Simple WordPress Themes

70+ Simple WordPress Themes for Minimalist Loving Creatives, Bloggers, and Business People

Simple, modern website design is a thing of beauty when it’s done well. Lucky for us in the web services industry, these designs are becoming increasingly available through premium WordPress theme marketplaces like ThemeForest and Creative Market, not to mention the many independent theme sellers like ourselves.

A quick look through this roundup of fabulous simple WordPress themes – modern and clean – will leave you with no doubt that this movement in web design has matured and flourished throughout the WordPress community.

Why Minimalism?

Minimalist themes are a great choice when you need to put the focus on your content before anything else. They are a great choice for personal or corporate blogs, business websites, online portfolios, writers, authors or any other type of website that could benefit from a clean visual style. When the most important thing on your website is your content, then sliders, banners, and various other visual elements are more of distraction than anything else. Another benefit of using a minimalist theme is the fact that without the necessary clutter, your website will load faster and we all know how much Google loves a fast-loading website.

Minimal Without Sacrificing Features

But just because a theme has a minimalist design, that doesn’t mean it’s limited when it comes to customizing it. In fact, most of these themes come with powerful theme options panel which allows you to customize every aspect of your website; from adding your own logo to customizing the colors, using your own selection of fonts, and much more. Some of them even include a page builder which gives you the option to customize existing layouts and create new layouts from scratch. Some of them include shortcodes and custom widgets allowing you to insert a more complex design elements on your site.

Minimal and Simple Themes for Everyone

In this roundup, we’ve selected the best minimalist WordPress themes that have attractive designs and come loaded with customization options. All the features mentioned above along with other features such as responsive design and plenty of built-in page templates are sure to give you quick head start on setting up your website and allowing your content to shine. If you’re a creative, a blogger or a business owner who loves minimal design, you are bound to find the perfect theme to suit your needs.

Please let me know if you feel that I’ve missed any eligible themes.



Allegiant

Allegiant

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Looking for a simple, clean, and minimalist WordPress theme for your business website? Check out the Allegiant WordPress theme from CPOThemes. This responsive multipurpose template spots an elegant design and includes useful business features such as testimonials for the ultimate social proof, team members, and portfolios to showcase your previous work. Besides, its high flexibility means you can easily customize it to suit almost any type of website.

The theme supports WooCommerce, which allows you to easily sell your products online. You’ll also find a clean and simple blog that puts the focus on your content. Use the blog to share your knowledge and generate traffic from social media sites and search engines. In addition, the Allegiant theme provides lots of customization options. There are unlimited colors and typography options for branding, and each page and post can have its own custom layout. Lastly, the template is translation ready, and includes custom widgets and shortcodes to simplify your work.



Underwood Blogging Theme

Underwood Blogging Theme

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If you’re a male personal blogger looking for a nice and clean, yet sturdy WordPress template that puts the focus on your content, the Underwood theme is worth checking out. Created by Themeshift, this easy-to-use template comes with a modern attractive design along with lots of customization options to make it your own.

Straight away, you’ll notice plenty of white space that allows your visitors to focus on the most important things – your content, images, and typography. The theme offers 3 homepage layouts to choose from – a standard blog layout that highlights your latest blog posts with large featured images, a grid layout with the sidebar enabled, or a grid layout without the sidebar.

The 9 custom post formats allow you to present your information in a variety of ways. Whether you want standard posts with or without the sidebar, audio posts with banners, video posts, or galleries to showcase your photography skills, you’re well covered. Moreover, Underwood integrates well with social media. Connect with your audience and make it easy for them to follow you and share your content on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and more. You even get a cool Instagram feed widget to display your latest Instagram photos on your sidebar or just above the footer.


Simple Business

Simple Business

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One of the most popular themes at Nimbus Themes, Simple Business is the perfect platform to build your business website on. The design and architecture are both simple and modern but also classic in appeal. Simple Business comes with several different homepage layouts which allow you to highlight your products, services, or any other offering your might have. The full-width slider at the top will put the focus on the most important aspect of your website, while the rest of the page loads into view as you scroll down. Multiple call to actions are a great opportunity to grow your email list, show off your portfolio or get your visitors to work with you. For a complete impression, show your team members and prove your authority with a blog featuring your articles.

Look for a powerful theme options panel in this theme that will provide you with all the tools you need to build a beautiful website or blog for your business. You can style everything – use your own brand colors, upload your own logo, choose among 600+ Google Fonts for beautiful typography, add custom shortcodes, create new sidebars and more. Highlight any part of your page with FontAwesome icons and create gorgeous buttons. Manage your SEO with the powerful tweaks included in your theme and ensure your content gets the attention it deserves. This theme comes with an added benefit of adding your own custom CSS code which won’t disappear when the theme update is released. What’s more, Simple Business degrades gracefully on mobile devices, giving your readers the perfect experience no matter which device they are using.



Shasta

Shasta

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Blogging themes couldn’t get simpler than Shasta. Its elegant design features lots of white space and puts the primary focus on the images and typography. Check out all four variations of the homepage and pick the one that looks best. A wide range of post support enables you to publish content in different ways.

