35+ Best Portfolio WordPress Themes 2019
Our collection of amazing portfolio WordPress themes, for showcasing your work, style, and previous experience. Learn how to build a portfolio using WordPress, then show your project portfolio in style, and customise everything to match your brand.
It used to be that sharing your portfolio online was a tricky business. Building a website from scratch, finding a hosting provider, coding everything manually. Thankfully, those days are behind us, and there are some truly brilliant portfolio WordPress themes that you can have up and running in just a few hours. Here’s what you should expect to find in all the themes featured in this collection:
Modern, Minimal Design
We’ve focused on portfolio designs that have a minimal, stylish look-and-feel. Clean lines, subtle grid layouts, and stylish animations all come together to give your portfolio a really professional first impression. Which is particularly important, if you’re looking to secure that next client or customer!
Drag-and-Drop Portfolio Layouts
Laying out your portfolio perfectly is key. Whether you’re featuring illustrations, graphic art, photography, print design examples, or screenshots of your app. Most themes let you choose from masonry style grid layouts, blog-type layouts, or various other layout options. Any many of them come with pre-built
Sliders and Slideshows
If you’re wanting to showcase some of your work in a more prominent way, a big, bold slider might be the way to go. Most themes come with slider plugins that let you rotate through your favorite pieces of portfolio work, each with a description, and a call-to-action button to see more.
5 Tips for Building a Portfolio Site With WordPress
WordPress is the perfect platform for building a portfolio website as it gives you the freedom to extend your website’s features with plugins and page builders. Here’s how you can use those features to your advantage.
1. Use Page Builders To Customize The Design
Most modern portfolio WordPress themes are made with page builder plugins such as Elementor and WPBakery page builder. These page builders allow you to customize the theme design and create new designs using drag and drop editors without any code.
Using a page builder plugin, you’ll be able to edit your WordPress theme design and customize it to your preference. Add unique features like image sliders, pricing tables, and client testimonials. Add image galleries or change the section arrangement of the layout to personalize the design.
2. Install A Powerful Portfolio Plugin
There are more than 54,000 plugins available on WordPress (not including plugins from third-party platforms) for adding cool new features to your website. With these plugins, you can setup popup messages, add video backgrounds, and, more importantly, create a better portfolio to showcase your work.
Using a third party plugin, like Portfolio Designer, you’ll be able to create an improved and customizable portfolio section on your website with creative grid and masonry layouts, add videos, and more. This will allow you to make your portfolio website look unique and easier to explore.
3. Customize Typography With Google Fonts
The fonts you use in your website design will also say a lot about your personality as well as professionalism. With the right combination of fonts, you can make your website look more professional and visually appealing.
Thankfully, WordPress themes make it easier for you to choose your own fonts from a collection of over 900 fonts, for free. Most WordPress portfolio themes come with Google Fonts integrated into the design, letting you choose fonts directly from the theme editor.
4. Setup A Shop To Sell Your Work
If you’re a freelancer, you can accept and process payments directly from your WordPress portfolio website with the help of an eCommerce plugin like WooCommerce.
Or you can setup a shop on your portfolio website to sell your handcrafted designs, illustrations, posters, and stock photos through your website as well.
5. Embed A Functional Contact Form
Setting up a functional contact form is one of the biggest problems you’ll come across if you’ve made a simple HTML portfolio website. But, with WordPress, it can be done with just a few clicks.
In fact, most portfolio WordPress themes come bundled with a contact form plugin featuring form designs that fits the overall look of the theme. These contact form plugins can be setup quite easily and you can embed them anywhere on your website.
Have a look.
