With the greatest care for details, we have put together Essenza: a perfectly responsive and beautiful WordPress grid portfolio with premium options. Essenza’s versatility in combination with its minimal design make it the perfect solution for every portfolio. It comes with a massive admin including a template customizer, drag&drop pagebuilder, custom visual slider builder and unlimited fonts, colors, backgrounds and sidebars. Importing the demo content from either the light or dark version with one click gets you going with Essenza in no time! Enjoy!

Key features


Feature list:

  • iOS7 compatible
  • WordPress 3.6 tested and approved
  • Minimal and versatile design perfect for every portfolio
  • Perfectly responsive
  • Retina ready (crisp images on any resolution)
  • Insane custom fullscreen slider
  • Built with HTML5 and CSS3
  • Massive admin with template customizer, pagebuilder, custom visual slider builder and unlimited possibilities
  • Smooth scrolling enabled
  • Sticky header with integrated search
  • Dynamic image loading, the right size for the right resolution
  • Thorough social integration (Vimeo, Youtube, DailyMotion, Twitter, Facebook, Google+, SoundCloud, Instagram, Flickr, Dribbble, Behance, etc.)
  • SEO optimised and easy Google analytics integration
  • Dynamic AJAX pages loading
  • Multilingual, super easy language translation
  • Drag&drop sortable portfolio and galleries
  • Custom Essenza icons and a huge set of FontAwesome icons
  • 600+ Google fonts
  • 3 different blog layouts with 8 different post types
  • Visual shortcode generator with many useful shortcodes
  • Light and dark version included
  • One click demo data import
  • Unlimited colors
  • Unique backgrounds and sidebars possible on every page
  • Facebook login for blog comments
  • Developed with WP_DEBUG enabled
  • Thorough documentation
  • Free lifetime updates and support
  • Just check out the preview!


  • Extensive template customizer with many general theme settings
  • Visual page builder with many shortcodes
  • Visual sidebar builder to create unique sidebars for each page
  • Unlimited colors
  • 600+ Google fonts
  • Over 500 FontAwesome and custom icons
  • Beautiful custom visual slider builder
  • Create unlimited portfolio, blog and gallery pages


  • Responsive, categorized and sortable grid
  • Create multiple portfolios on one website
  • Support for images, Vimeo, Youtube and DailyMotion
  • Set each item to fullscreen, fit or normal
  • Make portfolio items direct links to external projects
  • Optionable Ken Burns effect for each item
  • Slideshow on/off


  • Responsive, categorized and sortable grid
  • Dynamic width enabling a different amount of columns
  • 4 different types of possible items (Image, Video, Audio or Links)


  • 3 completely custom blog layouts (Regular, Masonry and Mosaic)!
  • Mosaic is a unique blog layout on ThemeForest!
  • Switch between custom blog layout with one click!
  • 8 different post formats (Text, Slider, Image, Image gallery, Video (Vimeo, Youtube, DailyMotion), Audio (Self-hosted, SoundCloud), Quote, Tweet)

Custom Slider:

  • Unique responsiveness control enabling proper viewing on desktop as well as mobile phone!
  • Great slider builder that makes creating your slider easy and fun
  • Ken Burns effect enabled

Changelog & Update history

Last update: v1.01 18th of October 2013