If you’re looking to get creative, you’ll want a fantastic portfolio theme to help provide the perfect frame for all of your projects. This collection is simply stunning, every one of the themes here is great for artists, for photographers, creative businesses and freelance designers too. No matter what kind of art you’re into, the themes you see here are going to blow you away with amazing style, colorful designs, solid features and ease of use.
We only select the absolute best themes out there, premium quality themes with outstanding support, solid documentation and more features that we’ll get into in more detail as you see the themes themselves. With these themes, you have tons of theme options, plentiful shortcodes and a variety of portfolio layouts and styles to keep everybody happy. We also try our best to find themes that work well for both beginners and WordPress experts alike.
Here we go, the absolute best WordPress portfolio themes on the market.
This is the first theme in our collection of the best WordPress portfolio themes because, well, I think it’s the best theme on the market. Divi is a truly premium WordPress theme that is the top of the line for multipurpose themes. I’ve included it in this collection of portfolio themes because I’ve seen some pretty incredible themes built with Divi and I think you’ll find that it’s perfect for artists, photographers, graphic or interior designers and plenty more. If you’re a creative and you want a stunning WordPress theme that has everything you need to make a really, really high quality website, this is the one for you. Divi is a really full featured page builder theme, so if you’re in the market for a theme where you have infinite possible layouts, it’s worth taking a look at for sure.
This theme is called Oshine and it’s a hard working theme for all kinds of creative websites. The demo pictured above is the photography portfolio splash page, but Oshine is equally adept at showcasing your creative work of all kinds, whether it’s fine art, paintings, tattoos, web design, interior design or logos. Oshine is probably great for a bunch of other stuff I’m leaving out too! With well over 20,000 downloads and a stunning 4.81 rating, Oshine has proven to be as popular as it is adaptable. Oshine is a fine theme for design agencies, creative digital firms, architecture companies and even eCommerce sites, thanks to the full integration with WooCommerce. You’ll have access to a ton of different designs, top rated support, an intuitive page builder plugin and fast loading times too. If you want to build your dream website, Oshine is a fine place to start.
Create has been one of my favorite themes for a long, long while. I just really enjoy what Theme Trust does with their themes. Now that it’s been upgraded to Create v2.0, it’s even better! There’s more to love, but I don’t mean in terms of code bloat. The Create WordPress theme loads up as fast as ever, it’s got the same cool, slick and flat design, it’s built for all kinds of artists and it’s really simple and straightforward to use. So, what’s new with Create 2.0? Well, there are five all new demo pages included, you’ve got a handful of slick, smooth CSS animations, easy to use background videos, new page builder widgets and they’ve upgraded to Slider Revolution for maximum impact on all of your pages. With Create, you get Theme Trust’s most popular page builder template and you can get it for just $58, which is a very reasonable price, considering all you get with this theme.
Graph Paper Press is known for their high quality blog themes, but this one caters more to portfolios. The name is Immense and it really sums up the quality and number of features that you get if you should select this theme. The style is fairly minimalist, Immense lets your images do most of the talking. With perfect responsiveness, Immense adjusts on the fly to fit your browser, no matter what size. That’s critical these days since responsive themes tend to rank better in Google. Immense is very simple to customize, there are unlimited galleries available, slideshows can be made quickly and efficiently, you can even drag and drop images to change the load order. With all graph Paper Press themes, you get automatic updates when they make changes to your theme. Considering that fact, it’s probably wise to use a child theme if you go to make any changes to the themes code. Then again, that’s always a great idea.
Studio 8, from WPLook, is a wonderful, simple creative portfolio theme that’s got everything you need to make a flat out fantastic looking website in just a few minutes. Seriously, this theme is that fast. With Studio 8, you obviously get a very clean, modern looking WordPress theme, but you also get a lot of stuff that can’t be seen. Immaculate code helps this theme load up very quickly and that can really help with your SEO efforts. There’s nothing worse than doing all the hard work of blogging, only to see some other site get more traffic because your site loads up too slowly. Studio 8 is a really flexible, elegant looking creative or digital agency theme too. With it, all kinds of folks can create an outstanding portfolio, whether it’s motion graphic design, video, photographs, web designers or digital agencies. What about font foundries? Yep, there’s nothing that Studio 8 can’t make look great.
Massive Dynamic has proven to be among the most popular WordPress themes on ThemeForest. It’s pretty simple to see why, the theme offers a great looking style, boatloads of features and perfect support too. This theme has been purchased over 14,000 times so far, which isn’t quite the record, but it sure is a lot of downloads. That means they’ve really got the support dialed in at this point, so any issues that arise will be handled quickly and effectively. Massive Dynamic scores a perfect 100% on Google’s performance tests, which is absolutely going to help your SEO efforts. Massive Dynamic uses a great little drag and drop page builder to help you craft any sort of layout you want with unlimited color schemes and typography to match any brand. For creating a memorable and effective portfolio, that’s really important. With dozens of pre-made web templates to choose from, you may not even need to use that page builder! I should note, Massive Dynamic is also a WooCommerce ready theme, so you can set up an eCommerce shop to go with all your other content.
