The 15 Best Minimalist WordPress Themes for 2018

Looking for a minimalist theme for your WordPress installation? We've got a bunch of great ones for you.

Every WordPress installation is different, but regardless of what you want to do with your WordPress install, you want it to look good.  Now, there are tons of themes out there, but very few are clean and simple, with classic good looks.  In fact, there are far too many themes out there that are complicated and contain too many images and widgets.

But if you look, you'll find plenty of WordPress themes that fit the minimal bill.  Below, we take a look at 15 different themes from various providers.  Each one of them is minimal and has a clean, uncluttered design.  They also have some great features and functionality -- so they're great solutions for any website.  

Pros Cons

has many customization options

offers multiple color choices

is multilingual

is highly reviewed

not free

Minim is a fabulous theme by Themeforest. In addition to being good looking, Minim is one of our favorite themes because it provides built in search, has many customization options, offers multiple color choices, is skinable, and integrates with social media.

This theme is easy to set up and easy to use. Included with Minim are icons, background images, and fonts. Minim is mobile friendly. It is also multilingual.

Although it is not free, we love this theme due to the fact that it is tremendous, and among users, it's very highly reviewed. There's no doubt it will be a great addition to your website.

Pros Cons

has many customization options

offers multiple color choices

is popular

is highly reviewed

icons

not free

Nord is a gorgeous theme by Themeforest. In addition to being stunning, Nord is one of our favorite themes because it has such a clean and minimal design.  In additiona, it has many customization options, offers multiple color choices, and is skinable.  

Nord is popular with a large user base on Themeforest, so it is quick and easy to get help and support. This theme is a breeze to install and a snap to use. Included with Nord are icons. Nord is mobile friendly..

Although it is not free, we like Nord due to the fact that it is awesome, and among users, it's very highly reviewed. It will definitely look fantastic on your site.

Pros Cons

supports Adsense

has a 1-click install process

offers free suppport

is popular

a slider plugin

Retina images

demos

not free

Proton is a stunning theme made by Themeforest. You may notice that it looks a lot like Nord (reviewed above).  However, Proton has a lot more skins and page options.  It also has a huge installed user base.  In addition, it supports Adsense, has many customization options, is SEO optimized, has a drag and drop builder, supports WooCommerce, has a 1-click install process, offers multiple color choices, is skinable, and offers free suppport.

Proton is popular with a large user base, so it is quick and easy to obtain help and support. This theme is easy to set up although it could take a while to get used to. Included with Proton are icons, background images, fonts, a slider plugin, AJAX functionality, Retina images, and demos. Proton is mobile friendly. It is also multilingual.

Although it is not free, we chose this theme due to the fact that it is stunning, and among users, it's very highly reviewed. We're certain it'll be a excellent complement to your minimalist Wordpress site.

Pros Cons

has a drag and drop builder

supports WooCommerce

is skinable

offers free suppport

is multilingual

background images

fonts

AJAX functionality

demos

may require setup support

Claue is a WooCommerce optimized theme created by Themeforest. If you're looking for something minimal to showcase your products on your WooCommerce site, this it the theme for you.

Some of the best features of Claue: it has many customization options, has a drag and drop builder, is skinable, integrates with social media, and offers free suppport.

Claue is geared toward more advanced users, and may be a bit tricky for beginners. Additional stuff included with this theme are icons, background images, fonts, custom widgets, AJAX functionality, Retina images, and demos. Claue is mobile friendly. It is also multilingual.

Although it may require setup support due to its long list of customization options, Claue is a gorgeous, highly reviewed, and functional theme. There's no doubt it will look ravishing on your site.

Pros Cons

has many customization options

supports WooCommerce

has a 1-click install process

offers multiple color choices

offers free suppport

fonts

demos

not free

Typology is an attractive theme from Themeforest, but what sets it apart is that it is the epitome of minimal: it is purely text based. The theme looks great even though it has no images, and relies only on typography and CSS for its design.

In addition to being simple, Typology is one of our favorite themes because it supports Adsense, has many customization options, is SEO optimized, supports WooCommerce, has a 1-click install process, offers multiple color choices, and offers free suppport.

