If you’re looking to get silly, you better go back to from where you came.
However, if you’re looking to get a great looking fullscreen WordPress theme that’s simple, fun and clean cut, with plenty of room for customization, then you may be looking for Pile. (Boy is that a stupid name. Check this out, a similar theme I just reviewed the other day called Wisten.) If you’re looking for a great 100% GPL WordPress theme and you don’t really *mind* a theme with a dumb name, then you may also be in luck. However, I do have some bad news about this theme. We’ll get to that in a bit.
Anyway, this portfolio theme is called Pile. Clean, simple, daring, fun and flexible, creative and unique, Pile is a fantastic template for all kinds of creative types. Illustrators, photographers, agencies and art galleries. The Pile theme is built for displaying creative work in a wonderfully professional way, ensuring it gets the reaction you want it to get.
Here’s what the theme developer, elite author Pixel Grade, has to say about their hit portfolio theme.
PILE is a daring, refined and flexible Portfolio WordPress theme which makes it the perfect tool to showcase any kind of creative work. From agencies to art directors, from illustrators to photographers and other daring doers, PILE is the best comrade in the digital journey.
Packed with a unique Project Builder, thanks to the?drag-and-drop interface, creating your portfolio with PILE becomes a simple and intuitive process.
PILE’s design is striking from many points of view: simple, but sophisticated, slick, but meaningful, minimalist, but coherent and structured. Always at a service of a story.
This is what PILE is all about: the right tool to launch a well-crafted portfolio by this weekend. And you know how important is to make things happen, right?
Slick and simple, sophisticated and full of energy, there are a lot of great things to be said about Pile, except the name. The name sucks. I suppose in the grand scheme of things, that doesn’t really matter though.
So, I’ve recently started looking at this theme a little bit more in depth. For one thing, at least right now, Pile costs $225 for a license. Don’t believe me? Check this out.
Are. You. Kidding. Me?
I mean, it is a GPL theme, which is very nice. It’s got some solid features, but I don’t really believe that any WordPress theme is worth $225 for a regular license. You could get a lifetime supply of Elegant Themes for just a tiny bit more than that. Maybe they’ll come to their senses and reduce the price to something in the realm of reasonable, I’ll keep my eye on it.