30 Best Flat Design WordPress Themes 2017

Flat

flat-theme

Flat fully embraces this popular design trend and gives you all the tools needed to build a highly modern looking WordPress website.

Whether you are building a website to promote your own work in an online portfolio, or creating a website for an agency or other type of service provider, this theme makes a great choice. Despite the flat design, this theme still has lots of flair and thanks to a range of animation effects, Flat has the power to catch the attention of your visitors and make a memorable first impression.

As this theme has been created by Themify, it comes with their Themify Builder plugin which allows you to create your own custom page layouts, all through an intuitive drag and drop user interface. Furthermore, you can pick up Flat and all of the other Themify themes for a one off fee of $79.

Price: $49

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Zonya

Zonya

Zonya combines a stunning flat design with all the features needed to deliver a truly multipurpose WordPress theme.

No matter what type of website you are building, Zonya should be up to the job. With a range of pre-built page templates that are ready to go, plus the inclusion of a drag and drop page builder tool, you should have no trouble building the type of website you need with this theme. Zonya also includes support for WooCommerce, so whether you are building a traditional blog, online store, or anywhere in between, this theme might be just what you are looking for.

Other notable features of this theme include parallax scrolling, retina support, a mega menu, the premium Revolution Slider, and of course a fully mobile responsive layout.

Price: $63

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Story

Story-WordPress-Theme

Story is marketed as a theme that is ideal for developing websites with a creative focus, and thanks to the inclusion of a full screen homepage slider, it’s easy to make a lasting impression on new visitors.

Story actually comes in two pre-built configurations. This gives you the option of making use of the homepage full screen slideshow, or sticking with a more traditional, but still full width blog style layout.

Either option gives you a great opportunity to express your creativity and promote your work or services to anyone who arrives at your website.

Thanks to the advanced photo gallery layout and the support for WooCommerce, if you want to sell any of your creative work online, Story could be the theme to help make that happen. Other integrations include Google Fonts, a page builder tool, and social sharing buttons.

If you have a high quality portfolio of work you’d like to publish online in style, Story is one WordPress theme that has been created just for that purpose.

Price: $58

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Ibuki

Ibuki-theme

Ibuki definitely has a lot of features and elements that make it a great choice for creative professionals looking to get their freelance portfolio or agency accomplishments online.

However, thanks to the flexibility of Ibuki, it’s fair to call this a multipurpose WordPress theme that can be used for a range of project types. With a decent selection of pre-built page templates and layouts, support for adding an online store to your website, and a library of useful shortcodes, it’s possible to make this flat WordPress theme your own, with very little effort.

The developers of this theme proudly flaunt its impressive site speed scores, making it a great choice for anyone who is determined to give their visitors one of the fastest loading online experiences around.

Price: $58

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Frost

Frost-theme

Frost isn’t your average one page WordPress theme and thanks to its flat design, it does a great job of letting your content take centre stage.

While the core elements of the user interface are flat in terms of their design, your website can be made more visually arresting by taking advantage of the full screen animated slideshow builder that comes integrated with Frost.

The attractive portfolio section of the theme works really well with the icon lists, pricing tables, and meet the team profiles to help you promote your services, or those of your agency online. With a scrolling client testimonials widget, Google Maps integration, and an animated skills profiler, Frost really excels at giving you the ability to highlight your best attributes on a single, long form, vertical scrolling homepage.

The selection of blog post templates of Frost also work really well, helping you to keep your clients in the loop about your latest developments.

Price: $43

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Flatshop

flatshop-theme

Flatshop is an ecommerce WordPress theme that has been built in accordance with the philosophy of flat user interface design.

However, this theme doesn’t stop there and includes many useful features and elements to help you build the online store that will help you sell more products. Flatshop has been built to integrate with, and enhance, the WooCommerce ecommerce plugin. This means that instead of just the basic product listing page templates that ship with that plugin, Flatshop includes a selection of customizable product layout pages. This includes full width product pages, and a selection of different product grid layouts.

