Pinterest is a pin-board style photo sharing social network that has gained immense popularity in recent years – and with good reason. Much of this popularity lies in its visually-appealing grid-based layout that focuses on content. Its UI is so seamless that you can spend hours on the site and not even notice it. With an interface that is designed to emphasize the beauty of images, Pinterest website style templates are an ideal for photography wordpress themes but also for bloggers, and even entrepreneurs, to showcase their collections. Below are some of the best Pinterest inspired WordPress themes that you can use to create a visually-stunning (not to mention addictive) websites.
The themes in this articles come from:
- Frogs Themes
- Fame Themes
- Up Themes
- Brag Themes
- Theme Junkie
- CSS Igniter
- Elegant Themes
Updated: 20th November 2013
Enpine WordPress themeshas obviously been heavily influenced by Pinterest in its grid-based responsive layout and it looks great. It has gallery, video and audio templates to compliments its normal post style layout. It also comes with 3 home page templates and the admin panel allows you to customize many of the features and overall style of this theme.
BRICK + MASON
If you’re a budding photographer, you might want to check out the Brick + Mason theme. It’s a theme specifically designed for photography portfolios. It lets your visitors – and potential clients – focus on your collections with its clean design and infinite scrolling. Other features include: dark and light skins, unlimited colors, jQuery masonry plugin, Google fonts, and much more.
Bulletin is an all-around premium WordPress theme that’s good for blogs, portfolios, and personal websites. It’s a “Tumblog” that is simple and clean. What’s more is that it has a built-in notification bar that lets your visitors know what’s popular and trending.
Extra Grid helps your site rank higher in the search engines with its powerful SEO options. It also has Embed and Instagram support, integrated use of social media, and 120+ theme options. Other features include: theme elements, unlimited color options for post and categories, a highly detailed and user friendly admin panel and more.
FolioGrid, like the name implies, is designed to work best for portfolio websites, but it is also very flexible and can be used for other purposes. Designed by FrogsThemes, it is fully responsive with infinite scrolling and unlimited color options. Other features include a custom options pane, custom page/post templates, easy video embedding and automatic image and video resizing..
Gallery is a free theme from UpThemes. But don’t let the word “free” fool you, this theme is just as good as the premium ones. It has been rewritten and updated to be faster and easier to personalize. Part of this update is it’s now completely responsive and has built-in retina support. And the best part? It’s free!
Created by Satori Studio, Ikebana is a premium WordPress portfolio theme that is responsive and retina-ready. It is ideal for agencies, photographers, designers, as well as bloggers, who want a clean, minimal, but powerful and versatile theme.
InGRID is an elegant and multi-purpose WordPress theme that can be use for corporate or personal websites. It was built with HTML5 and CSS3, the next generation of web standards. It also comes with the Slider Revolution plugin (worth $15), which allows you to make professional looking sliders for your website. The sliders will also adapt to its responsive responsive design, which means it will look good on different browsers, tablets, or mobile devices.
If you want your online magazine to have that beautiful Pinterest-style grid, look no further. Inspire is a multipurpose, Masonry based theme that is best for magazine websites. Its design has a modern, stylish look that can even be pushed further with its grayscaling option. With this powerful option, your website can take on a more dramatic and artistic look that can make it stand out from the crowd. Other features are: responsive design, Ajax effects, 5 custom widgets and 600+ Google fonts.
iPin Pro is a premium WordPress theme that not only resembles Pinterest, but also has its social network functionality. Unlike other Pinterest-inspired themes, iPin Pro really takes the cake by letting users log in via Facebook or Twitter, create boards, upload their pin, like and repin other pins, and follow boards and other users. It also comes with infinite scroll, a custom log-in and registration page, and options to display ads in different locations in the site.
With Pinable, we don’t know where it got its inspiration, Pinterest or Behance. But one thing’s for sure, it is a versatile, all-around theme that can support posts such as audio, video, gallery, quote, link, etc. With its versatility, it can be used for magazine, personal, portfolio, gallery, and video websites. And yes, it is fully responsive and works well on different devices.
Designed by CSSIgniter, Pinfinity is like a cross between Pinterest and Tumblr. This premium theme can support different post formats like blog posts, images, audio, galleries, quotes, videos, etc. There’s also a feature that lets visitors mark their favourite posts. It also comes with that famous infinite scroll that makes Pinterest – and hopefully soon, your own site – so addictive.
Pinshop is a beautiful ecommerce theme that amazingly is as stunning and clean as the original Pinterest grid-layout. It comes with infinite scrolling so your buyers will have a seamless, window-shopping style experience when shopping on your site. It also comes with a responsive layout, 10 color skins, social media icons, a product slider, and the ajax shopping cart (which allows users to add products to their cart without having to go to the product page). It uses the popular WooCommerce plugin to provide it with full ecommerce functionality.
Pinstrap is another free responsive theme that is inspired by Pinterest. It’s built with Twitter Bootstrap and has the Wookmark jQuery plugin – meaning your homepage automatically arranges your images and places them in a responsive grid. Other features include: infinite scrolling, 2 Google Fonts and 3 page templates.
TheStyle is a multi-purpose, premium WordPress theme from Elegant Themes. It has a sophisticated and elegant design that can increase the, well, style points of your content. It comes with 5 different color schemes, shortcodes, advance theme options panel, optional blog style layout, and much more.
VideoGrid is a premium theme that focuses on video and multimedia content. Perfect for bloggers and video enthusiasts, this theme from Theme Fuse also comes with a unique filter that allows easier sorting through tons of multimedia content.