Posted on January 7, 2017 by Joe Fylan in Resources |
Looking for the best magazine WordPress themes available in 2017? Then you’ve come to the right place. We have searched the web and done the research. If you’re looking to swap themes, or you’re just starting out, then one of these 25 magazine themes should meet your needs.
Choosing the ‘best’ themes for a collection is a subjective task. For this article, we’ve followed some guidelines to help with the selection process. All the themes in this article are from trusted developers and marketplaces. They have received positive reviews and ratings and have been kept up to date since their original release.
The design and features of themes have also played a large role in their selection. However, please bear in mind that what you may deem an attractive design or essential features in a theme, isn’t necessarily what the next person considers stylish or important. Hopefully, though, there’s something to suit everyone in this collection.
So now you know how the themes in this collection were chosen, let’s get started!
Extra, one of our own themes, is a magazine theme powered by the Divi Builder. Apart from the Divi Builder’s extensive features, it also contains extra modules making it a perfect fit for creating an online magazine. The new category modules include a post carousel and featured post slider, helping display your content at its best. Extra also lets you monetize your site through its advertisement module. You can also improve ad engagement by placing ads directly into your post feeds.
Magazine Pro from StudioPress has an up to the minute look and feel. This professional yet sleek design will wow your viewers without detracting from your content. The theme’s versatility will enable you to display articles at their best. Magazine Pro’s ease of use will ensure your website is created and up and running within no time.
SAAB from TeslaThemes is a magazine and blog theme for budding writers and publishers. This attractive theme uses bold typography and stylish effects, giving it a visual edge over the competition. SAAB also includes social media integration and the Slider Revolution plugin. Embedding videos into your posts is easy too. These are all important components for a magazine theme.
It is easy to see why DailyPost has made it into this collection of best magazine WordPress themes. This cutting edge theme is packed with features, enabling you to create a stunning website with an impressive user experience. Daily Post also has a ‘get published’ feature, allowing your visitors to submit news, documents, and media files.
Tribune is a powerful WordPress magazine theme from WPZoom. It’s magazine features make it a great choice for an online news or another type of editorial site. Tribune can display featured posts in a slider or carousel on the homepage, helping grab the attention of your visitors. It can also embed video from other websites, displaying the news as it happens.
MH Edition has been created especially for online technology magazines and news sites. It has sophisticated visuals and with a fully responsive layout. This all helps make it a suitable choice for catering to users on a range of devices. Extremely flexible, this theme is packed full of useful features and custom widgets.
True Review is a stylish online news or magazine theme that enables you to publish professionally formatted reviews. It includes a rating and review tool to let you easily display your thoughts on products, events, and articles. Coupon and advert functionalities are also there to help monetize your website, whether that’s through affiliate links or paid ads.
Another theme that ranks well in this collection of best magazine WordPress themes is MH Newsdesk. This dynamic news theme has powerful features and is a great option for those wanting to stand out from the crowd. Importantly, its modern flat design allows your content to become the sole focus of your website.
Domino Magazine is an elegant and responsive WordPress theme from WPZoom. Highly customizable and with custom widgets, Domino is a great option if you’re looking for a stylish and user-friendly magazine theme.
Another StudioPress entry for this collection of best magazine WordPress themes. Metro Pro is a modern and stylish theme with a magazine layout. A combination of attractive layouts and social media features will wow your readers and help quickly grow your audience.
Compass is a sophisticated magazine theme, that will enable you to show off your content in style. This customizable theme, with an easily configurable homepage, will let you create a unique website. It also includes a draggable slideshow with touch support.
Neuton, from CSSIgniter, is a responsive news and magazine theme. This original and sleek design makes Neuton one of the best magazine WordPress themes available. Neuton also boasts powerful features, with page builder support, flexible widgets, and multiple homepage templates.
