40 Premium WordPress Portfolio Themes to Impress Your Clients

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A portfolio website is one of the must-haves for a freelancer. Either you are just starting or already a veteran, a portfolio website is needed because it will give your clients first-hand information about the quality of your work. It also gives you the chance to impress your clients without even opening your mouth.

For starters, you have a lot of options where you could put up your portfolio. We have:

But of course, you would want everything to look and feel professional. Hosting your portfolio on a free service doesn’t really exemplify that wanting.

That is why I personally recommend you to host your portfolios, pay the upkeep and use WordPress. WP is one of the best services when it comes to content management. Yes, WP is mainly known for blogging, but it’s pretty flexible that you can create almost everything out of it, a portfolio site would be a great example.

Now, of course, you will need themes to make your website look better. Thank us later but we had that covered for you. May I present you 40 beautiful WordPress portfolio themes!

Dignity

1

Features:

  • One page and multi-page options
  • Unlimited colors
  • Shortcodes

Focus

2

Features:

  • Fullscreen background slider
  • 100% Retina-ready
  • Parallax effects

Chemistry

3

Features:

  • Multiple sliders
  • Multiple portolio layouts
  • Single-page portfolio views
  • Custom portfolio modal option
  • Owl carousel

Core

4

Features:

  • 3 Homepage styles
  • Full screen slideshow for Photo Gallery
  • Google Web Fonts support
  • Extensive galleries admin
  • Support multiple images upload
  • 4 Portfolio styles
  • 8 custom widgets

Yin and Yang

5

Features:

  • 6 widget areas
  • Custom patterns
  • Filterable and Ajaxified portfolio
  • Column, Google map, and Contact Form shortcodes
  • jQuery Ajax contact form
  • Awesome jQuery slider
  • Readable and well-documented code
  • Threaded comments
  • Drop-down menus

Gridlocked

6

Features:

  • Dark & Light color schemes
  • Filterable portfolio (can be used as homepage or site section)
  • jQuery magic (Re-shuffling grids – try resizing your browser!)
  • Page templates (Archives, Full Width, jQuery Contact Form)
  • Custom Login Logo & Custom Default Gravatar support
  • Shortcodes (Columns, Buttons, Toggles, Tabs, Alerts)

SCRN

7

Features:

  • Responsive
  • Advanced theme options panel
  • Lots of shortcodes
  • Single page
  • jQuery-powered Contact Form
  • Social icons included

Synergy

8

Features:

  • Fullscreen layout
  • Fully responsive & interactive
  • Ajax HTML page loading
  • Smooth pages transitions & animations
  • Full-width portfolio page
  • Filterable column pages(4,3,2)
  • Full width text + image/video pages
  • Pricing Table page
  • Custom scrollbar

Aware

9

Features:

  • Responsive design
  • Ajax home page portfolio
  • 5 custom widgets
  • Top panel drawer
  • Shortcodes

BRWN Studio

10

Features:

  • PHP/jQuery Contact Form
  • Filterable gallery
  • Fixed navigation
  • Unique portfolio
  • Unlimited colors
  • Flat design

Daisho

 15

Features:

  • LayerSlider ($15 value)
  • YouTube, Vimeo, SoundCloud, HTML5 videos (and more) support
  • SEO-optimized
  • Localization ready
  • WPML ready
  • iPhone/iPad/Android compatible

Crush

11

Features:

  • Responsive
  • Retina ready
  • 650+ Google Fonts built-in
  • Extensive typography options (H1>H6 font families and sizes)
  • CSS3 Image hover effects
  • Translatable po & mo files included
  • Favicon option via theme settings
  • Analytics option via theme settings

Mug

12

Features:

  • Responsive design
  • Optimised for retina display
  • Translation ready
  • Slider revolution responsive WordPress plugin integrated (value $19)
  • Contact Form 7 compatible
  • Font Awesome character integration

Wynn

13

Features:

  • Four portfolio styles
  • Supports Masonry and LightBox Looks
  • Works great across browsers and devices
  • Parallax sections
  • Video backgrounds for sections
  • Woo Commerce support

Angular

14

Features:

  • Translation ready with mo/po files
  • Greyscaling feature for portfolio entries (can, of course, be deactivated from the back-end)
  • Visual Shortcode editor with preview function
  • Color picker options for any number of gorgeous color settings.
  • Unqiue sidebars for each page/category possible
  • Extensive User Manual, short videos and professional theme support by me and my team to fix any kind of problems
  • jQuery 100% unobtrusive wich degrades gracefully if JavaScript is turned off

Ripple

16

Features:

  • Powerful admin panel
  • Fully responsive
  • Retina-ready
  • Keyboard navigation
  • WPML ready
  • Parallax Sections
  • Isotope Portfolio

DK For Photograph Creative Portfolio

17

Features:

  • 4 Homepage styles
  • Full Screen slideshow for Photo Gallery
  • 6 Gallery Page templates
  • Extensive galleries admin
  • Supports multiple images upload
  • Social media profiles support
  • Styled typography and flexible page columns
  • Built-in many shortcodes
  • Timthumb automatically thumbnail support

Invictus

18

Features:

  • 2 Themes – black and white
  • Great fullscreen image and video gallery with thumbnail scroller
  • Great Portfolio styles (Sortable Grid, Image Scroller, Fullwidth Grid, Fullscreen Gallery, Flickr Stream Template, Flickr Stream Template, 1, 2, 3 and 4 Column Templates)
  • Bulk photo posting
  • Create post image sliders for your photo posts (Nivo, Slides, Accordion) 
  • Password protected pages, posts and galleries
  • Google Analytics
  • Choose cropping direction for each Photo post.

Photolux

19

Features:

  • Nivo slider included
  • Option to disable right click
  • Full-width background image option
  • Easy theme translation
  • Easy logo replacement
  • Separate portfolio section
  • jQuery Tabs
  • Ajax contact form

Cartel

20

Features:

  • Fully responsive layout
  • Unlimited skins
  • Tons of styling options
  • Shortcode assitant
  • Portfolio masonry grid

Visia

21

Features:

  • Retina enabled
  • Lazy loading support
  • Inline video support (YouTube / Vimeo)
  • 1-click demo import
  • Shortcode editor
  • Custom per thumbnail cropping
  • Drag and drop gallery management
  • Supports child themes

Andon

22

Features:

  • Fullscreen Image/Slider/Video
  • Revolution slider
  • Parallax Effects
  • Ajax Portfollio – Isotope
  • Ajax Contact Form
  • Twitter script
  • Smooth scrolling

Alamak

23

Features:

  • Responsive Design
  • 3 Different Homepage Layout. Slider,Video and YouTube background
  • Ajax Portfolio and team
  • Shortcodes
  • Post Format
  • Demo data included

SimpleKey

24

Features:

  • One page with smooth scrolling effect
  • Responsive design
  • Advanced theme options to custom navigation background, LOGO, Favicon, etc.
  • Custom background color on every page area on homepage
  • Easy using shortcodes for columns, team, portfolios, price table, call log post, styled box, tabs, toggle and many more
  • Integrated Ajax contact form
  • Mobile compatibility slider

Dasko

25

Features:

  • Retina ready
  • Fully responsive
  • Fullscreen Image/Slider/Video
  • Revolution slider
  • Layer slider
  • Parallax effects
  • Ajax Portfollio – Isotope
  • Ajax Contact Form
  • CSS3 Awesome Animations

eClipse

26

Features:

  • Fullscreen design
  • Drag & Drop GT3 Page Builder plugin
  • Fully responsive
  • Retina-ready
  • Easy Color Management
  • Google Font Support 600+
  • Advanced Theme Settings panel
  • Kenburns gallery
  • Vertically aligned pages
  • Keyboard support

QuickStep

27

Features:

  • 100% Responsive design
  • All links are AJAX driven, absolutely no refreshing
  • AJAX powered comments
  • Filterable portfolio
  • Pretty Photo Image zoom
  • Unlimited Touch-Ready sliders (using FlexSlider 2)
  • Built-in icon package
  • Tons of shortcodes

Xone

30

Features:

  • Responsive design
  • Parallax background image
  • Revolution slider
  • Video / audio support
  • Ajax Contact form
  • Cross-browser optimization

