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20+ Best Portfolio WordPress Themes

November 23, 2015
The Best Portfolio WordPress Themes

With this ever evolving digital age, the need for making our presence known online is of paramount importance. Be it on Facebook, MySpace, Google+, Flickr, etc., we have to make our presence known to stand a chance in this digital age. Sometimes, social media does not suffice. Something more personal and custom is required to showcase your talent. Be it videography, photography, art, tattoos, interior or graphic design, or whatever it is that you’d want to showcase, your work would be in a class of its own with any of the best portfolio WordPress themes that we’ve collected from all around the internet.

Always keep your portfolio and your risk at your own individual comfortable sleeping point… -Mario Gabelli

If you’re looking for something functional as it is well designed, something light to load and simple so that it doesn’t overshadow your work itself (because you don’t want prospective clients to be more impressed by the design of your portfolio site than the actual creative works you’ve compiled) we think you’re going to find something you really love right here. We’ve compiled the most promising and (in our opinion) best portfolio WordPress themes top marketplaces have to offer. So, let’s carry on to the themes!

1. Total

Total - Creative Multi-Purpose Premium WordPress Theme

Total is a true multi-purpose WordPress, and it’s a great fit for creating portfolios. And a great example of this is the Total theme Lefty demo that features a handy left sidebar navigation. This unique portfolio theme is a great way to showcase your work… and even sell it. This demo uses the Total WordPress theme’s great features including a supercharged portfolio that supports various formats (images, galleries, sliders, videos and more), tons of layouts (1-4 columns), endless image hover options (plus icon, link icon, lightbox, title popup, title & date, opacity, etc.) and you can add your portfolios anywhere using the page builder (just insert a grid or carousel with the WPBakery page builder). Whatever type of portfolio you want, you can build it.

As a starving artist you need to get your name out there and make a buck or to along the way. The Lefty demo features an about and a contact page so potential customers can get in touch. But, you can also enable WooCommerce to sell your own digital works or physical art right from your website. Goodbye art house commissions  popup shops and online sales are where it’s at!

If there is anything else you need for your online portfolio, Total can do it. Want to share your upcoming events? Total is compatible with the free Events Calendar plugin. Want to show what goes into each piece you create? Add some skill bars, pie charts or even animated milestone counters to get your point across. Need to translate your site? The theme comes with .po and .mo files, and it’s WPML compatible. So basically, build your website the easy way with Total, and spend more time focusing on your creativity. Total comes with 40+ unique demos and counting

Boxed Folio Total Demo

Total Boxed Porfolio WordPress Theme Demo

Looking for a boxed design? The Total theme Boxed Folio demo shows how you can use built-in options in the Total theme to create a custom portfolio layout. Plus the quick demo installer makes it even easier to get started with any of Total’s ready made demos.

TinyFolio Total Demo

Total Tinyfolio Portfolio WordPress Theme Demo

With the Total theme you can create pretty much anything, have a look at the screenshot above of the Total theme TinyFolio demo you can see another great example of why the Total theme is one of the best portfolio WordPress themes you could choose for your website.

James Personal Portfolio Total Demo

James Personal Portfolio Total Demo

James is a boxed demo with a full-screen background and a very minimalistic approach showing how one might create a website using Total for a personal portfolio and/or blog. It features a dark header (which can be any color you want) and a simple homepage composed of a single image, some icon boxes and a portfolio grid showcasing the “latest work”. Built with the WPBakery page builder page builder the homepage is very easy to tweak or change completely into anything you want. And since having an online portfolio is crucial these days, what better way of setting it up then using WordPress which is one of the most widely used CMS systems out there that is not only easily to use but also very powerful and secure.

Adapt Business Portfolio Total Demo

Adapt Business Portfolio Total Demo

Do you love the Adapt free WordPress theme but want more? More options. More features. More plugin compatibilities. Just more? Then this Total WordPress theme prefab website is perfect for you! The Total Adapt business and portfolio demo is the supercharged version of our popular free theme. The Adapt demo uses Total’s options for a boxed website layout, customizable header, awesome social options and easy to use page builder elements (including a slider, icon boxes, recent portfolio posts grid and recent blog posts grid) to create a stunning landing page. Plus with Total’s powerful portfolio and blog options it’s easy to build out your website from there.

