20 Top Free Responsive WordPress Themes - ManageWP

20 Top Free Responsive WordPress Themes

20 Top Free Responsive WordPress Themes

If my recent post on responsive design has shown me anything, it is that the responsive design debate is well and truly alive.

Although one would struggle to argue that responsive design isn’t the future, that is not to say that all sites must be responsive. In my opinion, there are a handful of reasons as to why one might not choose to “go responsive”, which I revealed in my first post on responsive design earlier this year.

One of the reasons was the potential cost-benefit (or lack thereof). If the costs associated with responsive design are not matched or exceeded by the extra income generated, one might think twice about going responsive.

However, you can largely circumvent this issue by using one of the free responsive themes available on WordPress.org. If you have the will and the technical ability to do a bit of tinkering and are not looking for a top-quality premium/bespoke design, you could be up and running with a responsive theme at no extra financial cost.

With that in mind, I thought I’d trawl through the WordPress.org theme repository and pull up a selection of the best responsive themes currently available. Enjoy!

Origin

Origin

Demo / Download

Skylark

Skylark

Demo / Download

Esplanade

Esplanade

Demo / Download

neni

neni

Demo / Download

Responsive

Responsive

Demo / Download

Sampression Lite

Sampression Lite

Demo / Download

Montezuma

Montezuma

Demo / Download

Lugada

Lugada

Demo / Download

Max Magazine

Max Magazine

Demo / Download

Ice Cap

Ice Cap

Demo / Download

SimpleX

SimpleX

Demo / Download

Pagelines

Pagelines

Demo / Download

Pachyderm

Pachyderm

Demo / Download

Book Lite

Book Lite

Demo / Download

SimpleMarket

SimpleMarket

Demo / Download

Skirmish

Skirmish

Demo / Download

Designfolio

Designfolio

Demo / Download

Picochic

Picochic

Demo / Download

Oxygen

Oxygen

Demo / Download

Catch Box

Catch Box

Demo / Download

Tom Ewer

Tom Ewer is the founder of WordCandy.co. He has been a huge fan of WordPress since he first laid eyes on it, and has been writing educational and informative content for WordPress users since 2011. When he's not working, you're likely to find him outdoors somewhere – as far away from a screen as possible!

51 Comments

  1. memoona

    Hi,

    WoW! this is what i am looking for. I really like your blog please keep it up. Thank you for sharing nice information.

    I really appreciate your work.

    with kind regards,

    Memoona

    buy premium WordPress theme

  2. Shell

    Its easy now to make responsive themes, while I have found TemplateToaster.

  3. sai kumar

    looking for free wp themes… so landed here.. I am a beginner in WP.. Mr. Tom, may I have your email id or skype for help in designing my website?

  4. Jessica Bright Verge

    Presently I am using Juno WP theme, but i don’t know which one will be good for my website, my site Bright Verge is a news site, if you have some better choice for http://www.brightverge.com, please tell me. I need a beautiful and customized theme for SEO and clear and good font for readers.

    Thanks Regards,

  5. Mursaleen

    really great post keep it up bro :)

    1. Tom

      Thanks!

  6. Sandy

    Help!!

    Looking for a free, responsive WordPress theme for a very busy grassroots education activist group. We have calls to action, information, links to articles that we must post regularly. Any suggestions? An events calendar would be wonderful, but I haven’t seen any. We post a lot of content so a strictly events calendar theme like Eventbrite wouldn’t work. Would Responsive work?

    Thanks! We need to get this up and running today!!!

    Sandy

    1. Tom Ewer

      I’m afraid I’m too late then Sandy! To be honest, I don’t have anything specific in mind…

  7. Madiha Durrani

    Thanks for posting! These themes will come in handy now thinking about to create an other site

  8. Aaesha

    really fabulous WordPress themes. suoerb loving them.

    1. Tom Ewer

      Thanks Aaesha :-)

  9. Bharat

    Hey that is the excellent collection of wordpress themes i choose the “book-lite” which i think is nice for the readers.

