Simply Minimal WordPress Theme

I’ve been using this SimplyMinimal template ported to WordPress on for about a month now. A number of you have asked for this WordPress theme to be released, so here it is.


The theme does require a few things to set up. Here’s a quick set of instructions below:

  1. Download the .zip file from the fat download link above.
  2. Extract the /simply-minimal/ folder and upload to your /wp-content/themes/ directory.
  3. Activate the “Simply Minimal” theme under Appearance → Themes.
  4. Once activated, create a page called “Home” and use the Homepage template.
  5. Create another blank page called something like “Blog” or “News” for your posts page.
  6. Go to Settings → Reading and set your Front page and Posts page.
  7. Go to Appearance → Simply Minimal Options and fill in the settings.
  8. Use the Optional Excerpt to control the excerpts displayed on the homepage.
  9. Add widgets of your choice to the “Sidebar” and “404” widget areas.

Yeah, I know the download link is on Theme Lab, but that’s only because my hosting account there has a ton of bandwidth. This should be considered an “as-is” theme by me, and thus I can’t offer any free support. This theme has threaded comments and it won’t work in anything below WordPress 2.7.

There aren’t any links in the footer or anything, but it would be appreciated if you left a link back to this page so other people can find the theme, as well as the free XHTML/CSS template and PSD template versions.

Hope you all like the theme. Let me know what you think in the comments here.

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  1. Very nice theme! I’ve downloaded it and will be using it for my personal site soon.

    Oh and congratulations on the purchase of! I was actually going to contact the owner to buy it, you beat me fair and square =]


    1. @Anto: Yeah, I know. Been putting it off for a while so finally decided to get it ready and put it up for download.

  2. The title of my site is NXTLVL MUSIC, however, all it shows on the theme is NXTLVL. What do I change in the stylesheet to fix this?

    1. Sorry for the late response. I’ve addressed this in the newest version of the theme, but it might be easier to just find #header h1 and remove the width part.

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