SimpleFolio: A Free Clean Portfolio WordPress Theme

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Today we are glad to release a beautiful, simple and clean portfolio WordPress theme — SimpleFolio, designed by Omar E. Corrales1 and released for Smashing Magazine and its readers. SimpleFolio is a portfolio theme that includes a blog and a very extensive option page that allows you to exclude all your portfolio items from the blog page. It also includes a front page slider.

It has 2 different widget areas and threaded comments, and also supports paged comments and has 2 different page templates for advanced usage. The control of images is done from the post page.

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Download the theme for free!

The theme is released under GPL. You can use it for all your projects for free and without any restrictions. You may modify the theme as you wish. Please link to this article if you want to spread the word.

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Features

Here are some of the features of the theme:

  • CSS-based layout,
  • 2 columns of fixed width,
  • widget-ready,
  • XHTML 1.0 Transitional valid,
  • multi-browser compatibility: tested on Firefox, Safari , IE7, IE8, Chrome,
  • easy to setup, theme options page.

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Front page

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Portfolio

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Portfolio

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Options page in back-end

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Single post, main area

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Single post, threaded comments

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Single post, sidebar

Behind the design

As always, here are some insights from the designer:

I created this theme after getting tired of all the fancy design themes that are very popular now a days, this is a design for people that just need the job done without complicating them selfs. The best use can be either for just someone thats starting to blog or some artist that needs to expose there art.

Thank you, Omar. We appreciate your work and your good intentions!

Footnotes

  1. 1 http://Slimmity.com
  2. 2 http://www.slimmity.com/go/simplefolio
  3. 3 http://demo.slimmity.com/simplefolio/
  4. 4 http://www.slimmity.com/go/simplefolio
  5. 5 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/simplefolio/full_preview.png
  6. 6 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/images/simplefolio/portfolio-main.png
  7. 7 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/images/simplefolio/single-post.png
  8. 8 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/images/simplefolio/options-page.png
  9. 9 http://www.slimmity.com/download/SimpleFolio-v1.5.zip
  10. 10 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/SimpleFolio-v1.5.zip
  11. 11 http://slimmity.com/forum/
  12. 12 http://www.slimmity.com/2010/02/free-wordpress-theme-simplefolio/
  13. 13 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/images/simplefolio/front-page.png
  14. 14 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/images/simplefolio/portfolio-main.png
  15. 15 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/images/simplefolio/portfolio-main.png
  16. 16 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/images/simplefolio/options-page.png
  17. 17 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/images/simplefolio/single-post.png
  18. 18 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/images/simplefolio/single-post.png
  19. 19 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/images/simplefolio/single-post.png

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  1. 1

    This is probably the best portfolio theme, I’ve ever seen for WordPress! Beautiful work!
    Sadly, I have a little problem with it, because I want to use it on non-english blog and probably the Cufon can’t manage the cyrillic symbols. Sadly, I’m not good enough to make it work.

    Still, this is one of the best themes available! Keep up the good work and thanks a lot for sharing this masterpiece with us, SM and Omar!

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  2. 152

    This is probably the best portfolio theme, I’ve ever seen for WordPress! Beautiful work!
    Sadly, I have a little problem with it, because I want to use it on non-english blog and probably the Cufon can’t manage the cyrillic symbols. Sadly, I’m not good enough to make it work.

    Still, this is one of the best themes available! Keep up the good work and thanks a lot for sharing this masterpiece with us, SM and Omar!

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  3. 303

    HI,

    I really like this theme but one problem i noticed is that the background on the blog in IE7 doesnt go all the way to the bottom of the content – where as it does in FF. Any ideas? It’s probably just a CSS glitch in IE.

    Other than that it looks awesome!

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  4. 454

    HI,

    I really like this theme but one problem i noticed is that the background on the blog in IE7 doesnt go all the way to the bottom of the content – where as it does in FF. Any ideas? It’s probably just a CSS glitch in IE.

    Other than that it looks awesome!

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  5. 605

    “The theme is released under GPL. You can use it for all your projects for free and without any restrictions. You may modify the theme as you wish. Please link to this article if you want to spread the word.”