The Voux is a comprehensive and stylish lightweight magazine theme. This is a great option if you are looking to create a professional and highly polished online magazine that also loads quickly. With Visual Composer included, pages are easily customizable. The Voux also includes infinite loading, full-screen galleries, and a header with a mega menu, providing the ultimate reader experience.
The Chatter from ThemeFuse is full of advanced features and components. Designed for bloggers, news portals, and online magazines, its fresh look and feel will make a positive impact on your readers. Demo content is quick and easy to import and the visual page builder enables you to drag and drop elements to create unique designs.
Another theme from CSSIgniter, Femme is responsive magazine and eCommerce theme. With WooCommerce support, this theme is perfect for adding a revenue stream to your online magazine. Femme also comes with custom page layouts and custom widgets. This makes it a flexible theme, great for producing a truly original site.
Magaziner is an eye-catching magazine, news, and blog theme. This high-resolution theme lends itself to an impressive viewing and reading experience as it uses unique slide-toggle sidebars. Magaziner also has extensive styling options and unlimited widget areas, helping your site display stunning articles.
Insight is a beautiful theme that definitely deserves a place in this collection of best magazine WordPress themes. Minimal and distraction free, this is an ideal theme for an online magazine where viewers can concentrate solely on the content. Create a stunning homepage, with the built-in tools to attract visitors and grow your audience.
Another magazine theme from TeslaThemes, Novelty will help you showcase your content in a professional way. With a bold, modern, and responsive design, this theme will help wow your audience. Throw into the mix advanced features like a slider, custom posts, and built-in shortcodes and you have one of the best magazine WordPress themes currently available.
Tabloid is an attractive and user-friendly theme, designed for magazine and editorial WordPress websites. It offers multiple category layouts, custom widgets, and a variety of color schemes. Advertising space is also incorporated into numerous areas of the theme, helping you turn your site into a healthy revenue stream.
Shoutbox has a minimal and sleek design that’s ideal for online magazines and bloggers. An elegant feature slider on the homepage enables you to display recent articles or breaking news. This theme also includes a dynamic template builder helping you to create original page layouts, even if you possess no coding knowledge.
If you’ve plans to become a publishing powerhouse, then News Pro could be the theme for you. An ideal theme for a content heavy websites, News Pro will help you publish stylish articles, videos, and audio. With a professional design and simple navigation, readers will hopefully be happy to return to your site.
Hickory is an incredibly customizable magazine and blog theme that will keep you ahead of the game. With three different homepage widgets, Hickory lets you create your own homepage to suit your editorial style. A custom review system also allows readers to leave feedback at the touch of a button.
Noozbeat is a fully responsive, beautiful theme that has been designed for news and magazine websites. Easy to use, this theme provides unique layout options, helping you publish articles that will stand out from the crowd. Multiple category layouts, custom widgets, and unlimited color variations are just some of the other features offered with this theme.
Backstreet is a smart and stylish WordPress theme. Perfect for magazine, portfolio, and content-rich blog websites, this theme can be easily customized via the theme options panel. Backstreet offers three post formats for video, audio, and image galleries. It also includes a built-in reviews and ratings system.
Chirps has numerous magazine-related features, helping make it a popular WordPress theme. Included is a drag-and-drop gallery builder. There are also various title overlay effects that enable you to display images and posts in a way that will catch the attention of your viewers. Add to this beautiful templates and useful shortcodes, and you have a theme that really shouts ‘wow’.
In my humble opinion, these are the best magazine WordPress themes currently available. However, as mentioned at the beginning of this post, selecting the best themes is very subjective. Please feel free to share your favorite magazine themes in the comments below, and the reasons behind your choice. It is always interesting to know what people look for when browsing for a new theme.
And don’t forget to check out our multi-purpose Divi theme. Although Divi wasn’t created specifically as a magazine theme, its flexible and powerful features make it a great fit for an online news or editoral website.
What is your favorite magazine theme? Please share, with reasons for the selection, in the comments below.