Best WordPress Themes for Photographers (Compared)


Best WordPress Themes for Photographers (Compared)
Best WordPress Themes for Photographers (Compared)

If you are a passionate photographer who is looking for the right platform for showcasing great photos, then creating a photography website with WordPress may be the best option. With the help of WordPress theme, you can easily launch a professional photography website and share photos in a meaningful way.

As of today, WordPress is the most popular website building platform in the world, used by over 30% of websites. However, it is worth noting that there are two types of WordPress platforms: WordPress.org and WordPress.com. WordPress.com is a three-party hosted platform that offers limited customization options; WordPress.org is a self-hosted platform that allows you to use an unlimited number of themes and plugins, so you need to create photography websites on the self-hosted WordPress.org platform. For more information, you can check out our full comparison between WordPress.com and WordPress.org.

To create a photography website in WordPress.org, you need a domain name and a web hosting account. A domain name is the address of a website on the Internet, such as Google.com or thatmy.com; web hosting, on the other hand, is the location where the website's content and files are stored online. If you are not familiar with WordPress, you can follow the step-by-step guide on how to create a WordPress website.

Before we start, please don't miss our recommendations of the best and most popular WordPress themes store. Now, let's move on and check out these handpicked best WordPress photography themes.

1. Oshine

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Oshine is a creative and versatile theme for building online websites for photographers, freelancers and creative agencies, and with a highly intuitive visual page editor you can create any web page as easily as a professional.

This theme includes over 40 beautiful demo sites and 100 preset sample pages, ready for immediate use with a single click installation. oshine was designed with the professional photographer in mind, with a modern and elegant look, a wonderful slider, rotating components, password protected galleries and much more.

To make your website unique, Oshine allows unlimited layout possibilities, full control over colors and layout, multiple header styles, and unlimited menu styles.

2. Divi

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Divi is one of the most powerful and popular WordPress themes ever made and can help you create any kind of website, including photography.

With the visual Divi Builder plugin, you can create anything you can imagine with a simple drag-and-drop interface. Among the plugins used to build photography websites are 46 beautiful content elements, including galleries, portfolios, sliders, and more.

This theme comes with more than 20 amazing preset typography and options, and you can also find Divi layouts and supported themes on the Internet. In addition, it features a large number of header and footer options that allow you to create unique designs for your site. In short, Divi offers unlimited customization possibilities through a simple interface that allows even beginners to create beautiful and stunning results.

3. Photography

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This is a popular WordPress photography theme and the best-selling photography theme in the ThemeForest marketplace that comes with a full set of fully-featured site building tools to help you create top-notch modern photography websites and then professionally display the photos and make money by selling them.

Photography features more than 70 preset photo gallery and portfolio templates, 9 thumbnail hover effects, 2 lightbox plugins, plus multiple setting options to protect your gallery passwords, photo proofs, profile pages, customer privacy, and other modules.

Finally, you also get 24 predefined demos covering both white and dark skins, each with the ability to import in one click, so you can launch a full-fledged photography site in minutes.

4. Novo

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Novo is an excellent WordPress theme for photographers, bloggers, agencies, photo studios and other groups that can help you quickly build a professional photography website. It's very easy to use - you can configure theme options and adjust the design as needed without writing any code or hiring a developer.

This theme has powerful photo protection options, including password protection, right-click protection, automatic watermarking and more, features that help you protect your photos for professional use and prevent them from being copied and stolen.

In addition, you can easily sell your photos on the site since Novo has a fully functional e-commerce option. To quickly launch your new photography website, you can import one of the preset demos and then customize it to meet your own specific needs.

5. Photocrati

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Photocrati is a powerful photography theme with a fully responsive design, packed with tons of amazing features that allow you to showcase your photos online.

This theme includes more than 60 initial designs, built-in gallery modules, e-commerce features, SEO (search engine optimization) tools, social media integration, and unlimited customization options. You can create beautiful galleries and then manage them with eCommerce options, custom thumbnails, lightbox effects, slide shows, and other professional tools.

