15 Free Responsive WordPress Themes 2018

As the variety of devices are increasing, your WordPress theme needs to have more flexibility according to the device screen size. A theme should have the adaptability to resize layouts for different resolutions. We often call this responsive design and not to mention that WordPress has thousands of free responsive themes.

Responsive web design is a combination of HTML and CSS file. It automatically resizes, hide, shrink, or enlarges a web page to look good on all screen size. However, not every free responsive theme is coded correctly. You may find a few bugs or missing essential features (as the theme is free). That is why we have explored a lot of themes to test them out for Speed, SEO, and Essential features, so you don’t have to. All of the listed free WordPress themes are very easy to set up, comes with future updates and a good support system.

best free responsive wordpress themes 2018

Here is the list of best free responsive WordPress themes for 2018.

1. Bayn Lite

bayn free responsive business wordpress theme

FeaturesDetails
PriceFree
AuthorBusinessClass
Load Speed2.8 seconds
SEO Score4.5 points
Overall Rating4.8 star
Bayn Lite, a theme which is not just responsive to all screens but has all the fundamental features of a complete business theme for nonprofit organizations. It has custom made pages that show your services, portfolios as well as a testimonial with a fresh design. On the service page, you can quickly show off your completed and ongoing projects with a three grid layout. If you are more of a photos freak, you can use the gallery feature to show up your image in a sizeable same page overlay with a dark background.

Firstly, this theme has inbuilt social icons, so you don’t have to download an additional widget pack shows your social profiles. Secondly, the newsletter form is also coming free with this theme that also matches the styles. Besides, it has “Contact us” form to make a contact page quickly. You can use all these features in your homepage coupled with premium looking primary color. The website looks absolutely stunning with full page background image and animated descriptive buttons on top. Overall, this theme is a great pick to grow your online presence.

2. Enspire

enspire free responsive magazine wordpress theme

FeaturesDetails
PriceFree
AuthorAlxmedia
Load Speed2.8 seconds
SEO Score3.2 points
Overall Rating4.1 star
If you want an ultra-responsive free magazine theme with three column grid, Enspire is a great match. You can customize this theme in many ways like changing the background color, logos, full-width, typography, etc. with a backend options panel or using a child theme.

The homepage has six grid carousal posts which have a unique design. I love the post title covering the feature image with a white background, and it just looks professional. You can choose different web icons using font excellent and typography using Google font API call. This theme is responsive to multimedia like videos (using FitVids.JS) and audio (embedded Soundcloud) which really creates value in your posts.

This theme automatically creates too many internal links in posts that eventually helps to decrease the bounce rate. Overall, Enspire is a best WordPress theme with a complete package to deliver dynamic posts in different formats to create a remarkable online magazine.

3. Stratum

stratum free responsive travel wordpress theme

FeaturesDetails
PriceFree
AuthorPremiumWP
Load Speed2.9 seconds
SEO Score4.0 points
Overall Rating4.3 star
The most versatile WordPress for probably perfect any small businesses, project showcases, startups, portfolios, corporate, non-profit as well as digital marketing agencies. Stratum has such a proper SEO implementation with markup as well as clean coding that makes it fast loading theme.

Stratum focuses on the mobile first design so that your page resize automatically according to a viewport of the screen. The homepage is very impressive and creates freshness. The navigation bar has a transparent background so that it merges with the background image. If you scroll down, you can clearly see the parallax effect which is being adopted by modern themes lately.

So it’s a complete package to create a visually stunning, secure and simple theme with latest HTML5 that just do the job. Surprisingly, this theme also features Woocommerce shop which is also a plus point. Well, I don’t have to mention that you get all these features for absolutely free.

4. Audioman

rhythm free responsive musicians wordpress themes

FeaturesDetails
PriceFree
AuthorCatch themes
Load Speed1.8 seconds
SEO Score2.5 points
Overall Rating4.0 star
Audioman, a theme that is dedicated to musicians or a band to promote their music album and managing upcoming events. It is a helpful theme to present an encyclopedia of an artist in more like a modern trend. This theme looks more relaxing with dark neon colors. You can directly put media in the header section to make it more lit. Other than that it has classic highlights like a featured slider, featured content, hero content, playlist, portfolio, and testimonials. In the same manner, you have the freedom to create multiple projects pages of your choice. All these features look so artistic in the frontend that you will absolutely admire it. Every element works like a charm on different screen sizes due to theme’s genuinely responsive nature.

An artist is nothing without a fan base, that is why this theme has great social integration. Add your social media links on social icons to get more followers for free. You can upload previews of your next music projects on the homepage and refer an external link to buy it, for example, Apple iTunes.

