In this digital day and age, it’s almost criminal to not have a personal website. Regardless of what industry you work in, securing your personal domain name and adding some brief information is a great way to establish an online presence. The need for your own personal space on the web is further emphasized if work in a creative market with portfolio worthy work to your name.
It’s never been easier to set up a personal site, with a variety of user friendly Content Management System’s to choose from that make the process fast and simple. One of the most popular solutions is WordPress, which allows you to upload different ‘Themes’ that are externally developed and boast varying functionality and aesthetics.
vCard’s are simple WordPress themes often consisting of one page, allowing you to display all but the most important information in a visually appealing manner. It’s a great way to set yourself apart from the competition and leave a lasting impression on a potential client or employer. Below is a collection of 20 great free and premium vCard themes.
vCard WordPress Themes
Digital Business Card
The Digital Business Card theme adopts a simplistic approach, with only two basic elements. The landing page displays various social media profiles and communities you may actively participate in, and the contact page lists various ways for people to get in touch. It’s basic yet effective, and can be and running in 5 minutes.
Zwin is a bright and responsive vCard, boasting a fluid sliding effect and a choice of 5 different colours. The portfolio section supports images, YouTube and flash, with Google Maps implemented on the Contact page.
Boasting unlimited colour options, Rezume is a responsive vCard with the option to add a full sized background image and supporting 120+ different fonts. An easy to use admin panel makes theme customisation very straightforward, with various predefined layouts to choose from.
Powered by jQuery, BusinessCard is a simple one-page theme that is a great way to display important information to visitors, with minimal set up time and five predefined colour schemes.
Overlay is a visually driven theme best suited to a photographer or designer. It consists of several small pages, including a portfolio page, blog and contact form. A slider containing recent work is streamlined onto the homepage, helping get more eyes on your portfolio.
What BizzCard lacks in looks it makes up in functionality, with 5 different predefined page templates and shortcode implementation for FAQ pages, styling, column layouts, styled boxes and more.
Cascade is a minimalistic but aesthetically impressive theme, consisting of colourful tabs which expand into content areas. It’s highly customisable, with 20 predefined page backgrounds and varying tab colours available.
Precision is a ‘brochure’ styled vCard that utilises smooth scrolling effects to create a unique browsing experience. Features include a fluid slider that supports unlimited images, intuitive admin panel, customisable full page background and social media profile links.
If you’re looking for a simple, clean and compact vCard with blog functionality, the aptly name vCard theme is your best bet. It’s a no frills design that requires minimal setup and configuration.
Biopic is a minimalistic, clean and responsive vCard that cleverly hides the sidebar when viewed on smartphones and tablets. With a choice of blog, portfolio and resume pages, it can display a great deal of information in a compact and neat package.
Featuring an inconspicuous drop down contact form and the option to print the page as a PDF, the Get Hired thing has one purpose, to entice potential employers to get in touch. Contact information, introductory information and an overview of skills is cleverly positioned above the fold, with the opportunity to add social media profile links.
ImpressiveCard utilises HTML5 to create a ‘canvas’ web page, boasting CSS3 animations to navigate between content. It’s highly customisable with over 70 predefined styles and unlimited colours, with touch gesture support on smartphones and tablets. The above picture really doesn’t do it justice so make sure you try out the demo and see for yourself.
The free Visiting Card theme is perfect for those who are active on social media as opposed to posting content on their personal site. It features a simple about page and contact form, with the home page consisting of social media icons of your choosing.
With unlimited colour schemes and 6 predefined full page backgrounds, vCard advanced is moderately priced at $8. Although it lacks blog functionality, it features a compact image slider for portfolio work and a contact form with live validation.
Self is a fully responsive theme driven by jQuery to create a single page experience. Core pages include an about, portfolio and contact page, with the ability to create a custom page with unique styling.
The Summit theme displays concise information in a compact manner, and also has impressive blog functionality. Like most vCard themes, there is a simple but aesthetically pleasing resume page boasting a subtle yet enticing ‘Download my resume’ button.
Although Selfless appears to be more of a static website for a small company, it’s still essentially a one page site due to clever implementation of jQuery, HTML5 and CSS3. Like most of the themes in this collection, it’s fully responsive and extremely simple to set up and manage.
Similar to ImpressivCard, AboutME is a self-described ‘3D Responsive vCard and Portfolio’.Elements are displayed on a ‘canvas’, with HTML5 and CSS3 used to create unique animations to navigate to each section. The end product is a rich and smooth browsing experience, with a simplified version automatically displayed to visitors using older browsers.
Prestige is a minimal, brightly coloured theme with content neatly displayed on each ‘tab’. It features a built in gallery popup capable of playing video, scrolling twitter feed and out of the box contact form.
That concludes our collection of popular vCard WordPress Themes, we hope this aids in you choosing the best way to portray yourself online. Do you use a vCard theme? Let us know in the comments.
This post was written exclusively for Designzzz by Alexa Garthwaite, Business Development Manager at Executive Offices London, who specialise in virtual offices, serviced offices and meeting room hire.