WordPress is an immense platform for blogs and news sites for it has scores of wonderful themes which help you create the dream site you desire. Following is the listing of 12 free WordPress magazine themes which we think are among the best there are and can be used for any news niche such as tech, gossip, entertainment, sports, games and so much more.
CPMMagz by Code Themes
CPMMagz is meticulous and responsive blog and magazine theme focused for personal bloggers & Media Houses. Powered by Material Design UI, this theme is designed to suit the need for Magazine, Sport, Blog and other News portals and Entertainment sites.
It includes features like cross browser compatibility that works on all the leading web browsers. Furthermore, it has Customizer API which aids to the powerful customization of the site.
Smart Magazine by Qaiser
Smart Magazine is a trendy responsive WordPress theme that lets you write articles and blog posts effortlessly. The Smart magazine theme is excellent for news, newspaper, magazine, publishing or other editorial websites. Smart Magazine is highly customizable using WordPress theme customizer.
Islemag by Codeinwp
Islemag is a modern and clean free WordPress theme for tech magazines, news and newspaper media websites, personal fashion blogs, or photography. It is responsive, flat, minimalist, SEO friendly, Retina ready and built with Bootstrap. Additionally, the theme has Google AdSense banners, a magazine homepage template, custom backgrounds, filtered categories, tags, boxed layout, and live customizer. IsleMag is compatible with WPML, Photo Gallery Grid, Contact Form 7,WP Product Review, SiteOrigin Page Builder and JetPack. Overall, the theme is highly customizable and translation ready.
MH Tech Magazine by MH Themes
With tempting blue color scheme, MH Tech Magazine has a nice wide and flat layout, which is especially suitable for online magazines, dynamic news websites or professional blogs about technology, science, gadgets or anything else you can imagine. MH Magazine offers additional widget areas, multiple unique custom widgets, great features and extended layout options to manage several layout elements on your site including changing the color scheme and typography.
News Magazine by webdorado
News Magazine is a responsive, stylish, user-friendly and SEO-friendly theme. Though it has been made especially for multi-category news websites, it is a perfect fit for any website type: landing pages, business portfolio, event site, corporate, personal branding & commercial websites. The theme uses simple, clean flat design; it is responsive, retina ready. Theme back-end built on web-dorado framework is very easy to use. The theme comes equipped with a wide list of customizable features allowing you to make different kind of changes in layout, style, colors and fonts with minimum coding knowledge. The theme has several full-width responsive templates with menu and sidebar layout settings. News Magazine has a large slider for the breaking/current news and dynamic front-page builder. It also showcases images in responsive elegant lightbox with full-screen image slideshow. News Magazine is multilingual ready (WPML), cross-browser compatible, and works fine with major WordPress plugins like JetPack, Contact Form 7, bbPress, WooCommerce and many others.
EasyMag by Daisy Themes
EasyMag is a Professional looking WordPress News and Magazine theme. Theme is build with Bootstrap and is fully responsive for all the screen sizes. It includes theme customizer to customize and setup basic settings logo, color, and layouts. You can have 6 different news layouts, social icons and news ticker widgets to create beautiful homepage and do support different advertisement banner size.
News Mix theme is designed for magazine, news with flexible layout. The theme is based on KOPATHEME layout manager technique that will let you choose layout options of every pages within your site. It is very helpful when you are experimenting with visual hierarchy. You can define unlimited sidebar for widget areas, and with powerful custom widgets, the theme provides you more flexibility and ease-of-use for your site.
First Mag by Themes4wp
First Mag is free magazine WordPress Theme. The theme suits perfectly for blogs, newspapers, magazines or review sites offering a clean, minimalist and modern layout with many features being also optimized for speed. First Mag is responsive and created with Twitter Bootstrap. First Mag is Ads optimized WordPress Theme (Adsense and other Ads) and includes left and/or right sidebar and header widget area for your advertisement, flexslider slider, widgetized homepage, 3 custom homepage blocks, custom background and much more… Theme allows you to create extensive reviews with WP Review plugin. First Mag Theme is very fast and SEO friendly. It comes up with customizer panel which allows you to live preview your changes. First Mag is WooCommerce compatible. Theme is translatable so you can easily localize it in the language you want.
New Maxx-Lite by Koppatheme
News Maxx theme is designed for magazine, news with flexible layout. The theme is based on KOPATHEME layout manager technique that will let you flexibility choose layout options of every pages within your site. It is very helpful when you are experimenting with visual hierarchy. You can define unlimited sidebar for widget areas, and with powerful custom widgets, the theme provides you more flexibility and ease-of-use for your site
Merlin by ThemeZee
Merlin is a beautiful designed Magazine WordPress theme with a responsive layout. The theme comes with a gorgeous Post Slider, Magazine Homepage template and a Header Widget area. Settings can be configured easily in the Customizer.
Profit Mag by Rigorous Theme
ProfitMag is a clean and responsive magazine theme with elegant design suitable for blog, magazine, news or any editorial websites. It comes with a highly customizable theme customizer that let you manage the website at an instant. It is suitable for news, magazine, publishing, media houses, tv channels, journal and other editorial websites.
SuperMag by Acme Themes
SuperMag is specially designed for news, magazine and blog, suitable for any magazine style site. SuperMag is also advertisement ready theme, Advertisement can be added from customizer and widgets. SuperMag is highly customizable theme.
Did we miss out on any great theme?
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