Best Mobile Responsive Blog WordPress Themes
This is a collection of the best blog WordPress themes with mobile responsive designs. The themes below are ideal for writers, journalists, personal bloggers, professional bloggers and others wanting a simple blog style theme that’s mobile ready.
With the world increasingly going mobile and people viewing the web on their iPhones, iPads, and other smartphones, it’s important your website is accessible and optimized for users on mobile devices. A responsive theme automatically adapts its layout according to the screen size and device its being viewing on to provide an optimised reading experience. It doesn’t matter if a visitor is coming to your website on a desktop computer, a tablet or a smartphone your website will be fully functional and look fantastic.
The premium blog themes below all have responsive designs and are ideal if you just want a simple but professional theme for blogging. There are lots of beautiful responsive magazine style themes if you want something a bit fancier, but they can sometimes be a bit too complex and difficult to manage if you dont post lots of new content regularly. So the responsive blog style themes below are great if you want a clean and simple design that is still professional and places the focus on your content.
[Uptated: 7 November, 2013]
WP-Radiance is an excellent responsive premium WordPress theme from Solostream. The flexible, multipurpose theme is packed with features and has a clean and professional design which can be used for any type of website including professional blogs, online magazines and business websites. It has a responsive layout which adjusts for any screen and device making it mobile ready and works perfectly on iPhones, iPads and all other mobile devices. WP-Radiance comes with multiple homepage layouts: a default blog / magazine structure as well as an optional business homepage template. It also has various layout options for posts and pages. For example you can 1, 2 or 3 columns, sidebar on the left or right, no sidebar etc. Briefly some of the other features include features posts and pages sliders, portfolio templates, lots of pages templates, in-built banner ad locations, theme settings page for easy customisation and more.
Genesis is an advanced, fast, flexible and secure WordPress theme from StudioPress. The Genesis Theme is highly optimized with state of the art code and smart design architecture. It has a mobile responsive design and also includes convenient inbuilt layout, design and SEO options.
The Genesis theme can be used straight out of the box for a clean minimalist blog, or easily extended with the many beautiful child themes (designs) available from StudioPress and other developers. Using a framework / child theme system like Genesis is smart from a “future proofing” and SEO perspective because you can radically change the look of your site, every week if you want to, and you’ll never lose your content or hurt your search engine rankings because the design is kept completely separate from the core theme framework code.
The theme has been fully search optimized, and the clean, efficient code ensures your website and its content will achieve the best possible rankings in the search engines. Genesis also follows all WordPress security best practices and is audited by the WordPress Lead Developer to ensure it has the best security possible.
Personal is a super clean, minimalist WordPress theme designed for writers, journalists, bloggers and videographers to house their content in style. The premium theme from Obox has a customisable, content-first design to promote your writing, videos, portfolio items or other items without distraction. The theme has a flexible homepage layout with a simple drag and drop widget system to give you endless layout possibilities. You can have as many content categories in different layouts and orders as you like on the homepage. The Personal theme has a heap of other great features including: a visual customizer to make changes to your theme without needing to code, Obox Typography Manager to change all the fonts, social links and social widget, custom background, logo and menu options and much more.
Hipster WordPress Theme
The Hipster WordPress theme from RichWP is an extremely minimalist mobile responsive blogging theme. The premium theme could be ideal for hipster bloggers, or anyone else that just wants a super clean and minimalist blog to share their stories, videos, photos, links, quotes and other content. Features of the Hipster theme include: a fully responsive mobile friendly layout, an app-like fly out menu, easy logo integration, social media icon menu, various widgetized areas, some post formats, a useful set of page templates, HTML5 code architecture, colour change options and more.
WP-Brilliance WordPress Theme
WP-Brilliance is a multi-purpose, mobile ready WordPress blog theme with a clean and professional, yet minimalist design. The premium theme from Solostream is loaded with great features and extremely versatile with numerous layout options for use as a business website, online magazine or professional blog. It has multiple homepage layout options including a widgetized business homepage template, a magazine style homepage layout, as well as more traditional blog style layouts. It has multiple post / page layout options, 2 featured post slider options (wide and narrow), authors page template, easy logo integration, shortcodes for columns, buttons and other design elements, multiple built-in banner ad locations, video support and page template, comprehensive theme settings page and more.
Modern Blog WordPress Theme
Modern Blog is a bold, modern and responsive WordPress blog theme from RichWP. The premium theme has a minimalist and flat design keeping in line with today’s web design trends. Modern Blog could be used for personal blogs or professional news sites and online magazines. It include: a built in options panel to easily upload your own logo, adjust colours and other elements, a ‘sticky’ navigation menu that stays at the top of the screen as you scroll down the page, support for all WordPress post formats, various widget areas for advertising and other content, a useful set of page templates and more.
