30+ Best Responsive WordPress Magazine Themes

Blogs and online magazines are more imporant than many newspapers today. The magazine is just a bigger blog. The blog has a more greater personal touch. If you like to share a lot and frequently writes news, you should rather use a magazine design, because this format is ideal for multiple categories.

Update 15.09.2014 – added 7 free magazine WordPress themes

Of course WordPress is the first choise when it comes to blog websites. WordPress is one of the most powerful and flexible OpenSource CMS for any website. It’s easy to install, quick to learn and you can change the complete design with a new so-called WordPress theme. WordPress is so powerful, it is used also for business websites, eCommerce stores, agency websites and personal blogs.

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Responsive WordPress Magazine Themes

The following collection of magazine themes represents the best WordPress magazine themes from 2014. You will find several free magazine themes and plenty more premium themes. I have paid particular attention to the following characteristics:

  • Responsive web design – Since 2013 a necessary standard. Magazines have a high share of visitors with mobile devices like tablets and smartphones.
  • Flexible layouts – The theme should include different layouts and page templates.
  • Categories – Your theme should handle 4 or more categories with ease and set them apart in some way.
  • SEO friendly – Rich snippets should be supported. Don’t waste your money if this features is not available.
  • Social media integration – The multiplication for your content.
  • Ads spaces – You need designated and flexible advertising spaces in the sidebar and content.

I have added the further outstanding features of each theme individually.


Popular WordPress Magazine Theme – Jarida

Modern WordPress Magazine Theme with Responsive Design

Modern WordPress Magazine Theme with Responsive Design

Jarida is a modern and clean Magazine theme with a flat design. Special features are the extensive admin panel with 35 widgets, 7 page templates and over 30 shortcodes. With 5,000 sales in it’s for weeks among the best selling WordPress thems. You also get a detailed documentation and an extensive FAQ together with the installation guide.

Price: $58

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Elegant & Responsive WordPress Magazine Theme – Magazon

Tech & Review WordPress Theme for Magazines

Tech & Review WordPress Magazine Theme

Magazon is a classic and clean Wordprss magazine theme for all kind of topics. Magazon uses a typical 3-column layout and 2 different sliders that complement each other well. The theme is a good example for flat design. You want your users to focus on the content. You will get a WooCommerce ready theme with a powerful and smart drag & drop page builder.

The theme is already in version 2.6 and gets monthly updates.

Price: $48

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Free Responsive Magazine Theme – JustWrite

Free and Responsive WordPress Magazine Theme

Free and Responsive WordPress Magazine Theme

JustWrite is a free magazine WordPress theme with a high-quality design. The theme has a super wide 3-column layout with 2 sidebars. JustWrite uses a flat web design with clean typography.

Price: free magazine theme

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Clean and Responsive WordPress Magazine Theme – NewsPlus

Clean, White and Modern WordPress Template

Clean, Bright and Modern WordPress Magazine Template

NewsPlus is a modern WordPress magazine theme with a lot of options to combine columns and elements. The homepage alone has different 8 variations. Furthermore the theme offers 6 special widgets and full compatibility with BuddyPress and WooCommerce. The theme is also SEO friendly and comes with micro formats.

Price: $58

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WordPress Gaming Magazine Theme – PowerMag

Flexible Magazine Theme for Content Heavy Websites

Flexible Magazine Theme for Content Gaming Websites

A rather colorful and shrill and bold WordPress magazine theme that appeals to a younger gaming audience. One special feature of the theme is the premium page-builder called Visual Composer. This plugin has a value of $25 and is included for free. PowerMag has  an awesome review system which works great for movies, gaming and similar topics.

Price: $58

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Excellent Free WordPress Magazine Theme – Hueman

High-Quality Free WordPress Magazine Theme Hueman

High-Quality Free WordPress Magazine Theme Hueman

Hueman is probably the most popular free WordPress magazine theme. The theme has been downloaded more that 340,000 times in less than a year. I also use hueman for this website here. Reasons to choose hueman:

  • Fully responsive and 100% Retina Ready
  • Flexible layouts with 0, 1, or 2 sidebars
  • Easy-to-use backend admin panel with custom options
  • Regular updates and extensive documentation

Price: free magazine theme

Free Download & Live Demo


Popular and Sexy WordPress Magazine Theme – HotTopix

Flexible & Responsive WP Magazine Theme

Flexible & Responsive WordPress Magazine Theme

Hot Topix is a modern and responsive WordPress magazine theme. Especially the featured header slider on the homepage with 5 tiles is very appealing. With 11 custom widgets, a fixed navigation as well as 4 different banner sizes the theme is flexible and customizable. HotTopix has over 2.500 sales and gets monthly updates.

Price: $58

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Classy WordPress Magazine Theme – Bolid

Elegant & Responsive Magazine WordPress Theme

Elegant & Responsive Magazine WordPress Theme

Unlike many other WordPress magazines themes Bolid uses a simple black & white style. The template is suited well for high-quality and timeless topics like architecture, watches and other premium segments. The theme has a responsive design and a unique 3-column layout. Bolid works great for content heavy websits.

