The WordPress Thesis Theme is already considered to have the fastest page load time of any theme, and now it’s even faster. Since Google now uses site speed as one of the factors in ranking your site…well, release 1.8.3 further distances itself from the competition.
If you’re interested in knowing how Diythemes made Thesis even faster, read on. The new version makes only two requests for stylesheets compared to three requests previously. And if you’re a “speed freak” like me, you can reduce this to a single http request for an even faster page load. Go to Site Options → Stylesheet Options and un-check “Use Design Mode”. This combines all your stylesheets into one. And what is the bottom line? Less http requests means faster page loading, and that helps your SEO ranking.
Not familiar with Thesis?
Thesis is a premium WordPress “blank canvas” theme with over 46,000 sites using the Thesis theme. Thesis is known for a famous Option Panels that let you customize your website with scores of layout, design and function options for every part of your website. Thesis is also known for pixel-perfect typography and visual clarity. You can learn even more about Thesis here.
Want to build a Thesis website?
If you’re looking for an easy step-by-step guide on getting Thesis up and running on your own, check out this post: Using the Blank Canvas Theme – Thesis.