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Best WordPress Minimalist Themes for Clean, Modern Websites

August 17, 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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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

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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Amio Clean WordPress Theme for Blogs and Portfolios

Amio Clean, White Space Filled WordPress minimal theme

 

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Awesome Minimalist WordPress Themes

Awesome WordPress Minimalist Themes

 

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Base Clean Minimal WordPress Blog Template

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Underwood Minimal Style Modern WordPress Theme

Underwood WordPress minimalist Blog themes

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Collecto Minimalist WordPress Magazine Themes

Collecto WordPress Minimalist Magazine Themes

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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

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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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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