If you’re in this early stage in your business, you’d like to save as much resources as you can. We’ve rounded up more than 20 responsive, professional-looking WordPress themes to help you quickly set up your online presence or to make your old site more responsive -- at no additional expense.
This is arguably one of the most versatile themes available. You can easily customize the home, portfolio, events, testimonials and blog pages using multiple layouts. In case you need bbPress and RTL support, Accesspress Lite supports these features as well.
For a minimalistic yet professional-looking site, Attitude is a good theme to consider. This one has all the standard features (custom CSS, webmaster tools, cross browser support), plus other enhancements such as retina readiness for sharper visuals, featured sliders for highlighting posts, and multiple layout options for customization.
If you need something that elegantly balances out visual and textual elements, this theme is worth a try. Catch Kathmandu runs on WP 3.8 and above, and is based on HTML5 and CSS3, making it easy to customize even for non-developers. Should you wish to sell products on your site, Catch Kathmandu supports the popular WooCommerce plugin.
This sleek, sophisticated theme comes with a step-by-step video tutorial to teach you everything you need to know about working with it. With Celestino's 5 slider types, 4 portfolio layouts, 4 blog layouts, 600+ Google fonts, and 300+ shortcodes, the customization possibilities are endless.
If you're building a basic site, Circumference Lite offers enough to work with. You have the WP theme customizer, Jetpack Support, and compatibility with WP 3.0+. To gain access to features like custom widget styles, bbPress forums, WooCommerce support and Page Builder, you need to upgrade to the Pro version.
This flat theme uses only built-in WP features, so it won't bog down your site with tons of bloated code. Also, the fact that it's tested by developers to fit with the latest WP version means that compatibility issues are minimized. For your reference and convenience, CleanPort comes with extensive documentation files to help you tweak the theme.
discover's orange-and-white design can breathe life into any small business website. The valid XHTML feature gives you more options for customization, and if you're a Pro user, you can also enjoy the benefits of unlimited slides, full width page templates, and the unbranded theme options panel.
Unlike many themes, Edin has a step-by-step customization tutorial on its WP page (see link). Apart from the standard features (custom page templates, custom menus social media icons), Edin has two extra CSS styles – button and button-minimal – which you can manipulate to create a "Call to Action" button on the front page.
Whether you prefer a boxed or wide layout, Esteem has you covered. With this theme, you can change the site's primary colors, customize the background with colors or images, and enjoy free support from the theme's developers.
If you need a more artistic version of Edin, Goran fits the bill. Since the latter is the child theme of the former, they basically share the same features – including the special CSS styles button and button-minimal.
For a basic theme, Honma is quite decent. It's SEO-optimized, compatible with five major browsers (Chrome, Firefox, IE8, Opera, Safari), and includes CSS, JS and PHP files. It also works with WP 4+, and is constantly tested to minimize issues, compatibility-related or otherwise.
With 5 page templates, 10 social profiles, 8 sidebars, and 6 custom widgets, the basic version of Interface offers enough for a clean and elegant site. You can install several popular plugins with this theme, including Contact Form 7, Breadcrumb NavXT and WP-PageNavi.
The stunning default background isn't the only great feature in Mustang Lite's arsenal. It also has a drag-and-drop visual composer to help you quickly build your beautiful dream site. The CSS3 animations, parallax design, video backgrounds, master slider plugin, and retina-readiness can enhance any site that uses this theme.
This one-page theme allows you to upload audio, which you can use to entertain site visitors while they're scrolling down and finding out everything they need to know about your business. Most of the pages you need are already built into the theme, such as "About", "Blog", "Contact", "Services" and even "Custom Section".
An image-heavy site would benefit from a theme like Planum. The theme's built-in slideshow gallery layout, full width page template, and customizable background images will help your website stand out from the rest. If you need help installing this theme, Planum's Contextual Help feature has you covered.
Smartshop is specially crafted for online sellers. For example, "Featured Products" highlights what your buyers should first see on your homepage. You can also customize the store page with Smartshop's template, or take advantage of the theme's support for the "Easy Digital Downloads" and "WooCommerce" plugins.
True to its name, Spacious has a lot of room for customization. There are the 4 layouts, 13 widget areas, 5 custom widgets, 6 templates, and custom CSS, to wit. To handle these multiple features, you can refer to the free support forums that come along with this theme.
Starter has everything you need to get started in the ever-changing online world. With its one-page layout, sleek flat design, and mobile responsiveness, this theme will allow you to tell your company's story in an engaging way.
Developed with Bootstrap 3, Torch works well across different devices. The theme has Metabox options, which allow you to display Breadcrumb on a page or post as you wish. With 12 custom widgets, Torch gives a great deal of flexibility in terms of tweaking your site.
Vantage is integrated with some of the most popular WP plugins, including Page Builder, MetaSlider and WooCommerce. Though you can choose not to install some or all of these plugins, they're highly recommended as a complement to your Vantage-themed site.
Weblizar works well with different kinds of sites – whether it's corporate, small business, or personal. The pop-up sidebar allows you to change the layout mode (boxed or wide), predefined skins, background patterns, and background images the way you like them.
Whether you're an experienced developer or not, Zerif Lite is a theme you want to try. With its user-friendly theme options panel, clean coding, and compatibility with browsers other than Chrome and Firefox, Zerif Lite managed to land itself as one of the top 10 most popular themes on WordPress.org.
Granted, you might prefer to create a website from the ground up, rather than use one of these pre-made templates. Still, these themes are worth a try if your resources are limited, or if you need to set up a site as quickly as possible.