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8 best WordPress themes for freelancers and the self-employed

Forget html and CSS. You don’t need to know a single thing about coding or programming to build a website that shows off your best work, fancy degree, and carefully curated Instagram.

These 8 WordPress themes can slot easily into your domain and transform it. Here’s our pick of the best.

 

1. Brooklyn
Downloads: 32,000
Price: $36

Over 32,000 website owners have bought Brooklyn, probably because it’s so stylish and simple. It’s got an easy drag-and-drop page builder, as well as 40+ pre-made themes to suit all kinds of freelancers. Thousands of reviewers agree this is the best way to organise your portfolio of work (some even think it’s the best WordPress theme they’ve used ever).
 

2. Oshine
Downloads: 24,000
Price: $59

Designers, artists, and photographers will love the way their work looks in Oshine. It’s a bestseller on Envato, with 46 pre-built minimalist designs to choose from. It’s got that essential intuitive page builder all us non-developers need, and it’s compatible with a lot of your favourite plugins.

 

3. RT Portfolio
Downloads: 700
Price: Free with WordPress

This portfolio theme is one of the most ready-to-go. Upload your photo, type in your credentials, and the stylish design will do the rest. You can even choose a colour based on your existing branding.

 

4. Kerge
Downloads: 800
Price: $23

Kerge can make your CV look anything but boring. Choose from 800 Google fonts, 67 page transition effects, and easily add video and social feed widgets. You can also show off your work with sliders, lightbox, ajax, and more.

 

5. Miyazaki
Downloads: 1,000
Price: Free with WordPress

This portfolio theme is very #aesthetic. Created for designers and photographers, it has a minimalist structure so your work does all the talking. Turn on infinite scrolling and your site visitors can browse your past projects automatically.

 

6. Koji
Downloads: 2,000
Price: Free with WordPress

Every blogger or copywriter’s dream - a low maintenance portfolio site you can’t mess up. Koji uses a neat masonry grid layout to present your latest articles. The sidebar can be customised with widgets, text, and social links too.

 

7. Lobo
Downloads: 4,000
Price: $69

If you’re keen to make your freelancing business seem a bit bigger than it really is, Lobo is the first step. Its sophisticated design can work just as well for an individual freelancer as it would for a big, fancy agency. It’s elegant, fully responsive, and looks just as good on mobile too.

 

8. Notio
Downloads: 5,000
Price: $59

Incredibly versatile, Notio has loads of styles to choose from. There are masonry grids that will work brilliantly for photographers and videographers, parallax layouts to make your testimonials pop, and beautifully smooth animations.

 

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