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50+ Responsive WordPress Themes

  • 50+ Responsive WordPress Themes

  • 22 March 2012 by 0 Comments

You want the dream website… an SEO friendly WordPress theme that loads quickly, makes your site’s content look amazing, is easy to work with – and looks great on any device and any size screen. A few years ago, I’d tell anyone who wanted this that they were dreaming (or needed to make a larger investment on a mobile specific website).

Responsive WordPress themes make all this possible, for any budget. Take a look at the 50+ premium and free WordPress themes below and make your website wet-dreams come true!

Responsive WordPress Themes (Premium)

For years I only used free WordPress themes – I’d find one that is a close fit to my needs and then customise it for days… weeks… After working with some clients using premium WordPress themes, I quickly realised that these themes have a huge amount of functionality already built in and the $20 – $40 spent on theme is well worth the time saved.

So let’s start the collection of responsive WordPress themes with the premium ones.

 

Active

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5 star rated responsive WordPress theme packed full of features like HTML5 music player, unique/unlimited galleries, unbranded admin interface and more.

Activate Premium Responsive WordPress Theme

 

Amazing Studio

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New theme with a clean design and simple options allowing for easy customisation.

Amazing Studio Premium Responsive WordPress Theme

 

Apex

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A popular 5 star rated theme with a great admin panel including a dynamic Google Web Font loader with access to 400+ fonts. Very feature rich… take a look, too much to mention here!

Apex  Premium Responsive WordPress Theme

 

Bangkok Press

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News and editorial style theme that is well coded for SEO and allows almost unlimited customisation through a colour picker, 6 footer loayouts, 10+ blog styles, a drag and drop page builder and loads more.

Bangkok Press Premium Responsive WordPress Theme

 

Buddies

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Minimal BuddyPress ready theme to create your own online community. Touting great support and a fully widgetized homepage, this is a great looking theme.

Buddies  Premium Responsive WordPress Theme

 

Century

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Unique theme with interesting options like text/images/video gallery and a music player.

Century Premium Responsive WordPress Theme

 

Construct

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5 star blog/portfolio theme with sliders, unlimited colour options as well as theme updates and support.

Construct Premium Responsive WordPress Theme

 

CookingPress

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A theme for foodies and one of the first with Google Recipe Views to stand out on the search results page. Includes a recipe creator and advanced search by ingredients.

Cooking Press Premium Responsive WordPress Theme

 

Darwin

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Multi-purpose theme with clean design that comes with video documentation and great blog options.

Darwin Premium Responsive WordPress Theme

 

Exposure

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Photography theme with social integration and full screen images. Includes Google Web Font support, unlimited slideshows and a nice Tumblog style blog.

Exposure Premium Responsive WordPress Theme

 

Gala

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Very popular 5 star theme suited to business/agency websites with plenty of customisation to make a unique site. Great support and ongoing theme updates make this an easy choice.

Gala  Premium Responsive WordPress Theme

 

Gratitude

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Another 5 star rated theme – the first responsive BuddyPress theme on Themeforest. Create your own online community, viewable on devices as small as a smartphone and as big as a 27″ screen!

Gratitude Premium Responsive WordPress Theme

 

Human

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New HTML5 & CSS3 responsive WordPress theme by an elite-author. This is a minimalist theme suited to many different types of sites.

Human Premium Responsive WordPress Theme

 

Jigsaw

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A highly rated theme with touch gesture support. Looks great, has loads of skins and colour options.

Jigsaw Premium Responsive WordPress Theme

 

Magnet

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Another multi-purpose theme with lots of blog and portfolio options. Lots of other features including good support makes this a good theme.

Magnet Premium Responsive WordPress Theme

 

Markup Business

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5 star rated multi-purpose (best for business) responsive WordPress theme with a custom “Order Request” system. It is also WooCommerce ready.

Markup Premium Responsive WordPress Theme

 

Mosaico

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A highly rated unique and responsive magazine WordPress theme. Unlimited colour schemes with a colour picker and plenty of widgets.

Mosaic Premium Responsive WordPress Theme

 

Orchid

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Portfolio style theme with 3 colour schemes with lots of social link options.

Orchid Premium Responsive WordPress Theme

 

Plumet

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Unique portfolio theme with a clean layout and custom backgrounds per page to really show off your work.

Plumet Premium Responsive WordPress Theme

 

Prometheus

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Well suited to business sites, this clean responsive WordPress theme is full of features. Includes unlimited colour customisation, SEO optimised and forum ready.

