50+ Retina-ready WordPress Themes for High Resolution Displays

Category: Themes, Posted by Paulius Rašytinis on: 08 May 13, Comments: 3

Apple were the first to bring super high pixel density screens to mass production. They called them Retina displays. The initial idea was to have a crisp and clear, high definition graphics displayed, that human eye wouldn't be able to distinguish individual pixels. A simple compensation method was used that doubles in size each of the UI element.

The number of high resolution devices is increasing and so is the number of Retina-ready WordPress themes. If the developer wants to make a Retina-ready WordPress theme, all he has to do is to prepare additional versions of the graphics at twice the size and do some CSS magic. I have picked 50+ themes that are optimized to the full and will look great on various devices, including high definition displays.


WordPress Theme for Blogging

Acute is a WordPress theme for blogging with responsive design and unlimited widget areas. It includes 7 post formats and 2 skins. Built-in sliding panel.

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WordPress Enterprise Theme

Nextbiz is a WordPress enterprise theme with responsive design, portfolio with filter animation, testimonial & slide post types. It has 3 page templates and 3 widgetized areas.

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WordPress Adaptive Theme

Enigmatic is a responsive, retina-ready adaptive theme. It has a function for creating unique pages. Includes 3 sliders, portfolio, 15 page templates, 8 custom widgets and 7 skins.

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Business Essentials

App Developer WordPress Theme

Business Essentials is an app developer WordPress theme. Includes sliders, 2 homepage templates, full-width, case studies, staff and careers page templates. Fully responsive.

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WordPress Photo Gallery Template

Tripod is a WordPress photo gallery template with responsive design, & different homepage views. It has a built-in "like" system, tooltips and a page builder.

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Real Church

WordPress Theme for Churches

Real Church is a responsive WordPress theme for churches. It has 7 post types (sermons, events, pastors, blog, portfolio, and more), 3 sliders, page builder & price tables. WooCommerce ready.

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Fully Customizable WordPress Theme

Ultra is a fully customizable WordPress theme with custom post types & shortcodes for staff, FAQ, portfolio, testimonials, etc. It's responsive and it supports 4 post formats.

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Creative Grid WordPress Theme

Slurp is a creative grid WordPress theme for portfolios. It has 6 page templates and 3 post formats. It comes with Google Maps integration. Fully responsive & retina-ready.

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Business & WooCommerce WordPress Theme

PressMate is a responsive business & WooCommerce WordPress theme with 19 page templates, various post types (portfolio, slideshow, catalog, team, etc) and 6 sliders.

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The Retailer

Online Store WordPress Theme

The Retailer is an online store WordPres theme with Slider Revolution, catalog mode, coupon codes, user accounts. Fully responsive, retina-ready & WooCommerce ready.

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WordPress Photographer Theme

Portrait is a WordPress theme for photography websites. Features minimalist design, plenty of screen space for photographs, sidebar navigation. Fully responsive and retina-ready.

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Clean Portfolio WordPress Theme

Longwave is a responsive, clean portfolio WordPress theme. It comes with unlimited portfolios and sidebars, 4 blog layouts, boxed & full width layout options, Revolution Slider.

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Responsive Theme for Business

Halsey is a responsive theme for business and corporate sites. Includes Layer Slider and Revolution Slider. It has a portfolio with plugins and a content builder.

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WordPress Masonry Theme

Flashback is a WordPress masonry theme for creative portfolios. It is responsive and retina-ready. Powerful portfolio options and custom post types.

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Bootstrap WordPress Theme

INVIA is a Bootstrap WordPress theme for corporate websites. Includes sliders (Revolution, Nivo, Flexslider) 8 post formats & 5 custom widgets. Responsive & retina-ready.

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Colorful Tumblog Style WordPress Theme

Shift is a colorful Tumblog style WordPress theme for blogging. Responsive & retina-ready. Supports 10 post formats and SEO. Choose your own color scheme.

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Feature-rich WordPress Theme

Flexform is a feature-rich WordPress theme with responsive, touch-enabled and retina-ready design. Includes 3 sliders, powerful portfolio & blog options. WooCommerce ready.

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Premium WordPress Magazine Theme

Typegrid is a responsive premium WordPress magazine theme with featured article slider, highlight section and 10 post formats. It has widget blocks for ads and 6 page layouts.

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Donation WordPress Theme

DonateNow is a responsive donation WordPress theme with donations form, donations list, donations target and collected funds shortcodes. 6 post formats included.

