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Best WordPress Minimalist Themes for Clean, Modern Websites

December 8, 2018

When it comes to creating an engaging and successful website, simple can be a really great way to go.  With that in mind, we’ve created this comprehensive collection of minimalist WordPress themes for you to take a look at.  Some of these themes are for blogs, some for portfolios and some are eCommerce templates.  Most, however, fit all the above categories and more, making them true premium quality multi-purpose WordPress themes.  I love the way WordPress minimalist themes work, the way they look and the way they help create a great first impression.

With one of these themes you can create a bold, engaging and dynamic website, one that doesn’t have a lot of extra information on the screen, making your posts, images or video clips the star of the show.  For many websites, a minimalist design is the way to go.

With these themes, typography is always a key component, allowing your website to be modern, straightforward and engaging, no matter what type of content it is that you’re creating.  If you’re a creative, you own a business, if you’re simply blogging about your life and things you’ve experienced, one of these minimalist themes might perfectly suit your website.  Each theme we choose is of the highest quality, with great documentation, support and the cleanest, most modern code.  Okay, that’s enough of an introduction, here are the very best WordPress minimalist themes we could find.

Elegance Pro Minimalist WordPress Themes

Elegance Pro WordPress Minimalist Blog Themes

Elegance Pro is a stunningly simple WordPress theme, yet it’s got all the features you could want in any web template.  Elegance Pro is a Genesis Framework Child Theme and as such, it’s a really fast loading, rock solid platform for blogging.  I think the typography and images are a perfect blend of simple and sophisticated.  It’s simple but not too simple.  Elegance Pro was made for personal blogs, lifestyle blogs and it’s got all that you need in terms of SEO, plugin compatibility and ease of use to make this a really strong theme to start building your blogging empire.  With Elegance Pro, you also get strong support from the developer, Stephanie Hellwig, and there’s plenty of documentation to go along with it.  This theme is ready to go within minutes with demo data import too.  Even though it’s not cheap at $129, which includes a license for Genesis Framework too, I think this is one of the better themes in this collection.   We’ve also built a collection of WordPress personal blog themes that might be of interest to you.

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Suarez Simple WordPress Personal Blog Theme

Suarez Clean Minimalist Personal Blog Theme

Suarez is a personal blog theme with a very distinctive minimalist style  Created by one of my favorite theme makers, Tesla Themes, Suarez has everything you need to craft a winning website quickly and easily.  It’s very beginner friendly.  Built for personal and lifestyle bloggers, Siarez has pristine code, clean and highly legible post layouts and more.  This is a very modern theme and it’s loaded with features to help you create an amazing website, even if you happen to be relatively new to WordPress.  You shouldn’t have to be a programmer to run your blog, that’s what Tesla Themes had in mind when they created Suarez.  This theme can be easily edited and customized to work for all kinds of content.  With the built-in drag and drop page builder, you’ll be able to make the layout you have in mind.  Or, you can simply choose one of the pre-designed layouts to get started even faster.  Either way, it’s important that your blog can be read easily by visitors of all kinds, even Google’s spiders.  That’s covered with Suarez, this theme is totally SEO friendly too.  If you run into trouble, Tesla Themes is fantastic in terms of support too, so you can always ask them to lend a hand dealing with any issues that arise.

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Tabor Clean, Simple Blog Theme for WordPress

Tabor WordPress Minimalist Home Page Theme

Tabor is a WordPress theme that pushes the envelope of minimalism with it’s design.  This theme is absolutely stripped of anything that isn’t completely essential to running a blog.  You’ll find absolutely no fat in this theme and the typography and images really pop because of that.  Tabor is a theme built for content marketers, for professional writers and bloggers.  This theme supports all the makor plugins you might want to use to help drive traffic to your site, plugins like Yoast, Schema, OptinMonster and lots more.  Tabor is a Gutenberg friendly theme too, so you can make use of the latest tools for editing your posts, making sure the layout and content is exactly as you want it to be.  Rich Tabor, the designer behind this theme, decided to get ahead of the curve and make this theme perfectly, 100% ready to support the WordPress block editor.  It’s the wave of the future.  As Rich Tabor says in the description, with Tabor and Gutenberg, WordPress is finally fun again.

