Sometimes you want your website to wow your visitors with eye-popping photographs and images. Especially for creative professionals such as photographers, illustrators, and writers, a photo-centric website is a fantastic way to display your portfolio.
With that in mind, below you will find a compilation of the best WordPress full screen themes currently available. While each theme has its own unique look and certain functions and features geared towards a specific niche, they all have several key features in common. These themes are fully responsive and look completely natural on a variety of platforms. Many of them include premium fonts, icons, plugins or widgets that would otherwise cost you extra to upgrade on their own. And all of them come from theme developers with stellar reputations for user-friendliness and support, so you’ll always have help if you need it.
Give these themes a look! We love them and hope you find one that’s a perfect fit for your business.
Werkstatt is a modern portfolio theme that is ideally suited to creative professionals or agencies. It offers a range of striking layout options, all perfect for showcasing imagery and designs.
With five full-screen templates to choose from, you’re ready to create an impact in whichever way suits you best. You can opt for a split screen, vertical slider, or parallax scrolling, or even try animated abstract segments to truly delight your viewer. Furthermore, Werkstatt comes with beautiful pre-built layouts for portfolio and blog pages. Customization features include seven grid layouts, over 3,000 fonts, and countless hover effects.
Werkstatt also offers full WooCommerce support and eight pre-built shop page templates. The theme is modern and chic, yet fun and playful. It has stunning full-screen options, along with plenty of flexibility to make it suitable for a range of applications. If you’re looking for a theme to create an incredible portfolio website that stands out from the crowd, Werkstatt could very well be the one for you.
Inspiro is a truly stunning fullscreen WordPress theme, with lovely animation effects and a suave design.
The Inspiro design is a true work of art. It incorporates all the right colors and all the right typography, as well as just the right amount of white space for readers to have enough breathing room. Its gallery comes with a neat animation effect — when you hover your mouse over a gallery item, the image zooms in slightly, and text plus a call to action button show up on the image. You can scroll up and down the text, depending on its lengthiness, on the gallery item simply by moving your mouse up and down. The portfolio items have exactly the same animation, with a small addition that makes the items slide by left to right in an unbroken line.
Built to integrate well with WooCommerce, Inspiro is developed on the rock-solid ZOOM framework. It also boasts of a unique slider, custom widgets, and a widgetized home page. The powerful theme options include multiple color, ad, and SEO options.
Kinetika is a striking, full screen photography theme that looks good from the top of its translucent menu to the bottom of its social-media integrated footer.
This is the kind of bold theme that lets a photo or video do most of the talking and puts an emphasis on images rather than text. Again and again, Kinetika users point to design quality as being the central hallmark of this theme. You can see that quality everywhere from the integrated Revolution Slider plugin to the combination event tracker / image gallery that can be easily embedded within your website. The binary light and dark display options are the epitome of simplicity and elegance.
Ideally suited for professional photographers, you can show off your portfolio with 11 different layouts, customize your homepage in over 40 different ways, and easily sell your work onsite. If you take pride in your artistry and want a dignified, beautiful online home to display your work, Kinetika’s elegant layout and translucence makes the perfect (digital) frame to show off.
As the name of this theme makes plainly obvious, Photography was created with the goal of turning your portfolio into a stunning website worthy of sharing your best work with the world. Dozens of potential layout options including vertical menus, animated gallery grids, and full screen video make it easy to find the setup that suits your style and aesthetic preferences. Twenty-four demos and over 70 gallery, portfolio and blog templates that come standard with this theme gift you a smart and elegant display for your portfolio within minutes of getting started.
Certain unique benefits of Photography are especially suited for creative professionals. A photo and design proofing section lets you upload your content onto a password-protected section of the website, then invite your clients to access your shots or designs and approve or reject photos directly onsite. A beautiful infinite scrolling gallery option enables you to show off your best work to your site’s visitors with ease, and with e-commerce plugins already integrated into the theme, visitors can easily purchase single copies of your work.
This beautiful theme is ideal for photographers and other artists who aren’t just looking for a place to show off and sell their work, but would like to incorporate practical elements such as client photo proofing into their website as well.