There are plenty of customization options to help you manage the website style. Use the Instagram widget to show a live stream and enable the social sharing buttons for your contents. The WooCommerce-supported template also comes with the necessary templates for the shop pages.



Simple Theme

Simple Theme

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Simple Theme is the most popular theme here at Nimbus. Its high-impact banner options and incredible flexibility have made it ideal for all kinds of businesses, non-profits, and individuals. Starting with the full-width banner at the top, you can use this space to add a call to action and immediately grab your visitors’ attention. The one-page front page layout offers smooth parallax scrolling effects and offers plenty of space to showcase your portfolio or services as well as showcase your team members, and provide testimonials to build trust. Similarly to Simple Business, the page sections load as they come into view and have stunning visual effects that really bring attention to your content.

As with all of our themes, you’ll find a suite of options in the theme options panel providing you the ability to change nearly every color, font, layout, and detail. Add your own CSS styles, insert elements easily with shortcodes, and create eye-catching buttons. Control your website’s SEO settings and improve your rankings. Social media options allow you to link all your social media profiles to your website easily, and your content can be just as easily shared across social media networks to increase your audience. To top it all off, Simple Theme is responsive and looks great on any device. The Simple Theme is an amazingly designed WordPress theme both simple and modern.



Tilala

Tilala

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Tilala is a super simple, very clean WordPress theme available on Creative Market. What really struck me about this theme is the simple but elegant way that it degrades responsibly at mobile and tablet sizes. Tilala theme offers three ready page templates which include a full-width layout, left sidebar layout and layout without a sidebar. The blog page can be configured to display with a sidebar or in a grid layout. The homepage also comes with the ability to include a slider at the top to show off your latest post. This theme also integrates with Jetpack and Contact Form 7 allowing you to further extend the theme’s capabilities.

It comes with a theme options panel allowing for a broad range of customization to fonts, colors, and layouts. Every aspect of your website can be customized through the WordPress customizer allowing you to style the website completely the way you like it.It also comes with custom widgets, unique shortcodes, and one year of support from the theme author. Shortcodes allow you to insert custom design elements such as recipes, buttons, and buttons anywhere on your page. Footer area has three widget areas and custom about me and social widget allow your visitors to quickly get to know you and connect with you on social media. Finally, Tilala offers a child theme which will ensure your customizations will not get lost once the theme itself updates.



Wintersong

Wintersong

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Wintersong is super-simple and super-minimal – another awesome theme from the folks over at StudioPress. This is the perfect theme for an author, blogger, or anyone that doesn’t want the theme design to detract from your content. The homepage immediately leads the visitors to your great content, with a sidebar on the left that stays in place. The sidebar is the perfect place to add your image and a short bio with the links to other pages on your site. You can also add social media icons to connect with your readers on social networks.

All the StudioPress themes come packed with great theme options and ways to enhance the core theme, so look for nothing less in the Wintersong theme. The theme features clean and legible typography and looks great no matter which device or browser your readers are using. The theme options allow you to add your own logo, customize the color scheme, and set the default layout. Wintersong includes a selection of pre-made templates to build your site: Default, Archives, Blog and Landing Page. On top of that, you can take advantage of two widget areas to build up your website and customize them to fit with your brand.



Zoomy

Zoomy

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Zoomy is anther fabulous theme from the popular Tesla Themes foundry. This theme is sleek, fresh and very modern. I love the use of big images, clean typography, and exceptional spacing. This theme would work well for a creative studio or a photographer, so take a look at the Zoomy theme if you’re in this market. The theme features include beautiful galleries, smooth transition effects, stylish sliders and other elements which make it an excellent choice for any photographer or photography enthusiast as well as freelance designers and creative agencies. The front page allows you to easily display your portfolio or image gallery, include testimonials from past clients and show off brands you’ve worked with. The three footer widgets allow you to place your contact information and a feed from your preferred social media network – an easy way for potential clients to get in touch with you. Your work can be showcased with a filterable and animated portfolio with 7 different layouts.

Zoomy is powered by Tesla framework, which means you have plenty of options to customize and tweak your theme without losing them in the updates. You can add custom colors, fonts, backgrounds, icons, and much more. Zoomy also includes a set of shortcodes and custom widgets for an even greater control over the site’s layout. On top of that, Zoomy has 10 custom posts that include predefined elements like page slider, testimonials, services, gallery and portfolio items, calendar, team members and more. This theme is completely responsive and comes with extensive documentation to guide you every step of the way in setting up your theme.



Infinity

Infinity

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The Infinity WordPress theme has a clean and minimalist look for individuals and businesses craving an easy way to show off past work. Project filtering is one of the main features that makes this theme stand out, as it allows visitors to locate the most relevant items in your portfolio. You may also notice that the infinite page scrolling on blog posts helps to fit as much content as you can on your blog. The responsive layout looks great on all devices, and the slideshow shortcodes assist in placing more complex design elements without knowing any code.

