Best Free Minimal WordPress Themes for 2014

As you can see from the current design of this blog, I am a big fan of free minimal WordPress themes. They load quicker and place more of an emphasis on content.

There is an abundance of great minimal WordPress themes available that are free to download. In this article, you can see some of the best that are available to you in 2014.

I hope you enjoy the list :)

1. Expositio

Expositio is a free portfolio-type WordPress theme for photographers and designers. The horizontal layout of the Expositio theme is perfect for displaying visual materials like photography or art works.

Expositio Free Wordpress Theme

2. DW Minion

Free WordPress blog theme that is designed with minimal and simple layout. Perfect for personal blog and mobile ready.

DW Minion Free Wordpress Theme

3. Simple Catch

Simple Catch is a Simple and Clean WordPress Theme by Catch Themes. Easy Customize through Theme Options and Custom Widgets. Features: Custom Menu, Custom Widgets, Three Custom Layouts, Featured Slider, Theme Options (Header Logo, Footer Logo, Fav Icon, Social Icons, Color Schemes, Custom CSS Styles, Webmaster Tools) and Support for popular plugins.

Simple Catch Free Wordpress Theme

4. Cudazi Mono

Cudazi Mono is a clean, luxurious WordPress theme perfect for a wide range of applications. This theme takes advantage of custom post types, provides ample widget areas and drag and drop menus for easy setup and maximum flexibility.

Mono Free Wordpress Theme

5. Radiate

Radiate is a clean, creative and light retina ready responsive blogging theme supporting parallax header image. It integrates primary color option, custom background, custom css and few other features through WordPress customizer.

Radiate Free Wordpress Theme

6. Landscape

Landscape is a simple, responsive WordPress theme. Perfect for photography sites.

Landscape Free Wordpress Theme

7. Coller

Coller is a Modern minimal ultra responsive theme with a lot of features including responsive featured slider and Fully Customizable Header and Footer.

Coller Free Wordpress Theme

8. Pinzolo

Pinzolo is a brand new responsive WordPress theme. It has been designed to be minimal and easy to customise.

Pinzolo Free Wordpress Theme

9. The Night Watch

The Night Watch is an elegant, responsive, single column WordPress theme. Perfect for personal blogs.

The Night Watch Free Wordpress Theme

10. Asteria Lite

Asteria Lite is a clean responsive theme with a beautiful slider, Narrow and Wide Layout Option, 10 Social Icons and 3 page templates – Full width page, Left sidebar page and a Blog page Template.

Asteria Lite Free Wordpress Theme

11. deLighted

deLighted is a simple, light-weight personal blog theme by ThemeShift.

deLighted Free Wordpress Theme

12. WP Simple

As its name suggests, the Simple theme is intended to provide a simple, clean, minimal layout from which you can develop your website. Fully responsive and based on the newest release of the Bootstrap 3 mobile-first, front-end framework, the Simple theme will transform effortlessly from desktop-width monitors to tablets and smartphones.

Simple Free Wordpress Theme

13. Cloriato Lite

The Website built using Cloriato Theme is supereasy to build and is very simplistic in design, the visitors love to see the whole content clearly.

Cloriato Lite Free Wordpress Theme

14. Sundance

A free video theme brought to you by the folks at Automattic. Despite its minimalist design, Sundance was crafted with clean, elegant typography and close attention to detail.

Sundance Free Wordpress Theme

15. Orion

This theme is ideal for design agency website, designer portfolio etc. Theme has a light, clear, minimalistic design and complementing typography.

Orion Free Wordpress Theme

16. Spun

Spun is a minimalist, responsive theme that puts the emphasis on your content; extraneous navigation fades away to put your words and images front and center.

Spun Free Wordpress Theme

17. Able

A multipurpose, traditional blog theme which contains up to a large three-column layout that is clean, responsive, and highly readable.

Able Free Wordpress Theme

18. Dazzling

Dazzling is a clean, modern, minimal and fully responsive flat design WordPress WooCommerce theme well suited for blogs, static and ecommerce websites.

Dazzling Free Wordpress Theme

19. Ascetica

A spacious and elegant portfolio/blog theme with responsive layout. Best suited for bloggers who want to showcase their work alongside their posts, photobloggers, designers, and photographers.

Ascetica Free Wordpress Theme

20. Clean Retina

Clean Retina is a Simple, Clean and Responsive Retina Ready WordPress Theme which adapts automatically to your tablets and mobile devices.

Clean Retina Free Wordpress Theme

21. Adamos

Adamos is a full-width, fully responsive and highly customizable WordPress Theme. Add and edit your own logo, header, featured slider, featured areas and much more.

Adamos Free Wordpress Theme

22. Travelify

Travelify is a clean, simple, responsive and customizable WordPress WooCommerce theme that looks awesome on any device. It adjusts automatically to any screen size including tablets and smartphones as well as Retina displays.

Travelify Free Wordpress Theme

23. Superhero

Give your blog a clean look with bright pops of color. Superhero features full-bleed featured posts and featured images, a fixed header, and subtle CSS3 transitions.

Superhero Free Wordpress Theme

24. Origin

Origin is a minimalistic theme with responsive layout. The theme supports custom header and background, plus a number of extra settings: link color picker, typography options, and a nice selection of Google fonts – built into the new WordPress theme customizer.

Origin Free Wordpress Theme

25. White Paper

White Paper is a WordPress theme that is light weight and easy to use and is perfect for personal blogging. It features a laconic design that makes it appropriate for both man and woman and does not limit the bloggers to certain subject. It is an easy to use WordPress theme and provides an elegant and simple look to your site or blog.

White Paper Free Wordpress Theme

26. Interface

Interface is a Simple, Clean and Flat Responsive Retina Ready WordPress Theme. It is easily customizable with numerous theme options. Some of the highlighted options are two site layout (Narrow and Wide), 4 layouts for every post/page, 5 Page Templates, 8 widget areas, 6 custom widgets, featured slider to highlight your post/page and many more.

Interface Free Wordpress Theme

27. Thememagic

A very neat and clean black and white business theme. The theme supports widgets. And features theme-options, threaded-comments and multi-level dropdown menu. A simple and neat typography.

Thememagic Free Wordpress Theme

28. Aldehyde

Aldehyde is a Minimal Responsive theme with Plenty of premium features including Parallax Header, Numbered page navigation, Responsive Slider, Customizable Header & Footer, 4 Page Layouts, Custom Widgets & User Friendly Time Display.

Aldehyde Free Wordpress Theme

29. Family

Family theme is a minimalist responsive HTML5 Omega child theme for WordPress, created with heart and soul. Built for people, blogger and photographers in mind, Family WordPress theme put the focus on the content itself, presenting it in a cleanest way.

Family Free Wordpress Theme

30. Klasik

Klasik Framework is a base/starter theme for quicker WordPress theme development. Perfect to use as business, portfolio, gallery, blog, personal and any kind of websites.

Klasik Free Wordpress Theme

Do you know of any other great free minimal WordPress themes? If so, please share them in the comment area below :)


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