    i will also convert all the images now

    thanks grzegorz

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  13. Strony
    Dec 12, 2020 @ 14:21

    A few of the examples given are really impressive. Especially considering the number and size of the photos. Bravo for developers.

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  14. Jowanna Daley
    Dec 12, 2020 @ 22:39

    Has the final version of been released yet?

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  15. Ekspert
    Dec 16, 2020 @ 02:58

    92? Thats impressive! Big thanks!

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