You can also get multiple widget areas for further customization of the site. In addition, the font, size, color, spacing and other parameters in the theme can be easily adjusted, so designing a beautiful website becomes a snap.

6. Ultra

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Themify Ultra is another powerful and flexible WordPress theme that allows you to create a wide variety of online websites, including agency, photography, wedding, restaurant, fitness, e-commerce and more, and also provides perfect support for single page websites.

The built-in Themify Builder is one of the most popular drag-and-drop page editors on the market, allowing you to easily design a beautiful and modern website. The theme offers dozens of preset theme demos and over 60 design layouts, and you can import them with just one click. The photography demos feature stunning sliders, galleries, and animation effects, which are perfect for stylish photography websites.

7. Neve

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Neve is a great WordPress photography theme with a full-width layout and custom header images. You can add text, taglines, call-to-action buttons and other elements to the header, and it also includes a navigation menu and a custom logo.

The theme section allows you to showcase a beautiful photography portfolio, a blank area allows you to add an about us section with text and images, plus you can use a custom widget to display your own address.

This theme is highly compatible with all popular drag-and-drop page editors, is fully responsive and optimized for performance and speed.

8. Uncode

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Uncode is one of the most popular premium themes in the ThemeForest marketplace, and sales have continued to rise since its launch, with an average of 5-star user reviews. You can use this theme to create any type of website, including photography or photo blog sites.

Create any design type you need by bundling it with the famous drag-and-drop editor WPBakery Page Builder, which offers intuitive drag-and-drop options. In addition, you get other premium plugins such as Slider Revolution, LayerSlider, iLightbox and more for creating sliders and lightbox galleries.

Out of the box over 40 pre-designed demo sites are included, each with a unique design concept that allows you to import and start building photography sites immediately with a single click.

9. Wiso Photography

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It's a creative WordPress photography theme with 34 fully functional demos and 95 albums and galleries that you can import into your site with one click and then customize - replacing dummy data with your own content.

Wiso Photography offers some advanced photography site features such as gallery proofing, download support, adding watermarks, creating PDF documents, and more, and lets you easily create client pages, recent events, booking calendars, and more.

Not only is it performance optimized and SEO (search engine optimization) friendly, you can also sell products by creating a store module or directly from the portfolio page.

10. Clayton

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Simple and elegant in appearance, Clayton comes with a series of customizable templates that can be downloaded from the popular theme marketplace ThemeForest.

Managing albums with Clayton is as easy as writing a post, and for further tweaking you can also install a free plugin called Grids - the equivalent of a layout builder, created by the development team behind the Clayton theme.

11. Impreza

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Impreza is a premium theme for building versatile websites and one of the best-selling and most acclaimed WordPress themes on ThemeForest, by integrating with popular plugins WPBakery Visual Page Builder, Revolution Slider, Visual Composer Ultimate Addons deep integration, it allows you to easily create any type of site, including beautiful photography sites.

The theme comes with several pre-designed demo sites, so if you want a site similar to the demo, you can import the data with one click and quickly get started with customization. In addition, Impreza features 17 portfolio grid styles, unlimited sliders, and advanced header/footer options to truly create a unique website.

12. Framed

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Framed is a beautiful WordPress theme designed for photographers, with 7 amazing demo templates that can be imported and customized with one click. The various demos are made for different types of photographers, including fashion, food, events, conferences, travel and weddings.

This theme offers advanced options for customer relationship management and creating customer accounts so that guests can access their own galleries using a username and password. The gallery has different styles such as grid, waterfall, horizontal, full screen layouts, and different creative sliders.

With deep integration with the WooCommerce plugin, you can create stores and sell photos. There is also Flickr and Instagram integration, so you can display photos directly from your Instagram or Flickr account.

