26 Best Free Portfolio & Photography WordPress Themes For Photographers, Artists & Designers 2017

In this collection, we will feature unique free portfolio WordPress themes that are great for displaying your best photos or other creative work. Some of them are multipurpose with a portfolio as another component in their functionality. You’ll be able to sell your digital products online if you choose a theme that has eCommerce integration.



Quidus integrates most popular plugins like WooCommerce and SiteOrigin page builder. The theme now has tons of layout options, unlimited colors, eight tailor-made widgets to use in SiteOrigin page builder, and more. Import demo content and save lots of valuable time.

  • WooCommerce integration
  • Demo Content
  • 3 Columns
  • Over 600 Google web fonts
  • Dynamic color, typography, and layout options
  • Multiple demo layouts
  • Video tutorials

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Picletic is ideal for photographers, artists, graphic designers, and other creatives who want people to share their works through various social media networks like Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus and others.

The blog side of the theme contains right sidebar and minimalistic layout. There are also social network buttons in the footer. As with every modern themes product, this free WP template comes with XML demo content, unlimited colors, and more.

  • SEO friendly
  • Responsive framework
  • XML sample content
  • Cross browser support
  • Google fonts selector

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Magnus is a photo blogging WP theme that is made to help every photographer showcase his/her art in a bold fashion.

  • Responsive layout
  • Big typography
  • Translation ready
  • Threaded comments

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Kiyoshi – Architecture & Photography WP template

Kiyoshi is uniquely designed for architects and photographers alike. Template’s responsive layout adapts to any screen size – mobile, tablet, or desktop.

  • Sticky post
  • Responsive design
  • Translation ready
  • Featured images

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Pine – Portfolio & Blogging Theme With Beautiful Homepage

Pine is ideal for those who are looking for WP theme that is easy to set up and has stunning home page layout.

The template is compatible with all modern browsers, has fully responsive design and much more!

  • Translation ready
  • Logo upload

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Proper Lite – Free Minimal WordPress Portfolio & Personal Blog Theme

Proper Lite is another amazing creation brought to you by Modern Themes.

It features a minimal yet professional layout that is perfect for focusing attention on your graphic design works, photographs, and other creations.

If you don’t like black and white, you can pick from unlimited options of color to power up the uniqueness of your website.

Native WordPress customizer is better than theme options panel due to its ability to instantly show the changes you made to the layout, design, or other parts of the website. The theme makes use of this fantastic element of WordPress and packs in lots of options.

Proper Lite looks great on all the most modern browsers including Firefox, Chrome, Safari, IE 9+, and Opera.

An XML file is there to kickstart web building process by importing all the settings and making your website look just like the demo.

If you are an avid writer and like to work with content, you can enjoy the code that is built with SEO friendliness in mind.

  • SEO friendly code
  • Demo content
  • Minimal design
  • Cross-browser compatibility
  • Unlimited colors
  • Google web fonts

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Hitchcock is a free responsive WordPress portfolio theme with a minimal design that is perfect for creatives, designers, and others. The theme supports gallery post format which allows you to present your images in a beautiful 1040px slideshow.

Infinite scroll feature will improve time on site of all your visitors. Personalize your website with custom colors, logo upload, and background image.

  • Social icon menu
  • Translation ready
  • Retina ready
  • Related posts

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Argent is a free WordPress portfolio theme that is geared towards creative professionals. If you are a photographer, designer or artist then this theme is for you.

Increase social media engagement using built-in social icon menu that helps your visitors reach your Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, Instagram, or other profiles.

Argent’s homepage is made for drawing everyone’s attention to your most important works.

When using portfolio, your images are displayed in three columns, but you can also select six or nine columns.

Argent has one custom menu in the header that can be constructed in the admin panel. Use custom header image to make your website more personalized.

An infinite scroll that is integrated into the theme is known to increase the time your visitors dwell on the site. This can be perfect for those who need better search engine rankings or can ultimately improve conversions.

Threaded comments will help you engage with your most loyal fans by having a conversation or answering burning questions inside the comment section.

  • Responsive layout
  • Translation ready
  • Social media icons
  • Full-width image carousel
  • Threaded comments
  • Infinite scroll
  • RTL support
  • Minimal layout
  • Custom header

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Gridsby – Pinterest Style Gallery Theme

This free WordPress portfolio theme has been made to look like popular social media website – Pinterest.

It has a great rating in WordPress.org repository, a place where it is being hosted at this moment. It has a responsive layout that looks amazing on mobile devices, tablets, and desktop computers.