Using a beautiful mosaic grid layout, Lookbook is a strong looking WordPress theme for portfolios. Whether it’s wedding photography, nature shots, portraits or news photography that you’re into, you’ll need a strong portfolio to showcase your work. The simplicity of this mosaic grid ensures the focus is on what really matters, your images. Lookbook is very simple to customize, it’s completely responsive, allows for multiple post formats like video, audio, image galleries, quotes and links too. With multiple custom widget areas, you can add things like text blocks, subscription forms, images and a lot more. The entire theme is well documented and well supported by Graph Paper Press.
Elegance Pro is a very nice looking WordPress portfolio theme with clean, elegant style and plenty of features. The design of this theme lends itself to all kinds of portfolios, from fashion design to photography, paintings to web design. Stephanie Hellwig created the Elegance Pro theme and I believe she’s done a really nice job with it. The theme takes advantage of everything that the Genesis Framework has to offer, with a rock solid code base and tons of options to customize your site. Then, she took things up a notch with plenty of widgetized areas, custom headers, mobile first design, a multitude of layout options and more. Genesis Framework themes are considered to be among the most SEO friendly sites around, owing to their superior load times and well coded pages. With Elegance Pro, you get a stunning design that will really capture your reader’s attention.
Wright is a very nice little minimalist portfolio theme that was created by Made by Minimal. These guys are known for their simple, modern designs for blogs and eCommerce, not to mention portfolios. I really enjoy the style of Wright, it keeps things simple but never boring. Wright has multiple lightbox galleries, the display is Retina ready. You can quickly manage colors and fonts in the custom theme options panel. With WooCommerce installed, you’ll be able to set up a delightful shop. I think Wright could be perfect for showcasing products with the portfolio, then allowing people to purchase what they see on your blog. That’s a really nice combination that I think could be a really successful business model. The Wright theme isn’t cheap, it costs $100, but that does give you access to everything that Made by Minimal has created, which includes five themes at this time. You also get a year’s worth of updates, one on one support and I think all of that is a pretty sweet deal.
This is Ultra, from Themify.me and it’s a wonderfully powerful and flexible portfolio theme that lets you control the outcome from the very start. Almost everything in the Ultra theme is adjustable, from colors to layouts, fonts and addons. You’ll get the site you’ve had in mind, that’s for sure. For designers, developers or end users, Ultra is simple to get started with, though that doesn’t mean it’s not incredibly powerful. There are several skins included with your download, with demo sites for spas, restaurants, eCommerce shops, gaming magazines, weddings, fitness and more. What’s more, there are over sixty basic layouts to choose from, which is a pretty stunning amount. I looked at all of these and I’ll say this, there’s a nice variety of basic styles in there. I’ve decided to include Ultra in this collection of portfolios because it’s so incredibly flexible, I think you can’t go wrong with it if you should happen to download it.
For digital businesses who are looking to up their web presence, a well made, fast loading and stylish portfolio like Infinity Pro could be the right solution. With how much competition there is, having the right webpage is a really key component to success. Just a few degrees difference can take you from page 2 to the top of Google’s search results and that means a massive boost in traffic. With Infinity Pro as your portfolio, you’re going to get a lot of compliments, that’s for sure. This theme is elegant, it’s fast loading, the typography is really easy to read and attractive. Nearly everything about Infinity Pro simply oozes class. With this responsive theme, you’ll be delivering a consistently positive user experience for every one of your visitors.
This is Cre8or, a uniquely named WordPress theme from Tesla Themes. I really like the basic, simple style of this theme. It looks like it’d lend itself to a wide variety of uses, though portfolios are clearly Cre8or’s strength. Cre8or is a very modern blog and portfolio combination with incredible attention to detail and lovely typography too. With Cre8or, you can highlight your projects in a charming and innovative way. Cre8or was made with all sorts of creative folks in mind, whether it’s personal projects, agency or studio work, or freelance design. No matter what type of work you’re in, the basic style of Cre8or helps make your presentation a memorable one. Animated transitions, fancy image or video lightboxes, simple customization, powerful plugins, multiple single post and page layouts and more, you certainly get a lot of value with the Cre8or WordPress theme.