    1. Tom Ewer

      Thanks Bharat! Glad you enjoyed :-)

      1. Bharat

        It is awesome theme Tom many of my friends appreciated that theme…..thanks a lot.

  10. Pinky pal

    Thanks for this list, lot of tasteful creativity. Great options, and free. Tough to beat.

  11. checkingweb

    Awesome! Thanks for sharing

  12. Guru

    Great selection and awesome work..:) Thanks

  13. prechu

    Nice collection of Themes, I really love them. Keep up the good work.

  14. Rachat sur

    Thank you very much for this selection! My favorite is Pagelines! :)

  15. manish khatri

    Thanks for this great effort, i will use in my site also

  16. Implant n

    Thank you very much for this theme, it’s very useful

  17. Mramorov

    Thank you so much! I think I found the theme for my blog!

  18. WP_Ninja

    Good collection Tom, I have tried Pagelines and some other famous theme frameworks, but I prefer to design themes from scratch using tools like TemplateToaster, it gives me a solid theme framework, flexibility to start from scratch, I can add/remove or design Widget Areas, Page Templates and much more http://www.templatetoaster.com

    1. Tom Ewer

      Interesting…a WYSIWYG-style theme designer? Sounds like a disaster for recipe, but then I’m a cynic 😉

  19. Fakhar

    Its really a cool list. Samprassion lite I used for a wordpress site. Undoubtedly, a great share. Carry on Tom.

  20. Jocuri Diferente

    Great Collection, Montezuma i like it most!

  21. jake

    love these themes! i get most of mine from templateezy.com aswell as vector graphics etc.. great collection tho!

  22. Mac

    Thank you for this great collection!Maybe I will use some of them.

  23. Jason

    Thank you for this incredible list, Tom! Wondering which theme you feel is the best, that offers the option to add online payment capabilities, such as PayPal?

    1. Tom Ewer

      For that you’ll want the awesome Easy Digital Downloads plugin. It’s theme agnostic so can be used with any of them.

  24. sasa

    magic themes my friend
    thank you

  25. hdyazilim

    tşkler..

  26. David

    How are they free they all seem to wnat money for them. Have I looked at them correctly , can you advise ?

    1. Tom Ewer

      Hi David,

      Click on the “Download” link for whichever theme you like. On the subsequent WordPress.org page, click on the “Download” link. They’re all free.

      Cheers,

      Tom

  27. Mathew Stephen

    Awesome Collection Tom! Superb Work!

    1. Tom Ewer

      Thanks Mathew :-)

  28. Tyres

    Great selection. I can say Catch box is one of the very best free themes.

  29. Projektowanie Ogrodów

    For me Oxygen and Catch Box are the most attractiva for me. Thanks for article.
    Cheers!

  30. Appu

    Lugada is an excellent theme. i needed something similar for a project of mine and i found it here. thanks a lot.

  31. John carpenter

    Nice selection. All sites should now be mobile friendly. Those who are not only leave themselves open to losing even more customers. It’s a misnomer!

  32. Peter shay

    Great selection of themes. Only thing is that I cannot tell which theme offers changeable background image. So I have to load each one to discover this. It’s very time consuming. Other than that. Thanks very much.

  33. blogger

    do you have a blogging related theme?i liked this ones but im looking for something about blogging, seo,ect

    1. Tom Ewer

      Check out our themes of the month series (accessible via the sidebar).

  34. Wedding Photography Wordpress Themes

    Great collections, thanks for sharing :)

  35. The tech ideas

    Catch box is the best from all these themes ..

  36. Ganesh WP

    Might want to add this one : http://bit.ly/UfjXvX

  37. Renato

    Make available for download the theme that you use (managewp4) would bring an incredible number of backlinks, I would be one of those people. gets the hint.

    1. Tom Ewer

      We’d then also have a whole bunch of sites that look like ours 😉

  38. Martin

    What WP theme are you using for this blog? It is amazing. Thanks :)

    1. ManageWP

      Thank you – we made it ourselves :)

      1. GIZIPP

        This site theme is awesome too. 😀

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