Portfolio Press has been downloaded from WordPress.org over 400,000 times. For the majority of people this basic version works great, but I always a get a few requests from people want more design and customization options. That’s why I’ve built Portfolio+.

More Options

If your site is already running Portfolio Press, switching to Portfolio+ will be easy. And once you’ve activated Portfolio+, you’ll have options to change the text and link colors, hide the site tagline, change the number of portfolio items that appear per page, swap out backgrounds and more. I’ve also added some neat new features, like infinite scroll.

Screenshots of the options panel and customizer:



You can view the theme demo. I also made a video walkthrough highlighting some of the features.

Feature List

  • Color Options for Text
  • Background Styling Options
  • Infinite Scroll
  • Option to use alternate URL for portfolio link
  • Full width option for individual posts
  • Automatic upgrades when new versions come out

Customize Further

You’re also welcome to customize the theme even further by editing the stylesheet. I built a child theme to put those customizations in. Please note, I do not offer support for customizing the actual theme code (PHP/CSS/Javascript).

Example Site Using Portfolio+

Happy Customers

“Since the Children’s Heart Gallery has been active, 54 children have been adopted from Arizona’s foster care system. Your elegant theme makes it easy and uncluttered for the website visitors. Again, thank you!”

Chuck Fitzgerald


Portfolio+ is $35. Licenses are valid for 3 years and can be used for up to 5 sites. Once your license expires the theme will continue to work fine, but you will need to renew in order to get additional updates or support. If you have any questions before or after purchasing, get in touch.

For installation instructions, read this.

321 thoughts on “ Portfolio+ ”

  1. Great theme, really like it and might upgrade to portfolio+ just to give you real cred :)

    However I would like to do two things that I am not sure if they work.

    1. on a smart device there is no hovering so the text on the post does not show until you click it if you are in a Image and Gallery Post Format. Is there a way to get the titles to show before you hover?

    2. When showing all posts, if all my posts are image posts, then also the post page looks like a Gallery, so I have to “fake” a text post so it shows the texts as well. Is there a way to get around this?

    Thanks // Jonas

      1. Hi Devin,

        Thank you for your reply.

        1. I am not sure what to change in the css? I would also like the text to show on my main page, maybe a little lighter than before hover.

        2. I tried to remove it, but nothing happened?

      2. Hi Jonas. I don’t offer specific customization support. If you need additional help, send me an e-mail through the contact form. I’ll give you a quote to make those customizations. You’re also welcome to hire an outside developer.

  2. Hi!

    I’ve got Portfolio+ and would like to get completely rid of the ability to comment – both posts and pages. How do I do that?

    Polite regards,

    1. In the WordPress dashboard look under “Settings > Discussion”. For existing posts, you can turn off comments on the post edit screen. There’s also a number of plugins that can help you do this in one step.

  3. How can I disable the search, archive and meta widgets to automatically show up in the side bar? I’d like to just install a FB like box and can’t because these items listed in sidebar.php seem to prevent this from working properly. Any ideas?

    1. Hi Konnie. Go to “Appearance > Widgets” and drag in the widgets you would like to appear there. If you don’t want any widgets, select the single column option in the theme settings.

      1. Hi Devin,
        it doesn’t seem to work for me. I have installed social media feather, but the buttons don’t show up on my website. Any help is appreciated.
        Thanks, Alex

  4. Hi, I had a portfolio setup on Portfolio Press where my main (home) page showed a gallery of thumbnails (I followed their video instructions) but then I purchase Portfolio + and the gallery has disappeared from the main page and there is no way (or no help) for me to figure out how to get it back.

    Can you help me, please?

    1. For both Portfolio Press and Portfolio+, you can set the amount of items you want per page under “Settings > Reading Options”. I suggest 9 or 12. Portfolio+ has an option for infinite scroll.

  5. Hi

    I have just bought the Portfolio + theme but cannot access it’s additional features as I cannot see them.

    can you offer any advice please?



  6. Hey Devin,

    It seems that both Portfolio Press and Portfolio+ (at least in your demo) display only 3 featured images across. Is that fixed or is there an option to change the number of columns or images across?

    Also is there an option in either version to adjust the height of the featured images. It seems that they get cropped if they are vertically oriented.

