Top 25 WordPress Portfolio Templates for 2012
Every now and then new themes are brought out for the wordpress geeks. The most obvious reason is to give the blog a new look and feel. This indeed gives a competitive edge to your business thereby attracting more customers. A website is not just a piece of information on the internet, but it is your company’s identity. Therefore, portfolio of your work should be presented in an appealing manner. Let us have a look at top 25 wordpress portfolio templates for 2012:
Stage WordPress Theme
The very first theme in our list is Stage WordPress Theme. It is a perfect theme for photographers and designers. Treating the background as a stage, it exhibits images on fullscreen Image Background Slider. Custom jQuery fullscreen slider gives the administrator option to exclude some custom blog posts from using the full screen background functionality. Its other features include Floating Social Share Buttons, Post formats, full ajax for admin system and 4 Custom Galleries with Automatic thumbnails generation. It also offers easy drag and drop for changing the order of the images in the image slider. It is an SEO Friendly theme with Analytics Integration.
Next theme in our list is Nico designed by Thanos Papavasiliou. With its 2 alternative layouts, portfolio slider, multiple color schemes and a number of custom options, Nico is sure to appeal every one. Its filterable portfolio option lets you to customize the viewing pane as some people may like to see a part of your work, while others may like to see your complete work. It is built on HTML5 / CSS3, so there won’t be any compatibility issues in installing recent plug-ins/widgets.
Mojo’s Aisle Business Portfolio WordPress Theme
Control your website with highly versatile Mojo’s Aisle Business Portfolio wordpress theme. Choose the best-suited skin for the theme from 30 Built-in Skins. Some of the distinguishing features of Aisle Business Portfolio theme include 5 Portfolio Templates, Flexible Columns, Google Maps feature, Styled Boxes & Typography, Dropcaps, Unlimited Sidebars, Multi Level Dropdown Menu, Social Box, Eight styles for your lists, Five styles of boxes, Highlight text in 2 different colors, and Dividers to Separate any section or paragraph of content, multi-colored buttons in three sizes. This Search Engine Optimization Friendly theme uses Shortcodes Generator directly from WYSIWYG editor. The list doesn’t end here. There is no need to install any plug-in with this theme as almost everything that one can think of is stuffed into this theme.
Woo Themes, a company that really lures businesses with its wooing themes has unveiled its versatile theme Merchant. This can be used as a portfolio theme, or personal or even business theme. It has been designed to fit all browser widths and on all of the mobile devices. Custom Typography, JS Masonry, multiple sliders, customized homepage with widgets and Woo Components widget are some of its key features. This theme also offers a number of styling options for background color/image and setting link and button color.
Hoon WordPress Theme
Designed by Luke McDonald, Hoon WordPress Theme was released recently on March 15th, 2012. Being a theme of recent origin, assures that its 100% Valid HTML and/or HTML5 and CSS and/or CSS3. Its simple design deceives its features which are numerous. Hoon comes in the category of responsive theme as it comes embedded with a custom audio player with the ability to play media on all devices, desktop to mobile. Various features included in the Hoon Theme are Custom Menus Support, Widgetized Content Areas, Network Installation Support and Social Media Integration. It is localized for Translations.
Organic Themes’ Portfolio Theme with its minimal look is ideal for an artist or studio. Users can choose from 1, 2 or 3 column layout for exhibiting their portfolio. Some of the key features of the Portfolio theme are content slider, additional portfolio page templates and theme options.
Responsiveness is a major concern these days and thus almost all wordpress themes that are being launched these days’ are made responsive. Emporia also falls under this category. Emporia WordPress Theme by Graph Paper Press customizes its size so that the website is optimized for iPhone, mobile, iPad, etc. It is a three-column theme with slideshow support. Emporia offers a choice of five alternative styles including Light, Dark, Clean, Grunge, and Earth.
Just like the Emporia theme, Retouch Pro is also a responsive theme that comes in 5 style choices. It has a distinct Polaroid style. Its swipe-enabled galleries are built specifically for the iPhone and iPad and classic. Keeping in mind the requirements of photo fanatics Retouch Pro has been designed to offer camera’s EXIF info next to the comments. This makes it easier to recall the settings of the camera while the picture was clicked.
inFocus is a fixed layout 2 column theme that is compatible with all the browsers. This powerful professional WordPress Theme features Advanced Admin Panel, Over 100+ Custom Shortcodes, Shortcode Generator, Layered PSDs and Contact Form Builder. The user can make unlimited Portfolios in 7 Layouts. Choose from 30+ Skins and enjoy the benefit of built-in Optional Breadcrumb Navigation.
For all those social media freaks, Social Life is the perfect theme. Well! This should be noted that the social life theme is not suitable for advanced blogging. This is a minimal theme with only a few features such as Theme Options Page, Featured Content Options, and Social Media Integration. This theme is very interesting as it streams all of your favorite social media services such as Flickr Photos, YouTube or Vimeo.com Videos, Delicious Bookmarks, Latest Tweets from Twitter on the home page.
