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15 Best WordPress Themes for Art Bloggers


An art is not just an artistic product created by an artist. Instead, it has the power to transform the world with its self explanatory voice. When an artist decides to mark his/her online presence at World Wide Web with a Website then he/she always needs a great Web design matching its artwork. We have been dealing in Web Designing and PSD to HTML conversion for the last 12 years. Our team of experts has viewed hundreds/thousands of professional, paid and free artistic themes. They have come up with the following few selected themes. You can choose one, which suits the best for you or for your client.

1. DeepFocus

It is a beautiful theme from Elegant Themes. This theme has five color schemes: Standard, Green, Stone, Wooden, and Noise. The centralized timthumb automatically resizes according to the size of images.

You’ll get complete control on DeepFocus to customize and tweak it as per your own convenience. Its sidebar allows the easy placement of advertising banners.

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2. Photocrati Collection

Photocrati provides 15 showstopper themes, especially crafted for art blogs and image galleries. If you want to sell your paintings or photographs, then this is a one stop solution for you. These themes have feature inbuilt gallery management and inbuilt integration of e-commerce. Each theme

1. Is directly integrated with PayPal
2. Allows receiving payments from Credit Cards.
3. Is compatible with iPhone and iPad.
4. Protects the copyright of your collection by disabling the right click, drag-&-drop of images to computer, and hides source URLs.
5. Has four different Home page styles – Slideshow, Gallery, Flimstrip, and Blog.

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3. Photocrati F-Stop

It is a beautiful theme from Elegant Themes. This theme has five color schemes: Standard, Green, Stone, Wooden, and Noise. The centralized timthumb automatically resizes according to the size of images.

You’ll get complete control on DeepFocus to customize and tweak it as per your own convenience. Its sidebar allows the easy placement of advertising banners.

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4. Photocrati Prime

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5. Photocrati Bokeh

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6. Photocrati Vignette

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7. Photoblog

Photoblog is a nice photo blogging theme from WP Zoom. This has a slideshow on the top to display the artwork. You can use this theme not only to publish pictures but also to write blogs about you and your work.

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8. Photoland

Another splendid theme from WP Zoom. This shows the home page in Filmstrip style – large view on top and pictures in thumbnail view in bottom row.

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9. ePhoto

ePhoto is another brilliant theme from Elegant Themes crafted for artists. It has integrated blog section, automated thumbnail resizing, and is compatible with major browsers like Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, Google Chrome, and Opera.

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10. Gallerific

Theme Forest presents this good looking WordPress theme for art bloggers and photographers. This shows slideshow on top, pictures in bottom, and widgets in right sidebar. Gallerific comes pre-integrated with Flickr, the largest Image Gallery on WWW. Hover your mouse the slideshow and it displays the entered information about images on animated areas.

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11. Photo Nexus

It is another theme from Theme Forest provides convenient way to showcase self-managed Gallery of artworks, design, and pictures. Photo Nexus features Google Fonts, Auto Slideshow, Direct linking of pictures, and sorting of image galleries.

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12. Dandelion

This is an interesting and artistic WordPress theme from Dandelion powered with Pexeto Panel. It is compatible with all major and latest browsers like Internet Explorer 9, Apple Safari 5, Google Chrome 11, Opera 11, and Firefox 4.

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13. Flex

This is a flexible theme for artistic work from Theme Forest. This shows thumbnails of images on home page divided into row and columns. The number of thumbnails automatically change as per the height and width of browser screen.

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14. Viewport

Viewport is an artistic and elegant theme for you without any cost.

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15. AutoFocus Pro

AutoFocus Pro is strictly a grid-based design mixed with basic grid and clean typography. In fact, this is a child theme of Thematic WordPress Theme. Its best selling feature is its dynamic Flickr integration that lets you pull out your Flick images with a single click only. A free version of this theme is also available namely AutoFocus +.

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Conclusion

When it comes to Art Blog, a WordPress theme is not just a Web design but it turns to be a self-explanatory representation of your artwork. We suggest you to carefully select a theme for your dream project. If you’ve a limited budget and just starting your blog then we advise you to go with AutoFocus+ or Viewport. Later on, you can switch to a premium theme.

About the Author

Keshav Arora, working with Seo-Semantic-Xhtml, a specialized division of Ipraxa – a full Service Web Agency, offering PSD to HTML and third party application integration services like PSD to Magento, Drupal, Joomla, WordPress, Movable Type etc. Visit seoSemanticXhtml Blog for latest updates, Tips, tricks, techniques, tutorials, and articles related to web design and development.

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