    Big Thanks,

  7. Hi I’ve been using your theme Portfolio+ for over a year with no problems but recently when trying to add a new portfolio post the featured image option has disappeared. I then checked old posts and even though the featured image shows on the website it doesn’t appear on the portfolio page to edit or change it. I can’t seem to find any reason for this, have you encountered it before or can suggest a fix?

    Thanks Karen

    1. Are you using the most recent version of the theme? Enter your license key and see if there are any updates. I believe there was an issue with one of the older versions. You can also check your “Screen Options” tab on the post page.

  8. When I am creating Pages for my website, and go to edit a page, the toolbar is missing.

    This is an image of the toolbar that is missing.
    Image of Toolbar —-> http://www.nextgen-gallery.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/ATP_Toolbar.png

    The whole bar is missing, no bold, align, or hyperlinking options are showing when in the visual editor mode.

    In addition, I cannot click in the visual editor mode. It is blank and won’t let me type. I can see the information in html view, however.

    I’m not sure if this is a theme error or a WordPress error.

  9. hi. portfolio plus had worked great for me but with the latest wordpress 4.0.1 I recieved a white screen of death. is it possible to update the portfolio plus (i hadn’t done it in a while) from an ftp?

    1. Yes, contact me through the contact form and let me know what e-mail you used to purchase the theme (this one you posted with wasn’t listed). That will allow me to send you an updated receipt with the latest version.

  10. I am just setting this new blog up; I have it set for “full width” on all portfolio and image posts, yet I am still getting the side bar. Is it possible to get rid of the side bar on the portfolio items?

    1. If you have the “Single Column” layout selected, it should display a single column for everything. If you have “Show Portfolio Archives” full width, that will just apply for the archives.

      Additionally, there are post templates (on the post edit page) that allow you to select a full width layout for individual posts.

  11. Hi, the menu does not work on mobile devices? I saw you mentioned it may be a jquery problem but I do not seem to have one. Your theme is great but I need to fix this problem and hoped you could help?

    1. The footer of your theme is not loading properly, which means the scripts are not loading. Did you modify footer.php by chance? If not, perhaps its a plugin conflict. Try disabling all your plugins and see if that fixes it. Then re-enable one by one to find the culprit.

  12. Lovely theme – one quick question: using posts galleried on a front page sets them in the order in which they were published. Is there a way of changing this, like the random assignment you can use within galleries?

  13. Website: http://www.jollyoutthere.com and this only occurs on the mobile site, through Apple and Android mobile devices.

    A spam URL appears in the top level navigation, but I can’t seem to get to the mobile CSS from the dashboard to remove the URL.

    In the desktop version, the URL does not appear, and nothing appears in the CSS through the header, nav or other code.

    Any help is appreciated.

    1. My guess is that your site has been hacked. I’d run a security plugin to check for changed core files. It’s also important to trace down what file/plugin had the vulnerability. There’s a few companies that provide these services. Or, you install something like VaultPress which does continuous security screening and backups.

  14. I really enjoy this theme, and even returned to it after buying a premium theme to replace it. Lately, however, I’ve been having a problem with the display of my nine-element portfolio landing page. Instead of an orderly 3×3 display, the page re-orders into a 3×4 with some missing elements. As I post more it will fill in, returning to a 3×3, but every 3rd post re-breaks the page. You can see the issue at http://psychology.cos.ucf.edu/bendsawyer/. When I load sub-sections of the portfolio, such as http://psychology.cos.ucf.edu/bendsawyer/portfolio_category/proceedings/, the issue disappears. Any suggestions?

    1. First, try regenerating your thumbnails (instructions + link is above in the FAQ).

      If that doesn’t work, it may be that you uploaded an image that is too small. Make sure that they are all at least as big as 314px by 224px.

  15. How can I remove the space and page name between the header and the main content of a page or post? Your example sites above (Kunz, Castio, and Timzart) all have that space and page name deleted… Any ideas. ((the current bulhon.com is not my wordpress example)) As soon as I know how to delete that space I can “launch” the wordpress version for public consumption… Thanks in advance Devin!!

      1. I did watch the video. And I just reviewed it again. Using the “Full width Gallery and Image Posts” template or the “Image and Gallery Posts” page template does remove the title and decreases the spacing – however, in place of my page content (it disappears) I get a message on the page that says:
        Nothing Found

        It seems we can’t find what you’re looking for. Perhaps searching can help.

        and a Search field.