13. Photosy

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Photosy comes with dozens of beautiful templates that can help you create beautiful photography websites. You get a clean and easy-to-use drag-and-drop custom interface that can be adjusted and redesigned without writing any code.

With the help of this theme, you can use the built-in slider, advanced article layout, portfolio layout, header and footer, and fully configure the typography using Google Fonts, as well as change various options including font color, size, line height, etc.

More than 30 custom content elements and blocks are already included and can be used anywhere on the site, ideal for creating photography websites.

14. Kreativa

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Kreativa is a feature-rich and amazing WordPress theme that offers various advanced features such as horizontal and vertical menus, full-screen slide shows, image and photo galleries, AJAX pointers and more to help you create a professional photography website.

In addition, this theme comes bundled with other photography features, such as photo proofing, client management, lightbox effects, gallery thumbnail hovering, etc. To add more personalization, you can also get Revolution Slider, Yoast SEO, WPML, WooCommerce and some other powerful plugins.

A built-in page editor is also included, so it enables you to create content in a simpler way and design sites by mixing and arranging drag-and-drop elements.

15. Astra

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Astra is a perfect choice for photographers who like vibrant colors and remarkable effects WordPress themes. This theme is integrated with the powerful Elementor page editor plugin to design a variety of highly creative pages for photography websites.

Astra is responsive and fits all screen sizes, including smartphones, tablets, laptops and desktops. It also comes with preset options for displaying web services, and beautiful templates for displaying portfolios.

By being fully compatible with WooCommerce, you can also sell your photos on the web and turn your photography website into an online store.

16. Solstice

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Solstice is a simple but beautiful WordPress theme for photographers and bloggers. Its best feature is the neat and clean homepage layout with stunning slideshow display, Featured Pages, sidebar widgets, and social icons in the footer.

Looks great on all devices and screens thanks to full responsiveness and retina readiness. With the WordPress Customizer builder, you can define every element on your website using the live preview, and the whole design process is easy and fast.

In addition, you can use options such as custom colors, Google fonts, multiple header layouts, and more to make your site stand out. To display artwork online, you can use a neat grid layout, portfolio layout that includes filtering options, or other custom rendering options.

17. Nova

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Nova is an easy-to-use premium WordPress theme that comes with a set of standard features that allow you to create any type of website, including corporate sites, portfolios or photography sites.

This theme has a clean and beautiful gallery layout to display your projects in a grid. You can display a portfolio with sidebars (customizable size) and also protect certain items on the site with a password. With its 100% responsive web design, Nova displays perfectly on all devices. To help you design your online site more easily, the development team also provides a theme options panel, shortcodes and a range of page templates.

18. Moone

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Moone is a creative WordPress photography theme with a gorgeous design and rich features, by integrating with the popular Elementor page editor so that you can design every aspect of your website using drag-and-drop operations.

The theme comes with 3 different homepage layouts that look eye-catching, and if you like any of them, it can be installed with a single click and then customized to meet specific needs. The photo gallery contains a variety of different types: waterfall, grid, full width and slider. In addition, Moone has advanced typography, high-speed performance, and a powerful header editor that allows you to give full play to your creativity.

19. Infinite

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If you like infinite scrolling design, then Themify Infinite is an ideal choice. It is a beautiful responsive WordPress theme where photographers can share all kinds of interesting stories through full-size large photos.

The theme is built with the powerful Themify Builder page editor to ensure easy customization for users without any coding skills. You can add floating headers, mega menus, fixed sidebars, custom share buttons and other elements to make the story more engaging.

Infinite has full WooCommerce support, so you can create stores and sell products on your website.

20. Avada

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Avada is one of the best-selling WordPress themes ever in the ThemeForest marketplace and has also been successful in maintaining a 5-star user rating. Built with the powerful Fusion Builder, this multipurpose theme is suitable for any type of website. For photography sites, Avada offers grid and waterfall gallery layouts, image hover effects, and many other customization options.

