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20+ Best Free Responsive WordPress Themes and Templates 2017


WordPress now has proven to be not only awesome blogging platform but also most popular Content Management System (CMS) of our time. It currently powers more than 27% of the total web including ThemeGrill. 🙂

With the increasing use and popularity of WordPress, the number of WordPress themes is also increasing rapidly. There are thousands of free responsive WordPress themes out there but quality ones are always hard to find. Thus, I have hand-picked some of the quality free responsive WordPress themes that will help you create awesome looking sites. You can create personal blog, magazine, business, corporate, photography, portfolio and any kind of sites with these themes. Below mentioned themes are responsive at the same time meaning your site will look awesome in desktops, laptops, tablets and hand-held devices.

I hope this list will help you find the theme that will suit your site and make it stand out among others. I have tried to collect themes that would cover a diverse range of use and help you create from simple blogging site to advanced business site.

Spacious

Spacious is flagship product of ours. It is downloaded more than 900 times daily on average, that alone speaks of its popularity and usage. You can view more stats and reviews on it here.

Spacious is an incredibly spacious multipurpose responsive theme coded & designed with a lot of care and love. You can use it for your business, portfolio, blogging or any type of site. As name suggests, we wanted to give more space for content and more space between sections to make the theme stand out. It has 4 page layouts, 2 page templates, 4 blog display types, 13 widgets areas, 5 custom widgets focusing on business template, awesome slider, primary color option to match your logo & website, boxed & wide layout, light & dark color skin, translation ready and many more.

To get more familiar on using the theme you can view the theme instruction here and video tutorials here. As with our all themes, support for theme is absolutely free. Have any confusion with the theme, just put your queries here.

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Flash

flash-multipurpose-wordpress-themeThere will be obstacles, there will be mistakes but with hard work, there are no limits. After all, hard work pays off. Flash theme is the outcome of long research and consistent work of passionate WordPress developers at ThemeGrill. The fine-tuned design and flawless functions are just amazing – unbelievable to be in a free theme. Don’t trust me, check the theme demos yourself.

Flash is a fully flexible multipurpose responsive WordPress theme FREE. Built with Site Origin’s page builder and Flash Toolkit plugin, it offers you a super easy interface for customizing the theme. Flash Toolkit plugin comes with 11+ awesome custom widgets which you can place anywhere you like. Therefore, you can add and customize various sections like about, heading, service, call to action, team, portfolio, slider etc.  

Furthermore, Flash theme features WordPress Live Customizer, WooCommerce support,  custom CSS option, multiple color options, social icons etc. It is an advanced theme which anyone can use without using any code – just follow the theme instructions and get your site ready in no time.

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Zerif Lite

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Zerif Lite is clean and modern one page style responsive WordPress theme which happens to be the main product of ThemeIsle. It is one of the most popular free WordPress themes ever. The fine folks over ThemeIsle give top priority in making a theme simple and easy to use. And, yes this theme is a piece of cake to use and setup.

This theme is suitable for web agency business, corporate business, personal & parallax business portfolio, photography, digital studio, product showcase and many more. Supports popular WordPress plugins like WooCommerce and WPML premium plugin which will help you create eCommerce and multilingual site respectively. The theme will look spectacular in any devices of your choice.

Zerif Lite is fully based on Customizer tool that allows you to live preview all the changes and modifications as you make. It is simple and easy to use, you will create a complete site in no time.

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Sydney

sydney-best-free-responsive-wordpress-themeA beautiful creation by aThemes, Sydney is one of the most popular free WordPress themes in the official WP theme repo. You will get amazed to see the elegant design and incomparable capabilities the theme offers to let you create an awesome online presence.

Sydney is a powerful business WordPress theme with parallax backgrounds. The theme is fully responsive so that your site content is sure to look amazing on any device ensuring a great user experience. Sydney is a simple, easy to use and feature-rich theme. It is based on Live WordPress Customizer so that you’ll be able to customize the theme quickly with live previews. You will love plenty of customization possibilities the theme has provided.

It features full-screen slider, full color control, layout control, sticky navigation, Google fonts, header image, social icons etc. Above all, front page blocks are awesome – you can instantly create an outstanding homepage using the blocks provided by the theme. An awe-inspiring homepage will help you stand out –  the first impression is the last.

