WordPress Themes for News & Magazine

By cindy
9 November 2015

In the age of Information and Technology, instead of leafing an actual newspaper or magazine, people now prefer to use their computer or smartphones to read news and information. Thus why there are more and more online news website are launched to meet the readers' taste. On the part of publisher, it is not difficult to put all the magazine's content in one page site anymore thanks to available website templates that are specially designed for creating an efficient news & magazine websites.

If you have ever dreamt of starting your online magazine or news website, you will find useful looking at our collection of the best magazine themes below. We have compiled a list of 20 of the best WordPress magazine themes currently available, mixing in both paid and free themes to help you navigate to the right direction.

Sahifa $59

Sahifa WordPress magazine theme

Sahifa design is focused on displaying lots of posts and articles, which makes it perfect for online magazines or news sites. It is a highly customizable theme with tons of useful features such as built-in review system, RTL support, translation and multilingual ready core, bbPress & BuddyPress compatibility, WooCommerce integration, etc. The site layout is available in 3 settings: Framed, Wide and Boxed. You can toggle between them with just one click. With Drag and Drop Home Page Builder, it is easy for you to design your Home Page as per your wish. The theme fits well in every device, increases your page views by providing user friendly layout for Android and iPhone readers.

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Newspaper $59

Newspaper WordPress magazine theme

Newspaper is a wordpress theme that lets you write articles and blog posts with ease. It has retina support, a responsive design, integrated translation features and even a review system. It also offers a drag-and-drop page builder (Visual Composer) worth an additional $25 thrown in. It supports videos from YouTube and includes a rating system. The theme is also compatible with bbpress forums, BuddyPress, and WooCommerce. Optimized to handle a large quantity of content and high resolution pictures, Newspaper still loads pages with blazing fast speed.

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SimpleMag $54

SimpleMag WordPress magazine theme

SimpleMag WordPress theme displays your articles and magazine items in a very refreshing and unique style. Its design focuses only on texts and lines with large typography and large thumbnail reviews, encouraging visitors to read more and view more.
The theme boats a powerful Drag & Drop page composer to relieve you of the troublesome initial page setup. Besides, SimpleMag also features dropdown menu, off-canvas navigation and sidebar for mobile devices, responsive layout, image carousels, gallery layout, category layout, post options, etc. It is fully responsive and retina-ready so it looks great on all types of devices.

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SmartMag $59

SmartMag WordPress magazine theme

SmartMag is a modern, clean and premium WordPress perfect for blogs, magainzes, newspapers as well as review sites. Built with drag n drop page builder, you can easily mix and match to create the perfect home page. The theme is equipped with beautiful responsive mega menu navigation, which displays well on all sizes of screen. SmartMag is SEO optimized, translation already, supports RTL, WooCommerce and bbPress. The popular Revolution Slider plugin is also bundled in for free.

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Valenti $59

Valenti WordPress magazine theme

Drag & drop homepage builder to create your own homepage layout, a unique MegaMenu system ,3 menu different locations, unlimited colors, 4 different homepage blog layouts, 4 different blog styles, 4 blog post feature image and 4 post formats, etc, all these features make it possible for you to create a unique and one of a kind magazine or new site. Valenti also offers ability to set the featured image of a post to have a parallax effect. Among other awesome features, this theme is WooCommerce, bbPress & BuddyPress ready and includes lots of other great options like custom widgets, multiple page templates, social integration, Google fonts, and more.

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FashionForward $59/$249

FashionForward WordPress magazine theme

This theme is built with creativity and a minimalist approach. Utilizing a responsive layout, it will ensure your site to look great on everything from desktop computers to smartphones and tablets. It comes loaded with the features like global color scheme picker, integrated ad zones, translation support, visual theme customizer, integration with Open graph and Twitter Cards, customized ad space and much more.

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NewsTimes $59

NewsTimes WordPress magazine theme

NewsTimes is amodern and professional Wordpress theme for a news related or trade Magazine. It includes unlimited sidebar, color and background options, built-in parallax effects home page and featured images, a unique slider, social sharings. The theme is responsive with a really easy to navigate mobile platform. There is also a built in ad-manager to help you more easily track ads and revenue. NewsTimes is also SEO optimized and built for speed.

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Interactive $59

Interactive WordPress magazine theme

Interactive is a modern and professional WordPress theme that can be used for blogging or for magazines. It comes with stylish and attractive design, multiple homepage layouts with, 3 column layouts, unlimited color options, AdSense integration, social media links, author boxes, mega menus, tag clouds, Ajax loading, built-in off-canvas mobile menu, and many more features. The theme has a good collection of various stylish fonts, font awesome icons, unlimited background colors, colors and background patterns.

