Fotografie is popular free Photography WordPress Theme in theme repository. Fotografie is a modern photography WordPress theme that comes with high-quality features and minimal design. True to the essence of the German word, Fotografie is simple, elegant and straightforward. It is ideal for creating photography websites for photographers, graphic designers, freelancers, artists, or bloggers. It comes with basic features that are extremely crucial, like header media options, hero content, portfolio, featured content, color options and menu options to create a simple and elegant website in no time. Designed to make your photographs stand out with clear, easy to read content, Fotografie has it all to take your photoblogs to the next level. Fotografie stands out in the respect that it puts your photographs in the limelight while doing all the important background work. Showcase to the world what’s important – your Fotografie. This theme is translation ready. For more details check out the Theme Instructions.


Theme Options

The most powerful feature of Catch Themes is its Theme Options which will allow you to easily customize your website with clicks. So, now you no longer need to be a designer or a programmer to build customized websites. Theme Options allow you to toggle on and off features, adjust layouts, change colors, fonts, logo, favicon, background, add social links and custom CSS.

Responsive Design

One of the key features of our themes is that your website will magically respond and adapt to different screen sizes delivering an optimized design for iPhones, iPads, and other mobile devices. No longer will you need to zoom and scroll around when browsing on your mobile phone.

Webmaster Tools

Webmaster Tools option helps you to minutely manage your site. Firstly, it helps to verify the site in Google, Yahoo and Bing. Additionally, whether it is something like site optimization, keeping track of your site traffic or overseeing and altering your display settings, you can call the shots for you site through Webmaster tools. These tools also allow you to add to your site Header and Footer Scripts like Google Analytics, Site Stats, Facebook, twitter and much more.

Incredible Support

We have a great line of support team and support documentation. You do not need to worry about how to use the themes we provide, just refer to our Tech Support segment. Further, if you need to do advanced customization to your website, you can always hire our theme customizer!

Featured Content

Featured Content allows you to highlight your recent & popular posts on your website. It can either be displayed on Homepage or the entire site. You can add your title and sub-title for featured content, select the number of featured content, display Meta, select multiple categories, and enjoy displaying your featured & recent posts.

Hero Content

You can now display the best assets of your website with the Hero Content feature. The feature allows you to highlight the most important content in a fashion that is easily attention-grabbing. You can enable the hero content either on Homepage or the entire site. Hero Content - the easiest way to display your strengths.

WordPress Standard Codes

Our code is secure and optimized. We do proper data validation and sanitization and follow core theme guidelines. Our developers are active contributors to WordPress theme review and WordPress core. Our themes will always be updated as things change in WordPress.


Portfolio empowers you to showcase your professional skills and accomplishments to the world at large. Display your Portfolio in an elegant manner on the Homepage/Frontpage, the entire site or you can also disable it completely if you don’t need it. An astounding way to easily display your experience, skills, talent, and expertise.

More Features

  • Theme Options
  • Responsive Design
  • Webmaster Tools
  • Page Templates
  • Featured Thumbnail
  • Threaded Comments
  • Dropdown Menu
  • Excerpt Length
  • Gravatar Ready
  • Localized for translations
  • Custom Header / Logo
  • Custom Favicon
  • Custom Menu
  • Custom Layout
  • Custom Homepage
  • Custom CSS
  • Hero Content
  • Portfolio
  • News
  • Header Video
  • Featured Content
  • WordPress Standard Codes

Free Vs Pro (Premium)

Free Features Pro (Premium)
Responsive Design
Super Easy Setup
Color Options for various sections
Header Media
Header Menu
Footer Menu
Social Menu
Comment Options
Excerpt Options
Featured content: Post
Featured content: Page
Featured content: Category
Featured content: Custom
Featured Slider: Post
Featured Slider: Page
Featured Slider: Category
Featured Slider: Custom
Feed Redirect
Font Family Options
Footer Editor Options
Hero Content:Post
Hero Content: Page
Hero Content:Category
Hero Content:Custom
Site Layout: Boxed/Fluid
Singular Content Layout: Left Sidebar (Primary Sidebar, Content)
Singular Content Layout: No Sidebar
Singular Content Layout: No Sidebar: Full Width
Singular Content Layout: Right Sidebar(Content, Primary Sidebar)
Single Page/Post Image: Enable/Disable
WooCommerce Layout
Pagination Options
Scroll Up Options
Update Notifier
WooCommerce Options
WPML Ready
WooCommerce Ready

Theme Instructions

#How to install theme?

