A Photoblog (or photolog, or phlog) is a form of photo sharing and publishing in the format of a blog. It differs from a blog through the predominant use of and focus on photographs rather than text. Photo blogs are designed primarily to showcase photographs or logos or even artworks. They are easy to set up and help the photographers and designers from complex HTML and PHP coding.
The popularity of photoblogs have gone beyond expectations over the last few years. Though they gained momentum in early 2000s with moblog and cameraphones becoming popular. With that being said, We’ve handpicked 28 Free WordPress Photo Gallery Themes which might come in handy.
It is a wordpress theme for photographer either any visual works portfolio (graphic designer, drawer, architect, etc).
Viewport is a free WordPress theme featuring a clean and simple layout with sliding ‘panels’ displaying images to represent posts.
WP Foto Theme
Wp Foto theme is single layout theme designed for photo blogger. It uses custom fields for displaying thumbnail in home page, archive page, category and tag page.
Grace – PhotoBlog Theme
Grace is a stylish, minimalistic photoblog theme for WordPress and it’s completely FREE! Grace’s muted colour scheme and big frame puts your photos right at the centre of the blog making colours seem even more vibrant and beautifully complementing those in black and white.
PhotoView is designed for displaying photos and videos in a simple and clean manner. PhotoView includes lightbox and comments support. PSD file included for easy customization. Theme tested in: IE6+, Firefox 3+, Safari 3+ and Opera.
Work-a-holic is a free minimalistic two and three column WordPress theme that focuses mainly on showcasing portfolios for artists, web designers, photographers and illustrators. Work-a-holic separates your portfolio from your blog, enabling easy navigation for clients in a clean, intuitive fashion. It also has a separate sidebar for portfolio (shows recent projects) and a separate widgetized sidebar for the blog and pages.
Gallery is a beautiful, free, gallery-style Thematic child theme for WordPress, designed by Christopher Wallace especially for Smashing Magazine and its readers. It is extremely flexible and can be used as a starting point for design galleries and portfolios.
3 Columns, Fixed Width, Right SideBar, White, Widget Ready.
Zack 990 is a WordPress theme for photobloggers. Based on the Boston Globe’s The Big Picture, Zack 990 displays content in a large and easily viewable manner. After all, pictures look better when they’re big, right?
Linquist is a simple, portfolio oriented theme, without the usual blogging garbage. Inspired by and partially based on the fantastic Sharpfolio theme.
Free Photo Gallery
This is a free Photo Gallery theme provided by ShutterThemes.
Clip the Photos
Photos shot, collected and clipped.
Have you ever wanted to display your pictures in a photoblog without sidebar uglification? Well, that was the motivation behind Photopress; a one column WordPress theme specifically designed for photoblogs. With Photopress you can display large 640px width images without any clutter; perfect for the 640×480 landscape standard.
Going Pro WordPress Gallery
Wordpress based photo gallery.
Photo Blog is a simple WordPress theme. No widget and fix width. Huh! Important here it’s simple, clean and easy to modify. This is a spacial theme. I’ll continue it for a next version. Logo.psd included (images folder).
Grain is a fixed-width photoblog theme for WordPress 2.3+. To use it you have to additionally install the Yapb plugin; Recommended versions are 1.9 or newer.
Grain comes with an administrative backend and relies heavily on CSS for it’s styling. It uses a mosaic style overview page, has archives, can display exif data, browse to random photos etc.
Photo-Blog wordpress theme – theme specially made for photo blogs, – single column design, – Unique design, – xhtml valid, – Widget ready.
This is a very simple theme so it is perfect for portfolios of any kind. This will also post a coming soon image if you don’t post a image yourself to keep the theme looking professional.
It’s well known that WordPress can go far beyond a “typical” weblog / online journal. The possibility to display pictures as part of a blog has itself already been amply demonstrated. Yet the number of themes available to do so is somewhat limited, which is why I designed one intended for this purpose.
CSS Gallery Theme
A CSS Gallery WordPress theme for webmasters who want to build CSS showcase or web gallery. Packed with built in Tagging, Google ads and a sidebar block with 125 x 125 banner ads. Theme is valid XHTML 1.0 transitional and valid CSS!
A photo blogging theme. Colors change to match the photo.
Sharpfolio is a WordPress theme designed to enable Web Designers, Graphic Designers, Photographers, Motion Designers, Artists or any creative professional to showcase their work in a simple, clean, beautiful portfolio. Sharpfolio aims to focus primarily on your work, because after all, this is what’s most important.
AutoFocus is a WordPress theme specifically for photographers looking for a simple and elegant way to display their work online.
As the name suggests, this is not your standard WordPress theme. The Unstandard breaks the blog mould, presenting an image-heavy homepage with headline text set over the top of each image. The theme could be used for a magazine-style site, or just as easily for a straight blog, as long as the author is taking some extra time to upload images for each post.
WP Pix is not just another WordPress theme — it´s more to it than meet the eye — it´s a real photoblog/portfolio.
This theme is suitable for those who have huge interest in photography but have no specific template to showcase their high quality photos with wide dimension.
Video, Game and Photo Blog Theme
3 column, widget ready, adsense ready, Video, Game and Photo Blog theme.
Monolit (Simple Photoblog Theme)
It is a simple photoblog theme based on WordPress and YAPB. It’s designed to be minimalistic and to focus on what’s important – the photo.
For for more Inspiration you can check out photoblogs, which features approximately 35000 photoblogs:
If we have miss any good theme, please feel free to add it via comments. Thanks for reading through.