There are some free photo gallery WordPress themes that have many built-in-designs with an option to customize elements and serve the real purpose of photographers and designers to showcase their portfolio. Some themes let you create thumbnail sizes of your own to develop the most appropriate design.
We like to share 35 Free Photo Gallery and Portfolio WordPress Themes From 2011. Those free Photo Gallery WordPress themes focus largely on displaying Gallery and portfolio for web designers, illustrators, artists and photographers.
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Creative by Nature is a high-quality portfolio WordPress theme especially designed for Photographers, artists, designers.
FREE business theme with a portfolio module that allows it’s usage to be completely diverse. It’s packed full of the usual features you’ve come to expect from our commercial themes, and built on the WooFramework that powers all our themes.
Photoria is a simple & stylish theme ready to be used for your Photoblog or Portfolio website.
A derivative of Futurosity Aperio Prototype by Robert Ellis, AutoFocus is a WordPress theme specifically for photographers looking for a simple and elegant way to display their work online.
Viewport is a free WordPress theme from Paul Bennett. It features a clean and simple layout with sliding ‘panels’ displaying images to represent posts.
Photum is a theme to use with WordPress that will turn your site into a clean portfolio that you can use to show off your photos.
Grace is a stylish, minimalistic photoblog theme for WordPress and it’s completely FREE!
Smashing Multimedia is a unique, flexible and advanced WordPress theme for artists, photographers, podcasters, designers and users. The theme was designed by Sarah Neuber especially for Smashing Magazine and its readers.
Suburbia is a clean and flexible WordPress grid-based magazine theme designed in a modern and minimalist style
A wordpress theme for a photographer or any visual works portfolio (graphic designer, artist, architect, etc).
“Portfolio WordPress Theme” is a wordpress theme designed for web portfolios. It is coming with an Administrative Panel from where you can edit the head quote text, you can edit all theme colors, font families, font sizes and you can fill a curriculum vitae and display it into a special page.
Work-a-holic is a free minimalistic two and three column WordPress theme that focuses mainly on showcasing portfolios for artists, web designers, photographers and illustrators.
Complete is a clean, modern and professional design that is very simplistic and content focused. Using custom post types, an advanced admin panel and meta boxes, the Complete theme will allow you to easily set up a business, portfolio and/or blog website.
Very similar in style to the previous theme, but still very impressive in its own way.
This free portfolio wordpress theme is perfect for you if you’re in need of a gallery/portfolio website or if you just want a website with a unique grid layout that not many websites have taken full advantage of yet. “Shaken Grid” uses the jQuery Masonry plugin which “arranges elements vertically then horizontally according to a grid.” The result is a gap-less layout even if you have varying post heights.
Mixfolio is a responsive, HTML5 portfolio theme for WordPress. Best of all, it's free! Use it to build your portfolio or your online brand. Create Image, Gallery, Video or Standard posts using Mixfolio' Post Formats feature.
The Unstandard theme was originally a personal project designed and coded for 5thirtyone.com. The Unstandard is a split two / three column WordPress 2.6+ compatible theme. The home and archive index pages utilize photos rather than text.
A pretty minimalistic and simple portfolio theme – although it has really a lot of features that will not let you down when you’re eager to present your work professionally.
Portfolium is a clean and flexible WordPress grid-based portfolio theme designed in a modern & minimalist style. Portfolium is ideal for designers, artists, photographers, and other creative specialists who require a professional portfolio theme.
Fullscreen is a free one-column photography and multimedia theme for WordPress that can be used for portfolios, photoblogs, videoblogs, and virtually anything else where you want your content to be front and center. It provides visual artists a unique way of presenting their latest work online using a minimalist side-scrolling homepage.
Fotofolio Landscape is a WordPress theme specially designed for Visual Artist, Photographer, or any media designer, to show off their works.
Another free wordpress theme in modern-minimalist style. Imbalance is a very user friendly, jQuery powered theme which looks really well under any browser and OS. Perfectly fits for your blog, online magazine or portfolio websites.
MyPhoto is my first try at a photography/gallery style wordpress theme. I created it to be very minimal and elegant in design while still powerful enough to handle a large portfolio/photography site. It comes in a black design (light version coming sometime in the future) that will make your images stand out and look amazing. If you are looking to create any type of gallery, portfolio or photography site, MyPhoto is definitely a great solution – and its Free!
Urban is a free WordPress theme from Paul Bennett, based around the idea of having posts displayed in a timeline. It features a scrolling timeline, inline loading of posts, pages, images and Youtube videos, realtime search that displays results as you type, tracking of your recently viewed pages, and other footer modules including twitter updates and last.fm recently played tracks.
Reflection is a simple, clean and elegant theme for use with the YAPB photoblog software.
Monolit is a simple photoblog theme based on WordPress and YAPB. It’s designed to be minimalistic and to focus on what’s important – the photo.
Revolt is a unique theme for your WordPress blog – it is customizable to your image and revolting message, and comes packed with bunch of handy plugins and tricks. And yes, it’s free!
WordPress 3.0 Menu Management Support, Easy to setup, Theme Options Page, 9 Shortcodes, Built-in Latest Tweets Widget, Built-in Pagination, JQuery PrettyPhoto Lightbox, Ajax based contact form, Dropdown Menu
I was looking for a free WordPress photoblog template myself, and list of Free Photo Gallery And Portfolio WordPress Themes to help you.