Looking for the perfect wordpress theme to display your photographs? Are you looking for a more professional photography website? Or maybe just a photo blogger?
If you're a photographer or artist and you want to use wordpress to run your site there are some themes available that focus on photography you can use. WordPress is free to use and it makes running a website a lot easier then it used to be. Below is a list of wordpress themes specifically geared towards photographers.
WordPress Photography Themes
In a hurry? Jump to any theme now: Deep Focus, Photocrati, Chocolate WP, Photorific, Core Theme, Brick+Mason, Family Tree, Photo PurePress, Showcase Theme, Pixelhappy, Gallerific Theme, Kin, Modern Business, Photo + Blog, Dandelion Theme, Nexus, Atlantica,
Deep Focus is a premium photography theme geared towards photographers from ElegantThemes and it is quite impressive and you can grab it for only $69. You also get access to all their themes with great support and you can use their themes on as many sites you own. It's still the best deal in the industry.
Photocrati offers a wordpress theme geared towards photographers which includes 15+ different styles. It is a simple straight-forward theme for the amateur or professional photographer.
Photocrati 4.0 has just been released with new gallery management and ecommerce capabilities. That's right, the new 4.0 theme has built-in eCommerce galleries. Be sure to check it out.
It is now also iphone/ipad/ipod compatible! View the demo
Chocolate WP is a brand new WordPress theme that has a lot of great new features. It showcases your photos in full width so that they encompass the entire browser window which looks great on wide screen monitors. It also works with the woothemes Tumblr app allowing you to create posts like you do on tumblr, which is very convenient. A full review is coming soon. View the Demo here.
The Photorific Theme is a new photography WordPress theme that features full-width images. You can set as many background images as you want for every page, post, & portfolio item. The image will be automatically stretched to fit the users browser. This theme also comes with a color picker, 30+ shortcodes, 3 widgets, an AJAX contact form, unlimited sidebars and much more. You can also choose your own fonts for regular text, and choose from 7 preinstalled cufon fonts that look great. View the Demo Here.
The Core theme is a more minimalistic theme that offers 3 Homepage styles with a full screen slideshow to showcase your photography in style. It includes a built-in font manager so you can upload your own font. View the Demo here.
The Brick + Mason is named after the fact that it is based on a grid and includes cool new jquery features you have to see for yourself to understand. It utilizes infinite scrolling so users donâ€™t have to leave the page to experience all your photos. This theme also uses the jQuery masonry plugin so the content will fit any browser size. If you're looking for a cool minimal style theme with unique features this one is pretty good. View the demo.
Family Tree is a child theme for the Genesis framework from StudioPress. It is pretty unique in this list of themes as it has a more cutesy design to it making it perfect for mom bloggers, photographers or crafts blogs.
This theme might no longer be available. Click the above image and check out their website. They've updated it since I created this post.
PurePhotoPress is a professional WordPress theme for photographers. Creating your photo gallery website has never been so easy!
The Rich ShowCase theme is a well-designed solution for your portfolio and photo gallery demands. The theme lets you publish photos in hierarchical galleries, and albums. Besides that, the Rich ShowCase theme takes care of all your blogging needs as well.
Pixelhappy theme from Studiopress is a clean and versatile theme which you can use for your photography business. It has many options including 1, 2 or 3 columns, multy-threaded comments and drop down navigation.
This theme I believe is no longer available, but they do have a couple other themes that might work for your photography website.
Gallerific is a premium theme with a grid based layout and powered by features such as a homepage slider and animated jquery menus.
KIN is a minimalist magazine style photography template (WordPress version). With 2 style variations and support both image gallery and videos.
Modern Business 3 DARK WordPress is a custom written premium theme. Designed for photographers to easily create gallery pages of their work and display perfectly against a dark background â€“ with a splash of color if required in the header areas all from within a custom written admin panel.
Photo + Blog Premium is a 2 column WordPress theme ideal for the Photographer who wants an online gallery along with a blog.
Dandelion is a Powerful Premium WordPress Theme. This theme provides all the main functionality you will need to present your products, work and yourself in an elegant and professional style.
Photo Nexus wordpress gallery is a 2 column , 2 color variation ( Bright and Dark) theme.
This theme is great for those who need a convenient way to publish and showcase a self managed Gallery of Photos, Arworks or Designs.
The theme features modern yet minimalistic style so that your work will be guaranteed to be on focus. The theme comes added with Admin theme options so you wonâ€™t need to manually edit the files to get it running.
Photo Nexus wordpress gallery – View Demo & Buy – Only $25
The Atlatica theme is a complete WordPress Theme, designed from the ground up to function first and foremost as a portfolio, then as a comprehensive WordPress theme that can be used for just about any site that needs a beautiful layout.
Photography HTML Templates
Are you good with HTML or editing web templates? You might want to consider using an HTML template for your photography site instead of using wordpress. WordPress has a lot of advantages but some people might not need all the features. In that case you can build your site using simple HTML.
I have a post on Photographer HTML Templates that I've recently written you can check out.
HTML Email Templates for Photographers:
As a photographer you might also may want to send out a newsletter to remind your clients of upcoming events or specials you may be offering. Which is a great way to stay in touch with your clients and fans. In that case here's a post on HTML email template you can use. Simply copy and paste in your content.
So this is my list of photographer WordPress themes. I've spent a lot of time putting this list together and have just upated it further. All of these themes work with the current release of WordPress 3.0.1
I'm intending to add some more info on how to further help your photography blog or website. If you're interested then please leave a comment and let me know what you want to know, or learn. I'm happy to help photographers in any way I can so let me know what you need help with and I will try and answer your question in a new post. Hope this post has been helpfull.
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Please note: I am currently updating this post as you read this… new update coming very soon!