5. Reblog

reblog free responsive grid wordpress theme

FeaturesDetails
PriceFree
AuthorMoral themes
Load Speed1.9 seconds
SEO Score2.5 points
Overall Rating3.8 star
If you like masonry layout WordPress themes with a ton of customization features, Reblog is indeed a clear winner in the free section. This is a flat styled theme that shows all your posts in four-column grid boxes with auto-adjustable height. It is also very responsive for Apple smartphone and tablets with different DPI. It only shows single post at a time on a small screen rather than showing four column to eliminate the horizontal scrolling.

The header is pretty awesome as you get the primary logo, navigation, search bar, and social icons in the same stripe. After inspecting the demo, I can say that the theme is markedly clean coded. You have the option to show or hide sidebar while publishing a post, and it’s just that simple. Overall it gives an interactive user experience coupled with simple backend customization. You can set this theme within 2 minutes, just download, upload and finally activate it.

6. Productly

productly free showcase responsive wordpress theme

FeaturesDetails
PriceFree
AuthorVilho themes
Load Speed1.5 seconds
SEO Score3.5 points
Overall Rating4.2 stars
I think Productly is a clean and modern landing pages for anyone who owns an app on Playstore or Apple store. This theme has the capability to illustrate your product’s information with graphical representation. You can use this theme for your corporate business because it has that potential to convert visitors into customers. The page weight is also very less, so it loads fast. Also, it has proper SEO implementation, as you can see it in our metrics data.

I really liked the single column layout of Productly. This theme uses a sticky and small height header with logo, navigation bar, social media icons, and search bar. To show your latest progress, you can also add blog post which indicates directly below the banner image. Furthermore, you can add upto three widgets in the footer section that match the default style. So, go for this theme if you have no plan to buy any premium theme for your product demonstration.

7. Atomic Blocks

atomic blocks free responsive wordpress theme

FeaturesDetails
PriceFree
AuthorArray Themes
Load Speed4.3 seconds
SEO Score2.5 points
Overall Rating3.6 star
When I reviewed this theme, I loved it. Atomic Blocks is an entirely modern and Gutenberg-Ready WordPress theme which is also customizable. This is a full-page, single-column theme and handcrafted for all screen sizes means 100% responsiveness. I would say that this theme is highly recommended for writing blog posts. I think the readers will enjoy reading posts as it has a complete distraction free background white space.

This theme has a lot of blocks like a Testimonial, Inline Notice, Accordion, Call-To-Action, Drop Cap and Spacer & Divider literally. If you want further customization, you always have the option to alter the typography, font size, and content width using a simple scrollbar. It is indeed an excellent theme for personal blogging. It also has Schema Markup which can boost your ranking in Google search engine, great for micro-niche.

8. Slanted

slanted simple free responsive personal blog theme

FeaturesDetails
PriceFree
AuthorAlxmedia
Load Speed2.9 seconds
SEO Score2.5 points
Overall Rating3.5 star
With an unmatched design, Slanted is a one way to create a personal blog easily. It has a very unusual style with middle author image and posts with excellent date format. It creates a simple path for your reader to go through your content quickly, after all, every personal blog needs the reader’s attention.

If you take a look at the demo, you will realise that this theme really focuses on the author’s personality and make it look more appealing at the same time. When you open a post, it shows the next and previous post link, widgets on the right sidebar which seems a little awkward to me, but it is beneficial to increase user engagement.

It also features some additional elements like social share, clean comment board, and a flat footer and header. Also, I forgot to mention that you can deliberately use many post formats like show video, audio, image and gallery sliders. Not only desktop, but it also covers all mobile screen sizes by adopting a responsive stylesheet.

9. Writer Blog

writer blog free wordpress responsive theme

FeaturesDetails
PriceFree
AuthorCrafthemes
Load Speed3.5 seconds
SEO Score3.0 points
Overall Rating4.0 star
One of the great theme to express your words through your website, Writer blog is a kind of theme that stands out of the crowd. It is designed very specifically for professional content creators. Using a minimal design with a bright background and posts with boxed shadow to increase visibility to readers.

The design is industry level, using black and white color combination with light and bold fonts, it has a more appealing view. Also, I really love the homepage design with background auto-slider images that mainly shows up your favourite posts. Not to mention that you can always set it by yourself. Try this responsive theme for absolutely free.

10. The Ultralight

ultralight free responsive wordpress blog theme

FeaturesDetails
PriceFree
AuthorRara theme
Load Speed1.1 seconds
SEO Score3.0 points
Overall Rating4.0 star
The Ultralight is a great selection to create a personality based blog. As I have the checked the source of this theme, I have noticed that this theme is using less CSS and JS files. For this reason its 90% faster than other themes. It is fully GDPR complaint which is another critical point of ranking this theme in our list.

