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WowWay – Interactive & Responsive Portfolio Theme

WowWay – Interactive & Responsive Portfolio Theme


WowWay is an incredibly unique and highly interactive WordPress theme for creative portfolios. Based on a responsive grid, packed up with lots of cool features and built on a powerful admin panel, this can become the perfect theme for you!


This theme is currently at version 2.1.3 (changelog’s at the bottom of the page)

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A few of the features:

  • Unique design
  • Fully responsive
  • Retina ready
  • AJAX portfolios
  • Smooth effects
  • Complex modal window projects
  • AJAX gallery with minimalistic galleries
  • Minimal blog
  • Interactive contact maps
  • Shortcodes generator
  • 41 pages manual
  • Valid HTML5 code
  • Blazing fast

Support Policy

Due to the large amount of support questions and for keeping everything organized, all tickets will be directed through my private support forum: http://wordpress-support.krownthemes.com/

Please check out the Knowledge Base (which is constantly improving) before posting tickets there, to see if your questions aren’t already answered.

We do not offer refunds for our themes, except when you find a real bug which we are unwilling to fix. Our themes function exactly as we advertise them, so no refunds are given for reasons such as mistake purchasing or customization problems.

WordPress customizations from $29/h

Check out the documentation before you buy!

  • Online manual
  • Backend screenshots
  • Read some Frequently asked questions
  • Video: How easy it is to get started!
  • Video: Shortcodes generator & page settings

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  • moskoo

    I was worry about upgrading to version 2.0, having made a lot of customizations to the previous version. Turns out everything I customized (sizes of portfolio, colors, etc.) is now an option!

    The upgrading process was simple, well explained and took me about an hour total. Great job!

  • Josh Karchmer

    Ruben, just wanted to thank you for your great work. I just started using WowWay for my site and it’s really great. Super slick looking template. I’m still learning the functionality, but I’m very happy with the product.

  • Aurelie Khalidi

    Thanks to you I have been able to build my portfolio after have been freelance for 6 yeard without having one.

  • Lenore Messler

    Your theme is AMAZING! Seriously, your manual and FAQs have been so helpful. Your files are so easy to navigate. I haven’t had any issues finding exactly what I needed.

  • Robert Langius

    I just wanted to say how awesome your WowWay theme is. I’m a newbie to WordPress, but it has been incredible to see how I have been able to build my marketing portfolio using your theme.

  • raknoob

    Great theme, perfectly good support. 100% satisfied. Keep on the good work!

  • GraemeVoigt

    This is by far my favourite theme I’ve ever seen!!!!

  • ToniMnemoniK

    Just say I’m amazed with the theme, and with the updates. Great work.

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Unique Grid Based Design

Originally published in May 2012, this theme was one of the first grid themes on the marketplaces. Version 2.0 adds a soft modern touch to the original design, making it more perfect than ever!

Modern Technologies

Wowway is built upon modern trends such as HTML5 tags, CSS3 transitions and the History API. Well coded and commented, featuring over 2500 lines of carefully crated custom javascript code, clean & semantic data, this theme provides an amazing experience for your users.

100% Responsive

It is totally responsive, meaning that it will look good on all kinds of mobile devices. The sliders have touch events enabled & the entire content is scaling properly down to the smallest size.

Retina Ready

All the images in this theme will look sharp on devices with a high DPI. If you provide large sizes, when a user opens the site in a retina device a cookie will be stored on his device and after the first refresh all images will look really good!

Highly Customizable

The entire look of the theme can be easily changed through the options provided with the Theme Customizer which allows you to edit the theme and preview your changes in real time. You can change colors, fonts & a lot of options in the layout.

Advanced Portfolios

There are two portfolio types: portfolio & gallery. The portfolio type features cool modal window projects, which have the ability to use both videos & pictures and define custom sizes per project. The gallery has a minimalistic design, useful for displaying large images with little or no text content.

Minimal Blog

The blog comes in two design version (one column & two columns), and it’s perfect for displaying news or random thoughts. Each post can have a slider, image or embedded video at the top.

Interactive Map

You can have as many map pages as you want and in each one you can have a certain location, pin image and contact info.

Shortcodes Generator

The theme comes with an awesome shortcode generator which allows you to build up pages as you see here. There are enough elements to get you started in order to create rich pages with awesome content!

SEO friendly

All headings tags are wisely used in the theme, AJAX calls are recorded and every single portfolio page works out of the box, so search engines will know how to crawl and index your website.

Translation Ready (Multilingual)

.po and .mo files are available, making the theme easy to translate into your own language.

