With so many different WordPress themes available on the market today, it’s kind of hard trying to keep up with some of the more impressive new ones that appear.
However, the crew over at MyThemeShop (MTS) have just released their Capture Portfolio theme, and it is one of the cleanest, nicest looking portfolio themes that I have seen in a long time.
Whatever type of work that you do which required a portfolio, such as photographer, artist and graphic designer, then this theme is the ideal one to showcase your talents.
As with all themes that MTS release, this one is fluid responsive and SEO ready. You are of course able to install your preferred SEO plugin for full control of all SEO aspects of your site, but if you haven’t yet got one that you prefer to use, then why not check out RankMath, which has been developed by MTS and works flawlessly with the Capture theme.
Types of Layout
You’ve got two different types of blog layout for this theme. One being the classic grid style with images and text, while the other default option is a purely image based option, which is perfect for showing off your creations across the full width of the screen.
With the default setting, the homepage of your site becomes your own giant portfolio, though if you prefer, you can create an internal page inside the site to highlight your talents.
Both layouts look great on desktop/laptop and mobile devices, so whichever one you pick is just a matter of personal preference.
If I had a bone to pick with the theme it would be that there are only 2 layouts to choose from. However, with it being a theme that is targeted towards portfolio users, then there isn’t really too many layout options you could use for such a theme.
The Admin Panel
As with all themes by MTS, the themes admin panel is very easy to use and customize. You can make modifications to the general settings of the site such as the main logo and favicon, as well as customize the header and footer sections.
You can manage all aspects of the appearance of the site including the top menus, any footer menus or links you want to use, as well as your social media accounts, which are vital for this type of website and let people share your work on their own accounts, creating that viral effect.
In addition to being SEO ready, there are also some additional componants that make it a very powerful theme including the integration of Schema into the theme, as well as it being speed optimized, resulting in a very fast loading website.
The theme has even been optimized for Adsense, so if you are using that on your websites, then you’ll love the fact that the pages have been designed in order to promote a higher CTR (click through rate).
The Capture theme is one that offers great performance, and loading times are very impressive. Testing of the demo site with the theme on GTMetrix has the fully loaded time of under 1 second.
The results of the theme on Google’s PageSpeed Insights are just as impressive, with the desktop version scoring a high grade of 92, with some excellent Core Web Vital marks being equally impressive.
As this is a portfolio theme, and as such, you’ll must likely be uploading a large number of images of your work, it’s important that you properly optimize your images, to reduce their file size to help maintain the good speed scores that can be attained with the theme.
Value for Money
If I had to mark this WordPress theme out of 5, then I’d rate is as an impressive 4.7. It’s got everything you’ll need for an impressive portfolio website.
When you purchase the theme over at the MTS website, you also get to download the demo data, which you can use on your site while developing it, as well as clear and concise documentation and also the changelog file, so you can keep an eye on the updates that have been made.
You purchase is also protected by their 30-day money back guarantee, so if for some reason you are not entirely happy with the theme, you can easily return it for a full refund.
Alternatively, if you are a fan of beautifully crafted and cleanly coded WordPress themes, then you might want to consider signing up to their Membership account, which provides you with full access to all of their premium themes and plugins.