Masonry homepage layout allows your photography website have an aura of professionalism.

If you aren’t a fan of masonry layouts, you can use a slider for your homepage instead.

A unique menu that is located in the header will help you get more fans on social media.

  • Header social media icons
  • Logo upload
  • Background image support
  • Footer contact info

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True North

True North allows you to showcase your portfolio in a stylish way. This free portfolio WordPress theme has a unique layout that helps you promote your creative work on another level.

You can display your collection in a slideshow or image array and use powerful options panel to upload a logo, change the background, or toggle individual elements.

  • SEO friendly
  • Custom widgets
  • Isotope filtering

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Modern – WordPress Portfolio Template For Creatives

This item is a great example of a retina-ready blog and portfolio WP theme.

Good for personal use and small business portfolios.

To understand how powerful Modern is you have to look at the count of downloads since its release.

They are sky high for a theme that doesn’t get promoted in many places.

The theme includes a full-screen header slideshow. A great option for displaying large images, designs, or other artworks.

The header has two locations to put your menu in and a social links menu – for those who would like to get in touch with their fans through social media.

  • Translation-ready code
  • Theme hook alliance action hooks
  • Schema.org markup
  • Jetpack plugin support
  • Browser compatible
  • Lightning fast speed
  • Post formats

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Silvia comes with a stunning grid layout that beautifully displays your blog posts and has an easy-to-use options panel.

Use the gallery feature that is powered by JetPack tiled galleries module and display your photography. Choose one of three layouts for your blog posts or pages.

Best used for photography, graphic design, fashion, art, interior design, architecture, and other websites.

  • Ad management
  • Translation ready
  • Lifetime support
  • Custom widgets (Twitter and Flickr stream)
  • SEO friendly
  • Custom page templates

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Resi – Fullwidth Free WordPress Portfolio Theme

Resi is an improved version of the Gridsby theme that can also be found in this list. It has more options for layout control. The theme is fully translatable – ideal for displaying your website for visitors from multiple countries.

Resi is incredibly easy to setup and use. You can watch HD video documentation that explains almost everything you need to know. You will receive free lifetime updates on this item so you can forget about bugs in the future.

XML demo content allows the theme to look instantly like the version you can see in the demo. Google web fonts and unlimited colors will help you add extra uniqueness to your website.

  • SEO friendly
  • Responsive layout
  • Built with responsive framework
  • Clean code

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This minimalistic free WP portfolio theme is for creating an unforgettable experience for your website visitors.

Build strong online presence so you can give authority to your brand. Illustratr is flexible, powerful, yet simple – a perfect fit for photographers and other creators.

Multiple unique portfolio layouts will allow you to stand out from others. Use a simple shortcode to display portfolio anywhere on your site.

Connect with your fans by displaying social media icons that are integrated with this WordPress theme.

  • Custom menu
  • Social icons
  • Featured images
  • Minimal design

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Abito – For Photographers, Photo Bloggers & Writers

“Abito” is not something you can see everyday. This WordPress theme is great for a portfolio, photo blogging, and blogging websites.

With the unique layout, this template also stands out with infinite scroll feature that increases visitors time on site. Responsive design is one of Google ranking factors and makes your website look great on mobile devices, tablets, and desktops computers.

Select custom color that represents your company or brand the best. Choose from two custom-built sidebars and use them on your pages.

“Abito” is ready for translations in every language. Two languages are already included: Italian and English.

  • Mobile responsive
  • Unique layout for all pages
  • Infinite scroll
  • Customizable preloader
  • Unlimited colors
  • Localization support
  • Well documented

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Riba Lite

Riba Lite is a stylish, free & minimal WP portfolio template for storytelling.

  • Translation ready
  • Post formats

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Tracks WP theme is a bold and beautiful WordPress free product for photo bloggers, photographers, and writers.

It has a straightforward and clean layout that nicely displays all your creative works – photos, graphic design, and others. The theme carries logo uploader, social media icons, search bar and other features.

Translation ready WordPress themes are ideal for those who are planning to make their websites available for people who do not speak English.

Threaded comments will allow you to have a conversation with your followers and readers.

  • Mobile responsive layout
  • Minimal layout
  • Logo upload
  • Social media icons
  • Editor style
  • Theme options

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If you happen to be an artist, a photographer, or a designer then espied is the way to go.

Show off your artworks to everyone in the world with a minimalistic design theme that puts the focus on your every project.

