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10+ Best WordPress Portfolio Themes of 2013

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10+ Best WordPress Portfolio Themes of 2013

When looking for a WordPress theme to showcase your portfolio, your main goal is to find a theme that compliments your work and helps you highlight it. There are WordPress Themes designe specifically for different type of websites, such as photography themes, chruch themes, restaurant themes, WordPress themes for musicians and bands, etc. A theme with amazing set of features is good, but if you are creating a portfolio website then all these features are useless if you can’t set it up to display your portfolio. To help our users pick the best portfolio theme for their website, we decided to share a list of handpicked best WordPress portfolio themes around. The goal here is to help you choose a theme that works for your portfolio website while allowing you to do more things on the same website.

1. Executive

Executive by ThemeLab

Executive is a fully responsive theme with a very professional and modern look. Created by ThemeLab, Executive is a multi-purpose premium theme with focus on style and speed. It is easy to setup and works out of the box instantly. It is bloat free, which means there are no complex options for you to configure, just customize it using live theme customizer. It comes with portfolio management so that you can easily create your professional portfolio with in minutes.

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2. Modern Mag

Modern Mag

A multi-purpose magazine style theme, Modern Mag is an elegant solution to build a professional portfolio website. It is designed to support multi media formats, works well with sliders, and looks amazing. Modern Mag is fully responsive and looks equally great on all screen sizes and devices. It is super fast, easy to setup, SEO ready and standard compliant. Modern Mag comes with multiple page layouts, colors, and uses live theme customizer which makes it really easy for you to make any changes to the theme without writing any code.

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3. Flexible

Flexible portfolio theme by elegant

Flexible is a simple but stylish portfolio theme from Elegant themes. It comes with a unique set of features designed to showcase items. Apart from the usual Elegant Themes features, it also comes with an AJAX powered sortable gallery. It’s a responsive theme and quite easy to install and set up.

4. Portfolio Presss

Portfolio Press Free WordPress Portfolio Theme

Portfolio Press is a popular free WordPress theme that is around for quite sometime now and is still one of the best portfolio themes. Instead of adding features bundled into theme, Portfolio Press suggests that you install Portfolio Post Type and Options Framework plugins. Both plugins are available for free.

5. Feather

WordPress Portfolio Theme for The Artistic in You by Elegant

Feather is a beautiful portfolio theme perfect to showcase any kind of portfolio. It comes with multiple color choices, multiple page templates, menus, and shortcodes to add different styling elements into your content.

6. Modern Portfolio

Modern Portfolio theme by StudioPress

Modern Portfolio is a minimalist Portfolio theme by StudioPress. Built upon Genesis framework, Modern Portfolio is a responsive theme that handles featured images gracefully. It comes with custom background, page templates, custom menu, etc. It is simple and easy to setup with a very strong code base.

7. Metrovibes

Metro Vibes a Modern Stylish Portfolio Theme

As the name suggests Metro Vibes is a metro style WordPress portfolio theme. It showcases your featured content on the main page in a metro style grid. It is colorful comes with beautiful icons and looks very nice.

8. Parallax

Parallax WordPress Theme

Parallax is a single-page portfolio theme for WordPress with fly-in elements. This responsive WordPress theme comes with portfolio custom post type with Ajax expander, team custom post type, and section custom post type. It has options for infinite scroll and comes with 9 different theme skins. Most importantly, this theme comes with the Themify drag-drop builder.

9. Vertex

Vertex portfolio theme by elegant themes

Vertex is a responsive portfolio theme with a fixed background image. It highlights your content beautifully as users scroll down a page. It comes with all the usual features of Elegant themes. Shortcodes, multiple page templates, unlimited color choices, and theme options panel.

10. Vistuoso

Virtuoso a WordPress portfolio theme

A responsive portfolio theme Virtuoso comes equipped with powerful features such as custom post types, widgets, post and page templates and layout choices. It has beautiful drop-down menus and related posts and sharing buttons are built in with templates.

11. Flat

Flat, a colorful responsive portfolio theme for WordPress

Flat is a bold, colorful, and responsive portfolio theme for WordPress. Inspired from the latest flat design trend, Flat theme utilizes HTML5, Javascript and CSS3 to create a fully responsive theme that looks equally great on all devices. Flat also comes with the free Themify Builder plugin which allows you to create different layouts for your website.

12. Digital

Digital Portfolio WordPress Theme

Digital is a simple yet stylish and very practical portfolio theme. It comes with a built-in portfolio module, featured works slideshow, responsive layout, and infinite scroll. Ideal for showcasing photographs, videos, and other creative works.

13. CrystalTheme

Crystal a Portfolio theme by StudioPress

StudioPress’s Crystal Theme promises to highlight your images and put them right into the front page of your website. Its a simple, modern and flexible theme which comes with 6 layout options, features images, threaded comments, etc. It is built upon Genesis theme framework which ensures rock solid code at the back-end.

We hope that you liked our collection of best WordPress portfolio themes. It is true that your work would speak for itself, however a good presentation would show how much you care about it. If you are just starting out with WordPress, then search our archives for beginners guide and WordPress Tutorials to find other helpful resources. For questions and feedback please leave a comment below.

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  1. Linda says:

    Is there a WordPress portolio theme that is best for vertical images? Almost all of the above themes work best with horizontal images.

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