Did you know that 43% of all Americans use the internet to read the news each and everyday? That means that there’s never been a better time to start your own online resource for the latest and greatest in news, gossip, fashion, DIY or anything else! Don’t worry though, we’re here to help. This roundup is for 15 pretty awesome WordPress themes that you may want to look into if you’re interested in starting up a news blog or an online magazine. Cheers, hope you can find what you are looking for.
Status is a stunning theme design specifically for magazine, news and editorial blogs. This modern theme includes tons of great customization options within the live WordPress customizer for 1-4 columns, right or left sidebar (or none at all!), custom site widths, unlimited colors (just use the color pickers), 700+ Google fonts, customizable blog entries and more. There are even built-in ad spots so you can start monetizing your website right away!
Newsdesk is a clean and modern news style WordPress theme perfect for sharing your thoughts with your readers. This easy to use theme includes a flexible layout with 14 widget ready areas for elements such as recent posts, popular articles, ad banners, categories and more. Plus Newsdesk includes tons of easy customization options in the live theme customizer where you can choose from custom colors, styling, Google fonts and more.
MightyMag is theme that can serve people looking to create not just news publishing websites and magazines but also review websites. This theme can be used alongside WooCommerce for montentization purposes. The review system can be used to help rate articles of a media house based on popularity.
An unlimited color palette, left/right sidebars, awesome ad banner management features and a live customizer to help track changes live are a part of what makes this theme a powerful outlet for any news/media publishing agency.The theme is also loaded with an easy to use registration form making it possible to accept new contributors to your website with little effort. The theme makes it easy to put up videos, audio, pictures as part of posts. And guess who created it- us! If you ever have a hitch, we’ll always be there by your side to help you!
The Sports Magazine is a premium WordPress theme created by MH Themes that is perfect for blogging about your favorite pro MLB or NFL teams, collegiate teams, fantasy leagues and more. This theme includes beautifully styled elements such as a stunning content slider, custom theme widgets, a sliding carousel, custom footer, unlimited color options, Google fonts and much more.
The Gazette is a lightweight WordPress theme with a relatively complex, yet easy to use user interface. Unlimited sidebars, custom widgets and a highly adjustable layout enable customization of this theme.
If you need to send emphatic and impressive messages on your news publishing website with great photography, then you should check out this theme. It can also be used for personal blogs. Minimal theme with support for all media formats, a minimal theme ideal for the media publisher with an inclination towards use of exquisite of photography.
Create your own FoodNetwork like website with MH Magazine D5 – Food Magazine WordPress theme. This beautiful theme includes stylish features for creating your own food focused news and magazine style blog. Add your recipes, food reviews, interviews with chefs, nutritional guides and more using this theme’s options for layouts, colors, fonts, content slider, custom widgets and much more.
Not quite the name you’d expect for a news/magazine blog but don’t let that fool you! The theme provides fly-out navigation for mobiles and tablets a great feature to have in these era of portable smart devices. 8 custom widgets, a live search feature and a review system add value to this theme.
ScopeMag is a modern, minimal theme for blogs, news and magazine websites. The theme is available along with 2 blogroll styles and 3 header post styles. The gallery of this theme is powered by PrettyPhoto image gallery.
Multinews can be used for an online newspaper, magazine or blog, it provides the visitor with a flipping layout feature. Multinews is WooCommerce and BuddyPress integrated. It comes loaded with a mega-menu, multiple layouts and MailChimp integration which is an awesome feature to have if you intend to use newsletters.
Excellent theme ripe for monetization given its advanced ad banner management features. It allows room for some customization with 3 custom post types, a drag drop homepage and child theme support.
This is an awesome theme for a news/magazine looking to publish video content exclusively. Not to say that you couldn’t use it for the normal stuff but it make for a great portal to put together news videos or documentaries hosted on YouTube, Vimeo or Dailymotion.
Blogs, newspapers and magazines would work well with this theme providing the structure to display content. The theme provides a fashionable portal to present your content. The homepage layout can be easily modified with the the drag and drop builder provided with this theme.
A mega-menu to display latest posts, featured articles and categories, it helps the visitor to browse through a maze of information. Again, this theme helps handle you ad space with banner management and provides WooCommerce support as well.
Mega-menu display with 4 possible places to put it for the best possible reader experience. An integrated review system and a built in likes and views counter helps a visitor navigate to the best content on your website.
Revival has 4 beautiful layouts and full width/right sidebar variations for any page on your website be it the homepage or archives. It makes it easy to customize with 33 widgetized areas making it possible to add functionality to any part of your magazine or blog.
A versatile news magazine theme that can be modified to display news on a variety of topics. Fly-out navigation for mobiles helps generate more traffic as more people switch from viewing it on computers to viewing it on mobile devices.
Agazine is a premium WordPress theme for online magazines and it comes with 3 header styles, 5 layout options and 3 different blog styles. There is a breaking news ticker for websites that constantly update their website feed throughout the course of a day.
Tribune is a classic style news WordPress theme that is perfect for an old school style news website. If you’re into politics, tech, finance, world events or something similar your readers will love the clean and familiar layout of Tribune. Theme features include an advanced options panel, responsive layout, video widget, live customizer, carousel widgets, color & font options plus more.
Gamezone is a bold magazine style WordPress theme perfect for gamer and tech fanatics. This high contrast theme is perfect for writing about what you’re interested in. Use the built-in color pickers and font options to style the theme to fit your brand, add impressive sliders with custom animations, include an events calendar for upcoming tournaments or release dates and with the included page layouts it’s easy to create your main pages quickly.
With the News Agency WordPress theme you can create a bold news blog style website in no time at all. This theme is packed with features for bloggers, journalists, magazines and more. The News Agency theme includes options for 3 homepage layouts, viral article promotion via social integration, an easy to use drag and drop page builder, contact form, custom widgets, styling customizations and more.
Science & Research
The Scientist is a modern news and magazine style theme created specifically with those in the science and research community. This theme features a clean design with a high-tech recent posts section on the homepage. With options for unlimited colors, fonts, icons, responsive design, custom widgets, page and post layouts, social sharing, Instagram feed, RTL and more the Scientist has been perfectly formulated for your to share what’s new in your field.
Newsy is a lovely little news and editorial style WordPress theme with the perfect amount of options to start your own content sharing website. Use options for 11 different layouts, 2 sidebars, a header slider, footer slider, 10 beautifully styled theme skins, custom widgets and more to design a news site that your visitors will enjoy reading and sharing.
Extra is a lovely news and magazine style WordPress theme powered by the Divi Page Builder. With Extra it’s easy to create a custom looking news style website using the built-in category builder, post and page builder, responsive layout, ratings and reviews feature, e-commerce support (use WooCommerce to sell products you review or recommend) and elegant styling options.
Journalist is a clean and simple blog and magazine WordPress theme created for writers who want to share their thoughts with the world. The theme includes elegantly styled homepage layouts built with an intuitive drag and drop page builder, support for retina images, custom widgets for your posts, a flexible mega menu, a clever reading progress bar and more.
There you have it – 15 great options for your next news, magazine or blog style site. All of these premium theme make it easy for your visitors to read and browse your content, plus many of theme feature great custom widgets or post formats specific to magazine and news style website. If you’ve tried one of these themes, let us know your thoughts in the comments below!