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The Best WordPress Magazine and Digital Publishing Themes

October 17, 2019
The Best WordPress Magazine and Digital Publishing Themes

We’ve rounded up an awesome collection of WordPress magazine themes that we hope you enjoy.  Magazine themes are all about content.  News, blogs, community, whatever.  In this collection, we’ve assembled the absolute best magazine themes for WordPress for a wide range of topics and styles.  Every theme is well designed, well supported, well documented and easy to use.  We’ve found that not all themes are created equally.  We’ve found themes with fantastic designs, themes with tons of features and with all the flexibility you need to make a winning website.  So, here they are, the best WordPress themes for online magazines.

Divi, Powerful, Drag and Drop Magazine Builder

Divi is a premium quality magazine theme that has one of the largest communities around, because it’s so popular.  Divi is powerful, it’s really easy to use and adjust any of the pre-made demo styles to fit with what you want to accomplish.  Divi’s page builder isn’t unique, but it is among the most powerful out there.  You can start with any of the pre-made demo styles, some of which are free and some of which may cost you a little extra money.  Anyway, you start with a premade design and you can tweak settings and adjust the layout as you see fit.  Drag and drop new content blocks where you want them, adjust things like padding and fonts, rearrange things ona global or a page by page level.  It really is a powerful theme for building a successful online magazine.

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The Issue, Simple, WordPress Magazine and Blog Theme

Versatile and well made, The Issue is a magazine theme with quite a number of pre-made styles that you get to choose from.  I’d say that overall, this theme leans toward a minimalist style, which is great for making a totally distraction free experience.  The Issue supports bbPress, which is a nice option for allowing comments and even building a full-blown community based around the topics you choose to write about.  The Issue is great for travel magazines, lifestyle maagzines, food and reviews, creative sites and a lot more.  Check out our collection if you want to see some additional minimalist designs.

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Daily Post, Classic WordPress Magazine Theme

Cutting edge and feature rich, that’s what Daily Post brings to the table.  Daily Post lets you build a fantastic blog or magazine without the need to learn how to code to get the job done.  With Daily Post, you get lots of features that make your content even more readable, clearer and more well organized.  Daily Post brings the heat.  It makes for an awesome reading experience, it’s packed with helpful documentation and support after purchase.

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Extra, Powerful and Well Designed Magazine Theme

Extra is a gorgeous and well rounded magazine theme for WordPress.  Based on the Divi Builder framework, this theme has a ton of features, it’s easy to use and it makes for a range of customization options that few themes offer.  Extra is fast loading, high performance and it’s going to work for a lot of different types of content.

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Bingo, Digital Magazine Theme for WordPress News Sites

No matter what topic you create content about, Bingo is a theme that can help make it look amazing.  Great for news sites, technology, fashion and healthly living, even personal blogs and travel blogs, Bingo knocks it out of the park.  It works for all of these subjects because of the clean, well organized design.  It’s not a particularly ‘opinionated’ look, if you know what I mean.  It’s clean and well organized, letting your content and your images speak for themselves.  Bingo is fast, flexible and professionally optimized for great SEO results too.

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Newspaper, Popular and Well Liked News and Magazine Theme

No collection of magazine themes would be complete without the best selling magazine of all time.  It’s called Newspaper and folks from all over the world have chosen this to create some pretty special projects.  Newspaper lets you spend more time creating content, articles, news stories and blog posts, since it’s so easy to manage.  Getting started quickly is one nice feature and Newspaper offers lots of pre-made designs to get started rapidly.  If you’re concerned that your site is going to look generic, don’t worry yourself.  Newspaper is easy to customize, letting you fine tune the layout and design of your site, making it a very unique experience.

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Soledad, Popular, Well Respected News Magazine Theme

Soledad is a very popular and beloved magazine and newspaper theme that has some pretty spectacular features.  It starts with the high performance code.  Soledad loads up incredibly quickly and looks amazing on all devices, thanks to it’s responsive design.  Soledad gives you over 5000 different homepage layouts that are all pre-made.  That’s pretty incredible.  It’s not too overwhelming though, they can be installed with just one click.  While Soledad has a number of pre-designed single post templates, the flexibility is there to create your own.  No matter what you envision for your magazine, Soledad can make it happen.  Soledad is WooCommerce ready, it supports bbPress and BuddyPress, works with AMP and it’s GDPR compatible too.  This theme is a real winner.

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Ultra, Drag and Drop WordPress Magazine Theme

Themify’s Ultra theme is another nice one to consider if you’re building a magazine.  This powerful and flexible theme makes it very easy to quickly and efficiently create any type of website.  There are quite a few pre-made designs to choose from, several of them perfect for magazines.  With Ultra, you can use the drag and drop page builder to craft a high performance website that draws readers into the story you want to share.  Thanks to strong social media integration, they’re going to share your content with their sphere of influence, which can be a huge benefit when you’re building an audience.

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Collecto, Slick, Glossy, Inspiring Magazine Theme

Collecto is a magazine theme that looks like it was inspired by classic, glossy fashion magazines.  I think that means that it’s going to help deliver a nice experience where your content is the absolute star of the show.

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VLog, WordPress Theme for Video Blogs and Magazines

Vlog is a video blog and magazine theme that lets you present video and written content in a pleasing way.

