12 Awesome WordPress Bootstrap Themes for 2016

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Bootstrap is a popular, front-end framework initially created by the guys at Twitter. It’s responsive grid system, tabs, menus and many other features make it a popular choice for WordPress theme developers.

We’ve rounded up 12 of the best WordPress Bootstrap themes for 2016. All of these themes have been updated recently, as of late 2015, and represent some of the best quality Bootstrap themes on the market.

We’ve included both free & premium themes in this list. Many of the best will be premium themes, but none will cost you more than $65. Once you see all the features they include, you’ll agree that they’re well worth it.

Since Bootstrap 4 is still in beta, all themes run on Bootstrap 3. In addition, all of the following Bootstrap themes are compatible with the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari & Internet Explorer.

Best WordPress Bootstrap Themes for 2016

Zerif Lite (FREE)

Not including the default WordPress themes developed by Automattic, Zerif Lite is among the top 5 most popular WordPress themes in the theme repository (with over 80,000 active installs as of Jan 2016). There’s been an increase in one-page websites in the past year or two. Along with the concept of “above the fold,” the fear of vertical scrolling is a thing of the past. We’re also seeing a rise in websites created for one specific product, or small niche. This makes Zerif Lite—one of ThemeIsle’s best one-page, responsive WordPress Bootstrap themes—the perfect fit.

Zerif Lite Free WordPress Bootstrap Theme

Zerif Lite Theme Features

  • Alternate Designs: 5 child themes are included, free of charge
  • Social Media Support: Includes Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Behance, Dribble
  • Footer: Update icons for email, phone & address
  • Layout: 100% Responsive; Bootstrap 3; smooth scroll (optional); parallax effect (optional)
  • WordPress Customizer: The entire layout is controlled with the Customizer. Live preview your changes.
  • Navigation: Supports 1 primary menu
  • Plugin Support: Pirate Forms
  • Colors: Limited options. More colors available in the pro version (see below)
  • Widgets: 3 footer area widgets
  • Other Features: Built-in contact form, feature list with icons, list team members with links to social media, custom-styled testimonials section, custom background image

Demo & Download

Zerif Pro

Zerif Pro is a premium, more featured-packed version of the Zerif Lite WordPress theme. Zerif Pro comes with everything Zerif Lite has, but includes tons of premium features that help you take your WordPress website to the next level. It’s built by the guys at ThemeIsle, who sell over 30 WordPress themes as part of their Pirate Club. This theme will run you a little more than many of its predecessors on this list, but you’re getting 30+ additional themes along with it. And the features in Zerif Pro are pretty impressive, as well. (see below for list of features)

Zerif Pro WordPress Bootstrap Themes

Zerif Pro Features

  • All the features of Zerif Lite, including Bootstrap, plus…
  • WooCommerce Support: Fully compatible with WooCommerce, tangible & digital products
  • Full parallax support: Add a parallax effect to any section
  • Slider: Modern image slider
  • Unlimited Colors: Customize the theme to match your brand
  • Google Maps: Put your business on the map, and make it easy for customers to find you
  • Support: A professional team to answer your questions & help with theme setup

Demo & Download

Parallax One (FREE)

Parallax One is another one of ThemeIsle’s beautiful WordPress Bootstrap themes, and it’s free. Add an eye-catching photo to the homepage, and make use of a simple call-to-action button. This is one of the most clean WordPress themes I’ve come across in a while. Parallax One allows you to add multiple sections to your homepage (about, services, team, contact), as well as setup additional WordPress pages. For additional features, you can also upgrade to Parallax One Plus.

Parallax One Page WordPress Theme

Parallax One Theme Features

  • Layout: 100% Responsive; Bootstrap 3; parallax effect (optional)
  • WordPress Customizer: Live preview your changes
  • Custom Background: Upload your own background image
  • Custom Header: Add your logo to the header
  • Header/Navigation: Show/Hide the header navigation on scroll
  • Colors: In the free version, you can only change colors of basic text & headlines
  • Latest News: A scrollable latest news area on the homepage, that grabs latest posts from your blog
  • Social Icons: In the footer
  • Navigation/Menus: 2 menu locations (header & footer)
  • Plugin Support: Pirate Forms
  • Colors: Limited options. More colors available in the pro version
  • Widgets: 4 footer area widgets

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Simple | One Page WordPress Bootstrap Theme

This Bootstrap theme is great for one-page websites & landing pages. While it only sports a single page, it does not lack in features. Spend a few minutes setting it up, and you’ll have a fully functional, beautiful Bootstrap theme for your WordPress website or landing page.

Simple One-Page WordPress Bootstrap Themes

Theme Features

  • Layout: Responsive; Visual Composer Layout Builder
  • Icons: Entypo, Font Awesome & Glyphicons included
  • Fonts: Google Fonts integration
  • Widgets: A plethora of custom widgets
  • Background: Custom colors, images & background video
  • Header: Multiple options, including a fixed header
  • Other Features: Add CSS animations & parallax effect to any element; image slider; social media icons; contact form; rotating quotes, card-based design for portfolio sites

Demo & Download

Karma – Responsive WordPress Bootstrap Theme

Karma is a responsive WordPress theme built on the Bootstrap framework. It also comes packaged with the Visual Composer layout builder, as well as full WooCommerce support for ecommerce websites. This is one of the best WordPress Bootstrap themes on the market right now. It has been downloaded more than 27,000 times and has a great rating from its customers on Themeforest. They even have a set of training videos to help you get started.

