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Best Photography WordPress Themes

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In this article, we will showcase the top Photography WordPress themes in the market.

Some of the templates are complete photography website solutions while others are much lean and lightweight designs that give you the freedom to add your own functionality with standard WordPress functions and/or your favourite plugins.

With these themes you will present your photos in a unique way.

Hope you love it!

Update:2013-10-30

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1. Core Minimalist Photography Portfolio($45)

Core is the Minimalist Photography, Portfolio, Personal website Template built with latest WordPress features. Custom Post Type and Image Uploader etc.

Core

Features

  • 3 Homepage styles
  • Full Screen slideshow for Photo Gallery
  • Google Web Fonts Support
  • Extensive galleries admin. Support multiple images upload
  • 4 Portfolio styles
  • 8 Custom Widgets
    • Recent Posts
    • Popular Posts
    • Twitter feed
    • Contact Form
    • Youtube Video
    • Vimeo Video
    • Social Media icon
    • Flickr photostream
  • Styled typography and flexible page columns
  • Built-in Many Shortcodes
  • Style shortcodes ex. dropcap etc.
  • Media shortcades ex. video, slideshow, image gallery etc.
  • Column shortcodes ex. 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 columns
  • Built-in Shortcode Generator plugin
  • Custom Post Type support for Portfolios
  • WordPress custom menu support
  • Blog page single post and comments
  • Timthumb automatically thumbnail support
  • Unlimited sidebar. Create and select sidebar for each of your page!
  • Contact us page with validation and ready to use PHP mailer
  • Unobtrusive jQuery powered effects
  • Valid HTML standard

Demo | Download

2. King Size - Fullscreen Background WordPress Theme($50)

King Size WP is WordPress version of top-selling HTML template

King Size - Fullscreen Background WordPress Theme - Photography Creative

PERFECT FOR VARIETY OF PURPOSES

Also available as an HTML Template, King Size makes perfect for a variety of purposes, although focused towards Photographers and those using Portfolios to display their past and present work collections.

HIGHLY CUSTOMIZABLE

Including a variety of options, King Size can be suitable to fit any particular use. Offering you five very different gallery styles (including 4 additional layout styles for ColorBox, FancyBox and prettyPhoto), with ability to blog about your photos (attach featured images) and etc.

Creating a Gallery or Portfolio can’t be any easier. You just upload your images via Media Gallery (all explained in the documentation) and automatically those images are converted to the Gallery Type you have selected for that specific page. There are no extra steps, just upload your images and click publish.

EXTENDED HELP DOCUMENTATION WITH VIDEO TUTORIALS

Well documented and user-friendly, also including 8 video tutorials to walk you through a variety of steps (although we must apologize for the sound-quality, these will be fixed soon). If at any time you’re stumped by something contact us; we’re here to help.

AND MUCH MORE

Demo | Download

3. Invictus - A Premuim Photographer WordPress Theme($45)

Invictus is a Fullscreen Image and Video WordPress Theme for photographer or creatives.

Invictus is so easy to use, super versatile and has a fully responsive design! With it’s flexible theme, page and post options Invictus is very intuitive to use and completely ready to operate out of the box.The possibilities are endless! We have build Invictus with latest HTML5 & CSS3 and a lot of love and care went into this theme making it a such a fun to use. Invictus brings you an awesome way to showcase your portfolio in a special way! Invictus can be used for any type of portfolio, but was mainly build for photographers, creatives or video artists.

Invictus - A Premium Photographer Portfolio Theme - Photography Creative

Demo | Download

4. Photolux- Photographer Portfolio WordPress Theme($45)

Photolux is a powerful and elegant Portfolio and Photography WordPress Theme which is best suited for photographers and creatives who use portfolios to showcase their work. Photolux theme is powered by theadvanced Pexeto Panel, which provides tons of options to manage and modify any aspect of the theme – it is well suited for both beginners with no coding knowledge and developers. The theme comes with three base skin choices: DarkLight and Transparent, as well as numerous of backend options for eazy customization and bulding your skin.

Photolux - Photography Portfolio WordPress Theme

Demo | Download

5. Cholocate WP- Responsive Photographer WordPress Theme($45)

If you need clean, light and minimalist theme, Chocolate WP is definitely… not your choice! :)

It is refined and elegant template with complex and precise combination of light gradients, shadows and rich functionality. It was created to serve you as unique showcase of your works with strong blogging component powered by Woo Tumblog (for Tumblr-like posts) and Express App (for simple posting from your iOS-device).

New in v.3.0 (Dark Chocolate): now it is 100% responsive and features new unique 3D slider.