5. Photo Me
This sleek theme is highly customizable and perfect for photographers who want to exhibit their work on a website that is as impressive as the photos they exhibit on it.
Photo Me is worthy of the beautiful work you will display on it. Near-limitless color, icon and font options will give you the perfect look to match your style, and over 50 different gallery and portfolio templates ensure that there’s negative space in all the right places to complement your content. Eight separate gallery displays including as horizontal, parallax, Ken Burns, and split screen enable you to feature your photos in the manner that best suits your work. An intuitive menu setup provides for simple, elegant navigation tools that can be displayed vertically, in a pop-up sidebar, or straight on top of the page.
In other words, no matter how picky you are when it comes to showing off your oeuvre, Photo Me is so flexible – and so easy to use – that you’ll be able to build the perfect website to show off your photography.
Along with the usual bevy of high-quality plugins and shortcodes you expect from ThemeGoods, one of the more useful features of this theme is that it comes with password protected gallery access so that clients can access your work in the development stage and proof it as they see fit. This makes it an ideal theme choice for you if your work requires frequent input from clients, such as in fashion photography or interior design.
Full screen themes, such as TheGem, are arguably the most stunning examples of modern web design. Given the size of current displays, they have the ability to look almost widescreen.
A good full screen theme needs high-quality functionality. With this is mind, TheGem comes bundled with the Slider Revolution plugin. This enables you to create interactive hero screens that include video backgrounds and cutting-edge elements such as the impressive ‘particles’ animation.
As for the rest of your layout, TheGem offers over 400 demo templates to help you get up and running quickly. However, if you have a specific layout in mind, the bundled Visual Composer plugin can help you achieve almost any design.
TheGem is self-descriptive – it truly is a 24-carat theme. Whatever the application, it can help you produce a superlative website – and for that, it should go straight to the top of your shortlist.
Photography and full-screen websites go hand in hand, primarily because this type of design maximizes your screen space. For a theme that feels like it uses every pixel to the fullest, check out Kreativa.
The first thing you’ll notice about this theme is the ample space for showcasing your images right on the home page. In fact, the default setup does away with any other elements, except for a stylish floating navigation bar. The small font size is tastefully applied, and allows your photography to be the main focal point.
There are 13 different home page layouts to choose from, and they all keep your images front and center. To enhance these designs further, you can choose from several attractive lightbox styles (among other options). Finally, there’s also a photo proofing feature, which enables your clients to preview work before they sign off a project.
In our opinion, Kreativa is theme that offers the best of both worlds. On the one hand, there’s plenty of flexibility and customization. At the same time, you’ll be safe in the knowledge that whatever changes you make will always be the right decision for your photography. This theme is one we recommend that you check out!
Some photographers produce work that can only be described as cutting edge, and work of that ilk shouldn’t be wrapped up in a boring or dated design. For photography at the forefront of current trends, you’ll need an equally modern theme – such as TwoFold.
Right off the bat, this theme looks effortlessly cool. There are a multitude of homepage layouts (utilizing stunning animations such as impressive ‘split screen’ and cube effects) that offer a totally unique way to scroll through your images. Even the Contact page looks amazing, with an embedded Google map displaying at full-screen – which on paper may not sound exciting, but is certainly in keeping with TwoFold’s novel approach.
Overall, with such an impressive set of animations to help showcase your images, TwoFold is a front runner if you’re looking to present yourself and your work a little bit differently.
Stylish and classy websites need a design that matches their content. With this in mind, Oshine has quickly become a favorite among WordPress site owners, especially those who want as much space as a theme can possibly provide.
There are nearly 30 different home page templates available in this theme, and they all take advantage of the maximum amount of screen space. Oshine is mainly tailored towards photographers, although other creatives will be right at home, as will modern restaurants and agencies.
To help you actually build your pages, Oshine includes a live visual drag-and-drop page builder called Tatsu. There are pre-built sections included, so you can begin working straight away, although these are all editable to your exact requirements.
Overall, Oshine has a lot of flexibility and power, while focusing on doing one thing very well. If you’re a photographer or a similar type of creative, and you need to fill the entire dimensions of the screen with your content, Oshine is going to make you supremely happy!
