WP Theme Review: wpFolio



wpFolio WordPress Theme

If you’re planning to put up a WordPress-powered online portfolio and you’re still on the lookout for a theme, this theme I’m reviewing today might just be the theme that you need. wpFolio is a 2-columned, widget-ready free WordPress theme created by the folks from WordPress Feed that’s designed to be used as a portfolio theme.

We are happy to announce our new free theme for wordpress. after 2 premium themes wpShow, wpBlog and our first wpStore free theme here comes wpFolio — A free cms / portfolio wordpress theme with a help document included.

Basic Features:

  • 5 color schemes
  • Theme Options Page
  • Twitter feed
  • Jquery featured carousel
  • Easy Portfolio Management
  • Blog Section
  • 3 page templates
  • CMS functionality
  • Widget ready
  • Well Documented
  • Well designed text replace for a nicer font
  • Valid XHTML
  • IE6 + & Google Chrome Compatible

Screenshots:
Homepage
wpFolio WordPress theme

Blog Section
wpFolio WordPress theme

Portfolio
wpFolio WordPress theme

My Take:
The wpFolio theme is another great free WordPress theme. It has 5 different color schemes to choose from – black, blue, green, purple and red. It also includes a theme options page where you can configure the Intro Text, social networking links, homepage info, More About Me text and your contact info that are displayed on the homepage.

The homepage section displays the Intro Text – which is a short introduction of site, More About Me – a little background about you, the author, Contact Info – your address, location, phone number and email address (displayed as an image) and your recent tweets. It also has a cool javascript-powered featured post slideshow or carousel that displays featured posts and gives the user an option to browse through those featured posts. The homepage also displays excerpts of the recent blog posts.

The wpFolio theme is designed to be used as a portfolio theme so there’s a dedicated section to display your recent work in the form of thumbnails. This theme would be ideal for a web designer or photographer’s blog/portofolio site. I haven’t installed the theme on my sandbox so I wasn’t able to test it thoroughly so I’m not sure how the portfolio section works. Based on the demo site, clicking on the thumbnails brings you to a page that displays a short description of that item but doesn’t display the screenshot or thumbnail.

The theme download file includes fonts that are used for the header logo and a user manual in PDF format to help you with the setup and installation of the wpFolio theme. This theme is well documented so users won’t have a hard time installing and configuring it.

Aside from the features and options I’ve already mentioned, the wpFolio is also widget-ready, XHTML compliant and compatible with IE6 and Google Chrome.

To sum it all up, the wpFolio theme is a cool WordPress theme, ideal for a web design or photography blog/portfolio site. It is highly customizable, has a theme options page that lets you configure different areas of the theme, widget-ready and has different color schemes to choose from.

Preview or Download the wpFolio WordPress theme.

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2 Comments

  1. JP Habaradas

    October 20, 2009 at 8:05 PM

    @dimaks – Well, not only photoblogs but portfolio sites for web designers or photographers. The unzipped theme folder with all the contents is about 5.4 MB.

  2. dimaks

    October 20, 2009 at 8:00 PM

    As you mentioned, I think this is perfect for photoblogs :) I wonder how big is the total file for this theme?

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