Chocolate WP – Responsive Photography Theme

Some of Chocolate WP features:

  • 100% responsive; optimized for mobile devices
  • Amazing unique 3D slider
  • Outstanding fullwidth showcase-style slider for Homepage
  • Awesome 2-level gallery (photo albums -> photos)
  • Password-protected portfolio projects and photo albums (galleries)
  • Likes for individual photos (beta)
  • Powered by highslide JS
  • Masonry-style fluid layout
  • Tumblr-like post types
  • 3 post sizes (S, M, L)
  • Background builder (to customize your theme appearance in a couple of clicks)
  • Set of custom Widgets (like Recent Photos, Post-type Filter, Feedback and so on)
  • All necessary shortcodes
  • ...and much-much more!

Demo | Download

6. Village - An Awesome Fullscreen WordPress Theme($45)

If you love photography or general creativeness and want new interesting ways to display your work then this really is the theme for you. If you are not that familiar with WordPress the video tutorials will guide you through how to create everything you need. The theme also has helpful hints throughout to let you know what everything does…

Want something unique? No problem, we have included many different modules that are unique to Themeforest, like the interactive jQuery wall, and the floating slideshow navigation with automatic scroll.

Village - An Awesome Fullscreen WordPress Theme - Photography Creative

Demo | Download

7. DK For Photography Creative Portfolio($45)

DK is the Premium Photography, Portfolio, Personal website Template built with latest WordPress features. Custom Post Type, Unlimited Colors and Image Uploader etc.

DK For Photography Creative Portfolio

Features

  • 4 Homepage Styles
  • Full Screen slideshow for Photo Gallery
  • 10 Page Templates
  • 6 Gallery Page Templates
  • Password Protected Gallery Support
  • Extensive galleries admin. Support multiple images upload
  • Password protected gallery support
  • Portfolio content support videos, images or external link
  • Social media Profiles Support
  • 7 Custom Widgets
    • Recent Posts
    • Popular Posts
    • Twitter feed
    • Contact Form
    • Youtube Video
    • Vimeo Video
    • Flickr photostream
  • Styled typography and flexible page columns
  • Built-in Many Shortcodes
  • Style shortcodes ex. dropcap etc.
  • Column shortcodes ex. 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 columns
  • Built-in Shortcode Generator plugin
  • Custom Post Type support for Portfolios
  • WordPress custom menu support
  • Blog page single post and comments
  • Facebook and Twitter integration
  • Timthumb automatically thumbnail support
  • Unlimited sidebar. Create and select sidebar for each of your page!
  • Contact us page with validation and ready to use PHP mailer
  • Unobtrusive jQuery powered effects
  • Valid HTML standard

Demo | Download

8. Expression Photography Responsive WordPress Theme($45)

Expression is a powerful responsive WordPress Theme, best suited for photographers and creatives who use portfolios to effectively present their work. Expression theme is powered by the advanced Pexeto Panel, which provides tons of options to manage and modify any aspect of the theme. With all the styling options provided you can easily customize the appearance of the theme and build you own custom skin.

Expression Photography Responsive WordPress Theme

Demo | Download

9. Tripod - Professional WordPress Photography Theme($55)

Tripod is a responsive drag-and-drop layout builder WordPress theme intended to power professional photographers blogs or sites coming with complex image gallery options.

Tripod - Professional WordPress Photography Theme

Demo | Download

10. JPhotolio: Responsive Wedding Photography WP Theme($40)

JPhotolio is premium responsive wordpress themes for Wedding Photographer. This themes provide everything that you need to “WOW” your visitor with your photo, video, or even music. JPhotolio let you have unlimited size of portfolio with unlimited probability of style & color schema Not only that, it’s also provide very easy way your visitor get in touch with you. From Integration with Google Direction, Ajax Contact form with Professional Email notification, and also we integrated Google SMTP.

JPhotolio: Responsive Wedding Photography WP Theme

Feature :

  • Menu Position Option
  • Unlimited Portfolio
  • Compatible for WordPress 3.5
  • Deep integration with WPML
  • Compatible with Multisite
  • No Timthumb
  • Front Slider with video support
  • Fully responsive
  • Ability to turn off responsive
  • Filterable portfolio
  • Unlimited Portfolio size
  • Masonry & Normal Portfolio
  • 2 Type Portfolio Expand Mode
  • Built in like (vote) function for portfolio
  • Youtube, Vimeo, Self Hosted Video & Music Type
  • 90+ style & color option, 500++ with variant google font + Style / Skin Manager (build your own skin)
  • Shortcode Generator (Grid, Toogle, Accordion, Tabs, Dropcaps, Highlight, Button, etc)
  • Very Easy translation
  • .po & .mo included
  • Touch Icon Support
  • iOS Web Apps Capable
  • Touch Device Friendly
  • Multiple Address Contact with Google Direction
  • Professional Email Notification
  • Easy Google SMTP
  • 29 Social Icon, 93 Navigator Icon, 140 Icon.
  • Easy Shortcode (Shortcode Generator)
  • Powerfull Admin Themes Option
  • Powered By HTMl 5 History
  • Curtain effect (ajax transition) between page with ability to turned it off
  • PSD Included

