There is an entire ocean of themes you can find for WordPress. Whether those are free or premium, one page or multipage, packed with this or that plugin and feature… many of those are similar in design. But there are many themes designed in a different, specific way which will make you think if the site is actually run by WordPress.
Those unique themes might be ideal for your portfolios, photography pages or your creative companies which have to have a creative website. Without further ado, let’s see some of the best creative and modern WordPress themes.
Alona is a unique theme which features a clean and simple design that does not resemble any standard blogging theme you might find. It is a great choice for those who want to present their creative products because this theme offers 4 different portfolio styles you can choose from. The theme will fix your website in one place and block any scrolling like you might have used to have. Instead, the site is divided into two segments where one represents a menu while the other one provides a content area which will look great if you have a lot of images to present. While the frontend looks beautiful, it is important to know that the backend will function as well – you can easily rearrange portfolio images or make them full-screen in a single click of a mouse button. Take a look at the demo site and you might find yourself making this theme your new website.
- 4 portfolio types
- All 479 FontAwesome icons integrated
- Easy image manipulation
This powerful and creative theme is designed for photographers and anyone who wants to display their products or services in a unique way. Photolux comes with three different skins – dark, light and transparent but its Pexeto Panel will allow you to easily go through numerous options and modify the theme extensively. The theme has integrated a unique and flexible AJAX gallery which will take care of you photos. You can easily change the layout of any page, disable right click if you want to prevent some people from stealing your photos, create a multi-level drop-down menu, add social icons and much, much more.
- 3 different skins to choose from
- Full-screen slideshow
- Dynamic AJAX gallery
With this creative theme you choose from several homepage layout designs – creative or photography, product, vintage, agency or any other, Story gives you the opportunity to tell your story with style. The fullscreen slider will help you show off your best photographs while there is an advanced portfolio gallery which features seven different item types. You can easily change header and background images while everything will always stay responsive and will look great on any screen. The theme is WooCommerce ready which makes it easy to sell products online. Story will update itself regularly so don’t worry about manually searching for improvements and uploading new versions of the theme. You can really get much from Story so be sure to check all features listed on the official website and don’t forget to give demo site a test ride.
- Many homepage layouts
- Advanced portfolio gallery
- Responsive parallax retina
Most WordPress themes out there emphasize their clean, minimalistic design. But no, Chocolate is not one of those and you will notice its complexity once you open the demo site. It is designed as a portfolio theme ready for heavy blogging on the side. It is 100% responsive and comes with a great 3D slider you might like. Besides regular galleries, Chocolate gives you the ability to lock some of the portfolios and galleries with a password and thus allow only chosen people to see your work. The theme is highly customizable, it gives you 3 post sizes and masonry layout, ability to work with custom widgets and much more.
- Unique 3D slider
- Password protected galleries
- 3 post sizes
Notio is a theme that wants to stand out in the crowd and let you have a unique theme from which you can build your dream site. To make it different from the start, developers hadn’t use a single template to build this theme – everything is done with Visual Composer plugin. That means there are even more options for you to customize this already unique theme. There are already ten portfolio layouts to start with and eight portfolio details pages. Notio is compatible with WooCommerce so you can also set an online shop with this creative theme. It comes with aforementioned Visual Composer, plus there is Revolution Slider included.
- Visual Composer
- 10 portfolio layouts and 8 details pages
- One click installation
If you are a freelancer artist or maybe you run a creative business, this unique theme will definitely be of your interest. You will get a minimalistic design which accentuates your work yet looks great on any screen size and on any device. The menu is hidden between the logo and social icons and once you activate it, the menu will take over the half of the website creating a special effect. The theme is very customizable and uses portfolio custom post type so it’s really easy to add a new project on your website. You can choose from image or video background (see both versions on demo site). Roua is completely responsive, WooCommerce ready (notice the shopping cart icon in top right corner), it comes with a child theme, and much, much more.