Verno - Creative & Agency Portfolio WordPress Theme
Verno is a creative and modern WordPress portfolio theme that features a unique design, unlike any other theme. It has a colorful design and a touch-friendly header section with an image slideshow. The portfolio showcase section has a beautiful layout that allows you to include large previews of your projects. It also comes with a stylish fullscreen overlay menu and sound effects.Download Demo
Mintus - Portfolio WordPress Theme For Illustrators & Designers
Mintus is a stylish WordPress theme made for designers and illustrators. It lets you choose from multiple homepage layouts with various styles of portfolio designs. All of the templates included in this theme also features creative designs with video backgrounds, image sliders, interactive links, parallax effects, and more. It also supports WPBakery page builder and WooCommerce.Download Demo
Sopphie - Creative Freelancer Portfolio WordPress Theme
Sopphie WordPress theme comes with a modern and colorful design featuring 10 different homepage styles with creative header sections. The theme is suitable for making portfolio websites for freelancers, designers, and agencies. It also supports WPBakery page builder to let you easily customize the design and include interactive menus, touch-friendly portfolio layouts, and moreDownload Demo
Rexal - Modern Multipurpose Portfolio WordPress Theme
Rexal is a multipurpose WordPress theme that comes with 11 unique portfolio layouts. You can use this theme to make different kinds of portfolio websites for both creatives and agencies. The theme is built with King Composer page builder and includes Slider Revolution plugin and support for WPML and Contact Form 7 plugins.Download Demo
Zien - Creative Designer & Agency Portfolio WordPress Theme
Zien is a creative portfolio WordPress theme that comes with 6 different homepage layouts with different styles of designs. This theme is ideal for making a website for a designer, artist, or a creative agency to showcase their designs more effectively. The theme includes a filterable portfolio section, support for MailChimp, Revolution Slider, and Visual Composer for easily customizing the design.Download Demo
Amedeo - Multiconcept Artist & Agency Portfolio WordPress Theme
Amedeo is a modern WordPress theme that comes with unique designs that comes with 15 different premade homepage designs for making websites for artists, freelancers, designers, agencies, and much more. The theme includes various styles of homepage layouts for setting up shops, VCard websites, art exhibition websites, and much more.Download Demo
Qusq Pro - Flat Colorful Portfolio WordPress Theme
Qusq Pro is a unique portfolio WordPress theme that comes with a colorful and an attractive design. It features a large header section where you can grab the visitor’s attention with a powerful headline followed by a creatively arranged portfolio section. The creative design of this theme makes it perfect making a portfolio website for illustrators, designers, and other creative professionals.Download Demo
Huntington – Responsive Portfolio WordPress Theme
Huntington is a minimalist portfolio WordPress theme that features a grid-based layout for showcasing your portfolio while maximizing the website space. The theme includes a fixed sidebar section for including links and social media icons. Portfolio items also opens on the same window almost instantly with its use of a powerful modal window system.Download Demo
Sandy - Minimal Portfolio WordPress Theme
Sandy is a clean and modern portfolio WordPress theme that’s most suitable for graphic designers and artists. It comes with a minimalist design that gives more focus to your portfolio items. The theme features a single portfolio item page with a fullscreen design and has a slide-in menu for including links to your pages and social media profiles.Download Demo
KROME - Creative Portfolio WordPress Theme
Krome is a WordPress theme made for creating professional portfolios for creative designers and illustrators. It features a simple header section where you can include links to pages along with a logo. The portfolio items open in a lightbox window where you can browse the entire as a slideshow. You’ll also be able to choose from 8 different styles of portfolio layouts and 3 different versions of single portfolio item page designs.Download Demo
Life - Boxed Portfolio WordPress Theme for Artists
Life is a beautifully minimalist portfolio WordPress theme for artists and illustrators. It features a clean and modern design with a boxed layout. The theme includes an attractive header section with support for video backgrounds, a grid-based gallery to showcase your artworks, and an Instagram feed widget. It’s also compatible with WooCommerce so you can setup a shop to sell your art as well.Download Demo
Adios - Creative Portfolio WordPress Theme