Demo | Download

11. FullScreen($39)

Minimal design + responsive layout + fullscreen gallery = Fullscreen theme. It is a gorgeous photo gallery theme where the photos are put in center focus. Users can toggle to fullscreen mode by clicking on the fullscreen button and pressing escape key to exit the fullscreen mode. The fullscreen gallery can be individually assigned to Posts and Pages. For the regular WordPress gallery, there are two display options: photoswipe or lightbox. You may use Fullscreen to showcase lightbox media such as popup image, video, and iframe window.

Fullscreen

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Features

  • Responsive layout (view demo and resize browser window)
  • Fullscreen gallery with swipe support and auto play
  • Two WP gallery display options: photoswipe or lightbox
  • Lightbox media support (popup image, video, and iframe window)
  • Custom welcome message
  • Various list and grid view layout options
  • Custom header menu
  • Optional RSS icon
  • Social media icons
  • Choose up to 4 footer widget columns
  • Custom footer text
  • Animated back to top button
  • 7 theme skins
  • Coded with HTML5 & CSS3
  • Child theme support

Demo | Download

12. Showcase Gallery Theme ($69.95)

Showcase is a fully responsive and adaptive WordPress Gallery/Portfolio theme that makes sure your portfolio looks sharp on anything from high resolution big screens all the way down to smartphones. This WordPress Gallery theme is the perfect solution for your photography, video, and portfolio styled sites and has been designed to work with your favourite responsive slider and gallery plugins to ensure full flexibility. This theme architecture will give you peace of mind for years to come.

showcase

Theme Features

  • Fully responsive and truly adaptive design (scales from big screens to smartphones)
  • Professional Styled Blog
  • Easy logo integration
  • Widgetized Front Page (Display either normal page content or serve from widgets (1, 2, 4 column layout)
  • Flexible Architecture (Feel free to display galleries, sliders, text, videos or other content on the front page)
  • Flexible Gallery Design (The theme will work together with your favourite responsive gallery and slider plugins.)
  • Post or Page Galleries (Feel free to create your galleries using posts or pages.)
  • Change the lead color (Blue in the demo)
  • Supports all native WordPress post formats
  • Search-optimized HTML5 code architecture so search engine bots understand where to focus.
  • Set of Useful Page Templates (sitemap, full-width, full-width no title, subpage list, subpage list full width, page with comments)
  • Translation Ready
  • Comment Rules
  • Installation Manual
  • Fast, Responsive One-on-One Support
  • No Usage Restrictions
  • WordPress 3.7+ Ready
  • Multisite Support
  • Child-Theme Ready
  • Works in All Major Browsers (including smart phones)

Demo | Download

13. Maximize ($99)

A clean and image-focussed WordPress theme from WooThemes, Maximize is the ideal solution for showcasing your content in a full-width WordPress theme. The intuitive navigation gets out of your visitor's way while they read your awesome content.

Unique Features

Full Image Homepage
Maximize’s unique homepage layout showcases large images, as well as carefully placed navigation elements to help your visitors navigate your website.
Un-Obtrusive Sidebar
Maximize’s main focus is your content. With that in mind, the sidebar widgets fade out until you need them, by hovering over the widget you need.
Slide-Out Navigation
Being a full-width WordPress theme, Maximize makes efficient use of your entire browser window, to showcase your content as the primary information. In doing so, Maximize’s navigation has an intuitive slide-out style, to get out of the way while your visitors read what you have to say.
Integrates “Features by WooThemes”
This theme integrates seamlessly with the Features by WooThemes plugin. Use the plugin to display your company, product or service’s features, in any widget area.
Integrates “Testimonials by WooThemes”
This theme integrates seamlessly with the Testimonials by WooThemes plugin. Use the plugin to display what your customers are saying about your business in any widget area.
Custom Widgets
In addition to the widgetized homepage and the custom component widget, the theme has 1 widgetized sidebar and up to 4 footer widgetized areas, and as always comes with custom Woo Widgets (Ad Space, Blog Author, Video/Embed, Subscribe & Connect and Flickr).
Styling Options
The theme includes a variation of alternative styles which you can preview in the demo, and also has styling options for background color/image and setting link and button color.

