Ultimate WordPress Magazine Themes Collection

Magazine or News style websites have finally managed to separate their design from blogs by applying unique layouts, distinctive color patterns as well as daringly simple navigation. Because the style is so different and (relatively) new there are thousands of development teams out there who are trying to push their own product. As a result the market is crowded by a very large number of magazine themes for WordPress, but only the selected few meet the proper quality standards. While everyone is able to provide beautiful design, many themes lack in the development sector. They do not provide a responsive layout or the proper tools to modify the website which is a very sad thing to see.

This is why we’ve decided to create a list that will feature the best WordPress magazine themes! Our list will be updated continually providing you only the themes on the market.

magazine themes

Most of the themes on this list come from well-established development teams who worked very hard on creating them. The fact that these magazine themes are also very popular and have high sales figures means that they receive frequent (perpetual) updates from the developers. This means that you will be getting new features and options as time goes on and that the value you invested will constantly be returning. Aside from this you will also always know that you have the current version and that it is compatible with the latest WordPress platform release.

Theme Choosing Criteria

The design is extremely important and when it comes to news-related websites, it needs to be very simple and extremely functional. The navigation needs to be intuitive, and the design itself must completely dedicate itself to the content. Luckily, there are a lot of great news themes for WordPress, and we’ve sorted out some of the best in this article to save you the trouble of going through thousands of these.

Some of the principles we’ve used during this selection process I have mentioned above: easy navigation, simple design and intuitive user interface. However, there are other things to consider as well, and some of these are not even visible to the naked eye. The first one is obviously the quality of the code. Do not settle for themes that don’t use HTML5 markup and try to go for a design which is retina-ready. A lot of your users will probably be using a mobile device which is a reason why responsive layouts are very important as they will provide them with a superior browsing experience. The second important here to note is speed, as your website needs to load quickly. A good theme by itself isn’t enough to guarantee lightning-fast speed, but if the code is clean and well-optimized then it shouldn’t present any trouble for further improvement and development.

Anyway, without further to do, we present you this list of great WordPress magazine themes which we’ve hand-picked and sorted through. As always, the items in this list are in no particular order and you honestly won’t go wrong with any of them.

Magazine Pro

magazine pro

This is a theme based on the powerful Genesis framework with a lovely retina-ready design that offers versatile layouts and many color pallets.

News Pro

news pro

This theme knows how to highlight your content as it is simple and elegant and this is exactly how a news website should look like.

Metro Pro

metro

This modern, magazine-style theme is based on the Genesis framework and the trendy Metro style user interface.

Nexus

nexus

This is an amazing magazine theme with versatile and colorful layouts as well as unique features and widgets.

WP Radiance

wp Radiance

Radiance is a beautiful, retina-ready WordPress theme that best suits businesses or magazines.

WP Clear

wp clear

This is a beautiful theme for any magazine or blog that is looking for an elegant, minimalistic design with a responsive layout.

Alpha

alpha

This is a theme which was created entirely for magazines and news portals; in addition it is very easy to work with as it is based on the ZOOM framework.

Gazeti

gazeti theme

If you are looking for a magazine-style theme with powerful sliders, carousels, and widgets then Gazeti is certainly worth your time.

Magazine Explorer

Magazine Explorer

This bold magazine theme with a lot of interesting features and widgets will make your content stand out and attract more readers.

LitePress

LitePress

LitePress is a news-style theme with versatile layouts and slideshows; it is based on the ZOOM framework and thus it is simple to work with and easy to adjust.

Immunity

immunity

This is a responsive, metro-style theme with multiple layouts (magazine, blog etc.) and it even features WooCommerce integration in case you need to make an e-shop.

Clock

clock theme

This theme draws inspiration from traditional journalistic and news websites, but adds an interesting splash of color and style.

Frontpage

frontpage

If you are looking for a theme with WooCommerce integration and multiple formats and layouts, then this flexible theme is certainly worth your time.

Neuton

neuton

Only a handful of magazine themes provide powerful widgets for sliders and featured articles and Neuton is one of them.

Magnus

magnus

This multipurpose theme features versatile layouts, retina-ready design and unique e-commerce integration via Jigoshop and WooCommerce.

MetroStore

metrostore

As the name suggests, this is an e-commerce theme (WooCommerce, Jigoshop and WP E-commerce support) based on the splendid design of the Metro UI.

News

news

This theme was created to fully meet the needs of website owners who need a good WordPress theme for their news portal.

Game News

Gamenews theme

With a name that cuts straight to the point you can trust us that this is an ideal theme for a gaming portal focused around news and reviews.

Venus

Venus

This elegant and stylish magazine theme features an unique drag-and-drop content builder that makes it easy to customize the design to your liking.

Exquisite

Exquisite

This colorful theme provides a handful of unique features that magazine-type websites will certainly find very valuable (such as color-coding different categories).

Newssetter

NewsSetter

If you need a theme for a website based around reviewing video games or gadgets and tech, then this theme might get your attention thanks to its intriguing features and widgets.

Today

Today

This is a theme that is ideal for news/magazine websites and it stands out from the rest with its unique layouts and photo galleries.

Flat news

Flat News

As the name suggests, this is a news theme that features a wonderful (and very colorful) flat design with responsive layouts.

Manshet

Manshet

There are not a lot of amazing multi-purpose themes like Manshet out there as it can be anything you want it to be: a portfolio, a blog or a large magazine theme.

Braxton

Braxton

This theme was one of Forbes’ top 10 best paid WP themes of 2013 thanks to its sleek and modern design that combines both beauty and function.

Billboard

Billboard

Billboard is a nice looking bold and minimalistic magazine theme build with simplicity on mind and focusing on your content.

Jarida

Jarida theme

If you want the complete solution for running online news or magazine website then Jarida theme is way to go. Responsive layout, drag and drop page builder, advanced options panel, unlimited colors and many other great features confirms fact that this is one of the most selling themeforest theme.

Solaris

Solaris

Solaris is a modern looking magazine theme which besides great design has to offer some nice and overfull features like user rating system, advanced theme options, unlimited color support and many others.

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Author: Karlo

Karlo is a 24 year old guy who loves everything related to WordPress. He is by profession electrical engineer but currently he is working as web design & web development freelancer.

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