With over 40 amazing preset demos out of the box, you can choose one of the demos, install it on your own site with one click, and a brand new site is ready to go.

21. Enfold

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Enfold is another best-selling and versatile premium theme that allows you to create websites for different niches, including corporate, photography, portfolio, freelance. With a wide range of features and rich customization options, you can build any type of website you like.

This theme is optimized for speed, so it loads faster and helps make a good impression on your audience base. With a fully responsive design, your website content looks great on all devices (including smartphones, tablets, laptops, desktops).

To make your website look more professional, Enfold provides options to build stunning slideshows, portfolio pages and AJAX images, plus comes with several fully functional photography demos that can be installed instantly with just one click.

22. Highend

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Highend is a popular and versatile photography theme and one of the best-selling WordPress themes on the MOJO Marketplace, suitable for creating a wide variety of online websites, including blogs, stores, landing pages, photography or portfolios.

This theme comes with dozens of professionally designed demo sites, all of which you can quickly install and then start using with ease. The famous WPBakery Page Builder, Revolution Slider, Layer Slider, Essential Grid and other premium plugins have been included, which add excellent features to the theme and further help you create professional photography websites.

23. Pinhole

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Designed for creative photographers, Pinhole has all the different gallery styles and typography options that photographers need so that you can showcase beautiful photos and provide professional photography services. In addition, you can easily set up restricted client logins, image downloads, photo proofing and more.

With the included 8 stylish demos and over 30 gallery layouts, you can easily design your own photography website.

24. Shape

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If you want to showcase your latest works and projects through images, Shape is a good choice, a beautiful photography theme that helps you create online websites and share photos on the Internet.

The Shape theme has a clean and modern design, smooth transitions, and a complete feature pack that includes a gallery with filters, Ajax contact form, Google Maps with drag-and-drop support, and more, plus you can customize the logo, background images, social sharing options, and shortcodes for designing your website.

25. BeTheme

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BeTheme is another one of the best-selling WordPress themes in the ThemeForest marketplace, powerful enough to be used for creating all types of websites. A large number of preset sites are easily installed with one click, and each demo is carefully designed with love and care to present a professional artistic look. To create a photography website, you can import one of the demos, then customize it and get started.

This theme is light and fast, even with a lot of images, your site can load quickly.

26. Creativo

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This is a versatile WordPress theme for creatives that allows you to create photography websites, as well as various other site types for blogs, weddings, fitness, lifestyle, etc. Creativo includes 3 premium WordPress plugins: WPBakery Page Builder, Revolution Slider and LayerSlider, with the help of these plugins' specific features, you can easily create a first-class browsing experience.

Dozens of fully functional demo sites are already built in and can be imported instantly with just one click, after which, using the visual page editor, you can adjust various parts of the site, drag and drop elements, and design the layout.

27. KALLYAS

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KALLYAS is a creative and versatile theme built with the powerful Visual Builder, offering unlimited design possibilities and a delightful website building experience. You can simply drag and drop elements and click to edit them, with over 100 pre-built elements enough to fit any online website.

With KALLYAS, you'll get over 60 amazing preset demos, change the content after one-click installation, and the site will be ready in minutes. For professional photography websites, you get a variety of sliders, multiple portfolio layouts, and then use the powerful features to create a unique finished product.

28. Exposure

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Exposure is ideal if you want to build a website and get the spotlight on it. It is a wonderfully responsive photography theme that enables you to present your website content with beautiful photos.

This theme comes with 2 built-in sliders for creating beautiful slideshows, you can showcase the most beautiful pieces on the sliders to attract users' attention, and to further customize the look of your website, Exposure also offers options to change colors and fonts. Best of all, you can use the drag-and-drop editor to adjust any content on your site. For beginners, there are also a bunch of built-in page layouts that allow for selection and modification from them.