Bridge is a fully-loaded full screen website theme that looks gorgeous thanks to its flexible and powerful framework and tasteful design.
With more than 100 demos available, it is clear that Bridge can be adapted to whatever sort of business you own – photography, e-commerce, or otherwise. Using these rich demos as inspiration, you can construct your own website in minutes thanks to easily importable content and intelligently written shortcodes. The title area, menu, and header are fully customizable down to color, transparency, and font weight. Twenty-four different layout concepts, including ones designed to feature portfolios and other photography-centric elements, make the setup process as painless as possible. Just as important, the complex options available to you with Bridge are easy to command thanks to an intuitive and highly functional admin panel, so you waste less time troubleshooting with support.
A unique feature of this theme is its custom-designed slider, which features highly customizable and dynamic settings such as fade in/out elements animations and slide/fade transitions, along with various other settings which can be specified for each graphic, display text, and overlay pattern. Thanks to the endless customization options available plus seven different portfolio single layouts and seven different portfolio list layouts, Bridge is big and strong enough to function as a major e-commerce website, but nuanced and sophisticated enough to be a showcase for your creative work.
Darkroom is a beautiful minimal fullscreen theme.
Two color options, light and dark, are built into the header. Also included are 6 different fullscreen styles: slideshow, Kenburns, single image cover, YouTube video, Vimeo video, and Photowal. SEO optimized and multi-language ready, there’s nothing wrong with Darkroom from a coding front.
One of this theme’s more unique features is its ability to password protect portfolio items, photo galleries, posts, pages, and fullscreen posts. Hardly any other themes I’ve come across offer this security feature natively. 9 custom widgets — address, social icons, Flickr photostream, gallery, Twitter, related portfolio, recent posts, popular posts, and video, are built into the theme along with a visual shortcode generator.
Great photography is often a mix of style and substance. You can have a flashy portfolio, but it won’t serve you well unless it’s also functional. With Phoxy, you get a great combination of these two elements, which might make it the ideal portfolio theme for you.
Out of the box, Phoxy ships with 38 demo pages you can use to kickstart your portfolio’s design. Photographs are at the heart of every single template, which makes your decision mostly about the type of galleries you want to use. In our opinion, this theme offers most of the options your photography might need.
As for functionality, Phoxy backs up its style with practically all the features you might need for a portfolio. You can customize any of its templates using the bundled Visual Composer page builder plugin, and you also get access to advanced custom modules for even more features. Of course, Phoxy will also make sure your portfolio looks great regardless of your device’s screen size.
Your portfolio will lead the discussion in many client-based situations, so it’s sensible to use a theme with a ‘wow’ factor. As such, we encourage you to check out Phoxy – it might be the standout option.
Wizard is a lightweight yet powerful full screen theme that is equally functional as a portfolio theme for your personal photography business as it is for your creative agency or small business.
This flexibility in terms of style and functionality is written all over the theme. Six different homepage styles are perfectly adaptable to your specific needs. Sliding image galleries can be embedded in each section to provide visual accentuation. Dark and light panels convey an understated elegance and unity in design from top to bottom. Dynamic text and optional auto-scrolling makes navigation across the website an intuitive and enjoyable experience.
Photography-specific features available on Wizard include highly adaptable portfolio grid displays where you can click on any image within the grid and enlarge it, and you can organize your portfolio into as many sections as you like based on the sort of work you do. You can also sort and categorize images by client, date, and link them to your shopping cart so customers can easily purchase them. If you are a professional photographer or other creative professional, you will appreciate Wizard’s modest elegance and its portfolio-first functionality.
Many full screen themes cater to media-focused websites. That’s understandable, as these sites will often need to use all of the screen to showcase their content. However, many niches require more screen real estate – and for them, Uncode could fit the bill.
This theme includes a staggeringly large number of full-screen demo templates (branded as ‘concepts’) to choose from. They cover a wide variety of bases, and help you start creating your site quickly. Plus, they’re all customizable using a built-in version of the Visual Composer drag-and-drop page builder.
What’s more, Uncode includes an enhanced media library, including Spotify and Flickr content. This enables you to showcase your images, video, and audio, regardless of where it ‘lives’ on the web.
