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!
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
This responsive theme comes with 6 template layouts and 9 page templates ready for you.
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
If you are looking for a responsive WordPress theme that you can customize with a nice background image, look no further.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A clean and fully responsive WordPress theme. It comes with built-in numbered pagination, homepage slider and many other features.
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.
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
As the name implies, this is a minimal, yet fully responsive WordPress theme. It comes with four color options.
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
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.
Free and responsive WordPress theme which comes with two homepage options and is ideal for business and corporate sites.
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.
Very clean and elegant theme which comes ready to be used with several popular WordPress plugins, including Contact Form 7 and Advanced Custom Fields.
A minimal HTML5 responsive theme which uses the Kube CSS3 framework. It comes with mobile friendly menus, video insertions and much more.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
The famous Hemingway theme is now mobile-ready. The two-column design supports custom colors, full-width header images and parallax scrolling.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
A minimum theme with some premium features included. Ideal if you are going for a clean look that works on every mobile device.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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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