Karma Responsive WordPress Bootstrap Theme

Karma Theme Features

  • Layout: Responsive; Visual Composer Layout Builder
  • Sliders: 3 different slider plugins, including Revolution Slider & LayerSlider
  • Icons: 470 vector icons to choose from
  • Forms: Custom form builder; support for Gravity Forms & Contact Form 7
  • E-commerce: WooCommerce support
  • Accessibility: ARIA roles
  • Widgets/Sidebar: A plethora of custom widgets, and support for unlimited sidebar regions
  • Header/Footer/Background: Tons of options for adding your logo, custom colors & layouts
  • Other Features: Add CSS animations to any element, social media icons, and tons more

Demo & Download

KALLYAS – Responsive WordPress Bootstrap Theme

KALLYAS is a multi-purpose, responsive Bootstrap theme with a ton of features. One of the most unique features is its front-end editor, allowing you to customize your site without the need for the WordPress admin area. It also supports WooCommerce & BuddyPress. With unlimited colors & tons of layout options, the KALLYAS theme is a force to be reckoned with. It has been downloaded more than 15,000 times and has a great rating from its customers on Themeforest.

KALLYAS Multi-Purpose WordPress Theme

KALLYAS Theme Features

  • Layout: Responsive; LIVE Page Builder (front-end editor)
  • Sliders: Uses Revolution Slider to create a bunch of slider & “hero scenes” to choose from
  • Email Newsletter: Integrates with MailChimp
  • Blog/Portfolio/Custom Layouts: Tons of options
  • Header: Lots of cool header layouts & animations
  • Icons: Glyphicons & social media icons, plus add your own
  • Forms: Custom form builder
  • E-commerce: WooCommerce support
  • Other Features: Photo galleries, pricing tables, and more.

Demo & Download

Legenda – Multi-Purpose WordPress Theme

Legenda is one of the great multi-purpose, responsive WordPress Bootstrap themes available at Themeforest. It’s fully compatible with WooCommerce, and comes pre-installed with a dozen homepage styles for whatever type of ecommerce store you run. Setup Legenda as a classic blog theme or for your business. Run an ecommerce store? Pre-built options for selling candy, underwear, automative supplies, watches, gym memberships & more.

Legenda WordPress Bootstrap Theme

 

Legenda Features

  • Layout: Responsive; uses Visual Composer plugin
  • Homepage: 12 options to choose from, or customize it to make it your own
  • Blog/Portfolio/Custom Layouts: Tons of options
  • Translatable: 100% compatible with the WPML plugin
  • E-commerce: WooCommerce support (what is WooCommerce?)
  • Other Features: Portfolio layouts for photographers, pricing tables, animations, video backgrounds and more

Demo & Download

Alyeska – Responsive WordPress Theme

Alyeska is a high-quality WordPress Bootstrap theme built by the talented developers at ThemeBlvd (made in the USA). The Alyeska theme has a very respectable 4.7 out of 5.0 rating on Themeforest. Along with an impressive list of features, they also offer thorough video documentation on creating child themes to further implement theme customizations.

Alyeska WordPress Bootstrap Theme

Alyeska Theme Features

  • Layout: 100% Responsive; uses it’s own Layout Builder Plugin
  • Homepage: Choose from boxed or stretched, and more than 10 color options
  • Blog/Portfolio/Custom Layouts: Easily switch between list & grid layouts
  • Shortcodes: Tons of shortcodes included
  • Widgets: Includes a widget pack, as well as Twitter API integration
  • Translatable: Works with the WPML plugin
  • BONUS: 225 free background images & textures included with the theme
  • Other Features: Utilizes the WordPress Customizer for theme options, custom sliders, a responsive lightbox, and Font Awesome icons

Demo & Download

Polygon – A Powerful WordPress Bootstrap Theme

Polygon is a powerful Bootstrap theme that does not disappoint. They’ve included tons of different layouts for just about any type of content you can imagine: blog layouts, portfolio grids, 12 header styles, 8 footer styles. It comes bundled with some of the most popular Codecanyon plugins (Slider Revolution, Visual Composer, and more). Add both translation & WooCommerce support, and you’ve got yourself one powerful WordPress Bootstrap theme.

