Best Responsive WordPress Blog Themes of 2013

Best Responsive WordPress Blog Themes of 2013

Responsive design is here to stay. Mobile devices are becoming more of the norm yet it isn’t always easy to find solid responsive themes for your blog. Plenty of them say they’re responsive, but when you install and start looking at your content you end up disappointed, seeing all the images breaking out of their content areas and other problems.

This is especially true for WordPress Blog themes since they are often more complicated layouts and heavy on imagery.

So we’ve put together a roundup of the best responsive blog themes created in 2013. Most of these are Premium WordPress themes but we tried to find a few free themes, not that there were a lot of quality ones, but hey, we tried our best.

Magazine vs. Blog Themes

When it comes to themes often times magazine and blog themes get lumped together. Even on this site they fall into one category. Yet there are some differences. Blog themes are better for sites where there is only one or a handful of writers. Magazine themes often require far more posts, more images and generally more work for one person to keep updated. So while they’re great for their purpose, we’ve picked themes that work good for blogs specifically here.

So without further adieu here are the best responsive blog themes of 2013.

Metro Pro

The guys at StudioPress know how to build blogging themes right. It’s what they do and they have a lot of experience doing it. So you might pay a little extra but the product you get will be exceptional.

Metro Pro is a modern magazine-style layout built on an optimized mobile responsive platform. You can check out or purchase the theme over at StudioPress

metro pro


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Who said simple themes couldn’t be pretty. Promola does it’s job, displaying your content while still being simple elegant and clean.

This theme is featured on ThemeForest. You can view more details here

magazine and blog theme

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Chita is highly customizable, retina ready WordPress theme that can suit all your needs. Unleash your creativity, show your ideas and thoughts in beautful and eye catching way!

It’s super responsive and made for all kind of devices – from desktops to retina displays and mobile. Chita is WordPress 3.6 ready – install it to take advantage of the new blog features!

This theme is featured on ThemeForest. You can view more details here.

Chita flat design blog theme

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SympalPress is our brand new responsive theme for personal bloggers. It has a clean uncluttered design and uses Post Formats so you can let your content do the talking. Post Videos, Audio, Quotes, Photos and Galleries and know your content looks good on any size screen.

The homepage has a slider which is controlled on phones and tablets by swipe gestures, you can customize the colors with the Theme Customizer and choose between a light version or dark version.


Good Inc.

Very cool design. If you have a blog that leans heavily on imagery this would be a great choice.



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Love, love, love the design of this theme. So clean and yet looks so great. You can get it at MojoThemes.


Inspirin blog theme

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Place is a clean and simple theme available on ThemeForest.

clean design


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Safarica – Smart And Creative WordPress Blog Theme

Safarica is smart & creative professional WordPress blog theme, created by experienced WordPress developers. Perfect choice for your personal blog, niche blog, corporate/agency/business blog, authority blog or any type of creative blog or even magazine.

Safarica blog theme

Metro is an ultra-modern, clean WordPress theme designed for bloggers who want a theme to elevate their site to the next level. With crisp colors and customizable layout styles, Metro lets you showcase the best of your content. The built-in widgets let you add functionality to Metro in just a few clicks.

Bliss is another fantastic, responsive theme designed to make your blogging experience as simple and seamless as possible. With superb visual design and great support for mobile and tablet devices you can easily reach all your readers wherever they are!

This theme is featured on ThemeForest. You can view more details here.



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Host your heart’s content with style on Hartee. A beautiful tumblr-like theme for WordPress. Hartee is responsive. Built on top of the Skeleton framework it’s easy to extend too. Five unique color schemes give this theme a different character. Select a different color for each post. Featuring the brand new CSSIgniter Theme Panel, set up your theme in minutes!

View the live demo or purchase this theme at CSSIgniter.


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Connect is a WordPress and BuddyPress theme for those that want to build a community around their news site. Since BuddyPress has progressed so much in the last year, we figured a theme with social networking capabilities was overdue. Besides, our community has been asking for such a theme for quite some time. Now you have it with many cool features.



Chronology is a timeline-style WordPress theme with a masonry post display, a customizable and attractive design, and tons of great features. With Woocommerce support, optimizations for SEO and Adsense, and premium support, Chronology is a must-have theme for any blog.


Explosion – Responsive Personal Blog Theme

This is a great, fully loaded responsive blog theme.

Explosion responsive WP theme for bloggers

Boxline is a clean, modern, minimalist and elegant WordPress magazine theme. With a combination of subtle, soft grays, clean textures and some bright colors, your site will stand out. Plus, it includes everything you’ve come to expect from MyThemeShop, including premium support.

Liliana is a theme with clean design and flat ideal to create a company website. It does its best to satisfy the business needs, as well as a portfolio for business projects. The design is suitable for modern/ corporate designs that proudly display the beautiful images to visitors, with great features that make it different from many others.

Get this theme at MOJO THEMES

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Simplog is a nice, simply responsive blog theme set up for multiple post types such as text, images, video and quotes. Good if you like posting with images.

Simplog demo design

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Author is a minimal responsive theme created by Okay Themes. This theme makes it easy to share your photos, videos and thoughts with this super clean blog layout that looks good on mobile devices, tablets and desktop computers.

Author WP blog

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Construct is yet another professional looking responsive WP theme designed to show off images or a portfolio of work. Also good for a curation type blog.

Construct responsive blog theme

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Petit is a theme full of features. Suitable for a variety of purposes, Petit is best suited for a recipe website. A big, bold, blog-style homepage includes a large featured content area, and Petit’s carousel lets users rate their favourite content.

This theme is featured on ThemeForest. You can view more details here.

Petit — Recipes WordPress Theme

Daphne – WordPress Theme

Daphne is a WordPress theme with a fully responsive design. This theme is ideal for blogs, magazine and news website.

This theme is featured on ThemeForest. You can view more details here.

Daphne - Responsive WordPress Theme


Funny name, solid theme. Minblr is a minimal Tumblr-like theme for WordPress. The layout design is liquid and responsive. This means the layout flows nicely across any display resolution. Minblr is promised to delivery your content nicely in all major browsers (Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Internet Explorer, etc.) and most modern mobile devices. It has 3 layout options (default with sidebar, 2-column layout, and fullwidth with no sidebar). On top of all great features, there are 10 colorful skins. Minblr utilizes the brand new post formats, if your running WordPress 3.1 or greater, but we’ve made sure to add a fallback for older installs.

To see this in action, view the demo at Themify

Minblr Demo


This theme is featured on ThemeForest. You can view more details here.

Ross - Blogging Theme

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