When it comes to your small business website, responsive design can really give your online business a boost. A responsive website will automatically adjust to whatever device a visitor is viewing it on—whether it’s a desktop, laptop, tablet, or smartphone. And with so many customers using mobile to access your website, responsive design makes it easy to ensure every visitor has a seamless experience.
Pair responsive design with WordPress, the powerful—and free—web hosting platform that powers countless websites from personal and small business to international corporations, and you’ve got a winning combination.
Here are ten of the best free responsive WordPress themes that have responsive design built right in.
Designed especially for small business, the elegant Simplify template is a responsive theme with more than 100 custom theme options and features. The template includes a 3D slider, customizable header, background and menus, widget-ready right sidebar and footer, and a tool for inserting customer quotes, among other features.
There’s also a paid version with extra themes, built-in WooCommerce functionality, and other additional features.
Built on the mobile-ready Bootstrap 3 framework that powers Twitter, the Revera WordPress theme includes a custom homepage template and custom menus, widget-ready areas, portfolio page templates, featured images, a homepage slider, customizable ad banner settings, and more. This template is great for web designers, freelancers, and other small businesses with online portfolios to showcase.
With a clean, simple design and lots of features, Corpo is a responsive website theme that can work well for any small business. The theme features filterable portfolio tools, as well as a homepage slider, custom widgets, two menu locations, a contact page template, and several theme options that let you change the look of your website with a few clicks.
Business Lite 4
A touch-friendly theme with a configurable drag-and-drop interface, Business Lite 4 lets you create an incredibly responsive and interactive website. The responsive WordPress theme is fully customizable, allowing you to add drag-and-drop elements on a per-page basis to build a unique, mobile-friendly website for your small business.
A large header with a jQuery slider header and a custom site intro tool make Enigma stand out. This responsive WordPress theme lets you display featured images from selected categories on the home page, and comes with customizable widget areas, custom menus, and a configurable banner sidebar.
A flexible and multipurpose responsive WordPress theme, Vantage is ideal for eCommerce stores. This free responsive and retina-ready theme comes with built-in WooCommerce functionality. Additionally, Vantage is integrated with Page Builder and MetaSlider, and includes a custom background and custom menus.
Clean, responsive design and a retina-ready display are the hallmarks of Attitude, a free WordPress theme that comes packed with options. Attitude includes a variety of template options with both narrow and wide site layouts, a featured slider, four widget areas, back-end webmaster tools, and plenty of customizable content—background, menus, logos, CSS, webclip icons, and more.
Easy to use out of the box, BizFlare is already set up for your business with two ready-to-use color schemes, or you can customize your own. The home page template features a welcome section, three products/services blocks, and a section for client quotes and testimonials.
Additional features for this responsive WordPress theme include widget areas, two different page layouts, and built-in, customizable social media icons in the footer.
An upscale theme with premium features, Rolex gives your small business website an elegant and professional look. The home page includes a jQuery slider and a custom widget section to showcase products or services, and the blog page template features a grid layout for a polished, easy-to-read appearance.
The modern, cleanly designed Opulus Sombre template for WordPress is extensively customizable, with an extensive collection of free custom themes to choose from. This responsive WordPress theme comes with a custom homepage layout, custom headers, and up to 20 custom widgetized sidebars. You can also adjust the colors, fonts, page templates, and more.
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