As Flatshop includes the impressive Themify Builder drag and drop page builder tool, that plugin can be used to create your own custom product page layouts. These product pages can then contain any of the elements from the Themify Builder tool, including tabs, sliders, galleries, videos, calls to action buttons, and a whole lot more.

If you want to build your own custom online store designs then Flatshop certainly gives you all the tools you need in order to do so.

Flatshop is another impressive Themify creation, which can be yours along with all their other themes for one low price.

Price: $49

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Beetle

Beetle-theme

Beetle is a newly released WordPress theme that has adopted the flat UI style of design.

This theme is marketed as a template for building websites for blogs, portfolios, app showcases, and resumes, giving it a pretty wide target market. The default homepage configuration includes a typical set of widgets and sections for a theme of this type. However the design and attention to detail is of the highest order, making Beetle a great choice for those wishing to portray a professional image to potential clients, customers, or employers.

Some of the tools you have at your disposal when creating your homepage with Beetle include a full screen slider, an app showcase template, call to action buttons, icon feature lists, skill graphs, a testimonial slider, Google Maps integration, and a whole lot more. As mentioned earlier, each element has been created with great attention to detail, helping to make this theme a natural choice for creative types with a perfectionist streak.

Beetle includes all the PSD Photoshop files for showcasing your app, as well as a range of page templates to help you get up and running as quickly as possible.

Price: $48
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Angle

Angle-WordPress-Theme

 

Angle has been built on the Bootstrap framework for maximum compatibility with small screen devices.

The flat style of design and user interface has been used to great effect with this theme. Despite the perceived limitations of this approach to design, the developers have still managed to portray a good deal of personality, while still keeping things two-tone and minimalistic. While shadow effects are used sparingly, they make a big impact and help the highlighted elements really stand out on the page.

Aside from the design, Angle has lots of useful features that help to elevate this theme above much of the competition in the field of multipurpose themes. This includes the integration of the leading Visual Composer drag and drop page builder plugin, 10 pre-built example homepage layouts, one click setup, unique portfolio templates, and an array of theme customisation options.

Angle is highly flexible and takes the flat design trend to its natural conclusion.

Price: $58
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FlatMag

Flatmag-Theme

FlatMag is one of the newest themes to join the ranks of flat style WordPress templates.

To help your website stand out from the competition, you get five unique headers to choose from when publishing a new post. There are also nine homepage variations on offer, not to mention different sliders, and an integrated page builder tool.

FlatMag and its multiple configurations make this a truly flexible theme for anyone creating a magazine or news website with WordPress.

Price: $48
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Doctype

Doctype-theme

Doctype combines a flat user interface with a minimal approach to design in order to deliver a WordPress theme that will appeal to those that like to keep things simple, without sacrificing features or functionality.

Although designed with creating online portfolios in mind, Doctype includes some very attractive blog post templates that would make this theme a great choice for anyone looking for a template to give their blog a really unique look that doesn’t immediately stand out as typical WordPress website.

The homepage is fully widgetized so you can simply drag and drop the available elements into place and then customize them to meet your needs. Many of the other aspects of your website can also be personalized with this theme, including fonts, colours, and other styles.

Doctype is a very light and breezy WordPress theme that will appeal to fans of minimal designs.

Price: $43
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SimpleFlex

SimpleFlex-WordPress-Theme

SimpleFlex comes in two main variations: a one page layout and a more traditional multipage configuration. Both options can be put through their paces via the demo installation of this theme so you can experience how they each work.

Whichever version of SimpleFlex you choose to deploy, you will have a whole range of features and effects at your disposal for creating an eye catching and memorable website.

With the premium Layer Slider included as part of the package, and a library of shortcodes, SimpleFlex makes it easy to add a range of elements to your posts and pages to help your website stand out from the crowd.

Price: $43
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Mountain

Mountain-theme

Mountain gives you the option of displaying a full screen image, a full screen slider, or a full screen YouTube video background on the homepage of your website.