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Nexus $69/$89/$249

Nexus  WordPress magazine theme

Nexus is an elegant, magazine-style wordpress theme from Elegant Themes. It looks very fresh and has some of the best article layouts of all magazine themes. It comes with a handy drag and drop homepage builder that allows you to create your own homepage layouts. It is alos packed full of options, content modules and custom widgets, thus giving you full control of your page and a pleasant page building experience. Some of the other features include: an integrated review system, multiple ad ready areas, unlimited color schemes, custom widgets and page templates, powerful theme options, social media integration, Advertisement area, easy translation, and more.

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Scipio $49

Scipio WordPress magazine theme

Scipio is a responsive WordPress Theme designed for magazine & celebrity style and blog websites. This theme is clean and fully responsive with a professional layout that's easy to customize. It provides a number of great features such as unliminted clolors option, Revolution slider, Advanced Social Status, custom widget, Carousel, Fully widgetized home and much more. Scipio is also compatible with WooCommerce and translation ready.

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MH Magazine Lite Free

MH Magazine Lite WordPress magazine theme

MH Magazine lite is a clean responsive WP theme, which provides a great web template for magazines, news, professional blogs and other editorial websites. This theme supports widgetized home page template, Slider & MH Custom posts to create a nice looking magazine website.

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ColorMag Free

ColorMag WordPress magazine theme

ColorMag is a modern and attractive WordPress theme for news, magazine, business and any kind of sites with a professional look. The theme focuses on showing as much news as the site owner wants yet making the theme clean, well-spaced and beautiful. With ColorMag, you can represent different categories with colors of your choice. This impressive theme comes with many features such as being fully responsive, 8 custom widgets, social media icons, featured header images, and custom logos.

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AccessPress Mag Free

AccessPress Mag WordPress magazine theme

AccessPress Mag is a splendid and modern free WordPress theme. It is ideal for newspaper, editorial, online magazine, blog or personal website. It is a cutting-edge, feature-rich FREE WordPress theme and is fully responsive. Its feature includes: post slider, multiple layout, author block, social media integration for wider social reach, inbuilt strings translation feature

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JustWrite Free

JustWrite WordPress magazine theme

This is a simple and versatile template design for an online magazine, and company or personal blogging. JustWrite has a ton of built-in features like a theme customizer, a responsive layout, advertising widgets, featured post, jQuery sliders, localization, and compatibility with multiple browsers. It is totally responsive to ensure that your web visitors continue browsing your website as they land to your page.

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MesoColumn Free

MesoColumn WordPress magazine theme

This magnificient theme supports a ton of excellent plugins such as BuddyPress, BBPress, WooCommerce and Jigoshop. Other spectacular features include unlimited colors, custom backgrounds, footer and sidebars, plus over 600 Google fonts. Besides, MesoColumn is fully translatable with RTL support. In addition, the layout is fully responsive and it can accommodate mobile users.

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BresponZive Free

BresponZive WordPress magazine theme

BresponZive is a beautiful magazine style WordPress theme loaded with premium quality features. It offers 2 columns, unlimited homepage Magazine style widgetized sections. Moreover, it comes with WP Nav menus, Widgetized sidebars, 7 popular widgets including stylish social icons widget and infinite scroll feature.

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MH Newsdesk Free

MH Newsdesk WordPress magazine theme

MH Newsdesk is a modern, responsive and flat-designed WordPress news theme with great flexibility. It is designed to focus on newsworthy and fresh content with separated categories. Newsdesk Lite offers custom widgets, contact form 7, translation ready and includes a strong theme options panel. It is also designed carefully for optimal SEO

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Hueman Free

Hueman WordPress magazine theme

Hueman is a free WordPress theme that will amaze you at the first look. The theme is packed with many amazing features like toggle sidebars, 10 post formats, featured content slider, unlimited widget areas, SEO optimized, unlimited widget areas, integrated share counts, custom logo upload and much more. This responsive theme is well-made, super flexible and user-friendly that you can utilize for free.

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Karo Free

Karo WordPress magazine theme

Karo Light is a stylish free WordPress magazine theme with an amazing layout, perfect for news, blog and magazine website. This theme is easy to customize completely responsive so your magazine or news site will look flawless on mobiles, tablets, and desktops. Other features include featured post slider, unlimited sidebars, blog page template, and being translation ready.

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DualShock Free

DualShock WordPress magazine theme

DualShock is a fully responsive blog and magazine theme which features a distinctive layout with custom widget styles and translation-ready functionality. You can change different elements within your theme without touching a line of code via options panel. DualShock offers unlimited background patterns and infinite color schemes to help you give your website a personal touch.

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