In this roundup we are looking at some of the best free minimalist WordPress themes for 2016, which have attractive modern layouts and are completely free to download from the WordPress directory.

If you are looking for simple modern attractive themes for your personal blog or portfolio site then the following selection of themes could be for you.

Founder

founder

Founder’s minimalist design presents your content in a simple, clean, and professional manner. As a responsive theme. Founder is beautiful on phones, tablets, and laptops, and is optimized to load quickly.

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Shamrock

shamrock

Shamrock is a clean and beautifully designed WordPress theme which will make your articles shine. Modern typography will make your visitors very easy to read while its responsive design will ensure it looks good an all devices.

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Daniela

Daniela

Daniela is a clean, mobile-first theme with a touch of elegance. With features including a front page template and Jetpack Testimonial and Portfolio post types, Daniela is ideal for freelancers and small businesses in the creative industries.

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Morning

Morning

Morning is a child theme for the Apex theme. Switch to Morning today and bring modern, minimalist style to your content.

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Unit

Unit

Unit is a child theme for the Founder theme. It features a simple and clean blog layout designed to focus visitors on your content.

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So Simple 75

So Simple 75

For beautiful text and absolutely nothing more. It’s so simple.

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KeepWriting

KeepWriting

A free WordPress theme suitable for writers and authors from Blog Oh! Blog.

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Maker

maker

Maker is a simple yet powerful portfolio theme for people who create things. Websites, illustrations, photos, etc. Maker features classic grid-based layout, clean typography and overall minimal style, that allows you to create a portfolio website that is both modern and timeless at the same time.

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Twenty Sixteen

Twenty-Sixteen

Twenty Sixteen is a modernized take on an ever-popular WordPress layout — the horizontal masthead with an optional right sidebar that works perfectly for blogs and websites.

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Popper

Popper

Designed and built around three basic principles – acccessibility, mobile- and touch friendly design, and content in focus. Popper is a great option whether you are building a site, a portfolio, or a blog.

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