45+ Best Free WordPress Themes for Mobile Friendly Websites

June 30, 2013 · 11 comments

by Sonny M. Day

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Responsive web design is one of the hottest trends in the web design niche right now, and a lot of responsive web templates are available for different platforms like e.g. Joomla, Drupal and WordPress. Most of the themes that offer top-notch features, great responsive functionality, support, etc. are premium themes, however, I also think the availability of free options is quite OK.

If you are running your website on WordPress, you are in good hands. The huge and active community ensure a great supply of mobile ready WordPress themes for various types of websites such as e-commerce solutions, online portfolios etc. There are plenty of cool responsive website templates available and as you can see below, it is possible to set up a mobile friendly website without spending.

If you decide to go for a free responsive theme I recommend that you test the responsive layout using a responsive test tool. This is important because some free themes handle the smaller view points with limited success and I’m sure you want to give mobile visitors a great experience! I have added iPhone preview to some of the themes to help you get an idea of the responsive layouts. Please share this article to your friends in the social media if you find it useful. We will also be glad to know what is in your mind about this article and in responsive web design in general.


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DailyPost PRO – Personal WordPress Theme

DailyPost PRO is a blog website template designed for personal Blogs. It is highly customizable and can be viewed on computers, tables, and mobile devices.

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Business

Business is simple, but powerful WordPress theme for personal blog. It supports and comes with custom widgets, drop-down menus, javascript slideshow and lots of other useful features.

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Flexible

Flexible is a WordPress child theme of the robust twenty ten. Flexible optimizes and presents content in different screen sizes. It gives readers a seamless experience regardless device or platform.

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Garage

Garage is a magnificent WordPress theme, it includes easy to use administrative panel, custom widgets, slider, menus and lots of other useful features. It is excellent solution for auto blog.

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Designfolio

Designfolio includes a responsive slider and portfolio, and it scales perfectly to fit any size screen on a computer or mobile device.

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PhotoBank

PhotoBank is stylish and clean theme for WordPress blog. Its design is a perfect foundation for photo blog. The theme supports and comes with custom widgets, drop-down menus, JavaScript slideshow and lots of other useful features.

photobank

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Simple Grid

Simple Grid Theme Responsive is a WordPress Theme with mobile and tablet responsive design. Grid like design Theme is perfect for any creative agency to showcase their portfolio. Inspired by the works of El-Studio creative graphic design studio.

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Grid Theme Responsive

Grid Theme Responsive is a WordPress Theme with mobile responsive design, featuring infinite scroll. Grid Theme is perfect for any creative to showcase their portfolio.

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SimpleOne

SimpleOne is an easy way to make your site attractive and usable for your visitors. The theme comes with easy-to-use administrative panel and lots of configurations provide a great base to build on.

simpleone

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Gridly

A free minimal & responsive portfolio theme ideal for graphic designers or photographers.

gridly

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Responsive Theme

As its name suggests, Responsive is a free theme that adopts to different browser sizes. It can be used either as a blog theme or as a corporate or business website theme.

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Sominine

Sominine is beautiful free WordPress theme for personal web pages. This is a complex wordpress themes with lots of useful features like custom widgets, feedback form, slider, video supporting and many other.

sominine

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LinuxId

LinuxId is excellent solution for Linux fun site. This WordPress theme supports and comes with custom widgets, drop-down menus, javascript slideshow and lots of other useful features.

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iTheme2

iTheme2 is a revamp of iTheme that was originally released by Nick La. Now with the Themify framework, it is even better and have more options. It is the perfect theme for technology & Mac related blogs. It uses media queries to target different displays such as desktop, notebook, iPhone, iPad, and other mobile devices.

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Barbie

Barbie is simple, but powerful WordPress theme for hosting website. It has stylish and clean design and comes with advanced features allows you to make changes to the theme without code editing.

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Filmatica

ilmatica is beautiful free WordPress theme for personal web pages. This is a complex wordpress themes with lots of useful features like custom widgets, feedback form, slider, video supporting and many other.

