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20 Best WordPress Magazine Themes To Create Magazine or Editorial Site

If you are thinking to create a new magazine site, then a premium WordPress magazine theme is the best option.

To help you get started without searching here and there for the themes, we have collected and compiled a list of 20 best WordPress magazine themes. You can use these themes for magazine sites, fashion blogs, food blogs, small news websites, editorial blogs or any other site.

All these themes comes with many new and awesome features including inbuilt advertising panels, social sharing options, responsive designs to fit all the major screen resolutions.

WordPress Magazine Themes


Throne

Throne-Magazine-WordPress-Theme
Price – $43
Demo & Download

Throne is an excellent choice for any magazine website or a corporate blog. Developed with SEO friendly code, this theme offers an awesome typography with a fully responsive design that adjusts in all screen resolutions. The theme loads amazingly fast and can achieve a Google Page Speed of over 95 very easily.

The theme offers lots of custom options with most important being local translation support. The theme has been included with .po and .mo files for easy translation and also offers RTL support to use it in any Arabic language as well. There are over 50 combinations that can be created using layout options to display content on the homepage along with many header options as well. Other awesome features include different post formats, in-built shortcodes, many custom widgets with unlimited sidebars, social sharing profiles and more.

Valenti

Valenti-WordPress-HD-Review-Magazine-News-Theme
Price – $58
Demo & Download

Valenti is probably one of our favorite theme for a magazine site. It has been updated over a dozen times since its initial release last year, which clearly indicates how serious its developers are to include the latest features in the theme on a regular basis. We really liked its homepage which is very easy to design and modify at any time using a drag and drop page builder. It also offers a special kind of mega menu which many people demand these days as it can be used to display lots of options and post links in lesser menu space. Within the same mega-menu, yo can display links, featured post, popular posts, random posts or even a slider as well.

Most of the themes that we have worked with so far only allows a single way to display featured images while with Velenti you have the options to display your post featured images in as many as 5 different styles. Other cool features include WPML & RTL support, rich snippet support, box and full-width options and an awesome wooCommerce compatibility too. Well, seriously there are so many options that this theme can provide and I can go on and on to write more details about it.

Implicit

Implicit
Price – $58
Demo & Download

A new design that we are seeing after quite a while. Not only the unique design, but this theme offers tons of new and excited features which is probably not in any other theme. Starting from menus, it offers completely customizable Ajax based mega menu options to offer maximum speed for loading. The 3 different post type options makes sure that you can post content in a mixed manner to suit your reader base. The big and bold layout not only offers modern and gorgeous design but can be easily created using an advanced page builder. The them uses Ajax dynamic loading that offers infinite loading for both and grid layouts.

The theme is also enriched with reviews and rating system where content writers can publish reviews about any particular product or service for the readers. Besides, the fully responsive in-built ad system makes sure that you generate the maximum revenue from your site.

Braxton

Braxton
Price – $58
Demo & Download

Braxton has been included among the top 10 WordPress themes in the Forbes magazine. Braxton is a fully responsive WordPress theme that offers lots of amazing options. The theme is retina ready so that your graphics will appear as crisp as possible in all your high-resolution devices. The theme is also compatible with the popular e-commerce plugin – wooCommerce and forums plugin bbPress. It offers over 600 Google fonts along with the lazy load feature so that you can serve images only when a user scroll down the page thus saving lots of server bandwidth. The developers have specifically included many custom advertisement options by creating 4 different ad units and a custom wallpaper ad as well.

NewsPaper

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Price – $58
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A third theme from the same author, but actually it’s one of the most successful themes from them. This theme is one of the most selling theme on Themeforest with over 5000+ sales in just first 10 months (Huge sales! Isn’t it?). The theme offers almost any feature that you could think of. WooCommerce compatibility, bbPress integration, social counters, revolution slider, shortcodes, background wallpapers, 17 custom widgets, lightbox gallery are only a few to mention. With multiple layout options, you can set up as many as 60 different combinations using different content blocks and templates.

The intelligent ad  system is provided with the ability to turn any ad code into responsive (even Adsense code). To allow commenters to login with ease, the theme offers Ajax based login system. To use the growing popularity of mobile devices, this theme also provides the option with which users can bookmark your site on the Android devices.

