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We’ve just released a new version of our bestselling DNN Theme – Porto 2.
It has many new features, but in this post I’ll focus on just one: Speed & Performance. That’s right! Performance is a feature. Page speed is a significant factor in SERPs (Search Engine Result Page) rankings and bounce rate. It’s even more important now with responsive designs and mobile rankings. There are many articles on web on why fast page speed is better. So for rest of this post, let’s look at what is considered fast within DNN ecosystem.
Our goal was simple. Make Porto as fast as possible within technical limitations of DNN framework. We settled on Google PageSpeed Insights as our measuring tool. For comparison, we looked at http://www.dnnsoftware.com itself along with top selling DNN Themes. We used the following best DNN Themes as our benchmark to set a new standard of performance.
5 DNN Theme vendors were selected from Top Vendors on 9/18/2015
2 themes were selected for each vendor based on Best Selling Revenue – Last 2 Weeks (as of 9/18/2015)
Results are ranked based on Desktop Speed. Click on the Vendor name to view its profile and Theme name to view the analyzed page. Scores can change based on server load and content changes. Individual scores and results are linked with snapshots at time of analysis (9/18/2015) Use the Test Now links to see the current analysis.
It was no surprise that the DNN Theme in use on DNNSoftware.com was the best performing theme; hence it became our benchmark.
We’re happy to announce that Porto 2 sets a new benchmark for performance within DNN ecosystem.
Disclaimer: Porto 2 was tested with Client Resource Management feature enabled. No other changes or modifications were made to DNN Core or other files.