35 Responsive WordPress Themes for a New Kind of Websites

The popularity of smartphones and tablets and the development of CSS just opened a new era in web design: responsive web design! There`s a new trend of switching from traditional PCs and laptops to tablets and smartphones when it comes to reading emails, blogs, and news. Therefore, upgrading your traditional website, based on a fixed layout, to a responsive layout which can make your website mobile or tablet friendly, is a must!

More and more people are following the new web design trends and switch to responsive websites. Mediaqueri.es is showcasing this kind of websites and is good to see how websites are enhanced in different viewing contexts.

WordPress themes industry is up to date to latest design news and trends, therefore the number of responsive WordPress themes is growing day after day. I want to present you some of the best responsive themes from the internet at this time which will certainly bring a new fresh air to your business or blog. So, don`t hesitate to give your websites a new facelift!


There is an update to this post, featuring some great themes which will stand for 2018 as well. Check it out at Top 30 Multipurpose WordPress Themes


Line is a super clean wordpress theme, suitable for any type of websites. Its versatility makes it the perfect theme for corporate and business websites and its functionality aims to offer a great user experience.
The theme is built using the latest HTML5/CSS3 techniques on a responsive framework, which makes the layout fit into any device screen(smartphones, tablets and PCs).


Haze is a clean, minimal and powerful wordpress theme, suitable for any type of websites. Its versatility makes it the perfect theme for creative agencies, businesses or blogs and its functionality aims to offer a great user experience.
The theme is fully customizable, being packed with 2 color schemes (dark and light) and a lot of page templates and shortcodes. Haze is easy to configure, thanks to the very intuitive custom admin panel and comes with a well documented help file, which will assist you setting up the theme in minutes.

Evolution Responsive WordPress Themes

What makes the theme so special is its ability to adapt to various screen sizes. Evolution come with 4 distinct layouts, each meant to improve your user’s experience when browsing on mobile phones and tablets. No longer will they need to zoom and scroll to view your site, as the theme’s layout will adapt to the small screen and serve your content in an intuitive way automatically. Just try reducing your browser’s window size when preview the theme to see the magic in action!

Evolution Responsive WordPress Themes


Agenci is a super-duper WordPress template built for creatives, agencies, freelancers, graphic designers and the like, who just want a professional, jazzy and ultimately kickass website.This theme is built to act responsively based on the screen size it’s viewed on. Whether you have a smartphone, iPad, ancient PC or a 27” iMac, your website will look and act fantastically.


Easy is a great Magazine WordPress Theme that offers a clean design and neat code. The rich theme admin panel and widgets enable you to control over your content, manage your advertisment, show your latest tweet, video, photos and much more.


Kraken is a clean and modern Business & Portfolio WordPress theme that’s perfect for showcasing your work in a minimalistic fashion. With custom post types, a modular homepage via drag-and-drop sections, image sliders built-in, unlimited portfolio items, 3 different portfolio styles, a regular blog section and modern jQuery/CSS3 enhancements, 2 pre-made color schemes and unlimited color options, Kraken is the perfect solution for all your projects.


The theme`s layout is completely fluid. No matter what device and resolution that your visitor is using, the theme automatically resizes and flow with the viewport. It works on most desktop browsers (Chrome, Firefox, Safari, IE, etc.) and mobile devices such as iPhone, iPad, Blackberry, and Android.


Brilliant is another great responsive wordpress theme which has an interesting home page(a big slider of content). Fits perfect on any devices!


Qualeb is a fully responsive (Try resizing your browser) Business, Portfolio and Agency WordPress theme that will adapt to any screen size all the way down to mobile.
You can now show off your work in an elegant and professional manner, without penalizing mobile and tablet users.


ZigZag is a responsive wordpress theme which fits better for portfolio websites. It has a clean and modern layout and is packed with a lot of jQuery stuff.


Trine is a Responsive portfolio theme for WordPress. It’s packed with useful elements, functions and shortcodes that respond with the layout.


XO is a SUPER responsive WordPress theme, that boasts an awesome clean look and beautiful media support.


Vue is a super-awesome Premium WordPress Theme with oodles of features.
Vue comes packed with an easy-to-use un-branded Options Panel and great documentation.

WP Artisan

WP Artisan is a powerful portfolio theme purpose built to showcase your work whether it be images or video, and its fully responsive to boot! Put the focus on your work and not the theme.

The Arcadian

The Arcadian is a new portfolio theme designed to look beyond the typical corporate mold and give you the ultimate in WordPress creativity.