Fable WordPress Theme
Fable is a bold and beautiful responsive WordPress theme built for blogging. The premium theme from Elegant Themes is perfect for personal blogs with its spacious full width, long format design and various post styles and visual effects that allow you to create a visual narrative through post variations and really tell your stories and take your readers on a journey. Some of the features include: 4 post formats, unlimited colour scheme possibilities, beautiful typography and font options, custom page templates, shortcodes, theme options and much more.
Sixteen Nine WordPress Theme
Sixteen Nine is an attractive blogging WordPress child theme for the Genesis Framework from StudioPress. The theme has a simple but stunning design that allows your content and images to shrine through. The theme makes use of a custom background image and a fixed left hand sidebar and navigation menu. It’s built with HTML5 and has a 1280px wide mobile responsive layout that ensures it will look great on all screen sizes and devices. Other features include 2 layout options, custom header and menus, Google fonts, a landing page template, options panel and all the other great features of the Genesis 2.0 Framework.
The Writer WordPress Theme
The Writer is a beautifully designed minimal WordPress theme built specifically for writers, authors, and columnists. The premium theme from Obox is perfect for story tellers to present their long form articles and stories in a very clean, visually stunning and easy to read layout that doesn’t look like a blog. Features include a book cover / magazine inspired homepage and post pages, perfect typography, a mobile responsive layout, elegant slide out menu, options to customize the design, add your backgrounds, easily change the logo, colours and more.
Wintersong WordPress Theme
Wintersong is a super minimalist, responsive blog WordPress theme for the Genesis Framework. The premium child theme from StudioPress is extremely simple and minimalist ensuring your words and content stand out. Its mobile friendly with a responsive design and has a fixed left sidebar and single column for your content. Some of the other features of the Wintersong theme include: custom header and menus, HTML5 markup, a landing page template, theme options, and the other benefits of the Genesis framework.
Beautiful Pro WordPress Theme
Beautiful Pro is a very simple and minimalist child theme for the Genesis Framework from StudioPress. The blog style theme has a mobile friendly responsive design and takes advantage of the new Genesis 2.0 features like HTML5 and mircodata support. It comes with a customisable header, backgrounds and menus, 3 layout options (left sidebar, right sidebar or full width), a landing page template, theme options and all the other benefits of the Genesis Framework.
Going Green Pro WordPress Theme
Going Green Pro is a premium WordPress child theme for Genesis Framework ideal for green, eco and environmental websites and organizations. The theme is from StudioPress and has a green and earthy colour scheme and is HTML5 ready with a mobile responsive layout. Features include 3 different site layout options, custom background, custom header and custom menus, 4 colour styles, featured images, HTML5 mark-up, a landing page template and all the other great features of the Genesis Framework.
Pocket is a super simple responsive WordPress theme ideal for sharing your writing and/or your photos. The responsive design makes it look great on all devices. It uses the WordPress theme customiser so you can customise it in real time and change your background image, site title, accent colour, upload a logo and more.
MasterBlog is a very clean and minimal responsive blog WordPress theme ideal for personal and professional blogs. The premium theme from RichWP has a bold, modern design with big featured images and large typography to make your content stand out. This theme is also very wide with a width of 1180px which fills large displays nicely for a professional look. The responsive design means it also scales down automatically to fit and display perfectly on tablets, smartphones and all other mobile devices. The Master Blog WordPress theme has some cool features including a sticky navigation menu which sticks to the top of the screen as you scroll down the page, and fading in next / previous navigation buttons. Some of the other features include an optional feature posts section, support for WordPress post formats, useful custom page templates, various widget areas through the theme, built in options to easily add your own logo, change the lead and menu colours and more.
Prologue WordPress Theme
A beautifully modern blog WordPress theme with a touch enabled responsive design. The premium theme from WPZOOM has a very clean, flat, minimalist design with a great use of white space and larger typography for a modern design ideal for 2013 and into the future.
Bold Premium WordPress Theme
Bold is a responsive blog and portfolio WordPress theme from Themify. The premium theme allows you to publish various types of media such as images, videos, galleries, image sliders and maps, blog posts etc in a full width design. Bold also comes with a Portfolio custom post type for creating a separate portfolio. The content is put front and centre and each post gives you full control of the media alignment, font styles, background colour and image. Aside from the full width post layout, the layout can be set to 4-column, 3-column, or 2-column with or without the sidebar. You upload custom background images and create your own colour schemes using the colour pickers. Other features include an optional bold welcome message, infinite scroll, easy to use custom panel, list and grid layout options and a fully responsive design.
