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The 15 Most Responsive Themes of 2018

by Editorial Team

October 25, 2018


Creating a website has never been easier; thanks to the availability of Content Management Systems like WordPress, SquareSpace and Shopify. Once you have chosen what CMS to go with, the next decision-making stage might be the theme selection. When selecting a theme, you should go with a theme that improves your site’s user experience. You can do this adjusting and repositioning its elements based on the device the site is opened on. This saves you the additional step of creating a mobile-specific version of your site.

WordPress is the fastest growing CMS, with an average of 500 new sites being built daily and 17 posts being published every second. You’re in for a treat when you choose WordPress as your preferred CMS since the platform is home to thousands of responsive themes. Having so much goodness to choose from often leads to the dilemma of trying to decide what theme to use. We’ve  simplified the selection process by curating 15 of the most responsive WordPress themes.


Parallax Theme is popular for its combination of single page design and parallax scrolling. With its built-in portfolio and team post types, it is best for showcasing your work and services on a single page. This theme also has the added advantage of being able to add filters to your images without using Photoshop.

The Essence theme has a very modern look that is perfect for fashion and lifestyle blogs or magazines. This theme has 17 different front-end customizations, making it flexible for almost any site. It is also optimised for social sharing with its floating share bar and custom widgets for Instagram. It has added features like a custom “About me” widget, custom social media widgets, email newsletter forms and a custom contact form.

Just as its name suggests, Landing is a WordPress landing page theme that allows you to create landing pages in a matter of minutes. It has 25 ready-to-use templates, multiple header design options and a portfolio management platform. The great thing about this theme is that you get full WooCommerce support to start your own online store.

Paperback is the ultimate theme for content heavy websites like magazine blogs, technology blogs, travel blogs and more. It is designed to beautifully display content and encourage engagement with a featured content slider. It comes with several built-in colour schemes that can be modified based on the colours you choose. You get to do all these without any code required.

Aesthetic is a stylish WordPress theme for business and photography websites. It comes with lots of customization options, various post listing and blog layout styles. It has a visual drag and drop page builder for easy WooCommerce integration.

Roxima is an elegant WordPress theme for business websites. It supports ‘about’, ‘services’, ‘portfolio’, ‘client’, and ‘team’ sections which can be easily added to the homepage using drag and drop. It is highly optimized for speed and performance and is quite easy to setup with a live theme customizer.

Angle is a clean, WordPress, multi-purpose theme with a drag and drop builder. It comes with a built-in portfolio section, sliders, visual theme customizer, and multiple layout choices. It is optimized for speed and performance and ease of use. Its layout makes it a perfect choice for a portfolio or blogging theme.

Portum is a modern and flexible WordPress theme with a very business-ready appeal. It is easy to install and it provides painless and powerful visual building capabilities. It offers engaging modern layouts and grids that let you reach out to your audience and build a brand identity.

Since 2014, Blaskan has stood the test of time as one of the most responsive WordPress themes. It comes with a clean minimalistic concept and it uses a lot of white spaces that allow pictures and graphics to stand out. It is the epitome of ‘less is more’ designs.

WordPress describes Tiny Hestia as a “child theme for blogging enthusiasts and for page builder fans.” It is one of the best themes for translations and it is supremely optimised for speed. It comes with a user friendly mega menu that makes it easy to arrange and organize your submenu content. Tiny Hestia gives you all the features of a professional theme in a small package.

NewsNow allows you present a lot of information at once, without overwhelming your audience. It has easy navigation tools and offers different types of post previews. It’s fast, elegant and easy to use. It’s the perfect theme for news websites, digital newspapers, magazines, publishing or review sites.

Business Point as the name suggests is optimally crafted for informative websites with a business or corporate edge. It comes with features like services, testimonials, team, portfolio, client carousel and more. It is a popular theme among corporate portfolio websites and digital agencies because of its creative, easy to use features.  

This theme is the free version of MH Newsdesk WordPress Theme. It is suited for vibrant, dynamic modern news websites. It has basic functionalities and is translation friendly, it also supports languages written in the RTL (right to left) format and is very easy to install.

Fast Video is a powerful and classic WordPress video theme. The theme customizer allows you to tweak the theme’s settings colours and content, and it provides a preview for changes made. What sets this theme apart from other video themes is its very fast page load speed. This theme is also translation friendly.

Mystile is a WooCommerce theme. It comes with a clean and minimalist design, perfect for any kind of basic online stores. It has pre-built templates and four widgetized footers and multiple shortcodes. This theme can be used without a WooCommerce store, it can be used just for the blog section.

Choosing a theme that suits your business model and goals is an important step towards the success of your business. Charisol experts are here to make the process seamless, they help client throughout the website building process, from choosing the right CMS to choosing the right theme, that suit your organisational needs.

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