DK – Cool Photo WordPress Theme

March 31, 2013 · 24 comments

by Lars

Photo WordPress Theme

As a photographer you need a awesome online gallery to showcase you best shots. WordPress is a perfect content management system for this purpose, and you can get a variety of useful website themes to help get started. DK is a really cool Photo WordPress theme with a unique and great looking full screen slideshow for Photo Gallery. The theme comes with 4 Homepage Styles, 10 Page Templates and 6 Gallery Page Templates. The galleries admin is pretty advanced and have  support for easy upload of multiple images. There is further an option to enable Password Protection for Galleries. Portfolio content support videos, images or external link covering what most portfolio owners will need. What further makes this a must see Photo WordPress theme is its 7 custom widgets that are specifically useful for setting up a photo portfolio. The theme also comes with tons of shortcodes and integration to social media sites. Get more details of the DK – Photo WordPress Theme on the feature page. If you want to see more awesome photography style WordPress themes check out this post on Splashmagazine.com.


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Let’s have a look at one of the Homepage styles. It is specifically designed to showcase photos in a modern and cool way. Navigation looks great too but in a non-invasive way.

Homepage style

The other Homepage styles besides full screen Slideshow are Flip Gallery, Static Image and Video. Flip Gallery is really nice but video is Stunning! The demo page shows a  youtube video in full screen size and it totally blew me away. Check it out yourself.

When pages are loaded they slide up from the bottom of the page in a pretty awesome way. Here the blog page is shown. While pages are loaded the slideshow keeps running in the background. It is possible to minimize the pages allowing visitors to quickly turn focus back to a photo. Further the slideshow controls are always available at the bottom of the page.

Blog styles

There are several possibilities for showcasing photos and videos in this photo wordpress theme. The one illustrated here is Attached Images. Check out the others on the demo page.

showcasing photos and videos

The Password Protected Gallery makes it possible for preventing access in a very simple way to selected users or customers.

Password Protected Gallery

Any professional Photographer, Designer etc. setting up an online portfolio need visitors to take action i.e. place an order or simply making contact. This theme have a nice looking contact us page template for this purpose.

contact us template

If you want to know more about this Photo WordPress Theme then go to the feature page.

Author : Lars Vraa

Lars started tripwire magazine back in January 2009. He is really passionate about web design, web development and loves to look into new technologies, techniques, tools etc. and to write articles for his readers.

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Thomas Rollins August 25, 2012 at 2:39 am

I just purchased the DK theme after reading this and other reviews. I use WordPress and the DK theme on my cheap virtual private server ($10 a month) and found after installing it I had to upgrade my memory from 256MB to 512MB. The upgrade was worth it, nice and speedy.

I have started using this theme for my new fullscreen photo blog optix.net

While I love almost everything the DK theme offers, for my personal taste, I found the animations for the blog too slow. I changed them in the custom.js file from 400, 500 and 600 all to 100.

I also had a hard time getting the music to work. My mistake. It wasn’t clear to me that all three files, MP3 , M4A and OGG had to be uploaded in order for the music to start working. I have since removed it to save loading times.

As a hobby photographer, I have photos, lots of them. I put them up on 500px.com, flickr and google+. I wanted more control. This WordPress theme enables me to showcase my work fullscreen. I love it. I have visited and tried many WordPress themes and blogs and they all seem to use the thumbnail approach. I want my pictures showcasing as large as possible.
Other fullscreen WordPress themes lack a lot of features. DK is the theme for me. I love it. Thanks for pointing me in the right direction.

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Fotograf Nunta January 1, 2012 at 1:57 pm

Thanks for sharing. Veri nice theme!

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dan brisbane April 16, 2011 at 7:38 am

Will pass this theme on. I agree it would great used in a photography site

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Lars April 16, 2011 at 8:11 am

Thanks Dan!

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Brisbane Chick November 11, 2010 at 4:33 am

Thanks for posting. This theme looks useful for my photography portfolio website. I think my future employees will be impressed with this website design. :)

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Graphic Chick Brisbane August 25, 2010 at 6:45 am

Thanks for this – I love this theme. Its so cool looking.

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Gold Coast girl August 10, 2010 at 2:31 am

Love this fantastic photo blogging theme. Shows off photos so well. Thanks for sharing.

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Laura M June 22, 2010 at 6:28 am

Hey there! Thanks for the great info and the awesome theme. I’ll be bookmarking this page and passing it onto my friends too. Keep writing, cheers!

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