This theme is a breeze to install and painless to use. Some of the things that come with this theme are fonts and plenty of demos. Typology is mobile friendly. It is also multilingual and supports RTL languages.

We picked Typology because it is attractive, and among users, it's very highly reviewed. There's no doubt it will be a excellent complement to your website.

Pros Cons

has many customization options

is mobile friendly

is popular

has many options, making configuration complicated

Arabella is an infinitely configurable theme from Themeforest. It is one of our favorite themes because it has so many customization options, has a drag and drop builder, supports WooCommerce, offers multiple color choices, is skinable, and offers free suppport.

With a large user base, it is simple to get help and support. But you may need the support, since Arabella has so many customization and configuration options.  If you take some time, you're guaranteed to get a perfect website.

Included with Arabella are icons, background images, fonts, Retina images, and demos. Arabella is mobile friendly. It is also multilingual. Although it is has many options, making configuration complicated, we love Arabella. There's no doubt it will look sublime on your site.

Pros Cons

includes plugins

has many customization options

has a drag and drop builder

icons

background images

not free

Nerduck is a really nice, minimal theme by Themeforest. In addition to being great looking, Nerduck is one of our favorite themes because it includes some great plugins, has many customization options, has a drag and drop builder, is skinable, and offers free suppport.

The coolest thing about Nerduck is that it includes one of the best drag and drop designers available, which is easily worth the price of the theme, and a slider plugin.

Nerduck is popular with a large user base, so it is quick and easy to get support. This theme is easy to set up, although it can take a while to fully master. Included with this theme are icons, background images, fonts, a slider plugin, custom widgets, and Retina images. Nerduck is mobile friendly.

Nerduck will definitely look magnificent on your site.

Pros Cons

is SEO optimized

has a 1-click install process

integrates with social media

offers free suppport

is easy to use

icons

not free

Corner is a clean, minimal theme by CSSIgniter. In addition to being alluring, Corner is one of our favorite themes because it has many customization options, is SEO optimized, supports WooCommerce, has a 1-click install process, offers multiple color choices, integrates with social media, and offers free suppport.

This theme is simple to install and easy to use. Additional stuff included with this theme are icons, background images, fonts, and custom widgets for Twitter, Flickr, and more. Corner is mobile friendly, and looks great on tablets. It is also multilingual.

Although it is not free, we like this theme due to the fact that it is stylish, clean, and simple.  And you can count on CSSIgniter to support it and provide you with any help you need.

Pros Cons

has many customization options

is SEO optimized

offers multiple color choices

is skinable

custom widgets

may require setup support

may require additional plugins

Minimal is a clean theme by Elegant Themes, based on their Divi framework.

The Divi framework includes one of the best drag and drop page builders available, with complete graphical editing.  With Divi, everything is customizable, and there are dozens of widgets and elements built in to every Divi theme, including this one.

Divi is one of our favorite frameworks because it includes plugins, has tons of customization options, is SEO optimized, integrates with nearly everything, supports WooCommerce, offers multiple color choices and is skinable.  Some of the widgets that Divi comes with: accordion, audio player, bar graph, blurb, circle graph, call to action, multiple forms, timers, tables, and sliders.

This theme is a breeze to install although it could take some time to learn all of the functionality available with Divi. Included with Minimal are custom widgets, and AJAX functionality. Minimal is optimized for desktop.

Although it is may require setup support, and may require additional plugins, we picked this theme because you can build anything you want with it. We're certain it'll look sensational on your site.

Pros Cons

has many customization options

is skinable

is multilingual

not free

Agency is a very clean and simple theme from Themify. In addition to being minimal, Agency is one of our favorite themes because it has many customization options, offers multiple color choices, and is skinable.  Not only that, when you buy it you get another theme free, so you can use it for another site.

This theme is easy to install and straightforward to use. Included with this theme are all of the icons, fonts, and demos you need -- as well as a slider plugin. Agency is mobile friendly. It is also multilingual.