11 Layered PSD Files

A lot of PSD files are available in the download. With them, you can easily change layouts and stuff for presenting the perfect website for your clients!

Great Documentations & Support

There is a comprehensive manual available and some quality screencasts which can help you get started with the theme and there is always the support forum backed by professionals caring for your business!

XML Import File Available

The XML import file is available and can be used to download the demo content from the online preview (without the copyrighted images).

This theme is constantly updated with new features & functionality patches making it a secure and incredibly useful investment for you or your clients.

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  • Version 2.1.3: 2 August 2017

    ~ Fixed various bugs

  • Version 2.1.2: 14 July 2016

    ~ Added support for the new Google Maps API

  • Version 2.1.1: 1 March 2016

    ~ Fixed an issue with galleries in Firefox

  • Version 2.1: 12 December 2015

    ~ Fixed an issue related to pagination in WP4.4

  • Version 2.0.9 : 11 December 2015

    ~ Fixed some issues related to latest WordPress versions

  • Version 2.0.8 : 3 July 2015

    ~ Added a fail safe against Envato API issues (fixed admin login problems)

  • Version 2.0.7: 23 January 2015

    ~ Fixed an issue related to self hosted videos in WP 4.1

    ~ Fixed a scrolling issue on mobile devices

  • Version 2.0.6: 22 December 2014

    ~ Fixed a critical error from last update

  • Version 2.0.5: 20 December 2014

    ~ Added WP 4.1 compatibility

    ~ Fixed some other minor styling bugs

    ~ Added changelog view in the backend

  • Version 2.0.4: 18 September 2014

    ~ Improved retina support

    ~ Fixed an issue regarding Google Analytics

    ~ Updated the child theme to support multiple portfolios

  • Version 2.0.3: 16 August 2014
    ~ Fixed various bugs including the sidebar behavior on mobile devices

  • Version 2.0.2: 16 July 2014
    ~ Fixed various bugs regarding portfolio projects scrolling and resizing, plus other simple style tweaks
    ~ Updated Google Fonts list

  • Version 2.0.1: 8 May 2014
    ~ Fixed the “closing project” bug
    ~ Fixed “jump in view” bug in Chrome
    ~ Fixed various style related bugs
    ~ Removed the twitter & social widgets (replaced by shortcodes)

  • Version 2.0: 26 April 2014
    ~ Complete code rewrite
    ~ Improved portfolio management (drag&drop galleries are now available)
    ~ Improved animations speed
    ~ Added the option to choose modal window size per project
    ~ Added the option to choose gallery resizing per project
    ~ Added high resolution (retina) compatibility
    ~ Added much more flexibility for grid thumbnails, regarding size, opacity and hover style
    ~ Added support for the WP Theme Customizer and increased the number of available customization options
    ~ Replaced the sliders with the awesome Swiper Slider
    ~ Improved support for child themes and multiple portfolios
    ~ Improved project sharing
    ~ Integrated Google Analytics into AJAX portfolio
    ~ Refreshed .po/.mo files
    ~ Multiple categories per project are now supported
    ~ Added more shortcodes
    ~ Added password protected galleries
    ~ Replaced the old hash method with the new History API
    ~ Replaced the embedded shortcodes with Krown Shortcodes Plugin
    ~ Replaced the embedded portfolio with Krown Portfolio Plugin

  • Version 1.9.4: 15 August 2013
    ~ Replaced the self hosted video player once and for all, with the mediaelement.js one, having a custom built skin
    ~ Made theme 100% compatible with WordPress 3.6
  • Version 1.9.1: 12 February 2013

    ~ Improved gallery image resizing/cropping and created a new option to fit all images
    ~ Replaced the self hosted video player with a better one
  • Version 1.9: 30 January 2013

    ~ Added theme options for a custom color, custom(via Google) fonts and custom css
    ~ Improved the functionality of the contact form
    ~ Added a fail safe for playing multiple videos at once in the portfolio slider
    ~ Fixed some IE8 issues
  • Version 1.8.4 : 22 January 2013
    ~ Fixed paginated portfolio number
  • Version 1.8.3 : 2 January 2013
    ~ Fixed more bugs
  • Version 1.8.2 : 28 December 2012
    ~ Fixed some bugs with the menus
  • Version 1.8.1 : 13 December 2012
    ~ Added WordPress 3.5 compatibility
  • Version 1.8: 4 December 2012

    ~ Added the option link pages from the main portfolio grid
  • Version 1.7: 27 November 2012