Go to this link

#How to update theme to the latest version?

Go to this link This theme relies heavily on Featured Images. If your post is missing a Featured Image, the post image will not show up on homepage, on archived pages and on Featured Page Slider Content. Click Here to see how to add Featured Image in your Post/Page.

#Image Sizes:

Post Thumbnail
Width: 1148
Height: 574

Featured Image:
Width: 533
Height: 533

Hero Image:
Width: 720
Height: 720

Slider Image:
Width: 1920
Height: 1080

#How to add Featured Image in Post/Page?

Go to this link.

#Regenerate Thumbnails

For regenerate thumbnails got to this link

#Widget Area (Sidebar)

Fotografie currently has 4 widgetized (Sidebar) areas thay are: 1. Sidebar, 2. Footer One, 3. Footer Two and 4. Footer Three. Go to "Appearance => Widgets" or "Appearance => Customize => Widgets" in WordPress. Fotografie offers exciting Menu Options! This theme supports and recommends using "Custom Menus". You can create Custom Menu through "Appearance => Menus" from your WordPress Dashboard.

Select Menu Locations
You can assign your custom menu in 2 different locations. You assign it either from "Appearance => Customize => Menus => Manage Location" or from "Appearance => Menus => Manage Location"
Select your Custom Menu as Header Menu to display it as the Main Menu, which will replace the default Page Menu
Select your custom menu as Social Menu

#Customizer (Theme Options)

You can customize this theme using cool additional features through Customizer at "Appearance => Customize" from your WordPress Dashboard. Go to this link

#How to enable/disable Site Title and Tagline

Go to this link

#How to add Site Icon (Favicon/Web Clip Icon)?

Go to this link

#How to add Header Video?

Go to this link

#How to add Header Image?

Go to this link Go to this link

#How to Change the Excerpt Length and Read More Text?

Go to this link Fotografie supports Page as featured content. For Featured Content Options, go to "Appearance => Customize => Featured Content".
Go to this link

#Hero Content

Go to this link

#How to Set Certain Categories to Display in Homepage/Frontpage?

Go to this link

#Layout Options

Fotografie has 2 Site Layout and 2 Singular Content Layout options to choose from "Appearance => Customize => Theme Options => Layout Options"
Site Layout
Once you are in Layout Options, you can Check the option below "Site Layout" which will set our site layout.

Singular Content Layout
Singular content layout is for singular post types like Post,Pages. There are option to choose from: i. Left Sidebar(Primary Sidebar,Content) and ii. No Sidebar

#How to change Pagination Options?

Go to this link

#How to enable/disable Scrollup feature?

Go to this link

#Additional CSS

Go to this link for more detail.

Content Types

If you want content type option in your theme you can either use Jepack or our free plugin Essential Content Type. The details are listed below:

#Jetpack Support

Fotografie supports different features from Jetpack like: 1. Portfolio, 2. Content Options and 3. Featured Content. To get these option you need to install Jetpack. To use these features you can simply install Jetpack Plugin, by following the steps provided by the link.

#Portfolio (Using Jetpack)

The Portfolio custom post type gives you an easy way to manage and showcase projects on your site. You can follow this link for Portfolio Content Post Types

#Content Option(Using Jetpack)

Content Options gives an easy way to make small visual modifications across the site. Content Options supports four main features: Blog Display, Author Bio, Post Details, and Featured Images. Follow this link to know more about content option Content Option Featured Content allows you to easily feature all the post with the "featured"tag or tag of your choice, you can feature up to 3 posts in its feature content area. For more details about featured content follow the steps mentioned in this link Featured Content

Frontpage Elements

#How to add Portfolio in Homepage/Frontpage using Jetpack?

Follow these steps to showcase projects on your site:
  1. First you need to install Jetpack and activate Custom Content Type Module to get Portfolio option
  2. After that you can find Portfolio option in your WordPress Dashboard
  3. Click on "Portfolio", there you can see "Add New" option then you can add New Project title and Content, select Featured Image of your choice
  4. Click on "Publish" button on your right side
  5. Then go to "Customize => Portfolio" and choose number of items to show in frontpage
  6. Click on "Publish" button on your right side
  7. Finally, click on "Save & Publish"
Note: To edit Portfolio Archive Title, Acrhive Content and Archive Featured Image, go to Customize => Portfolio"

#Essential Content Type

You can install our free plugin Essential Content Type from this link and follow the steps provided by the link.

