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If you are planning to build a portfolio website of your own or for your client, free WordPress portfolio themes are probably the most convenient option available. Since a WordPress theme provides you an overall design for your website, it’s almost half work done in the website making task. Once you choose a theme for your project, all you need to do is to feed quite an impressive content and customize it so that it looks unique and extraordinary to others.

Using a free WordPress theme has multiple advantages like saving money, options to upgrade to its premium version (most of the free WordPress themes have premium versions) etc. Having said that, free themes are always suspected of being low quality and not having all the features required for a professional website but that’s not completely true. Over the years, we have seen awesome free WordPress themes on the web as the contrition by the WP geeks around the globe. However, I am not making a statement that all the free themes are worth a use – you need to do a thorough research before selecting one. It’s not that easy to pick a quality theme out of the hundreds of thousands of themes on the web.

Keeping that fact in consideration, I have tried to put together the best free portfolio themes for WordPress which will help you create an exciting portfolio website. Since the corporate world today is highly dominated by the online information system, it’s crucial to have an online portfolio for every professional. If you don’t have one, it’s never late. Just pick any one from my handpicked list of free portfolio WP themes and start making it right away.

And, the list goes this way:

ScrollMe

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User experience is one of the crucial things that matters to make your website stand out of the crowd. A website messed up with too much of unorganized content, too much of clicks scattered everywhere compels the visitors to quickly quit the site. If your portfolio site is not impressive enough, there is no reason people keep sticking to your site. That is how you lose the interest of your potential employer or corporate partner.

Since UX is very important, webmasters are focused on creating software from the best UX perspective. ScrollMe is one of them which provides a wonderful scrolling experience, like never before in a free WordPress theme. It is a horizontal scrolling WordPress theme that lets you navigate through the complete site just in a few clicks. All the site content is organized beautifully on some horizontal slides/ sections that scroll to show up the beautiful site content. It is a perfect theme for a portfolio website whereas it is suitable for multiple purposes.

Main features of ScrollMe:

  • Horizontal scrolling theme
  • Fully responsive design
  • Homepage sliders
  • Multiple page layouts
  • SEO friendly and fast loading

Details/ Download         Demo

Llorix One Lite

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Parallax scrolling design dominated the WordPress design trend the past one year and it will continue to rule until there comes something more amazing than this. The animated background scrolls beautifully as you move the scroll mouse button, which never fails to impress the site visitors. There are a number of free themes in the WordPress theme repository which are built in parallax scrolling design. Llorix One Lite is one of them.

It is simple, yet elegant with a clean bootstrap based design and cool parallax effect. The theme is built with awesome powerful WordPress plugins like WooCommerce, WPML, bbPress, Photo Gallery Grid, Contact form 7, Meta Slider, Jetpack, etc. The beautiful responsive design of the theme makes your site content look great on any device. It is a great theme for your portfolio – you will impress people.

Main features of Llorix One Lite:

  • Responsive design
  • Parallax scrolling
  • User-friendly
  • Browser compatibility
  • Localization ready

Details/ Download       Demo

West

west

Like I stated earlier, parallax scrolling design is the trending in the town. Here is yet another parallax WordPress theme West. West has really and easy to use and simple design that lets you create a pleasing impression on the site visitors. Since it is elegant and clean, it is a great theme for creating a portfolio website.

West theme is fully responsive that looks stunning on all the devices including desktops, laptops, tablets, smartphones, and small mobile phones. The theme offers you limitless customization options with the live composer, and typography and color options further allow you to create a website of your style.

Main features of West:

  • Responsive design
  • Live Composer integrated
  • Translation ready
  • Built with HTML5 and CSS3
  • Header options

Details/ Download       Demo

The Monday

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Like your weekdays begin on the Monday, The Monday theme is the right theme to start a professional website of your own. One page design with the sticky menu is the main feature of the theme that makes it look different from any other theme. The menus at the bottom of the first section of the homepage are something you have not seen in any other theme. The wonderful parallax effect is the another exciting feature of the theme.

The Monday theme is completely built on customizer tool with which you can live preview every change you make in the design of the website. It is a fully responsive so that your site content is sure to look great on both large and small screens. It is optimized for SEO and speed. Since it has all the features you need for a portfolio, it is a theme to start up your portfolio website.

Main features of The Monday:

  • Customizer Based
  • Responsive and beautiful design
  • Sticky menu
  • Parallax effect
  • Flexible

Details/ Download       Demo

Zincy Lite

zincy-lite

Zincy Lite is simple, minimal and beautiful. The theme is created to provide the basic and minimal features, ensuring the simple and easy to use interface. Zincy Lite is super-easy, people with no coding knowledge can easily create a perfect portfolio on their own. It has a completely responsive design and support to all the major web browsers.

