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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These are some really powerful templates. The internet never ceases to amaze me with how much it offers for free. Thanks for finding these Megan.
My pleasure, Robert! I agree: it’s amazing how many helpful resources are available, at little to no cost. Just takes a little digging. 🙂
Great themes, Megan!
WordPress is such a great platform-so many choices.
Some of their free themes rock! I use one for my franchise biz plans website-it’s great!
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I agree, Joel! WordPress is such a versatile and powerful platform. I’m glad you’ve found some great free themes! Thanks for reading.
Is it the case that the premium WordPress themes are the most “responsive” to different sizes of screens? It is a jungle out there with all the different WordPress layouts, so thank you Megan, for putting the spotlight on some themes that could work fine for a small business.
Happy to help, Martin! Great question re: the premium themes and their level of responsiveness. I’m going to look into that, as I’d love the answer myself. Good luck finding just the right layout for your needs!
I like the last theme for the name alone! Just happens to be a really cool functional design too.
Thanks for sharing these.
My pleasure, Ebele! And thanks for reading and sharing. Have fun exploring the myriad of available templates.
WordPress really contains a lot of great templates to choose. Some are free but it has also good designs. WordPress is also a friendly user so you won’t have a hard time using it.
I agree completely! There are many great designs to choose form and WordPress is very user friendly. I think that it being so user friendly is why it’s so successful!
Dear Megan, wanted your inputs as i am a beginner on Word Press. I tried to get a new website made by professionals, but was not happy with the outcome. Someone told me to make my own site through wordpress. I want a website that is highly interactive (can change postings etc on my own on routine basis), looks extremely professional, has multiple pages and links between pages, e-commerce, videos, pictures etc. For this need, which WP template do you recommend as I am lot in the jungle!! please help
Excellent list. Here is one latest free parallax WordPress theme for businesses designed by us.
Simplify is currently one of the featured themes at wordpress.org and is also listed as the most popular themes there. I developed several websites with Simplify theme and those are great. The free version has also lots of features, they included some pro features in the free version recently. This theme is a perfect theme for small business websites. It is clean and smart in design. Free version can be downloaded from wordpress.org : https://wordpress.org/themes/simplify
Hi Megan, thanks for this fine collection of business themes. Maybe you would like to add our MH Corporate WordPress Theme to one of your upcoming nice themes collections. If so, please check out some details here: http://www.mhthemes.com/themes/mh/corporate-lite/
Thanks and cheers,
Nice collection Megan, thanks a lot for the biz themes. It would have been better if you can add screen shots with each of the items.
Hey Megan, Its really amazing wordpress themes list for small business. Thanks for share with us. We`ll glad to you if you add our Most Popular free Limo WordPress themes. I think, you`ll love it.
Here is our limo theme. http://www.codexcoder.com/products/ccr-limo-free-wordpress-theme/
Hi Megan, Awesome collection. We know those are free but excellent, really !
That is a great collection. Thanks for making this available. I’ve used vantage before, it is one of my go to themes.
Attitude is very popular and i am using it on my own of blog
Good themes that I would like to try.
Hello Megan, thanks for sharing. They are really great themes.
Nice list Megan! We have just released our premium theme for free, and I would love to hear your opinion on it, and maybe squeeze it onto your list 🙂
Built with simplicity and user friendliness in mind, it is great for any local business.
Let me know what you think!
Thank you for this collection of great themes, i design websites for local business(just started), and you saved me a lot of hours of doing research,Thank you again.
All WordPress themes are fantastic, but I need a theme which is both responsive and SEO friendly. In addition to this can anyone suggest me a WordPress plugin that can automatically add Title and Meta Description.
Please suggest me a tool or plugin which is smart enough as I said above.
“All of the business WordPress templates look the same. Of course, there is a little twist to them, but they all seem the same! The light colours, the big slider on the homepage, and the “great customisability”.
Are the developers stealing the themes from one another? I wouldn’t get a WordPress website if I had a business, the quality of the available themes is very low and I would probably go for a designer!”
All the theme mentioned in the article are good to use in terms of responsive and SEO.