Nine Quality WordPress Magazine Themes

Nine Quality WordPress Magazine Themes

Magazine themes can be an excellent attribute for your WordPress site. They can display your content into a perfect digital magazine format that works well for your users.

A while back, WordPress even had a magazine theme as their default theme. While making the new default theme a magazine-style design was an interesting and welcome move, of course, it still didn’t suit everyone’s tastes precisely, even those that happened to be looking for a magazine-style theme.

That being said, we’ve got nine great themes for you. You’re bound to find at least one that will do for you exactly what you need it to do.

So, let’s take a look…

  • 1. MH Magazine Lite

    MH Magazine is a free and lite theme. It might be perfect for your own WordPress magazine site due to its layout and SEO-friendly design.

    Though this theme is free, you can upgrade to a premium version. This will give you access to custom widgets, advanced customization, and more.

    With a 5-star rating and over 30K installations, the MH Magazine theme is worth checking out to see if it’s a good fit for your magazine.

  • 2. zeeDynamic

    zeeDynamic is a responsive magazine theme. It features vibrant colors, bold fonts, and a featured post slider. You can also add custom colors, headers, and a tag cloud.

    It’s a regularly updated theme with a 5-star review and several thousand installs. Plus, it’s free!

  • 3. BoldR Lite

    The BoldR Lite theme is a magazine theme designed for tech or creative businesses. It has a sidebar and optional footer that you can add widgets to, two menu locations, and a tagline display.

    This theme can be translated in many languages, is free to use, and comes with a 4.5-star rating.

  • 4. Hiero

    The Hiero theme is a sleek magazine theme that features bold colors and text. It prominently displays your latest articles. Plus, all of your popular articles can be featured on the sidebar, along with other ways to connect (e.g. social media).

    It’s not as quite as popular as some of the other themes featured, however, it comes with a solid 4.5-star rating and several thousand installs. Its simple, bold look might be perfect for your needs.

  • 5. Parabola

    Parabola is a great option for a magazine-themed WordPress site with a vast amount of theme settings. It features a clean and elegant design that’s fully responsive.

    Everything in this theme is editable (text, colors, fonts, etc.), making it ideal if you want to ensure your site looks and feels exactly how you want.

    With over 10K active users and an awesome 5-star review, the Parabola theme is a great option.

  • 6. Mantra

    The Mantra theme is another highly customizable magazine theme. You can determine the column amounts (1-3), determine what color scheme you want to use, add specific fonts, and more.

    This theme is fully responsive, with a customizable presentation page, animated slider, and eight widget areas.

    It comes in with a 4.5-star review and over 10K installs.

  • 7. Simple Catch

    Like many of our themes, Simple Catch is highly customizable. This is simple, clean, and responsive.

    You can customize almost every aspect of this theme; including menus, header, footer, logo, background, and much more. Plus, you can translate this theme into tons of languages.

    You’ll see by the reviews that users are happy with this theme.

  • 8. iFeature

    The iFeature theme is a multipurpose magazine theme that is designed for eCommerce sites, blogs, articles, and more. With its easy drag-and-drop feature, it’s as easy as ever to get a magazine WordPress site up and running.

    Plus, this theme works with major page builders; such as Divi, Elementor, and others.

    It’s free to use and currently has a 4-star rating.

  • 9. Sampression Lite

    Sampression Lite is a magazine theme that was inspired by Pinterest. It’s entirely free to use and features all the latest articles, photos, and media that you want to include, directly on its main page.

    This highly customizable theme allows you to change the colors, headers, images, and more. Plus, it’s translation-ready.

    Another nice feature is their free support. You can reach out to them with any issues.

Hot Off the (Word)Press

You don’t need a publishing house to create your own press or publication. Especially with the help of WordPress and a good magazine theme.

Also, to complement your theme, you may want to check out our list of magazine plugins. Most of them can work with any theme and help amplify your WordPress site.

Hopefully, there was a good magazine theme that works well for you!

Do you have a magazine theme that you like best? Let us know in the comments!

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Aileen Javier

Aileen Javier A past writer for WPMU DEV

N. Fakes

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