If you think that rich graphics would forever be enjoyed by the mass, well then that’s where you’re wrong my friend. As a matter of fact, many people have taken a liking to WordPress themes that have minimal designs because of the way it gives the readers’ attention where it matters the most: your work. No clutter or rich graphics will ever provide you with that.

On that note, we have collected for you 10 minimal WordPress themes to help you get started. The best part about this is that they’re free, so basically you have nothing to lose (except time and effort, maybe). There’s no harm in trying something new, right? Maybe this will even lead you to discover the specific features you want in a WordPress theme, so why not give it a try?


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Hatch is a minimal photography and portfolio WordPress theme. Its responsive layout gives you an edge over the other WP themes because it makes your website auto-resize according to the gadget your viewer uses. This theme was built to make use of the core WordPress functions in addition its features.


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Show off your photos with a clean portfolio which can be provided by Photum, a responsive portfolio WordPress theme built with HTML5. Use the custom post type for the portfolio to your advantage so you can hanve a separate blog and portfolio. The developers made sure that the resulting layout would be neutral and clean so that only your work stands out in your website.


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Stumblr was inspired from a social networking site called Tumblr, hence the wittily crafted name. It is a free WordPress theme that’s ideal for microblogging photos and videos. Some of the features that it comes with are the simple options panel, logo upload option, featured images, optimized for video, and so many more. Create a Tumblr-like website now with Stumblr.


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If you’ve been given the chance to create a business or personal website for free, then I don’t see any harm in trying it out, right? More so if there are additional features included that are usually paired with a price tag. Responsive — obviously a responsive WordPress theme — comes with features like being retina-ready, WooCommerce and Jigoshop compatible. Now you can use this WordPress theme that can be used for multiple functions for free, only with Responsive.



Ideal for graphic designers and photographers, Gridly is a free and responsive WordPress theme jam packed with features you wouldn’t believe are free. It comes with a simple options panel that lets you customize your website, allows you to feature images and upload your own logo, choose from 2 color schemes, and so many more. It wouldn’t hurt you to try a free WordPress theme like Gridly, right?



Set up your very own business and/or portfolio website now for free with Proyecto. It comes with features that are required for creating such websites like a custom homepage with an image slider, highlights and latest portfolio items. You can have as many portfolio items and categories as you want. You can even make a blog out of it because Proyecto also comes with a full blog section! You can use it together with your site or make the blog page the homepage and run a blog using the theme.



Do you like showcasing your posts in grids? This might be your lucky day because Pronto can do this for you! Pronto is a neat and minimalistic jQuery Masonry WordPress theme that will fit your needs. Included with the theme are the custom logo upload field, Symple Shortcodes, threaded comments, and so many more sweet features. This is definitely a freat choice if you want to create your very own personal or professional blog. Waste no time and make the most out of what you can with Pronto.



It’s ironic how the resulting layout of Sundance was minimalistic considering how much attention the developers made to the details of this theme. Sundance is a video theme with a minimalistic design, a good move to make sure that your videos are almost everything your viewers see on your website. In the home page you can see that this theme offers a featured video carousel.



Are you a frustrated tutor because you can’t find an outlet to put your tutorials in? Worry no more! Euclides is a WordPress theme built to give you this exact functionality. It will display meta info about your tutorials, has syntax highlighting support, and so many more. You can even turn it into a normal blog if you want to.



Now you don’t have to worry about how your website looks on a visitors’ gadget because now with Origin, that problem’s solved. The responsive layout isn’t the only feature that the developers of Origin are proud of. Others are being built on the Hybrid Core framework, theme settings, advanced widgets, custom backgrounds and so many more.

About the author

Carmel is a web developer and designer who also works part-time as a freelance writer. Despite her busy schedule, she makes it a point to share her knowledge about web design and development through her articles on blogs.


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