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Meet Shibui: A Free Minimalist Portfolio Theme with Masonry Layouts and More

Did you know that you can create a portfolio website for your photography with no budget and no coding skills?

Put what you thought was your web dev budget toward business cards or some new gear and build yourself the beautiful website you’ve always wanted with Shibui, a new free WordPress theme for creatives.

Big Images. Big Impact.

Shibui’s full-width slideshow header is the perfect way to put your most memorable images front and center for visitors to see. When they’re greeted by beautiful photos, they’ll be inclined to poke around. And the longer they stay on your site, the more likely they are to inquire.


A Welcome Message and About Page

Surely you have a unique selling proposition – something that sets your photography apart from the sea of other photographers out there. Impart your passion with a crisp, white-background welcome message. Have more to say? Add an About page with your professional bio or artist statement.

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Masonry Layout

The infinite-scroll, rollover masonry grid is the ideal combination for a visual portfolio. So, we incorporated those key features, along with Jetpack integration, into the Shibui portfolio page. Simply upload your images, add titles and let Shibui create a custom collage of your work.

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Blog Like a Pro

Every image has a story. Tell your stories visually, verbally or both to drive traffic to your photography blog.

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Jetpack Galleries

Who needs a physical gallery when you’ve got a killer website? Inspire your visitors with a variety of unique and engaging web galleries powered by Jetpack.

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What it Means

Shibui is Japanese for “simple, subtle and unobtrusive beauty.” If you’re looking for a website template that’s free of visual distractions and focused on showing your work, the Shibui WordPress theme is your answer.

Why It’s Free

We believe that visual creators give intrinsic value to the world. Whenever feasible, we try to support photographers, designers and artists by offering free themes and plugins that help them build a functional web presence.

What You Should Do Next

Inspired? Shibui is free and easy to set up. Give it a try, and drop us a line in the comments to show us your Shibui-themed website. We might even feature your site right here on our blog.

10 responses to “Meet Shibui: A Free Minimalist Portfolio Theme with Masonry Layouts and More”

  1. JP Seo Avatar
    JP Seo

    Hello.. love your Shibui Theme .. am trying it on a demo site but have a question regarding the Portfolio Custom Content Types .. I have installed & activated the JetPack.. Now which Custom Content Type plugin should I install ?? There are a few avbl .. Thnx

    1. Graph Paper Press Avatar

      Add the “Portfolio” Custom Content Type

      1. JP Seo Avatar
        JP Seo

        Thank you, Found it !! .. Would it be possible to download your Demo site
        & install it ?? Thnx again

      2. AVIKEN Avatar

        Hi, is it possible to have video in the header slider? Does this theme have any support for video?



    2. Graph Paper Press Avatar

      You need to enable the Custom Post Types module from the JetPack admin and then from the Writing Settings admin page, enable the portfolio custom post type.

  2. AVIKEN Avatar

    Hi, I’ll ask again since I haven’t got any answers so far:

    Is it possible to have video in the header slider? Does this theme have any support for video?



  3. Luciano Monteleone Avatar
    Luciano Monteleone

    Hello. Sorry for my English.
    You can not have the file with the demo version of the theme shibui?
    I’m considering buying the whole package
    Thank you

    1. Thad Allender Avatar

      Sure! Please contact support and they will send you the XML file: http://graphpaperpress.com/contact/

  4. Ben Avatar

    Hello ! The portfolio section and the welcome message don’t appear in my hompage … i got the slideshow and posts but not the both others sections… Could you help me please ? I followed the configuration steps but that won’t display ! Thanks!

    1. Thad Allender Avatar

      Can you email our support team so they can help you? https://graphpaperpress.com/contact/

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