If you do not already know, WordPress is the most convenient option for novice developers and creative individuals to start up their own website, web-store, blog, portfolio and any type content you want to manage.. oh yeah, a CMS! (Content Management System). Thanks to awesome developers and code monkeys out there (in a good way), there is a huge amount of WordPress portfolio themes in addition to other templates, most commonly business ones.
You can find these on different market places like ThemeForest and MojoThemes, or at some in-house development companies like Witty Themes or Themefuse, anyway, as long they are keeping creating these themes we are all set. Finding the best WordPress portfolio themes that will suit your need would be a breeze using the list I’ve gathered below, just check out the demonstrations and see if you like what’s there.
Yet some portfolio WordPress themes are not very, let’s say up to date.. so you should probably make sure the common features are there, such as mobile ready design (or Responsive), SEO optimization (for search engines), full screen or different homepage layouts and so on. Besides, Be sure you have some general theme in mind for your portfolio, so you could match a winner template right away.
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Photographers have more important things to worry about, and this theme makes sure that everything is made easy. There’s a one click demo install so that you get everything in one go, and it’s very easy to customize. It’s also integrated with all of the most popular social media networks, just to make it even easier to get everyone to see how good you are at what you do.
The Vertex portfolio template was created by ElegantThemes and is super neat and easy to use. Besides being responsive, clean and fas to load, you are getting a bargain when you are signing up with these guys, check their $39 bundle out!
Photocrati is a sepcialized theme company which offers endless possibilities for photography related websites, portfolios included. Create endless designs and layouts using Photocrati builder, gallery and proprietary plugins.
ePix is a fully-responsive-fullscreen template which will portfolio your work amazingly. This premium portfolio theme was created by Themeva and is presented to you on the ThemeForest marketplace. From what i’m hearing, this portfolio theme is going to lead 2014, just take a look.
As part of the CssIgniter bundle, Nico stands out and really seems like a bargain even without all the other themes.. The layouts options are nice, the documentation is nicely put and the general feeling of the theme is positive. Would definitely check it out.
Roua is a great hipster and minimalist portfolio and blogging theme. It has a fully responsive layout, as well as a unique design which is contemporary and very highly rated by all of its customers. With the custom portfolio post type and the AJAX loading feature, you can easily create an image portfolio with lots of gallery effects. If you just want to create a blog, you can take advantage of the parallax effects to make your stories more lively. Roua is based on Bootstrap and the Redux framework, which are two of the best frameworks currently available.
Whether you are a photographer who wants to create his own portfolio, or just a blogger who likes to add photos and images to his stories, Zoomy is certainly a theme to consider. The design of the theme, apart from being fully responsive, is very interesting and modern. You can upload your own logos and favicons, and the theme comes with many custom widgets to help you build a more interactive website.
Lookbook is a grid photography portfolio for photographers who are fans of minimalist designs. It’s very hard to create a website which holds lots of information, without making its visitors feel clogged with information. However, Lookbook has achieved just that. The theme is also eCommerce integrated, which allows you to sell photos and licenses directly on your website. All of this is also fully responsive. The portfolio looks amazing on mobile devices.
Great for any digital agency & individuals, this full-on theme is damn robust! Packed with fonts, shortcodes, widgets and different layout options, adding the “sortable portfolio” feature is unique and you should definitely check it out.
It’s fully responsive and ready for high resolution, which is perfect to display your work to maximum advantage. With multimedia support, unlimited colors, and custom widgets and shortcodes, you’ll be sure to reach more people much more quickly.
Why be mediocre when you can shine? MediaStar can help you with that, as this premium fully responsive theme can make you stand out from the rest of the pack. With various web fonts, blog styles, and background styles to choose from, there’s no need to look ordinary.
If you have the server to handle this powerful theme, then it can be a true delight. It comes with a long list of formidable features, including numerous jQuery effects, lots of page templates, unlimited skins, a stupendous number of shortcodes, the option for a full screen slideshow or video for background, and a drag/drop system for making slideshows and contact forms.
Featuring great fullscreen options, Parallax & Video headers,sliders, styles and much more, Omni is a great choice to go for, and is probably one of the best wordpress portfolio themes out there today.
It comes with a responsive design that’s already SEO optimized, and it’s compatible with WPML as well. Customization possibilities are virtually endless, starting with 28 skins that you can easily edit. Unique sidebars for each page are allowed, and support for videos from the major hosting sources is offered.
For those who want to carve an impressive reputation with their portfolio, then the Prestige theme offers a lot of options. Not only does it come with 5 homepage sliders and more than 130 shortcodes (with full lived documentation), but it also offers an astonishing 400+ skins to choose from!
This is an excellent option if you want to display your portfolio to its best advantage. It offers full background video and image sliders, along with multiple audio support. There’s a portfolio filter, along with Google Map and more than 617 Google fonts.
Here we’ve got lots of different sliders to display your portfolio beautifully, and there’s even a custom designed video player that can showcase YouTube, Vimeo, and self hosted videos. Included are 18 predefined color schemes, 9 attractive predefined fonts, and 7 custom widgets to make the site more interactive.