2. Litho

Litho Elementor Portfolio WordPress Theme

As an artist, no matter your medium it’s important to have a way to display your talent and whether you work with paint, code, furniture, bricks or something else a website is a must. Which is why your should checkout the Litho theme. This powerful and responsive theme works with the Elementor page builder for easy web design. Get started quickly with one of the 36+ 1-click import demos, or build your site from scratch. Litho includes 200+ builder Elements, 300+ templates and a header/footer builder so really anything is possible. There are even 5 unique portfolio layouts to choose from (grid, masonry, metro, justified, carousel) as well as support for retina imagery. Plus the theme is fully compatible with WooCommerce if you want to sell your own good or services right from your website, and it includes Slider Revolution for advanced animates sliders/sections.

3. Oshine

Oshine - Multipurpose Creative WordPress Theme

Create a stunning showcase for your portfolio or business with Oshine. This multipurpose creative theme is perfect for portfolio thanks to included features for infinite layouts, color pickers, custom fonts, lazy loading, 10+ hover styles, infinite grids and slides, as well as 20+ pre-styled page layouts. The theme is built with the powerful Tatsu front end builder so creating custom portfolio posts is a breeze. Add headings, images, videos, dropcaps, calls to action, icons, buttons and more (there are more than 50+ to choose from) all with the intuitive builder.

Oshine also offers 52 ready to use demos, 16 of which are fully styled portfolio sites. So if you want a truly quick start just pick a demo and install the sample data with a click. Whether you’re a designer, photographer, developer, artist or other creative professional Oshine is certainly a great option for your website.

4. Helion

Helion WordPress Theme

Helion is an impressive WordPress theme, poised to be an excellent starting point for your online portfolio, blog, and even an eCommerce endeavor. With seamless integration of the Elementor page builder, crafting and personalizing pages becomes a breeze, eliminating the need for additional assistance. The theme extends free access to a gallery of over 11 demo skins, each ready for effortless import with just a single click. Notably, Helion comes replete with many special features designed to enhance the functionality of your online platform. These features include a robust admin interface, seamless compatibility with the WordPress Customizer, an array of shortcodes and widgets, and full support for all popular WordPress extensions. Helion offers a dynamic and versatile solution, arming you with the tools needed to create an engaging and functional online presence.

5. Gutenix (Free)

Gutenix WordPress Theme

Looking to build your own portfolio, your way? Then you’ll love Gutenix. This free theme was created to work with Gutenberg, Elementor and Brizy giving you plenty of options to design your own portfolio. Add image galleries, files, cover images, content blocks and more to showcase your work. The theme is also responsive, retina ready, offers 4 page layouts (boxed, full, right or left sidebar), 8 stunning header styles, and fully supports WooCommerce if you want to sell your own products or services.

Want more Gutenberg blocks to use for your portfolio posts? The developers of Gutenix have you covered. Their ZeGuten plugin adds 15+ more blocks for image comparisons, carousels, pricing tables, animated boxes, banners, icon lists and more to use in your portfolio.

6. Sahel

Sahel - An Elegant Multi-Concept Theme

Creatives are sure to love the Sahel WordPress portfolio theme. This full features, multi-concept theme includes every feature you need to design a website to showcase your portfolio. To start, the single project and portfolio list templates are an elegant option to add your work. Simply select a gallery, slider, image or masonry layout for your project. Then choose from a gallery, masonry or unique scatter layout for your main portfolio page. There are also options for load more or infinite scroll.

But that’s not all, Sahel also includes powerful options for your blog. Use the built-in templates for your news, latest updates and stores. And you can build an online shop as well. Since the theme includes custom options and layouts for WooCommerce you can easily sell art prints, merchandise or even affiliate products. Since Sahel includes the WPBakery Page Builder you can always create your own page layouts using the intuitive drag & drop builder.

Sahel is also responsive and retina ready. and ships with an impressive number of shortcodes for just about anything. Easily add your products, portfolio, videos, section titles, pricing tables and more. Plus the are options for your header style, sticky header, Font Awesome icons, custom widget areas, Google fonts and more. With everything included you’ll certainly be able to create an impressive portfolio!

7. Neve (Free)

Neve WordPress Theme

Building an online portfolio can be easy and affordable, especially with Neve. This free theme is easy to get started with thanks to stylish demo sites and intuitive theme Customizer options. The theme is also translation ready, supports RTL, SEO and accessibility friendly and has a handy 1-click rollback feature. So if you published an update with a mistake you can easily undo your changes with the click of a button! Want to sell your work? Neve is even compatible with WooCommerce so it’s easy to build your own store.

