Best WordPress Themes with Vertical Menu

In August I've published an article 25 Free And Premium WordPress Themes With Vertical Navigation and it has a huge number of visits, so I assume that bloggers are looking for those kind of themes. To meet their expectations I created a bigger list of fresh WordPress themes with vertical menu (sidebar menu to be clear). I hope you'll find some themes that will work well for your website.

Mercina

Mercina is a WordPress theme designed specially for portfolio display. Using a modern 2 column layout you can get a stylish website in a few minutes.
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Inzin

Inzin is a clean, responsive, left-sided wordpress theme that can be used as portfolio, magazine, or blog. The theme comes with huge options panel, more than 40 shortcodes that can be generated with the Visual composer with user-friendly option bar.
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Unik

Unik is an Ultra-Customizable WordPress Theme with hundreds of option and creative design.
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Argon

Argon is a unique and easy-to-use Photography WordPress theme built with the professional photographer and their needs as the main ‘focal point’. It comes with an intuitive designed interface, carefully crafted to ease the way to showcase your unforgettable photos. It has Retina Ready Icons, 100% Ultra Responsive, Well Documented, and it is built upon Bootstrap framework.
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Parkour

Parkour is a unique, horizontally built, fully responsive theme for WordPress. Parkour has all of the standard features of a WordPress Blog, but also includes the following:
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Maja

Maja is a stylish, carefully handcrafted and fully responsive WordPress theme. Great for personal sites, portfolios or a small business presentation.
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Corner

Corner, a premium WordPress theme designed for personal use. Using Corner you can easily display your work, thoughts, pin items and sell anything. Corner is so flexible you can transform your website in anything you wish, even all the colors from its powerful control panel. This page is completely widgetized!

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Vertikal

Vertikal is a true multi-purpose super responsive WordPress theme with a unique Vertical navigation or Vertical Menu which is the best choice for anyone who needs a site with a powerful yet easy to use WordPress theme.

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Other - Creative Photography WordPress Theme

Other is perfect for the creatives out there, the forward thinkers and those who just want a kick-ass site for their business or service.
Other comes with loads of unique layouts, including our draggable vertical galleries, and homepage portfolio with great animations and category filters.
Other uses AJAX to load in and switch between your posts and portfolio details, reducing initial page load times.
Fully responsive, retina ready and with a great mobile menu, Other is exactly what any freelancer, agency or business needs.

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WP Neuehaus Responsive Creative WordPress Theme

WP Neuehaus is a very powerful, super clean and fully responsive design (try re-sizing your browser). Coded with care in HTML5 & CSS3, WP Neuehaus is easy to customize and well documented. Its very easy to setup, and comes with free lifetime support via our support site.

WP Neuehaus’ super clean and modern design make it suitable for any type of website: creative, agency, portfolio, blog and many more!
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Reaper - Minimal Creative Blog and Portfolio Theme

Reaper is a WordPress Premium Theme, created for people who need a portfolio website or a blog. Simple to use and manage, the theme includes excellent features that make your life easier and let’s you build your own blog or website in minutes!

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Shopen - Responsive WooCommerce Theme

The Shopen WordPress theme is a minimal yet powerful solution for displaying artwork. The Shopen WordPress theme features a fully responsive framework that looks fantastic on any mobile device. It contains multiple portfolio layouts and single blog layout options and 5+ custom page templates. The Shopen WP theme features the coded with HTML5 & CSS3, Foundation Framework and compatible Woocommerce and BBPRess forum system. It’s compatible with all modern browsers and search engine friendly. So showcase your artworks and blogging posts with this awesome theme.

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Scrollcase

Scrollcase is a tidy little theme which could be used for a personal portfolio website – show off your photos or graphic work in style with a separate portfolio section and an optional homepage slider.

The theme contains a normal blog section and some custom widgets so you can show off your flickr photos and list your latest tweets. It has several sidebars so you can have different content for your blog sidebar, pages sidebars and portfolio page sidebars. The theme has space for entering your twitter, facebook, RSS and dribbble usernames and will display links to them in the header with a count of how many followers you have.
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The Writer - Blogging Theme

The Writer is a beautifully designed minimal WordPress theme built specifically for writers, authors, and columnists. The premium theme from Obox is perfect for story tellers to present their long form articles and stories in a very clean, visually stunning and easy to read layout that doesn’t look like a blog.
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Team Talk - A Real Time Collaboration Theme

Team Talk is a social app theme for small teams & business’ to discuss ideas & collaborate in real time.

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Blogly WordPress Theme

Blogly is a flat design styled WordPress theme for personal blogs which is clean and light and makes use of post formats.

Blogly have been re-built from the ground up to be extremely lightweight and easy to use. We have built all the options into the native WordPress theme customizer so you no longer need a control panel. From the theme customizer you are able to change the colors of the theme, upload backgrounds and logos. You can also choose from hundreds of built-in Google fonts and add footer text and tracking scripts.
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FLIP: A Unique & Colorful WordPress Theme

“Flip is a powerful & responsive WordPress theme with lots of page layout options, style settings for colors, fonts & much more.”

