Portfolio Press is a responsive WordPress theme for showcasing your photography, art, web sites, or other projects. It also works nicely as a regular blog site. An options panel is available for uploading logos and changing the layout.
Here’s a video screencast of how it works:
If you need more design and customization options than the ones included with Portfolio Press, check out Portfolio+.
Child themes are the recommend way to customize WordPress themes if you want to continue to get theme updates. Download the child theme for Portfolio Press. If you’re just making CSS changes, you can also use the custom CSS module in the Jetpack plugin.
You will need to the Options Framework plugin to enable the options panel.
If you want to display galleries in a unique way, I suggest the “Tiled Galleries” module in the Jetpack plugin. If you need a contact form, I suggest the “Contact Form” module also in the Jetpack plugin.
If you’d like page numbers at the bottom of an archive (rather than previous/next) this theme has support for the WP-PageNavi plugin.
If you would prefer to use custom post types rather than post formats for portfolio display, you can use the Portfolio Post Type plugin.
Examples of Portfolio Press in Action
Some of these examples have been customized a bit and show the adaptability of the theme.
Instructions and Common Questions
This theme displays image and gallery post formats in a grid. To create a new portfolio or gallery post, make sure the “Image” or “Gallery” is selected as the post format. You’ll also want to set the featured image. If all your posts are image and gallery posts, they will display in a grid. If not, you may want to set a page template to just display those posts (more on this below).
Create a new page, title it, and choose the page template “Image and Gallery Posts” or “Full-Width Image and Gallery Posts”.
Then under “Settings” > “Reading” click “Front page displays” a static page. Select the page you just created that has that page template set.
Try installing this plugin and regenerating them: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/regenerate-thumbnails/
How do I set up the menu?
I got you covered. Watch this video.
How do I change the number of items per page?
Go to “Settings > Reading”. Update “Blog pages show at most” to the number of items you would like to show.
Can I stop the featured image from showing automatically in the image and gallery posts?
Yes, go to the options panel and choose “Display images manually.”
Can I change the order that portfolio posts display?
The easiest way is to change the post date- that’s how they are naturally ordered.
Do you like the theme?
If you’d like to support this project, consider purchasing Portfolio+. It’s the same design as Portfolio Press, but with some bonus features like infinite scroll, additional customization options, and priority support via e-mail. Enjoy!
If you need help with Portfolio Press, please post your question in the WordPress support forums. I regularly check the forums for new posts.