And if you want more there’s also the option to upgrade to a Neve premium plan for more site demos, layouts, custom Elementor and WooCommerce extensions, and more.

8. Kalium

Kalium Professional Creative WordPress Theme

Kalium is a top selling creative theme and it’s easy to see why. The theme features tons of built-in options any creative professional would love. Easy page building options, layout designers, and pre-made sample demos make it easy to get started. After that use added options for typography, sliders, language translations, colors, portfolio hovers, Dribbble portfolio integration, and colors for code free styling. The Kalium theme is also retina ready and features adaptive images that stretch or crop to display at the perfect size on any device. It’s probably one of the best portfolio WordPress themes for businesses and agencies due to the flexibility.

9. Pofo

Pofo - Creative Portfolio & Blog Premium WordPress Theme

Pofo is a modern, highly customizable, easy to use and fully responsive WordPress theme for agencies, creative teams, photographers, freelancers, bloggers, artists, corporate business and any other business niche to build portfolio, blog and eCommerce website with ease.

This beautiful and stylish theme offers lots of layouts for your online portfolio and blog. A great collection of over 150 pre-built elements, 25+ ready made homepages and 200+ sample demo pages speedup web building . Theme bundled is also bundled with the popular WPBakery Page Builder and Slider Revolution using Pofo custom shortcodes with extra options. You can also use the WordPress customizer to further design your perfect website. Pofo is coded with best standards and well documented, so your website loads fast and you can easily find answers to all your questions.

10. Milo

Milo - Mobile responsive WooCommerce Ready WordPress Theme

Milo is a perfectly minimalistic and ultra-modern responsive WordPress portfolio theme. This elegant theme is well-suited for photographers, artists, and illustrators with an appreciation for minimalism and a desire to display their online portfolio in a way that makes their content the focal point of every page. Milo features smart responsive design to display page layouts consistently well regardless of screen size or device type. Having a side panel helps immensely in navigation without compromising its lightness and sophistication. If you truly love minimalism, then this is the theme for you!

11. Reveal.

Reveal Responsive Porfolio Premium WordPress Theme

Reveal is a premium WordPress theme created by Theme Trust for those who seek a business/portfolio/blog style site with a responsive design that will receive no matter what screen size you are using. Designed to look good on your normal monitor, laptop, ipad, mobile device (iphone)…etc, Reveal is perfect for those whom have clients and or visitors that will be browsing their site via various gadgets.

Reveal makes use of the premium Isotope js plugin so you can setup a filterable portfolio with some very slick animations instead of having to re-load your page every time you want to view items in a specific category. The portfolio items open up using AJAX so when you click on a portfolio item the content from the portfolio will open up on the same page above the portfolio section and it can be clicked closed. Not only does this add a touch of elegance but it also makes your site very easy and fast to browse.

The overall design of Reveal is very minimalistic with the focus being your content. And in terms of features it isn’t jam-packed with tons of stuff, but rather, it includes only the necessary options for a clean and simple portfolio and blog site – including several unique layouts and an immense variety of customization options. What is unique about this theme is that you can now forget about zooming in or out on the photographs to meet your screen’s requirement. The theme automatically adjusts the images depending upon the screen. Literally ANY screen size! Need something new? You could really fall for this uniqueness.

12. Inspiro

Inspiro Fullscreen Gallery Premium WordPress Theme

Inspiro is a clean and elegant responsive WordPress portfolio theme which focuses more on the photograph related creative media. It comes packed with great features like video support, full-screen slideshow, widgetized homepage, gallery module, dynamic homepage builder the Visual Customizer, and is based on the incredible ZOOM Framework.

And there is no coding required. This makes Inspiro an easy (and beginner friendly) option to webmasters of all skill levels. Without the requirement of coding and the availability of easy drag & drop, you’ll be able to build your website in absolutely no time and finally be able to showcase the talent to the world that you had kept to yourself for too long! Happy showcasing!

13. Werkstatt

Werkstatt Creative Portfolio WordPress Theme

To build a beautiful portfolio it really helps to start with a beautiful template. It just so happens that the Werkstatt theme is full of them. With more than 25+ unique portfolio and gallery style demos to choose from, a built-in drag and drop page builder interface, auto detect portfolio filter, customizable blog styles and more it’s a great choice for any creative to build their own website. Other great features include hundreds of Google fonts, 6 animated hover effects, WooCommerce compatibility, multiple menu layouts and even audio overlays.


