WordPress Theme – Portfolio Press

Published On September 16, 2008
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I’m glad to announce an all new WordPress theme from Blog Oh! Blog called Portfolio Press. This is a dark-colored theme suitable for anyone who wants to create a quick portfolio or wants to showcase his work through WordPress. The theme is fully CSS/XHTML validated, WordPress 2.6+ ready and comes with easy to modify code. The comments are nicely designed with Gravatar functionality.

The theme is very small in size (58Kb only) and loads very quickly. It is also SEO optimized and has been tested with Firefox, IE6, IE7 and Opera browsers.

How to install this theme?

  • You should have WordPress installed and ready either at your local host or on your paid hosting
  • Download the zip file for this theme. Extract the theme folder and upload it to /wp-content/themes/ in your WordPress installation.
  • Log in to your WordPress admin panel, go to the “design” section and click on “Portfolio Press” theme to apply it.
  • Check your blog for the theme change.

Demo & Download Portfolio Press

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If you like the theme or want to leave feedback in general, please leave a comment. They are the inspiration that keeps me designing new themes for the community.

169 replies on “WordPress Theme – Portfolio Press”

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trying to to find issues to improve my web site!I suppose its good enough to make use of some of your ideas!!

Eric Reply

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Janet Fuller Reply

Thanks a lot for your tips. I am learning WordPress from online resources. l loved your blog and I will be visiting your site regularly

Jesse James Reply

Thanks for this, Really a great theme. I like this blog. I am willing to buy this theme. I just found lot of easy installation in this blog. Thanks adminโ€ฆ

Jesse James Reply

Gorgeous theme! Youโ€™ve done great work. This is what Iโ€™ve been looking for, I need something like this for a simple portfolio. Good design, beautiful colours and simple enough. Looking forward to see your new releases in future!

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Richard Hobbs Reply

I agree – I love this theme, but as of today (12 Dec 2012) I am having one issue with it in IE8 on WinXP – the issue being that all images on the individual pages have the correct width, but the height is the height of the image regardless, so it’s stretched vertically to be very tall!

I have emailed the developer asking for some assistance, so hopefully it’ll be fixed soon ๐Ÿ™‚

Web Design | Web Development | ERP Reply

i ve no word to explain bt i wanna say to you that it’s very useful for me .
Very Very Thanks For Sharing !

Glass Etching Reply

Really a great theme. I like this blog. I am willing to buy this theme. I just found lot of easy installation in this blog. Thanks admin…

lola pixie Reply

Does your website have a contact page? I’m having problems locating it but, I’d like to send you an email. I’ve got some recommendations for your blog you might be interested in hearing. Either way, great website and I look forward to seeing it grow over time.

Scott J Reply

There is no “Design” option. Seriously, how do you get your image header off. The only place I found it was in the CSS file.

bmorris Reply

few questions,
1. how do i get the email and twitter icon to show/work?
2. how can prevent the categories and archives from showing?
3. is it possible to hide certain pages from showing on the left bar?

love the theme so far

brandon Reply

is it possible to have a shadowbox in the gallery instead of opening a new page?
is it possible to have it open a video in the shadowbox from the gallery?
thanks, looks awesome otherwise.

osamasda shk Reply

Fantastic blog! Do you have any tips and hints for aspiring writers? Iโ€™m planning to start my own website soon but Iโ€™m a little lost on everything. Would you propose starting with a free platform like WordPress or go for a paid option? There are so many options out there that Iโ€™m completely overwhelmed .. Any suggestions? Many thanks!

Cael Reply

Hey, Hoping someone can help me here. A little new to this whole web thing. But I was wanting to set up a wordpress with a gallery for my artwork. I have a basic wordpress account. But then not really sure where to go from there. This these says download and upload to the /wp-content/themes but no idea where that is. And wordpress seems to be saying it doesnt allow for the uploading of custom themes so im a little confused.
Any help would be much appreciated.
Cheers, cael

Adam P Reply

Where is your blog hosted at? If it is a free wordpress blog hosted at wordpress.com then you will either need to upgrade to a paid wordpress blog or setup hosting elsewhere.

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This should be awesome. What I like is the fact that, It is SEO optimized and has been tested with Firefox, IE6, IE7 and Opera browsers. I’ll do a demo.

pee harford Reply

i like black so i try this themes on one of my blog i think its very clean and looks great.
i also combine these themes with gzip-enable so more fast to view and google like it.

