Best WordPress Portfolio Themes For Translators
What Are the Best WordPress Portfolio Themes For Translators
If you have read the guide “How To Create Your Website and Kick Start Your Translation Business” you are probably familiar with the concept of self-hosted websites that you can manage with WordPress.
As you will also know, WordPress is a CMS (Content Management System) that allows you to upload a theme instead of having to design your website. You can think of a theme as the “dress” for your website.
WordPress allows everyone to create a website in less than an hour for less than $130 a year. But there are many themes out there and it can sometimes be confusing to choose yours. That’s why translators normally use services as “Website for translators“, design agencies that charge you to make things you could do yourself for a much cheaper price. You can do it yourself if you have the time and the desire to learn something new. If you prefer to focus on translation and leave the techie part to someone else, then an agency is the right choice. But agencies will ask you something around $1000 for a website over which you have no full control.
From my point of view, is much better to spend a couple of days learning the techie stuff and then having a website that you can fully control and change every time you want just by uploading a different theme.
In this article I am presenting a selection of the best WordPress portfolio themes for translators. They are perfect if you are a translator who wants to showcase his portfolio or previous clients. You can even showcase volunteer work if you are just starting and haven’t had any paying clients yet. These themes also allow you to give a professional first impression if potential clients reach your website. So let’s get started.
Visia is a nice scrolling theme that looks professional and simple. It’s already set to present the services offered, so if you offer translation, interpreting and copywriting for example you can easily showcase the three of them. Moreover, if you collaborate with someone else, you can put all your name and present yourselves as a team.
It comes with a portfolio section that visitors can reach from the upper menu or simply scrolling down.
Completely responsive, it looks great on computers, tablets and phones.
It comes with a blog section that you can use to keep your content fresh and updated.
Finally, this theme is compatible with the WordPress Multilingual Plugin, that allows you to translate your website in multiple languages.
Cleanse is a flat design theme to create a beautiful portfolio. You can easily showcase your previous clients or previous projects, add your services in the about page and even show your skills as a bar chart.
The portolio section allows you to add pictures of your previous project, whether a website you translated, a book you edited or anything that is relevant to the services you want to offer.
The two previous themes work fine both it you work alone or with a team, but if you prefer to present yourself as an independent professional and want to focus on your CV then Demian is the Theme for you.
Simple and clean scrolling theme, it comes with a CV section, skill section and a portfolio section, without forgetting about the importance of a blog to publish regular updates.