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Arnold Minimalist WooCommerce WordPress Theme

Arnold Minimalist WordPress Blog Template

Arnold offers a bold, imaginative design, tons of features and a user-friendly experience that makes it wonderful for a wide variety of creative websites.  Arnold offers a custom portfolio builder to let you drag and drop your way to an infinite number of portfolio layouts.  It’s pretty fun to use too.  I mentioned the page builder, but Arnold is also Retina ready, totally responsive, Arnold supports WooCommerce and you can translate this theme into any language, even right to left languages.  With integrated social network buttons, you’ll never have to struggle to keep in contact with your friends and followers.  This theme is very lightweight in terms of it’s code and it’s totally responsive, helping showcase your work to potential clients or customers.  Your SEO efforts can get a big boost with social media and fast page load speeds, so Arnold could be precisely what you need to help drive traffic to your blog.

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Incanto Clean, Modern WordPress Minimalist Theme

Incanto Clean, Modern WordPress Minimalist Theme

This is Incanto, a very simple WordPress theme that’s stylish and useful for many types of websites.  I’ve included Incanto in our collection of minimalist themes for a few reasons.  First and foremost, this theme has a really strong rating on ThemeForest, it clocks in with a 4.84 rating at the time of this writing with nearly 500 downloads.  That means it’s popular, of course, and the people who have downloaded it trust that it’s an outstanding theme that helps them achieve their goals.  Incanto is a Bootstrap theme that’s easy to customize, it’s very user friendly and I think another great aspect of it is that Incanto works perfectly with WooCommerce, so setting up a nice looking minimalist shop is very simple to do.  There are multiple portfolio pages with packery style, masonry grid style and more.  You can use one to display your images the way you like, you’re not going to be constrained by a pre-made design you don’t enjoy.

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Zarja, Simple, Feminine WordPress Blog Theme

Zarja Feminine WordPress Blogging Theme

Zarja comes packed with the kind of features that make it easy to set up your new website effortlessly and with basically no coding skills required.  Great for beginners who love the look and style of a professional, premium blog theme, but who don’t want a theme that’s overly complicated to learn.  Zarja contains five distinct home page variants in addition to seven custom post templates, an Instagram web feed, SEO optimization and enhanced readability thanks to Google Fonts, an astonishing eye for detail, integrating subtle transitional animations all over Zarja’s many elements.  That’s a wonderful Material Design philosophy. Zarja is minimalistic in design, clean, crisp, fun and infinitely easy to customize.  The custom headers, the Revolution Slider premium plugin and a natively reactive cross platform design perfectly easy and clear navigation on every browser and every device.

Zarja is a creative, fun, whimsical, classy, simple, feminine WordPress blog and portfolio website theme.  If you’re a female webmaster, or you’re marketing products aimed at women, this theme is a real attention getter that will make it easy to get your products and other content online.   Zarja is flexible and super accommodating to your needs, while it’s feminine, soft, elegant, visually cozy.  That makes your audience comfortable, like they’re at home on your site.   The bottom line is, Zarja is a feminine WordPress blog theme for a modern woman.

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Zeen, Popular and Premium Minimal Style WordPress Theme

Zeen, Stylish and Popular Magazine Theme for WordPress

Zeen is a really nice looking theme that’s been hailed as the ‘Next Generation’ of Magazine theme.  I think that maybe that’s true, there’s really never been a WordPress theme quite like this one.  It’s easy enough for beginners to get a lot out of it, but supple and adaptable enough for experts to really get the most out of it.  Zeen was built from the ground up, allowing for the use of absolutely cutting edge technologies.  One of these, the Tipi builder, a fast loading and straightforward page builder that’s only available with the Zeen WordPress theme.  This clean looking theme scores a perfect 100 on GTMetrix, it offers impressive flexibility, it’s intuitive to use and ultimately customizable.  With Zeen, you get a theme that’s perfectly designed, perfectly coded and perfectly supported too.  It’s a comforting feeling to know that help is just a few clicks away, if you should happen to have an issue that needs addressing.

