30 Excellent News & Magazine Style Themes for WordPress

One of the many things I love about WordPress is that by using their platform and one of these or many other excellent news themes for WordPress ANYONE can have a top of the line news blog offering the latest updates on any given topic. Assuming you can create enough content to fill it up that is! But isn’t it nice to know that that is all you would have to do? If you know a topic and you can write about it intelligently and with authority – why should you have to know how to design and develop websites too? You shouldn’t. And of course that’s always been a big draw to any blogging platform. They put the power back in the hands of the content producer. But what I love in particular about WordPress and these news themes is that this is the only platform that offers the design, versatility, and back end power needed to look and feel like a network news outlet.

So if you’re looking for the means to become the inside scoop on tech, entertainment, politics, etc. – then look no further than our collection of 30 excellent news themes for WordPress. And be sure to let us know which ones you like the best in the comments below!


Aggregates comes packed with tons of content and widget-ready areas, and manages to display everything in a clear and readable manner. We have also added some handy new widgets, as well as many new advertisement areas. If you have been searching for a feature-rich Magazine-style theme for your blog, then look no further!

Aggregate WordPress Theme


DelicateNews is a content-heavy magazine theme wrapped in an elegant and “delicate” shell. Featuring a 3-column grid and many homepage content outlets, this theme gives you the opportunity to feature tons of content without making your website feel cramped or messy.

DelicateNews WordPress Theme


CadabraPress is a revolutionary WPZOOM theme, offering users a professional and elegant display of articles and full control over theme features.

CadabraPress WordPress Theme


Voyage is a versatile WordPress theme that can be used for a wide variety of websites, like a travel agency, portfolio, small business, etc. Packed with many built-in amazing features, this theme is a real keeper.

Voyage WordPress Theme


ZinePress is a Premium Magazine, Community or Personal Blog theme. Its comes with multiple color schemes and tons of features. When you’ve got lots of content and you need a magazine style format to show it off, ZinePress is the theme for you. It is sleek, up-to-date, and always cutting-edge… just like your content.

ZinePress WordPress Theme

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SmartPress is Responsive Magazine WordPress Theme that I created for Magazine/Blog sites.

SmartPress WordPress Theme

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Simplee is a great magazine wordpress theme clean designed and neat coded. The compact theme admin panel and widgets enable you to control over your content, show your latest tweet, photos and much more.

Simplee WordPress Theme

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Serenity is the perfect news / magazine theme for your project. Whether you’re looking to publish a newspaper, an online magazine, a community or personal blog, what you need is a theme that looks great all by itself but also allows you to distinguish yourself from your competition and that’s exactly what this template offers you. Its stuffed with custom options to allow you to create the website that you want.

Serenity WordPress Theme


MainEvents – a modern and very functional theme, basically it was created specifically for a news site. Theme has good quality and support, if you want to have a news site, this is the best choice for you.

Main Events WordPress Theme


Maggie is a clean and simple magazine WordPress theme, created specially for anyone who wants to create a news editorial sites, magazine sites or personal blog.

Maggie WordPress Theme


Smartberry WordPress Theme is a top notch Magazine, Community & Blog Theme full of custom options, custom widgets and smashing design.

Smartberry WordPress Theme

  • Full Details | Price: $37


Deadline is a Powerful, Professional, Premium WordPress News or Magazine theme. It comes packed with an impressive array of custom options and widgets allowing you to control the look and feel.

Deadline WordPress Theme


Advance is a clean, relatively simple magazine, community blog, newspaper, or editorial (whatever you see fit!) WordPress theme. It is equipped with 10 custom widgets in 5 different widgetized areas for you to customize quickly and efficiently.

Advance WordPress Theme

The Daily Press

The Daily Press is a super simple publication theme for WordPress. This site was designed and built for businesses wanting a similar presence on the web as the New York Times and other prestigious news organizations.