Tesla Themes is back with another really strong minimalist portfolio WordPress theme, it’s called Motive. Motive is clean, modern and full featured, it’s pretty advanced in terms of code, it’s lovely to look at, the portfolio you create with Motive is really going to stand out from the crowd. With the Motive WordPress theme, you can have a blog to go along with your portfolio, whether you choose to go with a grid layout, a masonry grid layout or a more traditional design, that’s totally up to you. Motive has two basic styles with tons of great features in both of them. Features such as the Revolution slider, parallax scrolling backgrounds, sticky navigation, multiple post formats, tons of different short codes, multiple handy widgets to extend functionality, a user friendly contact form builder and plenty more. With great support and extensive documentation, I think Tesla Themes has created a real winner with the Motive theme.
Zelle Pro is an attractive one page WordPress theme that’s ideal for building an online portfolio to show off your work. If you want the best first impression you can get, a modern and well designed WordPress theme like Zelle Pro could be the right choice. Most people don’t think about one page themes when they think of a portfolio, but Zelle Pro manages to pull it off with style. With this parallax scrolling theme, each and every section of your website has it’s own area of that single page. The demo site shows a setup with the portfolio, about us, team members, plans, testimonials, contact form, eCommerce shop and, of course, the blog sections. Now, you don’t need to use all of those, that’s just this demo. Anyway, as you scroll down, or navigate via the top menu, each section appears. So, the portfolio is right there on the front page, waiting for folks to click down to it. It’s a really unique setup, I like it a lot. So, Zelle Pro is a unique and different theme in this collection, since it uses just that single page.
Composition blends classic photography portfolio aspects with eCommerce to allow you to create a really neat website where you actually sell your own images. Like your very own iStockPhoto! Whether you’re licensing stock photography or selling prints, it works either way. You could integrate with WooCommerce for either of those options, though I’d recommend Easy Digital Downloads if you’re going to be selling downloadable goods. Either way, your images will look incredible. With Composition, you get a theme that was designed by creative people, for creative people. Pretty Creative helps show off your content in a polished, professional way. This theme uses multiple widgetized areas to customize your site, it’s mobile first with a responsive design that looks amazing on all devices. The header area is customizable, the colors and backgrounds are too. It’s a really nice theme for selling photos and for getting the word out about what you have to offer.
Eris is crisp, Eris is elegant, Eris is a really great looking, unique portfolio theme for WordPress. When you add more and more photos, particularly ones that have really different styles, that’s when Eris is at it’s best. Nothing beats Eris for minimalist portfolios. It’s funny, but the more variety you add to your images, the better the entire narrative flow of your images will be. It doesn’t matter if you’re a graphic designer, an interior decorator or a photographer, your images will become the stars of the show with Eris. Making a great first impression is crucial and Eris allows you to do just that with an impactful slider to showcase your featured projects and posts. Eris is a natural, contemporary theme at the slider feature really helps set your images off. You can swiftly shift between three or four column layouts and if you’re not really into a structured grid look, you can shuffle your images up to create what the developer calls ‘organized chaos’. Pretty cool, right? Typography changes are a snap too, but I really like the fonts they’ve chosen in the basic design, so you may choose to keep things as it is and just add images. If you’d like to see more themes like Eris, why not have a look at our minimalist WordPress themes collection.
When it comes to selecting a great minimalist portfolio theme for WordPress, you want one that loads fast and looks great on all devices. That’s a guarantee with the Simply Pro WordPress theme, since it runs on the Genesis framework. The Genesis framework is a stable and fast loading framework that allows you to used Genesis framework themes. These themes are high performance, attractive and professional. Simply Pro offers a mobile first experience for all your readers. The theme customizer let you change almost any setting you can imagine and there several widget areas to add even more functionality to your website.
The Agency is a creative and simple WordPress theme that is agreeable to use, debonair to look at and it’s a fertile ground for growing your business. Just what you need for a minimal portfolio. This theme is an amazing frame for all sorts of creativity. Many webmasters have been thankful they’ve purchased the Agency theme, because of the substance behind it. Sure, it’s a very nice and attractive theme to look at, sure horses have long necks. Both are obvious, right? Well, there’s a lot that you don’t get to see with The Agency, the intangibles. To keep it brief, this theme is incredibly well coded, it’s got detailed documentation and invincible support to go along with it’s fetching style. With The Agency, you can craft a marvelous and hypnotic portfolio site to keep your readers entertained and keep feeding them that proverbial popcorn.
A lot of folks won’t even consider a one-page theme when they’re looking for a new portfolio template. I suppose that’s understandable, there aren’t that many that can pull it off, but Hestia Pro is one such theme. This template has a great looking material design style, it’s ideal for startups and brick-and-mortar businesses, e-commerce websites, creative portfolios and art organizations. This stylish one page layout accentuates your images and text with Parallax scrolling that helps your content stand out. You can even create an online store with WooCommerce, assuming you don’t have too many products. This theme probably won’t be a great setup for truly extensive stores selling hundreds of items. But, if you want to highlight a few items and you have a relatively small portfolio, the one page design could be a winner.