Top 15 Free Premium WordPress themes for Magazines
If you’re looking for inspiration or even a WordPress theme to use when making a magazine or article based website then look no further. Within this article we have comprised 15 themes that we think would compliment and look great as magazine websites.
Twenty Fifteen is a great looking example of a WordPress theme that is ideal for a magazine style website. This theme is built with a highly responsive design at the forefront of the theme, which is ideal as this is crucial for magazine style website. Twenty Fifteen runs smoothly across all devices and is easily customised to make it personal for the magazine style page.
The Columnist is an eye catching and well thought out, cleverly designed theme; perfect for magazines. This theme features a single navigation menu bar which is perfect for multiple articles to help direct users, therefore increasing their ease of navigation of the website. Additionally, this theme comes with a custom menu bar and background which makes it super personal and professional looking. The overall theme is very polished and highly relevant for aspiring magazine writing websites.
Origin is a highly responsive and classy looking theme. This glossy WordPress theme is more than just a good looking interface, this theme packs custom menu’s and background, featured images, customisable and flexible header and an infinite scroll. The use of large imagery is imperative on a magazine website to visually draw in users and with this theme this is executed in a professional yet beautiful way.
Triton Lite is a versatile and contemporary theme ideal for magazines while being packed with visually aiding, capturing photography. This theme features a simple layout which works well with and compliments a magazine genre in mind. This theme works smoothly across all devices, which benefits the website itself as it reaches a larger target audience; perfect to grab the commuter catching up on the latest news.
Cubic speaks for itself in how visually grasping and stunning it is. From the first view of this theme the user is bound to be blown away with the sheer brilliance of the modern layout complimented with incredible photography. The use of ghost buttons within this theme add another level of smooth design choice and carry on the modern feel throughout.
Suits Theme is an artistic, fun theme that embraces and captures so much individualism and personality. The theme is crisp and simple with an overall monochrome colour scheme, which in itself is very effective. Suits Theme comes fully responsive and a full width template to make use of all the space to fill with a great magazine context.
Nuntius is a crisp and well laid out theme that will compliment any magazine website. This theme comes jam packed with features such as infinite scroll, post slider, custom background, custom headers, custom colour palettes, theme options, custom menu to name but a few. All these features combined make Nuntius a brilliant theme that is bound to be enjoyed by all.
Something fishy is a youthful and playful theme (along with the name!) that uses colours that look good against each other whilst maintaining a professional website feel. Something Fishy comes with loads of customising options to make this theme extra personal and original. Additionally, Something Fishy uses innovative ideas that add a little something extra and another dimension in comparison to other themes such as infinite scrolling.
Singl is a theme that clearly has a deep understanding of great design and modernism through the excellence of execution within this theme. Singl is thoroughly designed to look just as great on laptop as tablet and not forgetting smart phone, with no corners cut. This theme also features custom backgrounds, headers, colours and menu to add a personal touch on this already super slick theme.
Edin is a modestly beautiful theme that captures a chilled feeling through the colour scheme and smooth design used. This theme is full of customisable options across the already fully responsive framework such as colours, background, menu and much more. Once more, Edin boasts inifite scroll, an editor style and feel, site logo and a full width template.
This theme holds so much bold personality, artistic essence and stunning use of design combined with bright eye catching colours; all in all Matala is stunning. This theme is very personal and niche but that doesn’t take away from how visually appealing it is. Matala hasn’t scrimped on features either with a large range of customised options and great navigational options.
Visuals lives up to it’s name by definitely being very visually appealing. Visuals is stored with features including flexible header, featured images, full width template, post formats and infinite scroll. This theme also has the potential to be made extremely individual with all the customising options.
Chalkboard is a lovely theme that could be used as a magazine template for a younger audience or even a culinary genre due to the versatility of this theme. Once more, this theme is very original and endearing that it is bound to be enjoyed by all. Chalkboard is highly responsive, easy to navigate and optimised to work smoothly across all devices, which is an essential feature nowadays.
Bushwick is a gorgeous example of a free WordPress template that does not cut on design and still has a high end professional feel. The colour scheme is subtle, modest and works well with the rest of the layout. The slide out widget area within this theme makes it look smooth and slick which reflects positively towards the overall site. All in all this theme is a smooth running, beautiful example of a theme that would look great as a magazine website.
Sela is a feminine, eye catching theme that would look perfect as a fashion magazine style theme. This theme is fully responsive whilst looking great across all devices. Whilst comprising of many features and being easily customised, this theme is vibrant and bold which is just what any magazine would look for.