Top 20+ Best WordPress Magazine Themes 2017

Magazine WordPress themes are a particular kind. On one hand, they need to be able to showcase a larger amount of content on a single screen, but on the other, they also need to make the content look attractive and enticing enough to generate a click.

All this makes selecting a quality magazine theme much harder than it seems at first. So to help you out, we’ve prepared a list of the top WordPress magazine themes on the market today.

 

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flymag pro

FlyMag Pro

A modern and clean WordPress theme for magazines and blogs. The theme is friendly, comes with built-in review module, ad banners that can be placed anywhere on the site, elegant look, video embeds, sliders, and widgets. A lot of visual elements overall!

Features:

  • responsive design,
  • WP Product Review plugin integration,
  • ad banners,
  • posts carousel,
  • custom widgets,
  • breaking news ticker,
  • featured slider,
  • unlimited colors.

Price: $89 (all themes included)

 

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.

Features:

  • responsive design,
  • large full-width featured images,
  • blog-like layout,
  • translation-ready,
  • WooCommerce-ready,
  • custom colors and fonts,
  • custom page templates,
  • grid and column post layouts,
  • infinite scrolling.

Price: $89 (all themes included)

 

sociallyviral

SociallyViral

A very fast and lightweight theme for news sites or for blogs, which provides a clean and friendly design. It comes with two demos that have different layouts and a simple content structure. The theme offers all the necessary tools for marketing purposes. Overall, simple yet effective.

Features:

  • responsive and engaging design,
  • unlimited colors,
  • lightweight and fast loading,
  • built-in review system,
  • AdSense optimized,
  • newsletter/widget forms,
  • SEO friendly,
  • four different loading effects.

Price: $59

 

newssetter

NewsSetter

This theme comes with a modern presentation and can be used for general topics or even for niche press. The visitors can rate the posts (and certain products). Also, you can use ads on the site.

Features:

  • responsive design,
  • Retina ready,
  • advertising ready,
  • advanced SEO options,
  • custom post types,
  • HTML5 animated slider,
  • built-in page layouts.

Price: $55

 

chronicle

Chronicle

A classic newspaper magazine WordPress theme, with a clean and professional design and a simple layout that looks like a classic blog. Chronicle has a video section, which is featured in the footer too.

Features:

  • responsive layout,
  • ZOOM framework,
  • video slideshow,
  • custom widgetized areas,
  • AdSense ready,
  • sticky posts,
  • SEO optimized,
  • translation ready.

Price: $69

 

islemag

IsleMag

A beautiful, modern, and friendly theme that comes with a catchy design. IsleMag is free and lets you display ads, add various social media feeds, use multiple colors to make its appearance even catchier, and post reviews. The theme provides nice sliders and carousels, a boxed layout style, and has a photo-friendly design.

Features:

  • carousel slider,
  • review system,
  • responsive design,
  • unlimited colors,
  • ad banners,
  • widgetized footer,
  • Instagram feed.

Price: $0

 

thecore magazine

TheCore

A clean and modern theme for publishing websites, such as magazines, newspapers, or simply niche sites. It has a fancy and elegant design, with stylish animations and elements, along with a layout that puts your content first. The theme fits best topics like fashion, lifestyle, or travel.

Features:

  • advanced visual page builder,
  • 20 demos for different purposes,
  • unlimited color schemes,
  • Revolution Slider and Layers Slider included,
  • multiple shortcodes,
  • WooCommerce ready,
  • responsive and Retina layout,
  • back up module.

Price: $49

 

tabloid

Tabloid

A magazine theme with solid AdSense integration. It has a dark design, with black backgrounds and red & white fonts and buttons. Tabloid comes with a featured slider, a news ticker, widgets, and also provides a beautiful and interactive look. If you don't like the dark color scheme, you can switch to the light one.

Features:

  • fully responsive,
  • dark and light color schemes,
  • advertising space,
  • multiple category layouts,
  • custom widgets,
  • SEO and speed optimization,
  • Jetpack support,
  • translation ready.

Price: $49

 

spartan

Spartan

A magazine WordPress theme created for news websites that want to deliver a more interactive experience. 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. The design has three principal columns, two of them containing the articles from every category, while the third one is meant to handle the social sharing area.

Features:

  • WordPress theme live customizer,
  • custom widgets,
  • fully responsive,
  • built-in login/registration form,
  • unlimited colors,
  • photo and video galleries,
  • built-in ad banner spots.

Price: $49

 

magazine

Magazine

A nice theme for WordPress magazines and news sites or blogs, with a clean and friendly design. It has all the necessary elements for a good presentation. 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 them.

Features:

  • responsive,
  • speed optimized,
  • SEO ready,
  • AdSense optimization,
  • Schema markup integration,
  • unlimited colors,
  • four different homepage layouts.