You can add shortcodes to the content once you create a project. A [portfolio] shortcode lets you insert your project to any post or page.

Espied also creates an opportunity to get connected with your fans through social media by displaying Twitter, Facebook, and other social media icons.

  • Fly-out widgets
  • Social icons
  • Shortcodes
  • Beautiful design

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Luna is minimal free WordPress portfolio theme made for graphic designers, photographers, writers, and other creatives.

Clean layout focuses attention on your photography or other works. Google web fonts will let you reshape your website, so it matches your needs a little more.

Theme developers are in this business for a long haul – they are guaranteeing that the template will receive constant free updates. Luna is coded in a way so that every aspiring writer can rank his blog posts in search engines effortlessly.

XML sample content will get you started in minutes. The advanced options panel is there for you to change colors and use any of them for your website. The theme displays nicely in all the main browsers due to cross-browser support.

  • Responsive layout
  • Demo content
  • Google fonts
  • Cross-browser support
  • Unlimited colors
  • Minimal design

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Pure – WP Portfolio Template For Photographers, Artists, And Graphic Designers

Pure sure has an appropriate name for its clean design and lack of distractions.

A ready-made solution that helps you display creative thoughts, designs & photos.

A Minimal, fast and flexible layout is the best fit for creatives and people who think outside the box.

  • Stylish typography
  • Dropdown menu
  • Grid-based portfolio
  • Lots of elements

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Sketch gives focus to your projects with its light & clean design.

Sketch has Portfolio feature integration that offers a variety of different layouts.

Showcase your talent for photography, illustration, or design by creating a website that is powered by Sketch.

The theme displays images at full width larger screens, so it is best to include images that are 1272px or bigger.

Custom header and background will add even more uniqueness to your website.

  • Responsive layout
  • Featured images
  • Logo upload
  • Social links

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GK Portfolio

This free WordPress theme is an exquisite choice for all professional and amateur photographers, graphic designers, bloggers, and other creative folks.

GK Portfolio is not complicated, very easy to manage, and the theme does what it says. Developers of the theme are helpful and quickly respond to customer questions.

Themes responsive layout smoothly adapts on most devices and browsers. Reveal and hover animations makes your website elements come alive.

GK Portfolio delivers a complete solution to those who want to have a multilingual internet site.

  • WPML ready
  • Minimal design
  • Responsive layout

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Freedom – Stunning Photo Blogging WordPress Template

Freedom is a free photo blogging WordPress theme that has a stylish and clean layout.

The template incorporates custom header, background, and custom menu. You may also pick from two options of design – full or boxed.

Use widget areas to display additional useful information. You can use theme options panel to make configurations to the color of primary elements, add your brands logo to the website, or display your favorite images inside a slider.

The WP template also has threaded comments feature – you will now be able to answer all the questions of your fans and visitors.

Configure your site layout by assigning one of the four different types of it. You can get help from developers themselves if you visit their support forum.

  • Cross-browser compatibility
  • Photo blogging layout
  • Custom CSS
  • Header image

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A creative portfolio WordPress template that is a fantastic option for photographers or artists.

It has a minimal masonry style so you can focus on displaying all the artworks that you have.

Show all your posts, videos, images in a grid that reminds Pinterest.

Upload your logo and make your brand recognizable around the world. If you want to add a more personal touch, then you need to use five built-in custom widgets.

  • Logo upload
  • Five custom widgets
  • Post format support
  • Minimal masonry layout
  • Retina-ready design
  • Translation ready
  • Custom accent color support

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Harmonic has an active parallax effect with full-screen background images. A great option for professional photographers or graphic designers.

The theme has custom header feature that allows you to display large images and focus your visitor’s attention to it.

  • Flexible layout
  • Post formats
  • Social icons
  • Scrolling front-page template
  • Parallax effect
  • Scrolling front page
  • Content focused layout

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Pictorico – Free Responsive Grid-Based WordPress Portfolio Template

This theme has a single column portfolio that is grid-based and contains large featured images, a post slider.

A great option for photo blogging or displaying your collections.

Post formats and sticky posts are designed in a way that they are marked with an icon that is contained to the right of the post date.

Pictorico supports post formats like – Aside, Video, Image, Quote, and Link.

Four widgets areas will allow any graphic designer, photographer, artist, or just a creative person to add more uniqueness to his or her website.

  • Custom Header and Background
  • Custom menu
  • Four widget areas
  • Featured images

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