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Bimber, Viral Magazine WordPress Theme

Bimber is a viral magazine theme that’s got a nice, modern layout and plenty of features to help make your content even more sharable than ever before.  With all the competition out there for viral content, having a well made theme to help do the promotion for you, that’s a critical component of success.  Bimber is definitely a theme that can help you get that job done.

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Zox, Clean, Professional, Flexible Magazine Theme

Zox is a magazine theme that’s modern, stylish and easy to use.  I actually have personally used Zox in the past.  I found it to be very simple to install and customize, there are around 10 different homepage layouts and several pre-made single post styles.  Clean and modern, packed with areas for advertisements, this is a theme that keeps people informed about everything you create.

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Look, Lifestyle Magazine and Fashion Mag Theme

Look is a well made lifestyle blog and magazine theme for any type of written or video content.  Lifestyle magazines are popping up all over the place and Look is a theme that helps present your content the right way.

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VideoMag, WordPress Theme for Video Magazines

This is VideoMag, a well designed, classic video magazine theme that presents visual content in a stylish and eye-catching way.

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Voice, Creative WordPress Personal Blog and Magazine Theme

If you want a theme that perfectly bridges the gap between personal blogs and slick digital magazines, the Voice theme is a wonderful choice.  Voice is responsive, it’s perfect for news magazines or editorial websites.  Voice has loads of other features to get you connected with your readers.  There’s bbPress, WooCommerce and more.  You also get a handy theme options panel for a high level of customization for your website.  Unlimited fonts, colors, responsive design and cool typography.  This is a really solid theme.

Check out this collection of personal blogging themes for more like this one.

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CoupShop, Minimalist eCommerce Blog and Magazine Theme

This is CoupShop, a clean and simple theme that’s half eCommerce and half glossy magazine for amazing storytelling.  CoupShop is Gutenberg ready, it supports WooCommerce and other eCommerce plugins for amazing flexibility.  You get multiple layout options, a well designed page for your shop, built in portfolio and blog and more.

If this theme piques your interest, check out these WooCommerce themes to see some more awesome stuff.

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Authentic, Simple, Clean, Minimal Blog Theme

Authentic is probably one of the best personal blog themes and it works just as well for online magazines.  The two things are so close, it fits with both types of collections.  Authentic is among the most popular themes too.  After the most recent updates, Authentic has added 5 cool new demo styles, it offers the option for auto loading new posts, Authentic is GDPR compliant and best of all, it’s 70% lighter than before.  That means page load times are going to drop like a rock.  Since page load speed is a ranking factor for Google, that means your site can rank higher than ever before.  Well worth looking into Authentic.

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Pine Cone, Creative Agency and ‘Zine WP Theme

Next up, a theme called Pine Cone.  Pine Cone is a creative portfolio and agency theme that could be a nice choice for magazines too.   If you envision a clean, minimal design for your magazine, Pine Cone fits.  Pine Cone is elegant, it’s multi-purpose an dpowerful.  Pine Cone has several video tutorials included to help you set your site up.  This theme supports Gutenberg, it’s got a handy social widget, support for WooCommerce and more.  I really love the highly visual grid layout for the front page, which you can see above.

Here’s our collection of grid themes for WordPress.

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Aesthetic, Clean, Minimal, Modern Mag Theme

For bloggers and magazines that need a stylish look, Aesthetic is a fantastic choice.  Aesthetic is a very customizable theme, it allows access to all sorts of adjustments to the look and feel of your website.  Aesthetic is purely responsive, it allows for Retina display on large screens, the admin panel is powerful and simple to use.  The page builder is a wonderful way to adjust the look and features and it’s all based on the Unyson framework, one of the best frameworks for crafting fast loading, high performance websites.

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Buzznote, BuzzWorthy Magazine WordPress Theme

Creating a fast loading, modern website for your magazine has never been easier than with Buzznote.  Buzznote is packed with all the features that are required to build a fantastic blog, magazine and portfolio.  This modern, minimal design works great for all kinds of content, no matter the subject of your magazine site.  Clean, fast loading and lightweight, Buzznote is an SEO friendly theme that I believe could work for any sort of magazine.

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Milan Pro, Fashionable WordPress Genesis Framework Theme

 

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Click Mag, Viral Content and Mareketing Magazine Theme

 

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Lotos, Simple and Elegant Magazine and Blog Theme

 

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Cool, AdSense Optimized Magazine WordPress Theme

 

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Ad-Sense, AdSense Ready Magazine WordPress Theme

 

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Swag Mag, Bold, Daring Magazine WordPress Theme

 

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Moment, Unique Layout Magazine Theme for WordPress

 

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Mallow, Lifestyle Magazine and Blog Theme

 

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The Rex, Blog and Magazine Theme With Awesome Layouts

 

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Novelty, Premium Quality Tech Magazine Theme

 

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Saab, Clean, Well Designed Magazine Theme for WordPress

 

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Storia, Minimalistic Magazine Theme for Digital Blogs

 

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Viseo, Video Podcasting WordPress Theme

Here are a bunch more video themes that could be interesting to you.

Best, Clean, Content Marketing Magazine Theme

 

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Tabloid, Digital Magazine Theme for Multiple Topics

 

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Sensational, Clean, Well Designed Magazine Theme

 

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AdMania, AdSense Ready WordPress Magazine Theme

 

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