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Eris Minimalist WordPress Photography Portfolio

Eris Clean Minimalist WordPress Photo Portfolio Theme

For a minimalist blog and portfolio theme, Eris does have a few big stylistic differences that made me include it in this collection.  sure, it’s got tons of white space (or dark space in the design above) that are the hallmark of a minimalist WordPress theme, but it’s also got some unique attributes.  The vertical menu, for example.  Eris helps deliver a wonderful first impression, it offers a wonderful user experience on all devices and it’s optimized for excellent SEO performance.  I really like the split portfolio layout with text to the left and images to the right, or vice versa.  That’s very useful for helping to tell your visitors a narrative story and can help them visualize what you’re talking about without having to scroll up and down or zoom in and out.

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Soledad Premium, Highly Rated Minimalist Blog Theme

Soledad Multipurpose Minimalist WordPress Blog Theme

Soledad is a clean, minimalist theme with tons of different demo sites to help show you what this theme has to offer.  Whether you’re looking to set up a travel blog, a food blog, craft shop or beauty salon site, for posting videos or images, magazines too, this theme has something for everybody.  One thing that really stands out for me, the rating.  This theme has a stunning 4.86 overall rating on ThemeForest.  Considering the popularity, over 13,000 sales and counting, that’s really impressive.  Soledad is fast, it’s got over 2,000 pre-made home page in internal page styles, so you’re almost guaranteed to find something you like.  You’ll find well over 400 options for customizing Soledad in the theme options panel, but don’t get overwhelmed, the theme is still really simple to use.  If you should happen to run into issues, just get in contact with the developer, they offer fast and friendly support any time of day or night.  Soledad is very much an SEO optimized theme, it works with AMP for fast mobile loading, it has Schema markup and it’s compatible with Yoast SEO, among others.  Multiple sidebar layouts, multiple post layouts, the list of features and options just keeps going and going.

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Kleanity Minimalist WordPress Blog Template

Kleanity WordPress Simple Clean White Space theme

Built by Goodlayers, Kleanity is a very impressive minimalist WordPress theme that can be perfect for your site if you’re looking for plenty of white space and a really strong set of features.  I’ve personally used GoodLayers themes before and I find them to be very straightforward to use, the feature list is impressive and they’ve always been good about support in their forums.  GoodLayers really is one of the most consistent developers out their, they’ve sold over 100,000 copies of all their themes and Kleanity itself has been downloaded nearly 2,000 times with a solid 4.83 rating overall.  That’s a quality theme.  Quality websites start with quality code and Kleanity delivers on that.  This theme loads fast, looks great on all browsers, there are over a dozen header styles to choose from, demo data importer, a thoughtful and well-appointed admin panel, full support for WooCommerce and there’s even a built in coming soon page to let folks know what’s happening with your website.  All in all, one of the better minimalist themes out there.

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Aperitive Clean, Minimalist Food Blog Theme

Aperitive Minimalist WordPress restaurant blog theme

Designed primarily as a food blog theme, Aperitive works just as well as a personal or lifestyle blog too.  Thanks to the minimalist style that’s heavy on image presentation and typography, it’s just that flexible.  With Aperitive, you really have the ability to juxtapose bold images with striking text.  It’s a really neat website and there’s nothing quite like it, which is why we’ve included it in this collection.  Aperitive has a cool layout of two fixed blocks that was inspired by print magazines, it’s a highly modern and contemporary way to present all your information.

