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60+ Best Free Responsive WordPress Themes For Create Websites 2016

When you are building a new site whether it be a blog, company website, or a new business adventure, you want to have a website that is not only reliable but preferably free of cost. Having a website that looks professional, stylish and has been personalized to your requirements is very important aspect when attracting readers, customers or clients. However, a frequent problem with new website makers is that they have very little funds to create a great site that looks professional. Little do these people know, there are actually free WordPress themes in the world, and they can easily create a fantastic looking website that not only looks great but has great features. If you have been searching for these WordPress themes but have been unable to find one suitable, then keep reading as we have compiled a list of the best free responsive WordPress themes below.


Vantage is a great free responsive WordPress theme to choose. It is a strong powerful theme that is fully SEO optimised for the user. The customization of this theme truly speaks for itself. Though the design is simple it is another such theme that allows the user to truly make it their own. However, this theme is absolutely great for customising, with such features as a custom background, custom menu, fluid layout, full-width template, responsive layout and great theme options. This theme has translation services and is woo commerce ready making it a great theme to choose if you are selling products. This theme also has great 5 star reviews that are bound to impressive you. The reviews say that this theme is easy to use, and has great customer service along with it. All in a great a theme to choose, which hosts a variety of different uses for the user to choose from. We definitely recommended it.

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Hazel is a very pretty theme. It is fantastically girly when you look at it and it has several themes within the theme to choose from that have all been named with girls names, from Elena to Helen. This theme would suit a girly blog or a new clothes shops as all the themes are very feminine in their layout and looks. However, this theme isn’t just a pretty face as it has great functions and features which are really surprising when you consider it is a free WordPress theme. The theme also has great customization options which come included, and it has been described as a great creative theme for a variety of uses that feels fresh and reliable. Some of the themes features are, 35 ready to use demo sites, Parallax image/video header, unlimited header layout, unlimited title area layouts, a customizable mega menu, custom left menu, full screen menu and sticky function menu, video background sections, expandable search field, woo commerce integration, interactive infographics, custom post formats, it’s retina ready, it has multiple portfolio lists and customizable formats, along with multiple custom sidebars, as well as being SEO optimised and has the option of having a blog masonry layout along with tonnes of other features. Rarely have we seen such a pretty layout with some many great functions on a free WordPress theme.

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The second theme in our list of free responsive WordPress themes is less pretty than Hazel but has a fresher clean uncomplicated look. It is subtle but effective in its layout and theme options. If you want a professional but relaxed free WordPress theme then this is the one to choose we can assure you. Uncomplicated and grounded the themes design is, the themes features are more complicated as the theme boasts a wealth of different features and functions that tempt a more experienced website builder. The theme includes a custom background builder, custom menu, featured images, a fluid layout, full-width template, one column, photo blogging, post formats, sticky posts, and is translation ready. The selling point of this particular post, though, is it’s customer service. The themes customer service is said to be unsurpassed, and that bare in mind it is a free WordPress theme is truly groundbreaking. A great theme to choose if you are just starting your website and you are new to WordPress themes and how they work.

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Another great theme to choose if you are just starting out, it is also said that this theme has absolutely fantastic free support. It has a more simple design that is very accessible to the user, whilst also being easy and supportive. Though a little more limited in fancy designs this doesn’t stop this theme from having a good looking design and of course is fully customizable. The most important aspect of WordPress themes though is their functions, especially when it comes to free responsive WordPress themes, as dependent on the ones you choose they can be a little limited. However, this is not true for Global as Global has a variety of functions and features that are great for the user. Some features that Global have are stock photos, it’s fully editable, it has great customization for custom post types and post formats, it also has 80 plus shortcodes along with a fantastic and reliable WPML certificate for all your translation needs. All in all, this is a great starter free WordPress theme for those that just want to get their site up and running as quickly and efficiently as physically possible.

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Brix the fourth on our list of responsive WordPress themes, is a fantastic theme that is not only reliable but has an air of stylish minimalism about it. It is another such theme that would be great for those that just want to get their site up and running quickly. Despite it being minimalist the design of the theme is a bold design that is fully customizable to the no doubt happy user. It is said that this theme is great for those using the theme for web agencies, studios, photography, portfolio, churches, personal and business websites. It is a little nifty theme that has so many great hidden gems within it. Such as it being easy to configure and customise, it comes with a full width stretched and boxed layouts, beautiful image slider, lots of colour options, easy logo upload, over 360 font icons to choose from, custom widgets, sidebar options and loads more. This free WordPress theme is also SEO optimised, mobile friendly and retina ready. This is truly a great free WordPress theme if you want something easy and reliable, and as always the customer service support team is meant to absolutely first class.