How to add Portfolio in Homepage/Frontpage using Essential Content Type?#

Follow these steps to showcase projects on your site:
  1. First you need to install Essential Content Type
  2. After that you can find Essential Content Type option in your WordPress Dashboard
  3. Click on "Essential Content Type", there you can see "Portfolio/Projects" option then you need to click on the button of Portfolio/Projects option(This option is enabled by default)
  4. Then go to "Customize => Portfolio" and choose number of items to show in frontpage
  5. Finally, click on "Save & Publish"
Note: To edit Portfolio Archive Title, Acrhive Content and Archive Featured Image, go to Customize => Essential Content Type Plugin Options =>Portfolio"


Fotografie has 2 Widgets to choose from. They are: 1. CT: Recent Posts and 2. CT: Social Icons. You can add widget in widget area as per your need.

#How to add Widgets in widget area?

Go to this link for more detail.

#How to add "Social Icon" in widget area(CT:Social Icon)?

This widget is used to add social icons as a widget.
  1. Add CT:Social Icon to desired widget area. More Info
  2. Add "Title" under the respective field.
  3. Finally, click on "Save & Publish"

Recommended Plugins
* Catch Web Tools for Webmaster Tools, To Top, Catch IDs
* Essential Content Type
* Contact Form 7 for Contact Form
* Regenerate Thumbnails to for Regenerating Thumbnails
* Jetpack for Infinite Scroll, Gallery, Stats, Image CDN and many more

Change Log

2.2.3 (Released: April 18, 2021)

  • Bug Fixed: Header Video Issue from last update

2.2.2 (Released: March 22, 2021)

  • Bug Fixed: Header Video Issue

2.2.1 (Released: October 12, 2020)

  • Updated: Screenshot

2.2 (Released: August 22, 2020)

  • Bug Fixed: Sidebar issue on archive page in child themes
  • Updated: Readme

2.1 (Released: July 26, 2020)

  • Added: Search text option
  • Bug Fixed: Theme Check Issues
  • Updated: Screenshot
  • Updated: Header Image

2.0.6 (Released: March 27, 2020)

  • Bug Fixed: Removed unnecessary enqueue script for navigation.min.js file

2.0.5 (Released: February 03, 2020)

  • Bug Fixed: Breadcrumb issue with disabled on homepage

2.0.4 (Released: January 31, 2020)

  • Bug Fixed: Child Category breadcrumb issue

2.0.3 (Released: January 29, 2020)

  • Bug Fixed: Multi Category Sanitization issue
  • Bug Fixed: Active Callback issue in Hero Content Section
  • Bug Fixed: Keyboard navigation accessibility issue, removed navigation.js file
  • Bug Fixed: Header media issue with iframe video and button in safari
  • Updated: data-vocabulary-org-schema deprecated now replaced by schema-org's JSON-LD

2.0.2 (Released: April 25, 2019)

  • Bug Fixed: Breadcrumb issue with pages (Reported by Gord)

2.0.1 (Released: April 25, 2019)

  • Added: Support for wp_body_open action
  • Bug Fixed: Breadcrumb link issue
  • Bug Fixed: Menu toggle color issue in mobile chrome browser

2.0 (Released: January 29, 2019)

  • Added: Theme support for block styles
  • Added: Theme support for full and wide align images
  • Added: Theme support for for editor styles
  • Added: Theme support for responsive embeds
  • Added: Theme support for custom editor font sizes
  • Added: Theme support for custom color scheme
  • Added: Support for Catch Infinite Scroll Free and Pro
  • Added: no-sidebar class on body when no sidebar layout is selected
  • Updated: Readme file as per new requirement
  • Updated: FitVid only loaded for WP < 5.0 as it breaks embedded videos on Block Editor

1.6.7 (Released: December 04, 2018)

  • Bug Fixed: Customizer JS fix

1.6.6 (Released: October 22, 2018)

  • Bug Fixed: Color issue when there is multiple sticky posts

1.6.5 (Released: October 03, 2018)

  • Bug Fixed: Gallery item layout issue
  • Bug Fixed: Primary Sidebar on Static Page on Homepage

1.6.4 (Released: September 10, 2018)

  • Updated: Added footer class for sidebar-5 to support pro child themes

1.6.3 (Released: August 25, 2018)