Zincy Lite features a WordPress Live Customizer. With the help of Customizer tool, you can instantly customize most of the theme settings easily. Zincy Lite is ready for WooCommerce and many other custom plugins for additional functionality.

Main features of Zincy Lite:

  • Multiple layout options
  • Unlimited color settings
  • Access to Google fonts
  • Custom logo/ favicon option
  • Category and post slider options

Details/ Download       Demo

Emmet Lite

emmet-lite

Emmet Lite is a clean and responsive WordPress theme to showcase your previous work beautifully. It has an amazing layout that suits multiple business niches as well as a portfolio website. Emmet Lite is built with WordPress Customizer, which allows you to build blocks, change theme colors, manage widgets and see the changes in the real time. It is a great way to create a website.

The theme has a responsive design which will automatically adapt to any screen size or quality and your site content will look perfect. It is compatible with all the major WordPress plugins like WooCommerce, bbPress, BuddyPress, etc.

Main features of Emmet Lite:

  • Responsive design
  • Unlimited colors
  • Classic and grid layouts
  • Visual page builder
  • Contact and subscription forms

Details/ Download        Demo

SimpleShift

SimpleShift

SimpleShift is another beautiful one-page WordPress theme for creating a portfolio website. The sticky menu and parallax effect are the major attractions of the theme. Like its name, it is simple and easy to use theme – anyone with or without coding knowledge can create a complete portfolio that looks like a professional portfolio.

SimpleShift has a fully responsive design that fits perfectly on all devices or any size. It features featured post section, about us layout, testimonial, team, news, contact etc., all in a stylish way. To let you connect to your social media followers, it is integrated with multiple social media.

Main features of SimpleShift:

  • Responsive design
  • One page design
  • Contact forms
  • Social media integrated
  • Easy to use

Details/ Download       Demo

Venture

venture

Venture is a beautiful one-page WordPress theme with smooth scrolling navigation. Graceful parallax effects throughout the theme help you keep the site visitors engaged. Fully responsive layout of the theme adapts well to any screen size and across the major web browsers. It is ready for mobile devices and high-quality displays as well.

The theme has social media icons beautifully placed on the header to allow your users connect with your social media accounts. It has an awesome layout for a call to action, about, teams and news sections. It is SEO friendly and optimized for speed. Venture is simply a great theme for an awesome portfolio.

Main features of Venture:

  • Clean and beautiful design
  • One-page design
  • Parallax backgrounds
  • Social media friendly
  • Contact forms

Details/ Download       Demo

Virtue

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Virtue is a versatile and powerful WordPress theme with a lot of premium-like features. The theme is multipurpose – suitable for portfolio, business, eCommerce or personal blogging websites. It is built with validated HTML5, CSS3 and powerful responsive framework from Bootstrap. It is fully responsive –looks amazing on any device.

Virtue theme features beautiful sliders, custom fonts, shop layout, multiple blog layouts and featured projects. Virtue theme is highly customizable and customizing theme is very easy. Even the beginners can easily customize the theme and create a complete portfolio.

Main features of Virtue:

  • Powerful theme options
  • Responsive design
  • Social media
  • Blog and portfolio layouts
  • E-commerce ready

Details/ Download         Demo

Kraft Lite

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Kraft Lite is a multipurpose theme which is suitable for multiple website niches like businesses, photography, eCommerce, blogging along with portfolio website. It has a neat and clean layout that has a touch of beauty and care. It is a great theme to feature your previous work in an impressive way. It is compatible with WooCommerce and many other powerful WP plugins.

It is a responsive theme which is compatible with any device. It lets you add sidebars any side, both sides or remove them as per your wish. It has beautiful page templates for about us, blog, portfolio, testimonial, contact us etc, each created with a lot of care.

Main features of Kraft Lite:

  • Fully responsive theme
  • WooCommerce compatible
  • Multiple blog layouts
  • Compatible with Nextgen gallery
  • Social media integrated

Details/ Download         Demo

Sydney

sydney

Sydney is simply an amazing WordPress theme. It has a clean and beautiful design, which is sure to give a pleasing experience to the website visitors. Cool parallax backgrounds and awesome scrolling will amuse the site users and keep them sticking to it. It is fully responsive –ready for mobile devices as well.