29. Brooklyn

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Brooklyn is a versatile WordPress theme, perfect for photography as well as other types of websites. The preset demo boasts over 40, fully functional, all installable and usable with one click in order to get you up and running with your website quickly.

You get a powerful admin panel where you can configure all the theme's settings and get started immediately without any coding knowledge. In addition, this theme features advanced portfolio layouts and options, including rotations, grids, multi-column layouts, header positions, and more.

30. Gleam

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This is a uniquely styled WordPress theme for creative photographers with gorgeous animation effects and smooth Ajax loading technology to provide a unique browsing experience. With Gleam, you can set a different background image for each page of your website.

To make your portfolio photos look great, Gleam allows the use of full-width styles, and the gallery and blog sections are presented in the same beautiful way. With full responsiveness and retina-readiness, your site will fit nicely on any device or screen.

31. Solene

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Solene is a well-designed theme that provides photographers with photo-specific layouts and password protection for your images, thus preventing others from using them for free. The time-honored design and dozens of gallery layouts and sliders make this theme perfect for wedding photography, fashion photography, photo studios and other industries.

Perfect compatibility with WooCommerce makes it a quick start option for photography e-commerce sites, and because it is built using modern coding standards, Solene is fully responsive and displays perfectly on any device. There are also more than 800 font styles and color switching features that allow you to adjust every aspect of your website to your liking.

32. Salient

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Salient is a responsive multipurpose theme that allows you to build websites like an expert. With over 20 fully functional demo sites and 250 well-designed page templates, even beginners will be able to get started quickly.

You get over 500 shortcodes, over 3500 vector icons, unlimited colors, over 800 Google fonts, and numerous configuration options to customize the look of your website. In addition, this theme has many header layouts for setting the style of the header section of your website.

33. Zephyr

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Zephyr is a clean and elegant WordPress theme that can help you launch a beautiful photography blog website. Out of the box, more than 30 homepage layouts, 10+ header styles, and multiple gallery options allow you to choose any design and each one looks professionally literate. To customize the look and feel, the theme also offers a front-end customizer that allows you to change each option with a live preview.

The gallery component offers single column, 2 columns, 3 columns, and 4 columns to choose from, and you can also add slideshows to share photos on your blog.

34. Elegant

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This is a sophisticated WordPress theme created by Themify that is versatile and can be used to build blogs, portfolios, corporate sites or photography websites.

Elegant is crafted with the most streamlined design and great attention to typography to make your posts look neat and organized. The portfolio includes waterfall and grid layouts with filter features and stylish thumbnail effects in order to keep your photos beautifully rendered. To let you change the look quickly, Elegant has six color skins to choose from, and to change everything from the header to the footer, you can use the intuitive theme customization panel.

35. Eclipse

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Eclipse is an elegant theme made for photography and blogging purposes, with a smooth and responsive layout that displays all pages, photos and galleries perfectly, regardless of screen resolution and size.

This theme includes gallery templates and portfolio posts to showcase your photography and artwork in a spirited way. The standard blog template allows you to add photos to it, as well as use featured images, or use the full-screen widget to display the latest Instagram photos. If you wish to sell photos or any other products, it is easy to create a store page and start selling.

36. Narcos

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Narcos is a versatile creative theme developed by Tesla Themes with 6 amazing demo templates for creating simple corporate sites, freelance sites, portfolios and photography sites. For photography sites, you can get multiple portfolio page options and also beautifully showcase all kinds of videos.

The theme is optimized for speed, cross-browser compatible, and social media and localization are in place.

37. Stack

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This is a stylish theme inspired by Windows 8 Metro design, perfect for showcasing your portfolio (design and photography), e-commerce or corporate website.

The theme comes with a built-in Tiles plugin that allows you to create waterfall layouts to showcase your latest work. There are also post filters, various post formats, and layout options for the portfolio section. If you want to sell photos or any other products, it's easy to do so with the full support of WooCommerce.

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