16 Free Responsive WordPress Themes

There are millions of websites powered by WordPress and there are thousands of designers and developers that are actively developing plugins and themes that enhance WordPress. Because of the popularity and so many developers working on WordPress, there are several free responsive WordPress themes that make your website usable, look good, and compatible with any screen size on any device.

That being said, free doesn’t necessarily mean cheap or bad. In fact, I started my first website with a free theme from the WordPress theme repository. Of course, now I’m using the Genesis Theme Framework with a custom child theme.

So, here are some of the best free responsive WordPress themes that you should consider using for your next project. All the themes shared below have gorgeous design and features to go along with.

Related: 20 best minimal and responsive WordPress themes

Free Responsive WordPress Themes


Dazzling is a free responsive WordPress theme with a modern and flat design that is suitable for portfolio, business, blog, personal, and even for a sales page. Even though Dazzling is a free theme, it goes toe-to-toe with premium themes with its awesome features like unlimited color variations, featured sliders, customizable widget areas, etc.


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Awaken is a free magazine style theme with two main widget areas and three post widget areas. The theme was built with twitter bootstrap and has many features like custom theme options panel, featured slider, YouTube video widget, etc. The theme options panel was built with Redux Framework and offer a range of options for easy customization.


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Accelerate is a free multipurpose responsive WordPress theme that reflects simplicity and ease of use. This free responsive WordPress theme sports several different features like the custom background, four different layouts, featured slider, boxed and wide layout, etc. The good thing about this free theme is that you are eligible for free support via the theme developer forum.


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ColorMag is a colorful magazine style responsive WordPress theme with a widgetized home page, eight custom widgets, and support for custom logo and header text. Being a magazine style WordPress theme, it is suitable for all kinds of sites like news, business, publishing, newspaper, etc.


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Stargazer is one of my favorite theme’s. The theme is built on Hybrid Core framework which is being used in millions of websites. The theme supports all the WordPress media files like audio and video files. One of the best things about this theme is that it covers every HTML element on the front end of the site so that you can actually see how the elements will look like right in the post editor.


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Parallax One

Parallax One is one simple and beautiful bootstrap WordPress theme. As you can say from the name, the theme sports the parallax effect with smooth scrolling and modern look. The theme may look simple but is highly customizable.


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Gadgetry is a free responsive WordPress theme from ThemeFuse with a modern and clean look that is best suited for blogging and small business sites. This theme is not only free and responsive but is also Retina ready. The theme has all the features you will ever need like support for shortcodes, built-in contact form, custom sidebar widgets, built-in SEO options, etc.


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Meris is a free WordPress theme that is suitable for almost any kind of site, be it a simple blog or a business. The theme has four different layout options and support wide verity of features like font awesome icons, social icons, custom widgets, etc. Moreover, the theme is built on Twitter bootstrap.


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Quidus is a free and retina ready responsive WordPress theme with support for all the WordPress media types and custom widgets. The theme is built on the bootstrap framework and suitable for bloggers who blog about niche content like education fitness, food, traveling, etc. Moreover, the theme has a special one-click color picker tool that lets you choose the main color, secondary color, and special color.


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Hueman is yet another magazine style theme that is suitable for all kinds of blogs. The theme lets you pick unlimited colors, has two fixed width sidebars, supports four column footer, has several custom widgets. The theme even has the native support for zero layout images, related posts, SEO options.


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As it is obvious from the theme name, Flat is a flat responsive theme that mainly focuses on typography and minimalist design. Since the theme is very minimal and distraction free, it elevates your content over everything. This theme is a perfect choice for creative individuals.


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Minimaze is a lightweight and visually stunning theme with minimal design. The theme supports call-to-action buttons and is a perfect fit for either personal blog, professional site or portfolio. Moreover, the theme is retina ready, has over ten custom widgets, and is SEO optimized.


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Interface is a free, clean, flat and responsive WordPress theme. The theme has four layouts, six custom widgets, five page templates, eight widgets areas, social media icons and a featured slider. Interface theme is suitable for almost any kind of site like business, personal, or professional.


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Spacious is a multipurpose responsive theme that is truly spacious. The theme may look simple but has all the essential features you will ever need. Some the features include but not limited to featured slider, custom widgets, light and dark skin, etc. Being a multipurpose WordPress theme, it is suitable for almost any kind of site or blog.


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Resonar is a free blog theme by Automattic itself. Unlike other themes in the list, the theme features full-screen featured images making it a good choice for food, fashion, and design blogs or sites.


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Metro CreativeX

Metro CreativeX is dark yet colorful metro WordPress theme that is fully responsive. The theme supports custom post formats and has all the essential features.


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That’s all for now and hopefully, the above listed of free responsive WordPress themes will help you choose a better WordPress theme for your website. If you like these themes, then you might also like the minimal WordPress themes.

Do comment below sharing your thoughts and experiences about the themes shared above. Also, don’t forget to share your favorite free responsive WordPress theme.

1 Comment

  1. Thanks for sharing. I would like you to take a look at this NEWS, Magazine related WordPress theme named Ybrant [https://goo.gl/nz7uTC].
    It has following features as,
    ~ Fully Widgetized Home Page
    ~ 15+ Custom Widgets
    ~ 10+ Theme Shortcodes
    ~ Gallery and Video Post Format Support and much more…

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