Responsive websites are hot right now, and they will be a requirement for every website in the coming months as the shift from browsing the internet through desktop computers to mobile devices increases but keep in mind that responsive websites required a lot of effort to design, implement and that maintenance may be quite a job as well. For today’s WordPress Wednesday post you’ll find 10 responsive wordpress themes I’ve chosen 5 free and 5 premium (paid) themes
5 Free WordPress Responsive Themes
A free minimal & responsive portfolio theme ideal for graphic designers or photographers.
- Minimal Design
- Responsive for iPhone
- Simple Options Panel
- Featured Images
- Logo upload option
- 2 Colour Schemes
- Widgetized Footer
- jQuery Masonry
- WordPress 3.0 Menus
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.
3. iTheme 2
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
- Fluid & Responsive layout (works on desktop and mobile devices such as iPhone, iPad, Android, Blackberry, etc.)
- Auto adjust layout using media queries
- Customizable feature slider
- Social media widget
- 2 theme skins
- Choose up to 4 footer widget columns
- Threaded comments
- Header menu
- Footer menu
- Multiple-level dropdown menus
- Custom footer text
- Child theme support
Responsive web design is a popular topic these days, and is proving to be a great avenue for promoting usability, simplicity, and overall compatibility. We’ve decided to build our latest simple WordPress theme around a very popular responsive boilerplate, coupled with the popular Options Framework for full customization. Skeleton includes a free bbPress(2) theme and it’s absolutely free!
- Bundled with Formalize for consistent cross-browser form elements.
- Uses the popular Skeleton Boilerplate grid framework for fluid columns and adaptive media queries.
- Uses the Options Framework for customizable theme options.
- Inlcudes a bbPress forum skin.
- Well-balanced typography scale
- Multi-level menus with mobile fallback support
- Intuitive Theme options panel with color pickers, font, and background image settings.
- Bundled with highly useful WordPress snippets (shortcodes) allowing you to easily generate:
- Tabbed Content
- Accordion Toggles
- Variety of Cross-browser CSS3 Buttons
- Insert any of your latest/related posts with thumbnails in any static Page.
- Simple freeform layout colums
- and several others…
Responsive WordPress Theme that features 9 page Templates such as Blog, Blog Summary and Template based layout designs: sidebar/content, sidebar/content half, content/sidebar and content/sidebar half. There is also full width page, sitemap Template as well as landing page for your PPC or any other purposes.
- Responsive Web Design
- Fluid Stackable Grid System
- Widgetized (9 Widget areas)
- Custom Templates (9 Templates, different layouts)
- Custom Background
- Custom Header (used for logo upload)
- Custom Menus (4 Menus)
- Threaded Comments
- Theme Options
5 Premium WordPress Responsive Themes
Merchant is a responsive portfolio, personal or business theme with a homepage that is truly flexible thanks to the Woo Component widgets. With JS Masonry, some advanced layout controls to set the site width and a header that can be fixed or floated next to the site you can really have some fun customising it.
- Fully Responsive Design
- Custom Homepage
- Multiple Sliders
- Advanced Layout Controls
- Powerful portfolio management
- JS Masonry
- Custom Typography
- Custom Widgets
- Home Page Feature Slider
- Styling Options
WowWay is an incredibly unique and highly interactive WordPress theme for creative portfolios. Based on a responsive grid, packed up with lots of cool features and built on a powerful admin panel, this can become the perfect theme for you! The concept and design of this theme belongs to ChargedPixels.
- unique design details
- highly responsive
- SEO optimized
- grid based & ajax powered portfolios
- filterable projects
- fullscreen galleries
- quality sliders for all projects/pages/posts
- 3 sidebar skins
- custom backgrounds for each page/post
- two-levels menu
- blog & post pages
- fancy jQuery effects
- cool shortcodes for typography, buttons, lists, quotes and more..
- ajax powered contact form
- valid html5 code
- and much more..
Spark is a fully responsive one-page HTML5 WordPress theme featuring exceptional page-load performance.
- Responsive 960 Grid-System (via Skeleton)
- FlexSlider (flexible, hardware-accelerated)
- Dynamic Menu (updated via scroll position)
- Browser History Support
- Bookmarkable URL
- CDN with local fallback
- Google Fonts
- Natural SEO enhancements (appropriate content tags and HTML structure)
- Ajax Forms with HTML5 fields validation
- Working contact form with newest security features (PHP Filters)
- Page-load speed performance: Grade-A
- Dynamic JS and CSS minifying and merging engine
- Gzip compression for JS and CSS files
- Gzip compression for HTML pages and ajax content
- Smart server cache and client cache rules management
- Easy to use CSS image sprites
- Easy to customize colors
- and more…
Eclipse is a fully Responsive WordPress Theme for creative agency, freelancer and personal portfolio/blog to improve the visibility of your works and posts.
- Full WordPress 3.3.2 Compatibility
- 100% Responsive and Mobile-ready
- Internationalized and Translation Ready (.mo/.po files included)
- Powerful Administration Panel (Completely un-branded)
- SEO -optimized, HTML5 code, CSS3
- Stretched or Boxed Design
- 70+ Shortcodes
- ALL Google Fonts
- Unlimited color
- Nivo Slider
- Nivo Slider Fullwidth
- 7 Sidebars
- 36 Preset Backgrounds
- 4 Portfolio Templates + 1 Filterable layout
- 11 Custom Widgets
- 7 Sidebars
- AJAX Contact Form (with captcha)
- PSD Include
- Unique Background on each page !
- XML Demo content for blazing fast setup
- Installation in 2 minutes !
- and so much more…
Immersion is the wordpress theme you need: elegant, simple, feature rich. All the latest HTML5 , CSS3, jQuery, wordpress are present. It’s developed on the css skeleton boilerplate so it resizes beautifully on smaller screens like tablets and iphones, plus it comes with a layout manager that allows you to add columns with ease.
Then comes the post formats (images, vimeo, youtube, html5 video and audio, gallery, quotes), the 6 custom widgets, tons of shortcodes (with shortcode generator), unlimited fullscreen slideshows, portfolios, custom sidebars and footers.
- WordPress 3.3.2 ready
- Easy to use Admin Panel
- Responsive layout with layout manager
- post formats: images, gallery, quotes, vimeo youtube and html5 video and audio – can be added to posts, pages and portfolio projects pages
- 2 custom post type:portfolio projects, galleries
- unlimited fullscreen slideshows (custom backgrounds for every post/page/portfolio item)
- 6 custom wordpress widgets: popular posts, recent posts, related posts, flickr images, twitter feeds, portfolio projects
- Numerous shortcodes with shortcodes manager: blog posts, buttons, contact form, gallery, google map, images, latest portfolio projects, portfolio, pricing tables, slideshows, slogans, blockquotes, highlights, dropcaps, tabs, toggles, youtube and vimeo videos.
- Social Icons included
- custom sidebars and custom footers (different footer layouts)
- Filterable portfolio
- Custom CSS textfield
- lightbox integration
- autmocatic image resizing using built in wordpress funtions
- Very easy to use with documentation + videos