Construct is a smart, professional and responsive theme designed to show off your (or someone else’s) work. It can be used as a personal portfolio or as great place to link to anything you think deserves it. It utilises a column based layout and some funky animation effects to keep your users entertained. Construct also takes advantage of AJAX which allows the user to load more corresponding posts on the fly without reloading the page or hindering SEO . It also degrades gracefully if JavaScript is disabled.


Lulu is a fully responsive, minimalist, awesome WordPress theme, with 4 custom post types, responsive flex slider, filterable portfolio/gallery, built-in contact form, and on and on. If you’re looking for a classy responsive theme, Lulu is patiently awaiting your arrival…


InCorporated is the beautiful business/portfolio theme. Easy to setup (you are the designer), enhanced with Massive Panel (brand new WordPress dedicated admin panel) and custom shortcode wizard which makes adding shortcodes extremely easy.


Propulsion is a responsive WordPress Theme (try resizing your browser), suited for users who want to create a business, portfolio or eCommerce site. The Theme is built on top of the fabulous woocommerce shop plugin as well as the bbPress Forum plugin. It comes with a plethora of options so you can modify layout, styling, colors and fonts directly from within the backend.


Aware is an interactive, responsive portfolio theme perfect for freelancers, web designers, photographers and videographers alike. Its user interactive interface delightfully enhances your most loved portfolio pieces. Now, you can take your portfolio with you, in your pocket.

Lucky Times

Lucky Times is a responsive theme for Portfolios, Blogs and Magazines which has a beautiful retro look.


Swagger is built on top of the all-new version 2 of the Theme Blvd framework. Use the layout builder to accomplish just about anything you could ever think of. Use the slider manager to create as many sliders as you want.

ShapeShifter 2

ShapeShifter 2 for WordPress is responsive (try resizing your browser)… that means that it’ll flex to fit massive screens, or itty bitty iPhone screens (and everything in between). Touch gestures even work on the slider!

Seven Wonders

SevenWonders is a clean and modern wordpress theme that Fully Responsive, which mean the layout will adapt depending on the device screen size.
This theme suitable for portfolio, photography, business, blog and almost any kind of websites.


Reaction is more than a WordPress theme, it’s a comprehensive HTML5 framework and it includes a full templating system as well; A collection of several incredibly powerful scripts and CSS structures that’s been tied together into a kit that’s perfect as a jumping off point of your next project.


Olya is a colorful, versatile business portfolio theme, all the while its layout being completely responsive. It is packaged with an informative homepage template with loads of optional modules, as well as a custom team archive and contact page. A portfolio section is available to highlight noteworthy work.


It is colorful, trendy, and stylish. The theme comes with 9 gradient backgrounds for you to style the post individually. You can choose a color scheme to reflect the mood of the post or select a different color for each post to make your blog look like a wall of sticky notes.


Funki is a responsive design theme with some artsy flare. The theme is coded with HTML5 techniques and has a responsive layout which is a combination of CSS3 and Javascript magic.


simple, responsive WordPress theme based on the Skeleton Boilerplate. It has several useful shortcodes, such as tabs, toggles, cross-browser CSS3 buttons, and layout columns. It also includes a bbPress skin/stylesheet and sample child theme.

Responsive TwentyTen

Responsive Twenty Ten is a child theme of the default WordPress theme. The theme features some special touches such as flexible images, nice margins, and some mobile image rules.


iTheme2 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.


Basic is a free theme with a layout completely responsive. It works on any resolution on desktop and mobile devices such as iPad, iPhone, Android, and Blackberry.


DailyPost is an interesting theme ideal for your everyday notes and thoughts, which supports post formats and several customisation options. The theme is a special one because of its responsive design, thus you will get the pleasure to read the post with your mobile device.


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.


Banter is a portfolio and business WordPress theme. It’s perfect for anybody, any company, looking to make a big splash in their web presence.


Thiel WordPress theme comes with elegant responsive design (adaptable to the visitors screen size), unique Elastic slider and takes advantage of new WordPress 3+ features such a custom post types (Portfolio, Slider, Services) or custom taxonomies.


BASE2 is a fully responsive HTML5 / CSS3 WordPress theme.
Responsive simply means the site will respond to the device it is being viewed on, give it a try, scale down your browser window and watch the theme react accordingly.

Responsive web design is a new trend and I`m excited to see how things will advance. I look forward for your opinion regarding this new way of developing websites!

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Madalin Tudose

I`m a web developer. I build HTML Templates and WordPress Themes which are eventually released on ThemeForest under the DeliciousThemes brand.

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  1. Web Design Liverpool on April 11, 2012 at 8:04 am Reply

    Superb post

  2. theinsider0070 on April 23, 2013 at 10:06 am Reply

    You covered all the niches with these themes.Thanks for sharing! You may also check http://bestresponsivethemes.org for more great themes!

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