These options allow you to create the right kind of environment for your target audience, helping you to greet your new visitors in the most effective way. As your visitors scroll down your one page website, the widgets on offer will allow them to view the services you offer, find out more about you, meet your team members, and learn some fun facts about your agency, as well as view a sample from your portfolio.

Mountain uses both a parallax and smooth scrolling effect for a pleasant user experience.

Price: $43
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Prototype

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Prototype utilizes a flat design and user interface, but does so in a way that is slightly different to the other themes featured so far.

This is thanks to the way Prototype makes use of illustrations of everyday items that are rendered in the flat style of design to decorate the theme. This approach should appeal to those who like this design trend, but still want to convey some of their personality to their visitors – something which is harder to do with the more minimal themes out there.

Of course, if this doesn’t sound like something you would make use of, you can just as easily replace the images with your own content for a more personalized look and feel.

Prototype includes lots of useful features, as well as the premium Revolution Slider plugin, to help you build an impressive website for your next project.

Price: $49

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Cardinal

Cardinal-WordPress-Theme

Cardinal describes itself as an uber theme, and thanks to its 30 different demo configurations and drag and drop page builder tool, it’s an apt description.

Those 30 individual configurations can each be deployed to your website at the touch of a button, simply by using the built-in one click demo installer tool. The pre-built configurations cover a range of styles including business websites, agencies, shops, magazines, photography, and a whole lot more. If you do choose this theme then it can quickly be deployed in a number of ways for a number of websites.

As you also get access to the integrated page builder tool, you can then go on to customize those demo website templates to make them your own and create the bespoke website you need.

Cardinal also ships with an unbranded theme options panel making this a perfect choice for anyone building websites for clients and who wants a multipurpose theme that can offer as their own.

Price: $63

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Logger

Logger-theme

Logger is another multipurpose WordPress theme that comes complete with its own integrated page builder tool.

The flat design technique has been used to great effect with Logger, giving you a fresh and clean looking theme to publish your content with.

To validate the multipurpose credentials of this theme, you get access to a selection of pre-built website configurations to choose from when installing Logger. If you’d rather create your own design, the widgetized homepage makes it easy to add and arrange the available elements in any way you need.

As Logger includes a nicely designed portfolio section, it helps to make this theme a great choice for anyone who wants to create an online showcase of their work, or attach an online portfolio to their blog or magazine style website.

Logger does the flat design style very well and includes a number of layouts to help you publish your content in the most effective way.

Price: $48

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Flatsome

Flatsome-Theme

Flatsome is an ecommerce WordPress theme built using the flat style of design. This means your online shop will have a modern and clean user interface that will help your products really stand out on the page.

As this ecommerce theme has been built specifically for use with the WooCommerce online store builder plugin, it includes all the page templates you need to ensure a consistent look throughout your store, including product pages and the shopping cart and checkout sections.

As this theme is easily customizable through the theme options control panel, not to mention the integrated page builder tool, you should have no trouble personalizing this theme to match the products you are selling, and the style of your target audience.

With a selection of high quality pre-defined styles to choose from, as well as the ability to create your own designs with ease, Flatsome is a versatile WordPress theme for building an online store powered by WooCommerce.

Price: $58

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ThemeTastic

ThemeTastic

ThemeTastic is a theme that has grown from strength to strength since its initial release and has been continually updated to include the latest features and design elements.

Now thanks to its flat design and inclusion of the premium Slider Revolution plugin, ThemeTastic is able to deliver a clean and modern look that still packs a strong visual punch.

While featuring an animated content slider on the homepage of your website is optional with this theme, doing so gives you a great way to catch the attention of your visitors and hopefully draw them further into your website.

As this theme also includes the premium Visual Composer plugin, those inner pages of your website can have their own personalized designs as needed, without you ever having to touch a line of code.

If you are looking for a WordPress theme with a strong homepage design and a selection of premium plugins, then ThemeTastic certainly fits that bill.

Price: $45
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Krative

Krative

Krative makes it as easy as possible to personalize your website thanks to its full support for the WordPress theme customizer tool. This allows to modify many aspects of the theme’s appearance, all through a live preview of the front end of your website.

