There are thousands of free WordPress Themes out there, but only some of them are worth considering for any website. Free themes often have fewer features and customization options especially if you are trying to make a website involving tonnes of photos.
Nearly all of these free themes would require you to install third party plugins for the gallery feature, and it might sometimes be harder to setup if you are inexperienced. We strongly suggest going with premium themes as it is often worth paying $70 for a premium theme rather than spending hours and hours trying to fix your website.
However, if you are an experienced user or if you just cannot afford anything more than ‘free’, then here is our list of the best free photography wordpress themes.
All the themes mentioned in our list are responsive and mobile friendly.
Pixgraphy is a Responsive Photography WordPress Theme, Designed and Developed by Theme Freesia. This theme supports popular plugins like Breadcrumb NavXT, WP-PageNavi, Contact Form 7, Jetpack by WordPress.com, Polylang, bbPress, wooCommerce and many more. It is also translation ready and easily customizable with lots of options using Customizer. It consists contact us template, gallery template, widgets and sidebar.
With the Pixgraphy WordPress theme you get a large full screen header image. This is something you don’t usually see with free WordPress themes, so it’s definitely worth looking into if you’re trying to find a platform that grabs attention right from the start.
Electa is your grid layout personal or commercial portfolio theme. Electa is the perfect theme to display any site from your photography portfolio, personal blog, restaurant websites, wedding sites, entertainment websites, or any site you’d like to display your beautiful images on. Along with the blocks layout, Electa has multiple page layouts which work well with SiteOrigin’s simple drag and drop Page Builder, allowing you to built any type of page layout you like. Also integrated with WooCommerce, Electa can easily turn into a full online eCommerce store where you can sell products. Install WooCommerce now and build your own online shop in no time. Download Electa now and give it a go!
This theme excels at simplicity and elegance. It comes with an animated masonry gallery on the homepage, so your images will be the main attraction. Tography has a slide-out menu and a beautiful, clean design. You can add lots of images in every category, create awesome galleries, and an appealing portfolio.
Gridsby is a very beautiful theme for photographers and photography agencies. The portfolio is neat, grid-based, and smoothly animated. The theme also has a call-to-action ribbon and a clean blog layout.