10 Best Free Responsive WordPress Themes
1. Elementor Hello
Elementor Hello is a lightweight theme that’s designed to pair with Elementor, or any other WordPress landing page builder plugin.
Essentially, Elementor Hello sets you up with the absolute bare minimum needed to run a WordPress site. From there, you can build out your site’s design using the free version of Elementor or Elementor Pro Theme Builder.
If you’re already planning to use a landing page builder to design your site, this is beneficial because it’s going to set your site up to load quickly, which is essential on the modern web.
However, if you’re not going to use a landing page builder plugin, Elementor Hello is probably not for you.
Astra is a flexible, but lightweight, free multipurpose WordPress theme. One of the most notable things about Astra is its 45+ free importable demo sites that are built with Elementor for easy customization. You’ll also find a smaller number of demo sites built with the native WordPress block editor, as well as some other page builder plugins.
At under 50 KB, Astra will set you up with a quick-loading foundation. But at the same time, it doesn’t skimp on flexibility and you’ll find detailed settings in the real-time WordPress Customizer to control how your site looks.
You’ll also get page-level controls to control the layout of each post and page, which is great if you’re pairing it with a page builder because you can control the canvas for your page builder designs.
Finally, Astra offers built-in compatibility with WooCommerce, as well as WordPress LMS plugins like LearnDash and LifterLMS.
GeneratePress is one of the fastest free WordPress themes that you’ll encounter. Like Astra, it manages to achieve that while still offering you tons of customization options in the real-time WordPress Customizer.
GeneratePress is a multipurpose theme and also comes with WooCommerce compatibility. It does offer importable demo sites built with Elementor and other builders, but those demo sites are, unfortunately, only available in the premium version.
Like Astra, you also get detailed page-level layout controls, which makes GeneratePress a great option to pair with Elementor.
OceanWP is another popular free WordPress theme with responsive design, in the same vein as Astra and GeneratePress.
One notable difference between it and those two themes is that it focuses a little bit more on style and features, but not quite as much on performance. OceanWP is still more lightweight than your average theme, but it’s not as optimized as Astra or GeneratePress.
To customize your site, you’ll get detailed options in the WordPress Customizer as well as a number of free extensions to add sticky content, modal popups, social share buttons, and more.
OceanWP also offers 13 free importable demo sites, all of which are built with Elementor.
5. Business Point
Business Point is a free responsive business theme from ProDesigns. The importable demo content can help you quickly set up a homepage that displays key information about your business including:
- Team members
- Recent blog posts
To help your business connect with customers, Business Point also comes bundled with the free HubSpot plugin, which lets you create forms, popups, and live chat that all connect to the free HubSpot CRM.
Out of the box, Neve is one of the fastest loading themes that you’ll find. It offers a mobile-first approach with built-in Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) capability for faster mobile page load times in Google.
To get started, you can import 22+ pre-built starter sites for a variety of niches, many of which are built using Elementor. You’ll also get detailed layout and style customization options in the real-time WordPress Customizer.
Neve also offers a WooCommerce integration as well as page-level layout controls for better page builder compatibility.
Zakra is another free lightweight WordPress theme that you can use to build pretty much any type of website.
To set up your site, you can import a range of pre-built demo sites for various niches, most of which are built with Elementor for easy customization.
You’ll also get detailed WordPress Customizer settings to control the style and layout of your site.
Go is a free WordPress theme from GoDaddy, the hosting and domain name giant. It’s part of GoDaddy’s foray into the WordPress space.
It offers a clean, business-focused design that’s built to pair well with the WordPress block editor.
This one is a lot simpler than some of the previous themes, but sometimes simple and streamlined is all you need for your business website.
Sydney is a popular free WordPress business theme that offers a bold full-width slider at the top of your homepage. It also comes with dedicated Elementor widgets to help you create an effective homepage that displays your:
- Team members
- Latest blog posts
Sydney’s homepage is built with Elementor and those dedicated widgets, which means you can easily customize it using Elementor’s visual, drag-and-drop interface.
Rife is a free creative WordPress theme that you can use for pretty much any niche.
It comes with seven importable demo sites, all of which are built with Elementor for easy drag-and-drop customization.
In addition to the Elementor integration, you also get lots of customization options in the real-time WordPress Customizer, as well as WooCommerce compatibility.