One of the fundamental aspect of a good website is it’s layout: The design of your website might give you an edge over your competitors, as websites with attractive designs are often viewed as more credible to those with less attractive layouts.
There are loads of WordPress themes out there but we are focusing on the ones with responsive layout and easily customizeable. If you are wondering how a responsive site works, I’m going to give you an insight on how the browser renders responsive themes.
As mobile computing goes viral, the need for mobilized layout becomes piratically essential. Different users access your website via various devices and screen sizes: Some from small screen devices like Blackberry, iPhone, others from larger screen sizes like the iPad, Kindle or Netbook. Now, you cannot base your website layout on one device or screen size, as that will limit the access of users from other devices.
Responsive Web design prompts your design and development to respond to the user’s behavior and environment based on screen size, platform and orientation. The practice consists of a mix of flexible grids and layouts, images and an intelligent use of CSS media queries. As the user switches from their laptop to iPad, the website should automatically switch to accommodate for resolution, image size and scripting abilities. In other words, the website should have the technology to automatically respond to the user’s preferences. This would eliminate the need for a different design and development phase for each new gadget on the market. In this post we shall be looking at 70 of such themes you can use on your WordPress self-hosted website.
1. The Wetro
The Wetro is Windows 8 Metro layout inspired HTML5 & CSS3 theme. With it’s powerful wordpress substructure you can manage everything. Most of the pages are built with drag and drop. It is so easy to manage pages with drag and drop content. It has 20 page elements which you can put where ever you want with just drag and drop.
The Wetro comes with 2 menu options. Default one is left side menu. The other one is top menu with completely different layout. You can easily switch between them with just a click.
Also, You can use our colorpicker tool to change color of The Wetro. You can either do it from admin panel or use WordPress’ theme customizer to see it live.
2. Second Touch
Second Touch is clean, light-weight, retina ready, fully responsive metro style WordPress theme. Its powerful customization capabilities enable you to create your outstanding website easy and fast.
3. Argo – Modern OnePage Metro UI WordPress Theme
ARGO is a unique and creative WordPress Theme with clean and modern design. It is perfect choice foryour corporate agency, creative studio or for portfolio. It can be customized easily to suit your wishes.
Clean and intuitive design with a tons of features & options: live search, widgetized areas, faq post format, shortcodes and much more. This theme can easily be used to build a FAQ site.
5. Metro – Responsive WordPress Theme
An elegant theme with cute layers. It gives your website a decent appearance.
Metrolium is a modern, metro inspired, multi-purpose, Retina Ready responsive WordPress theme. Beautifully designed, lovingly coded and absolutely bursting with functionality.
7. MetroVibes Responsive theme
MetroVibes Responsive theme is a modern and responsive metro WordPress theme perfect for a creative agency or a portfolio showcase website and is bound to turn some heads. The elegant and minimalistic look will definitely give a modern vibe to your website and will impress each and every one of your visitors.
Metpo is a Responsive and HTML5 Ready Magazine Theme
9. Platinum Responsive Magazine Theme
Platinum Responsive Magazine Theme is a magazine based design or as what commonly called blogging theme its design is based and inspired by the popular Windows 8 OS.
10. Rocket Board
Rocket Board is a super awesome portfolio WordPress Theme with METRO style. You can set each thumbnail size as 1×1, 1×2, 2×1 or 2×2 easily. This theme also allow user to set specific colour on each metro box or just use the default colour from admin panel. You can also set the first state of metro box to show as colour box or show as feature image.
Brandon WordPress theme is a great, modern, responsive and easy to use theme for your business. The themes comes with an easy to use Muffin Builder which let you create any page you want without any knowledge in html, php or css.
Time WordPress theme is suitable for a variety of site types: crative portfolio, big corporate site, personal blog, product-oriented site, video gallery & photo album – you name it. It is what you will call ‘a multipurpose’ theme.
Daisho WordPress theme brings awesomeness to reality, giving your website an amazing clean layout that will surely keep your visitors comfortable.
If you are looking for a light weight theme with clean layouts; Revonge WordPress theme might be just the ideal theme.
Underground is a 2 in 1 (Onepage and Multipage) Responsive WordPress Theme. It is a multipurpose theme: Suitable for personal onepage or multipage websites/blogs, business websites, shop websites, users who want a very nice portfolio website where they can showcase their work, or for any other purpose website.
Stack is a clean, flexible, responsive on both layout & image and fully support retina display.
Sentinel WordPress theme is one of the most recent theme added to the already long list of WordPress theme. However, what makes this theme stand out among the rest is it’s highly SEO optimized structure. The theme also has elegant responsive layout with retina ready display.
19. Amzola WordPress Theme
Amzola WordPress Theme is specially designed for magazine websites. It is responsive, clean as well as beautiful.
20. Metro Rox HTML5 WordPress Multipurpose Theme
Metro Rox is a HTML5 WordPress Multipurpose Theme inspired by Windows 8 Metro UI
Smart7 is a multipurpose WordPress theme with decent layout.
Though, cannot be classified as a multipurpose theme; Safarica can be used on personal blogs as well as business blogs.
23. Built it yourself Responsive Theme
This theme is self explainable: It is totally customizeable, meaning that you can mold it to suite your taste without much knowledge on CSS, PHP or coding.
24. Black Pearl – Responsive WordPress Theme
Black Pearl responsive WordPress theme is work inspired by metro style design. It is multipurpose theme suitable for any kind of website.
Pacific is a responsive & retina ready all in one theme, with good SEO optimization.
High quality WordPress theme suitable for portfolio sites.
Sensica is a responsive WordPress theme to easily show off your portfolio.
Venix is a very clean multipurpose wordpress theme based on responsive HTML5 & CSS3. The design is a new trend, it aim to highlight your work and services leaving away others graphic elements. This theme has been developed to to serve at all your needs, it comes with a wide range of options that will allow you to doing almost everything you want with the theme.
29. FacePress – Community Content Sharing
FacePress is a flexible well designed WordPress theme that allows you to make your site fully controllable. It’s elegant layout adds a decent feel to your website.
This is a well designed multi-layout WordPress theme designed specially for portfolio websites. It can also be used on business blogs but not on personal blogs.
31. Increase – Premium Business WordPress Theme
32. Syncro | Grid Powered WordPress
33. NEWS24 | 4 in 1 News/Magazine WordPress Theme
35. MetroStyle Responsive All Purpose WordPress Theme
36. Themify Metro WordPress Theme
38. Everest – Premium WordPress Theme
39. Metro Facebook Timeline WordPress Template
42. Metro Mobile Premium WordPress Mobile Template
A web developer, IT undergrad, terrible entrepreneur, internet freak and a man of a few other incongruous talents, Ebenezer has been writing on technology since 2012, and plans to do so until a few days before his ultimate fate: cryogenic preservation. If resurrected, he is likely to go back to writing on technology.