Building a photography portfolio for WordPress should be easy. So we made a plugin to help you with that!
Easy Photography Portfolio is based on the idea of albums with images that can optionally be grouped in categories!
By default, albums and images are displayed in a masonry layout. You open up an album to see all the images. then click on an image to look at it closer.
I think it might be easier to explain with a demo.
Have a look: Easy Photography Portfolio Demo with default settings and “Twenty Seventeen Theme”.
Here is a quick overview of the plugin and the setup process of that demo site:
Designed for Photographers
We love the WordPress community and wholeheartedly agree with the WordPress Philosophy.
Great software should work out of the box, without the user having to adjust oceans of buttons and knobs.
That’s why Photography Portfolio is designed to be as easy to use as possible.
Photography Portfolio plugin is founded upon years of experience in building Premium WordPress Themes for Photographers. We’ve seen it all, great and not-so-great websites, big names, and absolute beginners. We have crystallized the formula of a high-quality portfolio into a simple WordPress plugin that you can use with any WordPress theme or your custom WordPress site!
It all comes down to the simple structure of a real Portfolio book.
You own a Portfolio album for, let’s say your Wedding Photography. If you happen to do street Photography too, you also probably have another album that has only your best street photography prints.
That’s exactly what Photography Portfolio does for you online. You create albums, add images, and in case you have a huge portfolio, you can categorize albums too.
Then your visitors are able to open any album, quickly scan all of the images, or view them one by one. Simplicity is key!
We have been designing WordPress Portfolio themes for Photographers for years. In that time we’ve distilled the simplest and most effective ways of building an online Portfolio.
We decided that it is long overdue to give back to the community. So we built a reliable plugin that anyone can use, be it a new Photographer, an existing Customer, or a Developer. At the same time we built the Photography Portfolio Plugin so that we can use it ourselves for our existing customers, yet making it flexible enough so that it can be used in any theme.
Developed for Extensibility
Out of the box, Photography Portfolio is built using Masonry Layout (think Pinterest). Quite simply – it’s the layout most easily portable to any website layout while keeping the feel of the brand.
Warning: Strong developer language ahead.
You can easily extend the plugin with your own custom archive and single-view layouts. Customization is easy as Photography Portfolio plugin templates are based on
get_template_part() function, similar to the way WooCommerce plugin has a custom template function. That brings a lot of customization power to the table. Pick any part of the view, and append your own template bits or completely rewrite the templates.
ourselves for our existing customers, yet making it flexible enough so that it can be used in any theme.
We also build premium WordPress themes for Photographers. Have a look at our Portfolio and maybe you fall in love with one of them!
Because our business is to build WordPress themes, this is not “Photography Portfolio Lite” with a billion up-sells. This is a fully featured Photography Portfolio plugin with albums, images, categories, a Pop-up gallery and even video support.
We respect our users and believe that one can recognize quality on their own, without being bombarded with constant “buy extra functionality” junk. We know we build awesome ship, now you know it too. You can have a look at our premium stuff when you feel like it, if not – that’s cool too. Especially if you’re just starting out, you might have to cut some corners and bootstrap everything on your own, and even then, we truly believe this plugin is going to do wonders for you! Pick a simple minimalistic theme, install the plugin, and enjoy a clean portfolio website that you can grow on your own!