WordPress Makes it Easier for Photogs to Build Sleek and Stylish Portfolios


Over the last year, WordPress owner Automattic has launched pages specifically targeting bands, brides, restaurants and even cities. Today, we can finally add photographers to that list.

This new page is meant to attract photographers, designers and visual artists looking to build a quality portfolio where they can display their work. Not that you couldn’t build portfolios using WordPress.com before, but this is the first time the company has reached out to photographers personally, adding them to the list of demographics it’s gone after in the past.

The launch of the all-new vertical comes complete with 30 all-new, high-quality themes (both premium and free) that are customizable in the usual ways: you’ll be able to change colors and fonts while also embedding images and audio into a visually appealing template.

Here are some example templates offered through the new vertical:







For an additional $30/year you’ll also be given access to the CSS for more comprehensive customization. And for another $60/year paid out to the VideoPress service you’ll be able to embed HD videos as well.

Of course, there are a lot of options out there when it comes to creating a good looking portfolio website. But you can officially add WordPress/Automattic to the list of companies catering directly to photographers. We won’t complain if you don’t.

Your Portfolio. Your Website [Wordpress via TechCrunch]