30+ Best AdSense Optimized WordPress Themes for 2018

If you’re reading this article, you most likely want to start earning money from ads on your site through AdSense. Great. The main problem you’re probably having is that you’re not sure where to put ads, and even if you do, your theme may make it troublesome. It would be a lot easier if there was a theme out there optimized for AdSense, so you didn’t have to do all the hard work. You’re in luck because there are many themes out there that are optimized for AdSense. I’m going to list 30+ great WordPress AdSense themes here.

 

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flymag pro

FlyMag Pro

A modern and clean WordPress theme for magazines and blogs. It has an elegant design and well-organized content with lots of visual elements. The theme has beautiful sliders, widgets, and video embeds. It provides lots of custom widgets, including widgets that work as ad banners, so you can add as many ads as you want, anywhere on the site.

FlyMag Pro comes with a responsive design, WP Product Review plugin integration that lets you make great reviews, a breaking news ticker, unlimited colors, carousels, ad widgets, and featured sliders.

Price: $89 (all themes included)

 

Spartan

Spartan

A WordPress AdSense theme created for magazines and news websites that offers a lot of interactivity. It has many widgets: social media buttons, sections with most popular and recent articles, comments and tags areas, photo and video galleries and more. The main topic of this theme is health, including its related categories like sports, travel and nature. The ad banners are present all around the website, on both the homepage and inside the articles. The design has three principal columns, two of them containing the articles from every category, while the third one is 'responsible' with the social sharing area.

The homepage has two ad banners, at the top and at the bottom.

The theme has unlimited colors, customizable images, sidebars and widgets, is fully responsive, has bulit-in login/registration form, is SEO optimized and has many other features that you might want to try out.

Price: $39

 

romero

Romero

Romero is a nice magazine theme made to emphasize visual content. It is best suitable for video games sites, motoring magazines, movie reviews, or any other niche that involves a large range of imagery.

The theme has a blog-like layout that is compatible with AdSense and WooCommerce. You have plenty of space to display your ads - in the sidebar, in the body of the article, at the end of a post, and on the homepage. The custom colors and fonts, pre-made page templates, and infinite scrolling come all packed up with the responsive design.

Price: $89 (all themes included)

 

HotNews

HotNews

A pretty simply organized theme for online news websites and magazines. It has a black menu in the top of the page, has a blog-like design, and it's fully widgetized. On the right-hand side you can find widgets presenting the most popular, recent and commented on articles. The ad spaces are spread on the entire page. Two squares of 125x125 are showcased to the right too. Another bigger square is displayed below, and a similar one is attached to the bottom of the page.

Other two ad spaces appear when you click on an article (those are in-content ad blocks).

The ads inside the articles are placed at the beginning and at the end of the content.

Some of the theme's features are: SEO and speed optimizations, custom widgets, unlimited color schemes and backgrounds, and integrated social media.

Price: $59

 

mh_magazine

MH Magazine

MH Magazine is a professional magazine WordPress theme for editorial related websites. This fully responsive WordPress theme is perfectly suitable for topics like news, technology, politics, lifestyle, sports, nature, economy, travel or any other topic. This popular magazine WordPress theme allows you to monetize your website by taking advantage of the many available widget areas on the widgetized front page and on sidebars to display advertisements in different locations across your site.

MH Magazine, therefore, lets you nicely integrate ads and banners within your website content. This flexible magazine WordPress theme furthermore comes with additional advertising options and several great features to launch professional online magazines and news websites.

Price: $49

 

alpha

Alpha

Alpha is a clean WordPress AdSense theme for magazines and news websites. The design was made to put the content first. Everything is well organized by categories. The theme comes with a red menu bar where you can also find the main stories of the day.

Like every magazine theme, Alpha is AdSense-ready. The homepage comes with two ad banners, at the top and in the middle.

The top ad banner keeps its position no matter what section or article you're reading.

Alpha has a responsive design and, apart from the magazine layout, it comes with a newspaper skin as well. It also provides multiple widgets - many of them working as video widgets - a breaking news ticker, a featured slideshow, SEO optimization, a solid ZOOM framework, and an easy customization experience.

Price: $69

 

tabloid

Tabloid

A magazine theme with solid AdSense integration. It has a dark design, with black backgrounds, and red and white fonts and buttons. Tabloid comes with a featured slider, social media links, a news ticker, widgets, ad spaces, and also provides a beautiful and interactive design.

It offers four ad spaces on the homepage and keeps three when you browse through the other pages.

If you don't like the dark color scheme, you can switch to the light one. Tabloid is SEO optimized, provides multiple category layouts and lots of theme options.

