30 Best Minimal WordPress Themes for 2018


Minimalist designs have gained a lot of popularity, if not notoriety, nowadays. From fashion to lifestyle trends, people have adopted a simple, clean, and uncluttered way of life for several reasons such as wanting to take care of the environment or achieving inner peace.

Web designs are not exempted from this trend. Most businesses, organizations, and individuals in modern times prefer more basic designs with powerful functionalities for their websites, landing pages, and other web portals. A minimalist web page provides lots of possibilities to put your content on the spotlight, along with many other advantages and benefits, if it is built on the ever popular and powerful WordPress platform.

WordPress is undoubtedly one of the best, if not the best, content management system at this time. Although there are already a number of other platforms and frameworks that are catching up to it, or may actually be even better, people have not realized it yet. So WordPress continues to hold the torch in terms of compatible plugins, customization options, and robust functionalities.

Below is a collection of the best minimal WordPress themes and templates that you can use to launch your business or upgrade your old websites with in the coming year. Despite the plain and simplistic designs of these themes, their functionality and versatility are anything but basic. Most modern WordPress templates have a fully responsive layout that are compatible with all standard devices. They are also easy to set up and modify with lots of dedicated options unique to different website niches. In addition, the themes have many other awesome features, powerful plugins, and diverse options.

Construction Company Theme


We kick off with this construction company WordPress template, Solid Build. It is a clean and elegant website theme that will help you create a stunning and highly functional website for your business and similar industries. It features a fresh and stylish web page layout with essential and advanced web elements that are easy to use and customize. It is built with Elementor Page Builder and has some cool features, widgets, plugins, and options.

Design Portfolio Template


Next is Carmen, a minimal and professional portfolio WordPress theme for designers, artists, creatives, freelancers, agencies, and other related businesses. Fully responsive and packed with the latest web design technologies, it comes with an intuitive design and a stylish look that will impress your clients and visitors. One of its features are the variety of blogging layouts with several post formats that can be modified through the same powerful page builder.

SEO and Marketing Theme


Then, we have SEO Wave. It is a clean and minimal WordPress template that is built perfectly for SEO and marketing businesses. With a simple but dynamic layout that has lots of white space to highlight your content, this template is easy to use and highly customizable thanks to its built-in Visual Composer plugin and Live Customization options. Other than that, it also includes features such as a Revolution Slider, responsive layout, retina-ready design, and many others.

Architecture Agency Template


Here is Buildex, a multi-page responsive WordPress theme made especially for architecture agencies, interior design companies, and other industrial websites. It comes with feature-rich web pages and content modules that let you fill your website with all necessary information regardless of content-type. The theme also boasts of the most recent web design standards such as a responsive design, cross-browser compatibility, SEO optimization, and so much more.

Accountant Expert Theme


Investero is a clean and modern responsive WordPress template for accountants and financial experts who wish to have their own websites. This theme has a fresh and trendy design with lots of premium features and plugins in order to fit any bookkeeping business of every size. It offers a codeless website building process and easy visual customization, with plenty of options such as hundreds of Google Web Fonts, multiple blog layouts, social options, and many other awesome features.

Business and Services Template


A business and services WordPress theme, Dominer is described as clean on the outside because of its simple and minimal design, yet awesome on the inside with its many powerful features. The template comes with several eye-catching color skins to choose from as well as multiple pre-built pages to use so that you can easily build the website that you want. Among its features are a Visual Composer page builder and Revolution Slider plugin.

One-page WordPress Theme


The next minimal website template to be featured on this list is Alder, a one-page WordPress theme that can be used for multiple purposes as it comes with six template variations and tons of pre-built web pages for different uses. All these features are easily customizable through a dynamic drag-and-drop page builder, along with a number of premium plugins and a powerful admin panel. The theme has a fully responsive layout with unlimited color and styles.

Minimal Portfolio Theme


This stunning website template is a minimal WordPress portfolio template that is developed with multiple purposes in mind. Minim is fully responsive and retina-ready as it adapts to any device of different screen sizes. It is packed with over 150 shortcode elements, unique inner page layouts, a number of premium plugins, 11+ header types, six blog types, nine portfolio types, and much more. All these are managed through the drag-and-drop builder, Visual Composer.