Quickly upload your logo for branding purposes, and play around with the custom widgets for anything from social media buttons to recent post lists. The theme also supports uploading videos from YouTube and Vimeo. You can also add any of the Google Web Fonts, and the three built-in backgrounds ensure that your style is shown with the click of the button. Finally, if you want to reach a global audience, you can take advantage of localization options that come with Infinity theme.



minimalista pro

minimalista pro

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Minimalista Pro is a simple but super-professional WordPress theme from the author, The Bloggerette Studio, on Creative Market. Built as a child theme on the popular Genesis Framework, Minimalista offers all the great features you would expect from a premium WordPress theme, including a fully responsive layout, powerful theme options panel, multiple layout options, and a widgetized frontpage. Like all Genesis themes, Minimalista Pro includes 6 different page layouts which can be set individually for each post and page. It also includes 4 different page layouts, including an archive and a portfolio page template. The footer area is widgetized giving you even more space to include custom widgets, and the sidebar includes a styled newsletter signup widget so you can easily grow your email list. The top widget area is another place to put a site-wide call to action or to display an ad.

Minimalista Pro has an elegant black, white, and gray color scheme that can easily be adapted to suit both male and female bloggers. Customization options allow you to upload your own logo, set the default layout, add a custom header, and a custom background. What’s more, since it’s a Genesis child theme, you can rest assured that all your customization options will remain intact. You can also control and tweak SEO settings to ensure visibility with the search engines.



Simple WordPress

Simple WordPress

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The Simple WordPress theme pretty much says it all in the name, but let’s explain some of the features to help guide your decision. The layout is fairly modern, with a large header image and slider. In addition, the logo area makes it easy for you to swap out for your own logo and brand the site. The portfolio page module ensures potential customers see your past work, while the image and video galleries are ready to show off your best content. The sidebar and footer are completely widgetized, meaning your can implement anything from social media buttons to recent post lists.

Lots of shortcodes boost your chances of inserting a more complex design element on your site. You can use them to insert buttons, accordions, toggles, and more. Simple WordPress offers the ability to generate your own contact form. You can also add your own custom fonts. Choose from over 68 popular social icons and allow your visitors to connect with you on social media. Along with PSD files and full documentation, your shouldn’t have any problems making a beautiful site with the Simple WordPress theme.



Hardy

Hardy

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Mod, cutting-edge… this is just a sample of what comes to mind when we think of Hardy theme, which boasts plenty of white space to focus on your main content. It’s a minimalist theme with responsive settings so that your images and other content snap into place when being viewed on mobile devices. The slideshow shortcode takes just a few minutes to implement, and it allows for a stunning slideshow at the top of your homepage. Several custom widgets make it easy for both beginners and advanced users to simply speed up the design process. Localization is a huge bonus in order to reach a global audience. And of course, you can add your own logo from the WordPress dashboard to quickly brand your website.

Video support gives you the ability to embed video from places like YouTube and Vimeo. The Google Web Fonts make your typography look awesome, and the section backgrounds provide a nice visual effect on different sections of your website. Various page templates give you the option to easily add the most important pages to your website. Create your own blog effortlessly to improve your SEO and encourage your visitors to sign up for your email list by giving out free content to customers.



The Thinker

The Thinker

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The Thinker is one of the coolest and simplest WordPress theme solutions you can find on the market. It’s a great choice for writers and creatives, as all of the content is focused towards the middle of the page, preventing people from going overboard with clutter and advertisements. What else is interesting about The Thinker? Well, it’s completely responsive for mobile viewing, and it has beautiful page templates for showcasing items in a gallery, grid or full-width form. The blog is there for you to give out free content to your customers, while also improving your search engine rankings.

The Soliloquy Slider plugin is a great way to grab the attention of your visitors, with beautiful animations and other elements which let you share your most recent blog posts or notifying your readers about a promotion or upcoming event. The Thinker theme integrates with WooCommerce. Unlike many premium themes that claim to support WooCommerce but end up falling short, The Thinker lives up to its promise. It has a full shop with products and buttons, and the checkout area is clean and useful. Finally, the theme options panel has a nice set of customizing options to change the theme’s colors, images, and create custom templates without the need to touch any code.



SixtyOne

SixtyOne

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SixtyOne is a great choice for a hotel or a motel website owners that want an understated color palette and design. It looks awesome on mobile devices, and the majority of the page is taken up by white space and simplistic images. The goal is to bring in potential customers, so the SixtyOne theme provides various tools to do so. You can easily collect information from people who want to stay at your hotel with a custom booking page template. The homepage layout is completely flexible so you can play around with widgets and show off everything your hotel has to offer. Thanks to 4 different custom post types, you can easily add testimonials, galleries, and room descriptions.

Add gorgeous sliders to instantly captivate your audience. The logo has a nice, prominent position at the center of your header and can be easily uploaded from the backend of your website. Thanks to the numerous shortcodes included with this theme, you can easily tweak the layout of your theme. Finally, your potential guests will be able to easily get in touch with you thanks to a beautiful contact information area located right above the header.



