We’re all aware of WordPress’ reputation as a great Content Management System (CMS), for the average user – meeting the needs of (amongst others), developers, eCommerce solutions, business templates and blogs. Implemented for the creation of many diverse types of website, WordPress is an excellent choice of CMS. Thanks to top grade developers in various companies and marketplaces, there is also now a large array of WordPress portfolio themes!
In the short and to the point post below, only the best WordPress portfolio themes suiting the needs of creative individuals and small companies, are showcased.
When looking for the right portfolio WordPress theme for you, make sure you’re up to date with the latest template abilities: grid systems, responsive designs, retina display, cross browser compatibility etc. Also, note that each theme might be suitable for different types of showcases, so check the colors, style and designs used.
ROUA – Minimalistic Portfolio WordPress Theme
ROUA is the latest must-have portfolio WordPress theme for freelance artists and creative agencies. It will fully satisfy the needs of any graphic designer, illustrator, photographer, and is sure to create a trendy online presence. It is a simple yet fresh and an easy-to-use theme suitable for any kind of creative work. Lightweight and fast with great ratings and support, we truly recommend this theme. See the live demos available.
Divi 2.0 – Multipurpose Portfolio and Gallery Theme
If you’re looking for a portfolio theme that is versatile, flexible, full of features and reliable, Divi should certainly be a consideration. This is a multipurpose theme with lots of faces, all of which are very beautiful. The page builder is a breeze to use and the responsiveness displays perfectly on mobile devices. Whether you want to add a blog, a business touch to the website, or stay strictly as a creative portfolio, Divi can handle the challenge. Be sure to check it out.
Focally, made by WittyThemes, is an amazing, one-page theme for designers. It has a stunning homepage with full-screen slider and other amazing homepage effects. The portfolio section pulls in visitors with its easy-to-use and elegant design.
Crafted by Get Bowtied, an Elite ThemeForest Author, The Retailer is a responsive multi-purpose theme built with the eCommerce functionality in mind and designed with care to the tiniest detail. It has an impressive set of features, a powerful admin panel and all the settings you expect to get from a modern theme, giving you the liberty to create just about any kind of site be it an online store, a portfolio, a blog or a corporate site.
Vertex is a portfolio template suited for service providers or a photography showcase. With elegant one page layout and sleek design, this theme is a gem! Get the ElegantThemes bundle which includes this theme, for $39 on a yearly basis.
Be theme by The Muffin Group is a leading multi purpose theme with many predefined themes. It’s in this portfolio collection because we found that not only the premade gallery, portfolio and photography pre-made demos are great, but also that you have unlimited options in creating your next portfolio! Be sure to check this one out.
Nico is simply an unbelievable showcase! With copious color schemes and different layout options, customizing this theme is a breeze. Expect great service and additional free themes when you purchase this CSSIgniter bundle at $39.
Penafiel is a photography and portfolio theme featuring responsive and minimalist design. The theme focuses the visitor on your projects and work content – without unnecessary distraction. In addition to the great portfolio settings and builder, you also receive outstanding social media integration, shortcodes, and a powerful theme options panel – allowing you to easily customize your website.
Flexible is a clean and minimalist theme built especially for portfolios. The design may be minimal, but the theme has extensive capabilities including a very powerful admin panel and multiple options, letting you customize your portfolio every which way! The image display capabilities of the theme are excellent – Ajax powered image displaying makes fast loading pages of cool presentations a certainty. A pivotal feature of the theme is that it’s fully responsive – people using different mobile devices and desktop screens, all view your work in a flawless fashion.
This is a premium photography theme which can be used as a professional portfolio in addition to having a stunning design. The theme is anything but short on features. Based on Bootstrap you can be sure that the theme will show perfectly on any kind of device screen size. Dropdown menus, Google maps, SEO friendliness, and cross browser compatibility are just some of the other features.
ePix is a multi purpose fully responsive theme for elegant and unique portfolios. Using first class features such as the Full Screen Slider & Parallax, this theme delivers quality with a punch! Created by Themeva, an elite and featured ThemeForest seller, photographers and creative professionals love ePix for the variety of full screen options it brings to the table. Be sure to check out the demo below!
The Fluxus template showcases a horizontal portfolio (similar to print), and presents beautifully on screen. The large images and smooth minimalistic design make this WordPress portfolio a winner! The theme is fully responsive and search engine friendly, enabling you to display your work on multiple devices. The theme has great reviews and the creators provide unlimited support.