AVOIR WordPress Theme

AVOIR WP is a premium WordPress theme, based on minimal design, fine typography and large photography, specifically crafted for the needs of creative professionals such as graphic and web designers, creative agencies, tattoo artists, freelancers, photographers, architects, graffiti artists and visual artists in general.

Packed with cool features such as the powerful WPBakery Drag & Drop page builder, Redux Options Framework, Revolution Slider, Parallax Backgrounds and Google Web Fonts, AVOIR WP becomes an ideal choice for creative websites and projects. With a One Click Demo Installer and a WooCommerce-ready demo at hand, you can set up your website and start creating content in a matter of minutes. Almost every element of this theme is easily customizable without any coding knowledge.

Responsive and super flexible, AVOIR WP enables you to create highly aesthetic and unique page layouts. Custom Color Sets, Google Web Fonts, Parallax backgrounds, Video Sliders, Animatable elements, and many more features are available through an easy to use and intuitive interface.

15. Beckett

Beckett WordPress Theme

Beckett is a modern and simple blog and portfolio premium WordPress theme. With a clean and spacious layout, this theme keeps the focus is on your images and content.

When you make the jump from hobbyist to professional photographer the first step is to create a stylish website to show your work. Beckett makes your life easy. This theme includes key features you need to build a photography website fast. The filterable portfolio is perfect for uploading your image galleries, and the portfolio and archive page templates make adding your pages quick & easy.

Another great feature of Beckett is the built-in support for the WordPress Theme Customizer. From here you can set custom colors, select from tons of custom widgets and more. With this you can see all of your changes live before you commit them to your live website. Other features include a stunning homepage slideshow, custom shortcodes, a testimonials page, responsive design and cross-browser compatibility.

16. Swell

Swell WordPress Theme

Swell is a minimal portfolio and blogging premium WordPress theme perfect for starting a personal website to share your thoughts or promote your work. Plus support for stunning video backgrounds makes your posts and content stand out.

Everyone is online, so it only makes sense that you should be too. Swell is an awesome option for starting your own blog or online portfolio. This easy to use theme is fully responsive so your followers can checkout your latest posts on any device. And built-in page templates for the homepage and portfolio make it simple to get your website setup.

One of the most notable features of Swell is the full-width video backgrounds. The theme supports Vimeo, Youtube and self-hosted videos so you can create eye-catching pages. And custom image backgrounds for titles adds a unique touch to your portfolio, blog, etc. Other theme features include custom widgets, custom logo upload, useful shortcodes, and WordPress theme customizer support (for easy design customizations).

17. Elegant by Themify

Themify Elegant WordPress Theme

Elegant is a clean and minimal portfolio premium WordPress theme designed by Themify. This theme is perfect for photographers, artists and bloggers who have tons of great images to share with their readers.

A photo is worth a thousand words right? So why not fill up your website with millions of words using the gorgeous portfolios included in the Elegant portfolio WordPress theme. This theme is perfectly coded for you (and your team) to share a blog full of your tips and thoughts, portfolios of your works, and even an e-commerce shop if there are goods you want to share with your readers.

Elegant portfolio comes pre-styled with 6 different color skins, but there are also built-in color pickers if you’d like to design your own color scheme. And since the theme includes Themify’s drag and drop page builder, it’s easy to create custom looking pages with just a few clicks. All of these easy to use options make Elegant portfolio a great choice for any creative. Other theme features include custom widgets, plenty of shortcodes, three image filters (sepia, blur and grayscale), custom header options, social integration and of course a lovely responsive design.

18. Trail

Trail WordPress Theme

Trail is a minimal portfolio style WordPress theme from Theme Trust. This stylish theme is clean and simple so your can show off your images and videos.

Portfolios are a great way to display your work or current projects. With Trail, you can create an elegant and minimal online portfolio of your work. This comes in handy when applying for jobs, showing your abilities to potential clients or just for sharing with friends and family.

Trail comes complete with a lovely filterable portfolio. You can add images, gallery sliders and videos to display your work. Plus you can use the parallax homepage to show your follows what’s new. Another great feature is the built-in WordPress Theme Customizer that you can use to change colors, fonts and other features.