Yosemite

Yosemite

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Business websites and personal blog themes are often best suitable for webmasters when they have clean designs and creative areas to put your blog content. Compared to other WordPress themes, the Yosemite option is one of the more stylish themes you can find, inspired by the Apple’s Yosemite OS. The fluid responsive design looks wonderful on mobile devices, so your potential guests will always see the best version of your website. The well-thought-out design increases engagement and has a mega menu should you want to include a lot of content. This is an AdSense-optimized theme, meaning that you can readily display ads on your website to earn a little extra income.

The WP Subscribe plugin integrates well with the Yosemite theme, allowing you to collect email addresses and send out newsletter updates when another one of your blog posts goes live. It also combines well with the WP Review Pro plugin, which is ideal for writing your own reviews about products or services in your area or allowing your readers to submit their reviews of your hotel. The parallax scrolling adds visual appeal to your website, and the social media integration allows you to easily add your social media profiles and grow your following. Along with shortcodes, an author box, unlimited colors and a one-click installation, the Yosemite WordPress theme is the cream of the crop when talking about blogging templates.



Compass

Compass

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Compass is a sophisticated news theme with a clean, flat look. The modern and responsive design allows your articles to be the main focus, and the highly-configurable homepage is easy to tweak to get the look you want. Compass is a perfect choice for anyone who wants to build a magazine-style website. The frontpage has plenty of space to include all the latest news without overwhelming your visitors, and the slider at the top is perfect for highlighting trending topics.

The theme has an advanced theme options panel that lets you tweak any aspect of your theme and create the perfect visual design. Build and customize your homepage’s structure with custom WPZOOM widgets and the multiple homepage widget areas. The responsive and Retina-ready layout of this theme automatically adapts to fit any screen resolution on desktop and mobile devices.



YellowBell

YellowBell

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Yellowbell is pretty, lightweight theme suited for personal and lifestyle bloggers. The theme supports various post formats and large featured images that are sure to draw the attention of your visitors. The theme boasts two different homepage templates and custom widgets, making it easy to add additional content to your pages. A custom contact form makes it easy for your readers to get in touch with you, and sleek social icons are perfect for growing your social media audience and connecting with your followers on their preferred platform.

The theme is fully responsive and looks great across various screen sizes. You can easily customize the theme and adjust your colors, fonts, logos, and more. The theme also includes FontAwesome icons so you can add additional visual appeal to your website and highlight your most popular content.



Daisy

Daisy

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Daisy is a sweet WordPress theme suitable for florists, flower shops, and gardening businesses. It pairs a minimal design with clean lines, which is perfect to highlight photos of your gorgeous flowers or landscaping skills. The homepage includes plenty of sections for all the important information about your business such as your shop, your team members, information about your company, and much more.

On top of that, Daisy is fully responsive and looks great on any device. The theme is also completely customizable and allows you to tweak your colors, fonts, backgrounds, logos, and more. Shortcodes are included in the Shortcode Generator, which allows you to drag and drop elements into the desired sections without having to know the code. Finally, Daisy is SEO-optimized which will give you the initial boost in the search engine rankings and thanks to the optimized code, it loads fast.



Brutal

Brutal

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Brutal is very minimalist in its use of color. The abundance of white space has made this super-flexible Genesis child theme an excellent choice for creating corporate, portfolio, online shop, or marketing websites. Use the modern full-screen slider to showcase your HD images.

The professionally designed homepage also allows you to provide more details about your products, services, team members, filterable portfolio, location, and so on. Brilliant parallax effects will enhance the user experience of your visitors. The fully localized template also supports WooCommerce and works correctly on all modern browsers.



Evolution

Evolution

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If you are looking for a simple but feature-rich theme for your business, company, corporate, or portfolio site, Evolution could be an excellent option for you. This Elegant Themes product features a stylish slider with captions and multiple navigation options. Use the ready-made color schemes to change the look of your website with a single click.

Evolution is provided with the essential page templates and shortcodes to help you create the necessary website pages. The secure, valid coding will ensure that your website works on all major web browsers. As it is fully responsive, the site will look great on various screen resolutions as well.



Tinos

Tinos

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The minimal design and a unique homepage layout are the main selling points of Tinos. The innovative next and previous article buttons allow the visitors to navigate through the page without scrolling. Blog posts are displayed with a three column layout consisting of the excerpt, main content, and the featured image.

As Tinos supports all the regular WordPress post formats, you can easily publish audio, video, and standard posts on your blog. Manage the color, typography, and other styling options in the theme options panel. The professionally designed templates are optimized to look great on high resolution screens and enhance the page loading speed.



Filtered

Filtered

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Portfolio sites should be simple and straightforward, as shown by the Filtered theme. This stylish portfolio template provides a minimal yet comprehensive layout containing a slideshow and filterable portfolio items. Other features like the balanced white space, gorgeous typography options, and elegant jQuery effects will take the website to a whole new level.

Enjoy complete Flickr integration by using the custom widget, and enhance your posts and pages with the custom shortcodes. Use the powerful video embedding options to show off your project videos. With complete Contact Form 7 integration, feel free to create and display the contact form on the site.



