What is a minimal WordPress theme?
A minimalist WordPress theme is a theme designed with simplicity in mind. The goal with minimalist themes is to use a small amount of effects without much decoration — this makes the website appear clean. However, they look great and can work for any site.
Is minimalism a design movement?
As a design movement, minimalism is still relatively new, having only come into its own in the late 1960s and early 1970s, particularly with American visual art. As with many other movements, the minimalist design trend is a reaction to and rejection of an earlier design philosophy that fell out of favor.