97 WordPress Magazine Themes

97 WordPress Magazine Themes

Here’s a list of WordPress magazine themes, sometimes known as WordPress news themes that you can use to start a magazine/news site.  I think this is the largest collection of magazine WordPress themes in one place.  So it could very well be the titled the ultimate list of magazine WordPress themes.

Starting an online magazine or news site can be quite lucrative if you know what you’re doing.  Community sites can make generous revenue from advertising and affiliate marketing.  A great ebook that I bought last year goes in-depth about starting a blog business from the founder of Envato and I suggest you check it out called How to Build a Blogging Business.  It’s actually quite good and contains case studies that really give you a lot of info.  I recommend picking up a copy.  Anyway here’s a list of themes you can use to start your next project.  PS… like my other posts I’ll keep this post up-to-date as new themes come out.

BigFeature

Big Feature Magazine Theme

Big article images, many page templates, numerous theme settings, search engine optimized, RTL stylesheet, 4 free childthemes, cufon font replacement, logo uploader, content slider, image slider, image gallery, video integration, 5 custom widgets, 7 widget areas.

CSS, jpg, JS and PHP files included.

Newscast 4 in 1

Newscast Mag Theme

3 image and news slideshows, multiple page templates, 4 skins, auto image resizing, contact form, news submission form, dropdown menu, many different backend options.

CSS, jpg, JS, layered PSD and PHP files included.

Deadline

Deadline Magazine Theme

5 color schemes, 7 widget areas, 7 custom widgets, extensive theme options, featured post selection, banner support, multiple page templates.

CSS, html, jpg, JS, layered PSD and PHP files included.

Magnifizine

Magnifinzine Theme

2 skins, custom slider, video support, easy language translation, improved PrettyPhoto lightbox, cufon support, 4 custom widgets, contact form, dropdown menus, drag & drop menu manager, unlimited sidebars, many theme options, html5 valid.

Layered PSD, jpg, CSS, JS and PHP files included.

Magzimus

Magzimus

Fully customizable, image slider, auto image resizing, paged navigation, Twitter integration, built-in widgets, 8 alternative backgrounds.

CSS, html, JS, layered PSD and PHP files included.

Flowhub

Flowhub Mag Theme

Easy customization, control panel, 10 colors, featured posts, mix color schemes, seatch by category, advertising space.

Layered PSD, jpg, html, CSS, JS and PHP files included.

Imperial

Imperial Magazine Theme

Standard featured images, 2 full color schemes, custom-built theme settings panel, flexible logo space, social network links, widgetized sidebars.

CSS, html, jpg, JS, layered PSD and PHP files included.

Novocane

Novacane Theme

2 sliders, 15 header bcakground images, 14 cufon font options, 9 footer background images, many admin panel options, image & video lightbox, supports video, 4 widgetized areas, google maps, contact form, 9 option pages.

CSS, html, jpg, JS, layered PSD and PHP files included.

Revolution magazine

Revolution Magazine Theme

No plug-ins required, infinite dropdown menu, custom theme options page, 3 custom widgets, widgetized sidebar, widgetized footer, 2 custom page templates, social sharing bar, multiple shortcodes and more.

CSS, JS, layered PSD and PHP files included.

Our magazine

Our Magazine Theme

2 color variations, slider for headline news, auto image resizing, user link feed, jQuery slider, ad management system, smooth tabbing, social links, widget ready.

CSS, jpg, JS, layered PSD and PHP files included.

Liquid magazine

Liquid magazine

Auto image resizing, 5 widget areas, 4 banner slots, threaded comments, social bookmarks, drop down category menus, easy settings.

CSS, JS and PHP files included.

My WordPress

My WordPress Theme

6 styles, 2 custom widgets, 6 page layouts, widget ready, ad optimization ready, SEO friendly, smooth tabbing, breadcrumb integrated.

CSS, jpg, JS, layered PSD and PHP files included.

Periodic

Periodic Magazine Theme

6 widget areas, 7 custom widgets, many theme options, built-in breadcrumbs, featured post slider, popular post slider, fancybox support, 6 different theme colors, gravatar support, 9 shortcodes.

CSS, JS, layered PSD and PHP files included.

Community Innovation

Community Innovation Theme

Highly customizable, no plug-ins required, included screencasts, custom theme options page with many settings, 2 custom widgets, 2 widgetized areas, manu custom functions, featured post slider, social sharing bar and more.

CSS, html, JS and PHP files included.