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Catwalk, as you can no doubt tell from the title, is a free responsive WordPress theme that has been designed with fashion in mind. It is perfect for a fashion or model agency, or designer that wishes to display their portfolio. It is extremely stylish in design, that has been lovingly created to be fashionable but professional. However, it isn’t all looks about this fashionable free WordPress theme. The theme also has great functions for a professional and efficient website. It has fantastic 24hr free support, it is fully customizable for those who are more choosy, it has stock photos included, it has custom formats and posts, it’s translation ready with the WPML feature, it contains 80 plus shortcodes and what’s more is that it has multiple color options. It is also SEO ready and has a built-in customer plus loads of other features. There are so many features to this theme it would take an essay on this theme alone to tell the reader how fantastic this free WordPress theme is. However, a few more to mention would be that it has a lifetime of free updates and a fantastic sliders feature. So if you are feeling fashionable this is the theme to choose!

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Edin is about slightly less fashion and more stability and professionalism. Despite this, it is said that the theme is fully customizable and allows you to develop as much or as little within it as the user likes. It is truly revolutionary with such features as, custom page templates, alternative sidebar page, as well as custom menus such as primary, secondary and footer menu. It has a great selection of icons to choose from so it caters to all, along with a selection of featured images, with a great selection of widgets such as the google maps widget. It is also retina ready and fully WordPress translatable for the user. It is more uncomplicated than some other themes, and the great thing about this theme is that even if you were to become confused despite the simplicity of theme, is has great customer service, so any problems you do have with the theme will be resolved quickly and efficiently.

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Goran is slightly less customer service more functionality. With this theme, it is said that nothing is able to go wrong, as it is easy and simple to use along with having an already great customization that allows the user to use it for a variety of different sites. This WordPress theme would be suitable for a business, photography, lawyers firm, surgery, creative studio or portfolio. This theme is really great for these kinds of websites. However, Goran increases it functionality by having loads of fantastic features to choose from. Such as it’s responsive design, custom web pages and page templates, full width page template, fully customizable sidebar along with custom menus and a variety of social icons to choose from. The theme also has a wealth of different theme options to choose that are very detailed such as a sidebar position, top area content, thumbnail aspect ratio, and a customizable front page show title. The theme also has a variety of different widgets to choose from like google maps mentioned before and is translation ready which even though common really is a great feature to have.

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Harmonux is a great free wordpress theme that would work great as a blog. The styles of the theme that this free wordpress theme contains would be suitable for any kind of blog but would most suit a travel blog. The style and design of the theme would greatly enhance any content that you utilise in this free wordpress theme. It is a clean and fresh layout that has gotten great reviews, all saying that this wordpress theme is not only reliable but fast with a 2 click download function. This theme also has some great features that people have raved about such as a powerful theme customiser that allows the user to change such aspects of the theme such as colors, allows the user to modify all settings, upload logos, and the theme lets you preview and inspect all the features before uploading the theme. This is another theme where the customer service is said to benefit the overall outcome. Some users have said that it is the best customer service that they have ever experience relating to wordpress themes, and for a free wordpress theme it really is impressive that they have managed to have so many great features as well as great customer service.

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Hathor named after the Egyptian goddess, is a reliable and functional WordPress theme that allows its users great customization services that they can truly use to their advantage. A clean design and style of this theme make it the perfect theme to choose if you want something very simple and grounded. Nothing too flashy and customization that doesn’t confuse the user and that allows the users to set up the site in as little as two minutes. Suitable for a variety of different areas this theme not only has a great design but also great functions and features. This theme screams simple customization with a fully customizable layout, full-width box option, two header styles to choose from, two service block styles, two of the latest block layouts to choose, full-width box layout, and is translation ready. The theme also has great SEO optimisation for the user, making it easy for the site to be found on google. A great theme to start off with and definitely recommended.

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The clue is in the name, this is a really great starter WordPress theme. Tenth on our list of free responsive WordPress themes, this theme though it doesn’t allow a lot of variety, is a one-page WordPress theme that offers simplicity to the user. However despite the lack of variety of this free WordPress theme, it does have other benefits besides its simplicity. The starter is SEO optimised, has great color options, is translation ready, retina ready has loads of different fonts to choose from, as well as customizable templates for the user to use. Another great benefit of this theme is the customer service. The support team knows that the only people who are really going to be using this theme are newbies to WordPress and website building, so they have created great customer support for those who need help fixing issues or figuring out this easy to use free WordPress theme. This theme truly is great and allows the user to make the starter page their own without it becoming confusing.

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Forceful is a more stylish theme that focuses on design more than the others. Created with magazines in mind, this particular free WordPress theme is fantastic for making content pop to the eyes of the readers and is fully customizable to for any kind of potential online magazine that the theme would be used for. However it is very stylish so is recommended for a fashion online magazine. Along with the general design of the theme, forceful is great for magazines not just for its looks but also due to the features included in the theme that has been added with magazines in mind. Some of the features to mention are a layout manager technique that allows the users to fully customise the theme to their purpose and that allows the user to visual see what clicks. Other such functions are an unlimited sidebar, widget areas for powerful included custom widgets, along with being translation ready, as well as SEO optimised that is great to build a following for your online magazine. All in all, this is the best free WordPress theme to choose if you are looking to build a popular and successful magazine that readers love. We cannot recommend it enough to potential WordPress users.

