Mobile devices’ hardware and software development has been astounding lately. Heated and tough competition between Apple iPhone and iPad, Google’s Android and Microsoft Windows Phone shows how large the market presently stands. The amount of people browsing the internet using mobile devices are increasing daily, and there appears to be no sign of slowing down. This indicates that websites and blogs these days should be optimized not just for desktop users but for mobile device internet users as well.
WordPress aptly addresses this need and offers a variety of themes that can help you create mobile friendly websites easily. In this article, we present to you 8 excellent, high-quality free WordPress themes compatible with mobile devices. We know that there will be more free mobile compatible WordPress themes that will come around as mobile technology prospers and demand for these mobile friendly themes grows. If you know any recently released free mobile themes that should make it on the list, please feel free to holler us in your comments.
iPhonsta has a fluid layout that fits most mobile screens not just for iPhones but works on most smartphones and it adjusts the font size automatically. It is also compatible with WordPress 3.0+.
Möbius is free WordPress theme optimized for a variety of mobile devices and desktop browsers as well. Aside from extensive compatibility with mobile and desktop browsers, features also include three skins, widget functionality, social network sharing, jQuery scripting and many more.
jQuery Mobile Theme is optimized for various mobile devices such as the iPhone, Android, Blackberries, etc. Use it on your own blog, along with a plugin like IWPhone, which can automatically detect a mobile device and switch from your regular theme to a mobile theme.
News Press theme is a simple yet elegant solution for creating an mobile-friendly news, blog, and other text-centric WordPress sites. It comes complete with all the standard WordPress blog customization features.
WPtouch is another simple straightforward mobile WordPress theme that automatically transforms your WordPress blog into an iPhone application-style theme, complete with ajax loading articles and effects, compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, Android, Palm Pre, Samsung touch and BlackBerry Storm/Torch mobile devices. It also offers visitors the option to switch between WPtouch view and your site’s regular theme.
Another minimalistic mobile WordPress theme that will look great on any mobile device. This lightweight mobile WordPress theme has key features like the ability to choose color theme, custom width and auto-generation of thumbs for your posts.
WordPress Mobile Pack is a complete toolkit that includes a standard mobile theme, mobile switcher, desktop and mobile admin panel, plus a whole lot more.
Carrington Mobile is an elegant mobile theme that is compatible with most advanced mobile touch browsers like iPhone, Android, BlackBerry and Palm Pre and is also backward compatible with older mobile devices.