Having a well-designed and demonstrative portfolio is crucial especially if being an artist is your only livelihood. It often happens that talented designers can come up with a fantastic design but don’t know how to turn it into a functional website. And it’s the other way around for developers. What to do if you’re a photographer who needs to show of his work but have no clue about websites and don’t want to pay through the nose for a portfolio? This is another niche where theme marketplaces come in aid. At theme marketplaces you can purchase fully-functional, well-designed high-quality portfolio themes dirt cheap and not worry about all the coding stuff. This article presents 40 incredible premium WordPress themes to make you and your work stand out.
1. DocPress ($35)
DocPress is a minimal yet powerful WordPress theme. It features modern and unique layouts on the homepage, portfolio page and blog. DocPress also takes advantage of WordPress 3.0 menus, automatically sized featured images and custom theme options.
2. Essence ($35)
Essence is a professional business, blog and portfolio WordPress theme. Its clean layout and design make it very readable and pleasant to look at. It comes with dozens of features and intuitive options. Essence uses HTML5 and CSS3 as well as all the newest WordPress functions up to its newest version.
3. Perfekto ($30)
Perfekto is a simple, clean and minimalist wordpress theme suitable for portfolio, gallery and photography websites. This theme also suitable for business and corporate websites.
4. Vue ($35)
Showcase your latest work and create your CV/resume with Vue.
5. MediaReel ($35)
MediaReel is a powerful, premium fullscreen background WordPress theme great for photography and portfolio websites but can also be used for other projects.
6. Garnish ($35)
Garnish is a clean-cut, straight to the point, simple to use portfolio theme. The uncluttered, one-page, ajax-powered portfolio is perfect for placing your most important work directly in front of your potential clients.
7. Echea ($35)
Echea is a ver easy to install and very powerful premium wordpress theme. Manage your forms, sidebars, page templates, styles, fonts and more. Also install and set up Echea within a minute as advertised with our newest addition, TitanInstaller. The ultimate theme installation solution.
8. Simpl ($35)
Simpl is a clean and classy theme that emphasizes your content. Whether your goal is to land the next big client with your flashy portfolio or to saturate the minds of your readers with premium textual content, Simpl does the trick. No matter your field or passion, Simpl will allow you to broadcast your message in the most universal and uncluttered fashion.
9. Artisan Creatif ($35)
Whether you’re an established photography studio or an up and coming artist, Artisan Creatif will answer your needs for a professional portfolio publishing platform. Born from our extensive knowledge and experience as a boutique design and development studio, this theme is expressly designed to successfully showcase and promote your work with elements such as a filterable portfolio, individual case studies and much more.
10. Sense ($35)
Sense is a minimalist premium WordPress theme design , great choice for you or for your client, can be used for every type of site.
11. timeless ($35)
We can all agree that design trends change over time. But there’s always those timeless designs that no matter when they’re used, they work. That’s why Timeless was meticulously designed, based on swiss design, the use of grids and the ever so used Helvetica font, timeless is focused on typography and not cute shiny images that will need to be changed in 6 months.
12. qop ($35)
This beautifully designed template is as gorgeous to look at as it is to customize and use. Well commented code in all files enables easy alterations if you are looking to roll up your sleeves and get dirty.
13. Rockwell ($35)
RockWell is a powerful theme with unique features. It’s easy to use, easy to customize and most importantly – it allows you to unleash your creativity. Fun, loud and versatile = that’s RockWell. Doesn’t matter if you are a photographer, business, blogger or a designer – this theme will suit all types.
14. Halo ($30)
WordPress Halo Theme is a brand new timeless Portfolio Theme with some really stunning Features but still as clean and minimalistic as possible, concentrating the focus of Your Visitors absolutely on Your Work.
15. 8Cells ($35)
8Cells is the WordPress theme for Portfolio, Creative built with latest WordPress features. Custom Post Type, Shortcodes, Extensive admin panel etc.
16. Gridlocked ($35)
Gridlocked is a grid-based, post-format supporting, layout-shuffling, minimalistic theme for creatives. It is both a classic portfolio for showcasing your work and a modern tumblr-style blogging system.
17. Core ($35)
Core is the Minimalist Photography, Portfolio, Personal website Template built with latest WordPress features. Custom Post Type and Image Uploader etc.
18. Briefed ($70)
Designed by Cameron Moll, Briefed is for all types of designers & creatives thanks to it’s modular layout and clean, minimal design. The home page is completely customizable with a portfolio powered by custom post types, optional Dribbble feed, and jsMasonry for an adaptive layout.