Demo | Download

14. PhotoPress | Photography WordPress Portfolio Theme($49)

The clean design focuses the viewer’s attention on the artist’s work and its simple navigation enables quick page, portfolio and blog access. Unlike other WordPress themes, Photopress has a unique protfolio setup not treated like a post where a featured portfolio image leads to a project gallery: instead, it is treated as a true portfolio as photographers and artists are used displaying and presenting to agencies and clents. An unlimited number of portfolios can be uploaded and arranged as individual pages with their own stylesheet.

Features:

  • Extremely clean design, perfect for presenting to clients and photo agencies
  • Deeply documented inside the WordPress editor and through HD video tutorials on Vimeo
  • Optimized mobile version
  • 3 color schemes
  • customizable portfolio, pages and posts dimensions
  • Google map and Exif data display integration
  • Sharing options on main social networks
  • Dinamic photo and posts slider
  • Comes with Facebook portfolio app to be installed separately
  • Short code generator inside posts and page editor
  • Instructions inside each dashboard section
  • Custom theAThemes dashboard with updates and news about the theme and child themes

Demo | Download

25+ Best Metro-Style WordPress Themes 2013

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Metro is an internal code name of a typography-based design language created by Microsoft, originally for use in Windows Phone. A key design principle of Metro is better focus on the content of applications, relying more on typography and less on graphics (“content before chrome”). Microsoft has begun integrating this design language into its products, with direct influence being seen in newer versions of Windows Live Messenger, Live Mesh, and Windows 8. – Wikipedia

In this collection, we will display the best Metro inspired WordPress themes, which can help you to create a beauty of Metro-style blog. Hope you will love it!

1. MetroStyle($45)
MetroStyle can be applied to any business needs. Easy color and image selection with many design settings can help you transform MetroStyle into a unique business selling tool. The MetroStyle theme is SEO optimized and uses only CSS for fast loading.
MetroStyle Responsive All Purpose WordPress Theme
2. Metro Rox($40)
Metro Rox is a HTML5 WordPress Metro Multipurpose theme. The fast, easy, light theme will decorate almost any site on wordpress.
Metro Rox WordPress Theme
3. Metro($39)
Inspired by Windows 8, Metro is a responsive, beautiful, minimal, and colorful theme that is perfect for blog and portfolio sites. Using the Tile custom post type, you can mimic the Metro design by showing various tiles: buttons, gallery sliders, images, maps, and text. Showcase your portfolio with either a single featured image or an image slider. Make your blog interesting by publishing different post formats such as: images, videos, quotes, galleries, links, etc. It comes with 9 different colors based on Windows 8's Metro that you can apply to all or individually to all blog, Tile, and Portfolio posts.
Metro

5. One Touch($55)

One Touch is a multifunctional Metro stylish theme. This theme with Modern UI inspires confidence and motivated towards detail. It creates and gives a feeling of reliability and safety. This new minimalistic approach might just be the future of the web. There is no doubt that tablets and touch, portable devices are the future of your new site.
One Touch - Multifunctional Metro Stylish Theme - Main page of One Touch Theme.
6. Metro Magazine($45)
Metro Magazine is a clean and powerful metro inspired responsive magazine WordPress 3.5 ready theme designed specifically for magazine, news and blog sites. The theme is highly flexible, fully responsive and packed with awesome features. It is incredibly easy to use and ready to be up and running out of the box. Created using the latest HTML5 and CSS3 techniques.
Metro Magazine Responsive WordPress Theme - Blog / Magazine WordPress
7. Rocket Board($45)
Rocket Board is a super awesome portfolio WordPress Theme with METRO style. You can set each thumbnail size as 1×1, 1×2, 2×1 or 2×2 easily. This theme also allow user to set specific colour on each metro box or just use the default colour from admin panel. You can also set the first state of metro box to show as colour box or show as feature image. This theme has 9 predefined background colours and 8 overlay patterns….or if you need to upload your own background image, it’s just fine

Rocket Board - Metro WordPress Theme - index page with color changed

8. Everest($40)
Everest theme is a super clean, incredibly flexible, and fully responsive WordPress theme. For those using this for clients, adapting to their existing brand colors so quickly, will mean money back in your pocket.

Everest - Premium WordPress Theme

9. OneCommunity BuddyPress($60)
OneCommunity lets users register on your site and start creating profiles, posting messages, making connections, creating and interacting in groups and much more. A social network in a box, build a social network for your company, school, sports team or niche community.