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Creative One-Page WordPress Theme

theGrid is a creative one-page WordPress theme ideal for presenting your work. Responsive and retina ready, this theme has a post format support and a page builder.

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Free Retina-Ready WordPress Theme

Attitude is a responsive, free retina-ready WordPress theme with a featured content slider. It has 9 different homepage options. You can change logo, social icons, favicon, and more.

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Minimal WP theme

Coco is a responsive, minimal WP theme for portfolios and blogs. There are 8 post formats and 3 post types (portfolio, gallery and slider) supported. It has a widgetized top area.

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Responsive WordPress Wedding Theme

Geek Love is a responsive WordPress wedding theme. It has 4 post types: events, gallery, guestbook and attendees. There are 10 widgets for homepage and a Live Customizer.

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Parallax WordPress Template

Paragon is a responsive parallax WordPress template with 3 sliders (Layer, Revolution and FlexSlider). It has 3 portfolio & 3 blog styles, pricing tables, clients, testimonials.

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Colorful WordPress Folio Theme

LiquidFolio is a colorful WordPress folio theme. It has 9 post formats for blog and 4 for the gallery. The theme uses 2 lightbox types and custom thumbnail sizes.

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Modern HTML5 WordPress Theme

Fuji is a modern HTML5 WordPress theme. It's multi-purpose, responsive and retina-ready. Supports 9 page types and 5 post formats. Includes grid content & tabs shortcodes.

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Wise Guys

HTML5 WordPress Business Theme

Wise Guys is a HTML5 WordPress business theme. It includes Revolution slider, lightbox and two comments system. There is also Mailchimp Newsletter and responsive design.

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Super Grid

WordPress Theme for Designer

SuperGrid is a responsive & retina-ready WordPress theme for designer websites, blogs and portfolios. It has a built-in "like system", grid layout and 100+ retina ready icons.

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Clean WordPress Business Theme

Endymion is a clean WordPress business theme. It has portfolio page templates with lightbox and categories filter. It also has a custom post type for slideshows.

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Artist Portfolio WordPress Theme

Fotografia is an artists portfolio WordPress theme. It offers built-in slideshow features, custom widgets as well as powerful blogging options (post formats, layouts).

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WordPress Retina Theme

Proxy is a one page WordPress retina theme for portfolios. It has a widgetized layout with editable blocks and a shortcode generator. Fully responsive.

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Read WP

Minimalist Author WordPress Theme

Read WP is a minimalist author WordPress theme for blogs and portfolios. It has 9 post formats and filterable portfolios with “load more items” feature. Fully responsive.

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Web Artist Portfolio WordPress Theme

Fact is an artist portfolio WordPress theme with responsive & retina-ready design. It has an image background slider, 1-4 column portfolio, 7 post formats, shortcodes.

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WordPress Theme for Company

Bretheon is a WordPress theme for company websites. Includes 5 homepage, 7 contact, 4 Our Team pages, portfolio, FAQ, offer, gallery, responsive sliders, grid layout.

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WP Clean Theme

Skybox is a responsive WP clean theme. Includes Revolution Slider, megafolio (multi-grid), one-page video showcase, social timeline, pricing tables. Retina-ready.

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WordPress Photography Portfolio Theme

Heat is a WordPress photography portfolio theme. Includes multiple galleries, sortable portfolios with lightbox, 8 post formats, masonry, Google Maps, retina-ready icons.

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Classic WordPress Business Theme

Quare is a responsive classic WordPress business theme. Includes 9 blog & 2 portfolio layouts, 10 custom widgets, drag&drop page builder, contact form. Built on Bootstrap.

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WordPress Photo Blog Theme

Journal is a responsive WordPress photo blog theme. Includes 8 custom widgets, 8 custom pages, optional infinite scroll, 404 page, image gallery.

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eCommerce Ready WordPress Theme

Forte is a responsive e-Commerce ready WordPress theme. Includes WooCommerce plugin support, fullscreen slideshow, filterable portfolio galleries, pricing tables.

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Simple Elegant WordPress Theme

Lolly is a simple elegant WordPress theme. It supports all post formats and it also has a slideshow and a Flexslider powered blog gallery. Fully responsive.

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Company WordPress Theme

Inovado is a responsive company WordPress theme. Includes wide & boxed layout, Slider Revolution & FlexSlider, pricing tables, FAQ, service & job pages, boxes, icons.

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WordPress Theme for Photographer

Sniper is a responsive WordPress theme for photographer websites. Includes 2 modes (standard & AJAX), lightbox plugin for images and videos, pagination, 2 skins.

