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30+ Best Free Portfolio WordPress Themes 2017

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Creating your own portfolio website is a great way to display your work publicly so you can gain new clients or jobs. The process of actually creating your portfolio website has never been easier: in the past you had to know web design, coding and other skills, that’s not true anymore, anyone can quickly and easily create their own website using WordPress and a theme which has been designed for the job.

The great thing about WordPress is that it’s open source which means it’s completely free to download and use however you like. There is a great community involved in WordPress who create many free items for it, things like WordPress Themes and WordPress Plugins. All you will need to pay for is some web hosting, which can be surprisingly cheap, take a look at this guide to the best WordPress Hosting companies to make your pick.

Once you have your hosting and WordPress installed, the next step is to make your choice of theme. A WordPress theme provides the actual design and functionality for your website. You will want a theme which has been designed to be used as a portfolio, which is where our list will help you. We have put together a list of all the best designed, completely Free WordPress themes for portfolio websites.

The themes on this list have been created to let you show off your images, they are all responsive so they will look good on any size screen and they are also fast-loading and optimized for the search engines. Take a look below and create your online portfolio for free!


A Free WordPress Portfolio theme for designers, photographers and artists. Lovely minimal design with a homepage grid layout for displaying your work.

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A portfolio WordPress theme which uses a masonry layout to display your work, you can add any size image and the homepage will arrange them neatly into a grid.

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A grid-based portfolio theme with a sidebar at the side which contains your menu, logo and other links. The theme is responsive so will work on any size screen.

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A tidy minimal portfolio theme with a large image header area and grid section underneath.

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Photo Grid

A minimal grid layout for displaying your work. Responsive design so looks great on all devices.

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Masonry Theme

Masonry WordPress theme has minimalist style and mobile friendly design.

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Gridly Theme Responsive WordPress is great masonry theme for any blogger, with clean design and minimal masonry layout.

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Creative Portfolio Responsive WordPress Theme is great theme for any creative agency, with clean design and minimal layout.

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Free Gallery Theme Responsive WordPress is great theme for any creative agency, with clean design and minimal layout.

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Simple Perle

Easy to setup, this theme lets you display your three newest Portfolio projects as well as your latest blog posts, all on the default front-page layout.

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WP Portfolio

WP Portfolio is specially designed for designers, photographers, artists and creatives. There are two post view layout (Grid and list), Social Profile Navigation and many more.

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Pixgraphy is a Responsive Photography WordPress Theme. It consists contact us template, gallery template, widgets and sidebar.

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Musa Lite

Munsa Lite is a minimal theme for creative people like photography bloggers, designers and artists. It has a clean and fresh responsive design.

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Orvis is a portfolio theme crafted with designers and photographers in mind. It’s a minimalist, powerful, and flexible theme that puts the focus on your projects.

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Hitchcock is a minimal portfolio theme for designers, photographers and other creatives. It features a beautiful responsive design, a social icon menu, Jetpack infinite scroll, custom accent color, custom header image, support for the gallery post format, editor styling and much more.

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Tography Lite

A beautiful and minimalist photography WordPress theme. The perfect choice for photographers who want a simple and attractive site

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GK Portfolio

With the clean, elegant design offered by this free Portfolio WordPress theme that puts all the emphasis on your creative work, you can craft an alluring, attractive and relaxed website that echoes the qualities that you put into your writing and images.

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Pinnacle is a bold theme with versatile options and multiple styles. This theme is loaded with features and tools that allow full creativity to be released into a unique site. Built with a modern flat design, its fully responsive layout make for easy navigation on mobile/tablet displays.

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A beautiful and minimal theme for personal blogs. Kouki is meant for publishers who like to display their content in a delightful and minimal way. Ideal for food blogs, photographers, minimalists, tumble logs and everyone else who likes an unobtrusive WordPress theme.

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A minimalist portfolio theme for displaying images like photographs, designs and artwork.

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A portfolio theme for designers and photographers. Great for showing off your image oriented projects to the world.

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A clean, responsive portfolio theme with options for a custom site logo, a featured content slider, and lots of room to share your work.

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