Price: $49

 

islemag

IsleMag

A modern and catchy theme for magazines, which comes with a friendly design. IsleMag provides you tons of ad spaces of various sizes that can be displayed anywhere on your site - on the homepage, within the posts, in sidebars, and in the header. The theme provides nice sliders and carousels, and a boxed layout style.

IsleMag comes with a responsive design, a widgetized footer, Instagram feed, a great review system through which you and your users can rate various articles, featured carousel sliders, and lots of different ad spaces. You can also post great image galleries, add other social media feeds, and change the colors.

Price: $0

 

Magazine

Magazine

As the name says itself, Magazine is a WordPress AdSense theme created for magazines and news websites. It has a simple, clean and professional design, which helps to easily find the information you need. This theme was made to be used along with Themify Builder, which comes with intuitive drag-and-drop settings. The theme has plenty of ad spaces, three of them are placed right on the homepage (as you can observe in the image above). Other widgets for banner ads are placed within the articles.

Magazine features 42 pre-built layout options, mega menus, breaking news ticker, social share buttons, related posts, six sidebar options, seven post layouts, six color skins, WooCommerce compatibility and more.

Price: $49

 

Daily Theme

Daily Theme

The Daily Theme is optimized for news sites which use AdSense. The theme includes an easy-to-use Ad Management panel, allowing you to put variously sized banners in your sidebar and other ad positions easily.

This WordPress AdSense theme includes multiple page templates, including Archives, Full Width, and more custom templates. All settings you'll ever need to change are all in one easy-to-use options panel. Custom widgets are included, including Twitter and Flickr.

The theme comes SEO-optimized and localized, so your site will be visible and translatable. Lifetime support is included at no extra cost.

Price: $39

 

AccessPress Mag Pro

AccessPress Mag Pro

This AdSense friendly theme was made for magazine and media websites, comes with a fresh and modern design, and four different demos. The content is elegantly showing up piece by piece due to the lazy loading effect.

The ad spaces are plenty and are strategically placed on the homepage, within the sections and inside the content.

Also, at the end of each article there's another ad space, just before the author's description.

As for the features, this theme offers multiple layouts, a responsive design, a trending ticker with the breaking news, a page builder, so you can easily customize everything you want, a built-in review system for the users, responsive ads (apart from Google AdSense), WooCommerce compatibility, and other engaging features.

Price: $57

 

Magazine

Magazine

A nice WordPress AdSense theme for magazines and news sites or blogs, with a clean and friendly design. It has all the necessary elements for a good promotion of your site. It's full of social links, widgets, tags, featured categories, it's speed optimized, SEO ready, and compatible with WP Review Pro. And last but not least, it comes with ad spaces allowing you to place your ads wherever you want.

The theme is responsive and dominated by light grey, comes with four unique layouts, two slider options, parallax scrolling, 630+ Google fonts, and with 590 Font Awesome icons. It also provides mega menus, AJAX loading, author boxes, unlimited colors, sidebars, and background options. And these are just a part of the Magazine's features.

Price: $59

 

ProStore

ProStore

An interesting and catchy WordPress AdSense theme, having nice features at the same time. This theme is fully responsive, retina ready, SEO optimized, compatible with WooCommerce, bbPress and BuddyPress and can translate into other languages too. The text is well structured, every topic has its place in separate block.

You can see the ad spaces. The first is a rectangle at the top of the first page and then it's a square on the right, if you scroll down.

Price: $99

 

NewsDesk

NewsDesk

NewsDesk is a WordPress AdSense theme created for online magazines and news websites. It can be a good choice for promotion - it's fully widgetized, social, and has ad spaces.

There are five ad spaces on the homepage and three when you navigate into the sections. This theme is full of widgets and interactive buttons, like every news site should be.

Price: $49

 

Newspaper-Theme

Newspaper

Newspaper is an elegant theme, created for publishing and review sites, that will help you monetize your business and publish promotional banners. The Newspaper theme comes with an intelligent ad system that automatically adapts the advert size, ensuring a great user experience from any device. You'll find various ad spaces available all over the website. You can place an ad at the top of the homepage, between the widgets or on the right or left side of the page, without disturbing the visitor's capacity of reading your articles.

This template includes a page builder for the front-end, pre-built demo designs, several custom widgets, beautiful post styles, video posts, reviews, interactive buttons and animated icons. Newspaper is integrated with Revolution Slider and WooCommerce plugins. It's also WPML compatible and SEO friendly.

Price: $59

 

Flick

Flick

Flick is a theme created for news sites, or for bloggers and journalists who want to keep their content always updated with the latest events. It is especially designed to support many media files like photos, images, graphics and other media.

