Top 50 Free Responsive WordPress Themes

By Daniel Scocco

As more and more users resort to tablets and smartphones to browse the web, having a mobile friendly design is already a must. In fact Google has been warning webmasters for a while that they should put extra effort into making sure their websites are compatible with mobile devices.

There are different solutions available in the market, but having a responsive template is by far the best one, because it doesn’t force you to create two or more versions of your website, which might create problems for some users.

If you are a WordPress user you can consider yourself lucky, as there are dozens of free and responsive WordPress themes around. Below you’ll find a selection of the top 50. Enjoy!

1. Hueman

hueman theme

Another versatile responsive WordPress theme. You can specify how many sidebars you want to use, and users will be able to toggle them on or off, making sure the content will be in evidence, regardless of the device you visitor is using.

2. Dazzling

dazzling theme

Fully responsive WordPress theme which is compatible with WooCommerce. It’s highly customizable, with unlimited color options, homepage widget options, image sliders and so on.

3. White

white theme

A beautiful theme released by the InkHive guys. It’s fully responsive and comes with multiple page layouts, theme options, responsive slider, grid layout for posts, multiple sidebars, footer widget area, stunning css animations, footer and top navigation menus.

4. Pictorico

pictorico

If you are looking for a theme to display your images, porfolio or artwork, look no further. This theme is created around the images, and the homepage is beautifully crafted to bring them together.

5. Imag Mag

imag theme

Fully responsive magazine theme you can customize quite easily. You can use widgets to create different magazine sections and topics, and you can also customize the logo, the menus, the sliders and so on.

6. Felicity

felicity theme

A very versatile WordPress theme which can be used as a blog, portfolio or business website. It features two awesome image sliders, customizable home page sections, custom logo and favicon, Google fonts, unlimited colors for the menu widgets header.

7. Contango

contango

Beautiful clean design. This responsive theme features custom colors, custom logo, custom widgets, and several other features to simplify your customization of the layout. It’s also translation-ready.

8. Finch

finch theme

Another good option if you are looking for a responsive theme with dark background. It’s a minimalist theme, which comes with two columns, sidebar on the right and a large content column. It’s HTML5 and mobile ready.

9. Rams

rams

Rams is a clean and minimalist WordPress theme that is optimized for mobile devices, including those that use Retina display. It supports image galleries and Jetpack infinite scroll navigation.

10. Vision

vision

An easy to customize, responsive WordPress theme that includes a featured header image. You can use a static image or a slider on the homepage, and the theme also supports several widgets out of the box.

11. Twenty Fourteen

twenty-fourteen

The default theme of the year from the WordPress guys is responsive and aims for a magazine-style design. It’s very easy to customize as usual, so it might be a good choice for your website.

12. ColorWay

twenty-fourteen

Very clean theme that can be customized to suit any need. In fact it could even be used to power a corporate or business website/blog. It’s completely responsive.

13. Montezuma

montezuma theme

This theme was created by the same guy who built the famous Atahualpa theme, back in the day. This new version is fully responsive, and it’s also optimized for search engines.

14. Interface

interface theme

Clean and elegant responsive WordPress theme which can be used either as a blog or as a business/corporate website. It features 4 layouts for every post/page, 5 Page Templates, 8 widget areas, 6 custom widgets, featured slider to highlight your post/page, 10 social icons.

15. Preus

preus

A clean and elegant theme with already comes with translation for several languages. It also features Parallax Header, Responsive Layout, Custom Widget, Theme Options, Full Width Pages, 2 Navigation Menus.

16. Twenty Thirteen

twenty-fourteen

Last year’s default WordPress theme has a very classic blog design. If you are aiming for that style it could be a good option. It comes with several post formats, and it is optimized for all device sizes.

17. iFeature

twenty-fourteen

Very clean and elegant theme that caters to e-commerce site owners and bloggers. It should be very easy to customize it to your needs, and as with the other themes on the list, it’s completely free and responsive.

18. Responsive

responsive

This responsive theme comes with 6 template layouts and 9 page templates ready for you.

19. Minamaze

minamaze

This is the free version of the Minamaze Pro theme. It includes most of the features, though, and it packs a really nice layout and style. Worth a look.

20. Alpha Forte

alpha-forte

If you are looking for a responsive WordPress theme that you can customize with a nice background image, look no further.

21. Customizr

customizr

This responsive theme has only one goal: to make it extremely easy for you to customize its layout, making your blog unique without spending too much time tweaking things out. Just to give you an idea: it comes with 17 colors skins out of the box.

22. Hathor

hathor theme

Corporate style responsive theme that allows you to upload your logo and to customize the colors being used. It also comes with the theme options to make your life easier.

23. Professional

professional theme

If you are looking to give your site or blog a professional look, well, this name is for you, as the name aptly says. It brings a very polished design, which is easy to customize. On top of that it adapts beautifully for any screen size.

24. Canonical

canonical
This is a child theme for the Responsive theme, featured above. If you are looking for a classic blog design this template might be what you need.

25. Radiant

radiant

Based on Twitter’s Bootstrap, this theme packs a lot of Drag & Drop functionality to make customizing your WordPress style much easier. It’s fully responsive.

26. Simvance

simvance theme

A clean and fully responsive WordPress theme. It comes with built-in numbered pagination, homepage slider and many other features.

27. ClearSky

clearsky

Another theme based on the Bootstrap framework. It’s compatible with WooCommerce, and it can be customized to serve the type of website, be it an online store or a traditional blog.

28. Lean

lean theme

Clean and elegant theme that places extra care on the typography, making sure that text and headlines will adapt to any screen size and resolution.

29. Minima Lite

minimal lite

As the name implies, this is a minimal, yet fully responsive WordPress theme. It comes with four color options.

