Minnow Free WordPress Minimalist Blogging Theme

Minnow a new free ultra minimalist blogging WordPress theme which gives more important to your content has been rolled out by Automattic to the repository, here. It has been designed by Mel Choyce, co-author of Flounder theme.

Minnow features

  • Like always we have tested the responsive test and found that its fully responsive no matter whether your website is viewed on desktop or mobile devices. Click on the image to view it larger
Minnow test

Mobile view for responsive test

Minnow desktop view

Desktop view

  • Single column blog page with grey social media profile icons ( after installing it you can configure it from the menu as shown below) on the top gives visitors to quickly find your official pages
Minnow WordPress theme

Social links addition via menu

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  • Slide-out sidebar shows you various widgets that’s used in your website
  • Possible to customize background image and color to blend to your niche
  • Solid core
  • What about speed ? We say its faster as we have used it on one of your blog named jobsandscholarship.in hosted on LiteSpeed web server with no CDN like CloudFlare or MaxCDN
Minnow theme

Speed test result

  • Its available for self hosted users as well as for the users of non self hosted one
  • For adding banners you can use plugins like ad-injection and zemanta for related posts

Note that you have to install it to the slide-out and menu as the demo has omitted it and if you have missed to add read more tag then you will have to use a plugin to do that as this one display your complete post content according to number of post in your homepage.

Other info

  • Received an update recently
  • Version : 1.0.3
  • Size of zip file : 315KB

Final verdict

Minnow looks pretty simple and elegant which is pretty ideal if you are starting a new blog as you can give readers a good experience no matter on which device it’s being viewed.

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