Help me find the fastest Shopify theme

@kprimdal thank you for your comparison list.

Please note, you should consider the page content, the number of features on the page when you compare the speed.

Regarding the Shella score. You took the main demo with a lot of enabled features, like MegaMenu, product options, and more. It simply has three times more content.

You also show the 33 number, however, it shows 52 for me - https://take.ms/ecpMt

Anyway, If you want to compare your theme with the Shella theme, please check the https://shella-fashion.myshopify.com/ demo. It has the same content and features and shows 97 points for me - https://take.ms/TqgyJ

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kprimdal
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That is an impressive PageSpeed score, I can however not replicate that from a local environment. It is like Google's lighthouse is not loading the needed javascript for your page, and that is the reason for the score.

But you are correct, it is not a fair comparison, and I regret a bit making this tread.

Creator of the blazing fast Shopify theme Air Theme One
https://airthemeone.com
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Baldur_Helgason
Shopify Partner
28 0 11

@kprimdal wrote:

... and I regret a bit making this tread.


Haha that’s a bit too harsh isn’t it?

I think this is a good thread, I’m currently looking for an upgrade to my theme (using highly customised Minimal currently) and I’m glad this thread exists

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Baldur_Helgason
Shopify Partner
28 0 11

@kprimdal wrote:

That is an impressive PageSpeed score, I can however not replicate that from a local environment. It is like Google's lighthouse is not loading the needed javascript for your page, and that is the reason for the score.


That’s correct. PSI shows a lot of errors if you scroll down. That might be the reason for this amazing score

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Baldur_Helgason
Shopify Partner
28 0 11

@MPI_themes I’m really interested in the Shella theme. Can you provide some examples of actual real life use cases of this theme?

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@Baldur_Helgason  thank you for your interest in the Shella Shopify theme

You may get all details about it at https://themeforest.net/item/shella-ultimate-fashion-responsive-shopify-theme/22804833 page

It includes the list of stores based on the Shella theme - https://take.ms/RpUge Please note, the page speed depends on apps added to the store, we continuously improve the theme, the store may have the old theme version without the latest performance updates.

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@kprimdal what local environment do you mean?

I checked at the Google Chrome web developer tools - https://take.ms/2DjGd

And didn't see an issues, the stats is lower compared to lighthouse web. I believe it is related to test environment.

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kprimdal
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When I said, "local environment" I meant lighthouse in chrome where the score is lower as you also see.

Creator of the blazing fast Shopify theme Air Theme One
https://airthemeone.com
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@kprimdal talked to my developer.

The Chrome Lighthouse has version 6.4, the online Lighthouse has version 6.3. It may cause a difference. 

Another idea, remove theme features, make JavaScript code as small as possible. It will be interesting to see the page speed score for your theme when you add more features.

My answer to the question "Help me find the fastest Shopify theme" - the simplest theme is the fastest theme. I will consider creating a simple version of the Shella theme. To get an even higher speed score and check how it will influence the customer's satisfaction.

But speed is not a key feature for sales and conversions. Kurt Elster recently shows an example - https://take.ms/WyMIP. For sure the speed should be high. The store should be faster than similar stores on Shopify, it's about 75 score points.

Thank you for your work. I'm happy to see people like my team who care about the page speed performance.

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https://mpthemes.net/
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kprimdal
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@MPI_themes wrote:

But speed is not a key feature for sales and conversions. Kurt Elster recently shows an example - https://take.ms/WyMIP. For sure the speed should be high. The store should be faster than similar stores on Shopify, it's about 75 score points.


I agree as long as you want your customer to come from your marketing efforts, but let's wait and see what people are going to say as soon as Google is going to included Web Core Vitals in the page ranks.

Then I hope it is really going to benefits stores that has a lot better score than that, but only time is going to tell.

But yes, we both want our customers to have fast store

Creator of the blazing fast Shopify theme Air Theme One
https://airthemeone.com
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