The available ad spaces include: a banner below the menu and three on the left side of the page. Their positions never change, no matter to what section you navigate.

The theme is fully widgetized, responsive, social, SEO optimized, translation ready and customizable.

Price: $59

 

Digitalis

Digitalis

This theme offers you a great number of ad slots for your site. Two on the homepage, but lots on every post page. You can use this theme for blogging, e-commerce or magazine websites mostly, but it can be a good choice for many other purposes. The design is friendly and colorful, and includes custom icons. Digitalis has many other features: responsive layout, custom widgets, translation, SEO optimization, unlimited color schemes, lightbox, unlimited backgrounds, premium support, HTML5, and CSS3.

Inside the posts, it offers six ad spaces, all spread on the entire page and having different dimensions.

Price: $59

 

TruePixel

TruePixel

This theme has two demo homepage options: default and social. The theme has a minimalist design and can be used for blogging or for small news websites. Created with HTML5 and CSS3, TruePixel is widgetized, AdSense and SEO optimized, and provides lots of social buttons. The look is very clean and simple, dominated by white.

The theme offers four ad spaces on the homepage and in every section. It's mobile friendly, has parallax scrolling, shortcodes, unlimited backgrounds, author boxes, Mega Menus, import/export settings, and it's compatible with WP Review Pro, so you can transform it into a review theme.

Price: $59

 

Pinstagram

Pinstagram

This Pinterest-like WordPress theme has a catchy layout and many spaces where you can put your ads. Its interactive and modern look gives you lots of chances to add and manage your ads.

As you would notice from the screenshots, Pinstagram has all a theme needs to help your website become popular. It offers lots of social buttons, widget connections, translation to many languages, it's SEO and social optimized, and gives you nice places to drop your ads. It provides Smart Adsense positioning, so you can have them on the homepage or right within the posts, before and after the content. You can also move them wherever you need.

Price: $59

 

SociallyViral

SociallyViral

A colorful and catchy theme primarily created for marketing professionals. It was built to be engaging, fast, and to help you boost traffic towards your products or services. It is SEO-optimized and comes with social buttons, ad spaces, a review system, tags, author boxes, and widgets.

SociallyViral provides mega menus, four different loading effects, subscription boxes, parallax scrolling, 630+ Google fonts, unlimited colors, sidebars, background options, shortcodes, and many other engaging features.

Price: $59

 

Magazine Pro

Magazine Pro

A theme optimized to work with magazine and media websites that need AdSense integration. It uses a classic black and white combination and keeps a professional look. It has a simple and well-organized layout. The ads are fixed in the same places, no matter where the scrolling gets you.

Even though it has a minimalist look, Magazine Pro comes with everything a press site needs: widgets, tags, blog, social buttons, well-organized content, custom menus, mobile responsiveness, featured images, six layout options, theme options, and much more.

Price: $99.95

 

Truemag

Truemag

The most difficult part of the job with AdSense themes is to make the ad slots fit with the rest of the design, so your visitors don't consider them too intrusive, but at the same time, to make them different enough, so they are clearly visible and meet Google's policies. Truemag seems to be able to handle that task just right. When you take a look at the preview, you'll see that everything just seems to fit and deliver an overall great user experience despite quite a big number of ad blocks displayed alongside the content.

There are nine different ad-ready areas in the theme's layout, so you will surely find something that works for you here. The whole structure is responsive, there's WooCommerce integration, custom post formats, unlimited sidebars, built-in color schemes, comprehensive documentation and loads of other useful features.

Price: $69

 

NewsOnline

NewsOnline

This theme has a simple magazine layout, for general news websites, and offers AdSense optimization. It comes with two ad blocks on the homepage, which are showing up on every page as well. The theme has a clean and minimalist look, and provides a review system. Below the menu, NewsOnline has a news ticker which works somehow like a slider showing the most recent and important news.

NewsOnline can handle big amounts of content, is fully responsive and optimized for speed and SEO, offers parallax scrolling, shortcodes, author boxes, unlimited colors, fonts, icons, backgrounds, and lots of other customization options.

Price: $59

 

Schema

Schema

Schema could be the ideal theme for a magazine or for a media website. It's not only that it's one of the fastest WordPress themes out there, but it also comes with all the necessary features that will help your business escalate quickly up the professional ladder. Apart from its great speed and SEO-friendly code, Schema is also a good option for ad management. It doesn't come with default ad spaces, so you can choose where you want them to show up yourself. This way, you can control and track the ads better.

For instance, you can use a header ad, a below-post-title ad, or any other option given by the theme.