A premium WordPress blogging theme from MintThemes. The premium theme is ideal for food enthusiasts, chefs, food critics, and others wanting to blog about food or showcase their latest creations. Foodie has huge post images and video embeds to easily share and showcase your beautiful food pictures and videos. It also has a custom recipe and ingredients builder where you can just enter the ingredients and amounts to automatically create a beautiful recipe list in your blog post. Foodie is a perfect theme for food bloggers, but numerous inbuilt customizations options mean the attractive theme could be used for any type of blog.
Dolce is a simple but stylish responsive blog / magazine WordPress theme from cssigniter. The premium has a minimal but sophisticated design ideal for any type of blog. It has 6 homepage layout options from a traditional blog layout to various magazine style designs with slider and featured articles sections. Dolce has Post Formats so you can select between normal articles, galleries and videos for your posts. Other features include numerous custom widgets, shortcodes, settings options panel and of course the responsive design so it will look perfect on tablets, mobile phones and all other devices.
Hoarder is a grid based blog theme with a responsive design. It supports all types of content so you can show off galleries, quotes, links, video, audio, or good old standard posts. The theme comes with 3 different homepage templates – 3 Col, 2 Col + Sidebar, Blog Style. Some of the other features include custom widgets, custom logo, colour picker, options panel, full localization and more.
WP Professional is a clean and versatile premium WordPress theme from Solostream ideal for consultants, coaches, professional and personal bloggers. The theme has a mobile responsive design meaning it automatically adjust to fit any screen size and device so it works perfectly on desktops, tablets and mobiles. The theme also has a compelling list of features including: an alternative business homepage layout, email capture form, featured slider, multiple post and page layout options, video and portfolio templates, theme settings panel and more.
Reader is a minimalistic blogging WordPress theme that focuses on text and content for the creative and serious blogger. It supports various post formats, is responsive, and has a built-in customizer so can change logo, logo image, background colour & image, accent colours and more.
A stylish minimal and responsive WordPress premium theme from Themify. The theme has beautiful typography, good white space balance, and minimal graphics. The design is completely fluid and responsive, meaning the layout automatically adapts based on the user’s viewport. It works on all desktop and most mobile devices such as iPhone, iPad, Android, and Blackberry. Other features include list view or multiple grid view layouts, WordPress post formats support, 11 colour skins, comprehensive options panel and more.
WP Clear Video
A responsive WordPress theme from Solostream for bloggers or video bloggers. The premium theme has a clean and professional design with a responsive layout delivering an optimized design on whatever device it’s being viewed on. Featured include an alternative business homepage layout option, featured posts slider, YouTube videos page template, portfolio page template, multiple post and page layout options, theme setting panel and more.
Conzert is a super minimalist, simple and unique WordPress theme ideal for blogging. It has a single column design and you can customise the colours. It’s easy to customize, comes with support for post formats and several custom page templates to spice up your website.
A responsive WordPress theme that runs on the Genesis Theme Framework from StudioPress. The premium theme has a mobile responsive design, 3 colour styles, 3 layout options, custom backgrounds / menus / header, featured images, options panel and more.
WP-Scribely WordPress Theme
A one column responsive WordPress theme that places the focus firmly on your content and images. The premium theme from Solostream is ideal for writers, bloggers and others who want to deliver content to their readers in a clean, simple and professional design without any distraction.
The Muse WordPress Theme
A premium WordPress blogging theme with a responsive design from ThemeFuse. The theme has a clean minimalist design with a dash of colour ideal for personal blogs that believe content is king and want to inspire.
Air WordPress Theme
A clean and minimalist responsive starter child theme for the Builder Theme Framework from iThemes. The Air child theme is a solid foundation to build from when you want to create your own custom responsive ready child theme to run on the fantastic Builder Framework. Air includes a number of convenient built-in features to quickly and easily build a beautiful custom WordPress theme.
A professional blogging WordPress theme from StudioPress with a mobile responsive design. The premium theme runs on the Genesis Framework and is specifically designed to help you build your email list with a prominent email capture section. Other features include 6 layout options, 4 colour schemes, custom menus and background, responsive layout and all the other great Genesis features.
Fixed is a super clean, super simple WordPress theme for personal bloggers. You can use it for sharing your images, videos, articles, quotes, notes and more. Being responsive the images, videos and text will scale down gracefully to iPad, iPhone and all devices in-between. This theme looks just as great on mobiles as it does on the desktop. Features include: bold typography, infinite scroll option, theme customizer, fully scalable featured images, galleries and video, support for various post formats and more.