Great Thanks

guitar teacher Reply

Cool, looks really nice, the gallery and all. Checked in Chrome and everything worked, so you could add that to the list of tested browsers. Actually, this could easily go for a premium theme if the homepage was made to be more of a front page, rather than the list of posts.

Flavia Reply


thank you very much for the theme!

I’m just having difficulties to configure the type of font and the size of the following texts: “home” “edit rss” “Just Another Blogger Template”

Is there a way I can modify in the HTML Code the characteristics of this texts?


Rasheed Robinson Reply

Hello. Is there ever going to be a fix for this with IE8. I does not work well with IE8 at all. I use this theme for my portfoilo and would like to not look bad.

Alex Reply

Great theme, I`m using it for my graphic design portfolio and it looks great .
Had that problem with the picture`s width but resolved it after reading the comments here.
Keep up the good work
Alexandru Ghita

Stephanie Reply

Great theme, thank you. I Have a quick question, do you have any white papers on this release? I need to understand how to set up a gallery. Right now all my images show up in posts but not as a gallery on the homepage so my visitors can’t easily view all of my work.

Thank you,

Shahan Reply

I was looking for a theme which I could use to promote a photographer friend of mine and this theme seemed to fit the requirements perfectly.

I have ammended it heavily and removed a lot of the blog elements from the theme so that it felt more like a natural web site.

I would appreciate your feedback if possible, on anything on the site and the ammendments I have made.

The site is not yet complete but overall design is more or less complete.

Once again thank you.


Uzi Reply

When I change the title of the blog in the settings section of my wordpress dashboard, the title on the page itself doesn’t change. But when I change the tagline, the tagline does change. I have been able to cusomize all aspects of the blog otherwise- but the portfolio press on the top left corner won’t change. Anyone else have this problem?

Uzi Reply

First of all, waay cool theme. Thanks for it and thanks for sharing it.

Second, and this is a terribly noob question.. but I can’t seem to figure it out.

How in the world do I change the title of the blog in the template. Normally, this would happen through the wordpress dashboard under settings. That is where I changed the tagline from and that worked fine. But no matter how many times I try, the title of the blog is not changing when I change it from the settings. But the request is going through, because the next time I open the page in a new tab, the title of the blog in the tab is updated, but not on the page itself- it still says “Portfolio Press”

please help!

Prowpatareeya Tan Reply


Thank you for nice theme, it really work for my blog.

But I got some problem with the side bar, when the long title words over the side bar, the content area is get down to under sidebar.

How can I fixed the Sidebar width?


Manojalpa Reply

Figured it out – the alignleft and alignright properties have a fixed width assigned to them in the css. Either scale all images so that width is 100px or remove the property from the css.

Manojalpa Reply

I’m also having issues with images stretching in a page, despite me giving them fixed width and height in the html code of the page. Anyone find a solution? I’m having issues viewing some of the past comments and would love a pointer.

Christian Reply


I’m having a problem renaming the title of the blog. It won’t change when I attempt revise it in the general settings of the admin panel.

Also, is there a way to change the color in the title so that it’s all dark grey instead of dray grey and lime green?

Finally, is there a way to have the latest post not show up at the top of every page?

Kevin Reply

Hello. This is also my first wordpress attempt. I was about to give up, but your free theme gave me hope. I love the portfolio press and that is what I am trying to use. I have a few questions though… On the portfolio page, how did you line up the thumbnails so nicely? How to you get the image to open when you click on it with the before and after image thumbnails on the sides? Last question, I uploaded to ‘test’ images in the portfolio page to post them, and there is a tiny blue arrow next to the images… what is it and how do I get rid of it?

Thanks in advance. You rock!

Raรบl Reply


I’m working for first time with wordpress. I’m testing in local the Portfolio Press Theme (I love this one) in order to migrate my flash portfolio to a wordpress portfolio.
It’s all perfect but I have one problem. When I create or edit a post and I include an image aligned left or right the image is distorted because the width is shorter than it has to be. Has anyone any idea how to fix this?

Thanks in advance

shandyisme Reply

Thanks for share the template. I have found what i find. I want to make my own photo gallery on my site. Anyway, thanks.

ebflute Reply

I found that 100px width was set for both align right and align left so I removed it, was there a reason it has to have a width? it looks ok now on the site.

ebflute Reply

I am using your fabulous theme: portfolio press but can’t figure out why my images are looking squished when I apply a float left or right to them. I have included the link to my blog below so that you can see the problem. Where should I look in the css to correct this?