Milk

Milk

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Milk offers an interesting masonry layout for showcasing your portfolio. This will be more suitable for creative professionals including designers, photographers, artists, or other freelancers. The unique filtering option is hidden behind the hamburger icon and reveals itself with a sleek animation.

Thanks to the tasty animation effects, your visitors will love hovering over the available portfolio items. Feel free to publish multimedia posts by using the self-hosted audio feature. Use the shortcodes to add additional elements to your contents. Head towards the live theme customizer section to handle the design aspect.



Wright

Wright

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This intentionally minimal WordPress template features a very simple homepage containing only the logo, navigation menu, a large slideshow, and social media links. This could be a bold choice for designers, artists, or photographers who want to display their work in a non-traditional way.

Showcase all of your works in the lightbox-supported gallery. Wright is fully integrated with WooCommerce, which means you can sell your creative works right from the website. Choose any of the superior color schemes to change the look and decorate the multiple widgetized locations with the default WordPress widgets.



Novo

Novo

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Looking for a professional theme that combines flat design and minimalism in one package? It is Novo you are looking for. This Genesis child theme supports multiple post types and a full-width homepage. The sidebar can be revealed with the click of a button.

Add custom elements to your content by using the built-in shortcodes, while the page templates will be useful too. You will find all the customization features in the theme options panel. The fully responsive layouts will take care of the mobile visitors. As Novo is fully optimized for SEO best practices, you can expect better ranking for your content.



Corner

Corner

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The multi-purpose Corner theme is best suited for creative professionals who are bored with the traditional designs. The minimal homepage allows you to highlight a slideshow of featured work followed by other portfolio items. Try the unlimited color variations to create a unique color palette for your website.

Corner comes with several custom widgets to help you integrate various social media platforms and to display different types of content on the sidebar. The template also supports WooCommerce so that you can sell both digital and physical items on your site. The simple layout and professional coding will ensure a fast page loading speed for your website.



Djazz

Djazz

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Minimal themes like Djazz are most suitable for creating personal or blogging sites. It comes with a bare bone homepage that displays large featured images followed by the blog posts. This simple Genesis child theme also has a unique sidebar positioning. Visitors have to click the “+” icon to open the sidebar and the “-” button to close it.

The integrated breadcrumbs will inform the visitors where they are in the website. They can know more about the author from the about author section, or check out the fully widgetized footer and sidebar areas. Take a look at the theme customizer to find out the available personalization options.



Revoke2

Revoke2

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Being inspired by the highly popular Revoke theme, Revoke2 is a truly multi-purpose theme with simplicity at its core. The beautiful homepage design includes dedicated sections for displaying your products, services, features, portfolio, clients, testimonials, and blog posts. It is also possible to use the pre-packaged Slider Revolution to create and display eye-catching slideshows on the website.

Take full advantage of the ready-made page templates, while the shortcodes will be useful for enhancing your layouts. Revoke2 works perfectly with WooCommerce, which allows you to integrate an online shop with your website.



creative clean

creative clean

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Developing a simple business, corporate, or company website becomes a lot easier when you have access to the simple, clean layout of Creative Clean. This excellent WordPress theme offers a streamlined homepage design along with several custom post types. You can include all the necessary navigation items in the drop-down navigation menu.

Multiple widget areas across the website are the perfect spots for placing the custom widgets or the default ones. Choose any of the existing color schemes or create a custom one from scratch. Also make sure to utilize the bundled shortcodes.



Drone

Drone

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It seems most simple designs are geared towards the portfolio sites. Drone is such a theme from Zigzagpress that dedicates the most part of the homepage for displaying the portfolio items. Visitors can filter the items by using the available categories or click on an item to view more information about that project.

For the blog posts, Drone offers several column-based structures and multiple positioning fort the sidebar. It is also possible to use the column structures for the portfolio page. Other necessary pages can be created by using the existing page templates.



Dolce

Dolce

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Divi from Elegant Themes is one of those themes that can create different types of websites from simple to sophisticated. The powerful page builder enables you to design any type of layout you want. In case you are bored with the traditional process, take full advantage of the intuitive frontend editor.

Get inspired by the several demo designs or get started by using any of the ready-made layouts. The superior admin options will help you manage the layouts in a simple way. Divi customizer offers plenty of styling options, while the secure coding will take care of the performance and security aspects of the website.



Divi

Divi

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Divi from Elegant Themes is one of those themes that can create different types of websites from simple to sophisticated. The powerful page builder enables you to design any type of layout you want. In case you are bored with the traditional process, take full advantage of the intuitive frontend editor.

Get inspired by the several demo designs or get started by using any of the ready-made layouts. The superior admin options will help you manage the layouts in a simple way. Divi customizer offers plenty of styling options, while the secure coding will take care of the performance and security aspects of the website.



Reveal

Reveal

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Reveal offers one of the best ways to reveal your portfolio in front of the potential customers. Its minimal homepage design features an AJAX-powered filterable portfolio. Clicking on a portfolio item will open a new section containing the project information in the same page. There will be next and previous buttons to learn more about other projects.

