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WordPress: Adding a Portfolio to Your Blog

Tips, tutorials, and recommendations for using Wordpress to create digital portfolios, websites, publish online multimedia exhibits, digital heritage and research projects.

Portfolio Themes

Portfolio Themes

Although all WordPress.com themes will display your projects after they’ve been created, a few themes have been designed specifically with the Portfolio content type in mind. These themes will have specific styles for the project archives and portfolio shortcode, and may provide specially designed page templates to display your portfolio in other ways.

Find more themes.

Adding a Portfolio to Your Blog

Creating a Static About Page

 

Creating A Static About Me Page

The Settings > Reading Settings option has been removed in the upgraded interface. To access the option to make your "About Me" your landing page for your blog URL you will need to login to your WordPress Dashboard interface.

  • The Admin login link to the dashboard for every blog hosted by wordpress.COM is:http://NAME_OF_BLOG.wordpress.com/wp-admin/
  • *Replace NAME_OF_BLOG in that URL with the actual name of your blog.
  • Example: http://transformher.wordpress.com/wp-admin/
  • Go to Settings > Reading Settings and select the radial button next to "A static page." Select your "About  Me" page from the drop down menu and scroll down to the bottom of the page.
  • Click the blue "save changes" button on the bottom left of the screen.

Editing your Blogroll/Adding Links

The "Links" feature has been removed in the upgraded interface. To access the "Links" option, you will need to login to your WordPress Dashboard interface.

  • The Admin login link to the dashboard for every blog hosted by wordpress.COM is:http://NAME_OF_BLOG.wordpress.com/wp-admin/
  • *Replace NAME_OF_BLOG in that URL with the actual name of your blog.
  • Example: http://transformher.wordpress.com/wp-admin/