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Noble | A Super-Clean WordPress Theme for Artisans

Noble is an interactive and highly customizable photography portfolio WordPress theme for creatives that is developed and fully compliant with the new Themeforest WordPress theme requirements. Noble provides a ton of options to customize it to suit your needs within seconds.

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Elegance - Responsive Portfolio WordPress Theme

Elegance is a Premium WordPress Theme with fully responsive and retina ready design. Elegance comes with powerful admin panel and extremely flexible gallery system. You can adjust colors for each post/page, set custom backgrounds, custom size for portfolio thumbnails and many more. This theme fits well for designers, photographers, media agencies, restaurants and any other who wants to showcase their portfolio in elegant way.

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Push Multi-purpose WordPress Theme

Push Theme is a responsive One page WordPress Theme with multi-purpose function which is suitable for any business or portfolio.
The theme is based on ZetaOne framework as the parent theme which is bundled with several extra plugins that extends the framework and it’s also support AJAX content fetching system and Ajax function to provide fast loading page.
The theme also comes with creative looks with left floating navigation bar system which is smart enough to detect if the bar is overflow and stop floating automatically.
With a clean, modern looks, and creative design, Push theme is suitable for any business. And with the zooming effect, the images will look visibly clear and details, which is makes it also perfect for a portfolio.

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Photo - Responsive Photography WordPress Theme

Photo is a responsive and retina photography WordPress theme with clean, minimalist and flat look. It has two homepage styles like fullwidth and boxed style. A widget ready WordPress with full of options found in theme options and a shortcode plugin for typography/elements for this theme. Compatible on WordPress 3.7.1

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Raw - Responsive Photography WordPress Theme

Raw WordPress Theme is a fully responsive HTML5 theme that is ideal for photographers, agencies and creative freelancers.
It offers several homepage layout options, full and fixed width portfolio grids, awesome hover effects, full width sliders with HTML5 background video & touch support, fashionable captions, contact form with honeypot spam prevention and tons of professional styling options.

For the homepage you can choose between the full width portfolio grid, the full width slider layouts, the regular fixed width layout or simply a regular blog.

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ePix - Responsive Fullscreen Photography Theme

ePix is a powerful multi-purpose / fullscreen photography WordPress theme, packed with a ton of features unique to ePix including the Fullscreen slider ( Awesome for showcasing a photographers portfolio ), stunning galleries, advanced live Skin Editor, Page Builder, Parallax and so much more!

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Nordic - Retina Responsive WordPress Theme

Nordic is a clean, minimal responsive WordPress theme, optimized for best portfolio showcase for designers, photographers and other artists. Nordic is a full ajax theme, which loads only those dynamic parts, and makes browsing experience very smooth for your visitors.

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LENS - An Enjoyable Photography WordPress Theme

LENS is a surprising premium WordPress theme aimed at photographers in need for a solution that focuses on what matters most to them: their work. Every feature was carefully chosen and designed to ease the way to that perfect photography portfolio website.
Packed with a stunning yet minimal,flat design, LENS features fullscreen slideshows and galleries, grid based photo galleries and a journal to help photographers keep up with their visions and thoughts.
Because we are well aware of the importance of a pure yet intriguing visual experience, especially in photography,LENS showcases unexpected yet natural animated page transitions fast but at the same time super smooth.
This is what LENS is all about: offering the right thing, in the right place, right when photographers need it!

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Samba - Colored WordPress Theme

This WordPress Theme is great for all Websites and comes with tons of customization options. It features the Visual Composer Plugin to speed up the page creation process and it has a cool Ajax Page Loading feature. This option will allow a smoother the user experience and will speed up the page loading process
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Fuerza Responsive WordPress Theme

Fuerza Theme is perfectly scalable, performance and SEO optimized, responsive, retina ready multipurpose WordPress theme. It comes with a plethora of options so you can modify layout, styling, colors and fonts directly from within the backend. Build your own clean skin or use one of 7 predefined skins right out from your WordPress Admin Panel. It will fit every site – big or small. From huge corporate portals to studio or personal sites – Fuerza will become a great foundation for your next project! Font, background and color options as well as the dynamic template builder will help you create the Website you need in no time. In addition to the global options you can set unqiue styling options for each entry as seen in the theme demo

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Phtgrphy - Photography Driven WordPress Theme

Phtgrphy is a minimal, yet powerful photo blogging theme.

Minimal javascript and careful code work make Phtgrphy scorching fast, whilst our robust framework let’s you handle all that power with pinpoint precision.

Great theme options allow you to control every colour in the theme, use the WordPress header image for a logo upload, control which items you see in a variety of places. Don’t want the author details? No problem, get rid of it in one click. Don’t want to offer download options for your images? Again, one click to remove.

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Drury Lane-Theme For Musicians And Bands + Intro

“Drury Lane”, WordPress theme, was done especially for musicians, bands, artists and can be used by record labels as well. It is simple in use, based on default WP functionality (no custom post types, no page builders), comes with splash page (traditional feature of musicians’s websites), has two parts sliding home page and comes with a number of small custom plugins written especially for this theme.