ZillaPress

Zillapress Theme

12 widget areas, 7 custom widgets, extensive theme options,, content configuration, jQuery support, several page templates, optional banner support, pull-quote shortcodes.

CSS, html, jpg, JS, layered PSD and PHP files included.

Global Press

Global Press Magazine Theme

jQuery framework, 2 widget-ready areas, supports video streaming, extensive jQuerified custom admin panel, google analytics, custom favicon, feedburner.

CSS, html, JS and layered PSD files included.

CooolZine

Coolzine Magazine Theme

5 different layout backgrounds, fixed or fluid layout, floating boxes, colored categories, multi level main navigation, social navigation, tag cloud, Google analytics, tabbed area on front page, many additional custom functions, multiple sidebar options.

CSS, html, jpg, JS and PHP files included.

Collective Community Theme

Collective Community Theme

7 custom widgets, 7 page templates, 10 vibrant color choices, theme options panel, multiple widgetized areas, integrated shortcodes, extensive theme options, image gallery, author pages.

Caulk

Caulk Theme

8 color schemes, 2 jQuery sliders, rotated featured & popular posts, related & random posts, advertising panels, nested comments, Twitter integration, auto thumbnails, extensive theme options, widget ready and much more.

CSS, html, jpg, JS, layered PNG, layered PSD and PHP files included.

Evolutionary

Evolutionary Theme

Featured posts, 4 color schemes, jQuery animations, widget ready sidebar & footer, highly customizable, theme options panel, featured posts section.

CSS, jpg, JS, layered PSD and PHP files included.

Repro Magazine Theme

Repromag Theme

Unlimited color schemes, 10 widget areas, 8 custom widgets, extensive theme options, content confirguration, jQuery improved dropdown menus, featured post carousel, page templates, column shortcodes.

Layered PSD, jpg, CSS, JS and PHP files included.

Our Community Theme

Our Community Theme

2 styles, 4 custom widgets, custom author page, 5 widget areas, RSS & Twitter counter, threaded comments, drop down menu, image management system.

CSS, jpg, JS, layered PSD and PHP files included.

PIM Newspaper Theme

PIM Newspaper Theme

3 skins, 3 font styles, 2 homepage styles, quick view feature, custom shortcode widgets, multiple image galleries supported, dynamic sidebar, flexible page columns, related posts, contact us page.

Layered PNG, layered PSD, jpg, CSS, JS and PHP files included.

Stereoline

Stereoline

4 sidebars, 3 WP3 menus, 2 custom post types, 5 custom page templates, widgets, shortcodes, cutom captchas, fromtpage login, SEO optimized, dropdown menu, form validator.

CSS, jpg, JS, layered PSD and PHP files included.

Duplex

Duplex Magazine Theme

7 custom widgets, built-in theme options, localisation support, 2 featured post sliders, unlimited color schemes, 5 widget areas, jQuery support, column shortcodes.

CSS, jpg, JS, layered PSD and PHP files included.

WooiTuts Community Theme

WooiTuts Community Theme

Advanced theme admin options, social media settings, tableless layout, jQuery featured slider, cufon text replacement.

PSD, xml and theme files included.

Mediapress

Mediapress Theme

3 column, widgetized homepage, 8 custom widgets, 90+ shortcodes, fully localized, 35 styling options.

CSS, html, jpg, JS, layered PNG, layered PSD and PHP files included.

Equator

Equator Community Theme

jQuery featured sliders, widgetized footer, easy to switch colors, Timthumb image resizer, gallery page, blog page, social icons in footer, PHP contact form, 2 columns, multilevel threaded comments, custom ad section, feedburner integration, Twitter integration and more.

CSS, html, jpg, JS, layered PSD and PHP files included.

Gadgetine

Gadgetine

AdSense ready, affiliate banner ready (10+ banner spaces), auto image resizing, multiple widget support, one-page scrolling layout, drop down menu, 3 columns, 8 news sections, configuration page, thumbnail generation, SEO optimized, social network icons, feedburner compatible, W3 valid.

CSS, html, jpg, JS, layered PSD and PHP files included.

Chronicle

Chronicle

3 different color themes, 2 column tableless layout, popular posts/recent posts sidebar, feedburner integration, sidebar widget ready, gravatar ready, unique social linking bar.

Layered PSD, jpg, html, CSS, JS and PHP files included.

WebSource

WebSource

Big slider on homepage, fully widgetized sidebar, RSS & Twitter counters, custom tab content, fully widgetized footer, no plug-ins needed, about the author area.

