I hope you enjoyed my 7 Free WordPress Themes for your Portfolio Site list. Well, I’m back with a new list of themes for you to check out. This time around I’m talking about premium ($$$) WordPress themes. So what’s the difference between free and premium? The biggest difference is support. Even thought WP has a gallery of free themes from you to choose from, over time some of them will become outdated.
With a premium theme you know that there is someone or a team of developers that will work to make sure that theme you purchased works well with the latest and greatest WP release. Many of them have support forums where you can find help if you run into a problem. And to keep with my theme of starting your business for under $100, I search for some great themes that won’t break the bank.
7 Premium WordPress Themes for your Portfolio Site
#1 – MyResume
$39 | Demo
This theme is a great start when building your online presence. What’s better than having online resume? The MyResume theme is simple, clean and comes with 5 different background options. The best thing about ElegantThemes is that you can get unlimited access to not only this particular theme but their entire collection for just $39.
#2 – PortfolioTheme
$69 | Demo
Choose PortfolioTheme as a way to showcase your work in a clean professional way. It comes with a nice big gallery slider on the home that allows you to display video as well as photos. It puts more focus on your work than the site design.
#3 – Minimum Child Theme
$79.95 | Demo
What are child themes? A child theme is a copy of a parent theme, that allows you to modify, or add to, the functionality of that parent theme without touch the parent theme. The Minimum is nice, clean and simple and is a great option if you want to have one site for your portfolio and blog.
#4 – Freelance
$79.95 | Demo
The name of this theme is perfect alone but once you see Freelance in action you just might fall in love with it. It give you a professional business site with the blog being optional. It’s just how I like my theme, very clean and simple.
#5 – Spicy Theme
$35 | Demo
I like the layout of this theme and I believe with a difference color palette it will be great. It comes with 14 different ones and if you go with this theme I would recommend one of the lighter ones, either style 4 or 12. Also the different style for your portfolio section is great.
#6 – Looseleaf
$35 | Demo
I pick the LooseLeaf Theme for it’s many features. Be sure to check out the testimonial, pricing, and portfolio page layouts. This theme will allow you to not only have a blog but a fully functional site that you can easy set up and sell your services from. It’s been recently updated to work with WordPress 3.2.
#7 – Halo
$30 | Demo
If you haven’t notice I tried to pick very simple and clean layouts because this would let your portfolio work be the main focus. Halo is no exception. It life up to this description as being a very stunning theme. You can choose from a scrolling, single view, or gallery format for your portfolio section. I can’t fail to mention the cool photo slider on the home page.
I hope you found this list helpful. I would love to know how you freelance journey is coming along.