    Does this mean I can even take off the “© 2009 SimpleFolio Demo. All rights reserved.
    Theme by SmashingMagazine and Slimmity” at the bottom of the page? Or do I need to keep some kind of “theme designed by” information?

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  6. 756

    “The theme is released under GPL. You can use it for all your projects for free and without any restrictions. You may modify the theme as you wish. Please link to this article if you want to spread the word.”

    Does this mean I can even take off the “© 2009 SimpleFolio Demo. All rights reserved.
    Theme by SmashingMagazine and Slimmity” at the bottom of the page? Or do I need to keep some kind of “theme designed by” information?

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  7. 907

    Hey Thanks for this great theme

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  8. 1058

    Hey Thanks for this great theme

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  9. 1209

    How I setup portfolio page ???

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  10. 1360

    How I setup portfolio page ???

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  11. 1511

    As of Feb. 11, 2010, the download link is for the 1.0 version. The latest on Slimmity’s site is 1.5 including bugfixes and security fixes. Make sure to get the latest version.

    http://www.slimmity.com/2010/02/free-wordpress-theme-simplefolio/

    This is really important! One of my web sites has been hacked 3 times recently – until I updated the core sys and all components (it’s a Joomla site).

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  12. 1662

    As of Feb. 11, 2010, the download link is for the 1.0 version. The latest on Slimmity’s site is 1.5 including bugfixes and security fixes. Make sure to get the latest version.

    http://www.slimmity.com/2010/02/free-wordpress-theme-simplefolio/

    This is really important! One of my web sites has been hacked 3 times recently – until I updated the core sys and all components (it’s a Joomla site).

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  13. 1813

    Another tip:

    If you want the image slider on the home page to use the “exerpt” of your portfolio posts instead of using the first x number of characters from the post itself, open template-home.php, and change this:
    the_content_limit($text_count, ”)
    to this:
    the_excerpt()

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  14. 1964

    Another tip:

    If you want the image slider on the home page to use the “exerpt” of your portfolio posts instead of using the first x number of characters from the post itself, open template-home.php, and change this:
    the_content_limit($text_count, ”)
    to this:
    the_excerpt()

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  15. 2115

    The live demo does not work:

    “Error establishing a database connection”

    :-(

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  16. 2266

    The live demo does not work:

    “Error establishing a database connection”

    :-(

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  17. 2417

    DEMO?

    Error establishing a database connection

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  18. 2870

    DEMO?

    Error establishing a database connection

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  19. 3323

    really nice theme. like it.

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  20. 3474

    really nice theme. like it.

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  21. 3625

    Im trying to follow the directions the theme came with but cant seem to get the portfolio page to work I can see my categories but is all blank. I LOVE THIS THEME and have already started to customize it.
    I like this Setup here: http://soyludico.de/wordpress
    Im trying to switch from my first plan of Joomla but way too heavy for this purpose.

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    • 3776

      Jason,
      You might be having problem using the theme. Try this:
      Create a page called “Home” and use the “Home” template instead of the “Portfolio” template.
      That should do the trick.
      I’ve come up with the steps on using this theme too.

      regards
      WP Handyman

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  22. 3927

    Im trying to follow the directions the theme came with but cant seem to get the portfolio page to work I can see my categories but is all blank. I LOVE THIS THEME and have already started to customize it.
    I like this Setup here: http://soyludico.de/wordpress
    Im trying to switch from my first plan of Joomla but way too heavy for this purpose.

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    • 4078

      Jason,
      You might be having problem using the theme. Try this:
      Create a page called “Home” and use the “Home” template instead of the “Portfolio” template.
      That should do the trick.
      I’ve come up with the steps on using this theme too.

      regards
      WP Handyman

      0
  23. 4229

    Great theme Omar! I downloaded the “fixed” version and it work great. Very clean and uncluttered. I would describe it as being zen-like.

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  24. 4380

    Great theme Omar! I downloaded the “fixed” version and it work great. Very clean and uncluttered. I would describe it as being zen-like.

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  25. 4531

    Well RTM read all the posts followed all the links and now have this template running as it was presented (mostly). Thank you Omar this template actually got me to start using Worpress.