Portfolio Press is a theme to suit the requirements of photography professionals. The logo of the company can be uploaded via options panel. Users can also change the layout of the website. Portfolio Press also supports image, gallery and quote post formats.
Sidewinder is a beautiful photo portfolio theme. It has horizontal side-scrolling gallery slideshows for photos. The users can insert galleries on Posts, Pages or even create their galleries using custom Gallery Tool. The galleries can be sorted using Collections.
Thanks to GPP Shortcodes plug-in integration functionality which allows users to easily add column layouts, boxes and buttons to the posts and pages without making changes in the core content of CSS, HTML or PHP.
Box Two Responsive Single Page WordPress Theme
Box Two Responsive Single Page WordPress Theme as the name suggests is a responsive theme. It is certain that this is indeed a power-packed theme. Developed for MOJO Marketplace, this theme is perfect for business and personal users alike. It includes following features:
- Advanced Like System
- Keyboard Accelerators
- Link your favorite social network with Box Two
- Add easily links to your social networks through our powerful Option Panel.
- Easily add embedded videos through our smart shortcode.
- Upload Portfolio, Gallery and Slider Items in no time
- Easily upload your portfolio, gallery and slider items using Media Upload.
Volumes, another Responsive Portfolio WordPress Theme is well Optimized for iPad and iPhone. The Filterable Portfolio of this theme supports Video, Audio & Unlimited Images. Built on the ZillaFramework, Volumes offers 5 Custom Widgets viz. Twitter, Flickr, Video, Latest Posts, and Text.
Gridly Portfolio Theme
Those who seek free theme may pick on this minimal & responsive Gridly portfolio theme. Its features include 2 Color Schemes, Featured Images, Logo upload option, Widgetized Footer and jQuery Masonry.
Striking Premium Corporate & Portfolio WP Theme
Although Striking Premium Corporate & Portfolio WP Theme is the product of 2010, yet this 2 Columns theme is the choice of discerning people. Themeforest has recorded 43 updates of new features since its launch, which is evident of its immense popularity and demand. The striking theme’s striking features include 16 Integrated Admin Panels, 4 Different Sliders, Cross Browser Compatibility including IE 9 and FF 5, over 600 Google fonts (638 to be exact), plus 90 Cufon and Fontface fonts with customizing ability. This Widget Ready theme has a fixed layout.
Proudfolio is a theme especially for graphic designers and other professionals who want neat and tidy theme with minimalistic look. Custom menu, featured post slider, custom widgets, custom templates, and social profile links are some of its features.
Modfolio is another portfolio theme template for WordPress that boasts a minimal look. This theme is perfect for those who do not know even the ABC of codes. There are 10 homepage layout combinations and option to change colors, add advertisement codes, etc. from the theme page. It also supports video playback in iPhone and iPad.
If you are looking for a feature-laden theme, then Reveal is the best theme for you. This portfolio theme has a Responsive Layout. This Ajax Powered Portfolio theme features Smooth Portfolio Filtering Animations, Google Web Font Integration, Slideshow, Shortcode, Masonry or Grid Layout for Portfolio, Widget Ready Sidebars, Lightbox Smooth Animated, jQuery Drop-down Menus, and Twitter Integration.
Photolux – Photography Portfolio WordPress Theme is powered by Pexeto Panel, which offers loads of options to customize the theme. There is no need to learn any code to use this theme. Various options include dynamically open an image slider with jQuery animation; open an image lightbox as image gallery, and play video in lightbox.
Just as its name, Clarity wordpress theme offers highly sleek presentation in minimal look. Clarity offers Google web font integration, widget ready sidebars, widget ready home page, Custom Portfolio Taxonomy Template, Smooth Animated jQuery Drop-down Menus, Twitter Integration and a lot more.
King Size WordPress Theme
King Size wordpress theme proves its name by its loads of features and versatility. It is difficult to enumerate the entire list of the features that King Size theme possesses. Let’s have a look at some of its engaging features such as Full screen image background controlled from admin area, Advanced theme options panel, Custom contact page template & widget, Hide / Show menu option, Elegant typography with custom font (PT Sans), and In-depth documentation.
This theme offers an option of 5 galleries to showcase your art:
Seneca theme lets you take control of the products, videos, or blog posts with great ease. This responsive e-commerce wordpress theme integrates well with WooCommerce plug-in. Drag and drop widgets make it a child’s play to change the layout of the blog.
Blocco is a Responsive Design theme tailored to befit every business. Its key specifications include Theme Options Page, Custom Menus Support, Widgetized Content Areas, Network Installation Support and Featured Content Option. Blocco is optimized for Video, Photo and Social Media Integration.
Supa Biz is a responsive theme that features six modern starter skins. It has a Touch Sensitive Flex Slider, Option Tree Admin Panel, Essential Pages, Blog and Shortcodes.
All these themes are designed to work with WordPress 3.0+. It must be noted that most of the themes talked about in this article are premium themes, so you need to shell out some money from your pockets to get them.