19. Bold

Bold WordPress Theme

Bold is a beautiful blog and portfolio WordPress theme put together by Themify. This electrifying theme is full of big punches of color, texture, and clean layouts make it perfect for a standout website for any blogger, designer, cartoonist, photographer, etc.

Clearly this theme makes an impact. As soon as you get to the full-width homepage posts standout with any color from the rainbow. You can add just about anything to the blog and portfolio. Both support standard, image, galleries, sliders, videos, and even maps. Plus you can individually customize each and every post you add. Choose any color, any pattern, any image, any font, any alignment you want. This gives you the power to create a website that matches your personality.

Another great feature is the homepage infinite load. Guests can keep scrolling until they find what they’re looking for. And there’s a helpful back to top button as well. This way they don’t have to scroll back up to the top when their done. With one click of the back to top button they’re brought up to your header for easy navigation.

20. Ink

Ink WordPress Theme

Ink is a responsive grid portfolio WordPress theme developed by Theme Trust. This stunning theme features a seamless homepage grid that expertly displays portfolio items, making it a great fit for artists, graphic designers, and others with personal portfolios.

This theme keeps it simple with an elegant homepage portfolio. The seamless grid makes the posts stand out. Plus the fact that the portfolio is filterable makes it easy for visitors to browse your works and find what they’re looking for.

Ink is also fully responsive. This way you can show off your site ant your portfolio no matter where you are. With such a nice portfolio, you could easily use it to show to friends and followers your current projects, or even at a job interview to display your entire body of work.

21. Filtered

Filtered WordPress Theme

Filtered is a really clean and stylish portfolio WordPress theme that will give your work the presentation it deserves. Your work is amazing, so why showcase it on a mediocre theme? Filtered comes with a well balanced and minimal design, with several tasteful jQuery effects that will make your work look amazing and help impress your visitors.

22. Venture

Venture WordPress Theme

Venture is a responsive business and portfolio WordPress theme created by WPZoom. This is a great theme for businesses and individuals who want a clean and minimal theme with a portfolio to showcase their work.

This theme includes lots of useful features, like the custom full-width sideshow. You can easily change the colors, fonts, and other slideshow feature from the Theme Options Page. This is a great way to highlight what your business is about, recent projects, or other relevant news.

Venture also comes with 12 awesome widgets to customize your homepage. Show a rotating list of clients, add a call-to-action message, or add a list of your recent posts in a snap. Other widgets include Flickr feed, Twitter feed, recent comments, tabbed portfolio, testimonials, social links, and more.

Wrapping Up Our Picks for the Best Portfolio WordPress Themes

These are just some of our favorite themes that we think also happen to be some of the best portfolio WordPress themes on the web, but we know there are many more options out there for you. If you’ve found what your heart desired, do let us know. We’d love to hear which you think are the best portfolio WordPress themes and if you think they should have been included in our list.

Article by Sourav guest author
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  1. Noah Britton

    Having a good portfolio for most businesses is essential. Thanks for writing this article!

  2. MajaCincovic

    Thanks for sharing these portfolio WordPress themes! They are the best for sure, it’s hard to choose only one for my portfolio. I’ll probably go with the first one.

  3. vijay jadon

    I thing above all themes are best themes ever, Thanks for sharing this article.

  4. Ylli Pylla

    Thanks for featuring our Kalium theme WPExplorer. Your articles are always very interesting and well structured.

  5. allex powell

    Hello There..

    this article is really informational thx for sharing 🙂 i also recommend the EmailShop WooCommerce theme – check it out!

    • Kyla

      That looks like another great option!

  6. Oana Filip

    Hi! I was wondering if there’s any chance to take a look at Pile, our portfolio WordPress theme, and include it in this roundup if you think it fits your expectations. Eager to hear your thoughts! 🙂

  7. Mary

    Cool themes! Guy, do you know any theme that has custom blocks for Gutenberg?
    Thank you!

    • Kyla

      Most themes with custom blocks are just using an add-on plugin – I’d suggest finding a Gutenberg compatible theme you like then choosing one of these Gutenberg add-on plugins for more blocks and options.

  8. Liza

    Hi! Thanks for the article! I’ve tried Gutenix with ZeGuten plugin and it’s my number one now 🙂

  9. Megan

    Thank you for the article! I’ve tried Gutenix and it appeared to be the best solution for my website! I am thinking about Pro version. Has anybody tried it?

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