19. Elefolio ($70)
Elefolio combines easy Tumblog publishing and a Portfolio to showcase your work and posts. The portfolio uses custom post types and can also stream from your Dribbble account. It will impress any visitor with its simple yet detailed look.
20. Vimes ($69)
Vimes is a simple & elegant theme for WordPress, designed especially for design agencies, photographers and artists, but which can be easily used as a traditional blog theme.
21. Wings ($32)
Wings is a premium portfolio and blog theme which helps you to present your text and media content in a professional and minimalistic way. It comes with two different styles (dark & light) – both designed to keep the focus on the content and your portfolio presentations. No annoying images or scripts which may destroy the professional appearance you need for a business website.
22. Bismika ($35)
Bismika is a WordPress theme for any Portfolio, Blog or Business site. This theme allow user to pick home layout from 5 options ( default/custom , page+sidebar, fullwidth page, Blog+sidebar or Portfolio lists). All done with few clicks on theme options.
23. Fundamental ($35)
Fundamental is a professional WordPress portfolio theme, easily customized, full of goodies, and simply a beautiful way to display your work or show your blog.
24. Strobe ($35)
Introducing Strobe WordPress Theme version 1.0. This theme features a wide range of customization and backend features. Every single page and tiny section in this Theme is customizable. For an insight into the backend watch the Showcase video.
25. Micro ($35)
Micro is an extremely fluid and elegant WordPress theme that focuses on customizability and function. It’s simple but well-structured look is backed by a powerful skin builder that allows you to construct your own colour schemes right from the WordPress admin.
26. Austen ($35)
Austen is a Minimalist theme hand crafted for Portfolio, Blogging & Business usage. It has a clean, elegant style and is supported by a robust, flexible option panel.
27. Folio Elements ($75)
The Folio Elements theme is a simplistic portfolio theme for WordPress which eliminates all the clutter and puts your content forward. There are no single post pages, comments, widgets or static pages when using Folio Elements which is absolutely the best part of this theme. If elegance and simplicity are not what you are looking for, Folio Elements is definitely not for you.
28. Transfer ($75)
Transfer is a minimal WordPress theme, perfect for creatives and businesses alike. Featuring a minimal design, valid code, and rock-solid functionality, Transfer delivers a full-scale, modern redesign solution for your WordPress site.
29. PhotoSquares ($70)
PhotoSquares2 is newest version of widely used WordPress gallery theme. This theme is perfect choice for photographers and designers who want to showcase their work. This portfolio WordPress theme is very easy to customize and comes with five different color templates to choose from.
30. Immense ($49 per subscription)
Immense is a minimalist professional photography theme for WordPress. It allows for fullscreen slideshows that automatically adjust to the size of the browser.
31. Sidewinder ($49 per subscription)
Sidewinder is a horizontal side-scrolling photo theme for WordPress perfect for creating beautiful photo portfolio websites. Sidewinder is a child theme for the Base theme framework.
32. Uno ($49 per subscription)
Uno is a minimalist photo gallery and photo blogging theme for WordPress. A child theme for the Base Theme Framework, Uno can be used for both portfolios and blogs.
33. Photography ($68)
A premium WordPress theme built for photographers. Includes easy to use galleries, integrated Flickr support, and two gorgeous color schemes.
34. Motion Picture ($50)
Make your videos front and center with this neat and impactful video blog theme featuring High Definition post designs and our Typography Manager.
35. Press Two ($50)
Press Two is a complete re-write of our most successful theme Press. Advanced features such as Custom Post types and our Typography Manager give you more control over this minimalist magazine theme than you could dream of.
36. 365 Pro ($48)
365 Pro is a high impact WordPress photography theme that boasts an array of features including auto-resizing images, EXIF data pages, fluid photo gallery, multiple widget areas and a professional looking blog.
37. FolioGrid Pro ($48)
Designed to be a fluid WordPress Portfolio Theme, FolioGrid has shown an impressive flexibility to be used for much more. Video embedding, fluid layouts and multiple colour schemes make FolioGrid Pro great.
38. Highlight ($50)
“Highlight” is a minimalistic, horizontal scrolling, portfolio theme that places your work up front and center. I created this theme after seeing so many poorly designed horizontal scrolling portfolios.
39. Shaken Grid ($50)
Shaken Grid is a powerful portfolio theme with a fluid grid layout. The theme is extremely easy to use and customize. Post a video by simply copy and pasting the video’s URL from Vimeo or Youtube, or create an entire gallery by just uploading all of your images and hitting “Publish”…it’s that simple.
40. Portfolio Theme ($69)
The Portfolio Theme offers a clean, professional way of displaying artwork, design and photography. The theme focuses on the work within the site, while the site itself remains a quiet, but cooperative participant.