Adios is a creative portfolio WordPress theme for individuals and agencies. Whether you’re working alone or as part of a team, this theme will help you promote your skills and services in a stylish environment. The default design of the Adios theme looks great. However, thanks to the customization options you can easily tweak your website to ensure it matches your own personal style.Download Demo
Paragon - Colorful Portfolio WordPress Theme
Paragon has an eye-catching colorful design that will help your online portfolio make a good impression on your visitors. All the essential page templates your site is likely to need can be found in the theme package including some interesting portfolio designs. You can effortlessly add an ecommerce section to your online portfolio with the Paragon theme, making it easy to sell physical products, digital downloads, or your services through your website.Download Demo
Dallas - Multi-Purpose Minimal Portfolio WordPress Theme
Dallas is a multi-purpose portfolio WordPress theme with nine homepage demos for you to choose from as well as five portfolio publishing layouts. Thanks to this, no matter what type of work you’re sharing or services you’re offering, Dallas could be one of the best portfolio WordPress themes for your project.Download Demo
Dreamy - Professional Portfolio WordPress Theme
Dreamy has a professional design to help you win over new clients with your online portfolio. With page templates for explaining and promoting your services, as well as a full set of blog post layouts, you can publish content on your site in a number of different ways with the Dreamy portfolio WordPress theme.Download Demo
Sprint - Minimal Portfolio WordPress Theme
Sprit has a modern and minimal design that will help you launch your online portfolio in no time at all. The two homepage designs will ensure you’re able to find a suitable layout for your site, while the library of portfolio templates gives you lots of options when it comes to publishing new projects.Download Demo
Elston - Freelancer and Agency Portfolio WordPress Theme
Elston is a creative portfolio WordPress theme for agencies and freelancers. Whether you want to display a welcome message to your visitors on your homepage or cut to the chase and present your best work on the front page of your site, the selection of Elston demos gives you plenty of options.Download Demo
Voxco - Creative Portfolio WordPress Theme
Voxco has five stylish website demos to help you produce the right portfolio for your goals. The demos are all very creative, making them ideal for artists, designers, photographers, and illustrators. Although the Voxco demos look great, this portfolio theme has an impressive set of customization options to help you perfect the design of your site.Download Demo
Stephens - Personal Portfolio WordPress Theme
Stephens could be the perfect personal portfolio WordPress theme for your project. The large welcome message gives you a good opportunity to introduce yourself, while the rest of the homepage has the ability to display more personal information, work from your portfolio, and the latest posts from your blog. If you need an eye-catching design for your personal website, Stephens is one of the best portfolio WordPress themes around.Download Demo
Alvar - Modern Photography Portfolio WordPress Theme
Alvar has more of a minimal design than some of the other options in this collection of the best portfolio WordPress themes. Therefore, if you want to present your work without any unnecessary distractions, Alvar could be a good choice. Due to the lightweight design of Alvar, your website should load as quickly as possible with this theme.Download Demo
Eugene - Photojournalist and Storyteller Portfolio WordPress Theme
Eugene is described as a portfolio WordPress theme for photojournalists and storytellers. Therefore, if there’s a common thread that runs through your work or it follows a narrative this could be the theme for you. However, even those looking for a regular portfolio theme should take a look at Eugene as its creative design makes it easy to present your work in style.Download Demo
Glamor - Creative Portfolio WordPress Theme
Glamor is a creative multi-purpose WordPress theme that’s ideal for making an online portfolio. This modern portfolio theme has been built using the Layers WordPress site builder tool, making it easy to customize. As well as the selection of pre-built templates, Glamor has plenty of personalization settings and controls.Download Demo
JO - Photography Portfolio WordPress Theme
JO is a portfolio WordPress theme that’s focused on helping you create a website to show off your photographs. However, as this is a flexible theme, it can be used to build almost any type of online portfolio. With multiple homepage designs and a library of gallery styles and portfolio layouts to choose from, JO has something for everyone.Download Demo
Indivo - Personal Resume and Portfolio WordPress Theme
Indivo is a personal resume and portfolio theme that is easy to setup and start using. If you do choose this theme, your portfolio will feature an interesting menu system, a stylish portfolio layout, and many customization options. The premium Visual Composer plugin is included too for even more creative possibilities.Download Demo
