This time, we’re looking at a few of the best vCard & resume themes for WordPress. Want a great looking site that will impress potential clients and employers? Of course you do. You’re not stupid.
There’s a ton of CV/Resume themes out there, which is why we won’t presume that these are objectively the best available. But we’re confident that they are at the top of the pile, and each one packages in all the functionality you need to show off your skills and portfolio in a memorable, professional way.
We picked the themes out by hand and, because the feature sets are roughly the same throughout, our decisions are based almost entirely on design quality. Is it clean, modern, pixel-perfect? Does it perform well? It makes the cut. Is it dated, sloppy, laggy? Forget about it, dude!
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Some readers may be underwhelmed by the screenshot, but the Gentleman theme – and other minimalist resume/CV themes like it – are doing things right. Gentleman presents your vital information cleanly and elegantly, creating the impression of a serious, qualified professional. We’d suggest having a closer look at the demo to get the full effect. You should choose a theme like a Gentleman over extravagant, flashy themes, for the same reason you don’t print traditional resumes on colored paper, apply sparkles, and use unreadable, fancy-pants fonts.
Beyond the successful aesthetic, Gentleman is a one-page style theme, and usability is top-notch. Performance is fast and responsive, unencumbered by flashy animation and laggy jQuery gimmicks. The content-focused layout is perfectly structured and flows sensibly from one section to the next.
You probably won’t need to change much (or shouldn’t), but an options panel and Visual Composer is bundled for making code-free adjustments to layout, colors, and typography.
Gentleman is translation-ready, retina capable, and pretty much ready to go as is. Highly recommended.More Info/Download
Next, we’ve got MD. We’ll take a guess that’s short for the Marshall Doe featured in the demo. At risk of spouting clichés, MD is a clean, ultra-professional design that sets out to do one thing and does it pretty damned well.
Site owners can choose between setting the theme up in a one page or multipage layout, and the full responsiveness means you won’t have to worry about compatibility with mobile devices new and old.
A portfolio, a twitter feed, pricing tables, and plenty of easy to use options are provided. The theme was built with Bootstrap 3, it’s cross browser compatible, and it comes with comprehensive documentation.More Info/Download
cvCard WP is another sweet-looking, modern vCard theme for WordPress that embraces a clean, modern aesthetic and contemporary flat design trends.
The theme is AJAX-enabled to reduce page reloads and provide a smooth, enjoyable user experience. It’s both responsive and retina-ready, meaning it won’t only work well on mobile devices, but will maintain sharp graphics on the latest high-resolution smartphones and tablets (and computers).
There’s four predefined skins and an options panel for further tweaking and customization. The theme integrates Google Maps, Google Analytics, Google fonts and is translation ready. And, hey, it’s also SEO optimized!More Info/Download
ME is the second of four themes on our list to prominently feature the same stunned looking dude with glasses.
Anyway, some notable ME features: one page/multipage layout, a Bootstrap 3 code base, a portfolio, and a cool looking timeline.
Beyond that, in ME you’ll find ten color scheme presets available out of the box, a working contact form, Google Map integration, and more (be sure to check the details page for a full rundown). Translation ready and well documented.More Info/Download
CVX goes for a classy, elegant approach. This minimal, one page design comes with four homepage variations to choose from and an advanced portfolio grid system.
Drag & drop page building makes it easy to create and alter layouts without digging around in the code, and the back-end options panel ensures flexibility.
CVX is Bootstrap based, translation ready (with WPML support), and well documented.More Info/Download
Don’t let the above monochrome screenshot fool you. Signature Resume is a truly awesome one page resume theme, with lots of modern visual flair, like CSS3 animations, and a professional, trendy design.
Notable secondary features include the intuitive Unyson page builder, the premium Master Slider plugin (valued a $19), and a packed options panel that lets you control nearly every part of your theme. All good things.
The code is clean, SEO optimized and Signature fully supports WPML and translation. Worth a closer look if you got some time to spare.More Info/Download
This one page WordPress resume and portfolio theme is perfect for freelancers, but works great for agencies too. Parallax effects add visual interest, an unlimited portfolio provides an easy way to showcase your past work, and the built-in contact form allows clients and would-be employers to get in touch with you in a snap.
Easy to use, customize, and install. But, seriously, can anyone identify this guy with the glasses?More Info/Download
Now for something different. Instead of the one page vCard designs we’ve looked at so far, Kayta opts for an accordion style, AJAX-powered design. It’s straight-forward and perfect for blogs and freelancer portfolios.
The theme comes with six pre-made color schemes, a touch-enabled carousel, Contact Form 7 compatibility, and support for Google maps. And, as you’re expect, Kayta is fully responsive for display on smartphones, tablets, and all that cool junk. A simple, elegant solution.More Info/Download
Personage – Easy Setup CV Resume
This lovely resume theme comes with both dark & light versions and four homepage variations. It’s responsive, retina-ready, and easy to tweak via the built-in control panel (unlimited colors are available). SEO optimized and translation ready.More Info/Download
Similar to the Kayta theme, above, Lagit offers a one page, accordion style design. The theme is responsive, built on the robust Bootstrap 3 framework from Twitter, easy as hell to set up, and includes a filterable portfolio for showcasing your top projects and work. Can’t be bothered fussing with page builders, demo variations, and endless options? Lagit might be what you’re looking for.More Info/Download
MEE – Responsive Resume
MEE is an AJAX-enabled resume and personal portfolio theme with a minimal, professional aesthetic. Four color presets are included, and the theme features a unique, horizontal-scrolling layout style.More Info/Download
Bernate’s design is just about as minimalistic as it gets, and we like it that way. It’s got everything you need to build a personal vCard/resume website or portfolio and nothing more. Fast, responsive, and SEO optimized. A nice selection of theme options gives you control over typography, colors, logos, and more.More Info/Download
And that’s it for this roundup of stand-out vCard and resume themes for WordPress. Hope you saw something you liked!