WordPress is a CMS which doesn’t need introduction anymore. Most of its success came with the contributions from community around it. Yes those are the awesome people who created creative free WordPress themes and plugin which help novice bloggers to achieve almost anything within seconds. I am searching for minimalist WordPress themes for one of project and shortlisted 40 best themes to share with you guys.

Here we go with 40 best free and paid minimal WordPress themes.

1. Widely

Widely Word Press Theme is minimalistic theme perfect for for businesses, creative, and individuals who want to quickly publish their portfolio and anyone else who’s serious about having a simple, well designed website with a full powered content manager.

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2. Truly Minimal

Truly Minimal is a free highly customizable minimalistic theme fully focused on typography. Powered by a powerful backend Truly Minimal can be easily personalized.

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3. Theron Lite

Theron Lite is an all in one word press theme with 3 awesome fonts, slider, background image easy to use theme option panel. The Theme also includes 3 built-in widgets and 5 useful short codes. The theme is SEO Friendly and has plenty of user-friendly options. The theme also comes with a Blog Page Template, Full-width page, Left Sidebar Page and a Contact page Template which doesn’t require any setup.

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4. Desire

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5. Simple Catch

Simple Catch is a Simple and Clean Word Press Theme by Catch Themes. Easy Customize through Theme Options and Custom Widgets.

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6. Shell Lite

Shell is a fully featured translation ready premium-like Word Press Theme. Shell is suitable for a serious Bloggers as well as Business Owners because it is a CMS Theme with fully customizable landing page which features proper SEO structure, Theme Options manageable content, call-to-action button and more.

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7. Boldy

Portfolio and blog theme for creative professionals.

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8. Origami

The idea behind Origami was simple. It needed to be as clean and minimal as possible so that all of a reader’s focus would be on the blog’s content. Origami has support for a lot of different post types which means it works well as a media blogging theme. You can add galleries, images and videos.

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9. Oxygen

A premium-quality, responsive magazine theme for Word Press. Oxygen is a highly extensible parent theme, built on the industry-recognized Hybrid Core framework.

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10. Goa

An absolutely minimal and elegant Word Press theme for writers and bloggers. While being so simple, Goa is still a powerful Hybrid Core parent theme with plethora of hooks and options for expansion and modifications.

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11. Hatch Pro

A minimal portfolio and blogging theme, Hatch Pro is an advanced version of Hatch, providing additional control, layout sections, and extra theme options.

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12. Im Balance

Imbalance is an excellent choice for any online magazine, blog or portfolio websites. This free word press theme designed with a contemporary modern vibe in a minimalistic style. By the use of Imbalance theme, you can easily fresh-up your project whether it is a blog or i-magazine.

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13. Cudazi Mono

Cudazi Mono is a clean, luxurious Word Press 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.

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14. Briefcase

Briefcase is a portfolio based free Word Press theme that could be used for a lot of purposes, beginning from a portfolio and gallery site and finishing to a blog and magazine one. It’s minimalist design was special created to catch the attention of everyone.

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15. Responsive Magazine Theme

Free Responsive Magazine Word Press Theme. This feature-rich theme in blue and gray hues is perfect to showcase your site content.

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16. Be Free

Be Free theme is for everyone who prefer simple, minimal, yet stylish WordPress theme. The theme supports automatic thumbnail resizing, custom colors of header and background, and offers numerous of Google Fonts selection. Be Free also offers one column or right sidebar layout, author bio widget, 5 subscribe buttons and up to 5 widget areas.

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17. Balloons

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18. Gridly

A free minimal & responsive portfolio theme ideal for graphic designers or photographers.

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19. Stumblr

A free Tumbler style Word Press theme ideal for Micro blogging photos & video.

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20. Nova

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21. Limeni

Limeni Word Press Theme is a minimal and clean portfolio theme that is created to be used as a One Page Template. This theme is extremely easy to set up and maintain, there are no special requirements related to it.

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22. Lite Folio

Lite folio is a minimalist premium word press theme, ideal for designers, illustrators, photographers or design agencies. Lite folio comes packed with powerful features, ready to showcase your work online.