Price: $48

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Colorful Premium WordPress Magazine Theme – Amzola

Stylish WordPress Magazine Theme with Flat Design

Stylish WordPress Magazine Theme with Flat Design

Amzola is certainly one of the most colorful WordPress magazine themes. Amzola is based on a metro design where elements are designed in the typical flat style. Particularly nice is the touch slider in the header with a vertical scroll bar from left to right. Below of the vertical slider is another cool content slider that changes through the categories and posts. All features work of course on touch devices.

Price: $49

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Free & Simple Magazine Template – Point

Simple Free Magazine WordPress Template

Simple Free Magazine WordPress Template

Point is free WordPress magazine theme from mythemeshop. The theme has a classic 2-column layout with the sidebar on the right for widgets. The design is clean and has a high focus on the content.

Save 40% on all premium themes on mythemeshop with the code 40OFFNOW

Price: free magazine theme

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Responsive & Bold WordPress Magazine Theme – Codilight

Stylish & Flexible Magazine Theme for WordPress

Stylish & Flexible Magazine Theme for WordPress

The magazine Theme Codilight has a modern and flat design which is similar to the theme Amzola above. A major strength of the theme is the compact sticky header, that saves you a lot of space. You can place your categories, keywords, search and social media buttons inside of the tight header navigation.

Price: $49

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WordPress Magazine Theme with Metro Style – Flying News

Metro Style WordPress Theme for Magazines

Metro Style WordPress Theme for Magazines

The magazine WordPress theme FlyingNews has several unique features. In the header you get a quite extravagant slider together with the popular post widget. The main-navigation is a flexible mega drop-down menu. The individual posts are arranged as tiles in a metro design and you can sort them by different criteria.

Price: $58

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Bold & Custom WordPress Magazine Theme – Pravda

Pinterest Style Grid Magazine Theme for WordPress

Pinterest Style Grid Magazine Theme for WordPress

This magazine theme Pravda uses also grid tiles to display the posts. The theme has 10 different custom widgets, 8 widget areas, six homepage layouts and a lot of other features. Pravda shines with 550 sales within 11 weeks, and a rating of 4.75 out of 5 stars. The design is bold and colorful and suitable for nearly every topic.

Price: $58

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Free & Flexible WordPress News Theme – PlayBook

Free WordPress Magazine Theme with 3 Columns

Free WordPress Magazine Theme with 3 Columns

PlayBook is a free WordPress magazine theme with a dual column layout and a sidebar. The theme has a responsive design and plenty other premium features. Some highlights for you:

  • One-click installation and updates
  • Free lifetime support and updates
  • Detailed documentation with video tutorials
  • Advanced option panel and custom widgets
Save 40% on all premium themes on mythemeshop with the code 40OFFNOW

Price: free magazine theme

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Black & White WordPress Magazine Theme – Inspire

Pinterest Style Magazine Theme with Black&White

Pinterest Style Magazine Theme with Unique Design

Inspire is not just another magazine WordPress theme with the black & white style. Your posts are shown as tiles in a jQuery Masonary with either one, two, three or four columns. Of course a classic blog / magazine layout is also available. The theme has many AJAX features such as sorting and filtering.

Price: $58

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Elegant Premium WordPress Magazine Theme – SimpleMag

Elegant & Sexy WordPress Magazine Theme

Elegant & Sexy WordPress Magazine Theme

The popular WordPress magazine theme SimpleMag is the absolute whiz on ThemeForest with over 6.00 sales. One reason is for sure the beautiful minimal and elegant design that creates a high quality impression. The clean slider, several different layouts for the posts and a cool mega menu improve the quality as well. Maybe the best of all WordPress magazine themes.

Price: $53

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Free Lite WordPress Theme – MH Magazine

Magazine WordPress Theme for many Categories

Magazine WordPress Theme for many Categories

MH magazine lite is a simple WordPress theme for content-heavy blogs and magazines. You can show many categories and even more posts with short excerps on the homepage. You can also buy the premium version for $49 and get more options for customization.

Price: free magazine theme

Free Version Premium Version


Unique WordPress Magazine Theme – Grider

Responsive WordPress Magazine Theme with a Cool Grid

Responsive WordPress Magazine Theme with a Cool Grid

The WordPress template Grider has an absolutely unique design with grid-cells. It works best with high-quality images combined with the classy black&white style. If you have fashion, clothes or a luxury website, Grider maybe a good choice. The theme includes a drag and drop page builder, endless scrolling features and the flex slider. The versatile design allows you to create 38 combinations of sidebars and content.

Price: $48

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Elegant & Responsive WordPress Magazine Theme – ScoreMe

Bold, Clean and Responsive WP Theme

Bold, Clean and Responsive WP Theme

ScoreMe is an elegant and minimal WordPress magazine theme that uses colors carefully. You get an extensive admin panel, a powerful drag and drop page builder, as well as a built-in rating system and jQuery sliders. The author created also the beautiful one-page parallax theme Scroller.

