Last modified: December 28, 2015

There was a time when people were yearning for a theme that could offer them versatile magazine style layout but not any choice appeared perfect for them. When someone started a news portal, he used to heading to Woo Themes or Gabfire themes finding no other effective option for this kind of requirements. For past few years WordPress has been turned a powerful software beefed up with a lot of staggering themes and plugins. Now a mass of web designers are moving to WordPress, ditching Joomla and Drupal due to immense functionality and ease of use of WordPress. A plethora of magazine style WordPress themes can be seen around the web and many of them are equpped with advanced features to build a highly functional and flexible magazine website.

Our list of best magazine style WordPress themes stands out of the crowd as we have worked hard to list only quality and advanced themes here. Avoiding creation of a massy list we have included only WordPress  magazine themes those are modern and full of features. All themes listed here can be used out of the box for a news website and provide unlimited opportunities for layout customization.

Note– All given themes are responsive and mobile friendly.

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Since the launch of Divi theme, Elegant Themes, the most reliable WordPress  theme (and plugin) maker company, has not looked back and whatever it has done, it has been something big. After the launch of their super powerful page builder plugin Divi Builder, they again hit a home run with the launching of an innovative magazine WordPress theme– a theme that no other magazine style theme seems to be on a par with. It is not just another theme that only leverages magazine style homepage but it lets us build custom magazine layouts and the opportunities are limitless. We can not only create unique magazine layout for our website front page, but also craft category page layouts utilizing the power of Divi builder.

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MultiNews

Multinews

Having all essential features required for a magazine website, this theme offers elegant design that is crafted beautifully and subtly. You should have a look on its header and you will observe that theme designer has worked hard to design every element of it such as menu bar, top bar etc.

Theme features a lot of custom widgets and custom news blocks for several kind of needs. It is packed with Revolution Slider and Visual composer that are essentially required if you need to build a top-notch website of any type.

Any downside? 

However, the biggest drawback of using the theme is that if you stops using this theme, your site content will be locked inside ugly shortcodes. Additionally, it doesn’t use its own layout builder but it uses 3rd party plugins for this need.

You can find out more about the theme on theme official website

Price – $58

Checkout Multinews theme

Goodnews

Goodnews Theme

Goodnews is a theme from the developer of Multinews and it is the predecessor of Multinews. This theme matches 90% with Multinews in terms of features and functionality and it is being developed in the same vein. With Goodnews theme it is possible to create a versatile and highly customizable news portal. This theme is also packed with layout builder plugin and advanced slideshow creators ( Revolution slider and Layer sliders).

Any downside? 

However, the biggest drawback of using the theme is that if you stops using this theme, your site content will be locked inside ugly shortcodes. Additionally, it doesn’t use its own layout builder but it uses 3rd party plugins for this need.

Price – $58

Checkout GoodNews

Newspaper

Newspaper Theme1

Newspaper is an ever popular theme on Themeforest and is widely used to create a magazine style website. Much like above given themes, this themes also offers versatile layout building capabilities and you can use several custom modules and custom widgets to build a newspaper looking website. This theme is also packed with Visual Composer page builder and Revolution slider and comes with a system that filters duplicate content from homepage. Additionally, it is bundled with a speed optimizer plugin that takes care of website speed compressing HTML, CSS and JS.

Price – $58

Checkout Newspaper

Newsmag

Newsmag

Newsmag is a just another theme from the developer of Newspaper theme and it is equipped with most of the features of Newspaper theme. This theme has some extra features such as fixed sidebar, fixed widget, more Visual Composer block types, gallery builder, innovative WYSIWYG editor that shows post same as in live condition, etc.

Any downside? 

Just like MultiNews and GoodNews, this theme also relies on a 3rd party layout builder, Visual composer.

Price – $58

Checkout Newsmag

Sahifa

Sahifa

Sahifa is one of the masterpieces on Themeforest marketplace and a magazine theme that is immensely versatile and full of functionality just like above mentioned themes. You can build your own custom newspaper layout with the help of its page builder.

Any Downslide?

Support may be irregular.

Price – $58

Checkout Sahifa

Simplemag (drag and drop builder)

Simplemag Theme

As its name indicates, it is a simple yet stylish and classical magazine style theme that comes with beautiful and mesmerizing layout design. It seems that each of its element is designed for those folks who like something different and something that stands out of the crowd. This theme is packed with several customization options and several custom content types. Also it offers custom layout designing with the help of its page composer.

Price – $53

Checkout Simplemag

15Zine

15ZINE

15Zine is no doubt a modern style and glamorous theme comes with magazine styling. This theme boasts of some exclusive features such as its trending mega menu option where you can display your most popular posts of the moment/week or month. This theme has lots of customization options and lots of custom elements to create a totally unique newspaper style website. However this theme doesn’t include any page builder with that you can create custom layouts.

