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45 Premium Minimal WordPress Themes

Minimal designs can make a difference.

Or as American artist Jim Henson said, “simple is good”. If you are looking for a site design that focuses on content, then minimalism might just be what you are looking for.

Below are the best hand-picked SEO optimized and mobile friendly, premium minimal WordPress themes.


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Timeline - Premium Minimal WordPress Themes

Timeline is a clean and colorful theme for creatives. As a highly flexible design, Timeline allows you to create a timeline as your portfolio, use the beautiful blog style to write about interesting things or you can sell your products with amazing pricing tables.

Timeline’s most notable features include:

  • Unique portfolio layout
  • Color customizable
  • Shortcode browser
  • Dropdown navigation
  • jQuery validated contact form
  • Theme options panel

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Minimo - Premium Minimal WordPress Themes

Minimo takes simplicity to the next level with its’ beautiful and spacious design. A Woocommerce theme that’s perfect for creatives looking to showcase their best products.

Minimo’s most notable features include:

  • Live customizer
  • WooCommerce compatible
  • WooCommerce product filtering
  • Masonry layout
  • Custom 404 page
  • Custom search page

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CleanGold - Premium Minimal WordPress Themes

CleanGold is nothing short of stunning, a minimal theme designed for corporate and creative business. Optimized with mobile first techniques and retina display support, CleanGold makes sure that your content looks great on any devices.

CleanGold’s most notable features include:

  • Retina display support
  • Mobile first approach
  • Unique pages

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Soigne - Premium Minimal WordPress Themes

Soigné is an elegant minimal blog theme. Soigné is not only easy-to-use but also comes with a powerful easy-to-use customizations that allows you to materialize your vision.

Soigné’s most notable features include:

  • Featured slider
  • Featured boxes
  • Popular posts plugin
  • Custom MailChimp signup form integration

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Paperleaf - Premium Minimal WordPress Themes

Paperleaf is a handsome minimal theme that can be used for any websites. Whether you want to build a blog, portfolio, recipes collection, reading list, links list…all comes down to the idea you have on your mind while Paperleaf takes care of the rest.

Paperleaf’s most notable features include:

  • Custom logo
  • Custom colors
  • Custom background image
  • Author page

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Throne - Premium Minimal WordPress Themes

Throne is a dynamic and engaging minimal theme. Being multipurpose, you can use Throne for almost anything, from a blog, to a portfolio.

Throne’s most notable features include:

  • 4 different homepage templates
  • 4 portfolio grid layouts
  • 2 blog templates
  • 2 contact page templates

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Raven - Premium Minimal WordPress Themes

Raven is a bold minimal theme designed for those looking for a simple yet elegant design. A great user-friendly business theme that relieves reader’s’ eye strain with a unique black and white look.

Raven’s most notable features include:

  • Retina ready
  • Portfolio layout
  • Premium plugins
  • WooCommerce

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Minimal WordPress Portfolio

Minimal WordPress Portfolio - Premium Minimal WordPress Themes

Minimal WordPress Portfolio is a clean and timeless theme for all portfolios. A simple and responsive theme that works straight out of the box.

Minimal WordPress Portfolio’s most notable features include:

  • Infinite scroll
  • Tag and category description display
  • Custom blog archive template
  • Automatic image sizing for featured images

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Blossom - Premium Minimal WordPress Themes

Blossom is an ambitious, fully-customizable theme that’s focused on beautiful visuals. Whether you want a visual composer or even upload your own fonts, Blossom have you covered.

Blossom’s most notable features include:

  • Full features list
  • Working contact form
  • Unlimited page files

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Sprint - Premium Minimal WordPress Themes

Sprint takes simplicity to another level with their spacious design. A perfect portfolio theme that puts all the focus on your work.

Sprint’s most notable features include:

  • Built-in Mailchimp newsletter
  • 2 home page variation
  • Google Map

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Antelope - Premium Minimal WordPress Themes

Antelope is a clean and elegant theme for any personal and corporate blogger. A well-documented theme with various customization options such as two layouts to satisfy your vision.

Antelope’s most notable features include:

  • Widget ready
  • 3 homepage layouts
  • 2 main layouts for footer and header
  • One click import demo
  • Light and dark skins

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Omega - Premium Minimal WordPress Themes

Omega is an especially beautiful and flexible theme. Whether you are a blogger or freelancer looking to build their portfolio, Omega has something for you.

