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Fastest WordPress theme – Benchmark testing of 8 commonly used themes

Here are the speed test results for some of the populat free and paid WordPress themes from Webmatros. The Number 1 WordPress theme that is faster among all the 8 WordPress themes compared is GeneratePress Free version. The premium version of GeneratePress comes second.
Sys calls Queries Theme Check PageSpeed YSlow Pingdom
GeneratePress Free version 242 15 0 A 95 C 72 C 77
GeneratePress Premium 1190 22 0 A 94 D 68 C 77
Beaver Builder theme 312 17 63 C 71 D 62 A 100
Freelancer Framework 204 15 27 B 87 C 70 B 87
Genesis 804 16 18 B 86 D 63 B 89
Dynamik Website Builder 852 17 220 B 87 D 65 B 88
Astra 756 16 0 A 90 B 84 B 89
Astra Pro 2691 27 0 B 80 D 68 B 89

I use and trust thesis theme and have not done a benchmark test like above. But my website speed tests show that I have above 95 score and im sure it will be on par with the above themes when put into a benchmark test.

When it comes to SEO, I can vouch that Thesis theme is giving me the results I expected. Thesis theme is only second to HTML when it comes to speed, an ease of use experience and SEO benefits.

Note:  If you are wondering how to get Thesis theme, then go to DIYThemes here  (affiliate link) and get the Focus product like advertised in the sales page. Then from the members area you get access to latest version of both Thesis theme and Focus theme, just use the thesis theme alone without the Focus add on.