Best Wordpress Minimal Themes

Top 10 Free Minimalist Themes For WordPress – Fast Loading Too

Of lately, I had been reading a lot about importance of  website speed, not only to avoid user abandonment, but also for search engine rankings.

3 second rule: Statistics and Studies show that nearly 40% of readers abandon a website that takes more than 3 seconds to load.

Let’s face it. Most of the new themes, especially commercial themes, are bloated and overloaded with plug ins and give a very poor pagespeed score.

That’s when a minimalist theme makes lot of sense. Because minimalist themes load faster and puts more emphasis on content. They are not bloated and in general,  lavishly uses white space and are visually pleasing to the reader. And they have great typography. A good combination of beautiful fonts and white space can do wonders to any theme.

What follows below are some of the best minimalistic themes and they are still visually pleasing:

 


1. Flat

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My favorite theme for personal blogs. Flat design is a popular concept and has been a trend in design world lately. From Microsoft’s Metro design, Android Holo design and the latest iOS 7 flat design.

Following this trend, YoArts created a free flat WordPress theme inspired by Flat UI by DesignModo. This theme is minimal, beautiful and charms the reader.

This is Flat theme features:

  • Responsive layout support
  • Retina screen ready
  • Off-canvas sidebar on smaller devices
  • Customize background
  • Customize sidebar color
  • Editor style support
  • Multilingual support ( English and Germany)

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