Roscoe Reply

Being partial to dark themes, I am using PortfolioPress (only very slightly modified) on my website. Thanks for making it available and thanks for making such well-written code.

Pet Snakes Reply

It’s great to see some unique content and a good quality blog for once, actually I would be very interested in doing a link exchange with you.

Cymbiotica Reply

Hey I grabbed this theme because I love the color scheme. I am hoping to be able to modify it slihgtly, I havent read over everything here yet, so I will check before I do to make sure it’s kosher.

Thanks for all the hard work.

Neal.R Reply

I loved this theme, its so easy to change manipulate the way you want, one of the best coded I ave eve come across, I currently use it as my portfolio site.

jacob Reply

@missmoss:- I figured it out…you have to go in and edit the HTML. the Portfolio Press that you see is a logo (gif) and you need to create one with whatever you want it to say. Now I am having troubles getting my Gallery to work…I can’t get the images to come up?

missmoss Reply

I am having the same problem as Jacob re figuring out how to change the header from Portfolio Press . . . Any help much appreciated.

jacob Reply

I know this sounds really dumb…but how do I change the Header from saying Portfolio Press ( I would like it to say my name?)

Mike Reply

Just wanted to let you know that by default this theme under Safari4 on my mac rendered with Times in the places where Arial Bold was specified under the font family in the css. I changed it in four places to fix this issue. This problem did not exist under opera 9.64 on windows.
Great theme by the way! Thanks!

Pete Reply

@Ohi:- Here is what I did to fix the Tag Cloud not keeping within the sidebar.

In the style.css in the sidebar section I had to manually set the width of the sidebar. I set mine to 260px.
I changed:
#sidebar { text-align:right;}
#sidebar { text-align:right; width: 260px; }

That fixed the issue for me. Good luck

Ohi Reply

I love this theme and wish to use it badly, but when the widgets overflow, they don’t wrap. This leads to the main portion of the blog to shift down to the bottom.

IE: if your tags are very long, they don’t wrap and just continue going straight across and shifts the right side of the page to the bottom.

Can anyone tell me how to fix this?

Adrienne Adams Reply

Re comments not showing, it’s because the background and the text color are the same. Fix it by changing the text color to something else, like this (in style.css):

#comment{width:98%;border:1px solid #1b1b1b;font:13px Tahoma;color:#000;font-weight:bold; background-color:#666666;}

Jono Reply

@jsonv:- Yeah! Great theme but what gallery plugin did u use on the demo I would also love to know. Was it NEXTGEN gallery?

jsonv Reply

hi, thanks for the great portfolio theme, just one question what the plugin you used in the gallery in your demo?

thanks you very much!

Mandy Reply

Hi, thanks for this great theme! I use it for a new site and the only thing I donยดt get is how to change the text of the tag on the index and category page. Now it is “Click to continue reading โ€œ(Post title)โ€ and I can’t find in any of the files of the theme where to change this text. Any idea?
In the index.php z.B. I changed already the function the_content(‘Read more…’) but no changes. Tried the same with the_excerpt without success.
Thank you for any help!!

iqbal_rekarupa Reply

just wanna say thanks to you becouse now I am use yours wordpress theme
but i feel confused to use gallery page
can you send to me simple tutorial to use it ?
thanks for all

Keith Reply

Thanks so much for this theme. I was able to get into it and customize it to meet my needs extremely well. Love the background and layout. Here’s my changes.


Doyle Reply

Hi there, I’m currently using this theme and I love it but I was wondering if there is anyway to make the left sidebar static. I have a twitter widget which expands the sidebar depending on length of tweet and if this is too long it will push the main blog down to the bottom of the page


Marceatsworld Reply

@Josh:- @Josh:- i love this theme and have it working on my blog (www.marcberry.co.uk). Works fine in safari but breaks in FF3. Can anyone help please?

Matt Reply

Thanks for this excellent theme I’ve already applied it to my blog. Is there any chance you could let me know what font you used for the logo?



saifulrizan Reply

How to remove the sticky post? Everytime I clicked on the Previous Entries, the current post keep showing up on top of the page.

Olivier Reply


The function ” Reply ” for comments does not work.
And the sentence ” your comment is in wait of validation ” either.

Please tell me how to make….