  • Bug Fixed: Header media pause/play icon
  • Updated: CSS as per the Pro theme

1.6.2 (Released: June 25, 2018)

  • Bug Fixed: Site title and tagline customizer preview issue

1.6.1 (Released: June 18, 2018)

  • Bug Fixed: Design issue with upgrade button in customizer

1.6 (Released: June 18, 2018)

  • Added: Core Privacy Policy link support in footer
  • Updated: Made functions child theme ready
  • Updated: Mobile menu to show below 1024px

1.5.4 (Released: April 12, 2018)

  • Version bumped due to svn issue

1.5.3 (Released: April 04, 2018)

  • Bug Fixed: Design issue with Jetpack plugin Infinite Scroll css

1.5.2 (Released: April 03, 2018)

  • Bug Fixed: Unnecessary button tag removed before footer social menu

1.5.1 (Released: March 30, 2018)

  • Bug Fixed: Singular Layout issue
  • Bug Fixed: Singular Layout issue

1.5 (Released: March 22, 2018)

  • Bug Fixed: Design issue with Catch Infinite Scroll plugin
  • Bug Fixed: Static homepage page not taking full width option
  • Bug fixed: Search page infinite scroll issue
  • Bug Fixed: Escaping issues
  • Bug Fixed: Discarded use of 'create_function'
  • Bug Fixed: CT: Instagram Widget thumbnail and small image sizes issue
  • Code Optimization

1.4.5 (Released: December 13, 2017)

  • Bug Fixed: Content width and style
  • Enhanced: Child theme ready function conditions

1.4.4 (Released: December 12, 2017)

  • Added: TGMPA Library for plugins recommendation
  • Enhanced: child theme ready function conditions
  • Enhanced: table css for responsive design

1.4.3 (Released: November 27, 2017)

  • Updated: JS compression

1.4.2 (Released: November 22, 2017)

  • Bug Fixed: Pre code wrapping issue
  • Updated: style to match with pro version
  • Enhanced: child theme ready function conditions

1.4.1 (Released: November 07, 2017)

  • Removed: Unnecessary files
  • Updated: CSS as per the Pro theme

1.4 - (Released: October 03, 2017)

  • Bug Fixed: Option to enable recent posts on Static Frontpage

1.3 - (Released: September 29, 2017)

  • Bug Fixed: Missing escaping for $theme_data variables
  • Bug Fixed: Removed Unnecessary functions and js files
  • Bug Fixed: RTL header search issue

1.2 - (Released: September 20, 2017)

  • Added: Option to change latest post title (News) in frontpage
  • Added: Option to disable recent posts in static frontpage
  • Bug Fixed: Frontpage layout

1.1 - (Released: September 09, 2017)

  • Added: Editor stylesheet
  • Added: editor-style tag
  • Added: Missing widgets.css file
  • Bug Fixed: Menu focus color issue
  • Bug Fixed: Infinite scroll loading image display issue
  • Bug Fixed: Removed links on post thumbnails on single post
  • Bug Fixed: Password protected form button styling
  • Enhanced: Singular footer meta font size

1.0.1 - (Released: August 30, 2017)

  • Enhanced: Increase the color contrast of footer widget title
  • Enhanced: Breadcrumb spaces and styling
  • Enhanced: Featured Content text overlay background

1.0 - (Released: August 25, 2017)

  • Added new image size for fluid layout
  • Bug Fixed: Hero content and archive image link issue
  • Bug Fixed: Escaping issue for default images in portfolio and featured content
  • Updated image size for hero content

0.5 - (Released: August 17, 2017)

  • Bug Fixed: Default layout type set to boxed
  • Bug Fixed: Mobile header search styling issue
  • Bug Fixed: Search archive page layout
  • Bug Fixed: 404 page layout

0.4 - (Released: July 24, 2017)

  • Enhanced: Heading hierarchy of portfolio post type

0.3 - (Released: July 17, 2017)

  • Bug Fixed: Sticky posts ignored on recent posts
  • Bug Fixed: Default Portfolio changed to Projects
  • Bug Fixed: Default header image not registered

0.2 - (Released: July 11, 2017)

  • Added Static front Page content in homepage
  • Bug fixed: Recent Posts Title made dynamic from theme options
  • Bug Fixed: tag and category issue in Jetpack Content Options
  • Bug Fixed: Removed unnecessary footer sidebars implementation
  • Bug Fixed: Infinite Scroll implementation

0.1 - (Released: July 10, 2017)

  • Initial release