free minimalist wordpress themes

Looking For Free Minimalist WordPress Themes? Here Are 20 Gems Handpicked For You

free minimalist wordpress themesThough being a design addict, I have always loved the clean , typography based designs when it comes to blogging.

Because if you want your audience to get engaged with your writing, you need to have a design that highlights content rather than flashy widgets. Minimalist themes are just right fit for a content based blog.

During my journey of blogging, I have come across many minimal WordPress themes which are great and do a great job in highlighting content.  I am using Coraline for with little customization done from my side.

In this article, I am providing links for 20 minimal (yet awesome) WordPress themes, so that you can kick start your blogging in 2012 with a clean and minimal design.

If you are already a blogger and looking for minimal WordPress themes, then just hang in here. Below are great collection of minimalist themes and most importantly, they are FREE !!!

1. ProtoType by ThemeHybrid

2. Outline by ThemeHybrid

3. Twenty Ten By AutoMattic

4. Picolight Theme

5. Admired Theme

6. Evolve by Theme4Press

7. Precisio by Theme4press

8. Shadows by WPExplorer

9. Simply Delicious by mmminimal

10. Minimal Expert by WPExplorer

11. Bueono by Woo Themes

12. NeoClassical Theme by Chris Pearson

13. Structure Theme by ThemeHybrid

14. Life Collage by ThemeHybrid

15. Zen Habits Theme By Leo Babuta

16. Modernist Theme

17. Fungus by

18. BonPress by WPZoom

19. CopyBlogger Theme by Chris Pearson

20. Coraline theme by Automattic

I hope you liked this collection. Let me know if you could use them your blog/website by dropping a comment below :-)

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Naveen is a personal development enthusiast, life explorer, curiosity seeker and recently turned into an internet entrepreneur after leaving his 20-year-old (or young) IT career. He now runs a digital growth company called nvision digital (


  1. Ola! Naveen Kulkarni,
    Thanks for the info, I want to have a blog theme that’s similar to the minimalist look and feel of, but for blogger. (not wordpress) Thnx

  2. Hello Naveen Kulkarni,
    Thanks you for your post, Hey internet,

    I want to make a website. I don’t know much or anything about internet stuff, although I can manage a Tumblr or WordPress blog. I’m not completely inept.

    But those blogs won’t let me keep a substantial portion of profits earned from advertisements, which I fully intend to get.

    Keeping in mind my tech limitations, what template/blog/resource would you recommend for making a text heavy but generally minimalist (nothing too fancy, just articles and tabs for searching) would you recommend?


    BTW great blogpost

  3. Hi Naveen,
    I was using the Platform theme from Pagelines before getting a premium theme. It’s got a ton of features for being free but I actually won my current theme from a blogging contest.

    I may switch themes again next year too because I like to change the appearance and functionality of my blog.
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    • Naveen Kulkarni

      Hi Justin,
      Nice to know that you won the theme in the contest :-)

      Take a look the themes in the above list. May be one of them could fit your future requirements.

      Thanks for stopping by and commenting. Have a great day friend.

  4. Hi Naveen,
    I’m actually using Twenty-Ten and Twenty-Eleven on few of my sites. It’s nice clean and light template. Actually your blog theme looks awesome as well.
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    • Naveen Kulkarni

      Thanks Smarty for stopping by commenting :-)

      Twenty ten and twenty eleven have solid framework and I believe they are widely used because of their simplicity.

      I use neoclassical theme on my blog and a twenty ten on my other blog Expert Blog Tips

      Have a great week ahead.

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