As you’d expect, Aperitive allows for the creation of food menu pages, recipe pages and it supports a reservation plugin to let customers set up a table online from either mobile or desktop computers.  You can adjust the color scheme with ease, typography too.  All Themes Kingdom themes are completely mobile friendly and responsive and have plenty of widgetized areas for extending functionality.  This theme doesn’t just have to be for food and beverage though, I think it’s a solid all around template for any kind of business.

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Shutter Minimalist WordPress Photo Portfolio Theme

Shutter WordPress Minimalist ThemeFuse Theme

Shutter is a portfolio with five great minimal style layouts that you can select from.  I’ve shown the ‘Edward Weston’ style, which I think is particularly nice.  Shutter is completely responsive and mobile friendly, so photographers, photobloggers, designers or creative studios can attract traffic on mobile devices and desktops just as easily.  There are tons of features and options available to create a completely custom look for your website.  Stylish and versatile, that’s what Shutter is all about.  I mentioned that there are five pre-designed layouts, but you can also change up colors, fonts and more with Shutter.  Shutter works with any language too, the visual page builder allows for an infinite amount of variety to your posts and pages.  One click demo data import helps get you up and running quickly and don’t worry if you don’t know how to code, everything is easily accomplished in the user-friendly admin panel.

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Eames Minimalist WordPress WooCommerce Theme

Eames Minimalist Blog, Portfolio and WooCommerce Theme

Recently updated, Eames is still a stylish minimalist WordPress theme but now, it’s got even more features than ever before.  Eames combines an attractive, simple and clean style with all the modern amenities you could want in a WordPress theme.  Eames is WooCommerce compatible for setting up an eCommerce site.  You’ve got perfect integration with all your social media networks, the sidebar is fully widgetized for adding features and functionality. The amount of features in this minimalist WordPress theme is pretty incredible.

Google fonts powers the typography of Eames and Google are constantly adding new font choices, so your typography is going to look fantastic.  Eames allows you to upload HiDPI logos, the images are retina display ready.  If you want a truly minimalist theme with slim and trim style, yet all the features you would see in a bigger theme, this one might be right for you.

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Inverto WordPress Minimal Theme for Bloggers

Inverto Clean Modern Minimal WordPress Theme

Inverto is a clean and modern WordPress portfolio theme that boasts of a very high rating on themeforest, 4.86 stars out of 5 so far. This simple, modern and minimalist theme uses a limited color palette of Black and White to present your creations in a very attractive frame. This responsive and well-documented theme can highlight just about any sort of project that you may have created. The same is great for designers, freelancers, agencies and photographers. If you want fully responsive WordPress theme that has multiple animation styles, advanced color options, plenty of side bars and widgets then the same might be the one you’ve been looking for. With outstanding support and theme documentation, inverto is a very high-quality theme that almost anyone will find simple-to-use.

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Divi WordPress Portfolio Theme

You could spend hours searching throwugh woebegone themes, trying to find one gleaming gem of a theme that’s almost magical in it’s number of features, or you could purchase the Divi WordPress theme.  There’s nothing frightening about a page builder theme like Divi, it’s like a valuable, cooperative partner in helping you craft a clever, precious website.  Divi has a massive amount of features and you’ll never go hungry when looking for something outstanding to add to your website.  With features and addons that are both common and uncomming, this understands that your time is money, which  is why the Divi theme offers over 20 pre-made demo styles that are all innocent and sweet looking, simple and true to Elegant Themes’ goal of making your website the very best it can be.  If you’ve felt helpless because you coulnd’t make a certain change or edit to your website, Divi can help rescue your day and your website.