Creative Multipurpose Template


Another multipurpose website template is Mond, a creative WordPress theme that presents a unique layout and trendy design that suits creative websites such as portfolios, blogs, etc. With Visual Composer, you can build your web pages through a powerful drag-and-drop functionality and easily personalize your website with lots of options through Live Customizer. Other features included are the custom portfolio types, typography options, custom colors, and more.

Magazine WordPress Theme


Minara is a magazine WordPress template for bloggers, writers, and journalists that is built with a clean and minimal design to make your content shine. Its pixel-perfect layout perfectly suits any type of content—from texts, images, and galleries to videos, audios, and other media types. The theme comes with three magazine styles, nine blog layouts, three header options, five post formats, and six widgets. It is fully responsive, SEO-friendly, cleanly coded, and highly customizable.

Modern Church Template


Then, we have a religious and church WordPress theme with a minimal and modern look that is appropriately suitable for various church and religious websites. Domica is especially integrated with all the necessary elements a church website needs. These include a church calendar, donation and collection forms, news page, events manager, and many others. It features two beautiful home page variants, a fully responsive design, lots of premium plugins, and more.

Professional Blog Theme


Next is Tabor, a professional-looking WordPress template made specifically for writing professionals, bloggers, journalists, and content marketers. With its clean and minimal design, this template presents and highlights your content more than others. Super fast and highly optimized, this theme helps boost your online presence as it also comes with some cool features which include Schema Markup, OptinMonster, MailChimp, and MonsterInsight support.

Creative WordPress Template


Here is another creative website theme that is developed for agencies and other creative businesses. This theme can provide them with the best web design tool to create an extremely gorgeous and functional website. Freeman is a portfolio and agency WordPress template that has a unique and state-of-the-art design with several homepage options for various website niches, a number of portfolio styles, and a slew of different inner web page templates for you to use.

Business WordPress Theme


Now, here is Concart. A unique and trendy business WordPress template that allows you to build a website and modify web pages easily according to your business needs and preferences. It comes with premium features such as the Revolution Slider which lets you create stunning sliders with animated effects; Visual Composer which allows you to build and arrange page layouts easily; and Theme Options panel that enables you to customize your content in real time.

Responsive Wedding Template


LT Wedding is an elegant and beautiful WordPress theme for weddings and engagement events. A modern and creative template, it can also be used by wedding planners, organizers, and designers to showcase their previous works and portfolios. Just like most templates on this list, it also features a fully responsive layout, powerful shortcodes, an easy drag-and-drop page builder, unlimited color schemes with a color picker, and many other cool features.

Travel WordPress Theme


A free and responsive travel WordPress template for any hotel and travel business, LT Travel comes with a minimal but gorgeous design that is perfect to use in showcasing various travel destinations, tour packages, and accommodations. Built with the robust Bootstrap framework, it features strong shortcodes, drag-and-drop layout contents, smart and eye-catching designs, limitless color schemes, and a powerful admin panel.

Minimal WordPress Template


The appropriately-named website theme you see above is a responsive minimal WordPress template that is guaranteed to look great on all devices with its mobile-friendly and adaptable layout as well as its aesthetically clean design. Minimal, despite its simplicity, comes with a bunch of features, customization options, and premium plugins that make it easy to use and configure.

Minimal WordPress Theme


Definitely not just another website theme, Shudh is a minimal WordPress template that can be used by website owners who prefer a clean and uncluttered design for their business and personal online portals. Although it may have a generously spacious layout, this theme does not stint on its features. A stunning slider is integrated at the top of the page, and it has various sections for portfolios, testimonials, services, and many others.

Multipurpose WordPress Template


This next template is a multipurpose WordPress theme that is clean, responsive, and compatible with all standard devices and major browsers. SKT Clean can cater to different website niches, whether business, commercial, or personal. Many unique elements are included in the theme and it has lots of awesome features such as a slider with 12 animation effects and unlimited color schemes through a color picker.

Design Agency Theme


Agency is a clean, minimal, and responsive website template from WordPress that is obviously made for design agencies, creative studios, and freelance artists. With its ample-spaced layout and clean white background, this theme offers you a great way to showcase your works, products, or services. It features creative portfolios, eye-catching testimonials section, custom post types, multiple layout options, various color skins, etc.