Omega’s most notable features include:

  • Powerful admin panel
  • Ajaxed posts pagination
  • Lots of individual options for each page
  • Styles manager

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Raita - Premium Minimal WordPress Themes

Raita is simple, clean, minimal and easy to customize specifically designed for writers. Raita comes with beautiful typography and is suitable for anyone who wants to put emphasis on their content.

Raita’s most notable features include:

  • Retina ready
  • 1-click demo installer
  • Custom Typography
  • Easy to change accent color

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Monsterrat - Premium Minimal WordPress Themes

Monsterrat is a minimal portfolio theme for anyone who wants to create a beautiful website for their portfolio. Monsterrat is a perfect choice for photographers, designers, artists, models and freelancers.

Monsterrat’s most notable features include:

  • Customized Visual Composer
  • Powerful admin panel
  • Translation ready
  • Custom post types
  • Unlimited colors

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Inverto - Premium Minimal WordPress Themes

Inverto is a unique black & white theme perfectly suitable for designers, architects, freelancers, agencies and photographers who want to focus on their the content.

Inverto’s most notable features include:

  • Visual drag & drop page builder
  • Multilingual ready
  • Contact form 7 compatible
  • One-click demo data import
  • Custom icons
  • Custom 404 error page

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Concept - Premium Minimal WordPress Themes

Concept is a clean, modern and minimal portfolio theme for freelancers, photographers, models, agency and modern business websites. Concept is perfect for anyone who wants to create a beautiful portfolio.

Concept’s most notable features include:

  • Drag and drop page builder
  • Theme options panel
  • Unlimited colors
  • Parallax effect
  • Google fonts usable

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Engo - Premium Minimal WordPress Themes

Engo is a smart, clean & minimal theme. With powerful customization features and lots of shortcodes Engo allows you to easily build the kind of website you are looking for.

Engo’s most notable features include:

  • Retina ready
  • Google fonts
  • Revolution slider
  • Icon font
  • Shortcode generator
  • Sortable portfolio

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Creek - Premium Minimal WordPress Themes

Creek is a hyper minimal portfolio theme with a modern look-n-feel. Built for one purpose in mind, Creek helps you showcase your work in such a sleek and elegant way that will amaze potential clients.

Creek’s most notable features include:

  • Elegant admin panel
  • Translation ready
  • Retina ready
  • Unlimited theme colors
  • 4 homepage variation
  • Pricing table

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HumbleShop - Premium Minimal WordPress Themes

Humbleshop is a minimal, responsive and clean design specifically designed for eCommerce that fits all modern shops and boutiques. It’s a simple yet the features rich theme to make your shop stand out from the crowd.

HumbleShop’s most notable features include:

  • Retina ready
  • 600+ retina icons
  • Simple configuration
  • Unlimited Google fonts
  • Multiple blog post type
  • Built-in Google Map

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Arosha - Premium Minimal WordPress Themes

Arosha is a fun minimal theme designed with creatives in mind. It’s a perfect choice for artists, creative agencies, shoppers, anyone who wants to showcase their work in a beautiful yet elegant way.

Arosha’s most notable features include:

  • Retina ready
  • Super smooth animations
  • 8 unique homepages
  • WooCommerce support
  • Page builder
  • Exclusive subscription box

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Rawa - Premium Minimal WordPress Themes

Rawa is a clean, minimal and responsive theme. A unique way to share your best works and content.

Rawa’s most notable features include:

  • Custom widgets
  • Shortcodes
  • Ajax contact form
  • Share this / tweet support

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Light Dose - Premium Minimal WordPress Themes

LightDose is a modern and dynamic one-page theme. A highly practical theme that works right out of the box.

LightDose’s most notable features include:

  • Retina ready
  • Twitter bootstrap compatible
  • Google web fonts
  • Great dynamics and navigation

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Canary - Premium Minimal WordPress Themes

Canary is a responsive and minimal theme. A visual-oriented design that promises to attract once they set foot on your site.

Canary’s most notable features include:

  • Multiple layouts
  • Advanced admin panel
  • Unlimited brand color options
  • Retina ready

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Nerva - Premium Minimal WordPress Themes

Nerva is simple yet ambitious. With its’ beautiful grid layout, you can easily showcase your best work to the world.

Nerva’s most notable features include:

  • Live customizer
  • Fullscreen layout
  • Shortcode generator
  • Lots of individual options for each page
  • Unlimited colors

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Focus - Premium Minimal WordPress Themes

FOCUS is a minimal theme for photographers. With multiple concepts such as the showcase & gallery options, it’s perfect for every creative photographers to share their beautiful photos.

