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Photo Blog

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by MarkNog, Dec 4, 2014.

  1. MarkNog

    MarkNog Registered Member

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    I am starting a photo blog and curious what wordpress themes are working for you guys? I know there's thousands of themes out there.
     
  2. emailextractions

    emailextractions Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Why would I theme determine if your photo blog is working for you?
    Should you pick a theme as a baseline and then make it unique to the style of look you are going for?
    If anything, SEO is going to determine how well your site is doing, aka how much money your site is making every month.
     
  3. Triplescan

    Triplescan Junior Member

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    Something simple, black/white background to make the pictures more visible. You can find Free WP themes that look really cool in the WP theme area. But the idea would be to not have a very colorful theme to not distract the attention from the photos.
     
  4. Yarosss

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    I have found very interesting article:
    All these themes are free.
    1. SKT Full Width
    The SKT Full Width theme comes with stunning full screen photo on the front of the blog with a simple, semi-transparent menu on the side. But that full screen photo isn't just one background image. It's actually a slider, and so you can have multiple stunning, large images there.
    2. Portal
    The Portal theme is a clean, single column theme. Each post on the home page has a title and then a wide featured image that juts out over the sides of the text area. Single posts take on very much the same look. This theme also comes with a page builder.
    3. Snapshot
    Snapshot comes with a slider and gallery type thumbnails on the homepage that lead to single pages. Those single pages show off the photo in an upper area that's devoted only to the photo itself. The bottom area of the page contains a description and then a comment area.
    4. Travelify
    The Travelify theme, as you might expect, was designed with travel in mind, which normally means photos, and lots of them.
    5. Obscura
    This is a child theme of the free Thematic theme. It's different from many themes in that when you click on the image on the homepage, it moves to another image. So it has a gallery right in the prime spot (though users won't know it's a gallery until they start clicking). It supports the NextGen gallery plugin.
    6. Dazzling
    The Dazzling theme's biggest nod to photoblogging seems to be the large featured image that's placed at the top of each post, along with a very large homepage slider. It comes with unlimited color options, a call to action button, social media buttons, infinite scroll, and more.
    7. Sparkling
    The Sparkling theme comes with a very large slider at the top of the homepage. Each excerpt on the homepage is an attractive, clean-looking box divided essentially in half. The top half is filled with a large "thumbnail," and the bottom half if filled with the excerpt. When you click into the post, the featured image is once again at the top of the content area as on the homepage.
    8. Unite
    The Unite theme comes with a large slider near the top of the homepage. Single blog pages display a large featured image above the title of the post.
    9. Satu
    The Satu theme is a simple, single column theme that puts the featured image of each post front and center on the homepage. Each featured image covers the entire width of the content area. The bottom half of each post area is taken up by the title and the excerpt.
    10. Family
    The Family theme comes with a very large image at the top of each Post and Page. The image takes up the whole width of the content area, even the area where the sidebar might be.
    11. Visual
    The Visual theme employs a flexible grid type homepage that allows visitors to get a quick look down through your posts, and of course, your pictures. On a single post, the photo takes up the full width of the content area. Below is the title and post area, which you use for a short description or a full post.
    12. Market
    The Market theme comes with a well-balanced, attractive looking homepage that puts a slider at the top of the page and then a grid layout below with thumbnails from different posts. Mousing over the large, square thumbnail activates an overlay along with a description and a "Read More" link.
    13. Fifteen
    The Fifteen theme comes with a large full-width background header photo on the homepage that gives into a grid of featured thumbnail images from different posts. When you hover over a thumbnail, the image zooms and turns, then fades into an overlay with a description and button to the post.
    14. Sixteen
    The Sixteen theme sports a slider on the homepage with a gallery of thumbnails leading to posts below that. Hovering on the thumbnails sets in motion a slight zooming effect. Single page posts keep the same header image, and then there's a regular post.
    15. Preus
    The Preus theme comes with a full-width header at the top of the page as many themes might, but then under that on the homepage you find a kind of filmstrip slider with featured images from your posts. For a photography blog, this is a convenient way for visitors to quickly begin scanning through photos to see which post they might like to visit.
    16. Temptation
    The Temptation theme comes with very large slider near the top of the page. It covers the full width of the page and nearly the whole height as well. Below the slider there are several different areas.
    17. BirdSITE
    The BirdSITE theme gives you a left aligned page with a grid of featured images on the homepage. The grid layout is designed to work especially well on tablets and phones. Many of the single pages in demo show a slider/slideshow in content area with a comment section below.
    18. The J A Mortram
    Although there is no official demo site, this theme was originally created for the website Small Town Inertia. So you can see a copy of the theme in action there.
    This is a simple, clean, single column theme. The homepage shows a stream of posts with a large thumbnail to the left and an excerpt on the right.
    19. Origami
    The Origami theme is a very clean and attractive single column theme. The homepage shows a stream of the latest posts. At the top of each post is a large featured image that stretches across the width of the content area. Below is the title and the rest of the post.
    20. Clearly
    The Clearly theme has a large, full-width slider at the top of the homepage and then a stream of the latest post underneath.
     
  5. wordslinger

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    I don't own a personal photography blog, but I love photography. I think you will love these below listed themes.

    SHUTTERSHOT
    PHOTO
    _ARCHITEKT
    FOTOFOLIO

    I personally loved these ones. I hope that will let you make a better choice if which one is better. :)
     
  6. vd123

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    Go with Water Lily Theme, it's free and the creator offers great support.