Top 10 WordPress Portfolio Templates
Whether you are an artist, freelancer, consultant or any other professional, or even a business entity, you often have to display your portfolio to your clients.
Since your prospective clients rely largely on your portfolio in taking a decision, showcasing your portfolio in the right and effective manner becomes vital.
There are few good templates out there for wordpress based portfolio sites. Have a look at some of these we have collected below:
A specially designed WordPress theme that will meet the requirements of creative artists and designing agencies. The features of theme includes Google fonts, drop-down menus, gravatar support, video capable sliders and 3 different custom widgets.
It comes with different custom patterns, custom backgrounds and a shortcoded home page.
This two column template contains widgetized areas in the footer and sidebar and comes with multiple portfolio templates to choose from.
Be it photographers, designers or any other professional or business, this template is suitable for anybody who wants to showcase the portfolio.
Threaded comments, integrated ad management, custom logo upload, social media integration, and post thumbnails are some of the goodies this template comes with.
The template is available in nine color schemes and can be customized through easy to use control panel.
Collage template is mostly suitable for photographers though other professionals can use it too. The chic slider on the homepage can be used to display your recently uploaded work. There is an option to create multiple galleries.
You can also have a blog page, among others. Some of the major features for the template are featured post image, custom menu, customizable background, full width template, integrated blog template, shortcodes and cross browser compatibility.
If you are looking for a minimalist theme, then Elegance is the way to go. Great typography and decent layout… you could have never thought that a minimalist theme can give you this more.
The template comes with several ready to use custom widgets. The theme options panel makes it easy to customize the theme. Other features include custom menu, custom logo upload, auto resizing of images, threaded comments and options for search engine optimization (SEO).
Highlighting your products and services is made easy with the Bizz Folio template from Bizz themes. jQuery powered sleek portfolio slider, compatible with almost all browsers (including internet explorer 6) is the highlight of the theme.
You can choose to display your services either on the home page or on random pages.
The template comes with five custom style sheets and four custom page templates for blog, full width, portfolio, archive, etc. Other goodies include breadcrumbs and five custom widgets – banner ads, Twitter, Flickr, popular posts and latest posts from a given category.
Be it the artists or the studios promoting them, Portfolio wordpress template from Organic Themes is perfect for both. The great thing about this template is that the design does not interfere with the content.
Portfolio here is given as a category template that allows you to showcase your work in single or multiple column layouts. The theme comes with content slider, templates for portfolio page, and an options page to modify the homepage content.
Since the template is easily customizable, you should not find it difficult to add a personal touch to your site.
We have talked enough about the simple templates. Now here comes Defolio, the complex portfolio template from Theme Shift. The theme is packed with lot of goodies like custom widgets, custom menu and jQuery based featured slider.
Multiple layout options such as full width, with side bar, thumbnail sizes, etc. are available. The slider on the homepage is fully customizable.
Freshfolio is a minimalist portfolio template perfect for designers, photographers, painters and illustrators. The template comes in perfectly blending dark and light color schemes.
Apart from standard features like multiple browser compatibility, custom fonts, light box and image resizing, auto install customization and in-built SEO are among other great features of this template.
Portfolio (Theme Foundry)
This template from Theme Foundry can suit a wide range of professionals including (but not limited to) film makers, designers and photographers. It’s built on CSS 3 and HTML 5 and is compatible with most of the popular browsers like Chrome, Safari, Firefox, etc.
The template supports multiple portfolios (via pages) and you can also include videos in your portfolio showcase.
You get loads of fonts, option to upload your custom logo, effect adjustable featured slider, specially designed social media icons, and customizable copyrights notice.
Polafolio gives you the flexibility of a drag and drop gallery in which you can place the images in random order so that your front page looks different each time. Not just this, even your visitors can drag and zoom the images.
There are as many as seventy three short codes, eight custom designed widgets, and multiple templates for category pages (including 3 for portfolio category alone).