WordPress powers approximately 25% of all websites globally. The main reason for WordPress popularity is its simple interface and limitless customization using themes, plugins or writing your own code. Even if you are not web developer or programmer, you can attend WordPress workshops, like the free one we hosted last week, that will help you build complex web solutions with ease.
With tons of themes available, it can be overwhelming choosing which one is perfect for you and your business because there are so many great options available. Because of this, we wanted to share our Top 10 Photography WordPress themes and also suggest some WordPress plug-ins to protect your work:
#1. BowBow is a WordPress theme that is ideal for professional photography websites. It is available in high resolution, and it is compatible with most web browsers. It includes several Theme Forest Files such JS files, PHP files, CSS Files, and HTML files. It features over 4 columns, and it is responsive to all devices. This theme was tested using an A-grade speed page, managing only 2 seconds of total load time. Bow is constructed using top-quality SEO tactics, and it is compatible with the most popular plugins. All characters and letters may also be altered. The theme sports over 600 Google Fonts, each of them presenting several typography settings. You may craft beautiful text, highlighting the nuance and flavor of your art. Bow has 3 main variations: Content Slider, Image Background and Video Background.
#2. DiamondDiamond is a WordPress theme that comes as a response to the need of photographers everywhere. Modern and impressive, many of its features were changed and added based on customer feedback and requirements. Diamond includes an enticing full screen slider, which supports both video and image files. The album feature is ideal for storing and organizing memories. Thanks to the masonry gallery and portfolio, there are multiple options for displaying art.
#3. DivisionDivision is premium WordPress theme build with freelancer, creative agency, art directors, illustrators and photographers. Using built-in drag-and-drop interface you can get done everything with ease. Theme customization will allow you to change and tweak theme colors via simple web interface. This theme is fully responsive and will look amazing on any device. Among other great features, Division has several different gallery and portfolio templates, custom fonts and social network integration.
#4. KameronKameron is a WordPress portfolio theme custom-built for photographers. Most of the features of this theme is carefully chosen and integrated on the template to give photographers an exceptional website template. This theme loads really fast and adjusts suitably on different devices. It is also built with advanced HTML5 and CSS3 techniques. The theme also includes horizontal and vertical layouts, Youtube and Vimeo video support in galleries and the option to create unlimited portfolio pages.
#5. KappeKappe is a modern and beautiful WordPress theme for portfolio website to showcase your work and photographs. This theme is well optimized for mobile devices.
#6. LensLens is a WordPress theme that strives to deliver premium experience and look. This theme is aimed at photographers that cares about how their photographs are displayed. Every feature are well crafted that allows to feature spectacular photography portfolio website with ease. Lens features full screen slideshow, flat design, grid-based galleries and a journal that will allow you to keep visitors informed.
#7. MoonMoon is WordPress theme that aims to enhance and improve your creative website. Portfolios can be optimized by a series of useful website tools. Customers can easily showcase their videos, audio files and photos. Moon can increase your page’s flexibility and free you from having to sit in an office for the entire day. You will be able to work, even while traveling. The theme is completely responsive, given that it can display your site on mobile devices. You will never lose the ability to upload edited or unedited photos, distribute your items or manage your page layout. Moon also allows you to showcase distinct textures and colors for your site’s main panel.
#8. PhotocraticPhotocrati is a clean, modern and highly customizable WordPress theme with over 60 style variations out-of-the-box. Theme functionality, color schemes, gallery style and element size can be changed simply yet powerfully with theme options. This theme is used by more than 18,000 photographers worldwide, and it means that this theme is well tested and will work under any circumstances. Photocrati theme is optimized for all device sizes such as smartphones and tablets. This theme comes with eCommerce integration that allows you to sell your prints, photography or other merchandises. This is the right theme if you are looking for simplicity, customizability and image-centered design.
#9. SambaColorful Samba WordPress theme comes with ton of customization options. This theme will be perfect fit for users who are looking for custom-built solutions. Samba is limitless, and you can make everything from basic photography portfolio up to complex WooCommerce eStore. Other basic features like responsiveness and retina-ready graphics.
#10. UncodeUncode is a truly impressive visually and very easily customizable, featuring rich and functionally versatility, search engine optimization and fast loading responsive WordPress multipurpose website theme. Along with smoothly integrated plugins like the enhanced Visual Composer, the Revolution and Layer Sliders, WPML and WooCommerce, Uncode makes for a thoroughly coherent and cohesive end user experience that results in users able to focus on their content. With such gorgeous layouts and amazing media handling features powered by a unique and augmented Media Library, Uncode is a perfect theme for showcasing beautiful, high resolution photography.
Now that you have chosen your theme, make sure that you have the following plug-ins to protect your images and content. Image theft is a common problem that photographers deal with on a regular basis. Stealing images from your website is easy because a user can simply right click and select “Save Image As” to download them. You can disable right click on your website and make it more difficult for an average user to steal your image with these three plugins.
#1. Envira Gallery
Envira Gallery is the best WordPress gallery plugin in the market. Apart from helping you create beautiful image galleries, Envira comes with tons of other features as well. One of these features is image protection.
#2. WP Content Copy Protection
This simple plugin is free and will disable right click on your WordPress site. The downside of using this plugin is that it disables right clicking on the whole page. If you are using a slider or lightbox plugin, then sometimes this plugin will not work properly.
#3. Easy Watermark
Easy Watermark can automatically add watermark to images as they are uploaded to WordPress media library. You can also watermark existing images manually (all at once or an every single image). Watermark can be an image, text or both.