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7 of the Best Free Portfolio WordPress Themes

#1 Olevia

OliviaIf you’ve checked the theme’s demo first, then Yes, I accept that I’m recommending Olivia on the first position primarily because of its design. The way the developer has designed the homepage layout makes perfect sense for portfolio niche, and I can assure you that it will help your website get a perfect and elegant look.

Moving ahead with other features, the theme is quick to setup because of being simple and straight forward, and packs all other must-have ingredients like responsive, different column layouts, translation ready, and options to customize header, background, and menu.

Theme highlights:

  • The theme is available at official WordPress theme centre, so you’re getting a totally safe product.
  • It uses images as the featured content on the homepage, thus, can help bring better conversions.
  • It’s extremely light and can achieve top-notch scores on Google Page Speed test tool, or similar.

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#2 Sparkling

SparklingSparkling is my next recommendation, and it’s developed by Colorlib developers, a well-known name in the industry. The product you’re getting is of top-notch standard, and you’ll be surprised to see the quality they are offering without any price tag. It comes with a dedicated support, which is surprising.

The theme supports almost every popular plugin available for WordPress, thus, supporting the additional functionalities. WooCommerce can be used easily, thanks to available integration, and the same theme can be used to run an e-commerce store.

Theme highlights:

  • The theme comes with support for active translation and is ready for multilingual.
  • It comes with various customization options including unlimited color options to pick and bring subtle changes.
  • Other prime features included are an infinite scroll, font awesome icons, featured slider, Retina ready, responsive layout, and flat design.

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#3 Planum

PlanumPlanum is an incredibly simple looking theme, still offering an elegant user interface. Things look super awesome, thanks to the kind of design approach it brings to the table, and it can be used for multiple niches to showcase work portfolio. The theme supports WordPress’s native customizer with live preview effects available.

The homepage uses square shape tiles grid, offering a very high-end look. Other features included are built-in context help, infinite scroll, left sidebar (an option to make it seem like a regular blog), and other options to customise background and header areas.

Theme highlights:

  • It natively supports Jetpack plugin, which is developed by WordPress itself to bring multiple functionalities.
  • It offers sticky post option to pick and implement on any homepage entry.
  • It is responsive in nature and supports high-resolution displays perfectly.

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#4 Activello

ActivelloYou can use this theme to run a simple portfolio website for a small company, or even for a large companies or any other niche. Yes, you get it right. Activello is a multipurpose theme developed by Colorlib developers. It’s clean and minimal in approach making things look simple and beautiful from every corner, without consuming lots of bandwidth.

The theme includes a dedicated support for popular plugins like WooCommerce (available integration), W3 Total Cache, Gravity Forms Jetpack, Yoast SEO, Contact Form 7, etc. It’s compatible with modern SEO norms, making it easy to rank for a targeted keyword.

Theme highlights:

  • The theme is compatible with Schema markup elements, helping it to look unique in SERP listings.
  • It uses responsive and flat design layout, making it available on mobile devices perfectly. And, it does support Retina ready devices.
  • It offers an option to enable the Infinite scrolling facility to further woo the visitors.
  • The theme comes with entry level support for customizations. I’m talking about the header, Menu, logo, color schemes, etc.

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#5 One Paze

One PazeIf you can ignore the spelling error in the name, you’ll understand the specific niche this theme is targeting. It offers a simple one-page layout, covering a lot of ground and looking super elegant to support any portfolio niche. The theme is coded well and is compatible with all popular WordPress plugins.

It can also be used to run a fully functional blog, as users are allowed to pick between a full-width template or the one with right sidebar. It includes featured images support to look like a proper blog.

Theme highlights:

  • The theme supports RTL languages and translation to stay totally user-friendly on a global map.
  • It supports threaded comments to boost the discussion further.
  • It offers basic customizations and a clear Call to Action areas to bring some conversions.

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#6 Accelerate

AccelerateAccelerate is my next recommendation, and it’s being used by thousands of users right now. It offers a standard UI, starting with a slider at the top, and followed by either pages or blog entries. The theme looks stunning from every corner, and it comes with a good standard support.

Other than English, it’s available in Polish and Hungarian languages, and even supports translation for being available for the global crowd. The theme comes with common customization norms handled by WordPress’s native live preview customizer.

Theme highlights:

  • It comes with a dedicated Theme Options panel, helping users to bring some customizations without coding.
  • It supports both left and right sidebar along with sticky post and threaded comments.
  • It comes with a fluid layout, meaning being responsive and available on mobile devices as well.

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#7 Foliogine Lite

Foliogine LiteAs you can judge by name, this theme is available in, both free and paid versions. The paid one comes with additional features, functionalities, and dedicated support. Coming back to the free option we’ve, Foliogine can be used perfectly for running a business website and showcasing the related work portfolio.

It looks stunning, in spite of being simple. The design standard is kept modern and responsive and retina ready features are also onboard. The Themeisle developer behind this theme claims it’s the finest compatibility for photography based business.

Theme highlights:

  • Other than portfolio and business profile, then theme can be used to run a fully functional blog too.
  • It supports threaded comments, multiple column layouts and different color schemes to pick.
  • It comes with a dedicated Options Panel at the back-end to bring customizations easily.

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