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One of the fastest growing niches on the WordPress theme marketplace is the segment for creative professionals & business. Photographers, artists, designers and anyone else is usually looking to showcase their work in a high quality, visual way. If you search the web, a multitude of templates is ready to transform your website. Due to the various opportunities, we now face a new problem: How to choose the right one?

Touching the delicate balance between aesthetics and intelligent functionality is a challenging task even for a creative person. The theme authors race to develop a beautiful portfolio that merges the high visual designs with the business branding requirements. But are these enough?

After analyzing dozens of templates, we found those particular elements necessary for a creative and interesting portfolio WordPress theme. Summarizing the most important features we have reached to seven mandatory attributes. A creative theme must come with high-quality design, parallax effects, full-width sliders, multiple portfolio layouts, integrated functionality for eCommerce, and various blog post templates.

In the ‘Most Beautiful Creative and Portfolio WordPress Themes’ collection we included responsive and retina ready WordPress templates. They also come equipped with amazing features, advanced theme options, and shortcodes capable of building a spectacular website to showcase your work in a unique way.

The Most Beautiful Creative and Portfolio WordPress Themes of 2017

1Impreza Theme Review

Impreza is a premium creative theme, developed by UpSolution, an Envato power elite author. This template is versatile, with many features that make it easily integrable in the multi-purpose category. Impreza is a nice theme if you plan to build a creative, personal blog or a portfolio website. Beautiful demos, custom header styles, grids and image sliders will give you a lovely WordPress experience. Impreza comes...

2Bridge Theme Review

Bridge is a creative multi-purpose WordPress theme released in 2014 by Qode Themes, an Envato Power Elite author. Part of an extensive portfolio, Bridge is a powerful and friendly template designed to help you create a remarkable website. With a minimal design and a top level of customization, Bridge was created to give you a great start for a professional looking website. With various features, a...

3Salient Theme Review

Last updated on September 4, 2017 Salient is a multi-purpose theme, launched in March 2013 by ThemeNectar, an Envato Power Elite author. This is an elegant theme, with various customization options and a clean code structure. ThemeNectar designed Salient as a creative and flexible template, with modern lines and extensive visual effects. The Salient theme combines strong graphics with stylish design to create a complete and...

4Uncode Theme Review

Uncode is a multi-purpose theme released in November 2015 by Undsgn, an Envato Elite author. The developers describe this template as creative, innovative and user-friendly. Based on visually appealing features and many pre-built templates called ‘concepts’ (demos), Uncode is a great theme to start your amazing website. The Uncode theme aims to be versatile, with many helpful tools and styles, defining a more visual approach....

5TheGem Theme Review

TheGem is a multi-purpose template, launched in August 2016 by Codex Themes, an Envato Elite author. Designed for both creative and business industry, it helps you create a beautiful online portfolio, multiple niche websites, and virtual stores. TheGem is packed with features, demos, styles and layouts, ready to transform any project plan into reality. A modern and minimal theme, TheGem was designed to help you...

6Kallyas Theme Review

Last updated on August 31, 2017 Kallyas is a multi-purpose theme launched in February 2013 by Hogash, an Envato power elite author. This theme has a strong, visual design powered by a flexible front-end page builder. Thanks to the multiple options and features provided, Kallyas will help you build a remarkable website. Inspired by the ancient Greek word ‘kallias’ which means ‘beauty,’ this theme brings you...

7Kalium Theme Review

Last updated on January 26, 2017 Kalium is a creative and portfolio theme, developed in April 2015 by Laborator, an Envato Power Elite author. With a considerable number of options, portfolio styles, custom elements, lightbox and hover effects, the multi-purpose category is a more suitable one to include this beautiful template in. Whatever your plan is, Kalium can be the right choice for your photography,...

8Oshine Theme Review

Last updated on September 6, 2017 Oshine is a creative multi-purpose theme released in December 2014 by Brand Exponents, an Envato Power Elite author. It is described as one of the most beautiful templates on this creative niche, with many features and pre-built demos, that will give you a starting point in developing an impressive and well-customized website. Do you like white spaces, minimal lines, and...

9Porto Theme

Porto is a responsive and eCommerce WordPress theme that is extremely customizable, and easy to use. Porto is suitable for every type of business, portfolio, blog and eCommerce websites. This template includes 25 homepage layouts and skins and comes with a huge subject variation. Porto is a flexible theme ready to work with tons of options for the header area. Multipurpose design WordPress Multisite...

10Ronneby Theme Review

Ronneby is a premium creative WordPress Theme released in June 2015 by DFDevelopment, an Envato Elite author. This beautiful corporate template was built to satisfy the desires of developers and agencies. Merging bold designs with extreme functionality, Ronneby brings stunning visual aesthetics while providing decent page loading performance for any website you plan to develop. Ronneby comes with a modern and elegant design inviting users...

11ionMag Theme Review

When it comes to describing ionMag, the first thing that comes to mind is “must-have.” Whether you’re a long-time, experienced web designer, or just a blog enthusiast and want to start sharing your passions with the world, this is surely the theme for you. ionMag is the newest addition to the tagDiv portfolio, launched in 2017, and is definitely worth being on the news...

12Stockholm

Stockholm is an attractive premium multi-purpose WordPress theme designed to help you build a business website with style. With over 40 pre-built demos ready to transform your site, Stockholm is a flexible theme which allows you to develop any website from portfolios to e-shops without too much effort. This template comes with various customizable header styles, and many of the demos' features can be easily...

