10 Free Clean Minimal WordPress Themes

“Perfection is achieved not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away”
Antoine de Saint-Exupery

A collection of ten free minimalist WordPress Themes for your consideration. Images link to theme demos, by request. (We aim to please!)

1. Frank WordPress Theme

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Frank, an open-source WordPress theme designed and built to provide a light, responsive and unobtrusive reading experience.
Author: P.J. Onori, Demo: Link, Download: Link

2. Sutra WordPress Theme

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It’s a very minimal theme meant for journal type posts with no distractions.
Author: Mike Sewell, Demo: Link, Download: Link

3. Feijoa WordPress Theme

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This is a four-column layout with a simple sidebar and was designed using the jQuery Masonry plug-in.
Author: Chris Magiera, Demo: Link, Download: Link

4. Blogum WordPress Theme

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Blogum is a simple grid-based blog theme, designed with a modern and minimalist style. It supports all WordPress 3.0 features, giving you extra flexibility.
Author: WPShower, Demo: Link, Download: Link

5. Papaver WordPress Theme

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Papaver is an elegant, minimal theme. You can set the content to one, two or three columns.
Author: Chris Magiera, Demo: Link, Download: Link

6. Melville WordPress Theme

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Melville was inspired by classic literature. It has no distractions; just a simple design that focuses the reader on your writing.
Author: Raygun, Demo: Link, Download: Link

7. Svbtle WordPress Theme

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Very clean minimal responsive theme.
Author: Ricardo Rauch, Demo: Link, Download: Link

8. Minimalistiq WordPress Theme

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Minimalistiq has responsive design , 2 distinct color schemes, user-friendly theme options panel, and many built-in shortcodes.
Author: WPLegion, Demo: Link, Download: Link

9. Less WordPress Theme

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Less is a superminimal theme with single column responsive layout.
Author: Jared Erckson, Demo: Link, Download: Link

10. Oulipo WordPress Theme

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Inspired by and named after the group Oulipo, this clean, minimal, grid-based theme was created for authors who want their content to shine. Three-column simplicity with an eye for typography.
Author: Andrea Mignolo, Demo: Link, Download: Link

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