To keep pace with the competition, online businesses need to continually adapt to emerging technology trends that influence how customers buy.
Similarly, websites themselves also need to adapt to changes in screen sizes — in 2020, mobile devices accounted for 50% of worldwide website traffic. This means much smaller screen sizes and an inherently different browsing experience for roughly half of your website visitors.
If you run a WordPress website, this is why it’s crucial to use a responsive, mobile-friendly WordPress theme. When a web page is responsive, its contents rearrange and resize to fit the dimensions of the screen or browser window. Responsive design has become an expectation among internet users. As a result, many WordPress themes are programmed to work on desktops, smartphones, and tablets right out of the box, with no extra work needed from you.
To save you some time, we’ve compiled 25 of the best responsive WordPress themes for online businesses. Any of these themes will ensure a user-friendly, impactful experience on your website for all visitors.
Best Responsive Business WordPress Themes
- Zelle Pro
- Massive Dynamic
- Hestia PRO
- Grand Restaurant
- Ikcona Tech
Divi is one of the top-selling WordPress themes available, though calling it a “theme” doesn’t quite do it justice. Divi comes with its own drag-and-drop page builder, and orients your WordPress back-end around constructing your pages as quickly and easily as possible. With hundreds of demo designs available, most businesses will be able to find one that suits their desired aesthetic, no coding necessary.
Divi page layouts are grouped into full website templates, allowing you to launch your site with minimal work, and all demo sites are responsive automatically. As long as you stick to Divi’s built-in elements, your pages will resize to any screen. You can even toggle between desktop and mobile previews in the builder view.
If you’re looking for a multipurpose theme with proven value, try Jupiter. One of the best modern designs for WordPress, Jupiter is packed with features that will help you to create any website you want. You don't have to start from scratch either, since there are over 50 ready-to-use mobile-friendly page templates that you can choose from and get customizing.
For those who want to build from scratch, you can create almost any kind of design imaginable with Jupiter’s easy-to-use builder. Plus, in addition to being responsive, Jupiter is SEO-optimized to help you climb the ranks in search engines.
You also have tons of options for every part of the theme — you get over 18 different designs for your header alone, as well as different layouts for blog sections, portfolio sections, and widgets to support custom post types.
We frequently recommend the Astra theme on the HubSpot website blog, and for good reason: It’s one of the best free responsive WordPress themes for businesses and provides a plethora of benefits for new and established WordPress websites.
To ensure optimal mobile performance, Astra is built to be fast, lightweight, and responsive. Its demos allow you to import a full website with a couple of clicks, tweak it to your liking with the Elementor integration, and launch your mobile-friendly website in record time. You can also take more granular control of your site’s responsive settings — you can change typography based on device, set your own breakpoints, and add mobile headers.
For more site layouts and more control over color schemes, layouts, headers, and typography, you can purchase the Astra Pro Addon.
Uncode is another leading multipurpose theme that you can use to create any business site of your choice. This option brings powerful customization options that have made it a mainstay of over 80,000 websites to date. Best of all, you won’t have to touch the code — the name promises that.
Uncode is a great option for site owners who want to craft their mobile-friendly website from the ground up. With a wireframes plugin included, you can pick from over 400 wireframe layouts to blueprint your site before adding in content blocks. Designs are responsive and retina-ready, so your site will shine on phones, tablets, and desktop monitors.
It also offers you a sticky menu option with different menu types, and a stunning parallax effect, single-page menu, and scroll animations will help you to keep your users engaged on your site.
5. Zelle Pro
Zelle Pro is one of the most widely used business WordPress themes, and a flagship product from developer ThemeIsle. Best for simple, impactful business websites, this fully responsive design ensures your pages will look great on all modern devices without overwhelming users with bells and whistles (though the built-in parallax scrolling is a nice extra touch).
Still, Zelle Pro comes with all of the pages and options you’ll need to make a top-quality business site. It offers a portfolio section, a team section, an about section, testimonials, and more, all to keep your current visitors engaged while bringing in new ones.
Zelle Pro offers you six ready-to-use responsive child themes with different designs — you can select any of these themes to customize. The live customizer will help you to create an impressive design easily, and you can see a real-time preview of the changes you make.
Several multipurpose WordPress themes come with a native builder, so you don’t need to worry about integrating a page builder plugin with the rest of your tools. Massive Dynamic is one such theme. Its page builder, Jenga Builder, allows for real-time front-end editing with a drag-and-drop interface. It has dozens of design elements including animations and parallax scrolling, and also allows you to toggle light and dark mode to put less strain on your eyes.
Start your journey by importing one of Massive Dynamic’s many responsive demo sites, and further enhance your site’s functionality with its included premium plugins like MailChimp and WPBakery. Ecommerce website owners will also appreciate the easy WooCommerce integration.
X makes the bold claim of being “the best WordPress theme.” While we can’t personally verify this, X has certainly earned its place as one of the biggest and fastest-selling options for websites in need of an all-inclusive, multipurpose solution.
