Themify Ultra Builder Settings for Performance and Speed 2023
Last Updated on 21st February 2023 by Ajmer Singh
Themify Ultra is one of the best drag and drop multipurpose theme available in the market.
I am using themify ultra on my site and enjoying their performance for the last 3+ years.
Especially after their page speed update in 2021.
Which is a must needed feature after Google officially confirms that website loading speed is one of the important ranking factor.
I already achieved core web vitals with 95+ scores in Gtmetrix, Google pagespeed insights and Pingdom.
It’s not easy to get these scores. I tried and worked for almost a month to improve my score.
Tried every possible setting and feature for this. Finally, I found the best combination to get these results (loading time under 1 sec).
- Cloudways (Digital Ocean Premium)
- Themify Ultra theme
- Autoptimize plugin for Caching
- WP optimize for Database Optimization
- Cloudflare CDN
I have separate settings articles, for everything in this combination, except Themify Ultra.
So, in this article, I will show you the best Themify Ultra Builder settings that I use for performance and speed.
Themify Ultra Builder Settings
Favicon: Add your favicon here.
Header code: You can add header code here like AdSense or ezoic codes. (no extra plugin required)
Footer code: You can also add the code in the footer.
Google Analytics: Add the google analytics code here. (no extra plugin required)
Search settings: Include or exclude the search option from posts and pages.
Error 404 page: Add your custom 404 error page or select from your pages like I selected the blog page.
Google fonts: You can disable google fonts here or show only recommended google fonts. (I choose to disable them)
Schema microdata: Enable or disable schema microdata.
If you are not using any SEO plugin for Schema or structured data then disable it otherwise enable it.
I disabled it because I am using the SEO framework plugin for structured data.
Do not enable it on both theme and plugin. That may cause duplicate structured data errors.
Maintenance mode: Use this mode for maintenance purposes. Like making changes on your site in the backend, not on the live site.
Feed settings: Some quick settings for RSS feeds.
Custom feed URL: Using custom feed. Add the URL here.
2. Theme Settings
Tablet landscape – 1280 px
Tablet portrait – 768 px
Mobile – 680 px
Mobile menu – 680 px
Theme appearance: This setting is for design purposes. You can use it according to your needs.
Dark mode: Enable or disable dark mode here.
Mega menu: Settings like no. of posts to show in the mega menu etc.
Image filter: Apply filter to images or featured images.
Loading screen: Settings for the screen during loading time.
Animating background colours: Enable or disable animated colours in the header or footer section.
Related posts: Set your related post settings here. Related posts are posts that appear at the end of every article.
Single post slider settings: Post slider settings like autoplay, transition speed etc. I am not using autoplay.
Pagination option: I am using standard pagination. (Numbered pagination)
Footer text: You can edit, enable or disable footer text here.
WordPress gallery lightbox: Enable
Link focus outline – Light
General font size – Normal
These settings are the main part of this theme for performance and speed.
Themify lazy load: Disable
I choose to disable it because I am using Autoptimize for the lazy load.
Development mode: Only enable when you are testing or making changes on your site. (not required)
Themify cache: Themify Cache can not be enabled due to the Autoptimize plugin being activated.
You cannot use two cache plugins at the same time. That may cause errors or lead to slow page speed.
Minified scripts: Select this option to disable minified scripts. (recommended)
Browser caching: Enable browser caching. (recommended)
Gzip scripts: Enable Gzip scripts. (recommended)
Concate CSS: Clear your CSS cache after making changes to the theme design.
WebP image: Enable (recommended)
WebP image quality: High quality
jQuery script: do not select – disable
jQuery migrate: do not select – disable
WordPress emoji: do not select – disable
You can enable these settings on the Autoptimize plugin.
4. Default layouts
Tweak your layout settings for posts, search pages, archive pages etc.
5. Portfolio Settings
Layout settings for your portfolio. (If you are using or have a portfolio page)
6. Image Script
The image script is used to generate featured images dynamically in any dimension.
If your images are cropped manually, disable it for faster performance.
Disable: Do not disable it if you are not cropping your images manually.
Base image size: Large
7. Social Links
Manage social links: Image
To display the links: go to Appearance > Widgets and drop a Themify – Social Links widget in a widget area.
8. Integration API
Use these settings for integration like I am using only Cloudflare.
9. Themify Builder
Themify builder options: Enable themify builder
Leave other settings to default.
Animation effects: Leave default.
Builder modules: You can disable any feature you don’t want in the themify builder.
Tools: Use this tool to replace the strings in the builder data.
Note: Backup before using this tool.
10. Hook Content
Hook content is used to place shortcodes, texts, etc inside any layout.
11. Role Access
Wordpress has the feature for user roles but themify also provides role access if you are having multi authors on your website.
12. Custom Icon Font
Go to fontello.com, pick your icons, download the Webfont zip, upload and insert the zip URL here.
The icon package will be auto detected on Themify’s icon library where you click “Insert Icon”.
For the full guide, visit themify’s recommended post.
Themify themes provide a lot of performance settings for a great user experience.
In my experience, a great user experience is equal to:
- A perfect landing page
- Having load speed under 1sec (Change your shared host and switch to cloudways managed cloud host)
- A perfect theme or layout
- Unique content
- Quality images
Have any questions, comment below. I am happy to answer.