A responsive premium WordPress theme for the Genesis Theme Framework from StudioPress. The theme features a mobile responsive design, 5 colour schemes, 3 layout options, landing page template, portfolio page templates, custom background, featured images and more.
A dark coloured premium WordPress theme with a professional design from Solostream. The theme has a mobile ready responsive layout and is suitable for a variety of website types including a professional or personal blog, online magazine or a business website. WP Mysterious is packed with features including: 2 featured article sliders, multiple homepage layouts and multiple post / page layout options, portfolio and video templates, extensive settings page and more.
Lolly is a unique and colourful blog WordPress theme with a responsive design optimized for mobile and tablet. You can choose from 4 colours for the homepage and posts are also coloured to stand out. It supports all WordPress post formats (Aside, audio, video, gallery, image, status, chat, link, quote, standard), unlimited colour options with a colour picker, Google fonts, and heaps more features.
A mobile responsive premium WordPress theme from StudioPress for the Genesis Framework. The theme has a clean, expansive design that extends 1140px wide with 6 other narrower content layouts in its responsive design. Features include 4 colour schemes, 6 post / page layout options, custom menus and backgrounds, featured images, extensive options and more.
Website is a high quality responsive blog WordPress theme. It has light and dark colour schemes, 3 types of sliders, video support, support for 7 post formats, social media integration, 9 custom widgets, a filterable portfolio, 500+ fonts, shortcodes, smart image loading and more.
A gorgeous WordPress theme from Solostream ideal for girly blogs, mommy bloggers or anyone wanting a more feminine style theme. The theme has a clean and professional layout with soft colours, and is extremely versatile, so can be used for a personal blog, online magazine or even a business website. It has a responsive design making it mobile ready and features an extensive options panel for customization, featured slider, multiple post and page layout options, portfolio template, integrated ad spots and more.
A sleek and modern premium WordPress theme from Organic Themes for professional blogs. It has a clean, versatile design suitable for any type of website and will look great with large or small amounts of content. This new version has been completely rebuilt and features a fully responsive layout, WooCommerce ecommerce integration, AJAX post loading, flex featured content slider, colour change options, several widgetized sections, options framework and more.
Decor8ed is a responsive blog WordPress theme ideal for fashion, interior design, home style, craft, hobby or design bloggers. The theme has a clean and professional design with 3 soft, relaxed colour schemes that will compliment your content and ensure your visitors will stick around and keep coming back to site. It has 6 layout options, custom background, header and featured images, custom widgets and threaded comments. It’s also a mobile responsive WordPress theme which means the layout with automatically adjust to fit on all screen sizes and devices including iPhones, iPads and all other mobile devices. Decor8ed is a Genesis child theme so includes all the features and benefits of the excellent Genesis Framework. It is a StudioPress community theme which is available in the StudioPress Community Marketplace.
Monopoly is a responsive 3 column WordPress theme ideal for tech, gadget, gaming or other news blogs. The premium theme from MyThemeShop has a sleek, dark design and is fully responsive so it adapts to all screen sizes and devices working perfectly on desktops, tablets and mobile phones. Monopoly includes a lot of useful features including a featured slider, related posts section, unlimited colour schemes and background patterns, custom widgets and shortcodes, options panel and more.
SympalPress WordPress Theme
SympalPress is a simple, clean, and modern responsive blog WordPress theme for personal bloggers. The premium theme from Theme Furnace has post format support, a touch swipe enabled slider, light and dark colour styles, a custom menu which lets you build drop downs and use a whole range of icons beside your menu items, theme control panel, typography options, social media profiles and other options.
Principles is a responsive, minimalist blog WordPress theme from Obox Themes. The premium theme has a very clean, simple design without any unnecessary extras or distractions, placing the focus firmly on your content. The Principles theme is made for blogger to just blog, and for readers to read your content without distraction. It has a 100% responsive design so your visitors will have an optimised viewing and reading experience no matter what device or screen sizes they are using – from large monitors to mobile phones. The theme support WordPress Post Formats so can easily post videos, pictures, quotes and normal blog posts and have them organized and styled properly. The portfolio section allows you to showcase your work or photos. You can upload multiple images to one portfolio item and categorise your work into sections. It has options for one, two or three column portfolio layouts.
