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26 top-quality WordPress portfolio themes

WordPress portfolio themes make it easy to create a professional and highly effective portfolio page, which is easy to edit and navigate as you wish, in a similar way to a blog page. 

These days, you can create a decent looking portfolio site without being a web design wizard. There are lots of handy WordPress tutorials and elegantly designed WordPress portfolio themes around to get you started showcasing your work in the best way possible.

We've chosen the best quality WordPress portfolio themes around and listed them here for you. If you need a tutorial to help you get started, here's our guide to the best ones. 

Please note that these are professional quality themes and so are paid options (most cost around $50, with the cheapest option at $9 and the most expensive on our list costing $79). If you'd rather snap up a free theme for now, head over to our best free WordPress themes post.

01. Amedeo

WordPress Portfolio themes: Amedeo

Every creative's dream come true (Image credit: Amedeo)
  • Price: $79

Amedeo is described as 'every creative's dream come true' and we have to say, it is quite special. With beautiful layouts and understated text, it is a great option for anyone with visual content to display. The images move around the screen in stylish formations when clicked to view, and there are nice little touches such as the way the pictures bounce when you hover over them. Reviews praise the high-quality design and excellent customer support, so you know you're covered if you need some help.

02. Canvas Colour

WordPress Portfolio themes: Canvas Colour

A theme that lets your images take centre-stage (Image credit: InkThemes)
  • Price: $79

A great portfolio theme for artists and designers, Canvas Colour is a vibrant, image-heavy theme that works intuitively to celebrate the pictures being displayed. Translucent, interactive elements house the text – and they slide in and out so as not to block the view. Plus, you can hide all menus to allow your work to sing on the full screen. You get a year of theme updates for the price, as well as access to the member's area and custom templates. 

03. Bridge

WordPress Portfolio themes: Bridge

Whatever work you want to highlight, Bridge has a template for you
  • Price: $59

It's hard to go wrong with Bridge simply because it gives you so much choice; too much, perhaps. It's a responsive multi-purpose theme featuring over 370 ready-made layouts for just about any kind of business you'd care to mention, loads of powerful features and a stack of excellent portfolio layouts to help you show off your work to best effect.

04. Yin & Yang

WordPress Portfolio themes: Yin & Yang

Let your work do the talking with this minimal theme
  • Price: $56

Keep things simple with this beautifully minimal Wordpress portfolio theme. Yin & Yang is quick to set up and easy to maintain, and its clean, responsive layouts are ideal if you want an unobtrusive look that lets your work do the talking. The theme comes with a powerful admin power and plenty of documentation, but if you get stuck then it's easy to get online support.

05. Aoko

WordPress Portfolio themes: Aoko

Aoko's masked video effects are a great way to grab attention
  • Price: $24

For a portfolio site with instant visual impact, Aoko is well worth a look. It'll grab attention thanks to its four-way full-screen menu complete with video navigation, and it'll keep visitors engaged with its mix of clean design and CSS3 content animations. It's fully responsive and easy to customise, and comes with free updates and support.

06. Paragon

WordPress Portfolio themes: Paragon

If you're in a hurry, Paragon enables you to build your portfolio fast
  • Price: $29

This theme is for creatives and designers who are looking to get a portfolio together fast. Neat and straight to the point, Paragon is a colourful responsive portfolio theme for freelancers and agencies that uses WordPress Live Customizer so you can build and edit your site and see the changes instantly.

07. Fizz

WordPress Portfolio themes: Fizz

Help visitors find the content they want with Fizz's deeplinking and subfilters
  • Price: $39

If you work across a number of styles or disciplines and you want visitors to your portfolio to be able to filter accordingly, Fizz will make your life easier with its deeplinking and subfilters. These enable you to create category filters in a link format that instantly reorganises your portfolio when clicked; Fizz also features real-time customisation and WooCommerce support.

08. Air

WordPress Portfolio themes: Air

Air's page builder makes it a cinch to try new layouts

  • Price: $59

Lightweight and flexible, Air is a responsive, retina-ready portfolio theme with unlimited listing layouts and plenty of project layouts for you to choose from. Building your portfolio couldn't be simpler, thanks to Air's built-in page builder which includes over 20 useful modules for putting everything together, and every detail is designed to be smooth and polished for a great user experience.

09. North

WordPress Portfolio themes: North

North boasts 14 pre-built layouts for you to work with

A totally responsive and parallax single-page WordPress theme, North is built with creative studios and agencies in mind, and comes in 14 ready-made flavours to suit whatever work you particularly want to show off. It also makes it easy to create your own custom layout, and there's even an installation screencast available to view that will help you get set up.

10. Twin

WordPress Portfolio themes: Twin

Twin's dynamic grid widths will show off your imagery to great effect
  • Price: $49

Designed for creatives and photographers, Twin uses jQuery Masonry layout for dynamic grid widths that really give you the opportunity to show off your work to best effect. It's responsive and retina-ready with eight custom post formats to play with, as well as six custom widgets and all the social sharing features you're likely to need.

11. Assemble

WordPress Portfolio themes: Assemble

Assemble's Masonry-style layout
  • Price: $75

Keep your options open with Assemble, a theme that gives you a choice of 18 homepage layouts for your portfolio. Once you've picked the general style of layout for your images, it can be customised down to the finest detail including hover types, spacing and slider style.

12. BePortfolio

WordPress Portfolio themes: BePortfolio

Get your Behance portfolio on your own site in a matter of minutes
  • Price: $59

If you've already published your work on Behance and want your own portfolio site as well, this theme enables you to import everything to your WordPress site using the BeDojo plugin. It also works as a normal theme – you don't have to have a Behance portfolio. 

13. Reel Story

WordPress Portfolio themes: Reel Story

Use video to draw the viewer in with Reel Story
  • Price: $49

Opening with an impactful video is a good way to capture the viewer's attention, and this video portfolio template enables you to do just that. It's set up so that the demo content is automatically installed so you can use it as a base for your own site.

14. Stag

WordPress portfolio themes: Stag

Stag lets you build minimal sites with sophisticated features
  • Price: $59

If you can't decide whether you want something minimal or versatile for your portfolio site, Stag gives you the best of both worlds. It's powered by Visual Composer, making it simple to build great-looking pages, but if you want features such as parallax backgrounds and animated content, they're easy to implement.

15. Vong

WordPress portfolio themes: Vong

Vong is a CSS3-powered theme suitable for freelancers and agencies
  • Price: $79

Responsive, retina-ready and intuitive, Vong is a modern minimalist portfolio theme suitable for both freelancers and agencies. Powered by CSS3, it features three portfolio sizes and a fully responsive lightbox, as well as WooCommerce support. And it'll even let you use HTML5 video as a page header background. Its quality is also confirmed by the fact that at $69, it's the most expensive WordPress theme on our list.

16. Alpha

WordPress portfolio themes: Alpha

If you need a fast and customisable mobile first theme, check out Alpha
  • Price: $59

For a responsive mobile-first theme that's highly customisable and blazing fast, look no further than Alpha. It comes with an attention-grabbing, custom-built portfolio slider that works well with both scroll and touch interaction. It also uses AJAX to load portfolio projects with impressive effects, and its drag-and-drop composer means you can quickly build great-looking pages.

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