25 top-quality WordPress portfolio themes

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It's now easier than ever to use platforms such as WordPress and Tumblr to create a highly effective and professional design portfolio page, which is easy to edit and navigate as you please, similarly to the way you would a blog page.

You certainly don't need to be a web design wizard to create a decent looking portfolio site these days. There are a number of handy WordPress tutorials and elegantly designed portfolio WordPress themes out there to get you started on showcasing your work the best way possible.

Here we've picked 25 of the best quality WordPress portfolio themes around. Let us know how you get on with them via Facebook or Twitter!

Please note, as professional quality themes, these are paid options (most cost around $50, with the cheapest priced at $9 and the most expensive on our list costing $69). For free WordPress themes, read our Best free WordPress themes post.

01. Bolec

Bolec has a great collection of page designs for you to try

If you like responsive, full-screen, simple sites then this theme is for you. Designed with portfolio and photography sites in mind, but suitable for loads of other applications, Bolec is powered by Twitter's Bootstrap framework and features plenty of page designs for you to work with.

02. Aoko

Aoko’s masked video effects are a great way to grab attention

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.

03. Paragon

If you’re in a hurry, Paragon enables you to build your portfolio fast

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.

04. Fizz

Help visitors find the content they want with Fizz’s deeplinking and subfilters

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.

05. Air

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

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.

06. 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.

07. Twin

Twin’s dynamic grid widths will show off your imagery to great effect

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.

08. Assemble

Assemble’s Masonry-style layout

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.

09. BePortfolio

Get your Behance portfolio on your own site in a matter of minutes

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

10. Reel Story

Use video to draw the viewer in with Reel Story

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.

11. Stag

WordPress portfolio themes - Stag

Stag lets you build minimal sites with sophisticated features

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.

12. Vong

WordPress portfolio themes - Vong

Vong is a CSS3-powered theme suitable for freelancers and agencies

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.

13. Alpha

WordPress portfolio themes - Alpha

If you need a fast and customisable mobile first theme, check out Alpha

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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14. Hind

WordPress portfolio themes - Hind

Hind is crammed with options and has its own support team

If you want to get your portfolio site up and running in minutes but don't want to compromise on choice, then take a look at Hind. It comes with 14 ready made homepages and over 20 header styles, 11 pre-made sliders, plus an assortment of layout variations and animations and much more besides. And if you run into difficulties, there's a dedicated support team to help you out.

15. BigBang

Portfolio WordPress themes - BigBang

BigBang makes it easy to control the appearance of your responsive site

The BigBang WordPress theme offers an original editing system, working with various shaped preview thumbnails and a clean and clear layout, enabling you to control the appearance, columns, font and size easily. It's great way to create a responsive WordPress portfolio site to showcase your work.

16. Nemesis Clean Design

Portfolio WordPress theme - Nemesis Clean Design

Nemesis Clean Design does exactly what it says on the tin

This portfolio WordPress theme is specifically aimed at designers and creatives looking to expose their work. Nemesis Clean Design has a multi-functional layout that allows multiple page editing and runs across the whole digital platform, allowing you to view it on iPhone/iPad devices without any modifications.

17. MediaBook

Portfolio WordPress theme - Media Book

MediaBook gives your imagery a luxurious feel

MediaBook offers a refreshing WordPress theme that would work particularly well with photography and very visual imagery. The clean, chic layout lends a professional and luxurious feel to your work.

18. Hipster

Portfolio WordPress theme - Hipster

Hipster is so laid back, it’s laid out

As the name suggests, Hipster offers a modern and relaxed alternative to an overly formal portfolio site, with multi-functional pages that will allow viewers to engage and interact with the content – perfect for studios and collectives. Its many editing features enable you to personalise the content to best suit the nature of your work, and again it's viewable on a range of digital platforms.

19. MiniPress

Portfolio WordPress theme - MiniPress

Let your work do the talking with this simple black and white theme

MiniPress offers a simple but classy black and white layout to give your work a glossy finish. This theme is functional on many platforms and easily accessible. There's also 24-hour support available, and like many portfolio themes, MiniPress comes with a ready made contact form.

20. Pen & Paper

Portfolio WordPress theme - Pen & Paper

Pen & Paper offers a refined and traditional look but with modern touches

Pen & Paper offers a more classical and refined layout for your WordPress portfolio, with a more traditional look. Yet it's interactive and user-friendly, adapting to a modern context. It also includes an optional slideshow, as well as 360 icons.

21. SimplyInfinite

Portfolio WordPress theme - SimplyInfinite

SimplyInfinite is smooth and clean with flexible editing options

The SimplyInfinite WordPress theme offers a smooth and clean layout, giving flexible editing options as well as pages to spread out and distribute your content. Three layout options are available, as well as the ability to add audio clips.

22. Rhea

Portfolio WordPress theme - Rhea

Rhea is a clean and structured layout for illustrators and artists

Rhea is another great clean and structured layout, perfect for illustrators and visual artists. This WordPress theme is fast and smooth, allowing your work to be put forward in a user-friendly fashion. This is also the cheapest theme on our list, priced at just $9.

23. Retro

Portfolio WordPress theme - Retro

Retro lets you build web pages like you used to get in the 1950s

This WordPress theme offers an alternative design for your portfolio site, with a retro-inspired layout, easy editing options and multiple page facilities, with built-in options including contact forms and Nivo sliders.

24. Incorn

Portfolio WordPress theme - Incorn

Incorn boasts plenty of image, audio and video features

Incorn has a stylish layout, offering up to 20 pages of content made easy to navigate and interact with. The clean and modern design of this WordPress theme is easy to customise and edit. With built-in image, audio and video friendly facilities, it's easily connected to social networks.

25. Haze

Portfolio WordPress theme - Haze

Haze is beautiful and stylish with great navigation options

Haze is a beautiful and stylish portfolio WordPress theme that offers a full screen slider welcome page and easy to use navigation options. It's perfect for creative portfolios with plenty of visuals.

This is an updated and expanded version of an article previously published on Creative Bloq.

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