The Krative theme uses subtle animation effects to help give your website a more dynamic look and feel, while the portfolio slideshow layout gives you an attractive option for displaying your work.

With a selection of plugins available from the same developer, Krative is a theme that includes lots of useful features and functionality for building a freelancer or agency website.

Price: $48
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Rocco

Rocco

Rocco makes it easy to set your website up in the same way as the demo version and includes a walkthrough video to help you do so.

If you want to modify that demo version, or create your own custom designs, you can make use of the integrated drag and drop page builder tool that ships with Rocco. To help you make your website stand out, Rocco also comes complete with the premium Slider Revolution plugin so that you can add eye catching full screen content sliders to your pages as needed.

Rocco includes a professional flat design that is ideal for showcasing your services or business.

Price: $45
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Grido

Grido

Grido is a WordPress theme for building a portfolio for creative professional and agencies that utilizes a grid layout for displaying its content.

The layout of this theme is all fully responsive, resizing and reshaping to match the size of the screen it is being viewed on. When it comes to personalizing your website, Grido gives you 10 colour schemes to choose from, as well as set of customizable widgets, and a theme options panel.

As you get the premium Slider Revolution plugin included with this package, Grido is a great value theme that isn’t short on features.

Price: $43
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NO8

NO8-Theme

NO8 has been produced for creative professionals who want to promote their services, or those offered by their agency.

This theme’s stylish take on the flat design trend will give your website a contemporary look, while the integrated features deliver all the functionality you need.

With a one click demo installer and the best-selling Visual Composer tool included in the package, you can quickly set up your website and then customize it to fully meet your needs. The theme options panel also gives you another set of controls for customizing the appearance of your website, while the custom sidebar manager gives you greater control over what widgets and content is displayed alongside your posts and pages.

NO8 has an attractive design with lots of visual elements to help your website deliver a memorable user experience.

Price: $58
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Business Essentials

business-essentials

Business Essentials includes lots of the most useful and popular page elements found in the best WordPress themes for promoting businesses online.

To give you a taste of what Business Essentials has to offer, some of these page elements include content slideshows, large banner call to action buttons, meet the team profiles, case studies, and a place for publishing career opportunities, all brought together in an elegant flat design.

The back end of the theme can be easily white labelled, allowing you to add your own branding to the admin controls of any websites you setup for clients.

Price: $45
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Acute

Acute

Acute takes a departure from the multipurpose theme trend and instead applies the flat design style to a theme that has been built with a focus on blogging and bloggers.

The overall style of the Acute blogging theme is best described as minimalistic. This results in plenty of whitespace to let your best content breathe. As Acute ships with a range of post formats, you can publish a varied selection of different types of content using a purpose built template. This covers images, video, galleries, quotes, and of course standard text based posts.

The templates for the archive pages for your categories, tags, and other taxonomies all come in a number of configurations which you can choose from at the touch of a button.

If you want a clean and sparse template for your blog that really lets your content take centre stage, Acute and its flat design could well be the theme you are looking for.

Price: $40

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Willow

Willow-WordPress-Theme

Willow comes in two pre-built configurations right out of the box. This allows you to choose from either an immersive full screen video background or parallax scrolling as the centrepiece of your website.

Both options are built around the one page layout concept, so if that works for the type of website you are building, then Willow could be a great choice.

Whichever option you do decide upon, you can customize all aspects of your website by either using the theme options control panel, or make use of the integrated Visual Composer page builder tool. The former option gives you some pre-defined choices covering various elements of your website, while the latter really lets you create your own page layouts, packed with a selection of the included page elements, without the need to edit any code.

If you are looking for a home for your high resolution images and videos, and want a stylish template to show them off with, Willow is well worth taking a closer look at.

Price: $48

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Boldial

Boldial-Theme

Boldial certainly has a bold design that will help your website stand out from the competition.

