Welcome to 2015! Now, we all love WordPress for its simple yet powerful system, user friendliness, and flexibility for customization. It has come a long way and the content management system of choice has evolved to be a beautiful and functional online platform fit for any business.
There are literally thousands of WordPress themes to choose from, but the safest visual choice of all is a minimalistic design. Minimalism has, during the last few years, become an unquestionable king of all design principles. Here are top 10 recent minimalistic WordPress themes for your business offered for free by their creators.
1. Pure & Simple
Pure and Simple is a minimalist WordPress theme that can be used both by professional bloggers and for corporate blog accounts. It’s responsive and packed with a ton of features. The design is kept clean and uncluttered, but behind it you’ll get a wide range of templates, styles, layouts and other visual elements to help you build a captivating website. Also, the theme is Jetpack ready, so you’ll have access to lots of extra features. Download
2. Accesspress Parallax
This is a simple and elegant design that will work perfectly for various sites – from environmentalist-themed websites and photography portfolios to corporate blogs and small business agencies. Accesspress Parallax was designed by the same creators as the incredibly popular Accesspress Lite theme. Download
Electa is a portfolio theme, which can be used by businesses for photoblogging and showcasing products in an attractive, minimalist canvas. Integrated with WooCommerce and other plugins, Electa offers an easy method of page building for all kinds of professionals willing to establish their professional presence on the web. Download
Here’s another minimalist WordPress that is simple, translation-ready and bootstrap-powered. It was created with professional writers and bloggers in mind, but can be equally practical for corporate websites. It’s responsive and it incorporates modern web standards like CSS3 or HTML5. It’s also SEO-friendly. Download
This is a sleek and modern minimalist theme, which will be perfect for both businesses and individual professionals willing to establish a strong online presence and market their services, ideas or products. There are multiple options to help you build a functional home page, a number of page templates to choose from, a selection of custom colors, as well as Google Fonts. All in all, a pretty smart business theme. Download
Freedom is an elegant and responsive blogging theme, perfect for professional bloggers or corporate blogging websites. It supports custom header, background and menu, providing a neat built-in options panel to modify elements from logos and site colors to sliders and sidebar layouts. Simple and effective. Download
7. Twenty Fifteen
This is a theme designed to channel clarity and good design. It’s primarily blog-oriented, but can be easily used to showcase services or products, serving as a brand’s medium for creating a strong online presence. Features a simple and readable typography, and it’s responsive too. Download
Dublin is a stylish and functional business theme – it includes many interesting options in its Customizer panel. The theme is fully integrated with a plugin from the same creators, allowing professionals and businesses to build their home pages with a wide range of construction blocks. Simple and easy! Download
This is a uniquely-designed, elegant responsive theme, which uses Skeleton Grid system and SASS to keep CSS DRY. It’s multi-purpose and will suit all kinds of sites – also e-commerce – since it comes equipped with Jigoshop support. Add advanced theme options and a functional footer widget area, and you got yourself a neat tool for page building. Download
This clean and elegant theme will be perfect for all kinds of news or magazine websites – perhaps a corporate press site? It has a minimalist magazine layout – powered with Twitter bootstrap framework to be fully responsive. The theme provides various options in its panel – from ad widgets and featured sliders to social media and YouTube widgets. Download
Minimalism can mean many things, but all the themes above resonate elegance and style, providing a fresh look and uncluttered canvas for your content. Choosing the right theme is not an easy job, but finding a perfect one will give a right tone to whatever you decide to present to your online audience.
Monique Craig is a passionate blogger and marketing specialist who works for Oneflare, an online marketplace which connects customers with local service providers.