It takes a fair amount of effort to build a decent portfolio website. Unfortunately, a decent product isn’t necessarily good enough. In many of the highly competitive businesses, it takes much more than that. Most website owners find themselves in such a situation today.
Working harder to build a better portfolio is one solution. But working harder has its limits, and the tools used in building it can have their constraints.
Working smarter is a better approach and one way to do that is to user “smarter” tools. Such tools have more to offer in the way of speed, performance, and flexibility. In other words, tools that will make you look good!
In short, you don’t have to be a design wizard to create compelling portfolios. With the right tool, you’ll be more than capable of creating genuinely amazing ones.
Try any of these 8 WordPress themes on for size.
How does a multipurpose theme like Porto get to be the best ever? Having a bunch of demos to work with, including eCommerce, blog, and portfolio demos, is one way. Being blazing fast and super-optimized for site performance is another. A third way would be the ability to integrate easily with all major plugins.
Porto has all these attributes and features and more. This premium Bootstrap 4-based WordPress theme even features a speed optimization wizard to help you optimize your site one step at a time.
Porto is simply a better choice. It’s 100% mobile ready, it features a pair of popular plugins in Revolution Slider and Visual Composer, and the Porto team has established a reputation for giving solid support to its customers.
Plenty of shop pages, 6 different blog pages, and a total of 19 portfolio pages together with a boatload of settings and options will get you well on your way to building a website that only a smart designer working with a smart tool is capable of creating.
BeTheme is also deserving of being called a better choice. This, the biggest WordPress theme of all has more to offer than you’ll find in most of the other themes. Be’s collection of 350+ professionally-designed, customizable pre-built websites, its intuitive 1-click installer, and a supporting cast of approximately 40 powerful core features make building a stunning portfolio website or any other website a fast and easy process.
Be’s Muffin Builder and Options panel will do most of the heavy lifting, the functionalities required for your websites type are already incorporated in each pre-built website, and Be’s 200+ shortcodes obviate any need for coding. Be is responsive and WooCommerce ready and its belief in helping its customers succeed is reflected in its documentation and excellent support.
With its stacks of layout designs, drag and drop content builder elements, and rich theme options Kalium will help you create a site in a very short time that showcases your work in the best possible light.
This WordPress theme features 7 crafted layout types in its selection of over 30 portfolio layouts. In turn, each of these layouts includes a variety of spacing and alignment sub-options to give you all the flexibility you need. You also have the option of creating your own layouts.
WPBakery, Kalium’s premium drag, and drop page builder makes showcasing your work an ever-so-easy task. You can clone the content in any of Kalium’s demos sites with a single click to get started, and you have 15+ header styles, 100+ shortcodes, and a variety of design elements to work with. Large selections of blog and shop layouts are included in the package.
This user-friendly theme has the features and functionalities you need to build a breathtaking portfolio to showcase your work and do so in a few short hours. It’s only a matter of selecting a template (or creating one of your own) and running with it.
The best way to find a good reason for choosing Uncode is to browse their collection of user-built websites, see what Uncode can do for you, and pick up a few good ideas for your designs in the process.
This elegantly designed, super-flexible premium WP theme is intended for use by web designers, photographers, artists, and other creative professionals and agencies. Studio 8 will help you introduce yourself and your projects or products in a professional manner as well as create an online shop.
Studio 8 is 100% responsive and is compatible with all browsers and devices.
TheGem is designed for portfolio building. It features 5 major portfolio layout types, each of which can be customized to fit your needs. Whether you choose a Justified, Masonry, or Metro layout or go with the List or Packery option you’ll find a host of settings that will enable you to design your portfolio down to the smallest detail, vary image spacing and proportions and highlight featured projects or products.
Pofo is a premium WordPress theme favored by creative agencies as well as many corporate entities. Pofo features an outstanding selection of portfolio, blog, and eCommerce design elements, layouts, and pages and utilizes the popular and widely-used WPBakery page builder and Revolution Slider plugins.
Pofo is blazing fast, optimized for search engines, intuitive to work with, and highly customizable.
Everything in Cesis can be created from the front end, which makes it one of the fastest, most powerful, and easiest to use WordPress themes on the market. There’s no need for coding, and you can modify any part of your site independently of the others, giving you total flexibility without constraints.
Although Cesis offers many features advanced users will appreciate, its user interface enables beginners to easily build beautiful, responsive websites.
It’s not all that hard not to work smarter. Especially, with one of these premier multipurpose and portfolio-building themes at your fingertips. In a few short hours, you can create a stunning portfolio website. Not just that, but complete with a blog section and an eCommerce capability.
It may take a little time to decide which theme will serve you best. However, you can make your choice in the knowledge that it’s guaranteed to be a good one.