Price: $59

 

nexus

Nexus

A magazine WordPress theme that can handle big amounts of content. The presentation is clear and easy to read, which visitors will surely appreciate. The theme supports multiple content types and gives you complete control over the homepage and the blocks displayed on it.

Features:

  • homepage builder,
  • custom widgets,
  • unlimited colors,
  • advertisement areas,
  • complete localization,
  • perpetual updates.

Price: $89 (all themes included)

 

daily post

Daily Post

An awesome full-screen magazine theme with a friendly and modern look and lots of animations. It is distinguished by its big images, fonts, and icons, that make it look catchy and attractive. The way the content looks, makes it engaging and clickable. Overall, a great design with an easy-to-follow and interactive appearance. It also has a colorful slide-in left menu.

Features:

  • responsive design,
  • speed optimization,
  • built-in shortcodes,
  • Visual Composer,
  • infinite scroll and reading progress indicator,
  • print-ready articles,
  • weather widget and a dedicated weather page,
  • unlimited colors.

Price: $48

 

the-essence

The Essence

A stylish theme for online magazines, mostly fashion and lifestyle related. The theme offers a clean, modern, and elegant design, along with nice sliders and a nicely-organized content. The Essence is a good fit for creative magazines and blogs.

Features:

  • mobile friendly,
  • elegant and feminine design,
  • front-end style customizer,
  • carousel sliders,
  • multiple layouts,
  • custom widgets,
  • tons of color options.

Price: $59

 

magxp

MagXP

MagXP is a great theme for magazines, offering lots of homepage layouts. Each is meant for a specific purpose. It comes with a full-width slider, WooCommerce, review system, lots of widgets and social buttons. The review system allows you to create an in-depth description of the products/articles and also lets the users leave their own ratings right from the comments box.

Features:

  • drag-and-drop homepage sections,
  • two different single post layouts,
  • good customizability,
  • unlimited sidebars,
  • SEO optimization,
  • review system integration,
  • WooCommerce integration.

Price: $59

 

magazine themify

Magazine

As the name says itself, Magazine is a WordPress theme created for magazines and news websites. It has a simple, clean and professional design, which makes it easier to find the information you need. This theme was made to be used along with Themify Builder, which comes with intuitive drag-and-drop settings.

Features:

  • unlimited magazine layouts with Themify Builder,
  • responsive and Retina ready,
  • mobile slide menu,
  • AdSense optimization,
  • six color skins,
  • six sidebar options + seven post layouts,
  • breaking news ticker.

Price: $49

 

accesspress mag pro

AccessPress Mag Pro

This magazine theme comes with fresh and modern designs, and it provides four different demos: Editorial, News, Fashion, and Sports. Each demo has its own look and color. The content is slowly and elegantly showing up due to the lazy loading effect.

Features:

  • multiple layouts,
  • responsive design,
  • trending ticker,
  • page builder,
  • built-in review system,
  • responsive ads and Google AdSense,
  • WooCommerce compatibility.

Price: $57

 

newsdesk

NewsDesk

NewsDesk is a 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.

Features:

  • responsive layout,
  • SEO optimized,
  • fully widgetized,
  • flexible layout options,
  • AdSense integration,
  • translation ready,
  • typography options.

Price: $49

 

mh magazine

MH Magazine

This theme has everything a magazine site needs: ad spaces, picture areas, lots of widgets, a hot zone at the bottom of the page (so the readers can stay in touch with the latest news and comments). The background features a full-screen picture that gives the theme a more enticing look.

Features:

  • responsive layout,
  • fully widgetized,
  • translation ready,
  • theme customization,
  • SEO optimized,
  • FlexSlider 2,
  • child theme ready.

Price: $79

 

eAloMag

eAloMag is a minimalist WordPress theme for magazines, newspapers, and blogs, with a clean design and a simple content structure. It has featured and carousel sliders, parallax scrolling, interactive content blocks, and a nice rating system. Overall, a neat and multipurpose theme for news websites.

Features:

  • responsive layout,
  • WooCommerce ready,
  • widget ready,
  • lazy loading,
  • 3 homepage layouts,
  • translation ready,
  • 4 different social networks cover.

Price: $32.99

 

powermag

PowerMag

PowerMag is a magazine WordPress theme created for review websites. It fits any kind of topic you want to share with your audience. It comes with a static background image, lots of widgets, social buttons, ad spaces, and review options. Every product gets each of its features reviewed, and below there's a place for the overall score.

Features:

  • BuddyPress ready,
  • responsive and Retina ready,
  • visual composer,
  • built-in review system,
  • built-in code compression,
  • dual featured slider,
  • premium gallery lightbox.

Price: $59

 

flavor

Flavor

One of the great magazine WordPress themes sites focusing on video games, gadgets, and movies. Flavor is full of widgets, social buttons, rankings, user reviews, ad blocks, nice animations, and many great interactive settings.

