25 High Quality, Premium WordPress Portfolio Themes 2011

Portfolio themes are one of the biggest areas in WordPress theme development and the standards are very high indeed, take a look at our previous post 20 Free WordPress Portfolio themes for proof. That post is one of the most heavily trafficked on WPLift proving many people are searching for this style of theme, so with that in mind I thought I would do a roundup post showing what the commercial theme providers have to offer, here are 25 of the best …

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Scrollcase is a tidy little theme which could be used for a personal portfolio website – show off your photos or graphic work in style with a separate portfolio section.


Capiton is an extremely clean theme suitable for a portfolio or business website, it has minimal styling is very versatile.


Feather has a light and airy quality that gives your website a fun and care-free vibe. The theme is simple, but its subtle details and textures have been designed with care. If you are looking for a subdued design that is still stylistic and impressive, then Feather just might be the theme for you.


Envisioned is a beautiful and powerful portfolio theme that enables you to easily create professional, multi-media galleries. Envisioned has the most powerful gallery features of any of our themes, allowing you to produce versatile layouts of various sizes and aspect ratios.


Lumin is a sleek and professional portfolio theme built in a CMS style. This allows you to have a page-based layout, while still maintaining separate post-driven Blog and Gallery sections. The Blog and Gallery sections have been customized with unique post styles that deliver content in a more functional manner.


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.
This theme is perfect for designers, illustrators, photographers, or artists.


Gridlocked is a grid-based, post-format supporting, layout-shuffling, minimalistic theme for creatives. It is both a classic portfolio for showcasing your work and a modern tumblr-style blogging system.


Classica is a beautifully minimalistic portfolio theme, free from gimmick and trend, making your talent the focal point of your portfolio – the way it should be. Present your work in a professional manor with a timeless design.

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Peano Creative

Unique portfolio, Clean and minimalist design, WordPress options panel, Unlimited colors, 45 shortcodes, 38 background options


Folioway is a perfect pixel WordPress theme, not only its clean and elegant, it also comes with tons of features like amazing slider, unlimited colors, etc.


Jai is the simple and clean template for Portfolio, Business, Photography built with latest WordPress features. Custom Post Type, Unlimited Colors, Extensive admin panel etc.

WordPress Wave

The ideal portfolio or product showcase theme, WordPress Wave let’s you choose the exact colors or background patterns you want.


Garnish is a clean-cut, straight to the point, simple to use portfolio theme. The uncluttered, one-page, ajax-powered portfolio is perfect for placing your most important work directly in front of your potential clients.


WordPress Halo Theme is a brand new timeless Portfolio Theme with some really stunning Features but still as clean and minimalistic as possible, concentrating the focus of Your Visitors absolutely on Your Work.


Simpl is a clean and classy theme that emphasizes your content. Whether your goal is to land the next big client with your flashy portfolio or to saturate the minds of your readers with premium textual content, Simpl does the trick.

Artisan Creatif

Whether you’re an established photography studio or an up and coming artist, Artisan Creatif will answer your needs for a professional portfolio publishing platform.


Edge is a WordPress theme designed with corporate businesses in mind. The theme is also well suited for online portfolios and blogs.


Anolox is clean and minimalist WordPress theme that will match with any of blog, personal, business, or portfolio site.


Echo is a clean and simple, but a very powerful and a highly customizable portfolio theme, aimed at anyone who needs a showcase. If you’re looking for a gorgeous portfolio theme, then you’ve just found it.


Fiero is a bold, yet simple WordPress portfolio theme for all to love. Designed for artists from all walks of life: photography, digital illustration, art, graphic, etc. If you want a showcase for your amazing work, then Fiero is the theme you need.


8Cells is the WordPress theme for Portfolio, Creative built with latest WordPress features. Custom Post Type, Shortcodes, Extensive admin panel etc.


Showcase your latest work and create your CV/resume with Vue.


SOON is The Powerful and Elegant Portfolio, Photography Template built with latest WordPress features. Custom Post Type, Unlimited Colors and Image Uploader etc.


Paramount is a clean, modern and professional WordPress Theme. It can be used as personal portfolio, blog or business website.

Great Portfolio

Great Portfolio is a one page portfolio and a very clean WordPress theme. It also includes a full blog functionality. This theme is perfect for anyone looking to launch a site right away. It’s perfect for businesses, creatives, and individuals who want to quickly publish their portfolio.


Livepuse is a simple but amazing portfolio theme for photographers, designers, videographers, artists or with a little of imagination you can use it for anything you want.


Joorang is WordPress theme that will match with your portfolio & blog site. Alot of unique features and also comes with massive admin features to manage your site.



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!

5 thoughts on “25 High Quality, Premium WordPress Portfolio Themes 2011

  1. I’m not a big fan of premium themes given that there are loads of free themes out there, but I’d definitely pay for that awesome stuff. I particularly like Garnish – perfect for a photography blog.

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  2. Another nice list. I often wonder though to what extent people actually end up using these themes to run portfolios and to what extent they become something completely different. The portfolio category seems to be one of the most prevalent and yet the number of actual portfolio sites online seems to be fairly moderate…what gives?

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