Complexity in design is not everyone’s cup of tea. Banners, sliders, and other design elements distract users from your work. Minimalistic, clean sites allow your content to shine without unnecessary details bogging it down. These kinds of themes are perfect for showcasing your work, without all that clutter.
And that’s why in this roundup, I’m showcasing 50 clean and minimalistic WordPress themes for use in blogging, as a portfolio, for a photography site, magazines, corporate sites and more, to fit any taste. Here you’ll find 30 free and 20 premium clean minimalistic themes. You can be sure that a site built using one of them will load fast and Google would love it!
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So, scroll down and enjoy the showcase.
Free WordPress Minimalistic Themes
1.Globaly by TemplateMonster
Globaly is a free responsive WordPress theme with dark yet clean minimalistic design.
2. Ares by FreeWPThemes
Ares is a corporate theme with a beautiful full-width slider on the homepage, a light airy look, and of course responsive design.
3. StanleyWP by gentsthemes
Stanley is a Twitter Bootstrap WordPress theme best for showcasing work portfolios.
4. Daily by Robert Brodziak
Daily is a minimal blogging or portfolio theme, depending on your needs.
5. Expositio by Wpshower
Expositio is a responsive portfolio theme made for designers and photographers with big clean layout.
6. Dazzling by FreeWPThemes
This elegant, clean theme is the perfect choice for blogs and magazines. The slider in the header can be used for featured posts.
7. Pure WordPress Theme by Webdesigner Depot
Pure is a quite simple, creative and playful theme for all creative needs. It’s a great solution for online portfolio.
8. Pho WordPress Theme by Slobodan Manic
Pho is a gallery-style minimalistic theme suitable for designers and photographers.
9. Cudazi Mono by Curt Ziegler
Cudazi is a fashionable clean WordPress theme with custom post types, widget areas and drag and drop menus for more flexibility.
10. Fukasawa by Anders Norén
Fukasawa is a minimal blogging theme for photographers and other creatives.
11. Lawyeria Lite by codeinwp
Lawyeria Lite is a clean, responsive, multi purpose WordPress theme perfectly suitable for lawyers and other corporate purposes.
12. Bravo by wpmultiverse
This theme was created for business blogging. It has a light, clean design to make sure you look professional and elegant.
13. Swell Lite by David Morgan
Swell Lite was created for bloggers and it has an extremely minimalistic design. The theme features full width custom header photo, and an option to add your own logo on it.
14. PlumBelt Lite by codeinwp
This theme was made for plumbers, according to its name. In any case, it could be used for any other small business, craft, teaching, and others. It features a responsive layout, featured image and sticky posts.
15. Sydney by FreeWPThemes
Sydney is a great business theme which can be used by both businessmen and freelancers. It provides a lot of customization possibilities to add your personal touch.
16. Whimsy Framework by Natasha K. Cross
Whimsy Framework is a parent theme for WordPress that has everything a normal theme has to offer. It has custom widgets and responsive customizable design which work great for business needs.
17. Torch by MageeWP
Torch is a business theme with 100% responsive design. You can change the color scheme in just single click. Also, it’s SEO-friendly and well-coded.
18. Enlightenment by One Designs
Enlightenment is one more multi purpose theme in this collection. It features a huge number of features, such as custom logo, menu icons and descriptions, custom layouts, portfolio, image lightbox and infinite scroll.
19. IH Photographer by Rohit Tripathi
This theme was created with a purpose for portfolio in mind.
20. TA Portfolio by ThemeArt
TA portfolio is a one-page WordPress theme with minimalistic clean design. Perfect as portfolio sites for designers, freelancers and other small businesses.
21. Codium Now by henri
Codium Now is a WordPress theme featuring Pinterest-like design. You can easily add header to this theme, change the colors and background, add various widgets to enhance the features.
22. CORDILLERA by MageeWP
This minimalistic theme with flat design suits any kind of business purposes. It’s responsive and fully customizable.
23. Tesla by FreeWPThemes
Tesla is a simple yet elegant theme for bloggers with a portfolio section. It can be used for any creative purposes. It features a small slider in header, and nice thumbnails to showcase your work in portfolio section.
24. Zerif Lite by codeinwp
Zerif Lite is a responsive flat one page theme excellent or creative agencies, freelancers, and business portfolios. It’s a Retina-ready and SEO-friendly e-Commerce theme.
