Top WordPress Magazine Templates
If you are running an online magazine, then the normal wordpress templates may not be suitable for you since the layout and requirements tend to be different from standard sites and weblogs.
Depending upon the level of quality you are looking at, you can select one from the n number of wordpress templates specifically designed for magazines.
Here are some of the templates that we think would be a perfect fit for your magazine website.
Throne is a personal magazine or blog WordPress theme from Theme Forest. Users can install and setup the theme in a simple and easy manner.
Give your site a unique look and feel by choosing from unlimited colours and fonts, custom logo, ions and 50 combinations of post layouts. It supports child theme as well as Right to Left (RTL) languages.
It’s one of the best magazine and news WordPress themes with fully responsive and retina ready design for making the site look sharp and pixel perfect on various screen sized devices.
You can easily manage multiple advertisements including adsense code, expiry date, rotator ads etc via advertising system. It provides visitors a great viewing experience by letting them focus mainly on the content.
Noticia is an incredibly designed WordPress theme for creating magazine and news websites. Ajax review and rating system is a unique feature of this theme to help readers rate the posts in star format.
It supports child theme, WPML plugin, bbPress plugin and RTL languages. It allows users to turn on or off the social share buttons for each post or page.
Built on bootstrap responsive framework, Caps is a decent, elegant and responsive WordPress theme suitable for building magazine and news websites. Shortcode generator with live preview, review and rating system, mega menu, events listing are prominent features of this theme.
It includes a rich documentation to help users solve their queries and get started with their own website.
Mokka is a clean and minimalistic designed WordPress theme with a plethora of features and you can avail all of them by downloading this theme at a reasonable price. It features grid and slideshow sections, fullscreen image galleries and touch friendly lightbox.
This theme provides visitors a remarkable navigating experience with its mobile slide responsive off-canvas menu and layout.
Magazine Theme (Studiopress)
A perfect magazine template from Studiopress, this template comes with multiple color and layout options, custom header upload, and support for custom menus, featured images and threaded comments.
It gives your site a smooth, shiny look with its stylish frame.
If your magazine deals with media like photos and videos, then the MediaMag template with 2 columns layout would be the right choice for you. You can insert photo or video galleries on the homepage.
The template comes with sleek content glider, widgetized sidebar, multiple color options, banners ads area, author page, custom page templates, post thumbnails, among others. You can customize the layout and other options through its intuitive control panel.
Yet another magazine template from Solostream, WP-Smooth comes with widgetized sidebar and the choice of 2 column or 3 column layout. It has basically a dark color scheme and comes with ten color options.
Integrated banner ad, drop down menu, content glider, logo upload, and post thumbnails are among prominent features of the theme.
This template would be great for magazines focused on fashion, style, cosmetics, music, movies, etc. And if your site is in some other language than English, then Styled also has localization and multilingual support for you.
Other features include custom background, sleek slideshow on the front page, blog pagination, and the switching option between image and text logo. Compatible with all major browsers.
A beautiful template with carousel effect, Pure Magazine from Bizz Themes gives you total control on your web magazine. One of the striking features of the template is that it is capable of uniquely styling each of the posts with single or multiple column layouts. Added to this is the integrated ad management.
The theme comes with multiple color styles, featured posts area, custom widgets and custom custom short codes.
Perfect for news and personal magazines, Polar Media will take your site to the next level. The template comes with Ajax paging for better browsing experience, slider with ample options, custom typography, and custom widgets.
Needless to say, it also has the featured content display section and multiple layout options. With no redundant code, the theme loads with lightening speed.
Magazine Theme (Organic Themes)
This template from Organic Themes is a versatile one and is suitable for both types of magazines – those with little content as well as those with huge amount of content. There are several widgetized layouts.
The category pages have a 3 column layout for easy integration of ads and affiliate links. The theme comes with clean code and regular updates, and is compatible with all major browsers. It can be easily customized to suit your brand.
This template, like the Styled template we discussed above, is suitable for many topics like movies, fashion, celebrities, and entertainment. It comes with a featured slider for video and gallery. You can also assign custom layout to each or any of your posts.
Apart from custom menu and custom widgets, you also get a customized login form. Other standard features include custom menu, threaded comments, SEO options, custom page templates, and banner management.
The Editorial template from Woo Themes gives you the choice of single or multiple columns for your magazine layout – for the whole site as well as for individual posts. Be it featured slider for important posts, custom homepage, or custom typography, this template has it all.
You have widgetized layouts in the sidebar as well as in the footer. The recent news section is included in the AJAX powered tab on the homepage. There are nine color styles to choose from.