30. Virtue

twenty-fourteen

A professional looking theme that uses the Bootstrap framework from Twitter to power it’s responsive layout. Definitely a good option if you are going for a clean/corporate style.

31. Italian Restaurant

italian restaurant theme

A responsive theme based on the Bootstrap framework. It was designed with restaurants and food websites in mind, but it can be customized to any type of website.

32. Elisium

elisium theme

Free and responsive WordPress theme which comes with two homepage options and is ideal for business and corporate sites.

33. Influence

influence theme

This WordPress theme aims to facilitate the addition of multimedia content to your site, including images and videos. As such it’s ideal for portfolio and gallery websites.

34. Indigos

indigos

Very clean and elegant theme which comes ready to be used with several popular WordPress plugins, including Contact Form 7 and Advanced Custom Fields.

35. Weavr

weavr wordpress theme

A minimal HTML5 responsive theme which uses the Kube CSS3 framework. It comes with mobile friendly menus, video insertions and much more.

36. Verbo

verbo theme

A very clean theme, idea if you plan to use it for a blog or a magazine, as it will allow your users to focus on the content, regardless of the device they are using.

37. Simplify

twenty-fourteen

The goal of the this WordPress theme is to provide a nice platform for those looking to build a corporate or business blog. It comes with a nice image slider on the homepage.

38. Blogly Lite

blogly theme

A responsive WordPress theme which was created with personal blogs in mind. It also comes in a Pro version, but most of the features are already available on the free one.

39. Eclipse

eclipse

There aren’t many options when it comes to responsive themes with a dark background, but Eclipse is one of them. The theme includes a lot of Drag & Drop functionality, making it easier to customize the layout and look.

40. Garfunkel

garfunkel

This responsive WordPress theme tries to emulate the Pinterest user interface. It’s therefore ideal for image based websites and blogs, and it comes with different post and page default styles you can choose from.

41. Vanilj

vanily

This clean theme is geared toward people who want a traditional blog style. The theme comes with an interesting feature which allows your readers to estimate how much time they still need to finish reading each post.

42. Hemingway

hemingway

The famous Hemingway theme is now mobile-ready. The two-column design supports custom colors, full-width header images and parallax scrolling.

43. Wilson

wilson theme

A clean and classic blog design which features the sidebar on the left and the main content on the right column. It comes with custom color and logo support, and it’s optimized for Retina display devices.

44. Persia

persia responsive

Very clean and elegant theme design, ideal for a blog or magazine. It comes with background color options, five responsive menu styles, Google Fonts and so on.

45. Coeur

coeur

A very clean theme which aims to put your content in evidence. It comes with a white background by default, but you’ll be able to change most of the colors and layout options.

46. Purity Lite

purity theme

One of the best magazine themes around. It’s fully responsive and easy to customize, making it an ideal choice for those looking for a magazine or news based website or blog.

47. Max Magazine

max-mgazine

One of the best themes around if you are looking for a magazine look. It already comes with section for your social media icons, advertising spots and so on. Its white background make it easy to change the colors and to use your own logo.

48. Aldehyde

aldehyde

A minimum theme with some premium features included. Ideal if you are going for a clean look that works on every mobile device.

49. Infinite

infinite theme

This responsive WordPress theme comes optimized for Retina displays, which is a plus if your target audience will be using high resolution devices like the newest iPads. The theme aims for a portfolio/business look.

50. Sixteen

sixteen

This art-based responsive theme is geared toward people who want to display a portfolio or a list of products and services. That is why is comes ready to be integrated with WooCommerce. Customization is made easy by the theme features and options.

51. News Magazine

news magazine

As the title says, this responsive WordPress theme is ideal for a magazine layout or a news website. It doesn’t offer too many customization options, but it if you are willing to tweak things around you should be able to give it your own look.

52. Weblizar

twenty-fourteen

Another responsive WordPress theme designed with business and corporate users in mind. It comes with features to display your portfolio, list of services and products, testimonials and so on.

53. iRibbon

iribbon responsive

A versatile responsive theme which can be used both by a blog or by a business/corporate websites. It’s homepage comes with an image slider and with sections to display a portfolio or a list of offered services.

54. Twenty Twelve

twentytwelve

The default WordPress for the year 2012 introduced a fully responsive design, and one that is also very easy to customize.

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8 Responses to “Top 50 Free Responsive WordPress Themes”

  • Shyam Chathuranga

    There were few beautiful ones. Anyway, I’d love to use Genesis themes from StudioPress since they are really powerful than other themes. What you think about them Daniel?

    Thanks,
    Shyam

  • Mustafa Gaziani

    Hi danniel,

    Great list! Interface theme would be one of the best choice for any business owner who want to develop a site for business use. As, this theme has a lot of great features and is really very powerful for business owners.

    Thanks for sharing this list.

  • suraj kumar singh

    Really awesome themes and i am also a WordPress user that’s why i am fully satisfied. This theme has amazing feature and a great look. Thank u admin for sharing this awesome list of theme.

  • Opencart Tema

    wow nice themes, thank you

  • Muhammad Mairaj

    Hi Daniel,
    Wonderful post. How nicely you share some top Responsive WordPress Themes. which is no doubt very helpful for every blogger. Thanks for sharing useful list.

  • Joseph Lalonde

    Thanks for the list. I was just looking for something like this a couple of months back.

    One thing though. It would be nice to see comparisons. Have the full site and mobile site image next to each other.

  • Liam

    I’ve never taken the time to check out the many themes available. Think i’ll have a look at how some of these look. Thanks a lot.

  • Abu Bakar

    Wow.. I recently made word press site but not found anywhere any good themes but this article has some decent themes that fulfill my needs because they are stylish and user friendly. I’ll give them a try. Thanks for sharing.

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