- Hidden menu
- Image and video background
- Parallax headers
Kon/cept is another unique WordPress theme ready to be used by artists, designers, photographers or actually anyone who wants a creative website to present their products and services. The theme is based on modules which make up the entire site. Navigation menu is designed in a specific way where the entire page will be covered by a menu until you navigate to another page. There is a second menu you can show on top of the page where we all expect a menu to be. Kon/cept is responsive and so is the column grid where you can show off your work in 2, 3 or 4 columns. It is highly customizable and comes with a page builder which will help you create new pages or redesign the ones you already have. The theme has support for WooCommerce, interactive contact maps and it is important to let you know how fast the theme is – check out the demo and enjoy Kon/cept before you make it your new WordPress theme.
- Flexible column grid
- 4 navigation styles
- Modular concept
Marble is a flat and responsive WordPress theme ready for creativeness. It is built on Twitter Bootstrap framework and comes with a unique portfolio. There are 6 different homepage layouts you can choose from and 2 blog styles. Whether you choose a one-page or multi-page layout, you can expect a beautiful theme with a lot of customization options. Choose from four different header styles and design your website easily. Marble comes with four premium scripts already included (Revolution slider, Showbiz Pro, View.js and Isotope) so it saves you over $50 just on those plugins. The theme comes with Envato WordPress Update Kit Plugin which means you won’t have to worry about updates because those will occur automatically. There is a lot Marble can offer you so be sure to see the full features list on Envato market.
- 6 homepage layout, 4 header types, 2 blog styles
- One-page or multi-page
- Automatic updates
This futuristic and minimalistic WordPress theme is built on Bootstrap and is a must-have for any creative business, artist, photographer or anyone who wants their portfolio to stand out in the mass of similar websites. A huge welcoming image can be used to attract visitor into reading more. The portfolio is designed by using blocks which all look nice and will give you a chance to showcase your work. This unique theme features a unique menu which is presented as a new pop-up page where you can provide any number of additional pictures, text, and links, show contact information, embed a Google map and much, much more. There are 3 homepage styles to choose from yet Ava has unlimited color options and it is very customizable.
- 3 single project types, 3 homepage styles
- Custom page templates
- AJAX Portfolio & Blog pagination
This creative theme is a good choice for photographers. With its unique features, you can easily create visually stunning portfolio which will emphasize your digital images. You can place your photographs as full-screen backgrounds and there are 7 unique gallery types where you can show off your work. Footer and sidebar are ready for unlimited widgets – show you twitter feed, galleries or place contact information on the side. User-friendly theme options panel, in combination with Visual Composer, will help you customize the theme. It’s good to know that Kingsize comes packed with WooCommerce plugin so you won’t have any problem selling your pictures or any other products online. Be sure to take a look at all features this theme provides and don’t forget to run a demo site.
- 7 unique galleries
- Custom admin panel
- Custom widgets
This Cherry Framework based theme will give a unique look for your website. Although it is designed as a car repair theme, you can make anything you want from it because it is fully editable. The theme is easy to install and once you load it, you will find out it looks amazing. Everything is responsive so you don’t have to worry about displaying the theme on mobile devices. With its custom post types, you will be able to easily create any content you like and still be sure everything will look unique and creative – that’s why you’re looking at this theme in the first place. When you load the demo site, you will notice a huge integrated menu which is made out of the blocks which represent links to your other pages. Check out the demo site and see everything this theme has to offer.
- Built-in theme customizer
- Custom widgets
- Custom post types
If you’re not willing to pay for a premium theme, the good thing is that you can still have a stunning site with Vertex. This free WordPress theme looks beautiful enough to use it right away but offers loads of customization options to help you create a blog with a personal touch. Vertex has a clean design and a number of great features, including a responsive image slider, featured posts, elegant typography, various post types, Theme Options, and more. Also, the theme is responsive, cross-browser compatible and search engine friendly. Take a look at the demo and test it out to see if the Vertex theme suits your needs.
- Responsive image slider
- Gorgeous menu