The best part about WordPress is the easy availability of awesome free themes. No matter what type of website you are running, you can get a free theme that is both well coded and well designed. In fact, the official WordPress repository is full of such amazing themes that don’t cost a dime.
In this post, I’ll discuss 10 themes that feature clean layout, the right blend of minimalism, and above all, good typography. Now, picking 10 among hundreds is always a tough job, especially because new WordPress themes are released almost every other day; so I limited myself to themes that were released fairly recently, in order to keep this roundup concise and relevant.
Enough talk! Time to get going.
Trope is a clean and minimal WordPress theme that is fully responsive and SEO optimized. Following the traditional blog column plus sidebar layout, Trope is ideal for general blogging usage.
Released by WP Kube, Launch is a “Coming Soon” WordPress theme. Planning your next big project or getting ready for the launch of your upcoming website? Launch is the placeholder theme that you are looking for — to create curiosity and interest among your visitors. It is responsive and compatible with MailChimp.
Woodley is a minimal, two-column WordPress theme. To be honest, Woodley is what you will get if you were to take Twenty Fifteen and refine its design a bit, and possibly add some minor sophistication. By default, the sidebar rests on the left.
Apex is a minimal, responsive, and clean WordPress theme meant for folks who need a no-nonsense theme for their websites.
5. Vanilla Milkshake
Vito is a minimal, clean and responsive blogging theme for WordPress websites. It is SEO optimized and relies a good deal on CSS animations.
7. Tography Lite
Tography Lite is a WordPress theme meant for photographers and visual artists who are looking to create an online portfolio. It is responsive and also has a Pro version that comes with additional features, such as support for WooCommerce and Google Fonts.
As the name suggests, Readit is a WordPress theme that focuses on readability. It is responsive, SEO optimized, and also offers support for Google Fonts. Plus, Readit comes with a custom color picker and animations and transition effects of its own. Readit too has a Pro version that offers additional features.
Designed by Automattic, Cerauno is a minimal and responsive WordPress theme for magazines with a three-column layout. The secondary sidebar comes with room for five widget areas, and posts are characterized by large featured images, as is the case with various other Automattic themes.
10. So Simple
So Simple is a simple (as you might expect) and responsive WordPress theme with a one-column layout, thereby making it ideal for personal blogging sites. It is SEO friendly, and the single column layout ensures that the focus remains entirely on your content.
Which of these WordPress themes is your favorite? Share your views in the comments below!