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Pictorico, unlike some other themes, is limited in the way that it has been designed as it is purely for portfolio use. This can be absolutely great if you are looking for a theme that allows you to display your portfolio professionally but creatively as it allows you to develop the theme to your liking and to suiting your own portfolio with this free WordPress theme. This is a great theme for anyone who wants to create a great online portfolio but doesn’t want to spend fifty-odd dollars on creating one. Smooth and simple in design this theme has really great features for portfolio building such as a custom background, custom menu, custom header, an editor style, featured image header, featured images to use, a fixed layout, the use of one column, post formats, a responsive layout, RTL language support, a sticky header, and it is translation ready. Really great for its purpose, we definitely recommend this theme if you want to show off your portfolio on a professional site.

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Radiate is more creative in design. It is fresh in a way that is blank but stylish, so that the user doesn’t feel like they already have the perfect site but don’t want to copy the original theme in anyway. It would be suitable for many different functions, and it all depends on what the user would like to use the theme for, another great reason why it is a blank theme. The theme has in fact had hundreds of people give it a 5-star rating, and said that the theme is easy to use and is great as a blank canvas. However if this isn’t enough to tempt you to use this theme then here are a few features to mention to tempt you. This theme is retina ready, it has an integration of primary color options, a customizable background, custom ccs and other features through WordPress customizer. It also has such features as a responsive layout, post formats, it’s translation ready, customizable elements such as menu, menu header and colors and loads more! This is the perfect theme to choose if you really want to get creative with your chosen theme and make the site tailor made to your preferences.

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Sauron is a free multi-purpose WordPress Theme. This SEO friendly WordPress theme is easy to use setup menu pages and stickers parallax scrolling technology. It has a full width grid after the first page builder, full-screen lightbox slideshow, complete list of customizable features, including a layout editor, and social sharing options. It’s at the top, such as WPML (Multilingual Ready), Jet Pack, contact form 7, bbPress, is compatible with the WordPress plug-in, photo galleries, a variety of e-commerce plugin with BuddyPress. Special accent cross-browser compatibility, mobile friendly design and response capabilities. The theme is retina ready and clean flat design. Sauron can complete business portfolio, customized to take advantage of the company’s corporate, commercial, non-profit organizations, blogs, photos, personal, restaurant, construction, medical, and other sites.

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With such a great selection of themes to choose from it is no wonder that the world of the internet is full of great websites, whether they be for a professional business site or a travel blog. We hope that our list of free responsive WordPress themes helps you to choose the best WordPress theme for your needs and that you have a great time website building!

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Graham Bill is a front end web developer and designer specialized on coding php, HTML5, CSS3, jQuery, JavaScript and especially on development website templates and WordPress themes.

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  1. Great themes Graham!

    Thank you so much for putting the best themes together. I think it will be greatly helpful for WordPress lovers around.

    Have you checked themes by 8 Degree Themes? Zincy Lite, Wimpie Lire, Eight Store Lite are some great themes which are available at I think they can make an additional resource for your blog whenever you update it.

    Keep up the good work!

  2. The interface theme draws my mind . Many other themes recommended at this site is also attractive themes to build up a responsive and reliable site .
    As It is a Simple, Clean and Flat Responsive Retina Ready free responsive wordpress themes , as a result it may draw your attention normally . It can be easily customizable with numerous theme options. Some of the highlighted options are two site layout (Narrow and Wide),

  3. I’m looking to start a community based site where it can also server ecommerce needs.

    I feel Mesocloum will be perfect fit for what Im looking, thanks graham

  4. Great post. For my new website (car towing) i want to use Pinboard free WordPress theme.
    I love rensponsive and fast loading WordPress websites.

  5. Hi,

    WordPress themes made our life easy, now we can easily designed our business website using best premium wordpress themes. Thanks to share this lovely collection.

  6. Great compilation, Graham!

    I’ve been researching many a list from various websites recommending the latest free themes for this year and was honestly a little disappointed with the standard and variety.

    However, the list you’ve compiled is the freshest (inadvertent pun) and of the highest design standards I’ve come across. Many of the themes you’ve compiled are truly to a premium standard and aren’t to be found on other leading websites that make similar recommendations.

    Simply put, thank you. Your compilation has been of great benefit to me. You clearly know your way around the web when it comes to sourcing the best free WordPress-based themes.

    I’d be very interested in an article in which you list several to a dozen websites that you regularly check for sourcing free themes. Either that or a direct email to my inbox would be equally appreciated.

    Thanks for the “fresh” perspective. I had almost given up on sourcing free themes for my current projects.

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