Top 15 Most Popular WordPress Themes for Freelancers 2016 Edition

The trend today is that people are going freelancers because of the convenience of working from home without feeling confined in the four walls of a traditional office or work station. Having said that, thriving and making a success business out of freelancing does not rely mainly on a person’s skills. If you want to become a successful freelancer you need to have a strong online presence and build connections in your field of specialization. Most importantly, the portfolio website is a beautiful way to showcase your work to those people who might potentially pay you for services.

Showcasing your work beautifully and effectively is no doubt an essential part of being a freelancer. Then, bear in mind that companies nowadays are more interested in live links or images of your actual work. So, creating a website will be faster and easier if you will use WordPress themes that are specifically designed for freelancers. Whether you’re a writer, photographer, or artist it can be difficult finding the perfect layout for your portfolio since there are tons of awesome premium WordPress themes available out there.

THat’s why we have helped you by rounding up 19 of the best WordPress themes for freelancers I hope it helps you create a strong website to showcase your work, gain new clients and accomplish your goals. If you choose any of the themes in this list, you’re sure to make a great impression. Each features a clean, elegant style that display images, writing or digital content prominently.

Lobo

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Having a professionally built, responsive and finely crafted website is crucial in building your online presence and getting more clients. Thus, we would like to introduce, Lobo, a new portfolio concept for creative agencies and freelancers. Graphic designers, illustrators, photographers or any kind of creative is now able to create a quick and easy portfolio to showcase their work with a distinctive and creative touch.

Lobo is modular, this means that your contents will be created in the basis of a custom module builder that will allow you to compose and create your own layouts in seconds. Compose with any background color, text, images, background images, sliders, videos, tracks… just with some few clicks and settings. You can implement features like parallax or Lobo´s exclusive immersive sticky header. This new menu concept will allow you to access to some actions and menu options in any part of the page. Two different menus to choose from with submenus will make different your site from others. Customize the whole site via the native WordPress customizer, you will check your changes in real time. With this feature, you can set up your customized site in minutes.

Vika

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Vika is simple, fast and creative portfolio theme. Clean and modern and easy to use for any kind of web worker. WordPress Live Theme Customizer gives you ability to create almost any kind of Portfolio/Blog or even Shop page layout in a very short time. In addition to all this Vika Theme comes with 3 Premium Plugins which gives your website powerful abilities. This is further added to with the WooCommerce integrated plugin that turns your creative website into its own online storefront within an hour of installation. HTML5, CSS3 and BootStrap are 3 popular and trustworthy technologies combine within Vika to offer you full screen image Lightboxes, parallax video backgrounds, beautifully customized typographies that exude elegance, and smooth, delightful animations. Following this, your Drag & Drop Visual Composer allows you to customize your dozens of provided demos to fit your precise requirements. Further more, the Royal Shortcodes pack is integrated into the Visual Composer plugin.

Stag

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Stag is a flat and minimal website template that you can use for any purposes, from building portfolio to launching your new product.

Stag versatility is originated from a solid, yet easy-to-use theme options panel, from where you can customize the theme’s feel and look with a few clicks. Stag comes packed by default with premium WordPress plugins, like Revolution Slider, Visual Composer and Templatera. Even better, the author has created integrated Delicious Add-ons, a plugin which extends Visual Composer with 20+ new elements, built exclusively for Stag. Stag extends the default WordPress blogging experience via blog layouts based on a minimal masonry look and a series of cool post formats: Standard, Gallery and Video. Stag comes with multiple navigation styles (minimal, classic, fullscreen) and a header with a versatile behavior. Those can be set for the entire website or for individual pages, helping you build even more blogging pages for your prospects.

Flamingo

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Flamingo is a complete portfolio for creative agencies and freelances. Graphic designers, illustrators, photographers or any kind creative is now able to create a quick & easy portfolio to showcase their work with a elegant touch. Fully responsive, font-awesome icons retina ready… You can implement features like parallax or some other trends with a single click.

With Flamingo you can modify the theme layout and menu’s layout very easy. Just select the layout you like more from 3 types, angled, straight or minimal, and once you have created your sections and menu, select how this menu will be displayed. The 3 menu layouts are completely different and they will help you to create sites very different in minutes. These features and the premium page builder included will let you create any kind of compositions for your site. Fast & easy. Three different content layouts. The site can display the angled look and feel Angled layout, other more standard is called Straight layout and one more minimalistic we called Minimal layout. Select the one you like more, click a button and enjoy.