        What am I doing wrong? Again, thanks in advance!!

      2. Do you have gallery post formats or image post formats set? Generally it would display that message only if it couldn’t find any of those post formats…

  16. Hi Devin – I am currently navigating through your theme (free version) to understand how it works. I’ve set up a Portfolio home page successfully and added one post with a feature image, but when clicked on it goes a post. I would like to be able to link the featured image to a page instead. Is there a way to do that?


    1. Hi Cynthia. No, those templates only show a listing of your posts. Portfolio+ lets you link to custom URLs, but this theme works best if you create a post for each image.

  17. Hi Devin, I want to reorder my posts and although I downloaded the ‘reorder post’ plugin, it is not working with Portfolio+. Can you help me with this please?


  18. Hi Devin

    You appear to be very responsive here, which is truly amazing. So, as a new user of PortfolioPlus, I wanted to see if there was a reason that the menu is not appearing on mobile? Do I need to get another mobile theme or plugin?

    Thanks very much.

    1. It’s there. But it looks like it’s white on white, so it appears invisible. Let me do some testing with a white background for header and see if I can find the solution.

  19. Hi Devin,
    I am considering upgrading to Portfolio Plus, I’d like to be able to change the menu type color from white to black, is that possible?


    1. If it was just styles, you could use the JetPack CSS module to add additional styles for mobile. Otherwise you’ll have to make a child theme and update the templates themselves.

  20. Hiya Devin.
    Great theme, I am thinking getting the plus version…
    One thing though, on the iPad with submenu’s (just one level) it’s a but difficult to be able to tap on a sub menu because the main page opens first.
    Is there something I can do about this?

  21. Hi Devin,

    I can not seem to get my images to display in any other way other than as single lines, not the grid like appearance you have in your examples.

    I also purchased portfolio+ but do not see any special access to taking advantage of those tools.

    Thanks for any help.

  22. Hi! I did email you via your contact form but thought some other people might benefit from my question. I have installed and activated Portfolio + and all of the features and additional options appear to be available. However, I cannot get the infinite scroll feature to work on my front page. What are the settings that I need? I have checked ‘Load new posts as the user scrolls down’ and unchecked ‘Display Image and Gallery Formats on Posts Page’ under the portfolio tab. I am developing my website locally using MAMP. I am using the latest version of WordPress. Thanks

  23. Hey Devin,
    I’m having troubles with infinite scroll.
    If I set “posts per page” to 9, my site only shows 9 post-thumbnails, regardless of the viewport/screen-size. Because of that there is no scroll bar to “trigger” infinite scroll to load more posts.
    How can I fix this without setting “posts per page” to 50 or something?

    Something like “infinite scroll depending on screen size” would do the job.

    (-> http://leonardermel.de/)

    1. There’s probably not too many monitors that would occur on. Try setting your post per page to 12 or 15 for now as a temporary fix. I’ve been looking at switching from my custom version of infinite scroll to the one that JetPack uses, which has better support for a few edge cases like this. I’ll do some more work on that and let you know.

  24. Hi,
    I have created my site on my iMac, but several PC users have contacted me saying that the menus and pictures are completely overlapping and jumbled on all pages. On an iMac it looks fine. DO you know why this might be happening?

    I have one plugin, jet pack and the “mobile menu” does better format for phones etc, but I lose my color theme and some artistic bits from the site. Is there a way to make mobile version a shrunk-down version of actual site rather than a generic color scheme?

    1. Hi Rachel. Make sure you don’t have the Mobile theme from JetPack enabled (it’s one of the modules), that will make sure the design of Portfolio+ is consistent.

      Some folks have reported issues with footer widgets in IE11. I haven’t been able to reproduce the issue yet, but am working on it. I’ll take a look at your site and see if it is the same issue.

      1. Thanks for response. Can you recommend a plugin that better suits the theme for mobile devices?
        All of my PC users still reporting jumbled menus and wonky title placement.
        feeling a bit lost and confused as to what to do!

      2. I looked at your site in IE11, IE10, and IE9 and didn’t see any obvious issues. Get in touch via e-mail if you’d like to discuss further: https://wptheming.com/contact. I don’t recommend any plugins for mobile display, it should work great on its own!