Although it is not free, we like Agency because it is appealing. There's no doubt it will look attractive on your site.

Pros Cons

offers multiple color choices

not free

If you're looking for something a bit different, try this colorful theme from Themify. Called Flat, this theme pops out at you while still looking minimal.  In addition to being minimal, Flat has many customization options, offers multiple color choices, and is skinable.  Not only that, when you buy it you get another theme free, so you can use it for another site.

This theme is easy to install and straightforward to use. It includes a great visual page builder, which helps you create content.  Also included with this theme are all of the icons, fonts, and demos you need -- as well as a slider plugin. Flat is mobile friendly and multilingual.

Pros Cons

supports WooCommerce

is skinable

is easy to use

AJAX functionality

has many options, making configuration complicated

Portfolio is a remarkable theme sold by MyThemeShop. In addition to being clean and minimal, Portfolio is one of our favorite themes because it has many customization options, supports WooCommerce, offers multiple color choices, is skinable, and integrates with social media.

Portfolio is popular with a large user base, so it is quick and easy to obtain help and support. This theme is simple to configure -- and straightforward to use. Included with this theme are icons, fonts, a slider plugin, custom widgets, and AJAX functionality. Portfolio is mobile friendly. It is also multilingual.

Although it is has many options, sometimes making configuration a bit complicated, we love the fact that this theme is so customizable, and among users, it's very highly reviewed. There's no doubt it will look remarkable on your site.

Pros Cons

has many customization options

is mobile friendly

not free

Simpleton is another minimal, good looking theme made by MyThemeShop. In addition to being clean and simple, Simpleton is one of our favorite themes because it supports Adsense, has dozens of customization options (including unlimited backgrounds and colors), is SEO optimized, and offers multiple color choices.

This theme is easy to install although it might take a bit to fully master due to the range of options. Additional stuff included with this theme are icons, background images, fonts, and custom widgets. Simpleton is mobile friendly, and comes with a great lightbox feature. It is also multilingual.

Pros Cons

has a drag and drop builder

is mobile friendly

icons

may require setup support

Balance is a clean, and infinitely customizable theme from WPZOOM. In addition to being attractive, Balance is one of our favorite themes because it supports Adsense and has many customization options.  The included drag and drop builder makes building pages a snap.  Balance supports WooCommerce, has a 1-click install process, and offers multiple color choices.  One of the best things about it: it offers a whopping 12 months of free suppport.

This theme is a breeze to install -- although it may take a bit to learn how to customize it to your tastes. Balance enjoys a large user base, and users tend to love it. Included with this theme are icons, background images, custom widgets, and beautiful Retina images. Balance is responsive and mobile/tablet friendly.

Although it is may require setup support, we picked Balance because it looks so good, and it can be adapted to all kinds of sites. We're certain it'll look sensational on your site.

Pros Cons

has many customization options

supports WooCommerce

has a 1-click install process

is skinable

offers free suppport

includes multiple layouts

is popular

fonts

not free

OriginMag is a great newspaper/magazine theme from WPZOOM that is minimal in design. In addition to being clean and minimal, OriginMag has many customization options -- including lots of colors and options.  It also supports WooCommerce, has a 1-click install process, and is skinable. 

One of the best things about WPZOOM offers free suppport for an entire year.  OriginMag includes multiple layouts, so you can choose a look that suits your site.

OriginMag enjoys a large user base, and it's easy to find great help and support. But you're unlikely to need it because this theme is simple to install and painless to use.

Additional stuff included with this theme are icons, background images, fonts, custom widgets, and demos. OriginMag is mobile friendly. Although it is not free, we love OriginMag because it is good looking and extremely functional.

Pros Cons

has many customization options

offers multiple color choices

integrates with social media

offers free suppport

is easy to use

not free

If you already have a standard HTML website, you can get a theme made out of your current website look, starting at $40.  This is a great option if you like the look of your current website, but need to move to WordPress for its additional functionality.

Getting your current site converted is a cheap and easy way to get into WordPress, without the complexity of finding a prebuilt theme.

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