If you want to set up a high quality online magazine website, you’ll need that perfect theme. It really can help make the job a whole lot easier. With that in mind, we have gathered up the best WordPress magazine themes on the market.
With a fantastically made magazine theme for WordPress, you can help draw in new readers who will find it easy to access the content that they came for. Simple, right? Well, the task is finding the perfect theme to do the job.
That’s why we created this list.
You’ll want a flexible, well designed theme, one with all the features you want, clear, clean navigation, a sparkling layout that lets the reader quickly and effortlessly find what they’re looking for on every page. You know, it doesn’t hurt to have a theme that allows you to monetize your content too, right? Well, we’ve kept all of that in mind while creating this collection.
Bold is most definitely that, a bold magazine theme for WordPress, one with strikingly simple and clean design, powerful options and all the features you need to craft a highly successful and unique website. Designed to get your attention and never let go, Bold features a striking design, strong and simple at the same time. I think the choice of fonts or typography is particularly important in creating such a dramatic site. Bold isn’t just about style though, it features a lot of modern amenities that are critical for the success of any website these days. Bold is responsive and retina ready, so it looks incredible on all browsers and all sorts of devices. This theme, while really a magazine theme at heart, is also WooCommerce ready, so you can sell products if you choose. There are gorgeous portfolio and slideshow templates for highlighting visual content and a lot more. If you want a multipurpose magazine and blog theme that has a striking design, you should consider the Bold theme from Organic Themes.
Extra is a powerful, well designed, well supported and feature-packed news magazine theme for WordPress, brought to us by Elegant Themes, one of the leading providers of high quality WordPress themes. Extra is a simple enough magazine theme to look at, but it’s inherent flexibility means you can customize it to look just about any way you want it to look. Elegant Themes is known for their incredibly high levels of support, so you can rest assured that if you happen to run into problems setting up or customizing this theme, there are a team of experts ready to lend a hand.
With Sensational, you’ve got a truly premium WordPress magazine theme with everything it takes to build and nurture a growing online presence. What kind of online magazines are popular, you might ask? Well, fashion and travel, lifestyle magazines, those are always big, drawing in thousands of readers every day. With Sensational, you can create an online magazine that perfectly fits with your goals, making it easy to manage and customize your site, ensuring that your content gets the attention it deserves. Transform your site into one of the leading destinations for information on your subject. Adjust color settings and typography, monetize your site with AdSense and show off a little bit with great looking animations and hover effects.
Inspired by newspapers, Collecti is a modern take on a very old concept, a simple, professional and minimalist design, wonderful typography and a perfect layout that highlights your content and presents it professionally. It’s a timeless combination and one that I think you’ll love. With Collecto, you get all of the things you’d expect in a great looking WordPress magazine template, like responsive design, incredible flexibility in terms of color and typography, but you also get a really nice feature, the dynamic grid system, which makes Collecto sort of a living, breathing online newspaper. It’s really cool to see. Sticky posts take up two columns and the rest of your content perfectly adjusts to fit the screen. And since Collecto is perfectly responsive, it looks great on all devices. With Collecto, you can absolutely create a magazine site that will look as good as it possibly can.
Milan Pro is a bold, flat and beautiful WordPress magazine theme that gives your site a unique and unmistakable style, with highly visual navigation, images that really help tell the story and it’s an incredibly forward thinking theme for nearly any sort of magazine, no matter the subject at hand. Milan Pro is a great theme for the Genesis Framework, which means it’s absolutely stable, bug free and it will look amazing on each and every device, thanks to it’s responsive design. Genesis child themes like Milan mean that any update to WordPress won’t break your site, which means less maintenance needs to be done on your site. You can concentrate on creating content, the key to a successful magazine. I really love the highly visual layout and the bold typographical design right out of the box but thanks to the live customizer, all of that can be swtched out if the design doesn’t suit your taste or your site’s branding.
This is DizzyMag, a Google Adsense optimized magazine theme with a clean and modern layout, a versatile style and a lot more outstanding features. Dizzymag is WooCommerce ready too, so you can add a shop to your site with ease. For those who want a blend of magazine, blog and eCommerce, DizzyMag fits the bill. I particularly like the sortable portfolio, which has a neat 3D effect. Pretty unique. The advertising is perfectly placed in traditional ‘hot spots’ that are designed to get the most eyes and clicks. There’s even a reviews and ratings system, so you can earn some affiliate income with professional reviews of all kinds of products.
Flymag Pro is a professional magazine theme for any sort of news, from entertainment to world news and it’s also a really, really nice theme for creative agencies. With clean and validated code, ultimate browser compatibility, unlimited choice of colors, custom widgets, a big theme options panel and localization support. Whatever kind of news, the flexibility and modern, contemporary design is a great frame for your content. Responsive design, custom widgets and footers, it all changes the way you are able to deliver content, so FlyMag is not just a magazine theme, though it was designed as a magazine theme first and foremost, it’s a fantastic system for blogging.
Noozbeat is a premium quality magazine theme with dedicated Adsense space to help you monetize your site, it’s got lots of widgetized areas for a flexible layout and it’s SEO optimized to help you rank, which are among the many features that you need to set your site apart from the competition. Noozbeat looks as great on the outside as it does on the inside too, with a very visual layout that grabs your reader’s attention and helps navigate them to your best and most pertinent content. Noozbeat’s admin panel is powerful too, you can adjust it to look like you want, fitting right in with your branding, which is an important facet to any site. Whatever type of content you’re producting, Noozbeat can be the perfect theme to help make your site the best it can be.
Cool is an attractive and responsive, feature filled and well designed theme for news, articles and blog posts about almost any subject. The modern layout and eye catching design is just the beginning though, this impressive theme is a ‘plug and play’ solution for crafting an amazing website that’s as flexible and easy to manage as it is attractive. There are multiple drag and drop sections included to give the precise look you want to your site, with featured posts taking a prominent place in the layout. Those drag and drop elements let you customize the basic look of the site in a way that’s really intuitive, powerful and rapid too. Four different basic layouts are included, but you can quickly establish a new look if you find that they don’t exactly meet with what you want to do. SEO optimization means this theme will load fast, giving a great user experience.
This one is called Gridlove. Based on a dynamic and attractive grid layout, this magazine theme is a great way for you to create a bold, daring and modern WordPress based magazine. It’s all about the style these days and really, the masonry grid is probably the most popular way to organize information that isn’t totally regimented in size and shape. Focusing the attention on your content will be a snap with Gridlove and it doesn’t matter which of the pre-made layouts you select, each one does a great job of shaping your reader’s experience and making it a memorable one. Multiple header styles, diverse categories, each with their own layout, a highly flexible home page builder and tons of SEO advantages, this theme is a fantastic way to present your content with style and professionalism.