The 10 Best Photo WordPress Themes
The rise of digital photography means that it is easier than ever to share photos online. While Flickr and other photo-sharing platforms are great, WordPress is fast becoming the default platform for sharing on personal and professional photography websites. It’s the fastest growing web platform in the world and there is a new great new generation of powerful and stylish photo WordPress themes specifically for photographers. From simple photoblogs to complex gallery management, there is a WordPress theme for you. As photographers ourselves, the themes below are our picks for the best of the best photo WordPress themes.
PS. If you are setting up a photography website on WordPress, you’ll also need hosting. We would strongly recommend Bluehost. Erick from Photocrati, one of the leading makers of WordPress photography themes has a great article on why Photocrati recommends Bluehost here: Best Web Hosting for Photographers.
Photo WordPress Themes
1. Photocrati Bokeh
Photocrati is probably the leading provider right now for WordPress themes for photographers. They make themes only for photographers. Actually, they make one “supertheme” that incorporates lots of different looks and is highly customizable. In our view, Bokeh is one of the coolest, freshest designs.
2. Photocrati Lightbox
Another great photo WordPress theme by Photocrati. Lightbox is the lightest, simplest and most elegant of their designs.
3. Woo Themes Aperture
Aperture is a great photo blogging theme from Woo, one of the all-around great WordPress theme shops.
4. StudioPress Landscape
StudioPress, one of the most established theme shops has recently made a foray into the photo themes with Landscape. It’s based on a parent-child WordPress theme framework called Genesis.
5. StudioPress Pixel Happy
Pixel happy is a fresh, one-column photoblogging theme, again by StudioPress and based on the Genesis framework.
6. WPZoom Photoland
WPZoom has a couple of nice-looking themes for photographers. Photoland is a Photocrati-esque design highlighting front page galleries.
7. WPZoom Gallery
Gallery is a cool, neatly-designed photo blog WordPress theme that displays lead images from recent posts in a grid. A great multi-purpose photo WordPress theme.
8. Press75 Photographic
Press75 has a lot of multi-media type themes. Photographic is their classic theme for displaying images from individual photo-blog type posts.
9. Elegant Themes EGallery
Elegant Themes EGallert=y is an exceedingly well designed photo blogging theme with a lead image, a grid of images from recent posts, and nicely designed sidebars and footer widgets.
10. Photocrati Fstop
Finally, we end with one more fresh-looking photo WordPress theme from Photocrati, Fstop. It’s minimalist, with a creative top menu. Like all the Photocrati themes, it’s designed for gallery management and frontpage displays as much as conventional photo blogging.