Create Virtual Business Card Through WordPress Themes

Business card can play a crucial role in business networking especially during events and public functions. Its design is an important element to give the quick and effective first impression.

However, sometimes we will probably face a problem – what website should we put on the business card especially if the card is more towards personal business card? I think the best way to create another specific site to represent us in the online world and act as digital business card.

Conventional V digital? The winner is….

Through this, our conventional business card can be the medium to represent us in off line world with off line communication’s information such as handphone number and address while for the online site that will act as our virtual business card, it will have our address to our social networking site such as Twitter, Facebook and Linked.

Just like the conventional business card, digital business card should also have proper design to give quick and effective impression to the site visitors. It also has to be easy to browse through and simple enough to deliver our message to the visitors.

New WordPress Theme’s Trend – Virtual Business Card Theme

For WordPress users, we definitely have been blessed with active communities especially from the theme developers who have created thousands of great WordPress themes – either free or premium. Base on observation, the trend at the moment is to create WordPress theme for those who are interested in creating digital business cards.

Here are the Top 3 themes that have a great designed and suitable to act as digital business card. Plus, it is free!

The Digital Business card

Digital business card theme

This theme release was originally a customized theme project for a developer’s client who was actually willing to give it away to the community after it is finished.

Obviously inspired by sites like Card.ly and Tim Van Damme, this theme is perfect for those that need a good “Digital Business Card” or “Digital Curriculum Vitae” or “Personal Branding Landing Page” or even if you simply need a simple website with a few bits of information and links to social networks.

There are more than 65 social networks built in that you can add if you’d like.

Virtual business card wordpress theme

Virtual business card wordpress theme

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Visiting Card

Virtual business card wordpress theme

Visiting Card theme by Premium Themes is for WordPress blog that you would love set up as your personal website and use it as virtual business card for yourselves or business.

Good thing about Visiting Card theme is you won’t have to touch a single line of code. The theme comes with Theme Control Panel from where you could set all the aspects of the theme. If you don’t need some of them to show, simply leave them blank and they won’t appear.

Virtual business card WordPress themes

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Ipseity Personal Branding

Virtual business card WordPress theme

“Ipseity” means selfhood, or individual identity. It’s powered by WordPress, it’s super light weight, around 150kb total file size (without background images), only 3 .php files, 1 .css file, and 2 essential .gifs (the arrow keys), and a js folder for the side-scrolling action.

It’s also easily styled with H1/H2/H3 tags and you can add images… heck, you could even make it a photo portfolio with style!

This theme’s developer has also included a few backgrounds for inspiration. It’s pretty simple and straightforward. Here are few screenshots of the background:

Virtual business card WordPress theme

Virtual business card WordPress theme

Virtual business card WordPress theme

Virtual business card WordPress theme

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Hope these themes will help you to create stronger brand and personal identity through WordPress. WordPress is not only blogging software – it is very flexible software that can be used for various purpose and function if you how to tweak it or find proper themes and plugins that suit with you.

What do you think about the above themes? Do you have online site that act as virtual business card? I would love to know your opinion on these themes and experience of having virtual business card to help to boost personal branding and exposure.

25 Responses to Create Virtual Business Card Through WordPress Themes

  1. Very cool! I actually just helped a gal set up her own portfolio/business card site using a theme we found and liked. She doesn’t have it completed yet, but you can check it out at theappleofmyeye.com (she’s still adding content to the individual sites/images)

    I like these and I want one. 🙂

  2. Helmi Asyraf (admin) says:

    About the site, I think the picture is a little bit blurry for a portfolio site and don’t forget to change the favicon of the site as at the moment, it is still using press 75’s favicon.

    However, for business card site, I think you should consider the above site as I found the design is really great plus its free.

    I’m happy that you are active in this blog.

    Cheers!

  3. Helmi,

    Do any of these incorporate a resume in?

    A friend of mine wanted a website like this, even I had found one of the above after a quick google search, but he wanted one which could also put up his resume.

    We ended up doing on a simple wordpress theme.

  4. Helmi Asyraf (admin) says:

    It does not incorporate any resume section in the theme.

    However, I think it is possible to create another menu in the navigation menu which will link with the resume document (in pdf format) that you have uploaded in your hosting.

    Buzz me if you need any help. I will try my best to help you.

  5. Yeah, that was what he didn’t want. I told him about linking to a pdf only.

    But he wanted it to be incorporated in the theme. None of them provide this?

  6. titan says:

    hoho. this is cool. I will create one. 🙂

  7. Which theme do you plan to use on that one?

  8. danzaimar says:

    cool theme Helmi…hopefully you can provide and share with us many more cool and awesome theme like this!!keep it up buddy!!

  9. Just check out the archives and you would be amazed at the information stored here!

    Thanks Helmi for collecting all this information and putting it together for us!

  10. I haven’t used them. But I am sure they would play positive role on branding. However, I still prefer a portfolio page, whic provides examples of your work.

  11. earnword says:

    hoho. i like it!

  12. Muhammad says:

    Hello, thanks for the article. Have you come across the theme that allow members to register their business card and details instead of just one card?
    I came across it a while ago and can’t locate it.
    Thanks.
    Murad

  13. Helmi Asyraf (admin) says:

    Sorry but I do not get what you are trying to say.

    Can you rephrase it?

  14. Mike says:

    This is great. It allows someone who may not want to spend a lot of time online blogging to still have some sort of internet presence.

  15. ariff says:

    The digital business card is good and I love it!

  16. Kushal Chap says:

    Business cards are easy as you don’t have to update much and look really great

  17. ariff says:

    Yep. Everybody has internet access now, so I guess an online business card is necessary for everyone.

  18. Kushal Chap says:

    I am going to use one soon. But first I will need to get some designs on my portfolio 🙂

  19. Kushal Chap says:

    And even if you were to make your own it doesnt make much time

  20. Mike says:

    it would be great as an extention to an actual business card. You can hand someone your card with your number and a link to your digital card which could have a short resume on it.

  21. ariff says:

    I use a digital business card for my contact page. Simple. Just install the theme, fill in the forms and done! You get a great looking contact page

  22. Mike says:

    Oh wow, I didnt know you could use it for a page within another theme!

  23. Anamika says:

    niuce ideas I’m going to apply this thing

  24. flippertie says:

    This site’s floating social widget on the left side is the most awful and intrusive piece of crap website design that I”ve seen in years.

    Way to go guys- block the most important piece of screen real estate with a garbage block that none of your readers want to see….

  25. Everybody has internet access now, so an online printing business card is necessary for everyone

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