50 Free Minimalist WordPress Themes

Sometimes you don’t need bells and whistles or all the colours of a rainbow. There are many beautiful minimalist themes for WordPress which are perfect for projects which need simplicity.

Minimalist themes are also a great starting point for customising a theme to suit your own requirements.

Today I will be showcasing some of the best free minimilist WordPress themes available to you.

50 Great Free Minimalist WordPress Themes

1. Minimalist

Minimilist WordPress Theme

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2. StructureTheme

Structure Theme for WordPress

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3. WPCandy v1

WPCandy v1 WordPress Theme

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4. TextBack

TextBack WordPress Theme

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5. Upstart Blogger Modicus

Upstart Blogger Modicus WordPress Theme

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6. Simple Type

Simple Type WordPress Theme

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7. The Journalist

The Journalist WordPress Theme

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8. Manifest

Manifest WordPress Theme

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9. Clean Home

Clean Home WordPress Theme

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10. Carrington Text

Carrington Text WordPress Theme

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11. Minimal Guy

Minimal Guy WordPress Theme

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12. OmegaX

OmegaX WordPress Theme

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13. Satori

Satori WordPress Theme

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14. Thematic

Thematic WordPress Framework

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15. Oulipo

Oulipo WordPress Theme

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16. Aligned

Aligned WordPress Theme

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17. Hybrid

Hybrid WordPress Framework

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18. The Essayist

The Essayist WordPress Theme

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19. Minimal Xpert

Minimal Xpert WordPress Theme

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20. Cardeo Minimal

Cardeo Minimal WordPress Theme

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21. Plain TXT

Sandbox WordPress Theme

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22. Modern Clix

Modern Clix WordPress Theme

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23. PinknPurple

PinknPurple WordPress Theme

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24. Aqualine

Aqualine WordPress Theme

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25. The Daily Dash

The Daily Dash WordPress Theme

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26. Pristine

Pristine WordPress Theme

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27. Nameless

Nameless WordPress Theme

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28. Basal

Basal WordPress Theme

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29. Clean Minimal

Clean Minimal WordPress Theme

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30. Nothing Much

Nothing Much WordPress Theme

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31. No Frills

No Frills WordPress Theme

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32. Emptiness

Emptiness WordPress Theme

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33. Wu Wei

Wu Wei WordPress Theme

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34. Ministry Free

Ministry Free WordPress Theme

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35. Apricot

Apricot WordPress Theme

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36. Mini Blog

Mini Blog WordPress Theme

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37. Magatheme

Magatheme WordPress Theme

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38. Darwin

Darwin WordPress Theme

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39. Minimalistic

Minimilistic WordPress Theme

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40. Simplr

Simplr WordPress Theme

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41. Minimahl

Minimahl WordPress Theme

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42. aav1

Aav1 WordPress Theme

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43. Dojo

Dojo WordPress Theme

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44. DePo Square

Depo Square WordPress Theme

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45. Infimum

Infimum WordPress Theme

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46. Old Popular Yolk

Old Popular Yolk WordPress Theme

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47. Crispp

Crispp WordPress Theme

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48. Minimalism

Minimalism WordPress Theme

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49. Minimal

Minimal WordPress Theme

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50. Karappo Style

Karappo Style WordPress Theme

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Showing 15 Comments

  • AJ

    Wow this post must have taken you forever to write. A list of 50 Free Themes…what else could anyone expect. Thanks so much for sharing and including minimal xpert. Looking forward to another 50 Blank WordPress themes!

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  • Kevin (Admin)

    You’re welcome. Xpert is definitely one of the better looking minimalist themes available :)

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  • Basic Maths is not free, it’s a premium theme …

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  • Kevin (Admin)

    Thanks Peter. Not sure how that slipped through.

    It was a nice theme but I’ve replaced it in the list so that all the themes remain free :)

    Kevin

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  • Basic Maths is released under the GNU GPL, which means that while the author charges for it, there are no restrictions on redistribution. In other words, you can (and should) safely put it back in the list.

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  • Kevin (Admin)

    Yeah but this is a list of free themes not GPL themes.

    GPL doesn’t mean you can just give away a premium theme for free to others.

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  • Actually, it does mean you can give it away if said premium theme is licensed under the GNU GPL. That said, it is your choice whether or not you would like to redistribute it. You could even charge a fee yourself, if you were so inclined. The GPL is very permissive with respect to redistribution.

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  • Kevin (Admin)

    I’m still not 100% sure on this.

    There is a discussion about this in my Chris Pearson VS Matt Mullenweg article. I always thought that code was covered by the GPL but styling (css/images etc) was not.

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  • Thanks, currently I use WPsimpy theme ( http://www.smartin.in/fast-loading-wordpress-theme-wpsimpy/ ) which is also a minimalist WordPress theme.

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  • Kevin (Admin)

    Looks like a good theme.

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  • I like Clean Minimal, is pretty nice.

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  • I do like Carrington Text. Iâ€â„¢m looking for something like this for my blog

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  • Thanks for the great post. I will definitely be using some of these themes in upcoming projects.

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  • Great post! This is a really helpful list for people who are in the process of redesigning their WordPress sites.]

    Another great minimalist theme for the list is Space. It does a good job of removing both unnecessary design elements and WordPress features, leaving users with clear and easy to read comment.

    You can see Space in action here:

    http://www.getspace.org/

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  • Thank you! very good compilation!!

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