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Portfolio themes for WordPress are an area that has always been well represented, I last looked at free ones back in January 2011 and have looked at premium ones since, so its definately time to revisit them and see what theme authors have created. Here is my pick of the best free portfolio themes in 2012 …

Photum

Photum is a theme to use with WordPress that will turn your site into a clean portfolio that you can use to show off your photos. We have designed it to be neutral and clean so your work can stand out.

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Neptune

Neptune is a free WordPress theme by WPExplorer.com that’s perfect for portfolio, gallery and photography websites to showcase photos. The theme has been setup using a custom post type for the portfolio so you can add your portfolio items, organize them into categories and show them off on the homepage.

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Pronto

Pronto is a very clean and minimal jQuery Masonry WordPress theme that’s perfect for showcasing your posts in a grid like fashion, that will re-adjust depending on your visitors browser size. Everything is set to work right out of the box, simply install, add your posts and you are set.

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Showcaser

Showcaser is a free WordPress theme I’ve created for those who seek a very clean and minimal solution for a gallery, portfolio or showcase style website. Everything runs off of the regular post types and there isn’t any to configure besides the custom logo (PSD included in the theme, although its just a circle).

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Quik Gallery

Quik Gallery is a consequence of a discussion over at my forum where someone was looking to transform the original Quik theme into a gallery layout for a movies showcase website. As opposed to showing them how to achieve the gallery layout, I thought it would be a cool idea to actually edit the theme and have it available for everyone to download – the result “Quik Gallery”.

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Grid Style

Grid Style Free WordPress Theme with a magazine based layout. Design to showcase your fashion style portfolio. This theme was inspired by the fashion industry stylish design.

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FontFolio

FontFolio Free WordPress Theme with a grid based layout. Design to showcase your typography portfolio. This theme was inspired by the works of Svetoslav Simov from FontFabric

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Architekt

Architekt Free WordPress Theme is clean simple and unique. Design to showcase your architectural portfolio This theme was inspired by the works of Fantastic Norway

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Photographer

Photographer Free WordPress Theme is design for amateur and professional photographers to show and display their photography. This theme was inspired by the works of Thomas Hawk.

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Photolistic

Photolistic is a photography theme that can be used as a portfolio and a blog theme by photographers. It has a clean and minimal design that lets photography shine and it’s based on marketing principles that help photographers get more clients.

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Vintage Camera

Vintage Camera is a snazzy illustrated microblogging theme. Perfect for the photoblogger, camera enthusiast, or anyone who wants a sleek vintage edge for their blog.

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MiniFolio

MiniFolio is a very clean and simple free WordPress theme that will allow you to easily set up an online portfolio and a very simple blog.

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Portafolio

Portafolio was created with portfolio sites in mind but it also makes for an awesome business theme or a simple blogging theme. The code is slimmed down to provide you only with the basic features you’ll want to set up your elegant showcase and a very minimal admin panel with the main theme options.

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Imbalance

Imbalance is an excellent choice for any online magazine, blog or portfolio websites. This free wordpress theme designed with a contemporary modern vibe in a minimalistic style.

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Visual

Visual WordPress Theme is a grid like theme with slider option. Great for displaying your portfolio on main page. This is perfect theme for any designer to showcase their portfolio and blog about their work.

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Exhibition

Exhibition Theme is clean and modern WordPress theme with a blog like design. This is perfect theme for any artist to showcase their portfolio and blog about their work

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Graphic

Beautiful minimal and modern WordPress themes. Design for illustrators, photographers and graphic designers.

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Grid Portfolio

Grid Portfolio Theme is clean theme with grid like layout, this WordPress theme is perfect to showcase any portfolio. Grid Portfolio has nice and unique structure to show any artwork.

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Designer

Beautiful minimal and modern WordPress themes. Design for illustrators, photographers and graphic designers. The focus should be on your Work not the theme.

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gRID!

Very elegant, clean and fast loading WordPress theme with minimalistic approach. Super design with premium functions for free.

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Oliver Dale is the founder of Kooc Media, An Internet Company based in Manchester, UK. I founded WPLift and ThemeFurnace, find out more on my Personal Blog. Thanks!

12 thoughts on “20 High Quality Free WordPress Portfolio Themes

  1. This is GREAT. I’ve spent hours of Google searching and haven’t found anything CLOSE to what you have here. I’ve found quite a few themes on this page that I can use for my WP portfolio and I appreciate it!

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