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If you have images to show off, such as graphic design work or photography, then a portfolio style theme for WordPress could be a good fit for your site. A good portfolio theme is not over-designed, it holds back and lets the images of your work do the talking. In this post I’m going to be taking a look at the best of the free WordPress themes.

Suburbia

Suburbia is a clean and flexible WordPress grid-based magazine theme designed in a modern and minimalist style.

Portfolium

Portfolium is a clean and flexible WordPress grid-based portfolio theme designed in a modern & minimalist style. Portfolium is ideal for designers, artists, photographers, and other creative specialists who require a professional portfolio theme.

Portfolio Press

Work-a-Holic

Work-a-holic is a free minimalistic two and three column WordPress theme that focuses mainly on showcasing portfolios for artists, web designers, photographers and illustrators.

Sharpfolio²

Sharpfolio is a WordPress theme designed to enable Web Designers, Graphic Designers, Photographers, Motion Designers, Artists or any creative professional to showcase their work in a simple, clean, beautiful portfolio. Sharpfolio aims to focus primarily on your work, because after all, this is what’s most important.

Vivee Portfolio

Nice dark portfolio style theme from Polish website Vivee.info

SnapShot

Snapshot is the framework-equivalent of our very own WooThemes Showcase – so that already guarantees you an awesome experience! Snapshot is also flexible and can be used for either a photo showcase, portfolio or design gallery.

Portfolio WordPress Theme

“Portfolio WordPress Theme” is a wordpress theme designed for web portfolios. It is coming with an Administrative Panel from where you can edit the head quote text, you can edit all theme colors, font families, font sizes and you can fill a curriculum vitae and display it into a special page.

Foto Folio

A wordpress theme for a photographer or any visual works portfolio (graphic designer, artist, architect, etc).

WP Folio

WPFolio is a free and open source theme for WordPress designed by artists specifically for visual artists.

Simple Folio

Theme has 2 different widget areas and threaded comments, also supports paged comments and has 2 different page templates for advanced usage. The control of images is done from the post page, through 2 fields that have the instructions on the size of the images.

Smashing Multimedia

Smashing Multimedia is a unique, flexible and advanced WordPress theme for artists, photographers, podcasters, designers and users. The theme was designed by Sarah Neuber especially for Smashing Magazine and its readers.

Grace PhotoBlog Theme

Grace is a stylish, minimalistic photoblog theme for WordPress and it’s completely FREE. Grace’s muted colour scheme and big frame puts your photos right at the centre of the blog making colours seem even more vibrant and beautifully complementing those in black and white.

WPESP Portfolio Theme

WordPress Portfolio – WPESP Theme is a “minimalist” Theme based on the idea of portfolio created by DAILYWP. The Theme is a starting point in the creation of portfolios, using WordPress as CMS.

ViewPort

Viewport is a free WordPress theme from Paul Bennett. It features a clean and simple layout with sliding ‘panels’ displaying images to represent posts. It also features a user-changeable background (color or image) and other customizable elements.

AutoFocus

AutoFocus is a WordPress theme specifically for photographers looking for a simple and elegant way to display their work online.

FotoFolio Landscape

Fotofolio Landscape is a WordPress theme specially designed for Visual Artist, Photographer, or any media designer, to show off their works.

BizzFolio

A pretty minimalistic and simple portfolio theme – although it has really a lot of features that will not let you down when you’re eager to present your work professionally.

The Unstandard

The Unstandard theme was originally a personal project designed and coded for 5thirtyone.com. The Unstandard is a split two / three column WordPress 2.6+ compatible theme. The home and archive index pages utilize photos rather than text.

Fullscreen

Fullscreen is a free one-column photography and multimedia theme for WordPress that can be used for portfolios, photoblogs, videoblogs, and virtually anything else where you want your content to be front and center. It provides visual artists a unique way of presenting their latest work online using a minimalist side-scrolling homepage.

Do you know of any high quality portfolio / photography themes I’ve missed ? Please add them in the comments …


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Oliver Dale is the founder of Kooc Media, a small internet company based in the UK. Kooc Media runs several high-profile websites including WPLift, ThemeFurnace and DesignersTalk.

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  1. Anonymous

    Attractive collection, all are fresh themes. I have tried AskIt and I guess it is one of the best theme I came across for question and answer website. It is easy to install and looks professional and clutter free.
    I think, this site is also good and have a list of wordpress themes

    http://www.prowordpress.net/

  2. Fds

    this is the best list i’ve seen for porrtfolio themes – ty!

  3. Fullscreen

    Fullscreen is a free one-column photography and multimedia theme for WordPress that can be used for portfolios, photoblogs, videoblogs, and virtually anything else where you want your content to be front and center. It provides visual artists a unique way of presenting their latest work online using a minimalist side-scrolling homepage.

    IS NOT FREE

  4. IrdaZone

    Awwwwwww…some!!

  5. The themes are best ever I seen free themes. Really big surprise for me. Lot of creativity in these themes. Thanks a lot.

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  17. Milad

    good post , but i have a question : all of theme are free ! like foto folio or WPESP Portfolio Theme
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