5 free, ultralightweight WordPress themes that pack punch


These WordPress themes may be tiny, but they pack a big visual punch. These themes are great for sites with audiences with limited access to broadband, or any blog that wants to focus on speed and clean design.


Baughxie – a polished but very lightweight two column theme.


Mini – Minimal and elegant three column theme.

Simple Green

Simple Green – Very professional and very fast.


R755 – Simple yet sophisticated. Can be either two or three columns.


Swift – This is actually more of a theme framework than a theme. It has a theme options page with layout, font, and color options. Nicely done.




  1. quicoto (39 comments.) says:

    I like the Simple Green but it would need some re-styling anyway :P


  2. Andrew@BloggingGuide (90 comments.) says:

    I like the Mini theme, it’s so professional looking.

  3. Misao (1 comments.) says:

    Swift Theme is great. I’ve tested and used it since beta version and i’m happy with it. Very light and fast theme.

  4. bubazoo (213 comments.) says:

    I like all these themes, but I’m looking for one specifically with brothercake’s drag n drop javascript in the sidebar so the user can drag and drop widgets around. Other then that, I like all these themes :)
    I just want one that does that drag and drop javascript, and would be nice to have one that has a color and font options page like the last one in that list.

    • bubazoo (213 comments.) says:

      well I should rephrase that, it doesn’t necessarily have to have brothercake’s drag and drop in sidebars, but code similar to it that you can drag and drop widgets around, like the CSS method would work too for instance, which would have a smaller footprint anyways. Its for a blind users blog

  5. Navjot Singh (12 comments.) says:

    Somewhere I don’t like Swift’s design. Its too unprofessional. Its typography and color scheme is not very professional. But still it seems its very popular.

    • Klint Finley says:

      If you don’t like the font and color scheme that Swift comes with out of the box, you can easily change them through the options menu, which is one of the nice things about the theme.

  6. Spyros (2 comments.) says:

    It’s good to be lightweight but i think that they miss on the eyecandy feature that would make a visitor more committed to the site on first glance. That is very important for a new visitor. I would always go for a fancier design and sacrifice performance a bit.

  7. iPhone App Development (2 comments.) says:

    I really like swift themes mainly because of the various elements it has got and a good footer too.

  8. Satish Gandham (5 comments.) says:

    Thanks for including SWIFT :)
    Here is the demo of yet to be released version of SWIFT

    Feedback appreciated.

  9. crazy blogger (1 comments.) says:

    Actually only theme that I liked was swift. Other themes are not that good visually to bind our visitor to site. I think theme plays an important role in this. I am afraid to say that the only theme that would work is swift.

  10. Faisal Khan (1 comments.) says:

    I’m sorry – where’s the punch again?!?!?!?! These are artistically, and functionally themes that are JUST average!!!!

  11. Ajay (11 comments.) says:

    I like swift, will give it a try.

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