CSS, html, jpg, JS, layered PNG, layered PSD and PHP files included.

Hype

Hype

Shortcodes, Ajax gallery, contact form, extensive admin options, custom sidebars.

CSS, jpg, JS, layered PSD and PHP files included.

Majalah

Majalah

2 slideshow options, several color and background options, cufon text replacement, widgetable sidebar, Twitter integration, dropdown menu, SEO optimized and diffent admin theme options.

CSS, html, jpg, JS, layered PSD and PHP files included.

Noctis

Noctis

Tableless coding, theme admin option, sidebar widget supported, built-in widget in homepage and sidebar, featured slideshow, sticky thumbnail, Google Adsense ready, Google Analytic support, jQuery effects.

CSS, jpg, JS, layered PNG, layered PSD and PHP files included.

Yen Magazine Theme

Yen

Featured posts slider, 13 custom widgets, ad space, Twitter feed, contact form, maps, video support, social media icons, multiple shortcodes, unlimited sidebars.

CSS, jpg, JS, layered PNG, layered PSD and PHP files included.

Tutsplaza

Tutsplaza

Shortcodes, custom ad widgets, twitter and feedburner counters, widgets ready footer and sidebar, drop-down menu, author box, nested comments.

CSS, html, jpg, JS, layered PSD and PHP files included.

Open WordPress Community Theme

Open WordPress Community Theme

4 homepage layout options, shortcodes, localization support, widget areas in sidebar & footer, 4 ad locations, 10 color schemes, 7 custom widgets, multiple page templates, extensive theme options.

CSS, jpg, JS, layered PSD and PHP files included.

Javazine

Javazine

Lightweight jQuery newsticker, ad widget, 4 ad areas, breadcrumb navigation, dropdown menu, gravatar support. Highly customizable and well documented.

MagStar

MagStar

Automatic menu, auto image resizing, featured content areas, fully widgetized sidebar, 2 custom widgets, paged navigation, 4 background styles, fully featured admin panel.

PHP files, PSD files + all templates and scripts ready to use.

Castiel

Castiel

Front end visual options panel, unlimited colors, featured image support, video support, ad widgets, Ajax post filtering, threaded comments, two post layouts, front page accordions.

CSS, jpg, JS and PHP files included.

Wordzine

Wordzine

Featured posts slider, tabbed sidebar, widget ready, theme options page and more.

PSDs included.

Premium Magazine

Premium Magazine

5 custom widgets, threaded comments, featured post thumbnails, featured posts slider, custom archives page, SEO friendly.

CSS, jpg, JS, layered PSD and PHP files included.

WP industry

WP Industry Theme

Extensive admin panel with 70+ options, highly customizable, 8 pre-made skins, 2 homepage variations, jQuery featured slider, contact page, video ready, multi-level dropdown menu, sidebar and footer widget areas, ads widget, gravatar ready, PrettyPhoto.

Layered PSD, jpg, CSS, JS and PHP files included.

Magnifica

Magnifica

Full color customization, layout customization, image slider, galleries, auto image resizing, paged navigation, Twitter integration, social media buttons.

CSS, JS, layered PSD and PHP files included.

Revison

Revison

5 color themes, custom admin panel, unlimited gallery pages, drop down menu, Nivo slider, Cufon font replacement.

CSS, html, jpg, JS, layered PSD and PHP files included.

BluePrint Magazine

BluePrint Magazine

18 admin panel options, widgetized sidebar and footer, no plugin required, slider, ad management, 3 different layouts.

CSS, html, jpg, JS, layered PNG, layered PSD and PHP files included.

Link Magazine/Newspaper Theme

Link Magazine/Newspaper Theme

Featured posts slider, 13 custom widgets, shortcodes, flexible page columns, related posts feature, trubleshooting plugin, unlimited sidebar.

CSS, JS, layered PNG, layered PSD and PHP files included.

SocialPress

SocialPress

Multiple navigation types, superfish dropdown menu, breadcrumb navigation, Javacript slider, advertising module, tableless design, many admin options.

All theme files, fully sliced and layered PSDs and detailed html setup instructions included.

Abandu

Abandu

2 column tabless layout, theme options panel, 3 widget-ready areas, custom writing panel, easy translation, dropdown menu support, changeable sidebar position.

CSS, JS, layered PSD and PHP files included.