FOCUS’s most notable features include:

  • Premium fonts
  • Unlimited colors
  • Ion Icons

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Cross - Premium Minimal WordPress Themes

Cross is a unique minimal theme designed for corporate, creative and eCommerce business. A flexible and spacious theme for anyone looking to shine the spotlight on their content.

Cross’s most notable features include:

  • Retina display
  • Mobile first approach
  • 1-click-demo-importer
  • Custom “like”

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Spotlight - Premium Minimal WordPress Themes

Spotlight is clean and minimalist theme that’s uniquely designed to show off your portfolio/projects. Spotlight is suitable for business, agency, personal work and more.

Spotlight’s most notable features include:

  • 11 color schemes available
  • Spotlight custom panel
  • Custom post type
  • Picture frame optional
  • Shortcodes
  • Social networks custom panel

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Pressman - Premium Minimal WordPress Themes

Pressman is a minimal blog theme with lots of features. An easy to use theme with lots for customization options, ideal for bloggers who want to focus on their content.

Pressman’s most notable features include:

  • Retina ready
  • 2 different blog layouts
  • 9 supported post formats

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Format - Premium Minimal WordPress Themes

Format is a minimal theme with a twist. Instead of showing all your content in a traditional way, Format focuses on your latest post, letting your other posts take less emphasis in a unique blog stream format.

Format’s most notable features include:

  • Use sidebar toggle
  • Control all font sizes
  • Enhanced author biographies
  • Built mobile first

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Happiness - Premium Minimal WordPress Themes

As the name suggests, Happiness is a colorful blog theme that’s suitable for any type of contents. Bloggers who wants a great theme to take care of their design won’t be disappointed in Happiness.

Happiness’s most notable features include:

  • Infinite main icons
  • 3 styles of headers
  • 3 top featured categories
  • 7 post formats

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East - Premium Minimal WordPress Themes

East is a modern and minimal theme for your next blog. East is created for those who wants an easy way to share their content in a beautiful format.

East’s most notable features include:

  • Custom image logo
  • Translation ready
  • Mobile first

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ARD - Premium Minimal WordPress Themes

ARD is a modern and minimalist theme that’s uniquely designed for agencies or architecture studios. Easy to use yet fully customizable, it’s a theme you don’t want to miss.

ARD’s most notable features include:

  • Multiscroll effect
  • Contact Form 7
  • WooCommerce integrated
  • Ionicons Icons
  • Visual Composer

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Higgs - Premium Minimal WordPress Themes

Higgs is a minimal blog theme with powerful features such as a in-built gallery slider, testimonials, and portfolio support. Higgs was designed with flexibility in mind, so you can turn your wildest dreams into reality.

Higgs’s most notable features include:

  • Modular, widgeted layout
  • Gallery slider
  • Testimonials
  • Portfolio support

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Cuber - Premium Minimal WordPress Themes

Cuber offers the most professional solution to present your portfolio or the very best starting point for your corporate site. If you are searching something different and out of the norm, then there is something for you at Cuber.

Cuber’s most notable features include:

  • Revolution slider included
  • Responsive homepage slider
  • Advanced CSS3 animations
  • 3 homepage layouts
  • 5 blog page layouts

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Ostrich - Premium Minimal WordPress Themes

Ostrich is a classic and straightforward theme. Ostrich is a well crafted two-column theme ideal for any creative writers or personal bloggers.

Ostrich’s most notable features include:

  • Retina ready
  • Beautiful typography
  • Distraction free reading
  • Unlimited themes colors

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Zito - Premium Minimal WordPress Themes

Zito is a minimal portfolio and blog theme designed for creative artists or agencies. With its’ timeless design, you can trust Zito to present your work in the best possible light.

Zito’s most notable features include:

  • Swipe effect for tablets and smartphones
  • Multilanguage ready
  • Portfolio filter
  • Contact form shortcode
  • Likes / views count feature

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hinimal -  WordPress Blog Design

hinimal is a clean, minimalistic theme that’s focused on content. hinimal’s purpose is to create a minimal and elegant blog theme with eye-catching typography.

hinimal’s most notable features include:

  • Post types
  • Content-focused
  • Lightbox effect
  • Retina ready

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Minelight - Premium Minimal WordPress Themes

Minelight is the embodiment of a fresh and minimalist multipurpose and portfolio theme. You can use Minelight for anything from selling your products via WooCommerce, or for clean, simple, fashion-related, personal, or travel blogs.