Colors Creative

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Colors Creative is a premium WordPress theme for creative professionals, agencies, freelancers, illustrators, photographers, and others. Colors Creative will help you showcase your work. Just use your imagination to create something outstanding. It comes with a unique feature that is automatic change of your navigation bar color depending on the background color of the section it passes. You can set up to 5 background colors for your headers to rotate and illuminate automatically. Also, header texts can be set in light and dark versions and change automatically depending on the current header background color. Alternatively, you can apply specific colors to each header text on a per page basis.
When using images, you can also add overlay color with opacity. There is no stopping you from setting the background color for the Google Maps element visible while your map is loading.

Avada

Avada

Avada is absolutely versatile multi-purpose WordPress theme. Avada’s goal is to build unique, creative and professional websites through industry leading options network without having to touch a line of code. It is also ultra SEO friendly and provides in-depth documentation.

The flexible system of options goes along well with an easy to use interface that allows anyone from fresh starter to professional designer to build beautiful, responsive websites. The intuitive Fusion Builder makes page building a piece of cake. Avada has a ton of raving user reviews and real world features that give you power to build something great. We’ve highlighted some of our features below. Avada can be used for any type of website; business, corporate, portfolio, blog, products.

Avada guarantees to provide stop-notch support and featured packed updates requested for users. The theme is built using the latest web development technologies, including HTML5 media content, CSS3 transitions, and semantic code.

Charm

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Charm is a modernistic portfolio-style theme with an emphasis on typography and attention to detail. Show off your latest photos and videos in all their glory with the responsive portfolio grid. Write blog posts with the beautiful, minimal blog. You can customize Charm in real time with WordPress Theme Customizer. The customization includes: change your site title, accent color, upload a logo and more, all with a live preview. What’s more, you can have unlimited portfolios, each with it’s own categories and custom settings. You have two column types, infinite loading, filtering and a lot of useful features to make your website a perfect showcase of your amazing products. In total, there are 6 premade page templates and 3 different blog layouts for you to start your business with.

Kalium

kalium high quality theme

Kalium is an extensively developed and strongly feature rich WordPress theme. You will find Kalium so refreshing without clutter, giving up space for the content experience.

This theme focus on the creativity and innovation that your website can bring so it is optimized to let you capitalize on that by giving you opportunities for exhibiting stunning imagery. It helps you showcase your portfolio, agency, photography or blogging. With stacks of layout designs, theme options and rich ‘Drag and Drop’ content builder to help create your perfect site in minutes, Kalium is no doubt of high quality and visually successful.

Kalium works very well with industry standard plugin WooCommerce. Kalium truly stands out with its sophisticated abilities and professional layouts made specifically for WooCommerce. It features a you a ton of options for you to give users the ultimate shopping experience.

Signature

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Signature is a flexible, ambitious, minimalist  WordPress Theme from Designova, an amazing portfolio theme with a collection of more than 26 unique demo variants that can cater the website needs of all creative people & business, designers, freelancers, artists, musicians, photographers, illustrators, actors, DJ’s, stage professionals, make-up artists, any kind of online shops and literally every possible creative websites.

You can further customize any demo presets and components as you like. You can also mix up anything across all demo presets and combine every components to generate your own brand new unique web design with the help of built-in elements and sections managed via drag & drop page builder Visual Composer. You can further mix up any components across any elements of the template. Overall, it also has 26 unique header and footer styles and over 300 Web Pages in total, W3 valid and perfectly hand-coded.

Alice

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Alice is a new portfolio concept WordPress theme for creative freelancers, artists and agencies focused on minimalism, elegance and simplicity. Quick & Easy setup to create a portfolio to showcase your works with a creative touch. Packed with a lot of useful features, options and shortcodes, this theme offers the best solution for any business. Compose your pages with background colors, videos, text, images, sliders and more just with some clicks and settings with the page builder.

You can embed your favorite video from youtube, vimeo or self-hosted with a beautiful video background sections. Also you can mute, disable or enable the autoplay and loop. For a mobile/tablets devices you can select if you want see the video in a pop-up modal or load in the new window. Elegant and modern solution based on Bootstrap Framework and offers support for WPML Multi Language Plugin.

