Blogs and magazines are usually created with the idea of bringing some news and information to people, without expecting too much profit from it. Anyways, that doesn’t mean that developers aren’t giving you options for monetizing your website. Here we have a collection with some of the best themes for blogs and magazines at the start of this year and for the winter respectively.
A cool, clean theme for a magazine or a news website, with several different layout options and features which are going to allow you to create a website which will serve people perfectly. SmartMag is a theme which can create a magazine website with style and it will help you by doing just that. The theme comes with a page builder, which allows you to save time by simply dragging and dropping elements to create custom dynamic pages.
This is a very clean and simple (even minimalistic) blog theme which is perfect for people who are traveling, and people who like using lots of images when telling their stories. With the live customizer, you will be able to create a personalized website in the matter of a few minutes, without having to touch a line of code, or save changes that you might not like.
This is a perfect theme if you would like to run a video blog or a video magazine. The theme, as the name suggests, is perfect for uploading and embedding video material. VideoTube has been integrated with the most popular websites for video. There are several different layout settings and an extensive admin panel which allows you to create a video website which is highly customized.
The fourth theme is a representative of both parties – you can either create a blog or a magazine with Throne. This is a multipurpose theme which has lots of layout and design settings which allow it to be very flexible. The responsive design shows perfectly on mobile devices and different screen sizes on desktops. With 50 predefined layouts, you have lots of starting points for your project.
This is a theme that will perfectly fit a news website. The best thing about the theme is that it is integrated with some of the most popular plugins for the platform – bbPress, WooCommerce, and Buddy Press. Based on the Redux framework, you can be sure of the quality of the theme without giving it too much thought. The flipping page setting will surely impress your visitors.
Whether you want to create a themed website/magazine, or you want to create a general topic magazine, then Edition is the theme for you. It is a perfect magazine theme which has lots of settings and offers something different design-wise. The drag and drop page editor is going to make it extremely easy for you to create custom pages.
If you want to create a news website, then you will most probably be looking for a clean and navigation-optimized design. This is when you can use Newsmag – a clean and fully responsive news theme. There are several different ad spaces on the theme, which allow you to monetize your website, without taking out of the quality of the news displayed. Newsmag comes with several premium plugins.
Sparkle is a really good full-width magazine theme with a very light and soft design, which is very easy to customize. Packed with Visual Composer, this is a theme which can have lots of different faces, depending on what you are looking to create. The Mega Menu is going to make it easy for you to sort the topics which you are going to talk about.
If you are looking for a theme which is optimized for ads, then Truemag is perfect for you. This is an Adsense and ads optimized theme which has several banner positions at key positions which are often points of interest to the readers. Compatible with BuddyPress and bbPress, this is a theme which can easily allow you to create a community where people can exchange ideas.
A clean, modern theme with a very good design and several ad spaces so you can monetize your website. The widgetized homepage allows you to quickly change its layout, as well as add new elements and modules effortlessly. The unlimited sidebars give great navigation flexibility to your theme. Fully responsive and retina ready, Santiago is surely a theme that you should look into.
These are the themes which you should be looking into for your magazine and blog. A little tip is that you can use the magazine themes for your personal blog, as long as you use images as thumbnails. Magazine themes don’t look very good if they don’t have thumbnail images for posts. Also, it wouldn’t hurt if you made a few extra bucks from your website.