Minelight’s most notable features include:

  • WooCommerce shop ready
  • Smart theme options
  • Latest/ trending post tab
  • Custom background colours
  • Black/ white posts (hover for colour)

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Mokka - Premium Minimal WordPress Themes

Mokka is a responsive, flexible and modern blog theme. Mokka’s clean white color scheme and multiple page layout brings out a fresh and sophisticated feel to your site.

Mokka’s most notable features include:

  • Mega menu
  • Contact form 7 support
  • Akismet spam filtering
  • Post formats

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Pasha - Premium Minimal WordPress Themes

Pasha is a flexible theme that comes with awesome features, such as the Slider Revolution and Visual Composer. Pasha is also a creative theme that can be used for any type of website, from creative portfolio, to photography, to products, to corporate and business.

Pasha’s most notable features include:

  • Shortcodes
  • Visual Composer included
  • Slider Revolution included

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Extensio - Premium Minimal WordPress Themes

Extensio is a clean and powerful theme suitable for any kind of corporate and business website. Extensio holds unlimited possibilities and options with its’ impressive jQuery homepage slider with.

Extensio’s most notable features include:

  • Localization support
  • Wide and Boxed skins
  • Infinite design options
  • Full control over all typography

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Everest - Premium Minimal WordPress Themes

Everest is an eCommerce theme with a clean and bold design. It’s perfect for any personal or even bif scale stores. Everest follows a trendy lifestyle design with a combination of pure elegance.

Everest’s most notable features include:

  • Several homepage layout
  • WooCommerce ready
  • Retina ready
  • Google web fonts

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Memphis - Premium Minimal WordPress Themes

Memphis is a clean and modern portfolio theme that is perfect to promote your work in a professional and pleasant way. Memphis comes in three variations: Image background, Video background or Content slider.

Memphis’s most notable features include:

  • Visual composer powered
  • 3 home section versions
  • Google fonts
  • Google map with multiple markers
  • Blog with 3 possible layouts
  • Powerful shortcodes

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Casia - Premium Minimal WordPress Themes

Casia is a clean and responsive one-page creative portfolio that is perfect to promote your work in an elegant and professional light. Casia was built in HTML5 and CSS3, with parallax image effects to make it even more appealing and dynamic.

Casia’s most notable features include:

  • Live composer
  • Retina ready
  • 3 homepage versions

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Cre8or - Premium Minimal WordPress Themes

Cre8or is a modern portfolio-style theme with beautiful typography and attention to detail. Cre8or allows you to showcase your latest works in a charming and creative way.

Cre8or’s most notable features include:

  • Animated page transitions
  • Filterable portfolio
  • 5 different single portfolio item layouts
  • Fancy image and video lightbox

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I hope you’ve found the perfect design for you in these 45 minimal WordPress themes.

Then you can sit back and breath a sigh of relief. Finally, you can stop worrying about all the techie stuffs and start focusing on what really matters. 😉

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Anh Nguyen is a blogger and minimalist who's crazy about design and content quality. Learn more about him here, or connect with him on Twitter.

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  1. netp

    Wow, I just love minimalistic design and yet I so often don’t end up going for that with my own blog, I put a lot on there, maybe that’s just how I am, despite loving other blogs that have that minimalistic look! Like the design of your own, which is lovely. I like Minimo best I think, but so many of them are wonderful. I will have to bookmark this and come for a browse when I have longer! Thanks!

    • Hi there, I’m glad to hear you enjoyed the designs! I know some of us can be prone to putting a lot of stuffs on. The method that works best for me is just to de-clutter and start removing things gradually. I hope this helps and good luck with your online projects!

  2. Hey Anh,

    Glad to read your excellent informative post,

    According to you and its genius features Timeline sounds awesome colorful theme. Some of them are used by my friends their opinion regarding these themes are positive. These themes are really looking unique in color and valuable in features. I like most their Portfolio layout feature which is really incredible.

    I have experience of Omega its really cool in features and graphics. Its admin Panel and Styles manager I love most, From my opinion this is absolutely valuable in terms of productivity and traffic. This vast competition era, needs significant strategies to get success and these themes are on the important key in world of blogging.

    Eventually, thanks for sharing your worthy post.

    With best regards,

    Amar kumar

    • Amar, I’m a big fan of design and have to agree that Timeline and Omega are some of the best I’ve found, especially Timeline, I love their clean and sleak design. Thanks for sharing your experience! 😀

  3. This is a great collection of themes, I appreciate the fact that they have the responsive functionality going on.
    There are themes, that are flexible and powerful enough that can be used as a base for basically all website solutions. You can find such themes from ThemeChilly. All in all, this is a great article I am bookmarking even for inspiration – thank you!

