Minimatica — A Free PhotoBlogging WordPress Theme

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Minimatica is a modern minimalist free theme created by Daniel of OneDesigns. It features an image slider by default on the front page itself, thereby making it suited for photo blogging and online portfolios. It also has an optional blog view, which you can bring to the fore using Theme Options page, if you so desire. But all in all, Minimatica is foremost a photobloggers’ theme. Before we forget, it is licenced under GPL.


Minimatica has two view modes: a Gallery View that displays the images (in a very beautiful manner, I must add), and a classical Blog view that shows posts. You can set which view is shown when viewer selects components such as tags, categories, etc. Also, if you so desire, you can set Gallery as the overall default view, and specify one particular category (say, ‘Articles’) as Blog.

Minimatica Theme Default Layout
Minimatica Theme Default Layout

Major Features:

Apart from two separate views, Minimatica also has support for post thumbnails, post formats, etc. Post thumbnails can be attached to both simple blog posts or even in Gallery view. Gallery posts can also have a lightbox for full screen preview, if needed.

In addition, Minimatica offers native support for HTML5 Audio and Video playback. If, however, the user’s browser does not yet support HTML5, the theme also has a fall back mechanism for Flash Player. Posts categorized as ‘Asides’ can also be displayed in a widget in the sidebar.

Minimatica Theme Options Page
Minimatica Theme Options Page


Minimatica is indeed a great theme for photo blogs, online portfolios, travel blogs and podcasts. Its clean and minimal design along with eye-candy effects add to its curriculum vitae. If you own a photo blog or share images, audio and other media on your blog, you should definitely give Minimatica a try. Rest assured, you will not be disappointed!

Theme Links:

Demo (

Download 1 ( |  Download 2 (Theme Author’s Page)

Theme Website

Theme SVN

Comments (10)

  • Comment by AbstractGraphix

    I hope this posts helps someone, because it took me hours of trial and error to figure this conundrum out.  So add images to the home page in sliding gallery for Minimatica follow these instructions and you should be fine.
    1. got to posts on your dash board. (note: each post is a home image slide)
    2.edit post
    3.scroll down to the feature image link and click “set featured image” the media library tab
    5. select the image to show
    **now here’s where it gets kinda tricky**
    6.instead of selecting insert into post…select USE AS FEATURE IMAGE
    7. your done!!!!
    Seems simple now but it wasn’t at first.
    DONT’ JUDGE ME :-)

  • Comment by Legato

    Definetly the photo thing is desperately not working… also thinking of changing theme!!! Help!!!

  • Comment by yoursurprise-bellatio-2

    Hi there, i read your blog occasionally and i own a similar one and i was just curious if you get a lot of spam comments? If so how do you prevent it, any plugin or anything you can suggest? I get so much lately it’s driving me mad so any support is very much appreciated.

  • Comment by Hitesh

    For the images you want to be part of slider, here is what you have to do;
    Go to the posts – select “set featured image” and when you upload/associate the featured image to the post, the slider will show those images.

  • Comment by kent

    +1 – Me too. Anyone figure out to have the images appear on the hm scree? I’m thinking of just switching themes.

  • Comment by Donal


    I see that you managed to get photos to display in gallery mode on your home page. How did you get it working?

  • Comment by LEYRE

    hi, the same to me, I have uploaded the theme and I dont know how put photos in the home page. In theme options I have put in home page view: gallery and I have insert a post with a photo but it does not appears on the home. Should I activate any option?Why the photo does not appear automatically on the home?

  • Comment by Dino

    yes, same to me, the picture didnt seems to appear in a gallery. what are the technical reason and what shld we do?.

  • Comment by Aris

    yup, here too.. try to use other photo flash to replace it’s presets

  • Comment by Choo Meng Foo
    Choo Meng Foo

    Hi, I like the Minimatica, installed and find a problem. My photos do not display in the Home page in Gallery mode. All my files are jpeg. I had tried many things and don’t seems to find the problems. Please help. My site is

    I am view with both Safari and Firefox on the Macbookair.