You can embed third-party videos to share more information about the projects. The built-in shortcodes will allow you to add different types of elements into the content. Visit the theme options panel to find out which personalization options are available for your site.



Ambiance Pro

Ambiance Pro

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It doesn’t get any simpler than this – that is what visitors will say after browsing your Ambiance Pro-powered website. Similar to all Genesis Child themes, this one also features a simple but gorgeous design. The homepage enjoys a grid style layout with the hamburger menu. There is a widgetized space to help you welcome the visitors or to keep them updated with the latest news.

Customizable header section allows you to use your own logo, while the inbuilt page templates will be handy for creating the necessary website pages. Tweak the various theme settings like the color, typography, etc. on the theme customizer section.



Awaken

Awaken

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This fully featured multi-purpose theme offers a powerful combination of features to help you create different types of websites. The one-page design makes it possible to provide all the necessary information in a single page. Attractive parallax effects will enhance the visitor’s user experience.

You will find dedicated sections for the displaying a filterable portfolio, team members, clients, testimonials along with a multi-column pricing table. As Awaken is fully integrated with Google Maps, you can easily show the location on your website. The fully localized template also comes with a ready-made contact form.



Milo

Milo

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Create your portfolio site with Milo and your visitors won’t have to do any scrolling to check out your best works. That is because the clever design of the consists of mainly your portfolio items. You can use the large slider on the homepage to showcase your best-rated works, while the visitors can use the left-aligned menu to explore more of your work and get other necessary information.

Milo is fully compatible with popular e-commerce platforms like WooCommerce. Thanks to the superior color scheme management options, you can easily choose the colors for your website. Make use of the widgetized sidebar to provide additional information about your work and services.



Uber

Uber

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No, this theme doesn’t have anything to do with the popular transportation company. Instead, it is all about creating business and portfolio sites for design firm, photographer, artist, or any freelance creative professional. You can set the homepage background to be synced with the current slideshow image, thereby enhancing the user experience.

Smooth filtering animations will help the visitors sort the portfolio items. It is also possible to embed videos from YouTube and Vimeo to display project videos. Feel free to create custom elements by using the bundled shortcodes.



Cinch

Cinch

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Most Zigzagpress themes feature a simple layout and Cinch is not an exception here. Being a dedicated template for modern bloggers, it supports several post formats so that you can publish various content in unique styles. The full-screen homepage doesn’t have any sidebar, which means your posts will get full attention from the visitors.

Choose between the light and dark color schemes to instantly change the look of your blog. Visit the theme options panel to find more customization options. As it is fully localized, you can use Cinch to create blogs in other languages as well.



optima

optima

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Magazine themes could also be minimal – Optima is a prime example of that. The homepage consists of a full-width slider, filterable posts, and a dedicated section for the latest posts. Single blog posts are displayed with special focus on the featured image. It is also possible to embed content from other sources.

Optima is provided with several ready-made slider templates from multiple sliders. It supports all Google Fonts and lots of icon fonts, while the customizer section enables you to choose any color you want. As the design is fully responsive, you can rest assured that your blog will look great on various screen sizes and resolutions.



Neo

Neo

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Neo is not your traditional Genesis child theme. Rather, it comes with lots of interesting options to help you create a beautiful portfolio site. First of all, there are several homepage layouts so that you won’t have to be limited with a traditional front page. You can use the multiple page layouts to create the necessary pages with a few mouse clicks.

Feel free to showcase your products, services, or latest updates by using the full-width slider. There are lots of custom shortcodes and multiple widgetized locations to improve your content layouts. Thanks to the multiple portfolio page styles, it is possible to show your previous works in unique styles.



love.ly

love.ly

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In most cases, WordPress themes don’t bear any resemblance to their name, except a few rare ones like Lovely. Its striking design uses unique skewed background blocks that will draw the attention of your visitors. You can use Lovely to create both one-page or multi-page websites. The built-in Visual Composer with shortcodes will make it a lot easier to create custom layouts for your content.

Feel free to use the custom post types, multiple blog post formats, or the built-in page templates to publish different types of content. As the template is powered by the Redux framework, you will find lots of customization options in the theme options panel.



midas

midas

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Midas is bound to leave an excellent first impression on your visitors. The remarkable combination of bold color scheme and simple layout makes it an obvious choice for personal, portfolio, or blog sites. The body of the website can be positioned as left or center-aligned. Make the sidebar sticky or scrollable according to your requirement.

Choose any of the six attractive color skins and 600+ Google Fonts to bring radical design changes to your website. Create beautiful slideshows by using the built-in Revolution Slider, and place the custom widgets on the multiple widgetized locations. In case you don’t have the time to do all this manually, import the demo file and get started within a few minutes.



the firm

the firm

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Looking for an innovative WordPress template for your company website? Check out The Firm, a minimalist corporate theme offering a totally unique layout. The simple homepage has only three sections to introduce the visitors to your company and inform them about your services and location.

