11 Mar 2020
One of the major concerns about using multi-purpose themes is the page speed. Most multi-purpose themes are packed with many features and they usually include many scripts which take longer to load than the simpler themes. Site loading speed not only affects your visitors' browsing experience, but it can also impact your site search engine placement as Google ranks higher for fast loading and mobile-friendly sites. All Themify themes have been mobile friendly for many years. The upcoming Themify mission is to make all of our themes score 95+ on Google Pagespeed without using any third party plugins.
Mission Pagespeed: Making The Fastest Multi-purpose Theme
Over the past 2 months, we've been working quietly on the Pagespeed Mission to improve the page speed of all Themify themes and the Builder. Today we are happy to announce that we've made good progress. It is a big mission as we have to change the whole theme and framework structure in order to achieve it. All themes need to be re-coded as well to work with the new framework. Our goal is to make Ultra and Shoppe the fastest multi-purpose themes that includes a drag & drop layout Builder.
See The Differences
We've set up a few demos to show the page speed improvements. With the same setup and content, the new versions load much faster than the old versions and the Google Pagespeed has significantly improved. Even with a lot of content on the page, all sites are loaded within a second with a 95+ Pagespeed score.
Test 1: Ultra Ristorante
Using the Ultra Ristorante demo content to conduct the speed test (ie. we compare the same demo setup with the new version vs the old version), below is the Google Pagespeed comparison.
Test 2: Ultra Fitness
Test 3: Ultra Construction
How to Test Your Site Pagespeed
If you want to find your site's page speed, go to Google's PageSpeed Insights, enter the site URL and click "Analyze". It will show you the score report on desktop and mobile (the higher the score the better). You can use the following URLs to verify our page speed test.
Beta Version Coming Soon...
We are still working on fine tuning the framework and all themes. The beta version will be available soon. We will publish another post as soon we have the beta version ready. Subscribe to our newsletter or follow us on Twitter and Facebook to get the latest updates.