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Crisp WordPress and Buddypress Theme

Razor is a responsive crisp WordPress and BuddyPress theme. Includes sidebar generator, layout manager, popup login forms, retina-ready, unlimited page templates.

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WordPress Designer Portfolio

Verb is a responsive WordPress designer portfolio theme. Includes minimalist design, block portfolio page, custom archive page, image & video portfolio support.

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Retina-ready WordPress Business Theme

CleanSpace is a responsive, retina-ready WordPress business theme. It is WooCommerce compatible. It has 4 portfolio item page layouts and a Layer Slider plugin.

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Free Responsive WordPress Gallery Theme

Gallery is a responsive free WordPress theme for galleries. Includes View.js lightbox script, sticky navigation feature, built-in retina support, SASS/Compass.

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Minimal WordPress Portfolio Theme

Aboard is a responsive minimal WordPress portfolio theme. Includes full screen video player, filterable portfolio, newsletter, custom 404 page.

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Tumblr WordPress Theme

Journal is a responsive, retina-ready Tumblr WordPress theme. Includes 7 post formats (standard, image, gallery, audio, video, quote and link).

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Responsive Theme for WordPress

Pupa is a responsive theme for WordPress. It is retina-ready and supports image, video or gallery portfolio items. Includes Parallax Layer slider plugin.

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BuddyPress WordPress Theme

Buddy is a responsive BuddyPress WordPress theme. Includes custom post/pages, YouTube, Vimeo & self-hosted videos, free JW player commercial license.

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Journal WordPress Theme

Iconik is a responsive journal WordPress theme. Includes fullscreen image slideshow that can play videos, blog with 5 post formats, sortable portfolio.

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Responsive WordPress Gallery Theme

Showroom is a retina ready, responsive WordPress gallery theme. Includes grid portfolio, simple gallery, masonry style blog and a custom landing page.

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Retina Ready WordPress Theme

Unicorn is a minimalist retina ready WordPress theme. Includes sliders and custom post types for portfolio, testimonials, photo albums, etc. Fully responsive.

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White Rock

WordPress Restaurant Template

White Rock is a WordPress restaurant template. Includes menus, portfolios, optional category listing, restaurant hours, contact page, Twitter & Flickr widget.

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Studio London

WordPress Portfolio Template

Studio London is a responsive WordPress portfolio template. Includes 4 thumbnail options, sitemap, archives, contact page, slideshow.

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WordPress Pro Theme

Progress is a responsive pro WordPress theme. Includes responsive sliders / videos, filterable AJAX/Normal portfolio, Parallax layer slider and a content builder.

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Retina Display Ready WordPress Theme

Wildfire is a fully responsive, retina display ready WordPress theme. Includes an infinite scrolling portfolio, unlimited sidebars and unlimited colors.

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Minimal WordPress Tumblog Theme

Pocket is a fully responsive, minimal WordPress Tumblog theme. Includes fully scalable featured images and embedded video features.

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Fullscreen Slideshow for Featured Content

Immersion is an elegant WordPress theme equipped with a fullscreen slideshow for showcasing your best work. Includes many different post formats.

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Highly Customizable WordPress Theme

Avada is a fully responsive, clean, professional and highly customizable WordPress theme. It uses a well-organized, modern design.

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Responsive WordPress Charity Theme

Outreach a premium WordPress theme for charity websites. Includes an email capture plugin, events calendar and optional donations button.

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Responsive WordPress Business Theme

Nexus is a fully responsive WordPress business theme ideal for creating well-organized corporate websites.

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Clean WordPress Theme

Purity is a minimalist and very clean WordPress theme that doesn’t feel cluttered or busy. The theme is simplistic and makes your content truly stand out.

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High-resolution screens will soon become a standard. Apple accustomed us to a sleek and clear picture. Those who tried it were all impressed by the quality of Retina graphics. I'm sure that WordPress theme developers won't ignore this rapid change, so more and more Retina-ready WordPress themes will be released. Stay tuned, I'll keep this post updated.


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, at 13 May 13

superb collection, simply as we never have seen before in one place. thanks for sharing

, at 15 Jul 14

These themes aren't even retina ready, so why say that in the article title? Doesn't retina ready mean they have the option to upload images at double resolution so they display in high quality on retina displays? I looked at a few of these themes and none of them had this capability.

, at 09 Jun 15

Derek, I'm pretty sure that the themes you are talking about does not put any restrictions on the resolution of the images you need to upload. It means that all you have to do is to select a decent size img so that it could be displayed at double resolution on Retina screens.

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