WordPress is the most popular blogging and CMS platform out there. The vast amount of features and the flexibility it provides, one can create mind blowing themes for it. Here is a round up list of the most stunning WordPress themes, created specifically for displaying your design portfolio.
Boldly is a beautiful theme for portfolio with an amazing slider at the top. It has all the qualities of a premium theme and has loads of customization options at the backend.
Wordfolio is an award winning wordpress portfolio theme. It has this unique innovative concept of displaying the featured work, which impresses the visitor within seconds. It's totally worth the price.
Is a clean and classy theme with all the requirements for a professional looking wordpress portfolio site. The colours used on the site are pretty soothing to the eyes and also allows to focus on your work being displayed on the site.
This is a modern, powerful and professional looking portfolio theme for designers. It has this urban feel to it which makes your work stand out from the rest of the sites :)
Reflex is a unique grid-blog theme that treats your portfolio pieces as individual modules on a grid. It also comes with a full featured standard blog and a wide array of page templates to show off any other projects that you’ve got.
Urban is a free WordPress theme based around the idea of having posts displayed in a timeline. It features a scrolling timeline, inline loading of posts, pages, images and Youtube videos, realtime search that displays results as you type, tracking of your recently viewed pages, and other footer modules including twitter updates and last.fm recently played tracks. It is the best theme if you have loads of work to display in a vast time period and you want to display it in an innovative fashion.
Sabuy is a premium photography portfolio theme but it can very well be used as a portfolio for graphic designers. The grid layout of the homepage gives a very colourful feel to the complete website. Best part about this theme is that the complete grid is a horizontal slider. It’s the perfect choice if your work contains lots of colours.
It is a clean, dark themed portfolio website concentrating on displaying your portfolio in a user friendly fashion. It can be used to display work related to print, brand, logos and themes.
Simpro is a simple yet powerful portfolio theme. It provides multiple skin options, uses a framework and hence provides tons of complex options to modify the theme, uses 65 different backgrounds and gives you the option to choose from over 100 fonts. It also features two awesome sliders to bring the best out of your portfolio.
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. The best part about this theme is the big slider on the homepage which allows one to concentrate on the content only.
Fringe is a clean, sleek portfolio with a simple slider and a classy feel. It provides all the features of a premium theme like loads of shortcodes, unlimited colour options and portfolio styles and also a vast variety of fonts to choose from.
This is a clean, to the point theme. It displays the portfolio right on the homepage, has a sleek drop down menu and also displays the twitter messages on the top. This theme is free, but you need to register to download it.
This theme primarily focuses on providing a clean, functional and unique design to showcase your work. It makes use of some nice presentation techniques to make your work stand apart. The theme is very different from all the portfolio themes out there.
This is a HTML5 theme which uses custom posts and new menu navigation to create a stunning portfolio. It displays the portfolio items in a grid, right on the home page. There is a cool rollover effect on the portfolio items. It also has a full width template option in case you want full concentration on your work only.
Peano Creative is a unique, clean, minimalist theme with some pretty textured backgrounds which bring the site to life. It provides some awesome features like 45 shortcodes, tons of background options, jquery enhanced contact form and more than 14 fonts to choose from. It contains a featured section on the home page and a grid layout of the recent work just below it. It’s the perfect portfolio theme for logo designers.
Vivee is a clean, dark portfolio wordpress theme. It concentrates on displaying the work right on the homepage along with a brief description about it. It also contains a widget to display the portfolio item numbers according to their categories. It is free under creative commons license and also provides the source PSD for the theme.
Factory is a clean, professional theme for all types of portfolios. The professional look to the portfolio adds another level of quality to it. As any other premium theme, it provides many colour variations, three different types of sliders, contact form and most importantly, six versions of the portfolio gallery. What more can one ask for.
Masipag is a modern wordpress theme. It features an awesome slider at the top of the homepage which can be used to display the featured portfolio items. It comes with an option to choose from five different types of colour for the theme too.
Soon is a powerful, elegant portfolio with all the modern features of WordPress like custom posts etc. It provides unlimited colour options and an awesome image up-loader in the backend. The giant slider on the homepage is captivating and perfect for website designers to display their featured work. Photographers can also use this theme.
Suburbia is a free premium WordPress theme which comes in a magazine like layout. The layout is very clean and flexible and designed in a modest and minimalistic style. This clean look enables the theme to be used for various purposes from portfolios to even magazine blogs.
Temptation is a beautiful single page portfolio template which completely justifies its name. It has a clean and minimal design with strong typography. Custom theme panel, many colour styles, custom widgets are some of the features of this awesome theme.
Imbalance is a free wordpress theme designed with a contemporary modern vibe in a minimalistic style. It has a very clean look and feel and a nice, smooth roll over effect on the portfolio item which displays some brief information about the respective project. The theme provides additional features and a flexible layout. It is a very user-friendly theme that can attract new visitors to your web-site.