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Writter - A Modern Grid Based Mobile Theme

Writter is grid based minimalistic theme with buch of colorful features bloggers will appreciate. Clean and smooth modern design with 8 great post formats is the right choise. Theme was built with strong focus on typography. On the mobile screen it’s just the best looking theme our there.

Writter is the right choise for creative bloggers but not only for them. Post layout can be used as a portfolio. It’s all about creativity. So click on a live preview and try Writter. It’s the perfect way to start!

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Expo - Fullscreen Photography/Portfolio Theme

Expo is a creative agency, photography and restaurant WordPress theme. It’s designed with mobile-first practices in mind. Enjoy unique and modern design style developed with todays most effective coding techniques.

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Chita - Creative & Tasty, Retina Ready Blog Theme

Chita is highly customizable, retina ready WordPress theme that can suit all your needs. Unleash your creativity, show your ideas and thoughts in beautful and eye catching way!

It’s super responsive and made for all kind of devices – from desktops to retina displays and mobile.

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Pico - Food & Lifestyle Blog

Pico is a clean and elegant WordPress Theme with a focus on your content and was designed with Food/Health/Lifestyle Blogs in mind, but can be used for anyone who wants to have a beautiful blog site. #Beauty #eCommerce #Photography #Shop #Spa #Wellness #Yoga

It comes with a horizontal and a vertical grid layout and is responsive and designed to look beautiful whether you are using a desktop computer or a mobile phone.
- Click on ‘Remove Frame’ on the top bar, to make use of the smaller versions

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Analytical full Width WordPress Theme

Analytical is a full width WordPress theme built especially for photographers and others who want to feature more graphics on their website. This theme features a full width background slider which is highly customizable and totally responsive.
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Artisto - A Fullscreen Portfolio

Artisto is a beautful full screen portfolio WordPress theme with advanced portfolio options, video support and tons of unique features.
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Pager – A Page Flipping Blogging WP Theme

Very unique WordPress theme with many features: ll post formats; Standard, Image, Gallery, Video, Audio, Chat, Quote, Link, Aside & Status, Self Hosted Audio, Cross-Platform Video, Custom Logo Upload, Custom Favicon Upload, 1-click colour changes using the WP Customizer and many many more. It has clean and minimal design, that will suit your business.

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Personality

Personality is a fluid-width, responsive, three-column blogging theme with multiple layouts and a focus on readability.
A Designer’s Dream Theme. Personality gets out of your way and let’s your content really stand out. Beautiful typography and spacing allows you to send a clear message.
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Rough – WordPress Portfolio Theme

Rough is a Minimal Portfolio WordPress theme for WordPress. It is suitable for displaying your work over multiple devices including tablets and mobiles. The theme comes with multiple customization options allowing you to put your mark on your Portfolio.
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Gridster WordPress Theme

Gridster is a neat and tidy grid-based portfolio theme for photographers, artists and designers to show off their work.

Gridster has been designed with simplicity in mind, it has a left-aligned sidebar which also serves to display the menu and site logo. The homepage is made up of a grid of your images which is responsive meaning it will change dimensions depending on what size screen you view it on. Simply create your categories and start adding images to create your site – no other configuration is needed.
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Alps | Responsive Multipurpose Theme

Alps is an Elegant and Vanguardist Multipurpose WordPress Theme suitable for any kind of creative and business use.

With Alps Theme you could customize background colors, page layouts, fonts, sizes, areas, and much more. Every added option was thought with the main idea of personalize the website in an easy way, providing a unique design to every customer.
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WP Form Responsive Creative WordPress Theme

WP Form is a very powerful, super clean and fully responsive design (try re-sizing your browser). Coded with care in HTML5 & CSS3, WP Form is easy to customize and well documented. Its very easy to setup, and comes with free lifetime support via our support site.

WP Forms super clean and modern design make it suitable for any type of website: creative, agency, portfolio, blog and many more!

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Icon - Responsive Blog & Portfolio WordPress Theme

Icon is an amazing WordPress theme with main focus on blog and portfolio. It has a cool sidebar which folds automatically on hand held devices. It has a super unfolding/folding effect.

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Fragment - Responsive One Page WordPress Theme

Fragment is a beautiful, modern & AJAX powered one-page WordPress theme featuring smooth animations and built with the principles of mobile-first in mind. A perfect fit for any kind of business, with valid HTML5 & CSS3 and the Bootstrap framework at it’s core, this theme combines both rock-solid functionality with a striking, retina-ready design which looks razor sharp on any device. It’s 100% fully responsive, displaying content effectively on any viewport. The innovative fold-in navigation delivers an unparalleled user experience consistent across devices and viewports.

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About Kris Hoja

Hi! I'm Kris. For a while I was blogging about WordPress, now I'm owner of HogStudio - Creative Agency focused on website development.
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Comments

  1. Hi Kris,
    Nice job.
    I would like to add a new one with Vertical and/or Horizontal Menu:
    VerticalMenu
    You can find it at WordPress Repository.
    https://wordpress.org/themes/verticalmenu/
    Cheers,
    Bill

  2. Which are the FREE ones?

  3. Great list! Thanks for share!

  4. I really like these vertical menu themes. Are there any for Genesis out there yet?

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