Fivecast

Fivecast

5 color variations, menu manager, auto image resizing, 4 sidebar positions, 3 page templates, jQuery slider, multi level dropdown menu, cufon font replacement.

CSS, jpg, JS, layered PSD and PHP files included.

Telegraph

Telegraph

Theme options, featured content blocks, multi-level dropdown menu, built-in social addon, custom page templates, SEO options.

Magazinum

Magazinum

Custom login form, featured slideshow, dropdown menus, banner management, threaded comments, social widget, tabbed widget, custom widgets, localization support, theme options, SEO options.

Polaris

Polaris

Theme options page, 7 color styles, SEO options, jQuery content slider, multi-level dropdown menu, social addon, custom widgets, custom page templates.

CadabraPress

CadabraPress

Custom login form, carousel slider, video slider, custom social widget, myltiple page layouts, 7 custom widgets, localization support, theme options, SEO options, threaded comments, banner management.

Videozoom

Videozoom

Multiple posts layout, drop-down menus, video integration, custom templates, plays videos from all popular sites, theme options, SEO options, widgetized sidebar & footer, banner management.

Manifesto

Manifesto

Theme options page, 10 color styles, SEO options, jQuery content slider, multi-level drop down menu, social addon, custom widgets, social sharing icons, about author section, custom post options, custom page templates.

Tribune

Tribune

Custom menu, video widget, news slider, custom templates, multiple page layouts, social profiles, localization support, theme options, SEO options.

Bizpress

Bizpress Magazine Theme

Theme options page, jQuery slider, 4 color styles, multi-level drop down menu, social sharing icons, flickr widget, threaded comments, author pages, widgetized footer.

Newsley

Newsley Theme

Featured slider, tabbed widget, built-in widgets, theme options, SEO options, threaded comments.

Magnific

Magnific Theme

Featured slider, featured categories, social profiles, theme options, multiple page layouts, SEO options, threaded comments, banner management, Google Analytics & Feedburner support.

Yamidoo PRO

Yamidoo PRO

Featured slider, threaded comments, tabbed widgets, drop down menu, contact widget, theme options, custom background, video support, banner management, Google Analytics & Feedburner support.

Evertis

Evertis

Featured slider, threaded comments, Flickr photos, drop down menu, theme options, highlight widget, 3 built-in widgets, custom background, custom menus, widgetized sidebar & footer.

Magnet

Magnet

Featured slider, 2 built-in widgets, drop down menu, threaded comments, author profiles, Twitter integration, localized, widgetized sidebar, theme options admin panel, featured posts on homepage, banner ads management, supports Google Analytics and Feedburner.

Impulse

Impulse

3 color styles, custom fonts, multi-level drop down menu, jQuery slider, threaded comments, widgetized sidebar & footer, 4 page templates, 3 custom widgets, theme options, banner ads management, supports Google Analytics and Feedburner.

Monograph

Monograph

Theme options, 4 color styles, localized, multi-level drop down menu, social widget, threaded comments, widgetized sidebar & footer, 3 built-in widgets, banner ads management, supports Google Analytics and Feedburner.

Zenko

Zenko Magazine Theme

Post thumbnails support, threaded comments, ads management system, featured content section, drop down menu, built-in widgets, localized, widgetized sidebar & footer, theme options, flickr widget, support for Google Analytics and Feedburner.

Yamidoo

yamidoo magazine theme

Built-in widgets, threaded comments, banner management, featured content section, drop down menu, theme options, localized, featured posts slider, video support in featured slider, widgetized sidebar, theme options, Flickr widget, support for Google Analytics and Feedburner.

Eventina

Eventina Magazine Theme

Vertical menu, featured posts on homepage, featured categories, built-in widgets, featured posts in header, social addon, SEO options, jQery slider, 10 color styles, widgetized sidebar, threaded comments, banner management, Google Analytics and Feedburner support.

Technologic

Technologic

Multi-level drop down menu, featured slideshow, featured categories, built-in widgets, 6 color styles, about author section, widgetized sidebar & footer, social bookmarking icons, banner management, Google Analytics and Feedburner support.

Fresh news

Fresh News Magazine

Featured post slider, custom typography, custom widgets, 18 alternative color styles, sidebar manager, custom shortcodes, custom navigation, SEO options, auto-sizing thumbnails, custom page templates.

BoldNews

BoldNews

Custom homepage, featured post slider, custom typography, custom widgets, alternative styles, sidebar manager, custom shortcodes, custom navigation, SEO options, auto-sizing thumbnails, custom page templates.