Polygon Powerful WordPress Bootstrap Theme

Polygon Theme Features

  • Layout: 100% Responsive; retina ready
  • Homepage: Choose from tons of pre-made options (corporate, portolio, ecommerce, etc.)
  • Colors: Unlimited
  • Pages: 404 error page, coming soon, and more custom pages
  • Post Formats: supports 4 types: Image, Video, Gallery, Normal
  • Custom Layouts: Grids, lists, multiple column layouts, all using Visual Composer
  • Translatable: Works with the Loco Translate plugin
  • Ecommerce: WooCommerce compatible
  • Other Features: Mailchimp integration, widget-logic, 20+ shortcodes

Demo & Download

Sparkling (FREE)

While some of the WordPress Bootstrap themes on this list will cost you a few bucks, Sparkling is probably the most well-rounded, high-quality theme available for free. Sparkling is designed by Aigars Silkalns over at colorlib, and they even offer free support on their forum. The theme loads fast & supports many of the most popular WordPress plugins. The code is well-written & heavily documented. You really can’t go wrong with Sparkling for just about any type of website (business, blog, ecommerce or otherwise).

Sparkling Free WordPress Bootstrap Theme

Sparkling Theme Features

  • Layout: 100% Responsive; retina ready; Bootstrap 3
  • Navigation: Supports a sticky/fixed menu
  • Colors: Unlimited options
  • Icons: Uses Font Awesome (over 600 icons)
  • Plugin Support: WordPress SEO, Contact Form 7, Jetpack, Easy Bootstrap Shortcodes & more
  • Widgets: 7 total widgetized areas: right sidebar, 3 footer widget areas, 3 homepage widget areas
  • Translatable: Translated in 20+ languages using the WPML plugin
  • Ecommerce: WooCommerce compatible
  • Other Features: Infinite scroll, social media icons, full-screen slider using FlexSlider, several improved and/or custom widgets, utilizes WordPress Customizer for theme options

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Bizwrap – Multi-Purpose Bootstrap Theme

Bizwrap is an inexpensive Bootstrap theme for WordPress websites that uses a flexible grid system & beautiful typography. It uses the latest version of Bootstrap 3, combined with FlexSlider (from WooThemes), the Ionic Icons Pack, fonts from Google Fonts, multiple layouts, pricing tables, CSS animations from animate.css, and more. Bizwrap is available for around $30 from WrapBootstrap, a marketplace focused on selling high-quality WordPress Bootstrap themes.

Bizwrap WordPress Bootstrap Themes

Bizwrap Theme Features

  • Layout: 100% Responsive; Bootstrap grid system
  • Blog Layouts: 9 layouts to choose from. 1, 2 & 3-column layouts, optional sidebars, image-only & full-width layout options
  • Portfolio Section: 6 layouts, multiple columns, category sorting
  • Fonts: Roboto & Playfair, both from Google Fonts
  • Contact Form 7 Support: Includes styles for the popular Contact Form 7 plugin
  • Slider: Includes FlexSlider from WooThemes
  • Icons: Over 700 icons from Ionicons, a premium icon font
  • Page Templates: About us/Team, services, pricing table, contact page, 404 page and more
  • Widgets: Up to 4 footer widgets, as well as sidebar widgets
  • Other Features: Animations from animate.css, Bootstrap dropdown menus, Google maps on contact page, a handful of custom shortcodes for buttons, maps, pricing tables, etc.

Demo & Download

ReTouch – WordPress Bootstrap Theme

ReTouch is one of the cheapest WordPress Bootstrap themes available on the WrapBootstrap marketplace, coming in at around $15. Don’t let its price tag fool you. The ReTouch theme has many great features, including styles for several plugins & popular widgets (Flickr Badges, Contact Form 7, Slider Revolution, Recent Tweets Widget). On top of that, it utilizes Google Fonts for typography, Font Awesome for over 500 icons, and uses the prettyPhoto lightbox plugin for beautiful image display.

ReTouch Theme - WordPress Bootstrap Themes from WrapBootstrap

ReTouch Theme Features

  • Layout: 100% Responsive theme layout with many options, including boxed & wide layouts, as well as FAQ, Team & sortable Portfolio pages
  • Colors: Unlimited color options, with 5 pre-defined color sets
  • Post Formats: Supports standard, quote, link, audio, video & gallery post formats
  • Portfolio: Sortable portfolio using the jQuery Isotope plugin
  • Fonts: Open Sans & Montserrat, from Google Fonts
  • Plugin Support: Contact Form 7, Revolution Slider, prettyPhoto javascript plugin, Flickr Badges Widget, Recent Tweets Widget
  • Slider: Uses the popular Revolution Slider
  • Icons: Over 500 icons from Font Awesome
  • Widgets: Standard sidebar widget area, as well as 4 footer widgets
  • Menus/Navigation: 1 main menu at top of page (supports dropdowns), 1 menu in footer
  • Other Features: Many sidebar customization options, as well as some shortcodes to use within posts

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I hope you enjoyed this roundup of some of the best WordPress Bootstrap themes for 2016. If there’s a theme you like that I missed, please share with me in the comments. I’m hoping to expand this list with even more Bootstrap themes in the coming months, especially once Bootstrap 4 is released :-)

2 Commentson "12 Awesome WordPress Bootstrap Themes for 2016"

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    Hello Dave,

    My name is Alexandra and i’m part of the ThemeIsle team and i would like to thank you for mentioning our products in your article. We are more than excited about this.

    I wish you a good and productive year.

    Best regards,
    Alexandra

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      You’re quite welcome, Alexandra. Thanks for building quality WordPress themes. Same to you for a wonderful 2016 :-)

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