Want to design great looking portfolios? Try these WP themes

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It’s not terribly difficult to find a theme that will help you build a decent portfolio website. “Decent” isn’t always good enough in this competitive world. You need something that will help you to build websites in the award-winning category. For this, the number of available tools to do the job is markedly smaller.

All it takes to build an awesome portfolio or website is your creativity and the right tool. Such tool doesn’t place constraints on what you’re trying to accomplish. If either is missing, you’re stuck with “decent”.

Your creativity is not the problem, which leaves the tool as the problem to be worked. We’ve done that for you with this selection of the best portfolio-building tools on the market.

Maybe it’s time to create some awesome stuff.

  1. Porto – Ultimate WordPress + eCommerce Theme

Looking for a better choice to help you take your website designs to a new level? This super-speedy, responsive, Bootstrap 4-based WordPress theme gives you that choice. Porto’s powerful eCommerce and portfolio-building capabilities are bound to amaze and impress. This theme’s authors have made it a point to keep abreast of the latest design trends and to follow best coding practices, and while creating Porto they kept the best interests of its users in mind.

The authors fully understand the importance web designers place on a theme’s flexibility, while at the same time ensuring the design is simple and straightforward to work with; and there are no built-in constraints to keep you from creating the most amazing portfolio or eCommerce websites you can dream of.

Porto offers a host of design options, slider effects, skin, grid, and breadcrumb options that will let you showcase your projects or products any way you choose. Porto is WooCommerce ready and comes with a ton of useful website-building plugins.

  1. BeTheme

ThemeForest’s top-5 bestseller BeTheme is famous for its collection of 350+ pre-built websites, and the flexibility they and Be’s other core features give to web designers. These pre-built websites, each of which incorporates functionalities according to the intended use, are customizable, responsive, and easily installed with a single click.

Core features like the popular Muffin Builder and Options Panel and a supporting cast of shortcodes, design elements, grid options, sliders, and special effects will do the heavy lifting for you. Be’s Layout Configurator enables you to create your own layout should the need arise, but all the tools you need are there to create a stunning portfolio website, or almost any other type of website in as little as 4 hours, and no coding is necessary.

  1. Kalium

Kalium is a responsive, highly-rated theme notable for its rich variety of theme options, full-page demos, a one-click installer, and a host of special navigation options, header styles, special design elements, special effects, and shortcodes. Kalium’s use of the premium WPBakery drag and drop builder makes page building easy since no coding is necessary.

30 different portfolio pages in 7 main styles, together with plenty of image positioning, aligning, and spacing options make it easy to showcase your work in the best possible way. Because Kalium is so flexible, it’s highly unlikely you’ll ever need to create your own layout, but the tools are there should you decide to do so.

You’ll also find an excellent selection of shop and blog layouts to help make your website projects complete.

  1. Studio 8


Studio 8 is flexible, elegantly designed, responsive, and extremely fast. It is designed for use by web designers, photographers, architects, and other creative individuals, teams, and agencies.

This theme will help you introduce your projects or those of your agency in a professional way and complete with an online shop thanks to WooCommerce integration.

  1. TheGem – Creative Multi-Purpose High-Performance WordPress Theme

As good as many multipurpose WordPress themes are, they are sometimes lacking when it comes to providing you with what you need to showcase your work in the best possible way. That’s definitely not the case with TheGem.

TheGem is an incredibly flexible WP theme that, given its popular layout styles, image and text placement options and adjustments, may well make it the best theme of all for your portfolio website design needs.

  1. Uncode

If you’ve been tied down with a tool that provides your basic portfolio website design needs but lacks the features or capacity needed to take your work to a higher level it might be time to switch over to Uncode.

You’ll immediately discover the new possibilities open to you when you’re introduced to this theme’s 16 portfolio styles, its Advanced Grid and Thumbnail systems, the new Gallery Manager, Slides Scroll and more.

  1. Pofo – Creative Portfolio and Blog WordPress Theme

Pofo is modern, it’s blazing fast, and it’s also supremely flexible. This premium WordPress theme is designed for use by creative individuals, teams, and agencies. Its features include 150+ pre-built design elements, 25+ ready-to-work-with home pages, and more than 200 demo pages; more than enough to get a project off to a solid start.

The WPBakery page builder and Revolution Slider are included together with a selection of blog and eCommerce options and plugins.

  1. Cesis – Responsive Multi-Purpose WordPress Theme

Take an easy-to-use interface, a wealth of design elements and options, and the capability to build almost anything you can imagine with a minimum of fuss and add them up and you have Cesis.

All you need to do is import a pre-made template or ready-to-customize demo with a single click, pick and choose your elements and options and your project is off and running.


Do you want to build a spectacular portfolio website for your personal use? Maybe the one that’s bound to make your client’s day? It can be easy when you have the right tool to do the job. There are no bad choices in the products presented here. It’s simply a matter of finding the one you feel will suit your needs best.

That shouldn’t take much time to figure out since all of them are flexible and easy to use. While they give you a wealth of options, they will also make you look good in the eyes of your customers or clients.

Iggy is a designer who loves experimenting with new web design techniques, collating creative website designs, and writing about the latest design trends, inspiration, design freebies, and more. You can follow him on Twitter

1 thought on “Want to design great looking portfolios? Try these WP themes”

  1. Really nice collection of website themes, after checking loads of these out and getting stuck between which one to choose for my web design company Pixel Edge, I went with Kalium in the end. I really need to do it justice I’ve just got the basics up and running at the moment but it’s a great WordPress theme. Thanks for all the inspiration! Almost Uncode was a close second.


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