10 Excellent WordPress Themes for Portfolios and Galleries

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Themes can extend WordPress into much more than just a blogging platform, and it’s common for theme developers to create themes with a focus on specific niches. For example, a few weeks ago we posted a collection of business WordPress themes that were aimed at giving business owners an easy way to get a great looking site online. So for this post, the focus is on portfolios and galleries. We’ve rounded up 10 themes that are ideal for designers and photographers who don’t have web design skills to build their own portfolio site. The themes we selected for this post are well designed and do an excellent job of presenting the content in a professional manner.

Work

wordpress portfolio theme

Work is an elegant portfolio theme built for showing off your work. This theme has a clean and professional style that is perfect for displaying anything from illustrations to photography. Easily build your portfolio with the numerous built-in page templates that give you the ability to create one, two, three, and four column gallery layouts.

On Assignment

wordpress portfolio theme

On Assignment is primed for photographers, videographers and journalists who need to feature their portfolio and connect with followers and potential clients with status updates and news/blog posts.

Photography

wordpress portfolio theme

Photography is a theme built for photographers. Includes easy to use galleries, integrated Flickr support, and two gorgeous color schemes.

Portfolio

wordpress portfolio theme

The Organic Portfolio Theme offers a clean, professional way of displaying artwork, design, photography and more. The theme features a portfolio category template that allows for 1, 2 or 3 column layout, a featured content slider, additional portfolio page templates and an options page for easily changing the content of the home page.

Blogfolio

wordpress portfolio theme

Blogfolio is an advance theme that provides unique layout options to display your portfolio and blog posts. It is designed to give maximum space to display your work.

Photolist

wordpress portfolio theme

A minimalist theme for Photographers and bloggers alike with features such as image filters and a unique gallery slider.

Widescreen

wordpress portfolio theme

Widescreen is a photography theme for WordPress that features multiple homepage layout and design options including a fullscreen slideshow, a homepage video, featured posts and much more.

deLucide

wordpress portfolio theme

deLucide is a very sleek and elegant portfolio theme to showcase your photos or any other work in a professional and lucent design.

DeepFocus

wordpress portfolio theme

DeepFocus lets you turn your WordPress blog into a fully functional online photo gallery while still maintaining all of the features of a normal blog. Along with the gallery layout, DeepFocus comes with a robust blog and CMS-style homepage as well, making it an amazing solution for artists/photographers looking to build an online presence.

Aperture

wordpress portfolio theme

Aperture is a multi-functional photo-blogging theme with a unique home page, consisting of a latest posts slider, a visual category display, a blog module and lots of stylish widgetized spaces.

Disclaimer: The Work theme is a product of Theme Trust, which is founded by Henry Jones, who is also founder of Web Design Ledger.

About the Author

Henry Jones is a web developer, designer, and entrepreneur with over 14 years of experience. He is the founder of WDL and ThemeTrust.

16 Comments

  1. Tom
    October 14, 2010

    very good looking themes

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  2. Chris M
    October 14, 2010

    Fantastic list!

    There is a really fantastic one by a company called eFrog Digital Design, it’s probably one of the best photography/portfolio/gallery themes that I’ve seen in a long time. It’s called Parallax, here’s the link.. http://www.efrogthemes.com/product/parallax/ (excuse me for link dropping)

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    • Mark
      October 14, 2010

      Wow that Parallax theme IS cool!… Exactly what I needed.. Thanks for the suggestion!

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  3. Warren Jerzyszek
    October 14, 2010

    Hey these are some really nice WordPress themes. Some of them have a lot of functionality, which is always nice to make your content look really awesome. Although Its great to use free themes which require you to only add content I find its more rewarding when you get to edit a blank theme like Starkers and personalise it to suit you a little bit more. However this is great for people who have zero experience with building websites. Thanks for sharing these with us all.

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  4. Freelancer India
    October 14, 2010

    Wow.. Nice list of themes. Thanks for the share..

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  5. Felix
    October 14, 2010

    Great collection, but don’t leave out the über-flexible RichWP Photo Theme: http://richwp.com/themes/child-themes/photo/

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  6. RK Global
    October 15, 2010

    Stunning collection of themes. Thanks for the share. Good job..

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  7. ddeja
    October 15, 2010

    Elegant Themes – incredible ideas. Some time ago bought access to it’s reasources.

    Many thanks.

    Cheers.

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  8. rob t
    October 15, 2010

    Widescreen is sick, I feel that brings the most out of the photos.

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  9. Fareed Khan
    October 16, 2010

    very excellent collection I like all these themes

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  10. Abhimanyu
    October 18, 2010

    I like “work”. Rest I have tried and tested but these weren’t impressive.

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  11. Cincinnati Web Design
    October 19, 2010

    The clean minimal group is nice. This type of template can be usded for so many applications. This is a nice collection of templates. Thanks!

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  12. Rufino
    November 4, 2010

    Nice collection of themes. I like the photography since you can post photos in the gallery.

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    • Jaki Levy
      February 5, 2011

      Yeah – I really enjoyed using the photography theme by the ThemeFoundry guys – I just put together a site for a client using the Theme and couldn’t be happier with results – check out the final site here : http://kristoferdanbergman.com

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  13. Taa
    October 14, 2011

    Nice collection theme , especially photography theme!!

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  14. bns
    March 6, 2012

    I need to arrange posts side-by-side(3 or 4 columns) how can I do it my wordpress theme.
    If there is any theme for free and if there s code plz share.

    Thank you.

    Reply

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