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ColorMag

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Are you on a search for a free responsive magazine WordPress theme? Then, look no further your search stops here. This is the first fully magazine style WordPress theme from ThemeGrill.

Suitable for news, newspaper, magazine, publishing, business and any kind of sites. This theme can undoubtedly compete with any premium magazine style theme out there. ColorMag will give your blogging or magazine site a beautiful, modern, clean, crisp, polished and well-organized look. Just focus on writing great content and adding awesome images in your magazine site, everything else will be smoothly handled by this theme. If you are a lover of a colorful magazine site, then you will find the different color for different categories feature available in this theme to be an interesting one. Let the colors speak for their respective category.

We have put a lot of research and effort work to make this theme a perfect fit for your magazine site. Try it, you may not find easier theme than this.

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Himalayas

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Himalayas is rock-solid modern style free one page parallax responsive WordPress theme. Inform your visitors all they need to know right from your home page without requiring to go to the other pages. Himalayas can be used for business, portfolio, corporate, agency, photography, freelancers and almost any kind of sites.

Showcase all services, portfolios, blog, team members, call to action buttons, about page, contact page of your company or site just in a page. All these sections in the home page are actually widgets. Add these widgets to ‘Front Page Sidebar’, create a custom menu and your one page site is all set. If you get confused just visit this instruction page.

As all these sections are widgets, just scroll them up and down in ‘Front Page Sidebar’ and you get complete control of the order of section in one page. The smooth scrolling to respective section while clicking on the menu items is fascinating. The theme also has full width big slider right at the top to highlight some of your pages. In case you need additional features, it also has the pro version which you can check it out here. If you are looking for one page theme, then look no further Himalayas certainly can be the next face of your site and you will love it.

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Accelerate

free responsive wordpress themes accelerateAccelerate is multipurpose WordPress theme made for simplicity and ease of use. The theme is responsive, designed to strengthen your site and give awesome impression to your visitors yet keeping everything simple and easy.

The theme has awesome features like boxed & wide layout, primary color, home page slider that will help make your theme own. The business template and custom-made widgets like TG: Services, TG: Call to Action, TG: Recent Work create an awesome business site making your business ahead and strong than of your competitors. The header widget area available will help you to put any content you like in header and highlight it with the widgets of your choice. This theme is a piece of art that has this premium look and feel which will make your site stand out. Supports all post formats. Thus, blogging with this theme will be awesome.

One interesting thing, this our ‘ThemeGrill Blog’ also uses this Accelerate theme. It is child theme with few minor changes only. Give a try to this theme and give your site a professional look to attract visitors.

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Llorix One Lite

Say hello to one of the most flexible free theme of 2016 and 2017 in this theme listing. Llorix One Lite is one of the trending free WordPress themes at WordPress.org : the official WordPress free themes repository.

Llorix One Lite comes with beautiful one page design which is very easy to use and customize. With its elegant parallax effect, this theme will certainly make a good impression on your site visitors. The theme can be used for small business, startup mobile app, agency, corporate, photography portfolio and many more. The theme is fully compatible with tons of popular plugins like WooCommerce, WPML, bbPress, Photo Gallery Grid, Contact Form 7, Meta Slider, SiteOrigin Page Builder, JetPack and many other plugins which adds to the flexibility of this awesome theme. Give this theme a try, Llorix One Lite can certainly be the next face of your site.

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Ample

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Ample is latest responsive multipurpose WordPress theme. The site will help you create modern looking business, blogging, portfolio or magazine site.

Full width slider at the top looks awesome. The theme has business template along with custom TG custom widgets targeted to create awesome and professional business site. What make this business template awesome is the background image, background color and parallax effect can be applied to different section of the theme making the theme unique. This is usually available in premium themes only but we have made this available with Ample to match the quality & feel of premium themes. The theme can shrink and grow according to your requirement.