Price – $53

Checkout 15Zine

The Voux

The Voux

The Voux is a big magazine theme that seems to be best suited for fashion and beauty online journals. This theme features a variety of custom news blocks and custom widgets. Being powered by mega menus and Visual Composer, this theme comes with a huge posts with thumbnail carousal slider that adds extra points to the gorgeousness of this theme.

Price – $48

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Voice

Voice Magazine theme

To an extent Voice theme looks like The Voux as it also has a big post carousal slider. But this theme has its own identity and it can’t be said just another magazine style theme. It is a clean and professional theme with some unique styling and custom widgets. This theme has all essential features to run a magazine website.

Price – $58

Checkout Voice

Nexus Elegant Theme

Nexus Elegant Theme

Nexus is a beautifully designed magazine theme that is equipped with all essential features to run this kind of websites. Additionally it is a theme by Elegant Themes, a company that is backed by reliable designers and developers. Also this theme is a part of club membership that includes over 80 premium themes and some great premium plugins including page builder theme, page builder plugin and opt-in plugin.

Price – from $69 onward

Checkout Nexus

Lucid

Lucid Elegant Theme

Lucid is a clean and stylish magazine theme that looks gorgeous at first sight. This theme is pretty suitable for those who want to run a clean magazine style website with less diversity of content. It is also a part of Elegant themes membership.

Price – $69

Checkout Lucid

Supernews by Theme Junkie

SuperNews theme

Theme Junkie is a well-known theme maker company that has been providing affordable WordPress themes, specially blogging and magazine style themes. Supernews seems to be the best effort of Theme Junkie team to deliver a theme in the category. It is an advanced, delicate and SEO optimized magazine theme with lots of custom news blocks and custom widgets. This theme features mega menus too.

Price – $49

Checkout Supernews

Engine Theme

Engine Theme

It is really a bigger than big theme packed with so many features that you will be tired checking those all. This theme is a modern and fancy magazine style theme that boasts of some unique features like post comparison, multiple criteria user review and rating, editor review, special tag based post navigation, Ajax tabs in mega menu, specialized related post widget and much more. It is one of the theme that surprises us via its functionality.

Price – $63

Checkout Engine Theme

Swift Theme

Swift

Swift is found fastest loading theme in various verified tests. This theme is coded keeping specially speed in mind. It is powerful and versatile theme that can also be used as a magazine style theme utilizing its Newspaper page template. It is a highly customizable multi-purpose WordPress theme.

Price – $57 onward

Checkout Swift

Entertainment News

Entertainment News

Entertainment News is a sleek and SEO optimized simply professional magazine theme developed by Magazine3, a company that has expertise in this kind of themes. If you need one that can fulfill all standard requirements regarding a news website you can go for this theme.

Price – $59 onward

Checkout Entertainment News

 

News World

News World Magazine3

Another fantastic piece of work from Magazine3 and you can set up an international level news website with the help of this theme. This theme will give your website a perfect magazine look.

Price – $59

Checkout News World

SportsGazette

SportsGazette

SportsGazette is a theme that is completely able to blow most of the magazine themes out of water when professionalism is concerned. It is a theme with sleek, simple, professional and clean design.

Price – $59

Checkout SportsGazette

International Post

International Post theme

This Magazine3 theme comes with a big homepage slider with which you can highlight your most important posts very well. It would be a good theme for you if you don’t want multi-column layout and simply want to show your news categories in one column that is divided in sub columns.

Price – $59

Checkout International Post

Immunity

Immunity Theme

Immunity is a fancy magazine style theme that comes with an image based top carousal and an image based slider. Including custom widgets and shortcodes this theme has an option panel to customize theme style and appearance. Apart all of this, it is a SEO optimize theme powered by MyThemeShop SEO framework.

Price – $45

Checkout Immunity

NewsOnline

NewsOnline theme

NewsOnline is a cute and lovely theme that should be best suited for a small magazine website as it comes with comparatively less custom news blocks. It is also a theme from MyThemeShop, so is a SEO theme.

Price – $45

Checkout NewsOnline

We work hard to deliver best content to you and we review our list frequently so that we could update it with latest themes. So keep visiting. Besides, do tell us which one is your favorite magazine style theme in comment section below.

About Shams

Shams, a professional blogger, has expertise in WordPress and Web Hosting. He is used to playing around with WordPress plugins, themes, web hosting services and some other innovative stuff regarding web design. He sifts out good stuff for web designers and reviews it to help them choose what they really need.

Being an energetic tech enthusiast, he regularly pens down breaking news and tutorials related to technology particularly Smartphones and other gadgets. Sometimes writes tech tips too. It was the dawn of Internet age when he started dabbling in it and has since been delving into the realm of the internet. He occupies a permanent burrow in virtual world.

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