13Avenue

Avenue is a responsive and creative WordPress Theme developed by Tvdathemes, an Envato Elite Author. This theme includes the Revolution Slider plugin and drag & drop Visual Composer page builder. You can change the appearance of your pages with the multiple header layouts, the theme options panel, video backgrounds, parallax, Google Fonts and other elements. Avenue could be a good choice for you to create a...

14HyperX

Hyper-X is a premium creative WordPress theme created by Royal-Flush, an Envato elite author. It has a clean and minimal design, that includes pre-built demos, to ease your building process. This template has a Live Customizer that gathers all the Hyper-X's features and gives you the possibility to visualize what you modify. Premium plugins, custom widgets, and a page builder are your primary tools if...

15Brooklyn

Brooklyn is a premium and creative WordPress theme, designed by the United Themes author. The template is a truly multi-purpose parallax with more than one layout. No matter if you use it as a photographer, traveler, web design agency, non-profit or environmental organization, SEO expert, blogger, with Brooklyn you'll have the website of your dreams. It comes with the premium drag and drop page builder -...

16Boo

Boo is a premium WordPress theme designed to be the framework of creative websites, such as blogs, eShops, photography, portfolio or others. The Boo template gives you the ability to create a great design with ease, without knowing a line of code. In this behalf, you can go through the pre-built templates and choose the one you lice. Also, you can customize your site using...

17Doyle

Doyle is a minimal WordPress Theme developed especially for business, web studios, creative agency or personal portfolio, photography, entrepreneurs, marketing, or a blogging website. It comes with multiple predefined homepages and dummy data that are ready to be installed with one click. Doyle is a responsive template which allows you to customize pages according to your preferences with various colors, typography styles and more. It...

18Photography ThemeGoods

Photography is a premium WordPress theme, designed by ThemeGoods, an Envato power elite author. This original template comes with a clean and beautiful, minimal and elegant design, suitable for Photography Creative Portfolio websites. It is built with the latest technology so that you can develop a photography portfolio website with ease. Photography has a responsive layout, so it looks great on all devices. It...

19Fusion

Fusion is a modern WordPress theme for creatives. Built for speed and SEO-ready, it’s a great theme for any site. This template is WooCommerce ready and has customized WooCommerce templates. The Fusion theme has multiple predefined demos ready to be installed if you don't want to build a website from scratch. You can customize every page with image carousels, particle animations, or change the header's layout. With AJAX loading and...

20Jevelin

A multi-purpose, mobile friendly WordPress theme for business, freelance, and private use. Designed in an up beat creative manner to suit basic and more complex website projects. With a built in WooCommerce plugin, the theme can function like a marketplace for selling items. The theme also includes Slider revolution and is SEO friendly, and has RTL compatibility options. With a powerful admin interface, this theme...

21Werkstatt

Werkstatt is a premium WordPress template developed by Fuelthemes, an Envato power elite author for creative and portfolio websites. It comes with seven different blog styles, Typekit, Google Fonts, various animation effects and more features to help you showcase your content in a beautiful website. Werkstatt has a responsive and retina ready layout allowing you to work from any device.

22Büro

Büro is a clean and modern WordPress theme suitable for agency, blog, business, portfolio, personal websites, and more. It comes with multiple predefined homepages ready to be installed. You can customize your pages starting with the header, side area and all the way to the footer. To beautify everything, you are able to add parallax effects, video and image backgrounds, change colors, fonts and add playful...

23Native Theme Review

Native is a fresh, premium WordPress theme created by DFDevelopment, an Envato Elite Author. It is designed as a one-page layout and comes packed with demos and a helpful options panel. The Native template may be a good solution if you plan to build an eShop, a creative website or a blog. Native is an elegant, responsive and retina ready template. This theme gives you...

24Roneous

Roneous is a creative multi-purpose WordPress theme with great attention to details and incredible features. Roneous is a beautiful theme built with style and great features. The template has over 25 pre-made homepages, that you can easily import and customize. It comes with the popular premium Visual Composer and Revolution Slider plugins. Also, it is compatible with the WooCommerce, WPML, Yoast SEO, and Contact...

25Kreativa

Kreativa is a new feature, rich WordPress theme for professional photographers. It includes proofing, events, full screens, portfolios, and galleries for photographers to help you create a unique website. Promoted as "some of the easy to use powerful features in the theme", Kreativa brings you a custom page builder and many features designed with attention to details. One Click Demo import with all images seen...

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Lisa Jones
Editor-in-chief of WPion. 100% passionate about WordPress, Lisa is part time web developer and part time front-end designer. With a master's degree in computer science, she is specialized in CSS, HTML, JavaScript, MySQL and PHP. Lisa uses her knowledge and experience to offer you a complete analysis of WordPress most popular themes and plugins.

4 COMMENTS

  1. TheGem is perfect for every pixel! Though, I am attracted to use Kalium for my second web, since it has so neat design for photography sites. Thanks for sharing the creative top <3

    • Brandon, Ilike very much the Gem, the demos and all in it. But i’m not sure if i will be able to create a fashion blog with it and show my creations. I have no computer skills :(…it is complicate to use it? or should i use the Kalium or other theme?

      • Dear Rose, I guess it’s ok to not having code skills.You can give TheGem a try. Me myself don’t have that much coding knowledge and I’m pretty good working with it. The documentation is really great and same are the videos! Hope it helps and sorry for my way late response ?

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