10 Free Clean and Minimal WordPress Themes

By / Jul 9, 2010 / Freebies

WordPress has become one of the top choices for content management systems among website owners. This has happened for several reasons, but one is the readily available collection of themes that can transform the appearance and functionality of a site. There are all kinds of themes out there, but some of my favorites are the ones that take a minimalistic approach so the content can do the talking. If you’ve been on the lookout for some nice minimal WordPress themes, then you’re in luck. Here are 10 free ones that you should find useful.


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The Standard

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Lifestreaming White

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The Daily Grind

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Blue Bubble

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Minimal Press

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Clean Home

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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.

  • http://www.dynamicwp.net Eko Setiawan

    Blue Bubble and Foliogrid are nice theme.
    Thanks for share…

  • http://www.intenseblog.com Jennifer R

    It’s a small list but looks nice, clean theme maybe suitable for the magazine website than a personal web blog

  • http://www.jordanwalker.net Jordan Walker

    Really like the clean look, very appealing.

  • http://www.whataboutki.com Ki

    I love the minimal look. I personally use the Clean Home design for my blog but I have made a few changes by adding style switching so users can change from red on white to different colours, plus I added ajax powered collapsible comment sections on the main page. I think this adds to the minimal look by allowing users to read and post comments without having to go into individual post pages as well as leaving the main page uncluttered.

  • http://www.717studios.com DEKDaddy

    I’m partial to anything that looks like a newspaper. Foliogrid is quite good though.

  • http://awesomewallpapers.wordpress.com/ Ben

    These are a little to minimalistic for me:)

  • http://dinothemes.com WordPress Themes

    Nice list, I might just try Foliogrid in an upcoming project :)

  • http://graphicdesignjunction.com Graphic Design Junction

    Not new but quite good.. presentation…

    Thanks for sharing

  • http://www.torbalscales.com ddeja

    Some of them to simple for me. To much content at one can be deadly 😉


  • http://www.pixelboxdesign.co.uk/ Pixelbox Design

    Excellent Article, Added to favs, keep up the good work.

  • http://www.ps3-iso.com/ Evelina

    Hey. Thank you for this inspiration.

  • http://wordpress.themeshq.net/ Wordpress Themes

    Fantastic themes! The Standard has a great contrast between the black and the white.

  • http://www.techlook.co.cc techlook

    i like CLEAN HOME theme…. thanks..

  • http://sql-plsql.blogspot.com/ Sachin

    I was looking one like the Clear theme..its awesome..will use this for my new blog….thanks

  • http://www.101bestwordpressthemes.com Alex

    Great post. White space rules! I’ve written a similar post on my favourite clean and simple themes. Take a look if you get a chance. You can read it here.

  • http://www.gcreatives.com Trio

    thanks for share, very interest with BlueBubble theme.


    Bubble themes are good and professional thanx for the post.

  • sophia

    Mmmm…love the themes but was disappointed by how many weren’t “free”…

  • http://www.stefen.info Stefan

    Hello there,

    thanks for the great share, the Foliogrid theme, was exactly what I was looking for. thanks again and all the best from Bulgaria!

  • http://chaetakadai.com DRG

    Nice Collection..!