Top 10 WordPress Artist Templates
If you are a painter, photographer, designer or any other artist trying to showcase your creativity to the world, then selecting an appropriate template for your wordpress blog or site may be quite a challenging task.
Depending upon what your ultimate intention is (providing services, selling your work, or just sharing your creative pieces with others), you may want to go with one of the following wordpress artist templates that we have listed below:
1. Bee Crafty
Be ready to showcase your creativity with the Bee Crafty template from Studiopress.
Apart from the custom header, gallery type home page and integrated blog, the template comes with 6 alternative layouts, threaded comments and featured images. You can customize the theme using the options panel.
This minimalistic and attractive wordpress template is perfect for fashion professionals. Whether you need it for a blog, for website or to showcase your personal portfolio, ArtCouture is for you. Apart from fashion, the template can also be used for other projects.
The home page is designed to display the featured images from the recent posts in the form of a gallery. This can be customized in terms of the number of images or to exclude a particular category. Pages too are loaded with featured images.
The template is compatible with most of the browsers and comes with short codes, 2 widget areas, thumbnails for posts and pages, custom menu, blog pagination, custom background.
This wordpress template for design professionals is another excellent piece from Viva Themes. You have complete control over the speed and effect of the sleek slider on the homepage that the template comes with.
And if you want to integrate a blog, the template has blog template ready for you. Other goodies include template for portfolio page, custom menu, 3 widget areas, shortcodes, logo switch from text to image (and vice versa), and without sidebar page template.
WPZoom brings to you a simple yet elegant template called Vimes that is suitable for a wide range of artists like designers and photographers.
With featured slider on the home page, this template can also be used for a traditional blog. Vimes comes with custom menu and custom widgets. Portfolio can be added in the custom posts.
Showcase is the same template that was earlier known as Simple Portfolio. Image, video and animation artists can use this template to showcase their portfolio in a well designed layout.
The template has a fixed menu, meaning that only the content moves with the scroll bar while the sidebar stays put at one place. Another cool thing about this template is the uniquely designed featured slider. The associated controls for the slider remain hidden till one rolls over them.
This mobile friendly template comes with clean design and cross browser compatibility.
6. Digital Gallery
Digital gallery is a portfolio showcase type of template suitable for designers and photographers. This glossy looking template comes with image resizing, four widgets, and two color schemes.
7. Art Gallery
As the name suggests, the Art Gallery template from Themefuse is designed to showcase your art pieces in the form of gallery.
Though mainly built for photo showcase, it can be used to showcase design or print work as well. The theme has inbuilt SEO, auto install framework, and single page template.
True to its name, Craft is a perfect template for any artist to showcase their work. Loaded with jQuery powered awesome effects, this template comes with an attractive slideshow, widgetized footer and sidebars, animated menus, and post thumbnails.
Images and galleries from Flickr can be easily integrated with the site. You also get multiple page templates like archive page, author page, and custom portfolio.
This template from Organized Themes can be used by artists and photographers alike. Managing your portfolio has never been so easy; the template helps you do this through custom post types.
Support for any and every aspect ratio is another highlight of this theme. You can show off the testimonials in a separate section called client rave. Available in 7 different syles.
The list would be incomplete if we do not include a template for TV artists. So, here we go with the Channel template from Theme Junkey.
The template comes with intuitive control panel, auto thumbnail, widgetized sidebars, multiple page templates, custom menu and support for all major browsers.