20+ Stunning WordPress Portfolio Themes to Inspire You

Finding the perfect portfolio theme to show off your work can be time consuming.

There are hundreds upon hundreds of theme available, all with different features like Masonry grids, video, custom post types and parallax, to name a few.

The key to finding a great theme for your portfolio is to first work out what you need to support your content. If you’re a photographer you may want a full-width slider homepage. If you’re an artist or an illustrator a grid layout may be the best way to display your work.

To help you get started on the path to finding a great theme – and also to inspire you along the way – I’ve put together a collection of stunning portfolio themes with a wide range of features to suit any portfolio.

  • Cubo

    Cubo is a versatile portfolio theme that comes with six homepage layouts and a stack of portfolio options.

    The great thing about this theme is the customizable layouts for your portfolio content. You can choose the width and column layout and evening the spacing between each item. There’s also a lovely bunch of masonry options.

    The home page options allow you to play video, which is ideal for videographers looking for a theme to make an impact.

  • Lobo

    Lobo is a truly gorgeous portfolio theme with a responsive and unique modular layout.

    This theme feature a custom module builder, allowing you to customize your layouts and create the look you want. It also comes with a sticky header and two menu options.

    There is also a fun blog layout makes the most of large images while placing the focus squarely on your words.

    It’s hard trying to describe this theme and do it justice. Check it out for yourself and enjoy exploring the features.

  • SignUp

    With an impressive 20 homepage layouts, SignUp is a feature-packed and responsive portfolio theme with extended photography support.

    Other features include Masonry, Metro and grid layouts, an availability calendar, responsive sliders, easy settings backup, AJAX-powered blog and portfolio with load more and infinite scroll options, and 640+ Google fonts.

  • Delight

    Delight is a powerful theme featuring jQuery effects (cycle, tabs, accordions, drop down menu, tooltips, colorbox, auto alignment and more), unlimited skins, Google fonts, custom page templates and widgets, sliders and shortcodes.

    There are video tutorials to help you set up this theme, which was originally created in 2011 and is regularly updated.

  • Crush

    Crush is a no frills portfolio theme with simple grid layout. It is super customizable and features a responsive design, online documentation for easy set up, and four homepage layouts (including two with sidebars).

    If you’re after a straightforward grid portfolio, the fullscreen homepage layout will easily meet your needs.

    Other features include unlimited portfolio pages and filterable portfolio pages, a gallery post format with slider and stacked options, audio and video post formats, as well as link and quote custom post types.

  • Nostalgia

    Nostalgia is a bold and minimalist theme with a contrasting style and a retro feel.

    Features include fullscreen slideshow, background music player, unlimited pages, six predefined page icons, 10custom page header icons, 10 custom social icons, blog template, and built-in portfolio, about and services page templates with Lightbox.

  • Quantum

    Quantum is a beautiful portfolio and agency theme with a clean and stylish design.

    There are four stunning homepage layouts (portfolio, agency, photograph, full slider) and three custom post types (classic, case study and fullscreen photo gallery). Dummy content is available so you can preload your site with the text and images you see in the demo.

    This theme is also responsive, highly customizable and comes with lovely CSS3 animations.

  • Angular

    Angular is a clean and responsive portfolio theme built on the Avia Framework.

    It comes with a stack of options so you can modify the layout, styling, colors and fonts. There are 28 predefined skins, which are easy to modify, as well as dynamic template builder.

  • Phototastic

    Phototastic is a responsive portfolio theme designed for photographers. It features two homepage options (slider or grid), comes with a slider on every page, and comes with various page templates for photography and business.

    Many post types are supported, including standard, aside, images, video, quote, link, gallery, status and audio.

  • Garnet

    Garnet is a lightweight and responsive minimalist theme tailored to artists and illustrators with its image-heavy design.

    Page templates are included (portfolio, team, services, sidebars, full-width), as well as in finish scroll or page portfolio options.

    Other features include custom homepage drag and drop, a filterable portfolio, custom social media widgets, unlimited colors, retina-ready and translation-ready.

    Interested in Garnet?

  • Me

    Me is a simple monotone theme with a filterable portfolio powered by the Quicksand plugin. It allows you to edit categories and item pages are loaded quickly using AJAX.

    Easily add a slider, YouTube and Vimeo clips to portfolio item pages. Me also comes with 70+ fonts and has been localized for easy translation.

  • HalfCreative

    HalfCreative is a simple and stunning one pager designed for creatives, but with a business edge.

    Features includes expanding project previews, a sticky header, touch-enabled hardware accelerated slider, inline video support for YouTube and Vimeo, and an AJAX contact form.

  • Bigbang

    Bigbang is a simple portfolio theme that offers more than meets the eye. It comes with several page templates, including two layouts (boxed and stretched), six portfolio post formats (2 column, 3 column, 4 column, hexagon, triangle and circle), six blog layouts, and six single post layouts. There are also About, Client, Sidebar and Full-width custom post types.

    Shortcodes are included to help you add customizations such as grids, social media, buttons, Google maps and columns.

  • Fineliner

    Fineliner is an elegant and responsive theme featuring custom post types, a style customizer, Visual Composer page builder, and WPML compatibility.

    Six accent colors are supported and XML dummy data is included so you can emulate the demo site.

  • Almera

    Almera is an elegant and responsive portfolio theme that features a layout constructor for assembling your pages, and extensive theme options.

    There are five homepage layout options available, four different portfolio layouts, and three gallery layouts, along with custom widgets (contact form, Facebook Like box, Flickr feed, Google Map, latest tweets, recent posts, recent projects, social links, testimonials).

  • SquareGrid

    SquareGrid is a grid-based portfolio theme that comes with five different layouts and supports images, audio and video.

    There are custom post types for videos, about and contact pages, images, and image sliders.

    Other features include dark and lights style, custom background color option on posts related featured image, gorgeous background patterns and a custom background image uploader.

  • Visia

    Visia is a stunning parallax portfolio theme with a responsive design.

    It features two homepage layout options, fullwidth Ajax portfolio grid with in-place full project previews, and cool parallax effect section backgrounds.

    One of my favorite features is the one-click dummy content import, which allows you to set up your site like the demo site.

  • Red:Folio

    Red:Folio is a gorgeous responsive theme with a clean and minimalist design.

    You can create unlimited portfolio sections and portfolio pages, each displaying different items from multiple categories.

    The portfolio items are filterable and can be displayed in different sizes, depending on your needs. You can also show YouTube and Vimeo videos and play them in a lightbox.

  • Folo

    Folo is an infinite loading portfolio with a masonry layout, neat lightbox portfolio post, and a clean and minimalist design.

    It comes with extensive options, allowing you to easily modify colors, logos and effects. Six free plugins are also available with this theme, adding extra functionality for social media, shortcodes, portfolios, and pricing tables.

  • GridStack

    GridStack is a cute and colorful portfolio theme featuring a Masonry grid layout.

    This responsive design support full-width galleries, along with video, audio and images. It is also touch/swipe enabled for mobile devices.

    Extensive theme options are available so you can customize the look and feel to suit your content.

Raelene Morey
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