Schema provides a responsive design, a built-in review system, lightweight code, custom CSS, unlimited backgrounds, useful shortcodes, Google fonts and icons, custom widgets, and lots of other powerful customization options.

Price: $59

 

wp-critique

WP-Critique

WP-Critique is a product review theme, but it comes with multiple spaces for ad banners. It doesn't specifically indicate the ad locations, so it's up to you where you want them to show up. It is a flexible theme, made to be highly customizable and multipurpose.

WP-Critique is ready for efficient promotion, as it offers lots of widgets for various purposes and lots of ad spaces. Its design best fits a magazine or a press website as it is clean, simple and professional.

The theme provides a responsive design, a built-in product rating function, built-in author pages, a YouTube videos page template, multiple homepage layouts, various post and page layout options, multiple banner ad locations, a portfolio section, and many other customization settings.

Price: $49

 

the foundly

The Foundly

The Foundly is a simple theme for news sites and magazines, with a minimalist yet modern and good-looking design. It can be used for blogs as well, as it comes with neat content organization.

The Foundly offers a lot of ad banners that you can put anywhere you want on the site.

As for the features, the theme provides a responsive design, multiple blog layouts, social links, two different demos (classic skin and news / magazine child theme), SEO-friendly design, AdSense integration, speed optimization, live customizer, and many other cool features.

Price: $59

 

goodlife

GoodLife

A multipurpose WordPress theme. It provides seven different demos for specific uses. It can be used for magazines, blogs, or review sites. The design is clean, modern, and widget-ready. The theme looks friendly and welcoming, and also offers lots of spaces for ad banners - at the top of the homepage, in the sidebar zone, and between the posts.

GoodLife provides a responsive layout, four gallery and video pages, three different header styles, multiple premium plugins integration, built-in advertisement locations that you can manage the way you want, speed and SEO optimization, video playlists, a complex review system, and lots of other great features.

Price: $59

 

grimag

Grimag

Grimag is an ad-optimized magazine and blog theme, with a standard layout and clean design. Grimag is simple, and offers various ad spaces. Its multipurpose design makes it suitable for any topic you might want to tackle. Overall, a minimalist theme with a friendly look that lets you place ads anywhere on your site.

Grimag has a responsive design, and provides a deep AdSense integration. Your ads can take many forms: header banner, various sidebar ads, below-post banner, footer banner, etc. The theme has Retina display, bbPress and BuddyPress integration, light and dark skins, unlimited sidebars, custom widgets, shortcodes, custom styles and fonts.

Price: $59

 

wordx

WordX

A simple magazine and blogging theme with an advanced Google AdSense integration. It has a modern and friendly design, with a simple two-column homepage layout and review options for users. The theme is clean and lets you place ads anywhere on the site, in any form.

WordX provides a responsive and minimalist interface, fast loading times, carousel slider options, SEO optimization, social media integration, 590 icons, shortcodes, powerful theme options, unlimited colors and backgrounds, advanced typography and good readability. Also, WordX is compatible with the most popular review plugins and, last but not least, it's fully ad ready.

Price: $59
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  • how about Woocommerce adsense themes? 🙂

  • My Spartan theme also has some good ad spots 😉 wpexplorer-themes.com/spartan/

    • Hey AJ,

      I will discuss with the team and we will add it next week 🙂

      Thanks!

  • pantekddvv

    how about to fuck yourself

  • Hi Steven! We’ll keep your theme in mind for our future posts. 🙂

    • Steven Culla

      Thank you 🙂

  • I use magzine pro WordPress them and its work fine with adsense

  • While I am not here to promote or market for a new theme, if I had to choose one from the list, I would go with the Adsense Theme from MyThemeShop.

    I don’t use Adsense on my most of the site, but I’ve been considering it. If I ever do, maybe, I’ll switch to one of these templates to see if it would support me to increase my earnings. All the themes you shown are really charming and elegant but are also premium. I will be happy if you could propose some free Adsense friendly themes.

    I personally worked more WP themes on my blog before, it was not so good in boosting the AD Revenue, but it was heavy in loading particularly for newbies like me that always looing to make money blogging from Banner Ad Instead of Affiliate Marketing. I would suggest any but newspaper style which is way better in terms of speed as well as mobile responsiveness since they also have quite extraordinary benefits like structured Data etc.

    Thanks for sharing all these themes with us, I know that they will help anybody to increase their Adsense earnings. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/dd8b2225df930a4bab758a5e9f2fc2a8fbe457fa213442342ae2eb359fd0eb72.png

  • hello, I’m looking for a theme that is suitable for adsense responsive banners. I noticed that the themes have banners with fixed dimensions. Could you tell me about themes that have resizable positions for banners? There is not one on this list
    Thank you