X handles much of its functionality with its native live builder, Cornerstone, along with its ecosystem of extensions. Each of X’s extensions is like a plugin, but for your theme. They allow you to do things like add grid layouts, make custom 4040 error pages, and integrate with plugins WPBakery and Advanced Custom Fields.
While X can be used to make any sort of website, it’s especially well-suited for those looking for a modern, sleek, and responsive site for their growing businesses, who would rather accomplish all they need to with their theme instead of a pile of plugins.
H-Code is a modern, feature-rich, professional WordPress theme perfect for any corporate site. With over 50 ready-to-use mobile-friendly templates (including 30+ multipage templates and 20+ one-page designs), H-Code stands as one of the best multipurpose designs available.
If you want to create a custom layout for your site, you can use the included premium WPBakery drag-and-drop plugin that will enable you to create a complete custom design for your site. Despite the name of the theme, you won't need to write any code.
With H-Code, you also get access to more than 200 design elements and shortcodes to bring any kind of functionality into your pages with just a few clicks — the possibilities are almost unlimited with this theme.
It doesn’t get much more corporate than the WordPress theme named “Corporate” — this responsive business theme brings a clean, responsive layout to your WordPress website, offering all the features you need to bring your professional brand to life online.
Corporate comes with ways to make pricing tables, user statistics, social buttons, customer ratings and testimonials, contact forms with a map integration, and more. You also get unlimited colors and icons from FontAwesome, which help to add a touch of personalization.
Integrated with the drag-and-drop Themify builder, Corporate is ideal for small and medium-sized business owners looking to grow their presence and establish a positive image online. No need to activate additional plugins or write code — Corporate gets your business site published with minimal lift.
Monstroid is a multipurpose theme aimed at business websites. User-friendly, flexible, and packed with features, it’s worth a try for both beginner and experienced WordPress admins. Based on the Elementor page builder, it lets you rearrange page elements without touching any code.
Thanks to its large user base, there are over 50 Monstroid child themes for different site niches — install one that best matches your tastes, and edit it without worrying about messing up the parent theme. Finally, Monstroid is packed with some amazing shortcodes that will help you to insert different media displays instantly into your post and pages, such as an audio player, a video player, and image sliders and carousels.
On top of being fully responsive, Enfold highlights itself as one of the most straightforward multipurpose themes to add to your site. That makes sense — you don’t reach over 200,000 downloads by being hard to use.
This means that Enfold cuts down on some features that you’ll see with other multipurpose business themes to keep things easy. For example, Enfold comes with 36 site demos, which is less than some competitors. However, these demos are high-quality, mobile-friendly, and SEO-optimized, meaning it’s quick and easy to build a custom website that suits all devices and gets discovered by more people. It also eliminates the need to install an extra page builder plugin thanks to its native builder.
While the multipurpose Kalium theme works well for business websites, it’s also an excellent choice for freelance creatives and those looking to create a personal portfolio. Regardless of your needs, Kalium is responsive and built to display your creative content in the best way possible on any screen size.
This theme has one-click installation for 21 demo websites, all configurable with the WPBakery page builder plugin. However, you shouldn’t need to worry about navigating a cluttered interface, as Kalium takes a minimalist approach with all of its designs. Also, the fewer items on the page, the easier it tends to be to adapt to mobile.
With over 150,000 downloads to date, Bridge is another leader in modern theme design. This multipurpose option offers up minimalist, mobile-friendly templates for different business niches like health, food, design, and startup. There’s also a whopping 540 full demo sites if you need a site fast.
Bridge is powerful while staying easy for new site owners. It works with page builders WPBakery and Elementor, as well as WooCommerce and Contact Form 7. Its module library is intuitive and easy to navigate, and its developers have even created video tutorials to help you find your way around the theme.
14. Hestia PRO
While a multi-page website experience can wow visitors, a well-built one-page WordPress theme can do the job just as well, while keeping things simpler. Hestia PRO is one such theme — this option from ThemeIsle is made to lead your visitors through your site in a predictable way and score more conversions as a result.
Hestia PRO integrates with the Gutenberg editor, Elementor, Beaver Builder, Divi, and other builders. And just because your site is one page doesn’t mean you need to give up visual flair — Hestia PRO serves up several elegant starter websites that can be toggled with your builder or inside the Customizer.
Can't get enough demo websites? With over 600 ready to install, BeTheme is bound to have something available for your new website. And yes, all are mobile-friendly for the best possible experience. This theme also features hundreds of shortcodes that allow you to add things like content blocks, buttons, columns, and maps.
To further aid mobile users, BeTheme is made to be lightweight. There’s no bulky code to slow performance on smartphones, so your pages are efficient to load and won’t eat up space on your server. Also, the headers in this theme are minimal, which is ideal for fitting to smaller screens.
Another top-seller from ThemeForest, Salient is an impressive, responsive multipurpose business theme. It comes equipped with the tools businesses need to make a specialized site, including a heavily modified and integrated version of the WPBakery builder, blogging tools, a WooCommerce integration, and hundreds of shortcodes.
