10 Best Free Minimal WordPress Themes

By / Apr 9, 2010 / Freebies
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Sometimes a lot of color, textures, and design elements can make a web design jump off the screen, but there are times when a minimal style is more appropriate for the content and it’s audience. A clean and minimal design gets out of the way and lets the content do the talking, and it’s a great way to give your site an elegant and sophisticated feel.

If your getting ready to launch a WordPress site and you’re thinking about going minimal, here are our picks for the 10 best free minimal WordPress themes.

Modern Clix

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Manifest

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Work-a-holic

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The Seven Five

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Fifty Fifth Street

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Neutra

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Structure

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Satoshi

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Ulap

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f8 lite

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About the Author

Henry Jones is a web developer, designer, and entrepreneur with over 14 years of experience. He is the founder of WDL and ThemeTrust.

36 Comments

  1. Suhail S
    April 9, 2010

    I think this is worth a look in minimal aswell.
    http://www.suhails.com/wpthemes/?themedemo=suhails_gecko

    Its a nice theme I did

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  2. Martin Risseeuw
    April 9, 2010

    Great websites, I think Satoshi and Structure are very nice.

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  3. Manuel
    April 9, 2010

    Great List, thanks for sharing it. satoshi Theme is my favorite :-)

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  4. Web Risorsa
    April 9, 2010

    Nice collection, in this i have seen some of them…

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  5. Luglio7
    April 9, 2010

    what about saganowsky ?

    http://themeforest.net/item/saganowsky/83281

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  6. Mariken
    April 9, 2010

    Great list!
    I did a check myself last week.
    My top 3 was:
    Oulipo
    Simplicity
    F8 Lite

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  7. Jordan Walker
    April 9, 2010

    I love minimalism – the focus is on the content.

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  8. JuliannTrott
    April 9, 2010

    I do like Modern Clix. I’m looking for something like this for my blog

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  9. Yannick
    April 9, 2010

    Fan of the Satoshi-design

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  10. JSEL
    April 9, 2010

    For more minimalist style themes, Link

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  11. Martin
    April 9, 2010

    I strongly encourage you to try the 75 theme it is great, see it in action at our blog: http://blog.favit.com/en

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  12. Peter Chon
    April 9, 2010

    I gotta say – my favorite (and i use) is the 55th street.

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  13. Lena Tailor
    April 9, 2010

    Manifest is Very Minimal……

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  14. inspirationfeed
    April 9, 2010

    Awesome post, i really like Satoshi the most

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  15. Ben Teoh
    April 9, 2010

    I’m really enjoying playing with Thematic. Out-of-the-box, it’s really clean and simple with plenty of options for widgets.

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  16. Greg Babula
    April 9, 2010

    Love it, thanks!

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  17. ebta
    April 9, 2010

    Thank you,I like clean, minimalism and fast

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  18. denbagus
    April 9, 2010

    nice information and very useful for me.. thank you

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  19. Manuel Y.
    April 10, 2010

    the list is good…I wish it’d get maximized ;)

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  20. lava360blog
    April 11, 2010

    simple and stunning wp themes. thanks for share

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  21. lono
    April 12, 2010

    lovely collection of simple themes!

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  22. Karim
    April 12, 2010

    Maybe it not free… but this is an amazing WordPress template!

    It’s fully powered with Ajax… Awesome for for a minimalist Portfolio

    http://bit.ly/9JRcbH

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  23. Üzeyir ÖZKOL
    April 13, 2010

    All beatiful wordpress Theme,
    Thank you!

    Reply
  24. luc
    May 20, 2010

    free n very nice

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  25. Mark Regan
    July 28, 2010

    Great post. 3 of my favourite minimal wordpress themes are reviewed on ThinkVein: http://www.thinkvein.com/2010/07/28/minimal-wordpress-themes-my-top-3/

    2 themes not listed above.

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  26. Michael Garmahis
    August 10, 2010

    If you have some bucks to spend, I highly recommend to buy one of the premium themes. They are much more powerful, flexible and have great support to answer your questions. Check out my review Top premium WordPress themes

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  27. Ulla
    August 13, 2010

    Nice and clean templates. Thanks for sharing this collection.

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  28. David
    August 14, 2010

    Nice list! I’m the designer of the Structure Theme, so thanks for including it! You can check out more like it at our site http://www.organicthemes.com.

    Wanted to let you know about another great free WordPress 3.0 blog theme I recently created, the Blissful Blog. It features a modern, simplistic design for the wedding industry, http://www.blissfulblog.com.

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  29. laiptu
    August 18, 2010

    Cool themes! I’m going to test some of them on my wordpress blog.

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  30. ChimChim
    August 24, 2010

    A note of caution: some of these themes are children of parent frameworks which require paid subscriptions to install. They won’t run without the parent, so technically, they aren’t free. (Kind of a bait and switch, but a small quibble).

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  31. Nik
    December 16, 2010

    Nice themes, I like minimal.

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  32. Dessign
    April 15, 2011

    Beautiful wordpress themes,I love minimal themes, and minimalistic style.
    Marios

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  33. Ajay
    May 18, 2011

    Structure theme looks cool, I’ll give it a try.

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  34. Gustav
    July 10, 2011

    Very nice themes.

    Feel free to check out my new minimalistic one-column theme, Flyweight WordPress Theme: http://www.gustavlarsson.org/flyweight-wordpress-theme/

    Hope you like it.

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  35. Julie
    May 4, 2012

    Minimal themes can be troublesome if you don’t know how to combine them with the proper content. Content has to stand out no matter what – that’s the point of online marketing, at least. So if you don’t have a great content, you need to highlight it by catchy an a little more complex designs. If your content is high-quality, is best to pick a minimal theme.In both cases, I prefer do make my own themes, in Lubith, because in this way I can customize them in many different ways and obtain various themes even if I use the same minimal layout.

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  36. Vanisha Kaur
    April 20, 2013

    Great List And Cool Effort :)

    Reply

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