You are a photographer, designer or web developer, you want a creative and unique portfolio website to stand out from the rest.
Apparently people won’t land on your portfolios through search engines but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t worry about SEO. People search for you to know what you are and some of them might reserve you for their projects and turn into customers. Everything happens with your website as the medium. So, make it more attractive, comfortable, informative and user friendly and you are more likely to generate conversions.
Portfolio WordPress themes is the third most popular category after blog and magazine themes. So, it’s definitely not easy to find the best creative theme without some shortcuts like this list of 20 best creative portfolio themes.
Like I said, these are not some randomly picked portfolio themes, all of them are new, modern, ultra responsive and mobile ready and of course creative.
Dropout Creative Theme
A creative one page page portfolio theme that won three awards for it’s elegance and performance. Dropout is not a custom made portfolio theme but better than many such themes. With 14 variations including 3 portfolio demos, Dropout just makes it a lot easier to build your portfolio website. It’s a 5 star rated theme and I would love to give 5/5 in design, performance, transitions and UX. Other amazing features include smooth scroll, slider revolution, drag and drop builder, retina ready and much more.
Borderland too isn’t a custom WordPress portfolio theme but it’s creative, multipurpose and has 12 unique home page variations with one portfolio demo. All the 12 demo serve 12 different purposes i.e. different kinds of websites. But let’s limit the discussion to portfolio demo. Borderland has 6 different options to customize your homepage portfolio which also includes a masonry grid. Coming to the blog, Borderland has a completely unique design and build, it’s an infinite scroll layout which scrolls on a click (why click?) but it’s good. Premium plugin support, smooth scroll, retina ready features are as usual.
Brick is a multipurpose theme and suits all sort of website needs with it’s 2000+ customization options just like Avada. Brick has 17 unique demo variations with 3 portfolio versions, however you can customize some other demos to suit your portfolio because Brick is too flexible. This creative theme is even WooCommerce supported and a pre-designed shop helps you start selling without any customization. Brick can simple rock your website.
I often listen to the phrase “creativity at it’s best” and Luisa defines it. Luisa is one of the the best minimalist creative portfolio themes and probably the best ever portfolio them from Stylishthemes. Awesome parallax scrolling, ultra responsive and modern design aren’t the only best features. The uniqueness in the design of full screen overlay navigation is what you would love. The minimal design perfectly fits o mobile screens and the parallax and off canvas navigation no doubt gives the best experience to users.
Concept says sorry to photographers. It’s a theme designed for designers and web developers to build their creative portfolios and also to sell their services. Concept is a lot different from traditional portfolio themes with chunky and boring design. This theme uses parallax as throughout and makes any website look absolutely stunning on all devices. Check the demo now.
No, I can’t say more about Ronneby because it would take time to talk about it. With in 2 days Ronneby made 60 sales (that’s not a record) without any promotion prior to the launch. Here’s a place where you can experience the elegance and performance of Ronneby –
You can see what the image says, a portfolio theme for freelancers and agencies. Alice appears to be a normal full width agency WordPress theme on first impression. But spend a couple of minutes and explore it, you’ll get to know what Alice is worth doing. With the hero header feature, bootstrap build, mobile responsiveness and the one of a kind design and layouts, Alice successfully made it to our list of best creative portfolio themes.
Capri is the perfect example to show how the world best creative WordPress portfolio theme looks like. In fact I made this list after seeing the beauty of this portfolio theme. It has 12 different and unique demo variations which are meant for only portfolio websites. Isn’t that the best thing to hear? I mean 12 variations in single portfolio theme can save you nearly a week and frees you from struggling with customization. Capri is Search Engine Optimized, features parallax on all variations, 80+ short codes and various transition effects to make an eye-candy website. If you are looking for a kick ass portfolio theme to power up your creative portfolio website, there’s nothing better than Capri.
You are wrong just because you can’t judge a book by its cover, you can’t say that seeing a screen shot. Whenever I see this portfolio theme this particular demo of Six Sides, I remember the design of Ogilvy & Mather. The text actually is clickable and takes your visitors to that particular project in your portfolio. The theme though meant for portfolios is simple and has partially a boxed layout which actually adds extra elegance. The only feature that makes Six Sides stand out is the portfolio template which shows just clickable text instead of image grid or masonry layouts. Want to know more? check out the demo.
Fly Art too is new just like the other portfolio themes in our list but it’s special like Ronneby. Though it doesn’t feature a ton of creative demos, it has a unique style which can make any agency website stand out. The homepage is designed to have three columns which is pretty good to describe what you business is. FlyArt has four portfolio variations and a standard blog layout, 3 column news template, fly out navigation menu on the right and a handful of beautiful transitions enough to make your website look cool.
Freis is a minimal portfolio theme offering you more than 35 dynamic portfolio styles to choose from. Just like the deep web Freis shows you more and more as you dig deep into its features. However, all the variations in the portfolios move around the basic grid and masonry styles. One more important feature of Freis is the navigation menu, it’s called perspective menu which is said to use dynamic shifts, colors and fonts, it’s unique and is fully responsive for all kinds of screens. Also, Freis is WooCommerce integrated and comes with a pre-built shop to sell your stuff (probably digital stuff I guess):-)
Now you reached the peaks of creativity. This portfolio theme is just a grid of four squared images? Literally, it’s the simplest portfolio WordPress theme I’ve come across so far. Isn’t it the best idea to make everything available for your visitors on a single page? Of course, the theme Creative itself is a one page WordPress theme. The on click fly out effect makes it simple to navigate into the website and explore your portfolios. This theme seems to have a single filterable portfolio template and no multiple features. Creative is good for all kinds of portfolio websites.
Don’t count the themes, they are just 13. I tried to pick 20 best ones but didn’t find more that could impress you. But this isn’t the end, I’m still looking for the next best creative portfolio themes and will soon add them to the list.
There are no such things called 20 best creative themes of 30 best themes of all time. Since WordPress themes have a huge demand hundreds of premium themes are released every month. So, lists like this will and should be updated every month.