In A Nutshell

After trying a range of mobile responsive themes for WordPress, my recommended themes are:

The Details

Finding a good mobile responsive theme for WordPress is quite important these days. People are accessing the web via their smartphones more often than ever. So far in 2022, 54.4% of web traffic has come through mobile, representing more than a 23% increase since 2015 when 31% of traffic came from mobile. Going forward, those numbers are expect to continue to rise.

A Responsive Design solves the problem of making a website work for the huge number of mobile devices and resolutions being used to access the web.  When choosing a responsive theme, check the following:

  • Speedy: The theme should be lightweight and fast loading
  • Tested: Choose themes with reliable frameworks
  • Easy to Customize and Update: You should be able update your site, or change its look without calling in a web developer
  • Secure: Your site should be secure against hackers
  • Search engine friendly: The site should be optimized for search engines

Here are my recommended themes:


When it comes to the most popular and mobile responsive WordPress themes, Astra would not only feature on just about every list, but it’ll also top the list. After all, Astra has been installed on over 1.8 million websites and is the most popular non-default theme in the WordPress ecosystem.

Astra is built for speed and loads in under 0.5 seconds. The fully responsive WordPress theme uses the best SEO practices, ensuring your site ranks high on search engines. With an evergrowing library of 180+ professionally built website templates, getting a website up and running is child’s play. Well, almost!

Some fantastic features of the Astra theme include:

  • Lightweight and super fast theme
  • Requires less than 50 KB of resources compared to the 300+ KBs required by other WordPress themes
  • 180+ Starter Templates
  • Compatible with all popular page builders, such as Elementor, Beaver Builder, Brizy, and even the default Gutenberg block editor
  • Fully customizable
  • Mobile responsive
  • SEO optimized
  • WooCommerce ready

Link: Astra (Starter Templates)

Genesis Framework

The Genesis Framework provides a solid foundation for theme designers by supporting HTML5 markup and mobile-responsiveness out of the box. Genesis provides key functionality such as markup and SEO meta tag support, plus easy implementation of Google Authorship, which alleviates the need for several common plugins..

Here are some of the efficient elements of Genesis:

  • Utilizes native WordPress APIs to ensure secure, and compatible PHP execution.
  • Has a W3 Total Cache extension that supports fragment caching for pages with transient data-driven sidebars, header, and footer areas
  • Can be extended through officially supported Genesis-specific plugins

Link: Genesis Responsive Themes: (this site is using Genesis Minimum Pro)

Elegant Themes

The themes from Elegant Themes are particularly well-designed and lightweight.

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