There is so much going on in Uncode that we’d need several books to explain it all. Our advice is to check out the demo and comprehensive documentation, and compare it to the competition. We think you’ll find it’s hard to beat!
Captivating images often stoke the emotional fires within – but there’s little point in producing great work if your website can’t show it off to its fullest. Fortunately, the Soho theme is well up to the task, with a number of full-screen elements available to display your work.
Much like the now upmarket Soho area of London, this theme has a cool, modern look to it. The homepage has a number of layouts, including a stunning full-screen horizontal ‘striped’ navigation option (also used on the About page). You can also use a built-in full-screen slider, or a more conventional full-screen background image or video on your homepage.
Portfolio and gallery pages look gorgeous, with a myriad of options available to display your work, including a masonry layout, a Ken Burns option, and a ‘ribbon’ style that gives your images a Polaroid photo look.
Make no mistake – while the area of Soho has a reputation that precedes it, this theme is carving out its own path. Soho comes highly recommended for creatives looking to showcase their photography within a modern design.
Zyra is a straightforward, no-nonsense full screen photography theme that is especially suited for you if this is your first time setting up a website.
The strength of this theme is that it keeps things simple. Photography and video support are included for easy uploading of your work, and the vertical menu option here makes it just as easy to create a navigation menu for your site as it is for visitors to browse it. Retina support makes it ideal for high-resolution photography display, the WooCommerce plugin is fully supported, ensuring that you can sell your work directly from the website, and multilingual options make this an ideal theme for you if you want a no-frills theme without the hassle of fancy extras you don’t have any intention of using.
One crucial aspect of running a website is knowing what your visitors want. For those expecting work to come organically through their sites, it makes sense to provide a straightforward product without endless navigation and pages. A full-screen theme such as Mumbrass could be just the tool to help you achieve that.
While many themes have a quick installation process for demo content, Mumbrass is probably the fastest we’ve seen when it comes to getting your site up and running. There’s only one demo layout to start with, and it can be installed with a single click. It’s therefore possible to get your site online within minutes.
However, if you have a little more time on hand, the bundled WPBakery Page Builder plugin can help you create the perfect site (per your unique requirements). The theme’s standard design offers a cool particle effect that’s great for tech businesses. However, you can make whatever customizations and changes you like as well.
Overall, Mumbrass achieves what it sets out to do. It’s ideal for those who need a full-screen, one-page website quickly. Check out the demo and see for yourself!
Galleries are at the core of every photography website. Ideally, you want access to as many types as possible, for ultimate flexibility. Grand Photography looks to offer exactly that.
With Grand Photography, you get to play with over 140 gallery and layout styles for your pictures. There’s very little to talk about in terms of design here because the attention for each page remains on your full-screen images. The theme includes layouts for several types of portfolio pages, blogs, and even contact sections to help clients get in touch with you.
Grand Photography keeps things dynamic with its excellent use of parallax effects for images and videos. The theme also integrates with WooCommerce, which makes it a viable option for monetizing your artwork. It even lets you set up one-click purchase links for each image, to streamline the purchasing process.
All in all, for a multitude of gallery styles to help you show off and sell your photographs online, Grand Photography could work out well for you. It’s one to add to the top of your shortlist.
Flora is a bright, playful, creative theme that is ideally suited for photographers and creative agencies.
There are so many features to play with in this theme that you might have trouble figuring out where to begin! Lots of fun animations, including a Pacman-esque chomping one when you load the demo homepage, put a smile on your face before the theme has even fully loaded on your screen.
There are tons of unique elements to visually customize your website exactly the way you want it. Ten different heading types let you set the tone from the top. Vertical and horizontal tabs on menus can be interchanged with lots of charming icons. Info boxes can be grouped together in grids or laid out vertically, with as much or as little text as you prefer. Various animations can be used whenever you highlight, click, or hover over content.
For the creative types, you’ll especially love Flora’s minimalist portfolio option, which features a straightforward translucent top menu bar and an infinite scrolling portfolio set on a grid. Each project in the portfolio grid takes your visitors to a new page for that element, where you can give further details about the project, include meta tags for that project, explain what the client’s deliverables were, and include links to related portfolio projects.