The highlight of the many features of this theme is perhaps the 3D animation effect that is used to present the portfolio content of your website. If you are building a website to showcase your work then the portfolio template of Boldial definitely offers something different.

The developers of this theme have managed to cram a number of trending design element into one theme. This includes a Slider Revolution powered content slider, parallax scrolling, and a one page layout, all built using the flat design style. While this might sound like a lot for one theme, the developers of Boldial have also managed to incorporate all of the above, without making the theme look overcooked or too busy.

With built-in support for WooCommerce and WPML, not to mention Visual Composer, Slider Revolution, and Layer Slider included as standard, Boldial is a WordPress theme that seems to be able to offer it all in one package.

Price: $58

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Generic

Generic-theme

Generic is a flat WordPress theme that has been created for anyone planning to build a website to get their creative portfolio online in style.

Despite the name, this theme will give you all the tools you need to build an online portfolio that is anything but generic. While the feature list might seem fairly standard compared to some of the best premium WordPress themes around, they are all used to great effect with this template.

The eye catching, animated, full screen content slider on the homepage works really well and would do a great job of highlighting your best work or your key unique selling points that your potential clients need to know about.

The masonry portfolio section on the homepage will draw in and captivate your visitors – providing you have the quality content to populate it with, while the client logo section does a great job of showing off your previous accomplishments.

Each of the individual pages of Generic are packed with essential features, helping you to publish all the information you need to in order to really sell your services.

Price: $43

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Cluster

Cluster

Cluster is competing for the attention of anyone in the market for a new theme to help present their online portfolio in a more professional environment.

So whether you are building an online showcase of your graphic design, web development, photography, or video production skills, Cluster could be the right choice for your project.

The bold homepage placeholder for your mission statement and auto scrolling background image slideshow give you a platform for delivering your message to visitors as soon as they arrive at your website.

Depending on how you configure the homepage of your website, you can display the featured work from your portfolio, highlight your skills using the retina ready icon library, share the latest content from your blog, or list client logos from previous projects. As the homepage is all widgetized, customising the arrangement is just a case of dragging and dropping the different elements into place.

If you don’t need all the customization options and animated sliders of some of the other themes featured here, but still want to make a bold impression on your visitors then Cluster certainly checks all of those boxes.

Price: $40
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Swatch

Swatch-theme

Swatch has been built on the Bootstrap framework to ensure you get a website that is fully responsive, rendering perfectly on both small screen smartphones and high resolution desktop displays.

The design of this theme really makes the most of the flat design trend and pushes the boundaries of its limitations with some neat visual effects. To help you make your website your own, rather than just another site built with an off the shelf theme, Swatch gives you a lot of control over how the colours of your theme are coordinated.

Swatch also includes full support for the WooCommerce plugin, making it a suitable choice for building an online store with a flat user interface.

Price: $58
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Designy

Designy

Designy can be used for a range of project types, making it a useful theme to have your disposal.

Out of the box you get two pre-built configurations to choose from as the base for your website. After that you can then customize the various visual elements to personalize the design. The main elements of the design include a full width layout, which is also responsive for small screen compatibility, as well as a good amount of customization options to make use of.

Designy helps you make the most of the screen space available to you, thanks to its fluid layout and full width design.

Price: $40
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Bloq

bloq

Bloq is a multipurpose theme that is especially well suited to creatives looking for a way to showcase their work or promote their services online.

Thanks to the full screen homepage slideshow, you can welcome new visitors to your website by displaying some of your most captivating work. As your visitors scroll down the homepage, they should be impressed by the smooth scrolling effect which is used in conjunction with the parallax style of scrolling.

The control panel allows you to customize many aspects of the theme’s appearance, while the pre-built page templates and post format designs, help you to apply a selection of different designs to your content.

Bloq contains lots of features that make it easy to showcase your best work in style and provide a good rundown of your services to potential clients.

Price: $40
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Joe Fylan
Joe has been using WordPress for many years, building many different types of websites along the way. Joe now enjoys working as a freelance content writer and is available for hire.
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