Last week I posted 10 Ways to Start your Freelance Web or Graphic Design Business for under $100. The first option I talked about was having an online presence via your portfolio site or through blogging. Today I want to help you get started with a couple of WordPress Themes suggestions. First up the free themes.
7 Free WordPress Themes for your Portfolio Site
#1 – MYgRID2
This theme is great with its clean and minimal layout. The focus can be on your great portfolio.
#2 – WP-Creativix
This theme is good to use either as a business site or just for your portfolio. It has down-down menu and a featured content slider on the home page.
#3 – Showcase
Want to go a little fancier with your theme and still keeping it free, then check out this theme. It comes with a featured content slider so you can show off your latest work.
#4 – MiniCard
The MiniCard Theme makes me think of the old style Business Card Rolodex. It allows you to link to all of your social networking profiles as well as fully functional portfolio site. This theme is free but there is a premium version that comes with a butt load of extras such as several theme variations and support.
#5 – Beauty & Clean
I think this one is my favorite. It’s name says it all Beauty & Clean. It even has three different options for your portfolio section. The free version is great but there’s also a paid version with even more features and free support.
#6 – Work-A-Holic
Work-a-holic is a free premium WordPress theme from Graph Paper Press. It has a nice minimal layout and was design with artist, photographers, and designers in mind.
#7 – SimpleFolio
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SimpleFolio is a simple and clean portfolio WordPress theme released on Smashing Magazine. It’s best featured is the you can exclude your portfolio post from your blog posts. At the moment a live demo of this theme is not available. The developer is currently working on a new version but you can still view screen shots and get a copy via the download link above.
Stay tune I am finalizing my recommendations for the premium themes.