25. Asteria Lite by towfiqi
You may build any type of website on the base of this theme: business, blog, or portfolio. It has three page templates, responsive design, and many other useful features.
26. White Paper by JustPX
White Paper is a clean laconic theme for bloggers.
27. Sensible by FreeWPThemes
Sensible is a WordPress theme “for almost anything.” And that’s true. Its modern, clean look makes it suitable for any type of sensible business.
28. Keratin by themecot
Keratin is a masonry grid-based theme with clean light style. It’s suitable for blogs, magazines, and newspapers.
29. The Thinker Lite by Anariel Design
The Thinker Lite is a WordPress theme made for bloggers. It has a clean minimalistic design focusing on content.
30. Aileron by themecot
Alieron has clean design and modern look suitable for creative bloggers.
31. DW Jason by Design Wall
DW Jason is an elegant WordPress theme which can be used to create your own portfolio or resume online. It’s fully responsive and retina ready to fit in any screen resolution. [$49]
32. Trail by Theme Trust
This is an awesome portfolio theme with a focus on huge images and typography. [$59]
33. Pure by Theme Trust
Pure theme is up to its name. It’s a super minimalistic and a clean theme for bloggers. [$59]
34. Milo by Minimal
This delightful, clean feature-rich theme is an excellent choice for portfolio of any type. Moreover, it’s WooCommerce ready and mobile-friendly. [$99]
35. 7th floor by Theme Fashion
7th Floor is a modern-looking nice WordPress theme for blogging. You can change fonts, sizes, and colors with ease. [$35]
36. Hero WordPress Theme by Theme Trust
Big slider and thumbnails showcasing images is all you’ll find in this theme. [$59]
#37 Flat WordPress Theme by themify.me.
Flat WP theme is all about… flat. This theme is minimalistic, despite the range of color it uses. See for yourself. [$49]
38. Chic & Modern by Theme Fashion
Chic & Modern is a luxury blogging theme for fashionistas. It’s fully customizable to fit in your needs. [$30]
39. Infinity by Theme Trust.
If you’re looking for really clean portfolio theme – you found it! Infinity features project filtering and infinite scrolling for blog posts. [$59]
40. Mex by cththemes
Mex is a simple and elegant WordPress theme for business with full-size image header. [$43]
41. Nudge by wearesupa
Nudge is a brand new theme created in 2015. It is fully responsive parallax scrolling theme for any business or creative purposes. Colors, fonts, images and any other website elements can be customized. [$58]
42. Gear by Theme Trust
Gear is a new sleek clean theme for online store. It can be used for a store of any kind starting with candies to clothing. [$59]
43. Bokeh by ImanGM
Boken is a fantastiс unusual theme for blogging and business. It has unique page navigation that will help your site stand out from the crowd. [$43]
44. Bloc by Alley-Cat
Bloc is a responsive, clean and minimal theme with multiple post types, beautiful icon sets and a page builder. The theme portfolio features make it possible to display any work of creative professionals. [$48]
45. Accessories by aztheme
The theme pack includes unlimited color skins, a revolution slider, mega menu, visual composer, contact forms support, multiple blog formats, 600+ Google Web fonts, and quick product view. [$58]
46. Superba by THBThemes
This theme was originally designed for photographers. This theme is WooCommerce compatible. Moreover, it has 2 blog layouts, 3 different portfolio layouts, a portfolio filter, unlimited sidebars and a child theme version. [$58]
47. Milk by Pryanikov
Milk is a clean Pinterest style theme which suits to photographers, designers, and any other creatives that need to showcase their projects online. You can play around with various hovers, color palettes, and fonts. [$43]
48. Peliegro by Peenapo
Peliegro is a modern, clean blogging theme that will help your content stand out! It can be used for personal blogs, newspapers, magazines, or even portfolios. [$43]
49. VAN – Minimalist Agency by Theme-Studio
This light, clean theme is the best for those who want to create a portfolio with WooCommerce options. Responsive design makes it looks beautiful on any screen resolution. [$58]
50. Expressivo by Knacc
This fully responsive clean theme for blogging will make your content shine. It features a clean style and tiny details, like blue icons and elegant logo that make all the difference. [$48]