1. http://demo.mythemeshop.com/simpleton/

    Simpleton

    Simpleton provides a beautiful solution that should meet your needs – whether you’re wanting a crisp and clean WordPress theme for your blog, or you’re looking for a great theme for a foundation for your site to build upon.

  2. http://www.elegantthemes.com/preview/Minimal/

    Minimal

    Minimal is a theme for WordPress that borders on the edge of a minimal design and a full-featured solution.

    With a feature-rich back-end and options area that allows you an amazing amount of control and customization for your site or blog, this theme would make a perfect choice for many different types and styles of sites.

    It includes all of the features and functionality that Elegant Themes has become so well-known for, and this particular theme includes a tabbed widget (in the sidebar), featured content slider, and a clean layout that enables it to function great for either a blog or a business site.

  3. https://www.cssigniter.com/preview/corner/

    Corner

    Corner is a minimalist theme for WordPress that was designed for creative professionals and creative websites.

    Whether you’re a professional that wants to show off your work, a blogger looking for a unique and stylish design, or a business site that wants to take a creative approach with their branding – you will find that this theme delivers it all.

    Features include: unlimited color schemes to choose from, support for the Jetpack WordPress plugin, support/integration with the WooCommerce eCommerce plugin, built-in custom widgets, optimized for search engines, a powerful theme options dashboard for modifying the look and various aspects of your site, a responsive and retina-ready design, and a load time that is blazing fast.

  4. https://demo.bizzthemes.com/responsive/

    Responsive

    Responsive is a very clean, simple, lightweight, and responsive WordPress theme that was built to effortlessly adapt to nearly any screen size.

    Whether you view your site on a desktop computer, tablet, smartphone, or other device – you can rest assured knowing that your content will always look its absolute best.

    Built with HTML5, clean and valid code, nearly 10 unique color schemes to choose from, custom built-in widgets, and more – it provides you with the ultimate responsive theme solution.

  5. https://themify.me/demo/themes/thememin/

    ThemeMin

    ThemeMin is a beautiful example of typography and carefully-styled CSS coming together to create a theme that looks and functions perfectly.

    With a minimalist design that makes use of white space and typography, you can display your content in an elegant and uncluttered fashion that your visitors will love.

    Optimized for speed and readability, the design actually uses no images to create the distinctive look (aside from the images you upload to your posts).

    Clean and remarkably refreshing, it still supports advanced functionality like the featured content slider and will catch your visitors attention with the “recent posts”” sidebar widget and use of bold featured images in the layout.

  6. https://themify.me/demo/themes/elegant/

    Elegant

    Able to function as a traditional blog, a portfolio showcase, or an online store – Elegant is a minimalist and single-column theme for WordPress that is sure to impress.

  7. http://lacymorrow.com/projects/casper/

    Casper

    Casper is a very clean and modern theme for WordPress that was inspired by the Ghost blogging platform.

    Very clean and crisp, it offers up one of the most visually appealing and easy-to-use options in this roundup.

    Utilizing a flat-style design, responsive layout, and typography that has been selected for optimal readability – this free theme would work great for a personal blog.

    By stripping the sidebars and presenting just a header, menu, and content area – your content and posts take center-stage for visitors to your site, ensuring that your published posts don’t get lost in the cluttered layout that many themes now feature.

  8. http://themefurnacedemos.com/cleanbold/

    CleanBold

    CleanBold is a WordPress theme with a minimal design that allows you to emphasize your images, typography, and content – providing you with plenty of whitespace to share your content and portfolio items,

    With a featured slider on the homepage, special content sections (for portfolio and blog), a responsive design that is mobile-friendly, it’s a clean and modern solution that would work well across many different types of blogs and websites.

  9. http://themefurnacedemos.com/exposition/

    Exposition

    For a crisp, clean, and uncluttered design that will showcase your content – look no further than the Exposition theme for WordPress.

    With a beautifully-designed mobile-friendly layout, content that is preceded by a large image, all built upon an SEO-optimized and fast-loading theme – this is the perfect choice for writers, journalists, storytellers, and artists.

  10. http://demo.mythemeshop.com/simple/

    Simple

    Simple is a blogging theme for WordPress that is built upon a traditional blog-style layout, features plenty of room and whitespace to showcase your content, a responsive design so it adapts with ease to any size screen, custom widgets included, lightbox built-in, unlimited color schemes, multiple page templates to choose from, and has been optimized for SEO and speed.

  11. http://gbthemes.net/blogger/

    Blogger

    Blogger delivers unmatched elegance and style that is laid out in a minimalist design that will help you keep the interest of your visitors without distracting them – it’s a very feature-rich and versatile WordPress theme,

    Inside the theme you will find numerous features, including: 20+ shortcodes built-in, a responsive and mobile-friendly design, optimized for SEO, customization of many features (colors, logo, fonts, CSS, scripts, etc.), 17 unique page templates, and the ability to customize nearly any aspect of the theme.

About this collection…

There are many times I have struggled to find a clean and simple WordPress theme for one of my projects – one without all of the clutter, complexities, and built-in features that are so prominent amongst the WordPress themes available today.

A trend has emerged amongst WordPress designers and developers that makes finding a minimalist theme for WordPress somewhat of a difficult process. Catering to customer demands for extensive theme options (including shortcodes and other advanced functionality), the simple and minimal WordPress themes are becoming harder to come by.

Sometimes, all we want is a great-looking and functioning option that doesn’t include a ton of unnecessary and often unused features – just something clean and simple.

Fortunately for those of you who (like me) are searching for that simple-design theme for your next project or site, there are a handful of truly excellent options to choose from that will work for both businesses and bloggers alike.

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