Due to its lightweight nature, The Firm will ensure an impressive loading speed for your website. The simple admin panel offers one-stop access to various styling options. Step-by-step video tutorials will help you make the most of the various features.



Mellow

Mellow

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A minimal design that looks elegant and works great, that will be a quick summary of the Mellow theme. Being specially designed for developing portfolio sites, Mellow allows you to show the portfolio items in two styles – grid or masonry. Visitors can use the available filters to sort the items.

Mellow comes with an attractive hover effect for the portfolio items and other images. The hamburger menu can be revealed by using the top-right button. Custom widgets are provided with special styling and can be placed on the post sidebar or the footer. It is also possible to embed videos from YouTube and Vimeo.



Start

Start

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One-page Genesis child themes are not that common. If you are looking for such a theme, Start should be one of your top choices. When using this template, your visitors will be greeted with the full-width slider followed by the features or services section. The gallery section can be used to show off your portfolio items, company picture, or any other image.

You will also find dedicated sections for other necessary sections like the team, pricing, testimonials, blog, contact form, and Google Maps location. As Start comes with several jaw-dropping parallax effects, your visitors will never have a chance to get bored.



Beautiful Pro Theme

Beautiful Pro Theme

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Here’s another theme that is named properly. Beautiful Pro from StudioPress looks simple and beautiful. Its pleasing homepage design and full-width blog posts are perfect for creating personal or professionals blog or news sites. It is also possible to publish posts with sidebar on the left or right side. The multi-level drop-down menu will help the visitors navigate through your website.

As you can expect, the sidebar and the footer sections are widget-supported. What’s more, there are several dedicated ad spots to display ads from various sources. The theme customizer and the options panel will offer the necessary options for customizing and managing your website.



Portfolio

Portfolio

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The main purpose of a portfolio theme is to highlight your portfolio items, and Portfolio gets on with it right from the homepage. Visitors will find the filterable portfolio items on the front page. Visitors will enjoy the unique hover effects, while clicking on an item will open the portfolio slider in the same page.

AJAX-powered load more button will load more portfolio items without reloading the page. With complete mega menu support, create the navigation menu with the necessary navigation items and decorate these with images. Other notable features include eye-catching parallax effects, feature-rich options panel, custom widgets, shortcodes, and retina-ready icon fonts.



Zen

Zen

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The black-and-white color scheme has provided Zen with an appropriate flavor for simple and minimal websites. Flex Slider is included the package, allowing you to create and display attractive slideshows on the homepage and other places. Check out the unique content layouts to explore various sidebar positioning for your content.

Zen is provided with the necessary page templates like the archive, blog, contact, portfolio, and a landing page design. You can choose any of the ten ready-made color styles to bring a fresh look for the site. You will find the customization options in the options panel.



Molly

Molly

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You will have a hard time finding a simpler blogging theme than Molly. It gets started with the logo and contains more white space than text. You will enjoy full support for all the common post formats along with professional styling. There is a custom audio player and video embedding support for your multimedia posts.

The image gallery will come in handy to display a collection of your images. Make all of your styling changes from the options panel. Thanks to the professionally optimized coding, your website will enjoy a great page loading speed.



Gleam

Gleam

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When you are looking for a simple and unique WordPress theme, you should consider classic ones like Gleam. The AJAX-powered interface will allow the visitor to browse the whole website without reloading the current page. You can choose custom background images for different pages of the site.

Despite the same page concept, you can still create galley, portfolio, about, contact, and other necessary pages. You will also have full blog support with threaded comments. Use the provided shortcodes to add custom elements to your content. The theme options section will offer the personalization options you need.



Modest

Modest

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Here’s another classic theme featuring a simple design. In line with its name, Modest offers a humble layout containing all the necessary website elements surrounded by lots of white space. Add all the navigation items to the multi-level drop-down menu, while the custom gallery will come in handy to display the high-quality images.

Feel free to try the five professionally designed color schemes or create your own from the options panel. Due to its lightweight nature, Modest will significantly improve the loading speed of your website. You will also get access to multiple page templates, custom shortcodes, and a translation-ready interface.



Modern Studio Pro

Modern Studio Pro

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The intentionally minimal design of Modern Studio Pro looks elegant and classy. It is aimed at reducing the clutter and using only the basic colors, while letting you publish in-depth blog posts with beautiful featured images. The Genesis child theme is provided with supports several post formats and page templates.

Keep the visitors updated about the latest post, events, promotions, or other updates by using the sticky message feature. Use the existing column structures to publish posts and pages in different styles. There are multiple widgetized locations to place the Instagram widget, custom social media buttons, and other widgets.



Magnifique

Magnifique

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The minimal layout of Magnifique is perfect for creating personal or professional blogs. There are no complicated sidebar and widgets to deal with. You just publish blog posts and the theme displays these on the homepage with special focus on the featured image and other multimedia files.

Unlimited color variations allow you to try various color combinations and choose the best one for your blog. Take a look at the theme options section to find out the available personalization options. As Magnifique is retina-ready, your blog will look great on both regular and retina screens.



