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free wordpress themesWe’ve said it before, but it’s worth saying again. One of WordPress‘ greatest strengths is its flexibility. The blogging platform can be pretty much anything you choose to make it. So it’s no surprise that it’s an extremely popular platform amongst photographers and designers.

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 5 Of The Best Free WordPress Portfolio Themes 5 Of The Best Free WordPress Portfolio Themes Read More posts 5 of the Best WordPress 3.0 Compatible Portfolio Themes 5 of the Best WordPress 3.0 Compatible Portfolio Themes Read More featuring 10+ Resources For Free Professional WordPress Themes 10+ Resources For Free Professional WordPress Themes Read More some great free WordPress portfolio themes.

Revolt Theme

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.

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Imbalance

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.

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Portfolium

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.

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Mansion

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.

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Big Square

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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Fotofolio

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.

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Pure II

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.

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Praseodymiumic

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.

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Video

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.

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Dessign

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.

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Contemporary brings in a dash of yellow the theme, along with a graph-paper like background.

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Studio is less traditional and more quirky in its layout. The black and white theme is great for the innovative and creative designer.

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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.

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Do you have a favourite, free WordPress portfolio theme? Let us know in the comments.

  1. Alex | mesothelioma disease
    August 7, 2011 at 8:57 pm

    I'd like to see the demo of the Big Square template, but there's no link...

  2. Matteo Ionescu
    July 25, 2011 at 12:17 am

    Hi Nancy,
    great collection of Portfolio Themes – it seems like there is one for every flavour.

    The WP world is getting way cooler everyday!

    After experimenting lots of WP work, building sites, designing from
    scratch or customizing themes, I believe the biggest issue most users
    are facing is customization: every theme has his set of options, more
    and more panels in the wp-admin….and sometimes for a coder it’s simpler
    to work out the css or the template files rather than guessing what
    option to edit.

    For a newbie, all those options seem to be confusing, because sometimes
    is not clear what part of the template or what functionality they
    allow….Starting from this consideration, I wanted to develop a different
    concept of customization interface, allowing live theme editing,
    without leaving your site. Real WYSIWYG editable WordPress themes…that
    is my goal.
    I know this may sound like a self-advertising, but I’d really like to
    see what you think of the technology we are developing here at
    superthemes.org:
    http://superthemes.org/cluster-one

    There is a short mute video which should give you a good idea of the
    concept…I believe it’s really revolutionary, as I’ve been able myself to
    build beautiful websites in minutes, not in hours, like it used to be

    Your feedback would be highly appreciated.

    • Darius22
      August 2, 2011 at 4:34 pm

      Looks good, but is it future-proof? that is; will it work seamlessly with updates, plugins etc? Looks like another spanner in the wordpress mix
      Also, I can see some I.E issues with this in the future

      v good effort though

  3. AJ
    July 9, 2011 at 5:26 pm

    These are some great themes but you forgot to mention The Portafolio theme :) - http://www.wpexplorer.com/portafolio-wordpress-theme.html

  4. Anonymous
    May 21, 2011 at 6:10 pm

     u forgot to link the demo of Big Square

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