15+ Best WordPress Gallery Themes – Time To Show Off Photos?

September 17, 2016 · 30 comments

by Lars


WordPress gallery themes allow photographers, designers and other creative people to show off their creations online in an easy and yet very professional fashion. While there are many gallery plugins available for WordPress that you can use to extend an existing theme, you often get a more coherent solution from a gallery style website template.

WordPress was originally a blogging platform, but today it is used for more or less any kind of online content publishing. We see really cool and useful themes for creating business websites, web shops, online magazines and video websites to name a few. In addition, today gallery website templates are one of the preferred ways to set up online showrooms for professional creatives. There are so many great gallery style themes available for WordPress and this makes it possible to pick a look and feel that fits your requirements. Gallery themes typically have built in gallery page templates and grid layouts for presenting image and video material.

In this article, I have collected a large amount of cool and some of the best WordPress themes for setting up a gallery style website. This should give you a head start! I regularly update this article with new themes and all links are checked.


Disclosure: Please note that some of the links below are affiliate links and I will earn a commission if you purchase through those links (at no extra cost to you). I recommend that you do your own independent research before purchasing any product or service. This article is not a guideline, a recommendation or endorsement of specific products.

Portfolium – MORE INFO / DEMO


Portfolium is a cool flexible grid-based theme for WordPress. It can be used on portfolio web-sites or image based blogs. The theme is great setting up an online galleri of your work, if you are designer, artist, photographer, or other creative specialist. Portfolium comes with a fresh minimalistic design that is good as a foundation for your custom design. If you do not need to showcase any works and just want to share some content, you can switch theme to blog style.

AutoFocus – Photography WP Theme with Geotagging – MORE INFO / DEMO

AutoFocus - Photography WP Theme with Geotagging

With AutoFocus you get a true gallery theme for WordPress. It comes with a perfect responsive layout and is designed specifically for featuring professional photography. The themecomes with gallery style features and it is ideal for professional photographers, photo agencies and travel photography enthusiasts and more.

Vertex WordPress Theme – MORE INFO / DEMO

Vertex Gallery Style WordPress Theme

Vertex is a cool responsive WordPress theme for building online portfolios and gallery websites. It includes a very unique page header design with parallax scrolling effect. The gallery design makes it simple to set up a grid of images that can lead visitors to e.g. client cases or product descriptions.

Workality Lite – MORE INFO / DEMO

Workality Lite

Workality Lite is a fully responsive gallery and portfolio style theme for creative people and agencies. The theme is a great way to display your work and skills online through 4 different thumbnail size types and responsive layout. This theme is completely free!


Lensa is a cool WordPress gallery theme with many gallery layout options.

Lensa is a cool WordPress gallery theme with many gallery layout options. The theme integrates with several image services such as Instagram, Flickr, Picasa, Pinterest, Facebook. Lensa also have a cool full screen gallery slider function for showing off image the cool way.

Photoreel – Elegant & Responsive Photography Theme – MORE INFO / DEMO

Photoreel - Elegant & Responsive Photography Theme

Photoreel is minimalistic and classic WordPress gallery theme with a fully responsive layout. This theme is well suited for all creatives such as photographers, designers, art directors and more. Works great for both business and portfolio websites. Photoreel includes lots of features like full-screen slider, modular homepage, layout shortcodes and more.

SquareGrid – Fully Responsive Theme For Gallery Websites – MORE INFO / DEMO

SquareGrid - Fully Responsive Theme For Gallery Websites

SquareGrid is a gallery style theme for WordPress and it is great for starting your own online portfolio. It The gallery grid supports images, Audio and Video (youtube, vimeo) making it simple to show off all your talents online

Hayden WordPress Theme – MORE INFO


Hayden is a minimalistic and calm gallery or portfolio style theme for WordPress. The content slider on the top of the front page makes the initial ice breaking and leads visitors to important content. the gallery grid below is an optimal solution for presenting projects, skills and more. The theme is fully responsive and looks great on mobile devices. The theme have custom widgets, shortcodes for adding cool layout structures and design elements.


With the Litho WordPress grid theme you get a very dynamic grid-based fullscreen portfolio layout for your website. The theme allows yout to create custom galleries by selecting specific categories such as your portfolio, posts, pages, Instagram and Flickr. With this functionality you can create either all-in-one galleries or a category specific gallery.

Titan Responsive Gallery and Portfolio – MORE INFO / DEMO

Titan Responsive Gallery and Portfolio

Tital comes with tons of gallery options to choose from. With 8 gallery option on the front page and 14 gallery templates it is hard to imagine any limitations for setting up a gallery website.

Mantra – Portfolio Metro WordPress Theme – MORE INFO / DEMO

Mantra - Portfolio Metro WordPress Theme

Mantra is the gallery WordPress theme with a beautiful metro style design. It is a great theme for a photo portfolio and it is completely responsive and mobile ready. This is the perfect theme to show your work in a creative way.

Minimal Design – MORE INFO / DEMO

minimal design

Minimal Theme is a perfect WordPress theme for any designer looking to create unique portfolio or gallery showcase.

CreativePearl – Responsive Photography Greallery Theme – MORE INFO / DEMO

CreativePearl - Photography Responsive

CreativePearl is another responsive WordPress gallery theme, that will make most photographers say wow. CreativePearl theme is powered by the advanced Theme Options panel, which provides tons of options to manage and modify any aspect of the theme.

