Speed Comparison of Popular ThemeForest WP Themes

August 20, 2014

ThemeForest is the most favorite and most sought out place for premium wordpress themes.  Most of the themes are created by professional web designers and have high quality design and latest features.

Let us do a speed comparison of  best selling ThemeForest WordPress Themes. What follows is a list of most popular ThemeForest wp themes, sorted by Rank.

We have used 3 tools for this comparison:

A Comparison matrix should help you get an idea of speed performance of these  themes. You can sort the table by any column. Just click on header column to sort the table by that column.

Please note that this Data is as of August 16, 2014.  This may vary if  compared at a later date or if  the theme had a new release.

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ThemeForest Rank,Theme Name,URL,PageSpeeed – Mobile Score,PageSpeed – Desktop Score,GT Metrix – PageSpeed Score,GT Metrix – YSlow Score,GT  Metrix – Speed in secconds, Pingdom Tools Grade, Pingdom Speed in Seconds
1,Avada,Avada Details,51,75,97,85,5.36,80,3.49
2,X theme,X theme Details,65,77,73,81,4.96,96,5.17
3,EnFold,Enfold Details,68,87,89,90,4.23,93,2.67
4,Bridge,Bridge Details,45,62,89,70,11.69,75,3.63
5,Salient,Salient Details,63,77,82,78,8.26,95,60
6,the 7,The7 Details,51,67,84,84,7.74,67,3.81
7,Brroklyn,Brooklyn Details,60,71,85,69,4.96,88,2.89
8,Metronic,Metronic Details,17,29,63,69,7.17,69,4.8
9,BeTheme,BeTheme Details,70,82,86,80,8.02,94,4.26
10,Hemlock,Hemlock Details,20,31,73,67,5.81,87,6.57
11,Angulr,Angulr Details,49,62,70,83,5.15,80,1.74
12,Hazel,Hazel Details,51,54,90,73,2.85,69,7.54
13,Porto,Porto Details,27,33,41,68,2.13,80,2.24
14,SEO WP,Seo wp Details,47,61,71,89,8.93,82,3.41
15,Story,Story Details,15,21,32,77,5.52,85,1.53
16,Flat Responsive,Flat Responsive Details,47,60,82,81,8.96,93,6.46
17,Newspaper,Newspaper Details,68,92,70,86,4.12,96,4.4


Avada is a Responsive Multi-Purpose WordPress Theme by ThemeFusion. It is beautifully designed with built in mega menu at the top. You can select from a lot of different styles of blog including portfolio style, shop style, magazine style etc. It has 17 beautifully designed home page layout options. Avada also lets you include shortcodes on any page or post to add more features. It has a powerful admin panel that let you customize the layout, colors and style within minutes. Admin also include advanced options to enable/disable individual features. Avada includes 4 amazing sliders; Revolution Slider, Layer Slider, Fusion Slider, Elastic Slider. Each slider can be used on any page or post and offers its own set of unique options. Avada can be used for a blog, shop, product selling website and costs $58 on ThemeForest.
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X theme

The X Theme is a powerful, responsive and stylish theme created by Theme.co. X theme provides multiple unique designs and several layout options to choose. X comes with numerous pages templates and you can easily turn off certain elements like your header or footer on particular pages or can add more functionality to your website using shortcodes. For example, some available shortcodes are: Accordion, Block Grid, Buttons, Icons, Responsive Slider, Responsive Video, Tabbed Content and more. There is a Visual Composer to build complex layouts with these Shortcodes. X theme costs $63 on ThemeForest.
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Enfold is another awesome super flexible and fully responsive theme in ThemeForest that is suited for business websites, shop websites, and portfolio site. It comes with 18 predefined skins and provides several options to modify layout, styling, colors and fonts directly from within powerful admin panel. It has a Drag and Drop Template Builder with a ton of unique elements such as Slider, Buttons, Gallery, team, Tabs, Toggles, Accordions, Pricing and Data Tables and many more. Enfold fully supports a shop option, and has two separate designs for this. Enfold costs $58 on ThemeForest.
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Bridge is another multi-purpose WordPress theme. Main features include: Fully Customizable Headers/ title/ mega menu, set header to be fixed or Sticky Header, Visual Composer for WordPress, different blog page layout, 7 different portfolio single layouts, Full-width carousel slider plugin, Layer Slider, Extremely Customizable, Interactive Elements such as – Counters, pie charts, horizontal progress bars, icon progress bars, elements with animation, graph charts and more. Bridge costs $58 on ThemeForest.

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Salient is a beautiful word press theme that supports video as a background. The theme features 4 Stylish Blog Layouts, 2 Header Layouts + unlimited colors and Footer Column Options. Salient has an advanced version of visual composer. Other features include: Exclusive Nectar Slider, Graphically Intuitive Shortcode Generator, Sortable Portfolio, WooCommerce View Salient theme features

The 7

The7 is fully responsive and mobile optimized Multi-Purpose WordPress theme. The7 allows you to customize almost every aspect of its appearance. The theme has 12 Ready-Made Skins in different color schemes, Plenty of Blog, Portfolio & Galleries layouts for different purposes. It includes many Coolest and most trendy design features such as Fancy headers, full screen slideshows, Revolution Slider, boxed and wide layouts, striped content backgrounds, parallax stripes, floating menu, and more. The7 costs $58 on ThemeForest.

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Brooklyn is a Creative One Page (single page) word press theme which is best suited to create your personal website or any other type of website such as a food blog, photographer, travel agency, web design firm, a music / video producer site etc. This theme has everything you need and come up with 8 unique pre-made demos. There are 3 different portfolio showcases with really easy management. This Creative multi-Purpose Theme will deliver a great user experience. Brroklyn costs $48 on ThemeForest.

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Metronic is a responsive Admin Dashboard Template. Metronic comes with different theme versions such as Metronic Admin, Metronic eCommerce Front end, Metronic Corporate Front end, Metronic One Page Parallax Front end etc. Metronic can be used for any type of web applications such as custom admin panels, admin dashboards, eCommerce back ends, CMS, CRM, SAAS and websites: business, eCommerce. corporate, portfolio, blog etc. Metronic costs $27 on ThemeForest.
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BeTheme is a Responsive Multi-Purpose WordPress Theme with 31 Homepage Options. You can use this theme for almost any niche site including beauty, hotel, travel, school, church, wedding, business,web hosting,real estate, medial, transport, restaurant, shop and more. Using BeTheme you can create one page Website. The BeTheme comes with 4 different grid layouts, 7 different header versions, built in mega menu option, Revolution slider, Many pre-configured Pages, more than 200 shortcodes and huge number of components and much more. Using the Drag and Drop Builder, users can drag all the components of the theme and create a layout as per choice. BeTheme will let users to create unique website real quick. BeTheme costs $58 on ThemeForest.

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Hemlock is a Responsive WordPress Blog Theme available with classic full width blog layout and with Sidebar layout. Hemlock has a clean, straightforward and striking design. Hemlock enabled with Grid Blog Layout, Full Width Featured Slider, various custom post types and widgets, Unlimited color options and more. Hemlock costs $38 on ThemeForest.
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So you saw the list. Be your own judge. Compare speeds as well as features and select the best.