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23. Viewed

Viewed is a new full-screen photography theme that would be great for anyone looking to publish their photos using Word Press. Viewed is also a fully responsive theme which means that your site & photos will look amazing on any device.

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24. Uber

Uber is a responsive business and portfolio theme for freelance designers, photographers, or design firms. Your work will look amazing in the portfolio section which includes smooth filtering animations. And for the home page there’s an option for a full screen background that’s synchronized with the slideshow.

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25. Bonsai

Bonsai is a clean minimalistic Word Press theme that doesn’t suffer from the feature bloat of other themes. The design is simple yet attractive and flexible. Perfect for businesses, individuals, portfolios or blogs.

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26. Minimalisto

Minimalisto is a clean and minimalist business Premium Word Press Theme suitable for business, corporate, company and any kind of websites. Minimalisto is fully customizable using the theme options page!

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27. Craft

Craft is a Minimal Word Press Theme that brings together simplicity and elegance without sacrificing quality. With an easy to use Theme Options panel you can easily set up your site to have a unique look in a few clicks.

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28. Dreamy Clean

Dreamy Clean and Minimalist Word Press Portfolio Theme comes with extensive and fast support, 12 color skins  and unlimited skin variations, 10 custom page templates, 8 different sliders, 30+ web fonts support, unique 6 homepage presentation variations, unique 4 column animated presentation menu.

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29. Sublime

Sublime is a beautifully minimalist Word Press theme for creative agencies, and freelancers. Clean lines, striking accent colors, gorgeous iconography, and beautiful font choices. Elegant enough to make a fantastic first impression to your clients, but not overpowering, to let the most important part, your work, really shine!

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30. Sigma

Sigma is a Responsive and Minimalist Portfolio Word Press Theme built with HTML5, CSS3, JQuery and Grid for Creative Agency, Freelancer, Blogger and Business.

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31. Purity

Purity is a Clean and Minimal Word Press Theme with a ‘BOLD’ feel that can be easily used as a personal portfolio or a business website. With an extensive documentation and a demo content you won’t have any problems setting your page up.

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32. Invo

Invo Word Press theme is perfect theme for running freelance business. Simple communication with client from client area, client invoicing and 2 payment gateways (PayPal and 2Checkout) are functions that makes Invo theme ROCKS !

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33. Desat

Desat is elegant and responsive portfolio Word Press theme with clean, sleek and customizable design. Theme includes awesome desaturation effects, lots of advanced features and functions and is based on solid backend framework.

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34. Supple

Very Nice for Photography, Portfolio, Agency, Personal built with latest word press features. Custom Portfolio Type and Custom Posts Type.

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35. Cleanr

Cleanr is a responsive, corporate, beautiful Word Press theme and it just fits perfectly for your upcoming corporate project. Just the right amount of features are included, no extra jib-jabbing.

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36. Evoke

Evoke is a minimalist, highly customizable Word Press portfolio theme. The work is done for you to easily create a portfolio to showcase your work, as well as starting a blog. It comes with short codes and flexible widget areas that allow you to create all sorts of different layouts.

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37. Good Space

Good Space Good Space is a Word press theme especially for creative agency. It’s very clean, minimal with modern design. This theme is also has a responsive ability. Moreover, it comes with tons of features. Including our page items that can be managed very easily via our awesome tool, ‘Page Builder’. Admin panel in this theme is a real feature rich.

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38. Hero

Hero is a responsive and minimal portfolio theme for creative types who want to show off their best work and highlight their services. One of the key features of this theme is the parallax home page banner that allows you display your key message in an engaging fashion.

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39. Sona

Introducing Sona Clean Word Press Theme. This Premium Word Press Theme features a wide range of customization and backend features. Each page is completely customizable and you can change the layout in any way you need it.

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40. Simple Press Simple Word press Theme

Simple Press is a slick new page-based theme great for anyone looking to give their website a clean and professional look. My goal with this design was to make something similar to our other business-oriented themes, but with a simpler and crisper aesthetic.

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Hope you all like my collection, please post your valuable comments. Thank you….