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Janela

Janela is simple, but powerful free WordPress theme. This theme boasts easy-to-use admin options and many custom widgets.

janela

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Adapt

Adapt is a free WordPres theme created by WPExplorer that features a very clean and elegant business/portfolio style design that is also fully responsive. Overall the theme is very minimal and super easy to setup. It comes with built-in post types for your portfolio, homepage highlights and homepage slider, so adding your content is a breeze.

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AutoFocus

AutoFocus is an easy way to make your site attractive and usable for your visitors. The theme comes with easy-to-use administrative panel and lots of configurations provide a great base to build on.

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Molecula

Molecula is simple, but powerful WordPress theme, that can be used with any type of content. This theme boasts easy-to-use admin options and many custom widgets.

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MORE INFO | DEMOby SM Themes (Free Theme)

Buttercream

Buttercream is a sweet treat for your blog or website. This theme supports all post formats, an optional responsive design for smaller screens (perfect for iPhone, iPad and other mobile devices), custom backgrounds, a custom pop-up menu and three widget-ready sidebars in the footer.

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Sport

Sport WordPress theme is a perfect foundation for sport website. Easy to use administrative panel, custom widgets, an eye catching related posts and lots of other powerful features provide a great base to build on.

sport

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LightCafe

LightCafe is an easy way to make your site attractive and usable for your visitors. The theme comes with easy-to-use administrative panel and lots of configurations provide a great base to build on.

light-cafe

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BonPress

BonPress is the perfect personal blog theme. Packed with Post Formats (audio, video) feature and multiple Custom Widgets, like Twitter, Flickr, will offer you a unique experience from blogging.

bonpress

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Pressa

Pressa is excellent solution for your personal blog. This WordPress theme supports and comes with custom widgets, drop-down menus, javascript slideshow and lots of other useful features. The theme is absolutely free!

pressa

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RealEstater

RealEstater Store is an amazing WordPress theme. It includes easy to use administrative panel and is full of nice useful features.

real-estater

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Lugada

Simple minimalist responsive two column theme with built in slider. Suitable for a blog-based website with custom menu, custom header, custom widget, social share button (facebook like, twitter share, google +1) to make your blog more dazzling. Lugada comes with amazing image attachment gallery, featured image, theme option, sticky post support, styles for print and for the admin editor. HTML 5, CSS 3, and responsive technology.

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Medical

Medical is simple, but powerful WordPress theme for medical blog. It supports and comes with custom widgets, drop-down menus, JavaScript slideshow and lots of other useful features.

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Fantasia

Fantasia is beautiful free WordPress theme for personal web pages. This is a complex wordpress themes with lots of useful features like custom widgets, feedback form, slider, video supporting and many other.

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Orion

This theme is ideal for design agency website, designer portfolio etc. Theme has a light, clear, minimalistic design and complementing typography. The homepage features a jQuery slider for featured posts. Theme supports wordpress 3 features like custom menu, featured thumbnail etc.Theme also comes with a theme option page.

orion

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Planshet

Planshet is one of the best stylish and clean Hi-Tech themes for WordPress blog. It has designs which are good-looking. It contains powerful functionality that allow you to create amazing fashion blog.

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Dark Dream

Dark Dream is a full-featured and responsive business WordPress theme. It comes packed with an incredibly great jQuery powered custom portfolio, a custom home page featured slider and many more goodies. This is a perfectly theme to display your website content optimally at all resolutions and browser widths, and on all media devices.

dark-dream

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Alium

Alium is simple, but powerful WordPress theme. The theme comes with custom sidebars, horizontal menu, slider, custom widgets and lot of other powerful features provide a great base to build on.

alium

MORE INFO | DEMOby SM Themes (Free Theme)

JellyBean

JellyBean is simple, but powerful free WordPress theme. This theme boasts easy-to-use admin options and many custom widgets.