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eStore

eStore is one of the unique and latest beautiful WooCommerce themes for 2017. The world is changing and so is the web world, eCommerce has now become one of the important aspects for any business. Now, when it comes to online store it is quite important that you should be able to showcase your featured products, products category, most selling items and simply speaking all your products in easy and organized manner. Now, eStore theme does exactly the same.

eStore has taken every thing to the next level. Cart, checkout, category collection page, shop page and everything is designed with utmost care. The eStore WooCommerce template gives you full control on what your site should look like. It is all widgetized, in simple terms: you can move everything section up and down as you like.Going one step further, it not only has awesome integration with WooCommerce plugin but also with YITH WooCommerce plugin, your store visitors now can create a wishlist of products in your store and later come back and purchase.

eStore is actually fit for other purposes as well – create a beautiful magazine or blogging website. Check out this magazine demo. Here’s the instruction page for this theme.

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Talon

talon-free-responsive-wordpress-themesTalon is a multipurpose WordPress theme suitable for various kinds of businesses and website niches. The theme is carefully coded by the professional developers to meet your need for a modern theme ensuring the best WordPress practices. You will find the theme incredibly user-friendly, simple, and powerful.

The theme is feature-rich and offers plenty of customization capabilities so that you have the freedom to create a site that suits your business/ brand. You can customize most of the theme options from cool Customizer tool instantly. Change the colors, fonts, icons, footer and more from the Customizer with live previews.

Moreover, page builder support makes the theme awesome. Talon theme has deep integration with the SiteOrigin’s Page Builder plugin which enable you to create beautiful pages for your business site. Furthermore, the theme features Google fonts, multiple blog layouts, widgetized footer, header styles etc.

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Optimizer

optimizer -free wordpress themesOptimizer theme is a multipurpose WordPress theme which will help you optimize your brand and business. It is one of the most flexible free theme supported by awesome drag and drop widgets. You can quickly create a professional looking unique design website with this theme using the handy widgets and live customizer tool.

The theme is fluid responsive which fits perfectly with any device. Your site content will look amazing on mobile screens without missing any single piece of content. Furthermore, it is lightweight so that your site will load faster ensuring awesome user-experience. Actually, nobody will curse for the site speed.

Optimizer theme is SEO friendly which is coded with the best WordPress technologies. Create amazing content and publish it beautifully, your site is sure to get better ranks on Google and other search engines. It is translation ready – easily translate into any language you want.

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Vantage

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Vantage is a revolutionary free WordPress theme from SiteOrigin the same author behind SiteOrigin PageBuilder which is the most popular free page builder out there. This theme and PageBuilder was made side by side so the integration between them is flawless giving you the super power to create any site from simple blog to an advanced business site.

Vantage also works with other popular plugins like Meta Slider and WooCommerce. Thus, you can highlight your content with Meta Slider anywhere you like and turn your site into Store to sell products. Vantage is a theme that grows and shrinks with your needs. You can choose not to install any of the supported plugins if you don’t need them, and Vantage will continue working without any problems.

Download Vantage and discover the beauty of a theme that lets you choose exactly what you want it to be.

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Storefront

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If you are looking for theme that perfectly supports WooCommerce to turn your site into store then Storefront is the theme for you. Actually, this theme is from WooThemes, same author/team behind the WooCommere plugin. Storefront is an intuitive & flexible, free WordPress theme offering deep integration with WooCommerce. It’s the perfect platform for your next WooCommerce project.

Storefront is built and maintained by WooCommerce core developers so you can rest assured the integration between WooCommerce, WooCommerce extensions and Storefront is water-tight. Uptime is of utmost importance to any eCommerce site. Say goodbye to fear of conflicts between theme and plugin during major WooCommerce updates. If you want different fancy look then they have some child theme as well to have your demands covered. You can try Deli and Boutique. You can find more in their product page, just click the link below.

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GeneratePress

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GeneratePress is free responsive multipurpose WordPress theme. The theme is lightweight, powerful, fast and easy to use.

The author has put a lot of effort and imagination in making this theme super-easy, super-flexible, super-fast and SEO friendly. GeneratePress uses microdata to effectively communicate with search engines and is built on an SEO friendly CSS framework which shows search engines your important content first. You can enhance the use of theme by using popular plugins like WooCommerce, bbPress and BuddyPress as the theme flawlessly support all these plugins. The theme is even fully compatible with IE8. If you are a developer and want to use this theme for your client project then hooks & filters present in the theme provide you a lot of flexibility.

