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How to create a portfolio in WordPress

Find out how to create a portfolio on WordPress to highlight your skills and professional experience and attract potential clients and employers

You can create a portfolio on WordPress to showcase your professional skills and experience, advertise your work, and attract the attention of potential clients and employers. The platform offers several tools for creating custom websites and has ready-made templates for portfolios of different business areas.

When you opt for a portfolio on WordPress, you can choose a plan and use your own domain for your website.

How to create a portfolio in WordPress

To create a portfolio on WordPress, you can follow the steps below:

  1. Choose your plan and hosting (you can use the free version);
  2. Mark the goal “promote my person”;
  3. Choose between “choose a theme” or “create your own”;
  4. To see the template options, go to the “portfolio”;
  5. Select a template and click “Continue”;
  6. Change the portfolio design;
  7. Create pages, with sections for projects and contacts;
  8. Add a selection of your best works;
  9. Click “start your site” to publish.

  10. WordPress has customizable templates for creating a portfolio website (Image: Screenshot/Guilherme Haas/Canaltech)

After publishing the first version of your portfolio via WordPress, you can add new pages, edit sections, and manage site settings and tools through the platform’s dashboard.

Tips for creating a portfolio on WordPress

When creating your portfolio on WordPress, you can follow these tips:

Choose a suitable theme

Prefer to use a WordPress template designed for portfolio creation and choose an option that has a clean, visually appealing design and a theme that suits your area of ​​expertise.

Use a responsive layout

Check that the template you choose is fully responsive so that your portfolio can be viewed appropriately on any device, be it desktop, tablet or mobile. This ensures a good browsing experience for all visitors.

Organize the portfolio sections

To facilitate navigation and understanding of your work, it is important to structure the portfolio into clear and well-defined sections, with spaces dedicated to projects, contact information and presentation of skills and competences.

Structure your WordPress portfolio with well-defined pages and sections (Image: Screenshot/Guilherme Haas/Canaltech)

Select your best projects

Make a good selection of your projects to present the most representative and best quality ones in your portfolio. Also include descriptions in each piece of work that explain the objectives and results achieved.

Take advantage of WordPress plugins

WordPress has a variety of dedicated portfolio plugins that you can take advantage of in your portfolio. With them, you can add custom galleries, forms, and slides to your website.

Explore the WordPress blog feature

In addition to plugins, you can take advantage of the benefits of blog of WordPress in your portfolio. In this space you can share insights, tips and relevant news from your area of ​​practice to demonstrate knowledge and ongoing interest in the profession.

Update your portfolio regularly

Keep your portfolio updated with your latest projects and remove or replace old work that no longer represents your current skills.

See more tips for creating a website and learning about platforms WordPress alternatives you can use build your digital portfolio.

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