Blank WordPress Themes

If you want to give your WordPress theme a new design, or if you just want to upgrade and update your code to HTML5 or CSS3, you’ll find plenty of blank WordPress themes to choose from. These blank WordPress themes come with little to no styling, giving you a solid framework for you to build upon.

This article compiles a list of blank WordPress themes for you to use on your WordPress website or blog. If you know of other blank WordPress themes that were not included in this list, do let us know about it by leaving us a comment below.

BLANK WordPress Theme

BLANK WordPress Theme

If you’re looking for a WordPress theme that does not have any styling, Blank is the theme for you. this theme can be used as a base theme instead of using a theme that already has styling and other details in it.



This theme is great if you want to create blogs, as well as brochure websites. This theme is based on HTML5 Boilerplate, Starkers, and Blueprint CSS.




Starkers is any theme designer’s starting point. It is a bare WordPress theme which you can build upon.


Whiteboard Framework for WordPress

Whiteboard is a WordPress framework that is different from other WordPress frameworks. This framework does not come with content areas, styles or functions that you need to clean out or edit every time you need to start your project.



Bones is a great WordPress framework for you to use as your starting point if you want to create an HTML5 WordPress website or blog.

Reverie Framework


This is a great theme for you to build prototypes on different kinds of devices. This is a WordPress framework featuring HTML5 and is very versatile.

Handcrafted WP Starter Theme


This is a great starter theme that gives you a solid foundation for creating your website on WordPress.

Brave New World HTML5 Theme


Brave is a great blank WordPress base theme to build upon. This theme is built on HTML5, hCard, hAtom microformat as well as WAI-ARIA landmarks.

HTML5 WordPress Shell

HTML5 WordPress Shell

This is an ideal WordPress basic blank theme that you can use to build your HTML5 theme on.

HTML5 Reset WordPress Theme

HTML5 Reset WordPress Theme


This is a blank theme you can use as an empty slate you can use to build your HTML5 WordPress theme.

h5 WordPress BlankTheme

h5 WordPress blankTheme

This is an HTML5 WordPress framework you can use to build your own WordPress theme on.


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