The Best Free & Premium jQuery Masonry WordPress Themes!

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One of my favourite trends in web design is the jQuery Masonry plugin.  With this plugin, elements are arranged vertically and then horizontally (its creator describes it as the opposite of CSS floats), decreasing vertical gaps between elements of different heights.

The result is a unique and modern layout, as well as a cool animation when the container is resized and the elements are rearranged (you really need to check out the theme demos to understand exactly what I mean), making the jQuery Masonry plugin ideal for photography and portfolio sites.

To showcase this trend, I’ve chosen some of my favourite WordPress themes with jQuery Masonry effects, including some awesome free templates.  These themes feature clean and minimalist designs, and they can all be used for portfolio and photography sites.

Gridlocked:  Minimalistic WordPress Portfolio Theme

gridlocked minimalist jquery masonry wordpress theme

This masonry WordPress portfolio theme includes post format support, 2 custom widgets, localisation support, your choice of dark and light colour schemes, and much more.

Photolux — Photography Portfolio WordPress Theme

photlux photography portfolio jquery masonry wordpress theme

This masonry WordPress template offers 3 base skin choices (transparent, light and dark), unlimited gallery pages, a dynamic Ajax category filter, a built-in contact form, and a separate portfolio section, making this a great theme for photographers.

New Horizon — Blog & Portfolio WordPress Theme

newhorizon jquery masonry wordpress theme

This masonry WordPress theme includes the Visual Composer plugin, unlimited layouts, custom widgets, video support, jQuery enhancements, a full screen slideshow with 7 transition effects, and more.

Pronto WordPress Theme (Free)

pronto free jquery masonry wordpress theme

This free masonry WordPress theme includes the PrettyPhoto lightbox, author pages, a minimalist design, and a clean layout.

Bookcase — WordPress Portfolio Theme

bookcase portfolio jquery masonry wordpress theme

This masonry WordPress template features 5 custom widgets, dark and light versions, shortcode buttons, an unbranded theme options panel, and much more.

Brick + Mason:  Premium Photography and Blog Theme

brick mason jquery masonry wordpress theme

This masonry WordPress template offers infinite scrolling, light and dark skins, Google custom fonts support, easy thumbnail images, a slideout sidebar, and lots of other cool features.

Shaken Grid (Lite)

shaken grid lite free jquery masonry wordpress theme

This free WordPress theme includes your choice of a dark or light colour scheme, an easy to use theme options panel, progressive enhancement, a widgetized sidebar, and more.

Alphine — WordPress Portfolio and Blog Theme

alphine jquery masonry wordpress theme

This masonry WordPress template offers a working contact form, unlimited colours and sidebars, a shortcode generator, 33 available fonts, and tons of other great features.

Zeences — WordPress Portfolio & Business Theme

zeences jquery masonry wordpress theme

This WordPress theme has a more traditional homepage layout, and a portfolio page featuring jQuery masonry effects.  It also includes 2 types of sliders, over 60 custom shortcodes, the PrettyPhoto lightbox gallery, and a full screen background image slideshow feature.

Fotos Photography & Masonry Blog WordPress Theme

fotos photography jquery masonry wordpress theme

This WordPress template includes multiple shortcodes, custom widgets, an unbranded theme panel, your choice of 3 gallery styles, including masonry, carousel or slider, and lots of other awesome features.

Webzine Magazine & Portfolio Responsive WordPress Theme

webzine jquery masonry wordpress theme

This masonry WordPress theme offers a responsive layout, infinite scrolling, 8 background patterns, 10 predefined colour schemes, Twitter and Google Maps integration, Nivo Slider, prettyPhoto, Uploadify, and more.

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