The flexible appearance combined with an easy-to-use backend, and plugins to add just about any feature you can think of, WordPress offers photographers a great way to put together a portfolio. If you’ve been looking for a theme, and aren’t sure where to start, check out this list of some of the latest, professional looking portfolios available for download for free. Also be sure to check out our previous posts featuring some great free WordPress portfolio themes.
Ideal for graphic or web designers, Revolt is a fun and quirky theme which allows you to showcase your best work. If you use the theme on your website, you can also get yourself featured in the community section of the website.
Imbalance is a clean, grid-like theme which puts all of the focus on the images. If you want to accompany your photos with some text, it is displayed when you hover the cursor over the images. Imbalance is suitable for anyone looking for a fresh theme to showcase their work.
From the same designers as Imbalance comes Portfolium, another clean, grid-like theme, but this time with a darker background. Portfolium is suitable for photographers, designers and artists.
Graph Paper Press is a great source for impressive themes for free. Mansion is another grid-based theme, which takes up all of the screen real estate with your photos. Mansion also makes it easier to manage a photoblog with a great backend where you can upload, resize, and crop your images all in one place.
Big Square is the ideal theme if you want to feature a set of photos in each post. This can be a great tool for featuring series of photos or all the photos from one specific shoot.
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From the same designer as Big Square, comes Fotofolio, a great theme for photographers or designers who are using their site as a means of attracting new clients. The theme has a professional landing page, space for a portfolio, blog and testimonials.
Pure II is a good theme for a photographer or designer who finds blogging just as important. The theme which focuses primarily on the blogging side of things also comes with a custom page template for a portfolio.
Praseodymiumic is a free theme with a small slideshow, space for a testimonial and grid-based portfolio all on the homepage. The theme makes it easy to throw together a professional looking site in no time.
If you’re looking for a free WordPress portfolio theme to showcase videos, look no further than Templatic’s succinctly named Video. The homepage features a video slideshow, as well as thumbnails of various video categories.
Design have several impressive free themes for the typography buff, but they are all quite similar, making it even harder to choose which one you might use. The slight variations between each theme include colours, background and various ways of putting the grid-based theme to good use.
Modern is a minimalist black and white, grid-based theme with a sidebar.
Contemporary brings in a dash of yellow the theme, along with a graph-paper like background.
Studio is less traditional and more quirky in its layout. The black and white theme is great for the innovative and creative designer.
Minimal, the last of Dessign’s theme, is also black and white theme which lives up to its name. The theme comes with a custom page template for a portfolio, a blog, and a homepage with incorporates both.
Do you have a favourite, free WordPress portfolio theme? Let us know in the comments.
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