Sydney features powerful theme options and a higher level of customization possibilities easily. It is easy to add and manage the home page blocks so as to make it look great. It provides you an access to Google fonts – choose a bold and beautiful font from 600 Google fonts available.

Main features of Sydney:

  • Slider or static header image
  • Social menu
  • Browser support
  • Translation ready
  • Beautiful blog template

Details/ Download       Demo

AccessPress Lite

AccessPress-lite

AccessPres Lite is a beautiful WordPress theme that suits for multiple purposes. It looks great for portfolio websites, business, testimonial, magazine etc. It has a neat and clean design which will help you create an impressive portfolio. It is built with powerful theme options panel – easily configure theme settings and create a site like you want.

AccessPress Lite is responsive which scales perfectly on all devices. It features feature post option, multiple page layouts, about us, services, events and news, testimonials, blog, contact us, and a stylish portfolio page template. The footer allows you to add Twitter feeds, recent blogs, and contact details.

Main features of AccessPress Lite:

  • Beautiful multipurpose theme
  • Powerful theme options
  • Sidebars
  • Beautiful sliders
  • SEO optimized

Details/ Download       Demo

Zerif Lite

zerif-lite

Zerif Lite is a powerful WodPress theme built with clean and validated code. Zerif Lite features a beautiful parallax scrolling design, sticky menu, and fully scalable responsive design. It offers an advanced level of customization opportunities, allowing users a complete freedom to create a site of their imagination.

Zerif Lite is easy to use – customize the theme completely without touching a single line of code. It features an awesome contact form layout, beautiful footer section, blog and shop page template. The theme is a great pick for creating a professional portfolio.

Main features of Zerif Lite:

  • Fully responsive
  • Built-in contact form
  • Fast loading
  • Parallax backgrounds
  • Team and testimonial section on homepage

Details/ Download         Demo

OnePress

OnePress

OnePress is a modern theme built in one-page technology. It is creative and highly flexible, letting users customize most of the theme settings easily with live WordPress Customizer. OnePress is responsive and compatible with all the modern website browsers. Smooth parallax effect of the theme can make anyone fall in love with it.

OnePress is SEO optimized – your portfolio site is sure to stand out of the crowd and rank higher in the search engine result pages. In addition, speed optimization also does affect the user experience. It is ready for localization –translate into any language you want.

Main features of OnePress:

  • Responsive layout
  • WooCommerce support
  • Custom page templates
  • Full-screen sliders
  • HTML5 and CSS3

Details/ Download        Demo

Grow

grow

If you want to grow yourself, your business or career, Grow is a perfect theme. With Grow theme, you can instantly create a professional looking portfolio website. Grow is 100% responsive that looks amazing on all devices. Grow features full-width sliders and awesome features.

Grow theme is SEO friendly and social media friendly. Connect your social media accounts to your WP website and keep your site visitors engaged all the time. It is retina ready theme – optimized for HD display screens.

Main features of Grow:

  • Responsive layout
  • 10 widgets
  • Social media icons
  • Slider options
  • Custom logo options

Details/ Download         Demo

Wimpie Lite

wimpie-lite

Wimpie Lite is powerful and feature-rich free WordPress theme. It is suitable for small businesses, entrepreneurs, bloggers as well as portfolio websites. It is user-friendly and lightweight theme – users will love it, so do the search engine bots. Create an impressive portfolio website and build a strong online presence.

Wimpie Lite features access to Google fonts, unlimited color setting, custom logo/ favicon upload, category slider, blog layout, translation ready, SEO friendly etc. It is compatible with all the major web browsers, and major plugins like WooCommerce, bbPress etc.

Main features of Wimpie Lite:

  • Responsive design
  • WordPress customizer
  • Custom widgets
  • Multiple page templates
  • Carousel logo slider

Details/ Download         Demo

Wrapping Up

The themes listed in this post are carefully handpicked however, I still recommend you to go through an in-depth research before switching into your project. Take a careful look at the demo, features and support offered by the theme company before you pick up one.

If you have already used any of these themes, let us know your experience. Feel free to write in if you want to add any theme to this list.

  • Alexandra STan

    Hello,
    I’m Alexandra and i am part of the ThemeIsle team and i wanted to thank you for including Llorix One Lite and Zerif Lite into your article. We greatly appreciate it.
    Cheers!

  • All are Very beautiful themes and also the way of explanation is very nice.

  • Brad Bush

    This collection really has diverse WordPress themes. I really like that there are minimalist themes as well. Even though they look great. I would like you to take a look at another free amazing portfolio theme named Probit.

    • Really appreciate your recommendation. Thanks for sharing!