There are many graphic/visual designers, such as logo designers, print designers or photographers, who do not have enough knowledge of HTML and CSS to code their own customized portfolio WordPress Theme.
So if you have graphic design work or photos to show off, then a portfolio styled theme for WordPress could be a good fit for your site. A good portfolio theme is mostly a minimal design, so it will hold back and lets the images of your work do the talking.
Last week I showed you my personal 10 best and free Minimal WordPress Themes, which can also be used as portfolio WordPress Theme. In this article I am going to showcase a small collection of free awesome Portfolio WordPress themes, all of these themes are free. Hope you will like them.
Work-a-holic WordPress Theme (You must register for a Free Account)
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. Personally I love this theme from Graph Paper Press most, although they have designed other beautiful portfolio themes (read more in this article)
Work-a-holic separates your portfolio from your blog, enabling easy navigation for clients in a clean, intuitive fashion. It also has a separate sidebar for portfolio (shows recent projects) and a separate widgetized sidebar for the blog and pages.
Sharpfolio Wordpress Theme
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.
Viewport Wordpress Theme
The main idea behind Viewport was to present the user with a viewport showcasing the bloggers posts in a graphic form. There has been a recent trend to break away from conventional blog design, and Viewport aims to further extend that by using imagery to complement the post content. It particularly suits the creative market, providing a good platform to showcase projects and ideas.
Fullscreen Wordpress Theme (You must register for a Free Account)
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.
Fotofolio Wordpress Theme
Fotofolio Landscape is a WordPress theme specially designed for Visual Artist, Photographer, or any media designer, to show off their works.
F8 Wordpress Theme (You must register for a Free Account)
The theme design was developed with users who appreciate visual browsing and prefer a minimal layout, with their photos and multimedia featured front and center. But, the theme can been used to create everything from e-commerce sites, music review sites, portfolio sites, and everything in between. Homepage designs can be turned on and off at the click of a button on the Theme Options panel.
Graph Paper Press, the firm what has developped this theme has more variations on this theme, when you register for a free account be sure to check these veriants as well: F8-Remixed, F8 static and F8 Lite.
Nishita Wordpress Theme
Nishita is a simple yet beautiful photo blogging theme for WordPress, with a white and grey colour scheme.There are no distractions here. All the focus is on your photos or images. It’s easy to upload images and the navigation is nicely handled.
Blue Bubble Wordpress Theme
BlueBubble is a Free, Clean, Simple Premium Portfolio WordPress Theme for Designers, Photographer or any other creative minds! It’s designed for easy showcasing your work and it comes with some very cool features.
Free Photo Gallery Wordpress Theme
Fhi-Zin Wordpress Theme
Fhi-zin is one of the best WordPress themes for Portfolio and Photography websites on the web, and with its unique design it doesn’t even look like a WordPress website ! On top of that, its completely driven by an AJAX engine, is Googlefriendly, SEO-optimised and capable of attaching an unlimited amount of images on each post.
WP-Creativix Wordpress Theme
Portfolium Wordpress Theme
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.
Imbalance Wordpress Theme
Imbalance is a modern and minimalistic WordPress theme. This jQuery powered theme will look really well under any browser and OS. Perfect fit for your photo or portfolio websites.
AutoFocus Wordpress Theme
AutoFocus is a WordPress theme specifically for photographers looking for a simple and elegant way to display their work online.
Style Dessign Wordpress Theme
Style Dessign is a clean, black, white and gray, grid-based design. It puts the emphasis on images for each post, and has a very modern feel. Also you must take a look on the website, because there are 3 other great themes for you to choose from. For me personally this theme just looks great as a portfolio theme.