I posted about free portfolio sites earlier this year and would like to continue to post ideas to help out. Lots of people are getting laid off. Lots of people are on unemployment and money is tight. So if you’re looking for a free portfolio website, consider WordPress.
WordPress is a great content management system (CMS) so for those people who don’t know code, you can easily make the changes yourself.
Plus, several designers are offering free portfolio-theme templates so you can easily showcase your work. So if you don’t know code, don’t worry. And if you hate all of the examples, just pick any of WordPress’ free templates on their site, because you can upload jpegs of your work into any WordPress template–not just these free portfolio themes.
Please note that when you use a free portfolio theme, you must give the creator of the theme because of the creative commons license.
1. PORTFOLIO. So far, it seems like the best free WordPress portfolio theme available. It organizes the work and has an area for you to write the client, URL, and a little description. Download it here.
Here’s some examples of people who used the template above:
3. IMPRESS. It offers nice scrollable thumbnails to showcase your work front and center. Click here and then click on the direct download link.
4. CP CODA. It’s geared toward web designers. It works in every major browser. Download it here.
5. WPESP. Great for designers since it can be modified to your needs. Comes with a tutorial so you can see how to adapt the Coda Slider Effect script. Download it here.
Here’s a link to my earlier posting about free portfolio websites.
*** I would like to give a special shout out to Knowtebook for providing me with the research for this.