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Free wordpress themes for writers & bloggers

Somewhere along the line we seem to have forgotten that WordPress is fundamentally for bloggers and writers. And the thing is, all most bloggers and writers want is a clean content-focussed theme that offers a distraction-free environment for their readers enjoy their posts. Which means that the vast majority themes that are currently available (both premium and free) are far too overblown for what they actually need.


Below we have compiled a bunch of clean, some bordering on the minimal, content-centric WordPress themes for writers and bloggers. And the best thing of all is that they are all free!



Typesense is a no frills content-centric single column theme that has been designed purely with writers in mind.



Built using the dynamic stylesheet language Less, Less is an extremely minimal and lightweight theme. The theme folder is also surprisingly sparse, containg only the index.php, style.css, function.php file and a js folder (for fitvids.js). Perfect for writers or bloggers that are looking for lots of white-space.



Lingonberry is a clean and simple theme for users that need a distraction-free environment for their readers. It supports all post formats and comes with unique styling for each.



Tabinikki, meaning “Travel Diary” in Japanese, is a lightweight and minimal blogging theme. Its template files and stylesheets are all well commented making this theme very easy to edit and setup.

Crisp Persona


Built for blogging, Crisp Persona is a clean WordPress theme with crisp fonts and colors to highlight your content clearly.



The minimal Balloons theme has a parallax scrolling single-column layout, with plenty of space in the footer for widgets. You can choose between either English or German as the front-end language.



WP-Svbtle is not only a clean and spacious content-focused blogging layout, it also comes packaged with a WP admin theme in the same style. Install the front-end theme as you normally would, and to install the admin theme move the wp-svbtle folder to the root of your WordPress installation, and then login into yourdomain.com/wp-svbtle and your new super clean back-end experience will be live.



Ulnlike the other themes on this page, Cascade is a multi-purpose theme with 12 optional layouts, various post layouts, multiple drop down menus, 12 widget areas and support for all 10 post formats.



Required is an easy-to-use content focused theme for bloggers that are looking for a simple and no frills platform for their content.

Book Lite


With its focus on typography and white space and being heavily inspired by old classic novels, Book Lite is a fantastic platform for writers and bloggers.

DW Minion


DW Minion is a simple and clean blogging theme that has been designed for bloggers that need a minimal layout for showing off their content.

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