Flat Design Template


Here is a unique and trendy website template that presents a modern flat design with a combination of multiple bold colors and a simple and minimal layout. Flat, as it is called, is a state-of-the-art WordPress theme perfect for any new website of different business types. It features a drag-and-drop page builder, various transitional effects, many extra shortcodes, beautiful sliders, and so much more.

Corporate Multipurpose Theme


Next is a corporate WordPress theme built with multiple purposes in mind that can be used especially for businesses and company websites. Corporate is a robust website template with a clean and minimal design that looks sophisticated and professional. Aside from that, the theme is packed with lots of features which enhance its functionality. These include video backgrounds, social icons, and animated progress bars, among others.

Business and Consulting Template


Then, we have The Advisors. This finance consulting and business WordPress theme is a great web design tool to use in building a stunning and functional website for your business, organization, or agency. It boasts of a large collection of features which include multiple slider options, customizable color schemes, diverse layout variants, a bunch of drag-and-drop elements, powerful shortcodes, and easily modified sections.

Kids WordPress Theme


Now, here is a fun and exciting kids WordPress template that can be used to create any kid-related website such as kindergartens, day care centers, primary schools, and play groups, among others. Kid Quest has an illustrated but clean design that parents and kids alike will surely love. With pre-defined layouts for different children’s activities, this theme boasts of its flexibility and versatility, along with a powerful visual page builder to build and modify web pages.

Interior Design Template


Cribs is a premium WordPress theme architecture and interior design that comes with a clean and minimal style that is great to use in showcasing artistic portfolios and creative galleries of previous works. It comes with lots of built-in unique features such as the Revolution Slider and Layer Slider which allows you to feature images in style, an unlimited number of color palette options to choose from, a bunch of shortcodes with drag-and-drop functionality, and more.

Creative Agency Theme


This is a colorful and bold corporate and portfolio WordPress template created for creative agencies and other related businesses such as web design and digital marketing. Quantum is a premium website theme with a fresh and modern design that is highly flexible as it comes with a choice of sliders, a color picker with millions of colors to choose from, unique inner web page layouts, custom Google maps, a huge set of fonts, and more customization options.

Minimal Design Template


This ultra minimalist and modern WordPress theme is a design-oriented template that has a contemporary and trendy look preferred by many businesses and individuals nowadays. Adda is also rich in features as it includes a home page slider, posts displayed in Pinterest grid, newsletter pop-up, a contact form, and a wide selection of customized widgets. It can be used as an online portfolio, a personal blog, and even as a corporate website, among others.

Responsive WordPress Theme


Another responsive WordPress template with a clean and minimal design is Ez. With a lot of white space and a clutter-less layout, this template provides a great way to showcase your colorful works beautifully. So it is ideal for many creative designers, business owners, agencies, and bloggers. It features a responsive design with a responsive slider, a dynamic menu management system, sticky navigation, a nice portfolio, an eye-catching blog, a widgetized footer, and others.

Modern and Stylish Template


The modern and stylish blog template you see above is the WordPress theme, New Vogue. It has a clean and sleek design that will definitely highlight your content, so it catches the attention of your readers and keeps them interested. It features a fully responsive layout that looks great on any device, custom logo upload, colors, backgrounds, a top-page drop-down menu, social media icons, Lightbox image gallery, a working contact form, and Mailchimp integration.

Minimal and Responsive Theme


We conclude this list with Purpose, a beautifully crafted and gorgeously designed minimalist WordPress theme that can be utilized for many purposes of different modern businesses. Aside from its clean and simple layout, this template is packed with a wide array of features that include a stunning full-screen header with a slider that uses various content formats, a dynamic navigation menu, a variety of page templates, and a responsive and retina-ready design.

You could definitely say by now that there are tons of reasons why you should choose to build minimally designed websites for your business and other personal website purposes. in the world of the Internet, there is only a split moment available for you to gain and retain your audience’s attention and interest. Bombarding them with bold color combinations, cramped and unorganized content, unnecessary effects and animations, and jarring flashes can put off any visitor to a badly designed website. It can also divert their attention instead of helping them focus on the content of your website. So be careful and make sure you do not get overwhelmed by all the features available to you in choosing and building your website.

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