10 Free Photoblog WordPress Themes

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Following up from our original post on How to set up a Photo Blog, we’ve compiled a list of excellent, free photoblog and portfolio WordPress themes. Pixelpost is a good choice, but WordPress is the most popular, is easy to install and manage. and has plenty of support. So if you’re looking for a cheap solution for your long-awaited website, it’s a good solution. We’ve combed the web for the best free themes out there, and here is our final list.

Zack 990

This theme is modeled after the design of everyone’s favorite news photo blog, The Big Picture, and includes thumbnails as well. It is sidebar free, and also supports video.

Demo ~ Download

Zack 990

Auto Focus (new version)

This is a calendar-design based theme with large thumbnail previews. Our Shenzhen photo friends at Shuasile.com use this theme to nice effect, with an ongoing but not daily photo essay approach.

Demo ~ Download

Auto Focus (new version)

F8 Lite

The guys at Graph Paper Press make excellent themes specifically tailored for photographers. They even have a few free themes. From GPP: “F8 Lite can transform your site or blog into a fully functioning photography or multimedia portfolio site.”

Demo ~ Download

F8 Lite

Modularity Lite

“Modularity Lite is a free multimedia theme developed with users who appreciate visual browsing and prefer a minimal layout, with their photos and multimedia featured front and center.” There are many more free themes available from GPP, check them out here.

Demo ~ Download

Modularity Lite

Grainfinder

This is a very basic one-photo-per-page theme that features exif data and comments below, which is good for your viewers and site interactivity. If you’re after simplicity, this is a good bet.

Demo ~ Download

Grainfinder

Photo Biyori

This is a simple and clean single photo theme with thumbnail navigation below. Default image size is only 500px, which you’ll probably want to make larger.

Demo ~ Download

Photo Biyori

Shutter Bug

Here’s another clean and simple theme with a light and dark color scheme option.

Demo ~ Download

Shutter Bug

Xyloid

This is a good looking, clean theme anchored by a black background and an AJAX powered front page – which I personally think makes a lot of sense for photoblogs, as the entire page doesn’t need to reload for each image. Nice reflection of each image too.

Demo ~ Download

Xyloid

Viewport

Here’s a theme based around a sliding photo pane on the front page which link into your posts. Pretty slick, and ideal if you want to tell longer photo stories beyond just one image.

Demo ~ Download

Viewport

Grace

Here’s a beautiful theme which reminds me of GPP’s Modularity, but with a different color scheme, some graphic flare, and thumbnail navigation.

Demo ~ Download

Grace

Stay tuned for an upcoming collection of 10 great free photography portfolio wordpress themes!

And if you’re looking for high quality themes that cost a bit of money, here are a few good bets:

WordPress Photography Themes

WordPress Themes for Photographers

Graph Paper Press Themes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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