10 Modern, Mobile Friendly, Responsive (Free!) Themes for WordPress and Blogger

More people are checking in on their favorite websites and blogs from their phones, tablets, e-readers and other devices that aren't laptops or desktop computers. If you want some of that traffic, your best bet is to offer a mobile version of your blog that doesn't make your readers constantly pinch and zoom to get a look at your latest outfit and read your bon mots.

What to do if you don't have the skills or budget to whip up a mobile version of your site? Consider a responsive theme that automatically adjusts based on the size of the screen viewing it. It's not a perfect solution – since mobile connections are often slower than regular computers, you'll want to keep large images to no more than 2 or 3 per page to ensure that everything loads quickly for mobile readers. Responsive themes don't actually change the original image size, so lots of large photos would still take a while, but having a mobile friendly layout is better than nothing.

Google has recommended responsive design as their preferred way of showing mobile content…

Google has recommended responsive design as their preferred way of showing mobile content, so you may get a small search boost from having a mobile friendly theme as well.

For an idea of where to start, consider one of these modern, clean themes that offer a clean slate for customization and highlighting gorgeous images. They're all free, and there's a little more Blogger love with some great options there.


Note: these themes are for the hosted version of WordPress (download from WordPress.org), not WordPress.com




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41 Responses

  1. Mallory Brown

    still going to stick to Ethereal. It just fits in with my blogging style.

  2. Sarah Lee

    Good stuff over here! Ryu is another fairly new theme that has responsive width- I’m a huge fan. The body text is ginormous, but I decided it was worth taking the $30 plunge to do custom CSS (so, a custom font size), and I’m so happy with it.

    Thanks for the roundup!

    🙂 Sarah

  3. juliana jones

    Everyone want to get a responsive design for their website. and you demonstrated awesome wordpress themes. It’s good for wordpress designers.

  4. Bikramjit Singh

    Appears a great collection…just downloaded UNIQUE and applied license for ORION.Not tried anyone yet.Does these themes provide option to display ads as well?

  5. Zebra Themes

    Unique is a very nice themes among other themes. However the whole collection is fresh. Responsive themes have became popular since the tarting era of smartphones. We have also made our free WordPress theme responsive recently.

  6. Brad

    These really are some of the best WordPress themes. I would like to share one free blogging theme with you that is Bloggers Lite and which is fresh design and have various blog page layouts.