Hello Theme Speed: How Fast Is Elementor Theme

Do you want to know the Hello theme speed? Or is it a fast theme at all? Well, you came to the right place because I tested it and I have real results.

But first, let me explain how I made this test.

Hello Theme Speed Test

I wanted this test to be a good one so I tested it on both – desktop and mobile. For desktop, I used the GTmetrix speed tool, and for mobile – Google Speed Insights.

And the test was done in different circumstances. I wanted to know how speed was changing with and without content. So, I made three tests for each speed tool:

  1. Clean Test – I installed the Hello theme on a fresh WordPress website. No plugins, themes, posts, pages, etc. Just Hello theme installed on it.
  2. Template Test – For the second Hello theme speed test I installed Elementor and used one of the demos from Starter Templates. Nothing else was installed.
  3. Template With Cache Test – And on the last test I installed WP Fastest Cache and configured it. So it had a Hello theme, Elementor, Starter Templates, & cache plugin.

As long as hosting is concerned, I used Namecheap’s shared hosting. Nothing special but this way we will see how Hello Elementor performance on budget hosting. Good hosting will increase speed dramatically.

Now let’s dive in and see the results.

Clean test

As I said above, the first test was the clean test. Just Hello theme on a fresh WordPress install. I used GTmetrix for desktop and Google Speed Insights for mobile speed.

I was delighted with the result. The Hello theme showed me that it is a light and fast theme. The total page size was 23.2KB and the total page requests were 7. That’s really good results.

hello theme speed test

All the performance result was green, which is great. Total blocking time was 0s and speed index was 0.6s. The very lightweight and fast theme even on the shared hosting. Theme performance is great.

Here is the results table:

GTmetrixGoogle Speed Insights
TTFB0.5s
First Contentful Paint0.7s1.4s
Time To Interactive0.7s1.4s
Fully Loaded Time1.3s
Speed Index2.7s

Template test

The second Hello theme speed test was a little different. I installed Starter Templates and uploaded one of their ready sites. I uploaded and tested only the home page. Nothing else.

The template has some text, headings, buttons, and images. Some images are big. So it will have an impact on loading speed. Notice that, only Elementor and Starter Templates plugin was installed. No caching or other optimization.

template speed test

Now we see a difference. Page size became 1.76MB and requests were raised to 36. But performance remained almost identical. Very small differences when you compare it to the clean test.

But on mobile, the differences were a little bit higher. The mobile score is always much lower than desktop. I don’t know how Google’s tool works but it is always the case.

Of course, we should consider hosting and also unoptimized images. But my goal was exactly that. I want to know how the Hello theme performs out of the box.

Result table for Template Test:

GTmetrixGoogle Speed Insights
TTFB1s
First Contentful Paint1.4s3.1s
Time To Interactive1.5s4.9s
Fully Loaded Time2.3s
Speed Index9.2s

Template With Cache Test

Now, the last test was the most interesting. This is where we should see the real Hello theme speed. I just left everything as it was but added another plugin – WP Fastest Cache.

It is one of the best free cache plugins you can find. Very simple but powerful. I configured it as I do for every website I use it on. And the results were good. Even with this simple cache plugin.

cached test result

Page size and request count remained the same but the performance went up to 96%. Load times went down. Cache had a good impact on speed.

Mobile score on Google Speed Insights also went up about 20 points, which is a great score for mobile. It means that the cache works as it should be. And if you use a powerful cache like WP Rocket, it will increase speed more.

Result of the last test:

GTmetrixGoogle Speed Insights
TTFB0.185s
First Contentful Paint1s3.3s
Time To Interactive1.2s4.1s
Fully Loaded Time2.3s
Speed Index5.2s

Thoughts On Hello Theme Speed

I think the result was very good. This test showed that the Hello Elementor theme is very lightweight and fast. It works well with images and content.

If you use better hosting, cache plugin, and optimize images it will be one of the fastest themes. And I think if you are using Elementor Pro, it is the best theme. Has header and footer builder and more awesome widgets.

Of course, it works with the free version of Elementor but then you have to add additional plugins like header & footer builder. You can do it but I like to use as few plugins as I can.

But if you wondered about using the Hello theme, this test shows that it’s a fast and lightweight theme. The best for Elementor Pro.

Here is the full table for the Hello theme speed test:

test results table

Conclusion

I think Hello Elementor is the best theme for Elementor. Especially if you use the pro version. It is fast, lightweight, and is build for Elementor. You can test it yourself on better hosting, optimize more, and see the results.

But remember, if you use Elementor free, then you have to install additional plugins for the header & footer, blog posts, etc. I recommend you to buy a pro version of Elementor if you decide to install the Hello theme.

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