Top Ten Mobile First WordPress Themes
We spoke a few years ago about the rising popularity of mobile first design and this is an element of web design that has only become bigger and more sophisticated as technology has advanced and mobile browsing has boomed. Almost without exception, industries have noticed that the vast majority of their website traffic comes from mobile devices so it makes sense for their websites to be developed with a mobile first approach. Today we’re rounding up a list of the top ten mobile first WordPress themes that you can use in your upcoming designs. If you spot a theme that catches your eye, simply click on it to find out more and make your purchase.
My Mobile Page V3 WordPress Theme$29
This is the third version of the ‘My Mobile Page’ WordPress mobile first theme series. This latest version comes with a custom ajax-powered admin panel, a customisable home navigation menu and twelve built-in smart editor shortcodes that will allow you to easily manage your content.
Aura Premium Mobile Theme$39
Aura was created with full customisation at the forefront and the desire to provide a better mobile experience for site browsers. Aura comes with a built-in blog systemm, a custom portfolio, video and image galleries and Soundcloud support.
Mobilize WordPress is, as the name suggests, the WordPress version of ThemeForest’s best-selling HTML mobile template, Mobilize. This touch-optimised mobile theme was built on jQuery Mobile and is packed with an exciting range of features, including a responsive slider (with up to 24 transitions), contact form, a blog option with featured images, and four different site colour schemes.
“Touch is the 4th in a series of mobile WordPress themes from Bonfire Themes and is intended for use on smartphone and/or tablet devices. Set it up as a secondary theme and display it only to mobile visitors, or set up a brand new WordPress installation; the choice is yours.”
“Vibrant is super clean, light and was built with minimalism in mind. That said, the theme’s stand-out elements like the unique menu display, comment form and per-post/page custom header colors ensure it doesn’t look generic and is immediately memorable to the user.”
To help you create your mobile first site with ease, the development team behind Rogue have bundled in two helpful plugins – the TapTap plugin that creates customisable header and menu systems, as well as the PageLoader plugin, that creates customisable page transitions. Additionally, touch-enabled galleries, a widgetised footer and integrated post share links are also included.
“Monolith is perhaps Bonfire Themes’ most expressive mobile theme to date. With in-your-face imagery, the theme is an immediate standout from the crowd and is especially suitable for anyone looking to present their content, products and/or services through memorable and strong visuals.”