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  26. 4682

    Well RTM read all the posts followed all the links and now have this template running as it was presented (mostly). Thank you Omar this template actually got me to start using Worpress.

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  27. 4833

    nice them, well done

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  28. 4984

    nice them, well done

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  29. 5135

    Love the theme. How do you create the pagination for the portfolio page. On the demo it shows pages in number format. My installed SimplFolio theme shows older entries and newer entries. Do I need to install a seperate plugin for this? Thanks.

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  30. 5437

    Love the theme. How do you create the pagination for the portfolio page. On the demo it shows pages in number format. My installed SimplFolio theme shows older entries and newer entries. Do I need to install a seperate plugin for this? Thanks.

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  31. 5739

    perfect theme , thanks

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  32. 5890

    perfect theme , thanks

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  33. 6041

    Looks a lovely theme – nice and clean.

    Thanks for providing :)

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  34. 6192

    Looks a lovely theme – nice and clean.

    Thanks for providing :)

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  35. 6343

    It’s a perfect theme for my online porfolio! Great!

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  36. 6494

    It’s a perfect theme for my online porfolio! Great!

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  37. 6645

    Great theme, and can work well now in Wolf CMS, too!

    http://www.wolfcms.org/wiki/themes:start#simple_folio

    Thanks so much for this!

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  38. 6796

    Great theme, and can work well now in Wolf CMS, too!

    http://www.wolfcms.org/wiki/themes:start#simple_folio

    Thanks so much for this!

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  39. 6947

    modifywordpress

    March 4, 2010 9:45 am

    I love this one :)

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  40. 7098

    modifywordpress

    March 4, 2010 9:45 am

    I love this one :)

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  41. 7249

    My portfolio page is not showing my posts, only my home show my posts(portfolio items under Portfolio category). What is going on?
    ps. my portfolio page is with portfolio template selected

    ps: i found my mistake portfolio page only show posts with small images, post without images isnt showed

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  42. 7400

    My portfolio page is not showing my posts, only my home show my posts(portfolio items under Portfolio category). What is going on?
    ps. my portfolio page is with portfolio template selected

    ps: i found my mistake portfolio page only show posts with small images, post without images isnt showed

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  43. 7551

    Hi! have the same problem as Aenigmatis. After activating the theme, every page goes blank, even the admin interface. So I had to remove the theme via FTP to go back to default theme.
    Wordpress 2.9.2. german

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  44. 7702

    Hi! have the same problem as Aenigmatis. After activating the theme, every page goes blank, even the admin interface. So I had to remove the theme via FTP to go back to default theme.
    Wordpress 2.9.2. german

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  45. 7853

    Great theme. I’m doing some tweaking to make it work for my site, however I’m having an issue with the dropdown menus not showing in IE. When I make a sub page, the menu will show the nice dropdown in Firefox, but not IE. Also, in IE, the menu is just showing as standard text, not the cool javascript text rendering that shows in Firefox. Any fixes or workarounds for crappy Internet Explorer? Thanks.

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  46. 8004

    Great theme. I’m doing some tweaking to make it work for my site, however I’m having an issue with the dropdown menus not showing in IE. When I make a sub page, the menu will show the nice dropdown in Firefox, but not IE. Also, in IE, the menu is just showing as standard text, not the cool javascript text rendering that shows in Firefox. Any fixes or workarounds for crappy Internet Explorer? Thanks.

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  47. 8155

    Hey nice theme, I tweaked it a bit and made my portfolio already :) Check it out http://www.ivarprudnikov.com

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    • 8306

      But you know I have an issue with one of my works to appear in IE, although it is the same file as others *.png, but it is not showing in IE, even after few re-uploads of it.. Spooky..

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  48. 8457

    Hey nice theme, I tweaked it a bit and made my portfolio already :) Check it out http://www.ivarprudnikov.com

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    • 8608

      But you know I have an issue with one of my works to appear in IE, although it is the same file as others *.png, but it is not showing in IE, even after few re-uploads of it.. Spooky..

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  49. 8759

    looks like an excellent theme. I am downloading it. thanks for sharing!

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  50. 9061

    looks like an excellent theme. I am downloading it. thanks for sharing!

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