Fluxus

29

Features:

  • Horizontal layout
  • Fully responsive
  • Full page slider
  • Video support in blog and portfolio
  • Retina ready
  • Translation ready
  • Threaded Comments support

Parker

28

Features:

  • Responsive design
  • Full Ajax site
  • Post types (Post, Projects)
  • Single projects have 2 layout options (Box, Full)
  • Background image with overlay and Gray-scale options
  • Child theme ready
  • SEO friendly HTML5 markup
  • Translation-ready
  • Shortcode generator
  • Unlimited theme updates + Lifetime support

ResumeX

31

Features:

  • Easiest admin panel
  • Robust and fully customizable
  • Fully translatable, including admin panel
  • Excellent CSS3 animations
  • Testimonials, experience, education and powerful portfolio manager
  • Full width background slideshow

Identity

32

Features:

  • Responsive content carousel with touch swipe support
  • Perfectly responsive layout with Bootstrap 3 framework
  • AJAX inspired page transition effect – unique web experience
  • Sliding navigation menu with mobile optimized view
  • W3 valid markup with commented source code
  • Hands-on free support from our expert developers
  • Free updates and follow ups

Patti

33

Features:

  • 5 Portfolio page examples built-in
  • Parallax backgrounds
  • CSS3 content animations
  • Responsive design
  • Ajax Contact Form
  • jQuery enhanced
  • Cross-browser compatible 

Blaine

34

Features:

  • Responsive
  • Retina ready
  • Blazing fast: 60fps scrolling
  • Portfolio post type
  • AJAX dynamic portfolio filter
  • AJAX photogallery functionality
  • Boxed or extended layouts
  • WooCommerce support (2.1.x and up)
  • Translation ready, with WPML & Polylang support

Sirius

35

Features:

  • Clean, minimalist esign can be used for any portfolio, photography or business website
  • Responsive design which adapts to mobile devices
  • AJAX portfolio content
  • Filterable portfolios content
  • Full-screen slideshow for Photo Gallery
  • Unlimited Portfolio and Gallery Pages
  • Music support for homepage and pages
  • Password Protected Gallery support
  • Child Theme support for advanced customisation which is not affected by theme future updates
  • WP Supercache plugin support

Xolvox

40

Features:

  • Responsive design
  • Parallax scrolling effect
  • Ajax portfolio
  • Filtered portfolio powered by Isotope($25 value)
  • Working Ajax Contact form
  • Commented code

Fineliner

36

Features:

  • Fully responsive layout
  • LayerSlider plugin included
  • WooCommerce support. You can now create your own shop and sell your stuff!
  • Translation-ready using provided PO file
  • Multilingual support
  • Style Customizer with live preview
  • Google Fonts supported
  • Unlimited custom sidebars
  • Many elements (shortcodes) included (please see the demo site)
  • Custom post types

Half Creative

37

Features:

  • 1-click demo import, no plugins required
  • Slider/Image/Video formats supported for posts and projects
  • Gallery/Slider shortcodes with shortcode builder
  • Drag and drop gallery management
  • Ajax powered contact form
  • Localization ready, pot file included
  • Built on a full OOP , modular, load-on-demand, WordPress framework
  • Supports child themes
  • Developed with WP_DEBUG and Debogger enabled

Ego

38

Features:

  • Responsive layout
  • Sliders
  • Parallax background image
  • Ajax driven portfolio
  • LightBox

Division

39

Features:

  • Drag & drop page builder with 18 modules ready to use
  • Built in translations module
  • Unlimited sidebars
  • Unlimited portfolios, galleries and quick galleries
  • Password protected pages, portfolios, galleries and quick galleries
  • Built-in shortcode generator
  • Control portfolio,gallery, quick gallery gutters pixel by pixel with slider
  • 6 Headers included
  • Various page layouts
  • 12 custom widgets
  • Amazing portfolio featured content types
  • Super flexible portfolio and galleries:

Conclusion

These themes will surely blitz the establishment of your portfolio. And yes, these themes will help you showcase your talents, but you have to understand that the main concern for the portfolio is still the content. A well-designed portfolio theme would be put to waste if your content is mediocre.

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