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15 Very Effective Minimalist Themes For WordPress

Need a great theme to portray your awesome content? A theme that doesn't distract the visitor from your content, but rather emphasizes focus on content. Any such theme generally has a hint of minimalism in its design.

A minimalist theme design may look plain but trust me when you can produce high quality content, it is your best friend. I'll help you find a minimal WordPress theme of your very own with a roundup of the better minimal themes released.

Examples of Minimalist WordPress Themes

These are some really beautifully designed minimalist WordPress themes on the market that I loved.


Doors - Minimalist WordPress Themes

Doors is one page parallax theme built for corporate agencies, professional photographers and any creative business. It can be used by a freelancer to display a portfolio of his or her work.

One page it may be, it offers 2 home page variants and 4 color variations to modify the website. Doors offers an awesome pricing table feature which will definitely come in handy to display your services and the costs attached.

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Alona- Minimalist WordPress Themes

Alona is tidy theme with 4 portfolio options, ideal for the creatively inclined websites. Every facet of this theme has been developed to create a platform to showcase awesome creative works.

Multiple showcases, image stacks, sliders and video projects are few of the tools that help your work come to life on screen. Also wrapped with theme bundle is a nifty icon set, that is in keeping with the high standards set by this tidy theme.

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BlackMag -Minimalist WordPress Themes

A clean, modern theme developed for blogs, newspapers and review websites. The theme comes with all the features necessary for a magazine theme and is loaded with navigation menus, integrated review systems, built in likes & views counter and is translation ready.

There are two different width layouts available to choose from and a mega menu with 4 positions to use it in. The theme offers variety with 5 blog styles and 3 single post styles. BlackMag has 9 widgets to play with, each adding to the features of this powerful theme.

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Xenia - Minimalist WordPress Themes

Over 50+ theme options afford you all the necessary customizability. Unlimited color palettes, a visual composer worth $28 and a revolution slider worth $18 add to the value of this theme.

The theme is Search Engine optimized and the code is optimized for fast loading. Xenia theme is Bootstrap compatible as well.

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A theme designed for creative agencies/people and businesses. This minimalist and modern theme provides the ideal structure to display any form of creative work.

Reflex can be modified with Ebor Drag & Drop Builder and the 8 home variants available with purchase of this theme. The theme also provides WPML support, 1 click installations, a revolution slider and a child theme version for the avid customiser.

xGrid Blog


A clean, modern theme for online magazines or a personal blog. There is a Masonry blog version with upto 4 columns available for your use.

The theme is loaded with amazing portfolio options which lend themselves very well to image display. The theme has a review system, which I find always helps any magazine blog sort the blog posts on the basis of popularity.



The Backer is an awesome platform to kick off a crowdfunding website. This minimal theme helps investor find projects to invest and entrepreneurs to seek funding. Backer works with Ignition Deck plugin to help offer a powerful crowdfunding platform for a number of niches like technology, charity, music and fashion.

The theme is loaded with loads of customisation options and a free revolution slider worth $18. And when it comes to the primary functionality of providing a structure to display projects, this theme accomplishes it with unqiue project grids.



Newera is built around two equally stunning portfolio layouts. It can be used for a corporate website or any website that requires a portfolio style display.

A theme built for business with custom pages for the About, Contact and Pricing sections. A visual page builder to customise design from the front end without editing any code. Free Slider Revolution offered as part of this theme package can create awesome transition effects. The theme also provides options for video embedding and animations on your website.



A minimalist design with a multi purpose functionality. It can be used by businesses across a number of different verticals. NYX is compatible with WooCommerce, so it makes for a great theme, if you're on the look out for a theme for an eCommerce website.

The theme is also loaded with Bookly which is an easy to use booking tool for a service providing website. The theme is translation ready and provides an extremely useful event manager.



FotoMin is a responsive WordPress theme with both dark and light modes. The themes offers 6 gallery templates and 6 homepage templates.

The theme is WooCommerce ready and offers password protect options for your gallery. It would definitely be a nice fit for a photography blog.



Photo is another retina photography theme with clean, minimalistic and flat design. The theme comes with full width and boxed style options.

The theme offers 3 portfolio layouts and 2 different blog layouts. Photo offers multiple custom widgets, page templates and post types.



A clean theme to display creative work products. You'll have awesome portfolio options to work with and display your work. The management of your portfolio is made easy by this theme. Advanced custom fields can be utilized to add content to your page very easily and systematically.

An awesome icon set that can be added to the drop down menus of your home page and service templates.



A creative portfolio theme for agencies, freelancers, corporates and artists. Use live customiser and drag & drop page builder to customise the theme to your liking.

The theme also provides custom logo upload option and a short code generator.



The theme makes available to you two unique page templates to choose from and offers unlimited blog layout possibilities.

The theme works with Paid Membership Pro plugin which helps get premium content on your website. The theme supports 7 post formats, 8 predefined theme colors and WPML support. The page builder makes it possible to build unique posts and pages.



A flexible, minimal WordPress theme with options to create corporate, creative and photography websites. Facts is a mobile ready, multilingual theme with a visual composer and a layer slider. The theme employs 8 page layouts and 6 sidebar options to offer the user more customizability.



A purely content focused theme WordPress theme with a masonry blog layout. The Font Awesome Icon set also provides style to this theme.

Section is loaded with a sidebar manager, custom widgets and is translation ready.


So I've covered 15 awesome themes for you; these themes can be used for magazines, personal blogs, corporate websites, creative agencies and photographers. There isn't a single vertical that can not utilise minimalism to your benefit.

If your content is awesome, then you should consider using one of these minimal WordPress themes.

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