While the sheer number of options that come with this theme may intimidate some, it’s great for small and medium-sized businesses and organizations who need a bold website with access to anything they might need now or in future iterations. This is largely because Salient updates often and is always introducing new features for its users.
Fast, lightweight, SEO-friendly, and responsive, it’s tough to go wrong with any of TheGem’s over 400 pre-built page templates, each of which brings a captivating, tasteful layout to any WordPress website. These are the sorts of demos that completely hide the fact that your site is built on a blogging CMS.
With TheGem, you have the option of integrating either the WPBakery or Elementor builder with your back-end to modify the templates you install. You also get mega menu tools, parallax scrolling, unlimited sidebars, WooCommerce integration, and over 90 pre-built websites.
For businesses who prefer a clear grid layout on their homepage, the Jevelin theme has some of the best grid and masonry grid templates on the market. Use these mobile-friendly grids to showcase your content, information, or images in a way that first-time visitors can easily digest.
Powered by WPBakery, Jevelin is completely customizable, SEO-friendly, WooCommerce-friendly, and comes with the Slider Revolution plugin built right in. Lastly, you’ll get dozens of custom widgets to enhance your headers, footers, and sidebars.
Despite its name, the Startuply theme is great for both new and established business websites. However, it’s a bit cheaper than some of the more feature-rich options here. Startuply comes with seven homepages focused on conversions, plus three “coming soon” page demos.
With Startuply, you can build an immersive site with parallax scrolling, animations, and plenty of color options, all of which can be toggled in your admin panel. Startuply also has its own built-in form manager — collect visitor information within your theme, sync it with your Mailchimp account, and send auto-replies thanking visitors for their time.
Consulting is the perfect WordPress theme for … you guessed it, consulting websites. It supports WPBakery and Elementor to help you build impactful pages that earn your visitors’ trust and establish a positive brand image. There are 48 responsive demos you can install, many featuring a full-screen image to capture attention quickly.
Another notable perk of Consulting is its industry-specific tools. The theme integrates with Zoom and allows you to sell webinars through WooCommerce. There’s also a native booking system, so clients can make appointments without your needing to purchase an additional plugin.
907 is another Elementor and WPBakery-friendly theme for businesses and freelance creatives. This theme works well for highly visual websites, as it enables customized lightboxes, mouseover videos, and video backgrounds that are supported on mobile. Choose from any of the 27 theme demos, import with a click, and build a site that dazzles new and old visitors alike.
If there’s anything that stands out about TheFox, it’s the demos — not the quantity, but the quality. Each of the 30 importable, mobile-friendly demos included with this theme are visually stunning. Whether you’re looking to launch a business for your firm, app, creative agency, or otherwise, TheFox gives you enough demos to help your process, with even more demos on the way.
Plus, you’ll have tight control over your styling through your theme options panel, where you can quickly change typography, site layout, headers and footers, and color presets.
23. Grand Restaurant
When someone lands on your restaurant website, chances are they’re on the go. That’s why it’s critical to have a responsive WordPress theme that’s as quality as your main course. Grand Restaurant is a high-selling theme that makes it easy to craft a responsive website for your eatery.
To give potential patrons all they need to know about your eats, Grand Restaurant has three menu layouts, 15 homepage demos, and a built-in scheduler for reservations. There’s even a selection of blog templates for when you want to post about your newest creations.
BuildWall is a WordPress theme specifically for businesses in the construction sector, and helps to establish reliability and professionalism. With the help of different post types, you can present general information about your company, let people meet your team, and post positive feedback in the form of testimonials. Its page elements are mobile-friendly for potential clients on smartphones.
Plus, this theme has two templates integrated with Google Maps, one on the homepage and the second one on the "Contacts" page. This lets your clients easily locate you and contact you without wasting time.
25. Ikcona Tech
Closing out our list is Ikcona Tech, a theme with an emphasis on tech businesses. Constructed around the Elementor page builder and JetPlugins, this option is a no-frills theme solution for technology startups in need of a site fast.
Ikcona Tech is a simple theme, but it does have some nice touches. For example, the homepage template of this theme displays blocks of white and parallax background sections of shades of grey, ensuring that different sections are clearly separate from each other. Another neat feature: the commonplace 'Read More' buttons of the homepage have been replaced with circular '+' icons that save space and add some flair to the page.
Mobile-Friendly WordPress Themes for Your Business
The easiest way to ensure a responsive WordPress site for your visitors is with your theme. Not only does your theme affect your layouts, colors, typography, and elements — it also determines how these elements appear across varying screen widths.
If you don’t have the technical know-how, trying to implement responsive design yourself can be a struggle. So, let your theme do the work for you — you’ll meet mobile users’ expectations and earn their trust with an optimal browsing experience.
Originally published Mar 1, 2021 7:00:00 AM, updated March 17 2021