Free Template: Minimalist

MinimalistMinimalist is an extremely light weight, configurable template, with no images at all! It’s completely fluid, so no matter what the user’s screen width, you don’t waste any space, browser font resizing is completely supported, and it is source-ordered. It includes stylesheets to display main content on the left or right, as well as many alternative colors including grey, green, blue, purple, red, and brown! It validates as XHTML Strict 1.0, and is released as Public Domain. It is available for download over at

I just converted Minimalist to a WordPress theme, and uploaded it here for anyone that wants it. I was lazy, so it defaults to green/grey with content to the left. If you want to use a different combination, edit the header.php file to use whatever css files you want (all are included). I also included a contact page template, but again was a little lazy, so you will need to edit contact.php and put your contact info on lines 73-75, as well as your E-Mail address on line 17. The only other real changes that were made was styling for comments (as well as unique styling for admin comments), and I added a pencil icon to use for “editing” (it’s still image free for your users).

About Aaron D. Campbell

Owner and lead developer at BlueDog, Aaron has 10+ years of web development experience, it a regular core contributor to the WordPress project, and has released many WordPress plugins.
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20 thoughts on “Free Template: Minimalist

  1. Derek says:

    Great design, Aaron. I’ve always like these type of templates, for their speed and clarity. You’ve got a good one here.

  2. Pavel Seraphimov says:


    I love this template! Do you consider remaking it as a WP theme, because I haven’t found it nowhere?

  3. Thank you both!

    Pavel: I really don’t have time to convert it to a WordPress theme right now, but often you can as in the Open Designs Forums and people there are willing to do it.

  4. Pavel Seraphimov says:

    It’s not a problem for me to do it myself. Is it OK? And when I’m ready I’ll send it to you.

  5. Yes, the theme is released as public domain, so you can do whatever you want with it. I actually had a client just ask about using it on wordpress, so it might be a wordpress theme sooner than I thought. However, either way…you are more than welcome to make it into a WP theme.

  6. Pavel Seraphimov says:

    Well, it’s done, but only for my needs. I mean that I’ve convert only one of the options (“Content Right, Green”). It will work for everyone. Do you want to send it to you?

  7. Thank Pavel. That customer wanted it, so I converted it. You can find my version attached to the post. I also added a short paragraph to the post to explain what was changed.
    Where are you using it at?

  8. Pavel Seraphimov says:

    It seems that my last post was marked as a spam :)

  9. Akismet didn’t like it. I took care of it.

  10. Nice Idea.. I Like your theme to a WordPress. Really thanks for providing us nice template.thanks as u helped alot.

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  12. Appreciate the theme, nice and clean. It's easy for visitors to navigate.

  13. Thanks for the much needed contact page template, much better than the default.

  14. Thanks for making it completely fluid, fits the width of my site perfectly.

  15. eric says:

    very minimalists I like it very much. Thanks

  16. lhoylhoy says:

    i wish i could design templates like this also

  17. Asokr says:

    Thank you for this theme, it’s really cool…

  18. Charlie says:

    Cool design.

    Aaron can i use this layout for the commercila purposes?

  19. Endyst says:

    Thanks for your template! That it what I was looking for!

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