SimpleMag

SimpleMag
Price – $53
Demo & Download

More than 6000+ sales in 1 year; the numbers only indicate how successful this theme is selling. SimpleMag is a black and white theme that can add beauty to any website. It is a perfect theme for any online magazine or a blog.  The theme is fully responsive and coded in accordance with schema.org. The home page is very easy to create using a drag and drop page builder where you can put any element thus creating many homepage variations for yourself. The theme is SEO friendly and offers both standard as well as mega menu options. There are different post layouts to create and display your post in any format you want. A blank child theme is also included with the package of the theme that can be used to create custom designs and functions.

Hot Topix

Hot Topix
Price – $48
Demo & Download

Next on our list is Hot Topix that has the ability to completely revamp your old site with a trendy look and visuals. The ultra modern and easy to use theme is full of advanced features and offers compatibility with many useful plugins including WooCommerce and bbPress. The theme is even retina ready and even offers dedicated custom ad options. Like many other themes, it also offers drag and drop feature to populate the homepage with different elements easily. A sticky menu bar and a slide show option only adds more charm to its beautiful design.

Codilight

Codilight wordpress magazine themes
Price – $49
Demo & Download

Fametheme have become successful in a very short span of time due its extensive blogging and magazine theme. One of its most popular theme Codilight is here to amaze us. The theme offers very spacial and well designed typography which looks pretty cool and gives an impression of the kind of design that many popular blogs currently. This theme is indeed coded with SEO friendly code with one of the best standards that we have ever seen so far. The developers have maintained a continuous dedication towards achieving the less loading speed and the result can be easily checked via Google Page Speed. Using this theme, you would probably be working with a theme that offers a complete package including cross browser compatibility, shortcodes, speed, SEO and life time support.

Nexus

nexus
Price – $39 (80+ themes)
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How brilliant would be the theme if the creator is Elegant themes. Yes, this theme belongs to one of the best theme developing company. Nexus is an advanced theme that is rich in features and styles. We have personally used this theme on one of our site and believe us, it was fun to work with it though it might be a little rough for someone looking to make changes to its hard-coded functions. The theme is filled with almost all functions that you may look for in any magazine theme including the localization support, unlimited colors, custom widgets, home page builder and a secure code.

Celebrity Gossip

celebrity gossip
Price – $49
Demo & Download

If you are looking to create a celebrity blog, then this theme could be the best fit for your purpose. The design is similar to the kind of many popular celebrity blogs on the internet. A unique feature that we don’t see regularly in other themes is the ability to position thumbnails anywhere. You can position theme at left, right or even center. The theme also offers in-built advertising options can be switched on or off with the click of a button. The developers have made sure to include all the SEO options for you in order to rank your website easily and quickly.

Max Mag

Max Mag
Price – $58
Demo & Download

Max Mag is being used by a tremendous number of websites we know.  The bold and sticky menu is good enough to easily catch the impressions of the visitor. The theme is based upon three column design with left most column dedicated towards latest post and remaining two columns for ads and widgets display. It may be noted that there is no option to remove the top slider in case you don’t want to use it and has to be removed by coding only. We really hope the developers would be able to provide this option soon. Rest, the theme is superb and offers a complete package with almost all the features that one may desire.

Magazinly

magazinly
Price – $48
Demo & Download

Next on our list is Magazinly, a theme which is super fast to load, although the admin panel worked a little slower as compared to other themes. The theme includes review system that is a good option if you may want to publish some reviews on your website. The unlimited colors option provides you the ability to change your color setting with a click of a button to any color you want. The retina-ready ability makes the theme looks awesome, even on high-resolution Apple devices. To create the home page, the drag and drop functionality has been included. Besides the theme also offers an option to use responsive Adsense ads. The theme is coded with schema.org standard snippets and offers inbuilt Authorship support for better SEO result.

Newses

Newses
Price – $43
Demo & Download

If you are obsessed with the design of TheNextWeb.com, then Newses could be the best fit as it offers a similar design. You would be amazed to know the theme is created by the same authors as that of the previous theme on our list Magazinly. Both the theme offers the same functions and features with only the exception of design. Newses have its sidebar on the left by default though it also provides the option to move it to right (if you want). The design is simple yet amazingly fits everything on the page in a neat and tidy way along with the fascinating typography.

Pinstagram

pinstagram
Price – $35
Demo & Download

Mythemeshop is known to create some impressive magazine themes and here on the list we have Pinstagram which has been designed as per the popular social blog Mashable.com and Pinterest.  Pinstagram offers a 3 column grid style with first grids publishing latest posts, second grid displaying popular posts and third grid for widgets and advertisements. The offers ample number of shortcodes that can be used in any post or a page. The smart Adsense positioning allows to test your ad slots so that you can pick the best slot and generate maximum revenue from your site. Other essential features include SEO friendly code, responsive design, multiple layouts, lightbox gallery, integrated scheme and a translation ready code.

