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Jul 31

Best Responsive Themes for WordPress

You’ve likely heard this a thousand times, but, we are going to tell you this again. Your average customer is on the Internet today. Not only are they online, they are specifically using mobile platforms to access online content.

So, there is a growing need for responsive websites and that means you need to use responsive themes when designing your site.

A responsive theme allows your website to adapt to any layout. This is very important if you want to satisfy both desktop and mobile users. You actually get to save time and effort by not having to build separate sites for individual platforms.

Responsive themes make your WordPress site flexible. Plus, they enhance the customer experience, making it possible to strike a chord with the customers.

However, when it comes to responsive themes, the market is filled with them, thanks to the surge in mobile platforms. So, how do you settle on one that works for you?

Well, you talk to the experts and as experts, we thought we’d save you some time and just go ahead with providing a list of the best responsive themes for WordPress.

Take a look.


Shapely is a free responsive theme meant for WordPress. It’s one of the more practical options out there and also one of the best looking ones. Of course, you also have plenty of functionality to go with the aesthetics. The graphics are simply eye-popping.

In fact, barring the responsiveness, the theme is also known to help with the web development aspect.

The theme works with Android, iOS, and Windows. That’s more than 90% of the mobile devices on the market. Of course, it is compatible with desktops as well. You also get support for Apple’s Retina displays, which means your site’s graphics and text will really stand out with this theme.

Shapely uses one-page web design, which is great for professional application. Though it might appear a bit specific, the theme actually works for pretty much anything.

You also won’t have any trouble integrating it with plugins such as Gravity, Yoast SEO, Google Analytics, and Contact Form 7.


The name for this theme makes it quite obvious that it’s ideally meant for magazine-like layouts. Of course, the benefits don’t end there. This responsive WordPress theme comes with a fair share of useful features. You get a layout builder, a mega menu option, social sharing, content slider, and sliding menu options.

You even get to choose from a range of 6 color schemes and multiple sidebars. There are multiple icons, fonts, shortcodes, and custom widgets as well.


This is a very experimental theme, but it does offer a ton of flexibility. Design and layout wise, the theme can be best described as modern and stylish. It also has a certain youthful vibe about it, thanks to the bright color schemes.

Also, the aesthetics don’t affect the functionality. On the whole, it is a fantastic, easy-to-use, multi-purpose WordPress theme.

There has been a tremendous amount of effort that has gone into creating this theme. There is plenty of attention to the slightest details and the time and effort put in has resulted in what can be called a “comprehensive theme”. The best part is that you can have it for free.

One key feature that stands out is the WordPress Live Customizer. Coming a close second to the customizer is the several configurable widgets. You also get a choice of templates and layouts. Illdy is built to help you work on the most sophisticated websites.

You get access to the most advanced features straight away. There is no need for you to write code to create custom options.

The theme is built on Bootstrap, which makes it quite powerful as well. The theme adapts instantly to almost any browser or platform out there. So, you can be sure that your website is maintaining maximum engagement with its visitors.

Taking it further are abilities that allow the theme to be integrated with Yoast SEO and Contact Form 7.

Finally, you also get the NextGEN Gallery Technology. On the whole, the theme is super helpful. All you have to do is place content and let the theme do what it does best.


If you want something that is minimalistic, ThemeMin is the best option for you. Apart from responsiveness, it boasts of clear text and a range of layouts. The key objective, however, is to help with reading. Visitors will likely find ThemeMin easier to read.

As for features, you get a lightbox gallery, a homepage slider, a social media widget, a slider, and a footer slider. There are header widgets that allow you to place banner ads.