Parker

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This is Parker, a creative WordPress showcase which can be used for different types of use. It’s good to be used for a company, but also for freelancers, for an architecture studio, design boutique, fashion photographer, but even a construction company. Parker is built in such a simple way, that even beginner on WordPress would find it easily to build their sites with it. In total, the theme has  4 home page templates that are Home Box, Home Slider, Home Fancy, and Home Video. In addition, it also comes with 12 other Page templates including Projects Small, Projects Large, Projects Landscape, About us, About me, Blog, Clients, Contact, Services, Default Template. Added to that are search page, archive page, category page and 404 page. Beginner’s and advanced documentation guides for Parker are available, meaning you’ll be an expert user as fast as you wish, learning at your own pace. Retina ready for high definition devices, Parker is a theme for those who have something to show.

Havva

havva

Havva is a creative, innovative, sophisticated WordPress portfolio theme, based around the needs of creative agencies and professionals, as well as photographers, graphic designers, and freelancers of any kind. Dozens of included page templates and variants with prepackaged content demonstrate Havva’s abilities. It has a Visual CSS Editor for easy customization. There are 600+ Google Web fonts, 50+ animations, 3 color palette and unlimited colors, and 300 background patterns. Intuitive addition of parallax background sections will make for a stunning navigational experience, as users enjoy the modern, HTML5, CSS3 design on any device thanks to a natively responsive layout design, while staring at your jaw-dropping Retina ready customized icons and graphics, packed with every demo.

It’s Me

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It’s Me is a creative wordpress portfolio theme which is focused on designer, developer, freelancer, photographer, architects, artists and many more individual who want to showcase his/her work. All shortcodes has their own styling options so that you can turn design in different look. And also with clean and easy theme options can be done amazing things. It’s Me has Visual composer with unique set of shortcodes added to help you create amazing layouts with just clicks. Create as many columns as you want. In addition, the latest Revolution Slider 5 included, which offers amazing sliders for your landing page. It also has a menu that will create automatic smooth sliding to each page. You can set color/background for each section/page/element. This will make your page stand out from others.

Folia

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Folia is unique theme which allows you to completely control portfolio layout and giving you the ability to create huge amount of different layouts. Folia has unique detail touches so your blog and portfolio will really stand out among the others as each portfolio box can be styled separately. Folia is now equipped with two menus. One as total overlay and the other is standard menu so you can select which you prefer. Also, Folia comes with one click demo importer which will jump start your edits and replicate demo within minutes. You can rest assure because Folia is a responsive theme so it will look great both on desktops and on mobile devices. Folia truly comes with the advanced portfolios since it allows you to control every portfolio box if needed starting from width, height, colors, overlays, text position, etc… It also allows you to fully use wordpress editor to create single pages of you portfolios different from each other. In addition, the theme comes with custom made slider which can be used on portfolios, blogs and pages and each can be different. Beside the slider you can use static image as well. You can serve portfolios with single pages or you can make popup from the portfolio. Since portfolios also can be mixed in the showcase since each one is styled independently you can make unique design and effect from it. You can place image in popup, self hosted video, youtube video, vimeo video, dailymotion vide, and more. What’s more, you can preset your clients in a beautiful way via clients slider which can be seen in the bottom of the page just above the footer.

Ri Grus

grus

Ri Grus is a new portfolio woocommerce WordPress Theme which created for creative agency and freelancers. Graphic designers, illustrators, photographers or any kind of creative is now able to create a quick & easy portfolio to showcase their work with a distinctive and creative touch.

The Customizer with easy navigation and dozens of theme elements, select hundreds of amazing fonts, apply many pattern backgrounds and setup different theme setting and effects. Awesome Page Builder Visual Composer plugin with frontend and backend editor supported. With this drag & drop layout builder you can structure the content on your pages without ever having to touch a line of code. Fully Responsive Web Design This theme is fully responsive. It adapts automatically to different screen sizes, no matter which mobile or desktop device your website visitor use. Every content and layout element has been optimised to look great everywhere. The theme is absolutely future proof. With custom fonts, icon font, and the latest CSS for other stylistic elements, this theme is optimized for high resolution displays. Select from the built-in skins or create your own, completely bespoke skin. Choose the font type, colors and size. Customize the background with colors, gradients, images, patterns, gallery and video too. WooCommerce Ready Transform your WordPress website intro a thorough-bred eCommerce store for free.

I'm a WordPress developer and product designer living in Ukraine. First study to code and design 5 years ago. Love programming front end and learn new technology.

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