When building a website, it’s essential to think of the key features you need before selecting a theme. If you’re running a store, you want an e-commerce focused theme. If you want to create a recipe blog, a theme that includes food specific features or recipe cards would be a great choice. And if you plan on running an image-heavy site, a WordPress gallery theme is what you should set your sights on.
While there are tons of WordPress gallery themes available (and of course WordPress gallery plugins too), we’ve decided to keep our list short and sweet. It’s easy to get lost in too many options, after all. Instead, below is a selection of hand-picked gallery WordPress themes that speak to the needs of those who need gallery features for showcasing many images on a single page or post.
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Call us biased, but our Total theme really is a fantastic choice of WordPress gallery theme. It’s responsive and offers a modern design you can use for any number of purposes. It seamlessly relies on the WPBakery Page Builder to make it easy to build any kind of site you want, from a small blog to a robust online store.
It comes with tons of demos that make it easy to set up sites in a variety of niches. The ability to create unlimited portfolios is especially appealing for developers or freelancers looking to create sites with lots of content – images, in particular. It also supports unlimited custom pages, builder modules and comes with 40 different WPBakery Page Builder modules out-of-the-box. Other features include live Customizer settings, unlimited colors, multiple side layout options, different header styles, and more.
2. Ambiance Pro
Another great option for displaying galleries is the Ambiance Pro WordPress theme. This one makes it a snap to showcase your best content – both written and visual. It has a feature-rich theme options panel where you can get a new site up and running on this theme in a matter of minutes. It also includes custom page templates and plenty of settings, so you can make updates to the color scheme, fonts, and more.
This theme also allows for customization of the header, homepage widgets, and more. Add a custom logo (either image or text-based). And you can display as many images as you want in the gallery. Lastly, this theme is responsive, so it looks great on all devices.
Another fantastic gallery theme worth considering is Peak. It’s a grid based theme that uses masonry tiles for showcasing your content
This article was written by Brenda Barron and originally published on WPExplorer.