When you think about a WordPress theme, you probably think of it as your average vertical-scrolling theme. These types of themes are definitely the most popular, but if you’re looking to make your blog stand out or just want a unique portfolio theme, you may want to consider using a different orientation – a horizontal-scrolling theme!
Some horizontal-scrolling WordPress themes may remind you of reading a book – something that a lot of readers will surely appreciate. These types of themes are also ideal for designers and creative professionals who want to showcase their work since it’s a more natural way of looking through designs and works of art.
No matter your reason for wanting to use a horizontal-scrolling theme, you’re sure to find one below that will really suit your WordPress powered website. Check them out!
This unique and semi-responsive timeline theme for WordPress is best suited for artists, designers and museums that want to display their creative work or art collection in chronological order. The content can be organized by year, decade, century or millennium. The theme includes image slider for each post, and Theme Options, thanks to the OptionTree plugin.
Fluxux is a beautiful magazine-style portfolio theme for WordPress. It comes with 3 different homepage types: slideshow, “hello”, and portfolio with horizontal scrolling. This theme also comes with horizontal portfolio pages, a horizontal blog, a contact page with Google Maps integration, shortcodes, and integrated social sharing.
This Tumblog-inspired WordPress theme features a fluid and responsive design. The navigation can be done via the keyboard or mouse. Users can optimize the background image or color, along with the copyright notice and the logo. Shelf supports images, videos, audio, links, and quotes – just like Tumblog!
Parkour is a responsive theme for WordPress that comes with 3 different types of blog styles, two of which scroll horizontally. The theme is loaded with features like a full-screen portfolio page, 6 color schemes, custom widgets, contact page with Google Maps integration, shortcodes, and many more.
This simple and highly responsive portfolio-style theme features horizontal-scrolling galleries on the homepage and portfolio pages; all other page types scroll vertically. The theme includes 4 background options, 3 page templates, custom widgets, and social media icons.
Crea WP is a unique flash-like WordPress theme built with HTML5. It features a full-screen layout, horizontal page transitions, parallax background, 2 types of sliders, and 3 custom content types. With the built-in background builder, you can easily customize the colors and position of your background, and even add layers.
This clean, minimalistic portfolio theme for WordPress comes with 2 color schemes (light and dark) and 9 custom widgets. There’s also a Theme Options page to help you customize the colors, fonts, social network links, and logo for your theme.
KIN is a clean and minimalistic theme that’s created with photographers in mind. While the homepage and galleries scroll horizontally, all other page types scroll vertically. It features 2 different skins, includes Google web fonts, and has a built-in image zoom feature, with a contact page.
This fluid and responsive WordPress grid-style portfolio theme supports images, galleries, videos, audio, quotes, and standard posts. You can use the theme customizer to change the colors, fonts, logo and background. You can also add custom CSS. There are a variety of page templates to choose from, and you can use the keyboard or mouse to navigate between images.
Horizzon is a unique and creative WordPress theme with multiple columns. You can choose to use columns layout, wide columns layout, or classic wide layout. You can also navigate the theme using your mouse or keyboard. With unlimited color variations, a custom background, Google fonts, shortcodes, and 4 portfolio styles, Horizzon really gives a lot of flexibility.