Folioflip is a portfolio theme whose primary feature is the awesome image flip effect on every type of portfolio category. It provides various styling options and is pretty simple to install and configure. The flip feature really sets your portfolio apart.
Bizfolio is a beautiful clean theme. It has a pretty sleek slider which is used to display the featured work. It also has a contact form right on the homepage so that prospective clients can contact you without any delay.
It’s the perfect blend of a personal portfolio and a blog. It has simple, friendly look and feel and allows five different style sheets to choose from. The dynamic mash up of recent blog posts and portfolio items makes it a great pick for designers who blog a lot as well.
This is a neat and flexible grid-based theme. It’s a great theme for designers, artists, or even photographers to display their work with. The theme has a unique feature which allows transforming the design layout to blog style if you want any particular template to look like a blog.
Unite is one of the top selling portfolio themes on themeforest and once you look at its features and the crip design it has, you will have no doubt why. It has two awesome slideshow options, super cool dropdown menus, five completely different types of skins and some pretty complex customization options in the backend.
Fotofolio is a minimalistic theme which concentrates on displaying the featured work in a clean yet modern way. It also features zoom on hover feature which enlarges the thumbnails when hovered upon. It’s the perfect theme for photographers but is also very useful for designers, specially logo designers.
Bosspress is a theme which makes a big impact as soon as you open the site. The giant full width showcase on the homepage is its primary feature. The other best part I liked about this theme is the hover effect on its portfolio items on the portfolio page. It fades out everything else and just concentrates on the hovered item.
Imbalance 2 gives your portfolio website a fresh feel. This free template is designed in strict modern style with a minimalistic touch. The theme features the content in uneven sized columns based on the length of the content. A smooth effect is present when you hover over the columns. Also the best part about the theme is that there is an option to load more posts right on the home page. It allows a fixed and a fluid width layout, two types of pagination, custom menu locations and built in social network support.
This theme is best suited for business and portfolio websites. As the name suggests, its main feature is displaying the featured post, which it does pretty well using a fantastic 3D image slideshow that can be configured from the backend. The other interesting part about this theme is the highly customized backend panel which allows you to customize the theme in any way you want.
BlueBubble is a free, clean, simple premium portfolio theme for designers, photographer or any other creative minds. It features 8 different styles or colours, inbuilt support for social networks, colour box pop up for portfolio items, twitter widget to display your latest tweets and also has a jquery enabled contact form. It’s really one of the best free themes out there for portfolio purposes
Synergie is a powerful portfolio theme which boasts a powerful and innovative system which can be used to modify the homepage as per your needs. It contains over ninety shortcodes, theme options and more than ten different layouts to tailor the theme according to your needs.
Fotofolio Landscape is a wordpress theme specially designed for visual artists, photographers, or any media designer, to show off their works. It comes in a dark look, contains a simple, elegant slider on the homepage, displays the testimonials on the homepage too. It also contains multiple drop down menus and a twitter widget to display your latest tweets. It’s simple, fast and very easy to use, even for beginners. A nice option if you are just starting out.
This is a very modern yet classy theme. It features a very stylish jQuery based graphic slider on the homepage which really sets the modern tone of the website. Other than that, it contains a twitter widget, easy portfolio management options using the latest wordpress features.
Solarpress is a beautiful portfolio theme for WordPress 2.9 onwards. It has a customizable about us section, a twitter widget. It uses the cu3er slideshow to give awesome transition effects to the featured posts.
Eptonic is a clean minimalistic theme and contains all the features that one would want in a wordpress portfolio theme. The clean look gives a soothing feeling to the eyes. The theme is incredibly flexible and provides various options to customize each and every page according to your requirements.
Journal crunch is a theme for magazines or portfolios with an integrated journal. It contains a main navigation with drop down menu. A contact template with inbuilt, ajax enabled contact form and the best part about the theme is that it contains two different featured sections which can be switched directly from the front end. It supports a grid based view and a featured slider.
Gridlocked is a beautiful clean, grid based portfolio theme. It supports many different layouts, has a minimalistic theme design and can be configured in any way one wants. It supports posting of multiple types of posts, ranging from video, audio, images galleries etc.
Contemporary is a beautiful minimalistic theme which uses a graph background and a grid layout to bring out the contemporary look of your portfolio. It has a featured image section and a grid layout of the latest work. The portfolio template also features a grid layout of the posts.
Space creative is this out of the world high quality theme with a unique layout and an awesome slider on the homepage. The theme is highly flexible, provides nine colour schemes and three different slider options. It also contains a customized control panel, a slider manager and inbuilt tutorials and walkthroughs.