You certainly don't need to be a web design wizard to create a decent looking portfolio site these days. There are a number of elegantly designed portfolio WordPress themes out there to get you started on showcasing your work the best way possible.
Here we've picked 20 of the best portfolio WordPress themes around. Let us know how you get on with them!
The BigBang WordPress theme offers a very original editing system, working with various shaped preview thumbnails and a clean and clear layout, enabling you to control the appearance, columns, font and size easily. A great way to create a responsive WordPress portfolio site to showcase your work.
This portfolio WordPress theme is specifically aimed at designers and creatives looking to expose their work. Nemesis Clean Design has a multi-functional layout that allows multiple page editing and run across the whole digital platform, allowing you to view it on iPhone/iPad devices without any modifications.
Media Book offers a perfect and refreshing WordPress theme that would work particularly well with photography and very visual imagery, giving you a professional and luxurious feel to your work.
As the name suggests, Hipster offers a modern and relaxed alternative to an overformal portfolio site, with multi-functional pages that will allow viewers to engage and interact with the content - perfect for studios and collectives. Its many editing features allow you to personalise the content to best suit the nature of your work, again viewable on a range of different digital platforms.
The perfect creative portfolio WordPress theme made social networking friendly. A clean layout ideal for illustrators and visual designers to slideshow their work giving them good exposure, with a more interactive platform.
MiniPress offers a simple but classy black and white layout to give your work a glossy finish. This theme is functional on many platforms and easily accessible.
Pen & Paper offers a more classical and refined layout for your WordPress portfolio, with a more traditional look, yet interactive and user friendly, adapting to a modern context.
Shiny is a very delicate but at the same time co-operative portfolio WordPress theme allowing you to put focus on the work you most see fit to represent your practice. With a multi-page facility there is a clean and clear balance between the body copy and imagery.
The Simple Infinite WordPress theme offers a very smooth and clean layout, giving flexible editing options as well as pages to spread out and distribute your content within
Rhea is another great clean and structured layout, perfect for illustrators and visual artists. This WordPress theme is fast and smooth, allowing your work to be put forward in a user-friendly fashion.
This WordPress theme offers an alternative design for your portfolio site, with a retro inspired layout, easy editing options and multiple page facilities, with built in options including contact forms and Nivo sliders.
Incorn has a stylish layout, offering up to 20 pages of content made very easy to navigate and interact with. The clean and modern design of this WordPress theme is easy to customise and edit. With built-in image, audio and video friendly facilities, it's easily connected to social networks.
Haze is a beautiful and stylish portfolio WordPress theme that offers a full screen slider welcome page and easy to use navigations options: perfect for creatives and visual imagery.
This free minimal and responsive portfolio theme is ideal for graphic designers or photographers wishing to display their work.
This great responsive portfolio theme is primarily for photographers but will also let any graphic designer's portfolio shine.
Words: Meryem Meg
Meryem Meg is a Leeds-based graphic designer and illustrator whose inspiration lies in melodic word play and typographic experimentation.