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Suggestions for lightweight WP theme

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by BassTrackerBoats, Feb 17, 2017.

  1. BassTrackerBoats

    BassTrackerBoats Super Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    I'd appreciate any suggestions you might have for a lightweight, fast responsive WP theme for a membership site that I am working on.

    I've tried a few and they are a little bulky and thus slow and I'm no genius when it comes to this sort of thing so if you have any ideas I'd appreciate it.

    I don't care if it is a paid or free theme either as I have no issues with paying for a decent theme.

    Thanks!
     
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  2. I know SEO

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    @Apricot has kind of converted me into using Generate Press + child themes for everything.

    If you have the skills, you're not going to get much more light weight while still having decent out of the box features.
     
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  3. Sherbert Hoover

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    Another vote for GeneratePress. Works great, is fast and small, good shit. I usually either go that route or just modify Twenty-Seventeen to fit my liking. For more than just a basic client blog (so client full sites or my own project site) I usually prefer to buy a new license of X, trash what I don't need, and pop in some of the WPMU DEV plugins (SmartCrawl, Hummingbird, Smush Pro mainly), then spend 30 minutes or so optimizing the ever loving shit out of it once I have the site to where I want it to be. Batching tasks and whatnot.
     
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