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Top 10 Free WordPress 3+ Photo Themes

My pick of the best ten free WordPress Photo themes are all built to work with WP 3+. As well as being able to change the menu and backgrounds, all have extra features built in. There is a wide range of design and layout options here such as feature post sliders and gallery views.

Even if you do not intend to blog, WordPress can be used as a very easy way to build a website without any coding knowledge.  With a little bit of learning you can easily change the colors to suit yourself and  create something unique so that your photos or artwork stand out.


Boldy Free WordPress Photo/PortfolioTheme

Theme Site Demo Download Documentation

  • Nivo Slider
  • WordPress 3.0 Menu Management Support
  • Easy to set up – Theme Options Page
  • Latest Tweets Built-in Widget
  • Built-in Pagination
  • JQuery PrettyPhoto Lightbox
  • Ajax based contact form
  • Dropdown Menu

Journal Crunch

Journal Crunch Free WordPress Photo Theme

Theme Site Live Preview Download Documentation

  • WordPress 3.0 Menu Management Support
  • Easy to set up – Theme Options Page
  • 9 Shortcodes
  • Built-in Latest Tweets Widget
  • Built-in Pagination
  • JQuery PrettyPhoto Lightbox
  • Ajax based contact form
  • Dropdown Menu


Minimatica Photo Theme

Theme Site & Download Demo

  • Clever image gallery slider supporting default photo sizes.
  • Gallery & Blog View
  • Post Thumbnails
  • Post Formats
  • Audio & Video playback
  • Clean, organized & documented code
  • Child themes can be easily built upon it
  • Support via Forum

My Corporation

MYCorporation WordPress Photo Theme

Theme Site & Download Demo

  • Minimalistic business and/or portfolio website
  • Custom post types and admin options for complete control over the homepage layout


photoria WP Photo Theme

Theme Site & Download Demo

  • SEO Options
  • Localization ready
  • jQuery Slider
  • Custom Widgets
  • WPZOOM Theme Options Panel
  • Custom Templates

Quik Gallery

Quik Gallery WordPresstheme

Theme Site & Download Demo

  • Gallery style homepage/category/search page layout using featured images
  • Built-in NivoSlider
  • Blue, green, pink or red color options.
  • Header ad spot
  • Slimmed down CSS
  • Optional Widgetized footer
  • Custom logo option

Rocket Wood

RocketWood WP Photo Theme

Theme Site & Download Demo

  • Flickr and Fancybox Integrated
  • 30+ Shortcodes
  • 14 Page Templates
  • 9 Custom Widgets
  • Custom Logo and Favicon
  • Upload a Custom Favicon
  • jQuery Drop-Down Menu
  • Working Contact Form
  • Twitter Integration

Shaken Grid (Free)

Shaken Grid Free WordPress Photo Theme

Theme Site & Download Demo

Elements are arranged vertically then horizontally according to a grid resulting in a gap-less layout even with posts of varying heights.

  • Two Color Schemes – light and dark.
  • Theme Options panel to change the color scheme, your favicon and add a stat
  • Uses CSS3 (font-face, transitions, drop shadows, rounded corners) and jQuery but displays fine in older web browsers and Internet Explorer 7+
  • Widgetized Sidebar

Simply Delicious

Free WordPress Photo Theme

Theme Site & Download Demo

  • Free blogging theme based on mmminimal.
  • Minimalistic theme features big images, clean styles and easy browsing
  • This theme heavily relies on big 640px wide images.


Tech9 Free WP Photo Theme

Theme Site & Download Demo

  • Options panel
  • Custom cufon fonts
  • Sliders
  • White/green color scheme.
  • 2column fixed layout

WP Folio

wpfolio Free WordPress Photo Theme

Theme Site Download

  • designed by artists to meet artists needs
  • minimal design that emphasizes your images (at 900px wide!)
  • Features separate design for your portfolio and a news/blog section
  • widget-ready sidebar
  • automatic rss feeds so users can subscribe to updates to your site
  • Theme Options for cusom colors and fonts
  • uses the latest web standards
  • Allows you to choose thumbnails to represent your project
  • Sample Child Theme included to keep your tweaks independent of the parent WPFolio theme.
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I am Sue Bride, a Professional Blogger, Web Developer and Internet Marketer from the Mornington Peninsula, Australia. Here I talk about tools and resources for Blogging, Social Media, Networking, Wordpress, SEO, Images and Marketing. I create Wordpress sites for charity and small business.
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  1. Posted July 9, 2011 at | Permalink


    Your post really helped me to understand the word press photo themes. It has great details and yet it is easy to understand.
    That’s what i was looking for. I will definitely share it with others.

    Thanks for sharing
    Thanks To You
    Take Care
    God Bless You

  2. Posted July 19, 2011 at | Permalink

    This themes are exactly what I am looking for. Thanks a lot. If you know how to custom them, you can do a lot more then a photo blog.

  3. Posted October 10, 2012 at | Permalink

    “Rocket Wood” is so nice theme, All theme are nice to look ,Rocket wood is so good to other. I was use it.

    B.E Distance Education

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