If you want to add more functionality to the theme then you can just purchase their premium add-on plugin which helps you alter many things like typography, colors, backgrounds, page header and many more.

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Fit Coach

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Fit Coach is free responsive WordPress Theme which is perfect for any person or business based around classes or a schedule. If you have a fitness, yoga, gym, training site then this theme will be a perfect fit.

As with other themes by Modern Themes, this theme is also packed with array of useful features that will give you complete control over the theme. Some of the amazing features included in this theme are unlimited color options, google font selector, xml sample content and many more. All the options available are in the Customize screen of dashboard, change anything and preview it before saving the changes.

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Moesia

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Moesia is very solid WordPress theme. You will love the features and design offered by the theme. Big header image looks cool and helps to create stunning impression to your visitors.

Moesia is a striking business theme you can use to build an effective online presence. Choose from eleven predefined blocks and build the homepage that best suits your company. Each of the homepage blocks can have a parallax background image & background color feature coupled with animated effects give the theme modern look that can be matched with premium themes. Moesia also features a selection of Google Fonts, two types of layouts for the blog page, cool animations and effects, a parallax header and much more.

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Sparkling

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‘Sparkling’ is a clean, modern, flat design theme developed using Bootstrap 3. The frontend framework optimizes this theme for smartphones, tablets, desktops and any other device. With pixel perfect design, awesome widgets and full-screen slider it stands out among WordPress themes. It has a premium look and feel that can’t be confused with anything in the market.

The theme is SEO friendly with Schema compatible structure that will make Google love your website. The theme supports most if not all free and premium plugins such as Gravity Forms, Contact Form 7, SEO by Yoast, W3 Total Cache and many more. This is an ideal theme for personal and corporate websites in health, fitness, education, finance, business, travel, web design, marketing or any other niche.

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Gridsby

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Gridsby is a free photo-blogging WordPress theme designed and hand-made for photographers. Finding a well-suited theme for photographers can be difficult but this theme will make this job easy for you. The theme showcases your pictures in pinterest style right from the home page which makes this more awesome. The pictures are highlighted in the eyes of users whereas text remain at back giving full focus to the images.

Gridsby has responsive design, retina ready design elements, and includes an easy method for post photos to the front page gallery. It may be simple but that simplicity gives it a great look and feel that should be perfect for inspiration gathering, photo journaling, and more.

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Onetone

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Onetone is a wonderful one page WordPress theme. It is free, but it works like a premium one. It has responsive design and is built on HTML5 and CSS3.

As a theme made for business, its one-page homepage provides all your business information within the page. In addition, it offers you the greatest freedom to customize your homepage, e.g., you can customize background video, gallery, and the bottom area in which you can put anything. In the gallery section, the friendly layout allows you to showcase your competitive products easily. Onetone adapts responsive design which makes it works well on all desktops, tablet PCs and mobile devices including iPhone, iPad, Samsung Galaxy Note, Galaxy Tab, etc.

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Powen

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If you want to build clean, white and impressive site, Powen can be an ideal choice for you. The theme is modern and charming.

The header section is clean with lots of white space, consists of two menus that slides from side when clicked upon. If you want to create social site then social icons at the top will help you to do just that. Powen has been specially designed for blogging websites however it can easily be customized for any purpose. as it offers plenty of customization options,The cool slider at the top helps to highlight your content. The theme comes with lot of awesome features like recent posts widget, custom background, search engine friendly semantic markup, great support for child themes, theme settings and many more.

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Stargazer

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Stargazer is one of the most advanced themes to grace the WordPress universe. The theme is made by Justin Tadlock who is one of the WordPress admins at wordpress.org. There are few themes that have many features while still follows the best coding practices and standards, Stargazer just happens to be one of them.

The theme is built on solid Hybrid Core framework. It uses WordPress’ built-in theme customizer to deliver customization options right to you. The theme is responsive and will look awesome in any device of your choice. Supports posts formats so your videos, images and audios will have fantastic look. Like any good theme, it is translation-ready and RTL-compatible out of the box. Also, you will find ample of child themes for this theme in the below link. You can try those to alter between design and features.

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