12 Best Free Minimal WordPress Themes for Blogs and Portfolio

This post brings to you a curated collection of the best free and responsive minimal WordPress themes which are suitable for your blog and portfolio site. Clean and minimal themes are designed to put your content at the forefront and not distract your users with unnecessary flair.

Single column theme, WordPress themes with parallax scrolling, themes with large featured images, we are sure our collection has themes for all your needs. All these themes are responsive too and will adapt to the device size of your users.

Free Minimal WordPress Themes

Take a look at these premium quality minimal WordPress themes available for free. You can click on the theme name or the demo screenshot to view theme details and download page.

1. Hemingway


Hemingway is a clean, beautiful and responsive two-column theme for bloggers. Features responsive design, retina-ready assets, full-width header image with parallax scrolling effect, custom accent color, custom logo upload, custom widgets (video, Flickr and Dribbble), page templates and translation-ready code. Included translations: Swedish/svenska.

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2. Writr


Writr is a minimalist, content-oriented tumblelog theme perfect for your personal blog. It comes packed with 6 different color schemes: turquoise (default), blue, green, grey, purple, and red. With a modern look and attention to crisp typography, Writr puts the focus on your content.

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3. Isola


Isola is a fresh, clean slate for your best works, perfect for showcasing your writing, photographs, or videos in a bold way. Its primary menu and widget area are tucked behind a handy button, giving your content plenty of room to breathe, and Isola looks beautiful regardless of the device or screen size.

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4. Tonal

tonal wordpress theme

Tonal takes its cue from your content, with a minimal style that changes based on your background color. This theme has large featured images, full-width videos, and post formats that look great on any device.

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5. Cudazi Mono

mono minimal wordpress theme

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.

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6. Moments


A clean responsive theme for personal blogs.

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7. Casper

casper ghost inspired theme

Inspired by Ghost blogging platform, Casper is a simple, minimalist WordPress theme.

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8. Less


Less is a single column minimal WordPress theme with focus on content.

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9. Flat


A stunning, responsive Free One Page WordPress theme excellent for Creative Individuals!

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10. Touchfolio


“Touchfolio” is simple theme created with focus on content and providing great user experience on majority of desktop and mobile devices.

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11. Minimalist WordPress Themes by Dessign

minimalist wordpress theme

This is a perfect minimal theme for portfolio of designers and creative professional who are looking for clean design and minimal layout. This free theme includes a responsive slider and support for custom colors and custom background image.

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12. Blogger Theme by Dessign

blogger theme

This a minimal blogging theme for WordPress, perfect for perfectionists looking for clean typography and minimal distractions. The theme is completely responsive and includes many theme options for customization.

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We will keep updating this list with more WordPress themes with modern, clean layout. Bookmark this page so that you can come back later to find the updated collection. Know of any great minimal WordPress theme you want to see in this list? Shoot your suggestions in the comments below.

Did not find the WordPress theme you were looking for? Take a look at this list of premium quality, free & responsive WordPress themes. You may also want to check the top responsive Tumblr themes.

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