Tempest

Tempest
Price – $58
Demo & Download

Tempest offers a full-page wide background on the home page and on the first glance it seems that it might be a portfolio site but in reality it is a stunning magazine site. As you scroll down the page, you are welcomed by the different post formats of different sizes which seriously are designed with awesomeness. The graphics are retina ready and color options are unlimited. There is a powerful admin panel working silently behind the theme which can be used to change any option for the front-end. The offers lots of features including translation ready, ratings for posts, custom post layouts, shortcode builders and more.

Sahifa

Sahifa
Price – $58
Demo & Download

A theme which we have used ourself in the past on one of our blogs. 10,000+ sales indicated how cool this theme is. When the theme was first launched, there was not many features but with the passage of time, the authors have included almost all features with regular updates. The home page is very easy to use and can be setup using drag and drop options from the panel. You can create unlimited sidebars and almost each post/page can have its own different sidebar.

The advanced typography option offers more than 600+ Google fonts with unlimited color selection option. Even the review system has 3 different styles. You can put ratings in any way including percentage, stars or points. The theme is full of features including support for WooCommerce, bbPress, translation, RTL and more.

SmartMag

SmartMag-WordPress-Magazine-theme
Price – $58
Demo & Download

SmartMag not only offers an exquisite front-end but a magnificent back-end as well that fast and easy to use. Like, most other magazine theme, SmartMag also offers drag and drop functionality to create ingenious home pages. The theme is created using the powerful and latest HTML5 coding standards with rich snippets and SEO friendly design. The theme offers a modern kind of mega menu with full width and boxed size layouts for the site. There is also an in-built review panel system to offer latest product reviews. The theme is even translation ready, RTL ready and retina ready as well.

Rexus

Rexus
Price – $39 (42 themes)
Demo & Download

Theme Junkie has been creating some dazzling magazine themes from quite a while now and Rexus is another addition to it. Rexus is an advanced WordPress theme that offers a shiny theme with a powerful admin panel. The theme offers a very neat typography which cleverly fills every area on the screen in a decent way an actually it looks pretty amazing to view. There are many custom widgets included with the theme to fill the sidebar easily with latest or popular post. You can even put ad banners of any size throughout the size with its ready to use ad widgets. With a very low price tag and lots of necessary options, Rexus is definitely going to rock the market.

Go Media

gomedia
Price – $39 (42 themes)
Demo & Download

Go Media is another theme from Theme-Junkie only. The design is built so intelligently that it gives an impression of an established website wherever it is being used. In simple words the design of its home page is really awesome and the designer definitely deserves an applause over this. The theme is perfect for news or online magazines which offer latest updates on regular basis. The theme is fully responsive and offers two menus support to accommodate extra links as well. One thing we forgot to mention earlier that the Theme-junkie provides access to all themes together, it means that if you buy this theme you are going to get the above listed theme Rexus as well within the same package. (Awesome deal! Isn’t it?)

NewsTimes

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Price – $35
Demo & Download

NewsTimes is one the most latest themes in our list that is built with HTML5 and CSS3 standards, offers responsive design and is even SEO friendly. The theme is best known for its cool design and its loading speed. The developers claim that theme loads incredibly fast and is one of the most fastest theme ever built-in the WordPress history. The theme offers infinite scrolling, which loads more posts automatically when the user scrolls down the page. Besides, the theme offers many useful features through its powerful admin panel including unlimited color options, custom styling, homepage builder, review system, ad management and advanced widgets.

More Magazine WordPress Themes


We have tried our best to include all the best magazine themes for WordPress. Please let us know via comments below if any of your favorite theme is missing this list and deserves our mention.

Editorial Staff at Web Loggerz is a team of Web Technology lovers led by Ansh Gupta.

3 Comments

  1. Nice collection of themes. Especialy the ones made by WPBandit for the support and looks, Metro Mag for the looks and Gavick one for the framework that gets major updates at a maximum rate of 2 months … and Nexus one and Mythemeshop themes for SEO optimizations and … almost all of them are good choices :P

    Btw recently discovered designwall(.com) and they have 2 strong contenders for that purpose, especially the metro one for the looks.

  2. All the themes are excellent,but somehow I liked Editr theme,as it is simple,powerful.I think this theme design is inspired from popular tech website “Thenextweb” theme.It is very similar.

  3. All these themes are great, I think Valenti would be my favourite theme as well.

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