Posts Tagged ‘photoblogging


Groovy Photo is the third in the 3 part Groovy series. This one is aimed at photobloggers, and joins the growing number of photoblogging themes. A vibrant, fun color palette set in a neat layout with tons of neat features – what more could you ask for? The theme offers a unique home page display showcasing the latest photo posts, home page “About” and “Twitter” modules, a completely widgetized sidebar with custom widgets included in the theme packaging and 17 amazing color schemes to choose from. Making simple changes without editing code, like adding your own logo, changing to an alternate color style, adding Google Analytics code, couldn’t be easier with the back-end theme options panel. The theme is compatible with all the modern web browsers like Firefox, Safari, Chrome and Internet Explorer. There is an image resizer script built into the theme framework to automatically scales your post images for pixel perfect display in our templates. No need to upload new cropped images when re-designing your website. It comes packaged with a .po file for easy WordPress theme translations into your desired language – editing one neat little file without hunting down text in the theme templates.

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If you are not making an information blog containing mostly text articles, but instead you want to make a blog where you want to show the digital photographs you make or a so called photo blog you need to go for a specialized type of themes. These WordPress themes are specially optimized to show a lot of big images and a little text and the visitor should be able to easily navigate and look trough your gallery or portfolio of images taken and published so far. You can decide to use a more art oriented theme with abstract look and feel or to bet on a straightforward approach and focus on the pictures you publish. Either way here is a list of five good WordPress templates that are designed to be used for photo blogs that are a good start…


1. AutoFocus PhotoBlog Theme

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AutoFocus is a free WordPress theme specifically designed for photographers looking for a simple and elegant way to display their work online. If offers a clean and straightforward navigation with image on mouse over descriptions and when you open an image (post) you can also write a long text as in a normal information oriented blog. AutoFocus is a derivative of Futurosity Aperio Prototype by Robert Ellis.

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2. F8 Lite PhotoBlog Theme

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F8 Lite is a free WordPress theme suitable to be used for a photography & multimedia portfolio blog. The theme is SEO optimized, iPhone compatible, has grid-based css, offers built-in Galleria support, slideshow-enabled, with built-in multimedia support, auto or manual thumbnail control, Gravatars, plus much, much more. There is also a bit improved F8 (non-lite) version of the theme, but it is not being offered for free as the lite version.

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3. Ocular Professor PhotoBlog Theme

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Ocular Professor is a clean, simple, widget ready theme designed for WordPress-powered photoblogs that features large images, gallery support, and threaded comments. The latest version is designed for WordPress 2.7, but the theme is still backwards compatible with WP 2.5+, only the comment formatting will be slightly different for pre 2.7 versions. Ocular Professor was featured in The Best WordPress Themes of 2008.

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4. Nishita PhotoBlog Theme

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Nishita is a simple, elegant styled PhotoBlog theme for WordPress. It offers a clean and simple interface where the main focus is on the image along with a very short description. Nishita also has an easy and very intuitive navigation in the bottom right end of the page that allows you to quickly browse over all the published photos.

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5. Monotone PhotoBlog Theme

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Monotone is another photo blogging theme for WordPress. The most interesting and noticeable thing in this theme is that colors of the theme change in order to match the photo being currently displayed. This way your blog will always change according to the content you publish in it and the visitors won’t get bored.

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