Make some noise for these generous developers who’re giving some of the best portfolio WordPress themes for free. Even if you don’t, you’ll consider at the end of this post.
FYI, all photography themes can’t be portfolio themes but every portfolio WordPress theme can be a good photography theme. So, remember this always when you are buying portfolio themes.
I don’t want to bore you, so let’s get straight into the list.
Responsive and free portfolio WordPress theme for photographers, designers and artists with optional full width and sidebar layout options. This is a simple and clean theme with a traditional blog layout and comes with a premium option Portfolio+ with extra features.
A touch optimized free WordPress portfolio theme which is obviously responsive and sleek. Touch folio by Dmitry Semenov is still in beta phase and the theme is mainly focused on the visual content and better user experience. Touch Folio has a great touch optimized portfolio design, a clean and simple blog layout and a left navigation menu which makes your website look clean and simple.
A HTML5 portfolio WordPress theme perfect for all kinds of photography, developers and artists. Mix Folio from Graph Paper Themes is grid based elegant theme with a beautiful intro section for you on the homepage and a simple grid blog layout. Also, Mix Folio is widgetized and is a fully responsive portfolio theme.
From the house of Gavik Pro, one of the best responsive WordPress theme developers, Portfolio features the most clean design and is also a fast loading portfolio theme. There’s seems to be no disadvantages in this theme but limited features. If you are looking for a clean and simple portfolio WordPress theme, this could be the one. So, make sure you check it out.
Gridster Lite is from themefurnace which is a grid based portfolio theme but is a not so good looking one. Yeah, the left side navigation menu is kinda traditional looking [not a fly out kind] also, the navigation at individual posts isn’t too good. But seen from the right side, Gridster is a free theme and has better features than many free themes. So, its up to you whether or not to choose it.
Hatch is a simple photography and portfolio WordPress theme from Alien WP. There are no modern and posh features but it has all the basic ones to build a fully functional portfolio theme. Here are some basic features of Hatch portfolio theme.
Modern Themes has been my favorite since the day I found them, not just because they give a bunch of free WordPress themes, it’s the beauty, elegance and the responsiveness of of the themes that persuaded me. Now, this this free premium portfolio theme suitable for individual photographers and designers is the best among our list. The right fly out menu navigation, in post navigation and the widgetized footer are bonus.
Dessign is known for it’s creative and portfolio WordPress themes and this theme is kinda all in one theme suitable for independent developers and also creative agencies. Creative Portfolio is clean, minimal and a professional looking portfolio theme you can download for free.
Simple yet handy portfolio theme with 4 home page variations and a simple traditional blog layout. Workality has a complete responsive design and with its multiple variations, it is suitable for designers, artists and even photographers. Also, this free portfolio theme has a live filterable portfolio option which is hardly found in free themes.
Always save the best for the last. And here is a beautiful and top rated free portfolio WordPress theme from GT3 Themes. Pure is actually a theme with premium standards and design so, the only reason it is free might be because of the generous nature of developers. This theme has 3 header styles, 2 portfolio and 3 blog variations, a live portfolio filter, an ajax contact form and many more premium features. Pure suits all kinds of creative designers, photographers and even artists to present their portfolios awesomely using WordPress.