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Roua Clean Minimalist WordPress Portfolio Themes

Roua is an incredibly simple looking theme, but looks can be deceiving.  While this theme does have a real classic, minimal style, it’s still filled to the top with amazing features.  So, the tools you have to work with are anything but plain.  This theme was made from the ground up to work perfectly on mobile devices, which is something that all theme developers really ought to do, but some choose to ignore that design choice.  I think that’s a mistake, personally.  Roua was also coded to perfection with the latest Bootstrap code, it’s WooCommerce ready with several lovely shopping cart options, you can include Revolution Slider on every page of the site, the theme supports auto updates with the official Envato plugin, which is a nice feature.  That can help your site’s security measures, ensuring any bug fixes are automatically uploaded to your website.  Roua’s recent updates also mean this theme loads up faster than ever, which provides a nice amount of SEO benefits.  So, if you’re looking for a simple, modern and minimal theme, Roua is one to consider.

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Amio Clean WordPress Theme for Blogs and Portfolios

Amio Clean, White Space Filled WordPress minimal theme

Amio is a clean and simple, multi-purpose WordPress theme that works for all kinds of online organizations. Developed with a gorgeous minimalist style, this precise and meet theme is so versatile, there’s nothing you can’t do with it. For artists and creative groups or individuals, agencies and portfolios, for personal or professional blogs, this minimal theme has a simple design that is practically eye candy. Your readers will be able to focus on what is most important on your website, your content. This theme provides a premium experience and it’s very user-friendly as well. Built on the Redux framework, and Amio is fast loading and efficient in terms of its code, that’s going to allow you to rank better in the search engines and provide a user experience that is Second To None of for all of your visitors.

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Revoke2, Clean, Simple, Powerful WordPress Theme

Revoke2 Grid Portfolio Theme

Tesla Themes’ Revoke 2 is completely redesigned from the ground up. The result, a great looking theme with clean, well organized grid layout.

The Revoke2 WordPress theme is specifically designed for businesses of all types. Its clean coding allows it to be easily customized for your specific business purposes so that you will quickly have your site up and running. It comes with demo data, which lets you easily insert content onto the site by simply replacing the sample with your real content. It features a full-width grid layout that has been extended to 1170 px to increase your layout options. The “Tesla Framework” that comes with this theme easily allows you to customize layouts so you can easily display items such as services provided, portfolios of projects and so on as well as customizing other details such as colors, headers and other sections of the site. Since the theme is designed to be fully responsive, the site will display on tablets, smartphones and other mobile devices.

Revoke2 comes with six custom post types, including portfolio, services, features, team & partners and testimonials, thus, you can easily add these sections to your site as you need them, and quickly insert new content such as team member profiles, client details with no hard work. The Portfolio page comes with options that allow you to display different types of content including videos. You are also provided with various short codes so you can easily add items to your home page such as sliders, recent blog posts and portfolio images. It is WooCommerce ready, so you can add an online store using this plugin, allowing you to sell anything on your site. It also comes with a free Slider Revolution plugin, which provides a host of slider management options and styling to help improve your content presentation. Other notable features include header widgets that let you display contact information on the header and support for a blog with a featured display page so you can easily add new posts.

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Awesome Minimalist WordPress Themes

Awesome WordPress Minimalist Themes

Awesome is the name of this symbol portfolio theme and I think it could be a good choice for some of you who want one of the simplest, most mobile friendly and responsive photo portfolio themes available. That’s not to say that this template doesn’t offer plenty of features and customization options, you can easily change background images, upload your logo, add a Favicon, swap around text blocks and widgets to create a unique design. There are slideshows with drag and drop image ordering and you can add just as many images as you want. Designed for multiple post formats, quotes and links along with all of The Usual Suspects like audio, image galleries, single images and videos, awesome is a WordPress theme that delivers big results with a relatively simple and lightweight package.

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Underwood Minimal Style Modern WordPress Theme

Underwood WordPress minimalist Blog themes

Underwood is a modern and masculine, minimal and well made blogging theme from Adella / called theme shift. This is a template for folks who have something to say, and want to say it in a very impactful way. It’s chock-full of bold elements and modern code, it perfectly sets the stage for your written and visual content to be Center Stage. There are plenty of impressive features to really make a statement, despite the fact that the theme has a generally minimalist style. This template was Bill on the bootstrap framework, it is mobile friendly and fully responsive. That means that folks who access your site from laptops or tablets, even mobile devices, are going to get the same great experience. Underwood support WP Super Cache, yoast SEO, contact form 7 and even WooCommerce, allowing you to set up flexible and Powerful online store. There are nine post formats, unlimited color options and you’ll get to choose from hundreds of different Google fonts for typography.