Verticality – Onepage Photography Theme – MORE INFO / DEMO

Verticality - Onepage Photography Theme

Verticality is a onepage creative photography theme with a responsive layout. It is aimed to power complex portfolio and image-related sites or blogs available for a very special price.
Verticality uses a framework that permits the site to be accessed on all mobile devices, including iPad and Android powered tablets.

Incidental – MORE INFO / DEMO


With Incidental you get a premium gallery theme for WordPress. Incidental capabilities provides a very flexible, drag drop tool to manage your gallery. You can create both full screen gallery or if you like the traditional way, you can build it as column style as well. in addition, Incidental provides various of options for background slider such as, enabling thumbnail, enabling caption and arrow, or also to enable or disable page content. It comes with 9 built-in background overlays.

Folio Two WordPress Edition – MORE INFO / DEMO

Folio Two WordPress Edition

Folio Two WordPress theme is gallery focused to support the needs of creative freelancers and agencies. This is a modern WordPress theme designed with HTML5 + CSS3 and using jQuery to enhance an awesome user experience. Folio Two is fully responsive and therefore  adaptive to any kind of device.

Hey Cookie – MORE INFO / DEMO



This is a free gallery style theme with a minimal design that is great for featuring your work and skills online to potential clents.

Helm Responsive Gallery and Portfolio for WordPress – MORE INFO / DEMO

Helm Responsive Gallery and Portfolio for WordPress

Helm is a responsive portfolio theme for creative professionals. Theme is capable of displaying blog list and posts in fullwidth and 2 column layouts.

Author : Lars Vraa

Lars is passionate about web design, web development, SEO, social media and loves to look into new technologies, techniques, tools etc. and to write articles for tripwire magazine readers.

{ 22 comments… read them below or add one }

Shoby September 2, 2013 at 5:43 pm

Superb but i would to ask that how to download these … ? please tell me


annesofie September 2, 2013 at 9:53 pm

Hi I you click the “more” link you will be re-directed to the website where you can buy the themes.
Hope you’ll succeed.

Kind regards,


Kapil May 7, 2013 at 11:35 am

Very nice collection of themes suitable for Image showcase sites.


Abhishek April 18, 2013 at 6:06 pm

Really huge list of awesome wordpress themes. So many are looking good, its difficult to choose just one , thanks


Jose March 17, 2013 at 7:35 pm

That was a very huge list. I’m sure people will feel more confused to choose after seeing so many good themes at once. Thanks for the list.


Maha December 29, 2012 at 5:26 am

Thanks, I was really searching a new theme with a cool gallery.


usman December 17, 2012 at 6:12 pm

woo very good theams thanks admin


Robert November 20, 2012 at 2:10 am

really cool collection – like poster above, ive no idea how i stumbled across this site, but glad i did.


docdatabase November 13, 2012 at 11:31 pm

Great list for wordpress themes, but how can I find similar free themes?


Blogger Template October 26, 2012 at 6:32 am

Best colection, Thanks for share these templates mate..


Internet Marketing October 22, 2012 at 10:38 am

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Dhvanesh October 19, 2012 at 10:57 am

Cool collection of wordpress themes for gallery blogs. Well, is there any worpdress theme that perfectly fit to display collection of iPhone wallpapers?


yates en Ibiza August 3, 2012 at 11:02 am

There are some great theme designs in this collection and I really like the Village theme. I love the way the menu fades out and the site becomes a full page gallery. I also loved the button design on the menu and the whole theme has a really fresh feel. Great article and I look forward to more articles like from yourself.


trudythomson August 3, 2012 at 3:34 pm

Thanks Yates. The site really is slick and has lots of flexibility. If you happen to see any that would work well for eCommerce using paypal, and also has the ability for one to add the title of the work and a short description such as size, let me know. I appreciate your descriptive about why you like the Village theme. I will likely add it to my bailiwick of themes.


Trudy Thomson July 4, 2012 at 10:25 pm

Been developing sites from scratch for artists and now moving into Wordpress use so folks can upload their own images without my help and blog on occasion. I really appreciate all your work in gathering together the best. So many choices. I do have a question, if you would be so kind to answer, or someone else would.
I am looking for a theme that will enable me to add a caption for the name of the piece of work right under a thumnail, such as “Worlds Collide” Size 14 x 14, and this would also appear as a caption when I click for an enlargement. The theme also needs to have eCommerce ability so the artist can sell their word through paypal. I prefer a minimalistic look. Thanks in advance if anyone can recommend something!


Paul Weston April 19, 2012 at 10:01 am

Thought this was a great article and one that will be a great inspirational resource for me in the future. There are some great theme designs in this collection and I really like the Village theme. I love the way the menu fades out and the site becomes a full page gallery. I also loved the button design on the menu and the whole theme has a really fresh feel. Great article and I look forward to more articles like from yourself.


Dezebo April 14, 2012 at 6:11 pm

Thats really Good collection of design , thats help me most in my work
thank you


James Ann March 25, 2012 at 12:43 pm

Hi, very nice and awesome template collection. Been searching for cool templates over google search and found your coolest template collection website. Thanks for share these templates mate!


rizve joarder February 11, 2012 at 6:22 am

thanks a lot mate.i need image gallery for my website and i get a idea which can i use.thanks a lot man.cheers


Ego Maniac November 28, 2011 at 7:27 pm

Thanks, I was really searching a new theme with a cool gallery.


redes sociales November 4, 2011 at 5:18 pm

grat themes, thanks for sharing 😀


Arun Sengupta October 31, 2011 at 7:39 pm

amazing … amazing list of wordpress gallery themes :)
Loved almost all of them :) Thanx a lot :)


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