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Accentbox

Accentbox is a free theme, its features and design can put any premium theme to shame. With its elegant design and powerful features, Accentbox will top the downloading charts. This HTML5 theme is made fully responsive to make sure your blog look awesome in any case.

accentbox

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FashionStyle

FashionStyle is a perfect choice for those looking for a simple WordPress theme for blog. This theme boasts easy-to-use admin options and lots of custom widgets.

fashionstyle

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MetroPress

MetroPress is stylish and clean creative theme for WordPress blog. Its design is a perfect foundation for Windows 8 fans blog. The theme supports and comes with custom widgets, drop-down menus, javascript slideshow and lots of other useful features.

metropress

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TurboPress

TurboPress WordPress theme is a perfect foundation for website about cars. Easy to use administrative panel, custom widgets, an eye catching related posts and lots of other powerful features provide a great base to build on.

turbopress

MORE INFO | DEMOby SM Themes (Free Theme)

Educator

Educator is excellent solution for your personal blog. This WordPress theme supports and comes with custom widgets, drop-down menus, JavaScript slideshow and lots of other useful features. The theme is absolutely free!

educator

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Perfume

Perfume is an amazing free WordPress theme that can be used with any type of content. Easy to use administrative panel, custom widgets, an eye catching related posts and lots of other powerful features provide a great base to build on.

perfume

MORE INFO | DEMOby SM Themes (Free Theme)

Respo

Respo is amazing WordPress theme with clean, sleek and customizable design. The theme is suitable for presonal blogs and/or online magazines. This is a responsive theme, able to adapt its layout to the screen size of your visitors. (try resizing the screen and see for yourself) The sliders for this theme is responsive too, which means it works super sleek on mobile device like ipad or iphone.

respo

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BizPress

BizPress is an amazing free WordPress theme that can be used with any type of content. Easy to use administrative panel, custom widgets, an eye catching related posts and lots of other powerful features provide a great base to build on.

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MORE INFO | DEMOby SM Themes (Free Theme)

Ascetica

A spacious and elegant portfolio/blog theme with responsive layout. Best suited for bloggers who want to showcase their work alongside their posts, photobloggers, designers, and photographers.

ascetica

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Author : Sonny Day

Sonny M. Day is a passionate SEO and web design enthusiast who loves photography, mountain climbing, snorkeling and dirt bike riding.

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Laurent July 3, 2013 at 5:33 pm

Salut les gens

Je crois que l’on ne peut plus accéder au site de SM thèmes, j’espère que c’est un dérangement occasionnel car les thèmes sont sympas
En revanche, je ne vois pas bien ou est la gratuité puisque il faut activer le thème moyennant une certaine somme
Maintenant mon anglais est très hasardeux, j’ai peut-être manqué qq chose

@+

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Marcus Graf April 17, 2013 at 1:10 pm

Thanks for Sharing, i have also some very clean and simple wordpress themes on my blog. Maybe you want to share them too ;)

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Simon March 29, 2013 at 11:52 pm

I’m on Responsive. Great theme, though they did nuke my front page with an update. It was a quick fix though so no worries. Very easy to setup.

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darmowa bramka January 10, 2013 at 11:58 am

The Parfume theme is exactly what I have been searching for the last few weeks! Thanks a lot!

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annesofie January 10, 2013 at 1:23 pm

Glad you could use the article for finding the right theme.
Best of luck with it!
Regards,
Sofie

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suresh December 28, 2012 at 9:50 am

I need classified themes.

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Dave December 23, 2012 at 10:24 pm

Nice roundup of free responsive themes, was just looking for some to create some small sites for a client. A non free responsive theme I’d recommend is Alyeska.

@Greg, a cache plugin like W3 Total Cache can make most WordPress sites load almost as quickly as a static .html page.

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Greg December 30, 2012 at 1:55 pm

Yeah, but that’s just the problem. Plugin after plugin after plugin after plugin… and the website becomes so complex that it takes forever to load.

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Greg December 18, 2012 at 8:55 pm

Man I love Wordpress. The only thing I don’t like about it is that it loads so long! I almost immediately know if a site uses WP if it takes long to load.

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Michael Brisbane December 17, 2012 at 7:51 am

Planshet is a nice theme but the Jelly Bean is really stylish and contemporary. I’m definitely leaning towards Jelly Bean for my new site.

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Anders December 27, 2012 at 10:23 pm

Hi Taimoor – Your welcome!

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