Prometheus Premium Responsive WordPress Theme

 

Responser

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5 star rated responsive portfolio WordPress theme that displays your work brilliantly on any sized screen. Supports image and video portfolios and built on standards compliant HTML5 & CSS3.

Responser Premium Responsive WordPress Theme

 

Ruskin

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Multi-purpose theme that is very clean and has good SEO. Supports Google Fonts and is forum ready.

Ruskin Premium Responsive WordPress Theme

 

Sapientia

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5 star rated minimal portfolio responsive WordPress theme.

Sapientia Premium Responsive WordPress Theme

 

Sentence

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Highly rated responsive WordPress theme by an elite author. This blog and portfolio theme has 15 pre-defined skins with plenty of font and colour options to make your site unique. Good use of SEO and a big support forum.

Sentence Premium Responsive WordPress Theme

 

Simpler

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Blog/portfolio style site with an easy-to-use admin including slider manager, contact form manager, Google Web Fonts integration and unlimited options for colours and backgrounds.

Simpler  Premium Responsive WordPress Theme

 

Slate

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5 star theme by an elite author with mobile swipe support, scalable galleries and plenty more theme options.

Slate Premium Responsive WordPress Theme

 

Sodales

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Another great 5 star theme by an elite author built on valid HTML5 with too many options to mention here!

Sodales Premium Responsive WordPress Theme

 

Storefront Echo

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Responsive eCommerce WordPress theme that works perfectly with a wide range of plugins and services like WP e-Commerce, BuddyPress and more. Comes with great support from a full-time team.

Storefront Echo Premium Responsive WordPress Theme

 

Styx

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Multi-purpose theme from an elite author with built in SEO plugin and site speed optimised code. Lots of options, shortcodes, templates and more.

Styx Premium Responsive WordPress Theme

 

Website

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5 star rated theme with a light and dark theme and unlimited colour variations. Responsive (and unlimited) sliders, range of post formats, social media integration and more make this a feature packed theme.

Website Premium Responsive WordPress Theme

 

White Noise

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5 star rated theme with unlimited colour schemes, a smart announement bar, video capable portfolio and lots more!

White Noise Premium Responsive WordPress Theme

 

WP Pro Real Estate 3

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The 3rd version of this real estate theme is the only responsive real estate theme on Themeforest. A handy child theme creator is a great feature and many happy buyers have sent in some great reviews.

WP Pro Real Estate 3 Premium Responsive WordPress Theme

 

 

 

Responsive WordPress Themes (Free)

Good solution for a basic personal blog or website, although less feature packed (and with no support) when compared to the premium themes, there are a few good free responsive WordPress themes around.

Ascetica

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Ascetica - Free Responsive WordPress Theme

 

Balita

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Baltia - Free Responsive WordPress Theme

 

BonPress

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Bonpress - Free Responsive WordPress Theme

I’m currently using BonPress on my personal blog – it’s easy to setup, has a nice simple layout and is a good choice for personal blogs.

 

Cakifo

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Cakifo

 

DailyPost

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DailyPost

 

Flexible

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Flexible

 

Foghorn

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Foghorn

 

Leon

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Leon

 

Origin

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Origin

 

PressWork

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PressWork

 

Respo

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Respo

 

Response

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Response

 

Responsive

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Responsive

 

Scherzo

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Scherzo

 

Shotoku

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Shotoku

 

simpleX

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simpleX

 

Skeleton

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Skeleton

 

Yoko

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Yoko

 

Do You Need A Responsive Theme?

It seems that over the last year or two, “responsive” has become a bit of a buzzword – and rightly so, tablets and smartphones are well entrenched and internet speeds on these devices are often the same as a normal broadband connection.

A common trend though, is that websites are actually getting fatter – their filesize is getting bigger. The code and calls needed to make a responsive theme can also decrease the page load speed of your website.

Before jumping in and buying/downloading a responsive theme, do a bit of research. If you have an existing website, look at your website analytics and see what the stats are for users viewing your site on mobile devices and small screen sizes.

Before buying/downloading a WordPress theme, make sure to check that it meets your needs. This 11 point comprehensive WordPress theme selection checklist will help to ensure you find the right theme.

 

Have I Missed Something?

If you know of a responsive WordPress theme that isn’t listed here, leave a comment and let me know. If it’s of good enough standards, I’ll add it to this post.

About the author:

Dean Wormald is the creator of You Make The Website. With over 10 years experience in the digital industry, working for Microsoft, Xbox, ninemsn, and many more huge brands, Dean brings you a guide to making successful websites.

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