Hartee is a responsive Tumblr like blogging WordPress theme from cssigniter. The premium theme is ideal for personal bloggers to blog in style. It has a mobile responsive design so will look good on computers, iPads, iPhones and all other mobile devices. The comes with 5 unique colour schemes, two different layout options to choose from (menu on the top or on the left), settings panel, a useful set of inbuilt shortcodes and more.
Stretch is a unique child theme for the Genesis Framework from StudioPress. It has a simple yet smart and modern design that is all about the content – text, photos or whatever else. There are no sidebars or other widget areas for distraction. The theme has a responsive layout which adapts to any screen size and resolution so it’s accessible on mobile devices or whatever device your visitors use. It comes with 6 colour styles, custom menus, features images, theme options and more.
Apparition is a striking and spacious blogging WordPress child theme for the Genesis Framework from StudioPress. The unique theme has a single column with no sidebars so there is a strong focus on the images and content. It has a mobile responsive design so will display nicely on tablets and mobile phones. Other features include 6 colour scheme options, custom background and custom menus, round featured images, theme options and more.
Tumble Theme from Organic Themes is a “Tumblr” style blogging theme for WordPress. The theme has a clean, minimal and easily customisable design ideal for blogging. This latest version of the theme (version 2.0) has been completely rebuilt and has a fresh new design. Some of the new features added include a fully responsive design, retina image display friendly, flexslider integration, WooCommerce integration, social media options, full width background image, slideshow page template and more. The theme supports WordPress post formats providing a variety of post styles such as video posts, status updates, quotes, galleries and others.
Delayed is a minimal responsive blog WordPress theme from Theme Shift. The premium theme has a sleek single column design that puts a clear focus on your content. The theme is built upon the FrameShift framework that provides a powerful backbone to control and tailor things to your needs. It has custom post and page layout options to switch every individual post or page from left sidebar, to right sidebar or a full width layout with no sidebar. Other features include handy custom shortcodes, powerful custom widgets, a comprehensive set of theme options and more. It also has a responsive design so your website will display perfectly on desktop computers as well as mobile devices and all other resolutions.
Minimum is a beautiful, minimalist child theme for the Genesis Framework from StudioPress. The premium theme has a clean, elegant and uncluttered design and developed to be mobile responsive so will automatically adapt for all screen sizes and devices. It has 6 layout options, custom background and header, landing page template, portfolio page and all the other great features of the Genesis Framework.
Diario is a bold and minimal responsive blog theme. Diario is fully configurable and easy to use with a lot of great features. It includes custom theme options, Twitter and Instgaram integration, WordPress post formats support, 300 background patterns, 1000 web icons, custom logo uploads and more.
Author is a responsive WordPress theme with a super clean, fluid design. The premium theme is for people who like to write and share. The attention to detail in the design and typography allows you to do just that, without distraction. It starts out with a wide width of 1200px and scales down beautifully with its responsive design to work on phones and all mobile devices. Author can be used as a blog-style theme or a minimal portfolio with the included image, gallery and video support. It also comes with custom archive and full-width page templates, theme options, editor styles and more.
Sentence is a responsive WordPress blog and portfolio theme ideal for people wanting a professional or personal blog as well as having a portfolio. The theme has an options panel which comes with a plethora of options so you can modify layout, styling, colours and fonts directly from within the backend. It has post format support, 15 skins, multiple slideshows, colour picker, unique sidebars for each page/category possible, custom widgets and more.
Little WordPress Theme
Little is a premium theme from Theme Junkie with a simple one column design and clean typography that will suit writers and personal bloggers that want to display their content without distraction. The theme supports WordPress custom posts types so you can easily post videos, audio, images, galleries, links, quotes, asides as well as normal blog posts. It has custom widgets for Twitter and Flickr, custom shortcodes, some custom page templates, and an easy to use admin options panel.
Flat WordPress Theme
Flat is a responsive multi-purpose premium WordPress theme from Themify with a bold, colourful and modern flat design. The homepage consists of a series of sections posts to display whatever you want. It comes with lots of shortcodes and numerous custom post types such as Timeline, Team, Portfolio, Progress Bar, Highlight Circle and Testimonial. Flat is fully customisable. It includes the new Themify Builder, an easy to use interface that allows you to build any design and content layout using a drag and drop modules. Themify’s backend option panel also gives you complete styling options. You can customize the font, background, image, and colour.
Expose Pro WordPress Theme
Expose Pro is a simple responsive and HTML5 ready blog WordPress theme for the Genesis Framework. The premium child theme from StudioPress has a clean and basic single column design and comes with 5 colour styles, custom header and background, threaded comments, HTML5 markup, a mobile responsive layout, theme options and all the other features of the Genesis Framework.
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