Features:

  • minisite builder – with custom reviews, awards, and badges,
  • weighted editor and user criteria ratings,
  • WooCommerce compatibility,
  • trending posts,
  • Ajax sorting and filtering,
  • responsive and Retina ready,
  • 630 Google fonts and 130 icons,
  • shortcode generator.

Price: $59

 

novelty

Novelty

Novelty is a modern and clean magazine theme that can be used for general topics. It comes with well-arranged content by categories, a breaking news band, and a catchy look.

Features:

  • responsive design,
  • powerful framework included,
  • WPML ready,
  • featured slider,
  • custom posts and widgets,
  • built-in shortcodes,
  • Ajax contact form,
  • social media integration.

Price: $48

 

Newspaper

Newspaper is a magazine WordPress theme created primarily for newspapers, news, and publishing websites. It provides the necessary options and elements for an online publication, starting with TD Composer - the amazing front-end page builder. Newspaper is AdSense and SEO optimized, contains widgets, social links, video playlists, a review system, interactive buttons, and animated icons. The theme has an elegant lazy loading effect, which offers a classy and modern look.

Features:

  • responsive layout,
  • AdSense optimized,
  • TD Composer - front-end page builder,
  • WooCommerce compatibility,
  • review system integration,
  • intuitive interface,
  • 40+ unique demos.

Price: $59

 

cars magazine

Cars Magazine

A minimalist theme that was primarily built to serve as an online magazine for cars. However, it can be used for any other purpose as well. It has a simple multipurpose design, shows the content with a lazy loading effect, and keeps a classic blog layout. Overall, the theme has an elegant and modern look.

Features:

  • responsive design,
  • custom post types and formats,
  • fully editable,
  • translation ready,
  • 80+ shortcodes,
  • multiple color schemes,
  • SEO ready,
  • custom widgets.

Price: $75

 

colornews

ColorNews

As the name itself says, this theme provides some colorful news for magazines and press websites. Its design has lots of colorful buttons, tags, and categories. Besides, the theme has ad spaces, social links, a featured slider, a static full-screen background, and a breaking news ticker. By using this variety of colors, the theme makes people enjoy it more when they read the news.

Features:

  • responsive,
  • multiple color options,
  • eight additional custom widgets,
  • additional social icons,
  • custom logo and header text,
  • translation ready,
  • custom menu,
  • footer editor.

Price: $69

 

newsmix

News Mix

A theme designed specifically for magazine websites. You can choose between the full-width style or the boxed-width style when using it. The two versions are basically the same, it's just the background that makes the difference. It's a Bootstrap theme created for sports magazines and designed in three colors: white, black and red. Also, it is optimized with specific categories for news websites, like popular posts, most reviewed posts, photo galleries, recent posts, comments and archives.

Features:

  • responsive layout,
  • custom widgets,
  • HTML5 and CSS3 tableless design,
  • customizable layout,
  • unlimited sidebar,
  • localization support.

Price: $0

 

tana

Tana

Tana is a modern magazine theme for many purposes such as newspaper, movie, music, fashion, travel, WooCommerce etc. It comes with a demo for each of these purposes. The theme is very clean and its content is easy to read. The homepage contains a big amount of content blocks, grouped in sections. The sections' names are elegantly highlighted by using different animated fonts and colors.

Features:

  • multiple demos for different purposes,
  • five header styles,
  • 24 unique design elements,
  • parallax and quick scroll,
  • enhanced visual composer,
  • responsive and Retina ready design,
  • custom ads and widgets,
  • wide and boxed layout.

Price: $59

 

Maggie Pro

Maggie Pro is a clean and nice WordPress theme for magazines, news, and press websites. It comes with a featured carousel-like slider, lazy loading effect, slideshows, colorful elements, and smart blocks and boxes so the content can be easily found and read by the visitors. Overall, a beautiful theme that fits any topic.

Features:

  • full-width and boxed layouts,
  • 2 theme colors,
  • 3 featured post layouts,
  • 8 different block layouts on the homepage,
  • colorful category backgrounds,
  • news ticker,
  • tabbed category widgets,
  • multiple ads sections.

Price: $55

 

SanFrancisco

  • 10 pre-defined demos and multiple homepage variations,
  • 800+ Google fonts,
  • drag-and-drop page builders,
  • 7 different grid posts and 6 featured post options,
  • unlimited sidebars,
  • unlimited color options,
  • 104 different ad types (Google AdSense ready),
  • 6 different ready to use widgets.

Price: $39
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  • I’m thinking about purchasing “NewsDesk” theme.
    It looks awesome!

    Thanks for sharing.

  • That’s some nice looking themes, I specially like “Flavour”, hmmmm may have to consider that one at some point.

  • Thanks for including Spartan – woohoo!

  • Awesome responsive magazine Themes collection, I am using
    the Tabloid theme and it is superb theme with solid AdSense integration

  • Aqeel Arif

    Gorgeous magazine WordPress themes

  • Wow Awesome List indeed. I am soon starting a fashion magazine. This will be helpful in deciding which theme to use.