Best regards,


Olivier Reply

Again me,

I’m problem… ๐Ÿ™‚
When I sets up the Widgets of Tags, they do not return to the line and it moves me the design, articles cross(spend) it dessous.pouvez to help me to you ?

Sorry for my english…


Poputech Reply

hi guys, i am using this template… can anybody tell me how to make the text links in posts color neon green? i want to highlight the links.

B Reply

Great theme. no big deal but, it’s missing a style for the image captions and also, the tag widget text smooshes right up against the table layout. easy css fixes, but might be good to include in an update. Theme is so sexy.

Kim Reply

I would kill for a lighter version of this – white with grey accents…(that I didn’t have to switch myself)…haha – for my district – for student portfolios. The black is beautiful but hard for some of our teachers to read on…any hopes of getting a companion theme in lighter colors? Pretty please?? Fabulous site!

Merc Reply

Something I noticed about this theme is when one first creates a post or page, the FIRST comment has the same rgb code for color as does back-groundcolor rending first time commenters unable to view what they’re typing. Apparently it doesn’t happen with subsequent comments and I haven’t checked in browsers other than IE. Another anomoly is the presence of the “NAME “ON”” in the Recent comments widget. I don’t know if this is a localized or wordpress doing (n00b).

John Kolbert Reply

Make sure you dont’ have your pages widget in the sidebar. That’s what happened to me. As soon as I removed the widget that displays all the pages, it was fixed.

phraensys Reply

i find this so cool, but when i applied it, the sidebar went on top of the content area, so instead of having them side by side, one is on top of the other. i already tried to change the width of sidebar and the content, it changed but still one is on top of the other. what should i do to place them side by side?

Nirav Thakker Reply

Thanks Jai,
The themes are really good. have downloaded a few but am commenting on the one i liked the best! keep up the great work that u do! ๐Ÿ™‚

Stephen Langitan Reply

My current theme is Redoable Lite. Can I change it while the current image size is 640×480? How does it works especially for images? Any problem?

izzat Reply

@John, you can fixed the sidebar width so the theme will not breaks. Try to change sidebar width in style.css as 250px and it will be fine.

Hope this will help. ๐Ÿ™‚

John Reply

I noticed that when you add a sidebar widget (besides Meta, Categories, and Links) the theme breaks. Any ideas why it’s not liking the widgets?

Paul Reply

Im having problems with links not showing up. If I change the theme on my blog, the links are there, but Portfolio Press doesnโ€™t like them. Has anyone else experienced this?

Johak Reply

Gorgeous theme! You’ve done great work. This is what I’ve been looking for, I need something like this for a simple portfolio. Good design, beautiful colours and simple enough. Looking forward to see your new releases in future!

ludo Reply

Very nice template.
Is it possible to know what is the font used for the logo ?
Or could you update the packge with the PSD files ?

thank’s for all


Josh Reply

@John Kolbert:- This *might* be what you are seeing; if not, can we see an example.

Firefox doesn’t display the vertical scroll bar when it isn’t needed, like IE does. So, when you shift between content with and without a scroll bar, it shifts. By adding “html {overflow-y: scroll;}” to the Stylesheet, it should make the vertical scroll bar stick.

John Kolbert Reply

The theme breaks in Opera 9.5 and FireFox 3.0 on Mac. The content body ends up sliding to the left underneath the left navigation menu. By adjusting the “width” of #wrapper to 1000px I was able to fix this. Otherwise it looks good.

Andy Reply

Very nice theme Jai. Search engine friendly + opens up quickly because of the small size. Perfect for portfolio sites. I mean it goes well with the name you gave to this theme. Thanks for sharing your wonderful themes with the community.

Phil Reply

Great theme but I have some problems with center and right aligned images.
Center aligned images are displayed left aligned and right aligned images getting stretched weirdly (tested on IE7&FF3).

rock Reply

Gee man! The way you pull out these themes are simply knocking me out. I think I like this one more then it look alike Firebug. And I must say thank you for the opportunity to use your theme Techicon on my site. Am learning a lot from just hanging out on your blog.
I will definitely use it on one of my blogs.

Suzan Reply

Wow! I’m glad to be the first to post comment on your new achievement. I really loved it at first glance. It gives the site of a well-equipped website. Great work Bob. It is a wonderful theme.

Hassan Reply

Always did admire the portfolio themes, had a hard time deciding which one to use but this makes my choice so much simpler ๐Ÿ™‚

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