    • Kratika, thanks for the kind words! I haven’t heard of ThemeChilly before, unfortunately, I wasn’t able to access their site. Maybe it’s down at the moment. 🙁

  4. Josh

    Hey Anh,

    Cool list of themes you’ve complied. I thought of a similar approach of keeping it simple and clutter free and went with 2016 for my website.

    As always your articles are helpful. The last time I was here reading a post with about websites for free stock images and that lists still continues to help me.

    • Anh Nguyen

      Aww, thanks Josh for the kind words. It’s always my pleasure to help. 😀

  5. Bohemian Collective

    Simple really is good! Wow, I really love the Minimo theme, I can imagine this works really great for a ecommerce site or webshop.

    The days of crazy websites with flying animations and flash have all but gone, so it’s great to see so many simple, functional designs coming out that really get to the root of what a website is for, and what a website can do once you strip back the bells and whistles!

    • Anh Nguyen

      Minimo is indeed a great theme for portfolios or eCommerce. I was very young when the internet was full of those animations, good times. 😛

  6. Brenna

    Oh my goodness! You are right on with the clean, minimal blog pages. These are a strong attraction for the eye and truly make the difference. I’m really thankful for your work here. Every time I go on to search for a good theme I’m always left stumped or frustrated. Your post is super helpful and really makes a huge difference for me and the next time I’m out looking to freshen things up.

    • Anh Nguyen

      Thanks a bunch for the kind words, Brenna. I’m glad the post was helpful to you. Personally, I love minimalism, the spaciousness and uncluttered space it provides really puts the focus on your content.

  7. Jerry

    Hi Anh, I am surprised and a little bit disappointed that Word press theme IconicOne is not amongst your presented themes. I am using this theme for both my website, it has proven to be mobile friendly and it came highly recommended within the WA community. Is it just forgotten or is there a real reason it does not figure in your list. If the latter, then please advise why. I would like to ensure that I am using the best theme for my websites. Cheers, Jerry

    • Anh Nguyen

      Jerry, Iconic One has a neat looking design. However it’s not a Premium or paid theme, and doesn’t come with the kind of customisation and support that Premium themes has to offer. If you are serious about your site, I highly recommend you upgrade to a Premium theme early on since they come with much more features and support that you may need as a starter. 🙂

  8. Ben

    Hey thanks. I’ve been looking for a nice theme for a while now. I’m stuck with a boring and unattractive theme, simply because I do not know where to start. This is very helpful, thanks! I will look into each theme one by one. They all seem beautiful and with excellent taste.

    • Anh Nguyen

      I’m always happy to help, Ben. 😉 Let me know if you have any questions on how to choose or setup a WordPress theme!

  9. Ant Man

    Thank you ! I’m in love with the PaperLeaf theme. It’s amazing how a beautiful and simple theme can be so important. I believe it makes a huge difference as it is the first line of content. A visitor decides if he will stay or not by first look at the website where the theme will be prominent as the appearance of the site. So I believe it is definitely worth investing in one of your most powerful pieces of content. Thank you, if not for you I would not have found the PaperLeaf theme.

    • Anh Nguyen

      Aww, I’m so glad I can be of help! It’s certainly worth investing on your content, and the best part about a premium theme is that they come with the support you’ll need when you first started using WordPress. PaperLeaf is a gorgeous theme, feel free to share your site with me and ask any questions about customising your theme. 🙂

  10. Hi Ann,

    WordPress is the most trusted and popular platform for building website and CMS. Over 80 million websites in the world are of WordPress platform.
    For a website maintenance and appearance depends much on the theme which is used for that website. WordPress covers various attractive and beautiful themes which give a different look to your website.
    It can be free or can be paid. Each theme you described above has lot of exciting features.
    Thanks for providing a list of handy and useful themes.
    With regards,

    • Yes, Saurav. It’s amazing how huge the WordPress community is spanning over the internet. And thanks to that we have so many beautiful themes that you can use right out of the box. I’m glad you enjoyed the post!

  11. Nothando1

    Beautiful website. I love how easy it was to see the setup of the different themes. I love how you go and describe each and every one. I also love the easy simple minimalist look. I am definitely going to have to have a deeper look at some of these themes for a few of my websites. Thanks again!

    • Anh Nguyen

      Aww, thanks so much for the kind words. I wish you all the best with your sites and feel free to poke me if you have any questions. 😉