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Collecto Minimalist WordPress Magazine Themes

Collecto WordPress Minimalist Magazine Themes

Collecto is a minimal WordPress theme that was inspired by modern magazines.  This theme is like holding a magazine in your hands.  Well, practically anyway!  This template has a crisp style that really speaks to readers and in terms of it’s ease of use, it’s among the best.  Collecto was created by Themes Kingdom, among the best theme developers around.  Their support is fast and friendly, the documentation is complete and easy to understand.  For basic edits to the look of your site, the admin panel is comprehensive and delivers a wonderful user experience.  For more advanced users, the code is clean and well commented for more adaptability.  This theme works hand in hand with all the most popular plugins from stuff Contact Form 7 to keep you in contact with your audience, to SEO plugins like Yoast that can help readers find you in the first place.  This is definitely one of the better minimalist WordPress themes around.

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Eero Simple WordPress Themes

Eero WordPress Minimalist Blog and Portfolio Theme

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Moment Funky and Clean WordPress Magazine Themes

Moment Magazine Theme with Funky Clean Minimal Design

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Beautiful Pro Elegant, Minimalistic WordPress Themes

Beautiful Pro Minimalist WordPress Blog theme

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Elegant Modern WordPress Themes

Elegant WordPress Minimal blog template

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Acerola Minimalist WordPress Agency Themes

Acerola Best WordPress Minimalist themes

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Brittany Minimalist WordPress Blogger Theme

Brittany Minimalistic WordPress Theme

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Amadeus Minimal WordPress Theme for Blogs

Amadeus Pro WordPress Minimal Style Theme

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Cre8or Creative Agency Minimalist WordPress Theme

Cre8or WordPress Minimalist portfolio Themes

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Milo Minimalist Multi Purpose WordPress Theme

Milo Minimalist WordPress Multipurpose Themes

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No Sidebar Pro Clean, Ultra Minimal Theme

No Sidebar Pro Clean, Ultra Minimal Theme

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Beatrix Hand Crafted Minimalist Style Shop

Beatrix Handmade eCommerce Minimalist theme

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Monochrome Pro Minimal Style Blog Theme

Minimalist Pro WordPress Creative Agency Theme

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Simply Pro WordPress Minimalist Themes

Simply Pro WordPress All Around Minimal Blog Theme

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Dorsey Minimalist Blog, eCommerce and Portfolio

Dorsey Minimalist Blog, eCommerce and Portfolio theme

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Create Minimalist WordPress Business Theme

Create themeTrust WordPress Minimalist Business Template

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CoupShop Minimalist WordPress eCommerce Theme

CoupShop Minimalist WordPress eCommerce Theme

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Weston Minimalist Style WordPress Theme

Weston ultimate Minimalist Style WordPress Theme

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Pond Creative, Simple Digital Agency Theme

Pond WordPress Minimalist Digital Agency Theme

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Nouveau Multipurpose Minimalist WordPress Theme

Nouveau WordPress Multipurpose Minimalist Theme

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Meltony, WordPress Modern, Minimal Portfolio Theme

Meltony - Minimal Multipurpose Elementor WordPress Theme

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Mella, Clean, Modern WooCommerce WordPress Theme

Mella - Minimalist Ajax WooCommerce WordPress Theme

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If you didn’t see what you wanted to see here in this collection of WordPress minimalist themes, we hope maybe you find what you need in our collection of WordPress portfolio themes.  We’ve tried very hard to craft the absolute best collections of themes anywhere, but sometimes we miss a good one, so if there’s a theme you particularly like, let us know in the comments.  Happy (WordPress) hunting!

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