The Daily Press WordPress Theme

Bangkok Press

Bangkok Press is the most awesome News and Editorial WordPress Theme. With this theme that comes with Responsive Action, your readers can easily read your article everywhere, on there mobile or tablet. There’re more than 10 of blog option for your alternative. Moreover, you can change almost every elements color easily via admin panel. Page items are managed very easily via our awesome tool, ‘Page Builder’. Admin panel in this theme is a real feature rich. You can also create unlimited sidebar, choosing over 450 fonts or if you want to use your own, we provide a cufon uploader. You can also translate each elements to your language via this admin panel.

Bangkok Press WordPress Theme


Insignia is a clean and flexible WordPress theme based on a powerfull framework intended for magazine or community style layouts. It may be used for other purposes aswell.

Insignia WordPress Theme


Goodnews is Premium WordPress News / Magazine Theme Fully Customizable , has an extensive Theme Options with Import/export System , WPML Ready, RTL Full Support .

Goodnews WordPress Theme


Ares is The Clean Magazine, News and Blog Template built with latest WordPress features.

Ares WordPress Theme


KERNEL is Premium WordPress Theme, that will work eather for Magazine or News portals.

Kernel WordPress Theme


Felici is a new breed of magazine theme, it has been build for all of those who are tired of messing around with there homepage posts. This theme can make any homepage structure you need without having duplicate categories inside. With 3 types of columns, default, small accordion and full width accordion, all managed through a nifty and user friendly drag and drop system.

Felici WordPress Theme


The simple, clean elegant interface is meant to be a perfect backdrop to your content. The theme is ready to start working, out of the box, with a multitude of theme options, custom widgets and shortcodes to help you personalize your environment.

Periodic WordPress Theme


Volt theme for WordPress is designed for magazine, news and editorial ventures. With content and readability being the primary goal, the theme is designed with flexible layout pattern and decent space for advertisements. The theme introduces a layout swapping option that will let you move the content in desirable location, and is helpful when you are experimenting with visual hierarchy and user eye pattern. Backed with custom widgets, visual short codes, exclusive widget areas and custom page templates, the theme is envisioned to provide you more flexibility and ease-of-customization for your next editorial project.

Volt WordPress Theme


Currents is fully responsive, content focused & news driven theme for WordPress designed by Andy Rutledge. The main characteristics of Currents is how it chooses to offer headline post titles to visitors through a simple yet sexy design. Sometimes less really is more!

Currents WordPress Theme


Continuum is designed by Simon Collison and is a Magazine theme which features a custom homepage, custom typography and some extra custom widgets, all to help your news/magazine website get a stylish and functional look.

Continuum WordPress Theme

Delicious Magazine

Delicious Magazine is versatile enough to be used for a variety of purposes, like a food website as we’ve demonstrated on our preview. It includes a big featured area that captivates the user with large images, and also a sub featured spotlight area that makes your homepage look like more than a blog.

Delicious Magazine WordPress Theme


Editorial is a magazine theme which gives you complete control over your post layouts. Each post can be styled uniquely with 1,2 or 3 column layouts. A featured slider, customizable header space, and AJAX powered category posts module allows for your content to be the core focus of your website.

Editorial WordPress Theme

Fresh News

Fresh News is one of our oldest and best selling themes, but has now been completely overhauled in version 3.0 to compete with the best themes of today. In the updated version you’ll find updated options to control the look, layout and fonts, and also some new features like a featured post slider.

Fresh News WordPress Theme

Bold News

Bold News is a clean, well defined magazine theme design with a unique featured post slider to highlight noteworthy content. With 4 widgetized regions and the customization functionality of the WooFramework, this theme really paves the way in the magazine theme space.

Bold News WordPress Theme


Monograph is a Premium WordPress magazine-style theme with many great features, among which are: a beautiful JS slider, 3 easily-controlled featured categories on the homepage, unique widgets, and more!

Monograph WordPress Theme


Zenko Magazine is a stylish & colorful theme intended for those who want to launch a magazine or blog! The flexible layout allows you to easily adapt your content to the theme.

Zenko WordPress Theme

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Nathan B Weller

Nathan B Weller

Hi! I'm Nathan B Weller: writer, book lover, and digital publisher. I use WordPress to launch blogs, products, businesses and portfolios for myself and my clients. If you'd like to see what I'm up to on a regular basis stop by my website at www.nathanbweller.com.

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