  25. Hi Devin,
    Trying to tweak the css through jetpack, but it doesn’t seem to override the settings in portfolio+ – ideas?

    For instance I tried
    h1 {
    font-family: “Lucida Grande”, “Lucida Sans Unicode”, Arial, sans-serif;
    letter-spacing: -1px;
    font-size: 10px;
    font-style: normal;
    font-variant: normal;
    font-weight: 500;
    line-height: 26.39999961853px;

    Thanks // Jonas

  26. Hi,

    With Portfolio+ can I make 2 (or more) portfolios that (ideally) filter the items in my Portfolio Section based on categories?

      1. I’m planning to use a mix of image and blog post types. If I have to upgrade I’m all for it but I don’t want to upgrade and find that it won’t get me what I need.

      2. hi Jonas, I’ve been trying to figure out how to do that now and can’t seem to get it to work. when i click on the menu item it always gives me an overview of all my portfolio items in its own portfolio. Did you need to make a new page template? if so how did you do it?

  27. Hi. I installed Portfolio+ with no problem but I would like to change the Header font and am having trouble locating where it is in the style sheet.Thanks

  28. Hi,

    I am just starting with Portfolio and was wondering if you can set a Gallery page with multiple thumbnails images in and to then open a larger version of the same image once clicked. Does that require a post for every image or can you just point it to the larger original image?


  29. Hi Devin,

    I’m using Portolio+. How can I achive that if a visitor clicks one of my images he will be linked to a WP page that contains another galery (with square format pics like on the main page) that he can click and will be linked to another page? (not sure if this is understandable, excuse my english). Thanks, Harald

    1. I’d recommend finding a theme that specifically supports the e-commerce system of your choice. Portfolio+ does not have any e-commerce functionality built in.

  30. Hello Devin,
    1) Will this theme be good for meme/picture quote types?
    2) There is no space for ads on the header and how can one monetize the image gallery as there is no provision for ad space?

    1. Hi Sam.

      1) I don’t think it would work great for that since the images would be scaled down quite a bit in the grid and it would be difficult to ready text.
      2) There is a sidebar widget area you could use.

  31. Hell Devin,
    Wordpress show new theme version PF+ 3.7.3. The update failed with following error message:
    When upgrading from portfolio – plus – 20 An error has occurred : download failed . Unauthorized (Translation from German)
    Do you have a hint what is wrong?

    Thanks for your support.

  32. Just downloaded Portfolio +. Just going through the video walkthru, and I couldn’t see ‘theme options’ listed on my dashboard.

  33. Hi Devin,

    I’ve been using your template for a few years now and really love it. Upon updating some portfolio content yesterday, I started to get the following error instead of page navigation at the bottom of my site:

    Fatal error: Call to undefined function portfolioplus_paging_nav() in /home/content/78/12235578/html/wp-content/themes/portfolio-press/templates/full-width-portfolio.php on line 63

    I’ve always gone with 9 portfolio posts per page with the option to navigate to older posts at the bottom. Could you advise as to why this is happening? Thanks in advance!

    1. I’m not sure why that would happen out of nowhere, but try overwriting your current version with the latest version of the theme. I’ll send you an updated copy. Use the contact page if you have additional support questions- that goes straight to my e-mail.

      1. Hello!

        Did you found the solution? I have the same problem after update portfolio press.

        thank you!

      2. This error still occurs in the latest version, with latest WP installed.
        –> I resolved the problem simply by removing line 63 in the “full-width-portfolio.php” document, as ist is a undefined function…

  34. Hi!

    I’ve just upgraded to Portfolio Plus and I’m really happy with it! One quick question – is there any way of showing gallery posts on category pages that don’t automatically show up on the main gallery front page? On the working example page above I can see that there are posts under Animals that aren’t on the home page portfolio, but I can’t work out how to do it.


  35. Hello, Is it possible to add text content to the ‘Full width Image and Gallery Posts’ template? I would like to add text above the thumbnails.


  36. Hi

    Just downloaded the Portfolio+ theme but I don’t seem to be getting the “Theme Options” under Appearance?


  37. Hi Devin!

    Thanks for putting this nice theme at our disposal!
    I’ve been experimenting with it for a few days now, but can’t find in the customizer how to dislink my portfolio (static front page) from the blogpage so that the posts on the front page don’t repeat on the blog.
    Could you help me out?

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