Verve - Creative Portfolio WordPress Theme
Verve is ideal for agency websites and personal portfolios. No matter what type of impression you want to make on your visitors, Verve can help you with your project. This portfolio WordPress theme really does have an original and eye-catching design that needs to be seen to be understood.Download Demo
Modus - Portfolio WordPress Theme
Modus has a stunning design that will suit creative agencies and individuals who need a modern portfolio. The flexible sidebar means you can easily switch the location of your menu, while the easy demo content importer ensures your new website can be online as quickly as possible. Displaying your work online as never been easier than it is with Modus.Download Demo
Grand Portfolio - Responsive Portfolio Theme
Grand Portfolio is a portfolio design tool — more than just a WordPress theme. It provides a responsive, clean and minimal design for your creative portfolio web site. It has predefined styling for architects, creative agencies, photographers, creative designers, musicians, publishers and many other industries — with all the features you'd expect for each. Arrange your portfolio however you'd like, and give your photos, text, graphics, videos, or music a great home on the web!Download Demo
Vong - Responsive Portfolio Theme
Vong is a professionally crafted minimalist portfolio theme for freelancers and agencies, built with passion. It’s fully responsive, retina-ready and truly intuitive. It comes with full support for WooCommerce, is translation and WPML ready, and is packed with customisation options to match your brand's look-and-feel.Download Demo
Kvadrat - Contemporary Portfolio Theme
Kvadrat is a clean, minimal portfolio WordPress theme, perfect for showcasing illustration work, graphic design, or photography. It looks great on all devices, comes with multiple layout options, immersive pages, and a selection of shop layouts to help with selling items from your portfolio to boot.Download Demo
Notio - Deluxe Portfolio Theme
Notio is a high quality portfolio WordPRess theme with a clean design that will showcase your work in a fluid way, stamping your authority as an outstanding creative. It comes with ten beautiful and practical layouts to get you up and running in no time. Best of all, no coding required! With Visual Composer included you easily drag-and-drop elements to create the exact kind of page you were thinking of, and with WooCommerce integrated at the core of its design, you will have the perfect store complete with multicurrency and multilingual integration.Download Demo
Charm - Agency & Freelance Portfolio
Charm is a modernistic portfolio-style theme with an emphasis on typography and attention to detail. Show off your latest photos and videos in all their glory with the responsive portfolio grid. Write blog posts with the beautiful, minimal blog. You can have unlimited portfolios, each with it’s own categories and custom settings. You have two column types, infinite loading, filtering and a lot of useful features to make your website a perfect showcase of your amazing products!Download Demo
Lobo - Portfolio Theme for Freelancers
Lobo is a new portfolio concept for creative agencies and freelancers. It's a way to create a quick and easy portfolio to showcase your work with a distinctive and creative touch. Lobo is modular, meaning that your content sits within a layout that you can customise and tweak in seconds. You can compose with any background color, text, images, background images, sliders, videos, audio tracks, all quickly and easily. It also comes with an exclusive "sticky header", and WooCommerce integration.Download Demo
HyperX - Portfolio for Freelancers & Agencies
Hyper-X is a simple, easy to use, clean and modern theme for any kind of online professional. The Live Theme Customizer gives you ability to create almost any kind of portfolio or blog layout in a very short time, without any technical knowledge. Or, if you prefer, you can start with a pre-build design template. It comes with a powerful slider, Visual Composer integration, translation support, WooCommerce integration, and everything else you could need!Download Demo
Bionick - Personal Portfolio WordPress Theme
Bionick is a fully responsive, personal WordPress theme with a scrolling page built to showcase your top-notch portfolio. It's made for designers, photographers, illustrators, video producers , architects and others who need an easy, attractive and effective way to share their work with clients (or showcase an online resume when searching for a job!)Download Demo
Grafik - Portfolio, Design & Architecture Theme
A powerful theme for professional creatives, Grafik provides a large collection of home and inner pages, carefully crafted elements, and easily customizable templates. Choose from ten awesome home pages and use the power of Grafik to make them your own. Easily change all colors, rearrange sections, add new elements, and so much more.Download Demo
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