Create your portfolio with a bang online using this cool theme! It offers a couple of layout options as well as 6 portfolio post formats. There are 6 different layout options for your blog page – also responsive and widget-ready!
This is a very good theme which is, as you can guess, meant for portfolios. With many custom shortcodes which you can select from a menu, Photographer Portfolio CV is a theme that can easily be edited. You can add many custom modules. The theme also comes with several widgets which will make your website more robust and dynamic.
A very clean-cut theme with an impressive and fully responsive design. The neat blogging environment lets you write as much and whatever, you want! One of the themes strongest selling points is the powerful portfolio module, which not only makes for easy use – the end product is so aesthetically pleasing! The visual customizer allows you to quickly personalize your portfolio without ever having to touch code.
Responsive and WPML compatible, this theme offers professional and minimal design, allowing your portfolio to shine through! It includes different types of sections, and support for multiple videos (YouTube, Vimeo, SoundCloud, HTML5).
Responsive, retina and widget-ready, and compatible with WooCommerce, the Salient theme comes with infinite layout and color combinations. The layouts are easily worked using a convenient drag and drop page builder. Essentially complete – and completely beautiful!
For those wanting to showcase a portfolio, much of the drama here comes with the sliders: the thumbnail slider to showcase many images, the Nivo slider for effects, the Accordion slider and the new Content slider for presentation of additional info with the images. Changing layouts and styles is simple -without a need for coding!
It may be minimalistic and simple, but benefits for your portfolio can be maximized with this theme as it’s so easy to use and customize. Offering patterns that can be tiled according to your needs, a portfolio that can be filtered, and support for video.
Despite the “one page” in the name, you have the option of multiple pages if you want them! This is translation ready and responsive, and offering a drag/drop gallery, a painless way to change colors, and numerous header options. You can create unlimited sidebars displaying them wherever you want.
A responsive theme designed for single page websites with clean, minimalistic design. SCRN offers a nice contrast to your portfolio, supporting videos and many cool features, and making for quick and easy customization. Check out the demo below.
This theme offers support for a lot of post formats, including quotes, links, asides, galleries, images, audio, and self-hosted video. If you want to get creative, you can also set a custom background for each post, page, or portfolio project.
If you want to drive a lot of traffic to your site, then this grid-based minimalistic theme is spot on. It offers support for all types of post formats, and there’s even a built in like system – so there’s no need for an additional plugin for it.
This is a true “classic” theme, free from unnecessary gimmicks which could distract from your portfolio. It starts out as minimalistically and is easily customized to your own specifications. Support for flash and self hosted video is also included.
Customizable from head to toe with tons of fonts, various changeable backgrounds and endless widgets, the U-Design portfolio theme is great for design or digital agencies and individuals. The sortable portfolio tool is unique and helpful – check it out.
Omni theme is a responsive WordPress portfolio for all creative individuals, agencies or photographers. Including Parallax & Video headers, fullscreen options, sliders and even a 3D option, this theme is one of the best on the market.
Imbalance 2 is great for designers and creative people, mainly due to the grid-based (fixed or fluid) layouts. The ability to easily choose between 5 menus and different available widgets makes it a great theme at a great price (free!).
It’s not just responsive, the interface is also user interactive! This theme is ideal for a variety of freelancers, and can showcase the work of videographers, photographers, and web designers alike. Its tech support is also superb!
When it says it’s responsive, it’s not kidding! Every element, including the slider, conform to all types of devices. You can set a custom background for each of your sections, and background video is also supported.
Responsive and grid-based, this minimalist theme provides one of the most formidable portfolio features you’ll ever encounter. There’s a dedicated categories tree, filter animation, and support for multiple portfolio pages. For the slider, unlimited items are possible, as well as a drag and drop item list, support for all types of post, and individual settings for each post.
This versatile one page theme is great for showcasing portfolio items, and to that end, it comes with 33 easily used shortcodes. You can also customize the color or background image on each page section on the front page!
This single page portfolio theme is responsive and retina-ready, and its most striking feature is speed! Your website won’t just look great, it will also be fast. Organizing the galleries is also simple, with the drag/drop gallery builder.
There are lots of choices here: 3 home page templates, 3 home page layouts, 3 blog templates, 3 portfolio page layouts, and 4 post templates for standard, link, gallery, and video! Sliders, custom widgets, and Google Web fonts are also included.