As I have mentioned above that it is more like a personality based theme, with this in mind, it gives you the power to add Newsletter form on the banner. It is the fastest way to generate more subscriber base and its so easy to organization. The Ultralight also comes with a premium version with a lot of extra features, but at the same time, free version also covers a lot of essential elements.

11. Triumph Seo

triumph seo free responsive wordpress theme

FeaturesDetails
PriceFree
AuthorBusinessClass
Load Speed2.2 seconds
SEO Score0.5 points
Overall Rating2.0 star
Triumph SEO is a beautiful, spotless and modern one page free responsive theme for WordPress. As per my review, it is not great for blogging because it lacks significant SEO although suitable for portfolio, agency, photography type website. The homepage has right-hand side navigation and a full-width banner below it. You can add call-to-action button above the banner and three info grid below it to make an impactful frontend.

Apart from that, the blog post can be shown in the list style which looks stunning. The post has essential elements like tags link, related posts and author description with an image. Triumph SEO has a grey background with the white container to increase viewability and three grid footer arrangement. You can show your essential category and slider images in the right sidebar with ease.

12. Blogger Light

blogger light free responsive wordpress theme

FeaturesDetails
PriceFree
AuthorBusinessClass
Load Speed2.3 seconds
SEO Score2.5 points
Overall Rating3.5 star
A gorgeous theme for book authors, small business agency and photographers. Blogger Light is a blog style theme to show up your content in a most decent way. This theme is using additional Javascript to enhance the UI for uploaded photos. The homepage logo text shows zoom in and out animation while scrolling. On the top of that, you can add a banner image which is above the navigation bar itself. That is where this theme stands ahead of most of the photographic themes. You can personalize the typography with over 600+ Google fonts combination. Additionally, this theme has full control over responsiveness.

Whenever a viewer clicks an image, it shows it on a full-size overlay (same as Facebook post images) with a carousel and that too without leaving the same page. So if you are a photographer and looking for a responsive design, this theme is for you.

13. Leto

leto free responsive woocommerce theme

FeaturesDetails
PriceFree
AuthorAthemes
Load Speed3.0 seconds
SEO Score0.5 points
Overall Rating3.0 stars
Leto is a premium like free eCommerce theme with a minimal design that focuses on sales. It is also one of the most popular free themes for WordPress right now. The possibility to create homepage layout is indeed unlimited because this theme uses page builder for that. It simply means that you can certainly design the homepage as per your vision. It is so easy to change the default look using Google fonts typography and colors. This theme is suitable for book authors and fashion freak to create an online store.

When you hover your mouse on the product lists you can see the product page link but add to cart button is missing in this page. All the items added to your cart can be seen on the top right sticky menu, I personally liked this UI. On the same list, you get a fullscreen search bar, which marks its professional quality. The product page shows all the related products at the bottom which is user-friendly and can generate extra sales. Due to the white body, the Woocommerce badge labels looks cool, for example, sale, out of stock, etc. So overall, it is a great theme that apparently gets you more leads than any other theme and its fast too.

14. College Education

college education free responsive wordpress theme

FeaturesDetails
PriceFree
AuthorSigma themes
Load Speed3.0 seconds
SEO Score0.5 points
Overall Rating2.0 star
College Education is a digital learning platform for Schools, Colleges, Educational institutions, Coaching centres, Kindergartens, Universities, Academies, Training clubs, etc. This theme has not scored good in our SEO score, but on the positive side, it has some goodies that match our list quality. First of all, you can build a quick home page using the dummy content that comes along with the theme files. After that, all the introductory sections are editable from the theme’s control panel. For example. You can control color patterns, create complex layouts and pick personalized typography to give your website an ultimate finishing touch.

That not all, College Education is free responsive WordPress theme that supports six different screen sizes, its great for better user interaction. The RTL and Translation Ready feature helps readers to get the content in their local language which is equally vital for UI. So go for this theme to create a dynamic free WordPress site.

15. Advance Portfolio

advance portfolio free reponsive wordpress theme

FeaturesDetails
PriceFree
AuthorThemeshopy
Load Speed5.4 seconds
SEO Score0.0 points
Overall Rating0.5 star
I am sure that you have seen so many portfolio themes but a few themes come with tons of creative feature as this theme does. This theme works flawlessly on different browsers and devices as its fully responsive. It is built using WooCommerce and WPML plugins to creative and custom pages. Since it has different coloring schemes, I think its more suitable for females entrepreneurs.

You can create upto four slides in the free version. Also, the blog page has two large image grid design and later shows the title and description in the end. It is using latest HTML5 and Bootstrap and looks sleek in the frontend. I am not surprised that it loads a little slow as it uses a lot of external and internal files. It a great theme to build a retina display responsive portfolio website, although this may be true that you won’t rank good in search engines. It lacks microdata, markup, Twitter cards and Facebook open graph protocol which is not beneficial for SEO.

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