7 High Quality (And Free) Minimalist Themes For Your WordPress Site
Minimalist web design has surged in popularity over the last several years, and nowhere more so than in the WordPress community.
More and more WordPress bloggers are embracing the philosophy that less is more. That every piece of visual clutter on your site serves as a distraction from what really matters: your content.
A free and clean WordPress theme is also a good choice if you want to try your hand at some tweaking and customization. A clean, simple theme layout can serve as a kind of ‘blank canvas’ for the aspiring WordPress designer.
So for all you WordPressers who are keen to de-clutter, scale down and simplify your site, we’ve rounded up a collection of 7 sexy minimalist themes that are available free of charge.
Not all of these themes are available in the WordPress Free Theme Directory. But rest assured that we’ve tested all of them on WordPress 3.3.1, and checked for nasty code using the Theme Authenticity Checker plugin. So you may download with peace of mind. Enjoy!
This one could work equally well as a blog, homepage or just about anything else.
A good one for photobloggers, or creative professionals who need a snazzy online portfolio.
Fifty Fifth Street
A great starting point for experimenting with color schemes and CSS tricks.
This is about as minimal as it gets. The ultra-simple one column layout is suited to a serious, literary blog.
This is more of a static theme that would suit a freelance professional or small business website.
This is one of the trendier minimalist themes we’ve seen. Could suit an artist or band website?
Over to you. What are your thoughts on minimalist web design? Can you recommend any good minimal WordPress themes?
Also, you should check out the WordPress question competition that we’re currently running here at WPMU. There are free memberships at WPMU DEV to be won.
Photo: Stephen A. Wolfe.