Thanks to the many different customizable elements on offer, Flora is capable of being a top portfolio theme for photographers, illustrators, designers, and other creative professionals.
The ideal photography website is one that’s entirely devoted to your images. No element should take away or distract from your art, and with Whizz, you’ll be able to embrace the inherent negative space you’re given.
Whizz is a complex theme that gives you access to over 46 photography website demos. All of them feature full-screen galleries, so the primary difference in each case boils down to your choice of navigation menu. The theme includes minimalistic menus, stylish sidebars, and more, depending on how much room you want them to occupy.
Using Whizz, you can create private galleries including images and PDFs. Clients can approve work directly from those galleries, as well as submit feedback for your work. The theme also lets you sync your images with the industry-standard software Adobe Lightroom for easier editing.
Overall, Whizz is going to appeal if you’re running a photography business and Lightroom is tightly integrated into your workflow. It’s one to check out, if only for its ability to streamline your workflow.
Burst is a bold and vibrant full screen theme that places the focus on bright colors, smart design, and stunning home pages.
This is a fun, colorful theme that relies on sleek animations, popping colors, and an array of smart layouts to give your website a bold, memorable look. Sixteen separate homepage demos provide you with a wealth of templates to create a beautiful website that is a showcase for your talent. Slick scrolling animations will keep your visitors’ eyes locked on the page, custom sidebars enable you to display menus, galleries or CTAs, while dark and light themes are accentuated with bright splashes of color.
Burst has a layout for just about any kind of niche. A simple grid setup makes it easy to show off your portfolio, a branding section is great for agencies and other businesses to leave a lasting impact on visitors, and integration with Google Maps makes it easy for customers to find your brick and mortar location.
Because of its color-forward style and bold, eccentric design, Burst is a great theme choice for creative professionals with similarly bright aesthetics in their work. If you are a fashion photographer or graphic designer this theme will greatly complement your portfolio with its bright vibe and edgy style.
At one point, it seemed that screen sizes were growing exponentially larger. However, the rise in mobile devices has shrunk sizes back down. This means that when you’re looking at a full-screen theme such as Torola, you’ll want to consider the whole package, rather than one or two specific elements
Fortunately, everything about this particular theme is robust and useable. There’s plenty of functionality for different video platforms (such as YouTube and Vimeo), and a plethora of customization options. What’s more, you’re well catered for when it comes to developing galleries and portfolio.
As for the theme’s full-screen aspects, there are a lot of default layouts to choose from. There are the standard slider, parallax, and Ken Burns effects, of course. However, there are also novel options such as a multitude of split screen modes, and a masonry card layout.
You may think that full-screen themes are a dying breed, but Torola proves that they can still be a viable option, especially when you need to display video content prominently. We’d encourage you to check it out!
Moose is a beautiful, sophisticated theme that allows for practically limitless customization and looks especially great in full screen mode.
There are many different combinations of menu themes and layouts to get you started with Moose, and if you need a head start to get things going you can import one of ten demo themes and be up and ready to go in minutes. A variety of smartly designed homepage themes make it easy to find the right style for your niche, with special attention paid to the vastly customizable menu option.
A transparent header can go right across the top of your webpage and allow for more focus on the image front and center, or you can opt for a less subtle yet boldly designed side menu that features icons, with more information available when you hover your cursor over them. Other fantastic features of Moose include sleek CSS3 animations, crisp icon packs, and a variety of integrated premium plugins.
With so many possibilities for customization, whatever your niche is, Moose is a great theme choice. Its robust design and seamless visuals coupled with deep portfolio options including grid layouts, hover captions, and related project categories make it a beautiful place to show off creative work. But really, it could just as well make a fantastic theme for almost any type of business or website.
The best way to show off your photographs is with a full-screen design. A theme such as Blacksilver could help you take those images, and make them larger than life.
Blacksilver bundles over ten ready-to-go photography website demos for you to choose from. They’re all full-screen gallery affairs, but there are plenty of differences between each of them, such as their menus, color choices, and text overlays. Blacksilver also includes lightbox and transition effects to help users navigate your images with ease.
