55 Amazing WordPress Photography Themes

WordPress is an excellent content management system for photographers, in part because there are so many outstanding themes available, both free and premium. With so many quality themes/templates available either for free or for less than $100, most photographers can get a site that meets their needs without hiring a designer to create a custom theme. Whether you are looking for a minimalist theme that will allow your photos to stand out, a theme with a full-screen background photo to wow visitors, or a responsive theme that will provide a good user experience on any device, you’ll have some options when it comes to choosing a WordPress theme.

In this post we’ll showcase more than 50 themes created specifically for photographers.

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Premium WordPress Photography Themes:

Photocrati ($89)

Photocrati

KIN ($40)

KIN

Sideways Portfolio Theme ($45)

Sideways Portfolio Theme

Origin ($39)

Origin

Gleam ($39)

Gleam

Photography ($68)

Photography

Photoshot ($40)

Photoshot

ShutterBug ($50)

ShutterBug

Photostore Theme ($79)

Photostore Theme

PhotoArtist ($59)

PhotoArtist

Slide ($39)

Slide

Simfo ($39)

Simfo

King Size ($50)

King Size

Core ($45)

Core

Invictus ($45)

Invictus

Photolux ($45)

Photolux

Village ($45)

Village

Chocolate WP ($45)

Chocolate WP

DK for Photography ($45)

DK for Photography

Slash WP ($45)

Slash WP

ANAN ($40)

ANAN

PictureThis ($45)

PictureThis

Atlas ($45)

Atlas

Expression ($45)

Expression

Rhea ($45)

Rhea

PicTree ($45)

PicTree

Incidental ($45)

Incidental

JPhotolio ($40)

JPhotolio

PhotoGrid ($45)

PhotoGrid

Attracto ($45)

Attracto

Fotos ($40)

Fotos

Spaceship ($40)

Spaceship

Lens ($40)

Lens

Moot ($35)

Moot

Full Fashion ($40)

Full Fashion

PhotoPro ($40)

PhotoPro

Blitz ($45)

Blitz

Free WordPress Photography Themes:

Elegant Photography Theme

Elegant Photography Theme

GridPhoto

GridPhoto

Simple Style Photography Theme

Simple Style Photography Theme

Axis

Axis

High Resolution

High Resolution

Wallbase

Wallbase

Oversized Photography Theme

Oversized Photography Theme

Shuttershot

Shuttershot

Photolistic

Photolistic

Auto Focus

Auto Focus

Classic Photography Theme

Classic Photography Theme

Digifoto

Digifoto

Neptune

Neptune

ShowPress

ShowPress

Minimatica

Minimatica

Photoria

Photoria

Photum

Photum

Widely

Widely

Published January 28th, 2013 by

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  • Peter Ricci, January 28, 2013

    After developing for WordPress for nearly 10 years, I have come across many photographic themes, and they have come thick and fast over the past few years.

    One thing that is very important for any photographer, is that not only it looks great, but the Administration of these themes is equally important.

    I have used some of these themes and NOT one I have used has nailed the Administration.

    A User should only have to add one image as “featured” and the rest using the built in upload tool (name and sort after upload).

    So many of these themes have custom areas for photos and the administration of these is painstaking.

    So developers have to think more when they develop the themes, make the admin of adding and managing photos so much simpler for the end user.

    IMHO

    Peter

  • Anuj Kapur, January 29, 2013

    Ummmm… Photos are missing. But some of e designs are great

  • Anuj Kapur, January 29, 2013

    Oh scratch that! That was my net (foot in mouth)

  • uptenlist, January 29, 2013

    i like expression wordpress theme

  • Thanix, January 29, 2013

    Whoa! that’s amazing! I really loved all the new themse for worpress “Photoartist!”

  • Elizabeth Magno, January 30, 2013

    This is quite a collection and what you did is fantastic!

  • Wired Canvas, January 31, 2013

    I agree with Peter to an extent – WordPress is great but it is not ideally suited to image management and it doesn’t make running and maintaining a photography website a seamless thing. HOWEVER I do think that what it lacks it makes up for in other ways – for example the powerful blog system, easy text editor and powerful SEO tools (especially if you use a plugin like Yoast SEO).

    However, some beautiful themes here. Great post – bookmarked! Thanks!

  • Jared, February 3, 2013

    Really love some of these WordPress themes.

  • jacob, March 30, 2013

    I find that none of the templates actually work. as a photographer I need just a few things and unfortunately web developer always try to put in gimmicks that make their templates barely usable if at all:
    - My photographs are the king of the page. That means that navigation should never be put over an image. It needs to remain on the side or on the top. That already disqualifies otherwise beautiful themes such as DK and Anan etc.. .because I don’t wan’t navigation to be obtrusive to an image – and this on top of images just doesn’t work
    - Speaking of obtrusive: Core has some nice ideas but withevery update they become more and more obstrusive – now when your curser goes on an image – the navigation covers about 20% from the top and the bottom of an image…
    - Revolving images – NO please don’t. The viewer should have full control when to move to the next image with the OPTION to press a clearly but unobstrusive arrow – and perhaps the option to view thumbnails if clicked on an icon that illustrates that there are thumbnails available if wished for. None of that automatically appearing thumbnails – and please make arrows visible.
    - No Pop up – ever!
    - And image galleries should not – ever – crop images in their previews. Some theme designers think it is OKAY to crop images into a nice square box which is easy to layout on a webpage. That simply defeats the purpose of any photograph , where the sides of an image may be more important than what is in the middle!! Big no-no

    Anyway just my 2 cents I hope designers would listen to their users… but I probably will have to get something done custom-made… oh well…

  • Ansh, April 11, 2013

    such a great theme collection…. amazing.

  • Usamah, June 7, 2013

    Hi,

    Wow – amazing collection to see and to use! I enjoyed looking at these themes and will preview some of them…

    Thanks,

    -Usamah

  • Euphemia, June 24, 2013

    Jacob is absolutely right.

    Euphemia
    (amateur photographer)