    ~ Added the option to have automatic updates via WordPress Dashboard
    ~ Made tabs & toggles to work inside project pages
    ~ Fixed gallery filtering order
    ~ Fixed multiple toggles/tabs on a page issue
    ~ Fixed some other bugs
  • Version 1.6.3: 5 October 2012

    ~ Fixed some bugs, such the twitter widget, the iPhone header, self hosted videos and IE8 issues..
  • Version 1.6: 25 September 2012

    ~ Added the option to choose a location(header/footer) for the Anaylitics scripts
    ~ Disabled self hosted videos fullscreen button due to theme incompatibility issues
    ~ Fixed paginated portfolio search issues
    ~ Fixed facebook like button issues
    ~ Fixed other minor bugs
  • Version 1.5.2: 17 August 2012
    ~ Fixed a small bug regarding blog slider images not showing up in Chrome/Safari
  • Version 1.5.1: 8 August 2012
    ~ Fixed memory bug when selecting a new category while a project is opened
    ~ Fixed portfolio pagination for small screens
  • Version 1.5: 1 August 2012
    ~ Added self hosted videos support for projects
    ~ Added a paginated portfolio page template(which also gives you the possibility to use multiple categories on a project)
    ~ Fixed the project window closing: when you click any category, the project/gallery will close, and i’ve also added “modal” feature for the project window
    ~ Fixed iPhone “forever closed” menu isssue
    ~ Fixed Safari “never opening” projects
    ~ Other small bugs were “smashed” in the process of this update  :)
  • Version 1.3: 28 June 2012
    ~ Added a new page template – Fullscreen Video
    ~ Added another widget area, at the bottom of the sidebar
    ~ Added submenu pages(not filters) to mobile navigation menu
    ~ Added portfolio/gallery filters to admin panel
    ~ Fixed sharing issues
    ~ Fixed other minor bugs
  • Version 1.2.1: 11 June 2012
    ~ Fixed some minor bugs
  • Version 1.2: 9 June 2012
    ~ Made the phone widget number callable
    ~ Added basic touch & swipe functionalities for touchscreen devices
    ~ Added scrollbar support for project pages
    ~ Added 8 more social icons
    ~ Added password protected projects
    ~ Added scroll top top functionality after filtering projects
    ~ Added scroll back to viewed items after closing project window
    ~ Added the ability to have sharing options in the projects page
  • Version 1.1.5 : 29 May 2012
    ~ Made a layered PNG file for the sprites
    ~ Fixed menu category filtering
    ~ Fixed the ‘jump to top’ feature when opening projects on a mobile device
  • Version 1.1.3 : 26 May 2012
    ~ Fixed the sub menu weird arrows display
    ~ Changed the position of custom.css
    ~ Fixed other small bugs
  • Version 1.1 : 23 May 2012
    ~ Social media links open now in a new tab
    ~ Back to top link(on mobile devices) fixed
    ~ Fixed favicon and initial # issue
    ~ Added the ability to disable sidebar autohide
    ~ Added the option to center the posts & pages
    ~ Added the option to fit all portrait images from the fullscreen slideshows
    ~ Added the ability to link directly to portfolio categories
    ~ Added a custom.css in which you can add custom css rules, that will not be overwritten by future updates
    ~ Created a new twitter widget that you can put in the footer
    ~ Created a new page template featuring a fullscreen slideshow
    ~ Created a new blog layout template, featuring full width posts & thumbs
  • Version 1.0.1 : 19 May 2012
    ~ Fixed double portfolio issue

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Disclaimer: All images, videos & audio files which you see in the online preview are copyrighted materials belonging to their authors (listed below). None of the assets you see online will be provided in the downloadable package!


  • http://vimeo.com/tendril
  • http://videohive.net/item/photo-gallery-in-a-sunny-orchard/3949257
  • http://videohive.net/item/android-mobile-promo/4958521


  • http://www.brandbook.de”>http://www.brandbook.de
  • http://isabelarodrigues.org/
  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/pedrosz/2115782565/
  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/arturstaszewski/7019414841/
  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/flatworldsedge/5357374440/
  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/thomasleuthard/5592143951/


  • http://photodune.net/
  • http://www.pixeden.com
  • http://fontello.com/


Disclaimer: All the scripts used in this theme are either properly licensed for redistribution (the commercial ones are obviously purchased).

  • http://www.greensock.com/
  • http://isotope.metafizzy.co/
  • http://www.idangero.us/sliders/swiper/
  • http://fancyapps.com/fancybox/
  • http://manos.malihu.gr/jquery-custom-content-scroller/