What Were the Most Popular Portfolio WordPress Themes of 2017?
More and more professionals are relying on portfolio websites to apply to jobs or to bring in freelance work, especially designers, writers, photographers, and videographers. However, creating a portfolio of work, no matter what profession, and a central place to send recruiters and hiring managers, is becoming more and more of a necessity than a nice-to-have. Not to mention, creating a portfolio website can earn you some kudos, and show your resourcefulness. We’ve created a go-to list of the best-selling portfolio WordPress themes from 2017 to help you get started on yours.
When it comes to portfolios, creating a personal brand is important. The Mochi portfolio WordPress theme provides an amazing masonry portfolio layout for displaying your projects, art, or photography, plus color and font customization tools to get your brand right. You can customize most aspects of the design right from the theme options panel in WordPress, and never worry about changing any code.
The Optimus portfolio theme includes pre-made designs for all types of websites, including 3 portfolio demos in light and dark style. The graphics and typography in the pre-made designs are each amazing in their own right, and give you plenty of flexibility to capture your personal brand and show off your work. This theme comes packed with options and hundreds of page templates to work from. For someone who’s a novice WordPress user, there may be too many features. However, you can simplify a lot of the options by choosing a demo design.
This portfolio theme from Organic Themes is one of the cleanest, hippest portfolio themes around. This one is perfect for showcasing photos or artwork that demand large scale images and little to no junk around them. The logo placement and dropdown menu style make the design standout—perfect for a visual arts or creative professional.
You will have trouble finding a cleaner, quicker theme than the Jayo portfolio. This theme has an excellent sense of space and typography, and also does a great job of layering color tones (especially if you start with the demo design). With the Essential Grid plugin, customizing your projects is easy, and the portfolio tag sorting animations make a lasting impression.
The Zenith portfolio theme has a plethora of options and demo designs ready to import with one click. Easily build pages with the Visual Composer plugin and create the best portfolio for your work with tons of customization options. This theme is robust, and may have too many options for a beginner, but if you need a lot of flexibility, it’s a great choice.
The Edge portfolio provides attractive full-width presentation for creative agencies or professionals to present solutions and projects. The demo design is packed with amazing layout, typography, and eye-catching animations that give your work a professional presentation. You can edit/add to pages easily using the Visual Composer page builder and present all your social media touch points nicely above your navigation menu.