Vanilla

Vanilla

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Vanilla welcomes the visitors with a large slider on the homepage. The minimalist WordPress template also offers dedicated sections to provide more information about your projects. The filterable projects will allow the visitors to browse different types of projects, while featured posts will keep the updated with the latest posts from the blog.

Publish new posts by using any of the three layouts and use the portfolio options to show details about your previous works. The available shortcodes can be used on any post or page to add various custom elements.



Oshine

Oshine

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On some occasions, you need both simplicity and features from a single theme. In that case, Oshine can be one of the best choices for you. It is provided with a unique live page builder that allows you to use the ready-made section concepts or create custom layouts. Use the 50+ content modules along with the shortcodes to publish content in different styles.

Make sure you are checking out the header and menu styles to find the best ones for your website. The unlimited grid combinations will make it a lot easier to create attractive portfolio and gallery pages. The WooCommerce-enabled template could also be used to create one-page websites.



Bijou

Bijou

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Dorsey will be best suited for the minimalists who want to create a portfolio website that matches their style. They can use the sizable homepage slider to highlight their best works in front of potential clients. The thumbnail gallery can be another great way to show off the previous projects.

Since the images support caption, it is possible to show detailed information for each project. Use the sidebar widget location to show more information about your profession, social media links, gallery, and so on. Dorsey also works perfectly with WooCommerce, thereby allowing you to promote your services and accept payments from clients.



Dorsey

Dorsey

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Dorsey will be best suited for the minimalists who want to create a portfolio website that matches their style. They can use the sizable homepage slider to highlight their best works in front of potential clients. The thumbnail gallery can be another great way to show off the previous projects.

Since the images support caption, it is possible to show detailed information for each project. Use the sidebar widget location to show more information about your profession, social media links, gallery, and so on. Dorsey also works perfectly with WooCommerce, thereby allowing you to promote your services and accept payments from clients.



Eshop

Eshop

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What about a minimalist theme for your online store? Meet Eshop, a very popular Genesis Child theme that features a large slider along with separate sections for the featured and best-selling products on the homepage. The package includes all the necessary page designs including the shop, product page, my account, shopping cart, and checkout.

You can show product images by creating a nice gallery. There are lots of shortcodes including some specially created ones for WooCommerce. Live Twitter feed and Flickr integration will help you connect social accounts with the shop, while the other custom widgets can be placed on the widget-ready sidebar or footer.



Wryter

Wryter

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Wryter can be an interesting choice for developing your next personal blog. The uber-minimalist theme doesn’t have any sidebar on the homepage or the blog posts. Therefore, your visitors will be completely focused on the content, which is obviously what you want.

However, there is a sidebar in the theme. Visitors can reveal the sidebar and the main navigation menu by clicking the hamburger menu icon. The grayscale image hover effect will make it a pleasure to hover over the images and the excellent typography features will improve the readability. Wryter also comes with the archive and 404 page layouts.



Blogoma

Blogoma

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This feature-rich blogging WordPress template uses a clean layout with excellent readability options. There are several layouts for displaying featured posts and multiple post formats for publishing different types of content. Use any of the ten ready-made background patterns to improve the look of your website.

Enabling the sticky header could be an effective way to enhance the user experience of your visitors. Also take advantage of the bundled contact form with CAPTCHA and set up the styling options from the options panel. Use the one-click demo import to get started with your website within a short period.



Sinensis

Sinensis

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With a strong focus on simplicity and readability, Sinensis is a trendy blogging theme. With dedicated support for several post formats, it allows you to publish different types of content. Highlight the best of these posts by using the featured posts carousel or add them to the sidebar by using the custom widget.

Sinensis supports multiple menu locations so that your visitors are never left out of the navigation options. You will find several page designs including the highly important 404 page. Complete integration with Disqus will get more visitor engagement for your posts.



Fixy

Fixy

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Fixy looks simple and beautiful with its colorful design and heavy emphasis on images. As it supports all common post formats, you can publish audio, video, and gallery posts along with the standard ones. The superior typography options enable you to use any font from Google Fonts, Typekit, or Adobe web fonts.

The template features a fluid design that looks great on various display sizes from tiny mobile screen to 1680px screens. The unique IE-fallback will ensure that your website works perfectly on older versions of internet explorer as well.



minimal

minimal

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Minimal works as a great reminder to show us how simple portfolio websites can be. Despite its simplicity, the theme comes with the necessary page templates. You will also find several portfolio styles to showcase your experience.

With full support for an integrated blog, Minimal enables you to publish in-depth content on your site. The auto image resizing for featured posts will ensure that the images are displayed proportionally. Tweak the various theme customizer options to control the style. The mobile-optimized template also follows all the coding best practices.

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Evan Scoboria is the co-founder, and developer at Shea Media LLC, the team behind Nimbus Themes, this magazine, and a bunch of very happy clients. He co-founded Shea Media with his wife Kendall in 2009. Evan enjoys hunting, fishing, code, cycling, and most of all WordPress!

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