In this post, I will list all the best WordPress themes I use or have used to build websites for my clients. Themes listed below are lightweight themes and highly optimized for SEO.
GeneratePress is a lightweight, multipurpose WordPress theme developed by Tom Usborne. It is highly performance oriented and out of the box, it adds under 10 KB in size and it has a great reputation for clean and bloat free code.
As of May 2023, GeneratePress is active on over 500,000 sites according to WordPress.org. It has a perfect 5-star rating on over 1,368 reviews.
- 100% Page Speed scores
- Super-fast customer support
- Build any type of website
- Highly focused on speed and optimization
- Page level controls
- Stunning website templates
- Single license can be used to build 500 websites
- Compatible with page builders
2. Astra Theme
Astra is also a lightweight, multipurpose WordPress theme, developed by a team called Brainstorm Force. It is highly performance oriented and out of the box, it adds under 50 KB in size and it has a great reputation for clean and bloat free code.
Astra is very popular WordPress theme and is active on over one million sites according to WordPress.org. It also has a perfect 5-star rating on over 5,069 reviews.
- Extremely easy to use and beginner friendly
- Plenty of pre-made starter templates
- Drag and drop header and footer builder
- Custom layout and page headers
- Free plugins to extend it’s core features
- Compatible with all page builders
- Supports unlimited site usage
- Supports hook to add extra functionality
- In build SEO features