OneCommunity - BuddyPress Theme

10. Matrix($45)
Matrix is a responsive, intuitive tile-based theme which is inspired by Metro design. The tiles can be made ‘live’ to display more information on the screen without occupying more space. This WordPress theme comes with 10 pre-defined colours and an advanced but easy-to-use admin panel. It is highly customizable to suit the needs of every user. Unlike conventional designs, each tile can be customized to create any design you can imagine!

Matrix - Responsive WordPress Theme
11. Metrofy WP($40)
Metrofy WP is a responsive Metro Inspired WordPress theme. This theme was designed for creating portfolios, agency & consulting firm websites and corporate websites.

Metrofy WP - Responsive Multi-Page & One-Page Theme
12. Metro Vibes($59)
A modern and responsive metro WordPress theme perfect for a creative agency or a portfolio showcase website.


13. SquidMag($40)
SquidMag – a carefully crafted theme that lets you display your work the clean, fancy way. Some of the theme’s strong points are: unlimited colors, fully responsive, advanced admin panel (easy drag and drop interface), modern metro style look & feel, different portfolio and blog styles, lots of widgets and much more.

SquidMag - Responsive Multi-Purpose Theme

14. Modern Metro($40)
Modern Metro is theme strongly based on Metro UI (Modern UI). It has horizontal layout with live tiles that you can easly sort by dran ‘n drop. Theme supports dedicated gallery, blog and portfolio system, huge ammount of shortcodes that will help you create great looking metro website. Every feature listed below may be modified without any knowledge of web development – all of this can be changed via customized admin panel

Modern Metro - Responsive WordPress Theme
15. Nemo($40)
Nemo is a metro inspired, full ajax site with a unique design. It’s a dark, minimal yet powerful wordpress theme. Nemo is a perfect theme for designers, photographers or other artist to showcase their work in a professional way. It has a compatible layout with mobile devices.
Nemo - Metro Inspired WordPress Theme - Portfolio Creative
16. The Wetro($40)
The Wetro is Windows 8 Metro layout inspired HTML5&CSS3 theme. With it’s powerful wordpress substructure you can manage everything.

The Wetro - Creative WordPress Theme
17. Diablo($45)
Diablo is an eye-candy minimal and responsive WordPress theme build to power personal blogs / magazines, concerts or night clubs, complex photography or images related sites.
Diablo - Eye-candy Minimal Responsive WP Theme
18. Platinum($49)
Platinum is a magazine based design or as what commonly called blogging theme its design is based and inspired by the popular OS called windows 8 and as well as it is a responsive design suitable for any kind of mobile and tablet device.

19. K-BOOM($45)
K-BOOM is one of the powerful Music & Events WordPress Theme, it is meant to serve for Music Projects, Events, Portfolio or just for Blogging. It is a theme with ultra responsive layout adapting perfectly and allowing you to visit it from any devices you want.
K-BOOM - Events & Music Responsive WordPress Theme
20. Ikebana($45)
Ikebana is a premium WordPress portfolio theme created by Satori Studio. Ikebana is a responsive and retina-ready theme, which means your website will be equally usable and good-looking on both large monitors, laptops, tablet devices, and smartphones, including those with high-definition screens.
Ikebana - Masonry WordPress Portfolio Theme
21. Metpo($45)
A key design principle of Metpo is better focus on the content of your Website, whether it is typography or corresponding media.
Metpo - Modern Responsive Retina WordPress Theme
22. Metrika($40)
Metrika is a modern, dynamic, high-quality OnePage WordPress Theme. Following the trends in design, we tried to create, first of all, convenient and functional product that will not take a lot of time to configure and setup. And most importantly, it will fit almost everyone. Flat design, simple and expressive animation will make your content unique. One can go to talk about all the advantages and opportunities of the template, but enough to see the live preview and everything will be understandable to you.

Metrika — Responsive OnePage WordPress Theme

23. Puzzles($45)
Puzzles is an up-to-date theme for WordPress with great opportunities. When you install the theme on your website, it won’t be looking the way other websites do.
Puzzles | WordPress Magazine/Review Theme
24. Second Touch($55)
Second Touch is clean, retina ready, fully responsive metro style theme. Its powerful customization capabilities enable you to create your outstanding website easy and fast. Its super modern metro style will draw your attention once and for all.

Second Touch — Powerful metro styled theme
25. Metro Mobile($35)
Metro is just limited with your imagination. Create your own metro tiles and own style.
Metro Mobile Premium WordPress Mobile Template

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