In this Theme View update we feature three free themes specifically for photographers, photo-bloggers or visual artists. These themes put all the emphasis on the images and allow you to showcase your imagery or art, unlike traditional blogs that are typically driven by written content.
One the greatest strengths of WordPress is the ability to apply a potentially infinite variety of “Themes” to it. These Themes can radically transform the appearance of WordPress making each install unique, if desired. You aren’t stuck with the handful of designs, but can choose from thousands of free and premium designs as well as creating your own if you’re willing to roll up your sleeves and learn their flexible and powerful template system.
Smashing MultiMedia isn’t your typical image browser WordPress theme. Instead, it seeks to combine the best features of a blog with the images/videos it hosts. Voting/Rating system, featured items areas, sliding panels for quick information and prominent social/sharing icons. A very nice choice for presenting media in context or having a hybrid site.
Minimatica’s features “sliding doors” sets of images. This allows visitors to view small segments of images/posts at at time, before scrolling on to the next set. Additionally, clicking through any image leads to a traditional single post layout where the host can provide additional information or context and allow visitors to comment.
Shaken Grid Lite Theme is the free version of the excellent premium Shaken Grid theme. While it lacks a few features, it is still a clever, interactive theme that can accommodate images as well as news/blog entries and other sorts of content.
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