Continuum

Continuum Mag Theme

Custom homepage, custom typography, custom widgets, alternative styles, sidebar manager, custom shortcodes, custom navigation, SEO options, auto-sizing thumbnails, custom page templates.

Coda

Coda Magazine Theme

Home page featured scroller, widgetized homepage, timeline page template, custom widgets, 10 alternative styles, sidebar manager, custom shortcodes, custom navigation, SEO options.

Spectrum

Spectrum

Custom homepage, featured slider, custom widgets, 10 alternative styles, auto-sizing thumbnails, sidebar manager, custom shortcodes, custom navigation, SEO options, auto-sizing thumbnails, custom page templates.

Headlines

Headlines

jQuery slider, Twitter integration, ad space, social bookmarks, author box widget, cufon font replacement, flexible layout, custom widgets, 15 color schemes.

Daily Edition

Daily Edition

Home page featured slider, customizable home page layout, video player, 16 color schemes, auto-sizing thumbnails, custom page templates.

The Journal

The Journal

Tag based home page modules, recent entries carousel/slider, 4 widgetized footer modules, 2 widgetized sidebar modules, 10 color schemes.

Newsport

Newsport

Breadcrumb navigation, 4 widgetized areas, 5 custom widgets, 11 color schemes, localized for easy translation.

Busy Bee

busy bee mag theme

Drop down menus, 9 ad spaces, Twitter integration, Adsense integration, completely widgetized sidebar & footer, 13 color schemes, backend theme options, auto-sizing thumbnails, custom page templates.

Gotham news

Gotham news

Centered or left-aligned layout, widgetized footer & sidebar, popular articles column, banner management, 8 color schemes.

Live Wire

Live Wire

3 different styles, multiple homepage layouts, backend theme options, auto-sizing thumbnails, localized, custom page templates.

Flash News

Flash News

Featured posts carousel, optional sideblog, 12 color schemes, backend theme options, auto-sizing thumbnails, localized, custom page templates.

The Gazette Edition

The Gazette Edition

Homepage featured slider, optional video player module, multiple homepage layout, 4 color schemes, backend theme options, auto-sizing thumbnails, localized, custom page templates.

NewsPress

NewsPress

Featured selections, animated horizontal drop down menus, 9 color schemes, backend theme options, auto-sizing thumbnails, localized, custom page templates.

The Original Premium News

The Original Premium News Theme

Homepage featured posts, advertisement support, animated horizontal drop-down menus, 7 color styles, backend theme options, auto-sizing thumbnails, localized, custom page templates.

Streamline

Streamline

6 layout, theme options, featured images, threaded comments.

Magazine

Magazine Theme

6 layout, theme options, featured images, threaded comments.

Lifestyle

Lifestyle Theme

Custom background/header, 5 color styles, 6 layout options, featured images, threaded comments.

Lexicon

Lexicon

6 layout options, fixed width, theme options, featured images, threaded comments.

Education

Education WordPress Theme

6 layout options, fixed width, theme options, featured images, threaded comments.

Church WordPress Theme

Church WordPress Theme

Custom background/header, 4 color styles, 6 layout options, featured images, threaded comments.

Massive news

Massive News Theme

Theme options, custom theme layout options, simple post thumbnails, FancyBox integration, header advertisement, custom footer text, widgetized sidebars.

Monochrome Pro

Monochrome Pro

Grid layout, post thumbnails, fully widgetized, page templates.

Dezine

Dezine WordPress Magazine Theme

Featured content slider, custom layout options, ad management, theme options, custom menu, custom background, post thumbnails, jQuery lightbox plugin.

WP-Smooth

WP Smooth Mag Theme

2 or 3 column layout, widgetized sidebar, 10 color options, theme settings, featured content glider, threaded comments, banner ad integration, logo integration, drop down navigation, SEO optimized.

WP-Mediamag

WP Mediamag

2 column layout, widgetized sidebar, photo galleries, video integration, theme settings, featured content glider, 8 color options, threaded comments, banner ad integration, drop down navigation, SEO optimized, multiple page templates.

WP-Clear

WP-Clear

2 or 3 column layout, widgetized sidebar, theme settings, featured content glider, threaded comments, banner ad integration, drop down navigation, SEO optimized.

So there you have it, a big o’ list of WordPress magazine themes.    If you know of any more themes that aren’t on this list that fall into the category of news/magazine then please let me know.

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