11 Best Free & Responsive WordPress Themes for 2016

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WordPress has become dominant in the web world and is the most used CMS for websites and blogs. More than 74.6 million websites are now powered by WordPress in the world which is one website for each person in turkey. And out of 100 domains registered in the US today, 22 of them will run on WordPress. And you will be amazed to read this, wordpress.com gets more unique visitors than amazon gets in a day. Each second 6 new WordPress post are published all around the world. With all these facts now WordPress becomes one of the most popular CMS available today. Though there are many other CMSs like Magento, Joomla, PrestaShop and so on, WordPress has gained its popularity because of rapid development and easy to use.

Themes are files of WordPress that work together to make your website’s design and increase functionality. Each theme is of a different kind which can instantly change the look of your website. You can get many themes for free in this page WordPress.org. However, we have tried to filter some of the best themes for you.

  1. Travelify By Silkalns

Best travel wordpress template

Travelify is a responsive, clean, simple  and customizable WordPress WooCommerce theme that looks awesome on any device. With its great support, this theme is getting popular day by day. It can adjust to any screen including smartphone and tablets as well as retina displays. This theme is using HTML5/CSS3 and is search engine optimized. This theme is developed with travel, adventure and nature in mind but can be used for any type of website. Along with simple interface, it has a great design which is easily customizable. Featured post slider, social icons, custom logo, multilanguage ready are some of the cool features of this theme. This theme is compatible with WooCommerce, WP-PageNavi, Contact Form 7 and other popular plugins.

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2. Responsive By CyberChimps

Responsive by cyberchimps- Best corporate wordpress template

This theme is my favorite because of its Responsive Layout, Right Sidebar, RTL-Language Support, Sticky Post, Theme Options, Threaded Comments, Translation Ready and many other features. Responsive Theme is with fluid grid system that can adjust your website on any device whether it is a mobile device or desktop or any viewing environment. It has 9-page templates, 6 template layouts, 11 widget areas and many more. Easy logo upload and social icon integration make this theme awesome. CyberChimps has a great support for this theme.

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3. Awaken By Pubudu Ranjan Malalasekara

Awaken is the best free WordPress theme for magazines and other news blogs. It has got 34000 downloads till date and 4 out of 5 rating in WordPress official website. Awaken is an impressive magazine layout theme constructed in bootstrap with two widget areas. Along with that, the theme comes with three distinct widgets for posts which allow customers to display their content in different ways. It is fully responsive in any display which includes retina display also. Along with front end, it will help you to administer your website from a tablet or any mobile device.

Widgets from social media and youtube are supported in this theme. Features like Custom Background, Custom Menu, Editor Style, Featured Images, Full Width Template, Light, Red, Right Sidebar, RTL-Language Support, Sticky Post, Theme Options, Threaded Comments, Translation Ready, Two Columns makes this, even more, better.

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4. StanleyWP by BlackTie

Stanley is one of the best free WordPress themes for a personal website or company’s portfolio website. This theme is developed by BlackTie which employes twitter bootstrap technology with minimal color use. This is the right example for those not having faith on free stuffs because it comes with great features and layout. User-friendly theme options panel, three-page templates, drag and drop homepage builder,  fluid layout design and portfolio post types, Font Awesome 4.0.3 makes this theme awesome. This theme is specially designed for you to showcase your work and projects.

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5. Customizr By nikeo

Customizr By nikeoCustomizr is a responsive versatile and easy to use WordPress theme which will give you instant professional look to your website. This theme is downloaded more than 100,000 times from WordPress official website and is active in many of the websites. It is also one of the most highly rated themes. This theme is designed keeping user engagement in mind which allows anyone to create a beautiful, mobile-friendly and fast website with ease. Customizr works great with major WordPress plugins like WooCommerce, bbPress, Jetpack and many more. The community is very active and instant help is provided in forums.

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6. Vantage By Greg Priday

Vantage By Greg PridayVantage is another meek and responsive WordPress theme which is suitable for any start up companies to show up their mission and goal. It comes with boxes to display clear and clean objective os the company. It is a multipurpose theme which comes with Page Builder for responsive page layouts, MetaSlider for big beautiful sliders and WooCommerce to help you sell online. Vantage is fully responsive and retina ready. They offer free and premium support.

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7. Evolve By Romik84

Evolve By Romik84Evolve is a multi-purpose WordPress theme which is responsive to all devices and the theme includes Parallax slider, bootstrap which enables the user to put post slider on any page. There are different sliders with animated effects and buttons and arrows. Social icon integration, easy logo upload, and easy navigation make theme stand out. Evolve fully support BBPress and BuddyPress. Contact page, even more, beautiful with google map and contact form. Other features include custom Background, Custom Colors, Custom Header, Custom Menu, Featured Images, Fixed Layout, Flexible Header, Fluid Layout, Full Width Template, Left Sidebar, Microformats, Post Formats, Responsive Layout, Right Sidebar, Sticky Post, Theme Options and many more.

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8. Point By MyThemeShop

Point By MyThemeShopMyThemeShop has given another great theme for free which a multipurpose WordPress Theme. With advanced admin panel, you can control background, color, layout and other specific feature of the website. This theme includes features like Translation-ready, Cross-browser compatible, Ad management to control ad display,  Option to disable or enable responsiveness, Related posts widget, Unlimited color schemes, Author box widget, Unlimited background colors, Numbered pagination, or upload your own image, Trending stories option. The point is suitable for news blogs and this magazine layout theme fits best with a website that has the lots of updates to make every day.

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9. Minamaze By ThinkUpThemes

Minamaze By ThinkUpThemesMinamaze is suitable for any small business and blog website. This is a free version of Minamaze Pro. This theme comes with responsive layout, Retina Ready, and powerful theme options panel which can be used to design a beautiful website very easily. Easy logo add and full-width slider makes the look of your website even better. Minamaze also comes with built-in homepage layouts.

Featured Image Header, Featured Images, Fixed Layout, Flexible Header, Fluid Layout, Full Width Template, Gray, Left Sidebar, Light, One Column, Post Formats, Red, Responsive Layout,Right Sidebar, Sticky Post, Theme Options, Threaded Comments, Three Columns,Translation Ready, Two Columns are some other features of this theme.

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10. Lawyeria Lite

Lawyeria Lite by wordpressLawyeria is another great WordPress Theme suitable for a Lawyer’s website. This theme comes with responsive layout and retina ready. It is especially suitable for the private attorney and law firms but can also be used for consulting firms and regular business website. This is an SEO friendly theme that will help you to get many visitors thorough search engines. This theme contains everything that your need to represent yourself or your business in the web. The decision is your whether you take it or not.

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11. Hueman By nikeo

Hueman By nikeoHueman is a 100% high resolution and responsive theme for blogs and magazines. This theme comes with a great list of features and all that for free. Toggle sidebars give user a great browsing experience on any display device. 10 post formats, good SEO, unlimited widget areas, right and left sidebars, 3 flexible widgets, localisation support, social media integration, easy ogo upload and many other useful features make this theme unique. Hueman has an easy admin panel for the administrator.  Other important features of this theme are Custom Background, Custom Menu, Featured Images, Fixed Layout, Full Width Template,  One Column, Photoblogging, Red, Responsive Layout, Right Sidebar, RTL Language Support, Sticky Post, Theme Options.

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There are lots of other free themes that are awesome with great features. You can check out more themes at wordpress.org and find one suitable for your project. Please mention some other great free themes that I have missed.