There’s plenty more under the hood too. Blacksilver enables you to add filters to your images for quick processing and consistent branding. It also includes lazy-loading for large photo galleries. The theme also lets you create password-protected galleries, which you can send directly to clients for their approval. Since Blacksilver integrates with WooCommerce, it’s a full-featured solution for selling your work online to boot.
We’d suggest that if your images need to pop, and you have grand designs on running a photography business, you would do well to take a look at Blacksilver.
SmartScreen is a full screen, responsive theme that’s packed with a lot of features. It comes eCommerce and translation ready and has a customizable color palette.
The theme comes loaded with 20 transparent patterns that you can use over your background images to create a unique look. It has portfolio options that you can customize to display between one and four columns. There is a classic layout or a filterable layout. Some of the short code features are special boxes, pricing tables, button generator and accordion toggle.
The navigation loads as a vertical column on the left side of the screen, but it can be minimized. Some of the navigation and options such as the shop, social icons have a tab layout. On the pages and the blog layout you can choose to have a right sidebar or have the content the full width, which is actually just about two thirds because the first third is taken up by the navigation.
There’s functionality to toggle on or off audio for the site and there are audio controls for the user if they want to turn off the music or pause the slider. Overall, SmartScreen offers a unique layout and experience apart from what people have come to expect.
The first thing you notice about Accio is that it marries gorgeous full screen photography with dynamic text. It’s the kind of theme that balances beautiful images with a pragmatic yet innovative use of text.
Accio utilizes several sleek navigation plugins to deliver an exciting experience to visitors browsing your site. While its full screen capability makes it a great portfolio theme, Accio’s dynamic scrolling features make it a strong hybrid theme that can easily be adapted to corporate or sales websites. Smooth text animations, drag-and-drop layout construction, and unlimited slider and sidebar groups enable you to customize the site to your exact specifications. It would be easy, for example, to create a powerful copy-based or video landing page and then build up the rest of your website with the simple page constructing tool.
With such rich features beyond portfolio display options, it’s hard to say that this theme would be the perfect fit for a purely creative type of site. There are so many possibilities with a theme as dynamic as this, so if you have a creative business that requires more than just a portfolio or shopping cart, Accio would be a great choice for you.
Polaroids might be fun, but full-sized images offer a ‘wow factor’ that takes some beating. Gorgeous photography needs enough space to shine, and with Reflector, you get full-screen layouts that give your images all the room they need.
Reflector is built with photography agencies in mind. As such, it’s no surprise that every single one of its over 20 demos features large galleries and plenty of full-width sections. There’s very little here to distract from your images. Menus look discreet and the typography is subdued, which is exactly what you want.
Beyond style, Reflector also offers a broad range of useful features. For example, the theme enables you to share PDF files including your service rates. It also offers multiple portfolio designs, provides over 17 gallery styles, and you can set up private accounts for each of your clients.
To succeed in the photography business, you need more than a good eye — the right tools to help you grow and manage your clientele are vital. Reflector is a theme that offers you all the functionality you need to grow your business online, and you’d be smart to take it for a test drive.
Astro has a unique vertical accordion homepage design that you can select to open and close. Clicking on one takes you to a mini gallery, which would work well for photographers and creatives.
The theme is responsive and has a collapsed navigation on the left side that you can open up as needed. Astro is pretty versatile and would work well as a portfolio or corporate site. There are a number of layout options that give the theme a different look entirely.
Lots of shortcode options give you all the design and functionality you could want. There are pricing tables, progress bars, service content blocks with icons, and more. All these features combine to let you feature a lot of content in a compact user experience, so it doesn’t feel overwhelming.
Vernissage is a modern theme that you can customize in a number of ways. It features 3 full screen slider options, unlimited skin styles, a flexible layout and easy gallery management. The theme’s 11 gallery types and 7 transition effects give you an opportunity to be creative with how you display your work. Additional theme options include the choice of a fixed or persistent header and content positioning that you can set to left, right or center.
For those looking to add ambiance to their site, Vernissage delivers with background music capability on posts, pages, projects and galleries. The theme’s navigation includes a simple play/pause button so users can have ultimate control of their experience.