Check out these free minimal WordPress themes to create a content focused blog. All of these beautiful templates are mobile responsive and easy to use.
Personally, I am a lover of minimal design as it helps me to increase page views and reduce my bounce rate. Actually, you should also try a website design which is free from any graphics distraction and then you will notice that your readers can more easily focus on your content.
Table Of Contents
- Free minimal WordPress themes for 2016
- Personal Blog – Free News Magazine WordPress Theme
- Blogging Pro
- Blogging warrior simplistic wordpress theme
- Sentio – A Creative WordPress Blog Theme
- Themify base – Free clean WordPress blog theme
- Tesla – A Beautiful Minimal WordPress Theme
- So simple by press75
- Diarjo Lite
- Ryu Blogging Theme
Free minimal WordPress themes for 2016
So are you ready to explore this awesome collection? If yes then just scroll down and choose a perfect design for your website or blog. But before you move I would like to point out that I have tried to focus on themes designed specifically for writers, daily bloggers, and magazine sites.
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Personal Blog – Free News Magazine WordPress Theme
It’s a professional and mobile friendly theme built for blogging and online newspaper websites. This theme can be easily customized via wordpress theme customizer. You can customize the header area, colors, and fonts.
This design also consist of user-friendly navigation. Social media links can be added to the primary menu to improve your social presence and brand awareness. Currently this wp design supports 2 menus, first one above the header and second one below the header area.
It has grid based layout for the content area. The grid layout looks perfect on almost every device and converts to single column layout in mobile screens. To help your visitors quickly navigate to individual posts, attractive read more buttons are provided.
This free minimal wordpress theme comes with custom popular posts widget. Through this widget, you can show all sort of featured of latest posts to your readers. You can also enable thumbnails to make your site look attractive and modern.
This theme is truly elegant. I mean just look at it, the complete design feels so much comfortable, and the colors are really catchy.
This template comes with eight variations of a homepage and supports multiple colors skins. With one click you can switch to blue, dark, green, purple and orange colored skins. It also has multiple areas for widgets which you can use to place your custom sliders and social share buttons.
Blogging Pro doesn’t only looks professional it also has professional features. It is 100% Google mobile usability test approved, and it even passes Google schema test. This mean you get the great look with the search engine friendly design.
Blogging warrior simplistic wordpress theme
If you want a free minimal wordpress theme with mobile responsive design and great typography, then blogging warrior is built for you. It has been developed by cmswarrior and has got some really cool features.
It has integrated social media buttons and had off-canvas sidebar. You can also customize the header image and author box. The header image is replaced with post featured image when anyone visits the single post.
Sentio – A Creative WordPress Blog Theme
WordPress is a great platform for publishing, and not only. Sentio was intended to provide you the vast possibilities of WordPress and give your site a modern and clean look. Its design is based on beautiful typography, responsive layout, excellent micro interactions and smooth effects. It looks great on any resolution and is not bloated with useless features. It’s light, fast and customizable.
With Sentio WordPress theme all your posts formats (standard posts, videos, images, quotes, links, etc.) will look accordingly and provide the best UX to your visitors. You can use this elegant template on your blog, portfolio, agency site, corporate site or any other related site. Enjoy!
Themify base – Free clean WordPress blog theme
Themefy base is a responsive theme with the simple and clean layout. It has a very elegant design which utilizes full-width thumbnails. Actually, it’s a blogging template designed for those bloggers who want to just focus on their writing instead of the sidebar. It also has a great typography which doesn’t hinder reader’s eye.
It even supports mobile responsive navigation and footer menus. You also get widgetized footer area where you can place custom widgets to enhance the look of your blog.
Tesla – A Beautiful Minimal WordPress Theme
Built on Tesla framework this theme offers robust features which are sufficient for any creative agency, small business or any professional blogger.
What I like about this template are its beautiful filterable grid based portfolio and the big bold header logo.
It’s a multipurpose theme so you can use it to either promote your service, to show your creative ideas through portfolio or to share your knowledge through the blog. With Tesla, you also get homepage slider along with testimonial rotator which is a perfect feature for small business websites. It even has inbuilt options for social media, short-code, related posts and has a robust filterable portfolio.
Based on 12 column support structure it offers most unusual and professional layout which any free theme would ever have.
Gravit is one column based clean WordPress blog theme which offers spotless and straightforward design. It also supports big, full-width featured image. You can even choose videos for your featured area.
Gravit support almost every post format and gives you powerful options to customize the formats as per your need. It has customizer which allows you to customize the icons, background, header and many other blocks.
It also has awesome, custom-made about me page which looks so professional and attractive.
The editor is bold, typography drive minimal theme. It has been created so that readers could focus entirely on your text. It has bold headlines, big and catchy text area which utilizes Source Sans Pro web font.
It also has a unique menu system. It allows you to show your navigation in the sidebar with very clean and simple design which makes navigation incredibly easy. Actually, it supports tabbed menu which means the same block you can show categories, latest posts and featured content.
So simple by press75
So simple is truly the cleanest wordpress theme I have ever seen in my whole life. This template takes blogging to a new level.
It has nothing which could disturb eyes of your reader, not an even brand logo. The main intention behind the development of this theme was to offer the best reading and knowledge sharing experience to both readers and writers respectively.
According to the real developer, you can modify this theme as per your need, which means you can add a custom menu, logo option through coding, but then it would be a shame because the real intention behind the development of this theme will be destroyed.
The semicolon is a free simple wordpress theme and comes loaded with great features. Actually, it has been developed for magazine sites, but you can surely use it for personal blogging sites.
It’s so attractive and at the same time, it’s so simple that you will always get inspired to share something creative, new and simple with your readers.
It utilizes grid-based layout, and you have to install jetpack plugin in order to use its featured content functionality. The semicolon is based on a starter theme framework know as underscore which was developed by WordPress itself so as to power the wordpress designers with starting parent theme.
It has inbuilt social menu which comes loaded with 20 social media websites and even support related posts. But if you want more control over the related post you can use famous yet another related post plugin.
Dairjo is a minimal grid-based wordpress theme. This theme has been developed on the Bootstrap framework and thus has 100% responsive design and cross browser compatibility.
It’s built on latest HTML5 and CSS3 and support almost each and every post format. You can even set the custom sidebar for every individual post, portfolio and page.
Finally with user-friendly options panel you can further design and modify your website design so as to suit your brand’s need.
Ryu Blogging Theme
It’s a simple, clean and modern theme for professional bloggers and writers. Developed by Automattic, the parent of wordpress.org it offers a perfect place to writer’s to share their experience, personal views, and knowledge.
Ryu supports all types of post formats like images, gallery, video, quote and others. One of the unique features of this theme is that the background of the post will match to the color of your first uploaded image. Let’s say your post consist of multiple images, then the color of the first image will be used to set the background color.
Tracks WordPress theme is a unique free blogging theme. It has a unique design as it uses the grid structure in which posts along with their featured image is arranged in an alternate form.
Tracks is a minimal and search engine friendly theme and is mobile responsive. It also supports responsive videos. You and your readers can easily read content on any mobile screen. It even offers inbuilt social media link option for author profile. This means that though your author bio section you can share social media profile with your readers.
Dazzling is free minimal WordPress theme from colorlib and features a full-width homepage slider. It is built on twitter bootstrap framework and has integrated font awesome support.
It has powerful options panel through which you can easily modify the background, header, sidebar and other custom blocks of your website. It has integrated support for woo commerce platform which means you can even use this theme for e-commerce.
Here comes the end of my collection. All themes listed above are free to use, free to modify, and you can even use them as inspiration to create your custom and professional designs.