Price: $48

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Responsive Review Magazine Theme – Flavor

Content-Heavy & Powerful Magazine WordPress Theme

Content-Heavy & Powerful Magazine WordPress Theme

Flavor is a WordPress theme that stands out in particular through its elaborate review framework. Flavor uses a mini site builder for the fast creating of pages. It’s compatibility with WooCommerce and has a lot of AJAX features. Especially nice are the awards and badges that show the love for details.

Price: $58

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Free Responsive WordPress Theme – WallPress

Free Magazine Theme with Grid Style

Free Magazine Theme with Grid Style

WallPress ues full-sceen layout and displays the posts as tiles in a grid. This free WordPress magazine theme is perfect for content-heavy blogs and websites with daily updates. The design looks a lot like pinterest.

Price: free magazine theme

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Modern Responsive WordPress Magazine Theme – Magazinly

Good WordPress Magazine Theme with Reviews

Good WordPress Magazine Theme with Reviews

The WordPress theme Magazinly is a modern and responsive magazine template. It comes with different slider options for the arrangement of posts and a built-in drag and drop page builder. Magazinly offers a responsive Google Adsense panel, that will show different sized ads depending on the screen size.

Price: $58

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Bold, Colorful and Fancy WordPress Magazine Theme – Alyoum

Modern Magazine Theme with Flat Design

Modern Magazine Theme with Flat Design

Alyoum is the most colorful of the presented WordPress magazine themes. I had the WordPress theme initially foreseen for this blog, but it was not really suitable with all this colors. Unique to this theme is the navigation on the left side and a really brilliant drag and drop page builder. The theme is already in the 4th version and gets monthly updates & upgrades.

Price: $58

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Cool Premium WordPress Magazine Template – City News

Responsive & Stylish WordPress Magazine Template

Responsive & Stylish WordPress Magazine Template

City News is a modern WordPress theme that looks very neat and tidy. With over 18 own custom widgets this theme has many options for customization. If you want to create a travel magazine or something similar you should consider City News.

Price: $43

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Classy and Elegant WordPress Theme for Magazines – GrandNews

Elegant Premium WordPress Magazine Theme

Elegant Premium WordPress Magazine Theme

Quite similar to ScoreMe or Bolid the WordPress magazine theme GrandNews is in shades of gray with an accent color. The Theme has countless possibilities for the arrangement of the elements and the sidebar. If you need to place a lot of news in a small space you should consider this template.

Price: $48

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Premium & Brand New WordPress Magazine Theme – Gazette

New Premium WordPress Magazine Theme with Clean Design

New Premium WordPress Magazine Theme with Clean Design

The Gazette Theme has some unique approaches for magazine Themes. The navigation is very compact and has already been optimized for touch controls. The slider is also optimized for finger gestures and you can move them horizontally. The other elements are rather in a classic magazine layout.

Price: $63

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Free Full-Screen Magazine Theme – Fullby

Full-Screen WordPress Theme with Grid Tiles

Full-Screen WordPress Theme with Grid Tiles

Fullby is a bold and unique WordPress magazine theme. The theme is built on the Twitter Bootstrap framework and has a full-screen layout. You can download a free version or buy the extended version for $29.

Price: free magazine theme

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Metro-Style WordPress Magazine Theme – MetroMag

Metro Style & Premium WordPress Magazine & Blog Template

Metro Style & Premium WordPress Magazine & Blog Template

As the name of the theme suggests, the design of this WordPress magazine in the typical metro style. With 21 different widgets and multiple page layouts MetroMag offers many options for customization. I like the 3-column layout with a double sidebar to show of many additional information.

Price: $48

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Simpe Responsive Magazine WordPress Theme – Lucid

Clean & White Responsive WordPress Theme

Clean & Simpe Responsive WordPress Magazine Theme

Lucid is a rather classic magazine theme with a large sliders and multiple category columns. The theme itself has not as many options as the other magazines but, for a total of $69 you will receive a total of 87 premium WordPress themes, and that is certainly worth considering.

Price: $69 for 87 themes

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Metro WordPress Magazine Theme – BulletPress

Metro Style WordPress Magazine Theme

Metro Style WordPress Magazine Theme

The magazine BulletPress is also inspired by the Metro design. This Theme comes with the revolution slider, that has a value of $15. In addition there is also a review system included and the Visual Composer, the most powerful drag&drop page builder.

Price: $49

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Responsive WordPress Magazine Theme – Magnus

Bold WordPress Magazine Themes

Bold WordPress Magazine Themes

The colored background in the responsive magazine WordPress theme Magnus is certainly somewhat exaggerated, but this magazine belongs to the more strident themes. Magnus comes with 13 different widgets and an extensive admin panel.

Price: $49

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WordPress Magazine & Blogging Template – Beandot

Responsive Magazine Theme with One Column

Responsive Magazine Theme with One Column

Last but not least, the WordPress theme Beandot is a mixture of blog and magazine theme. I really like the 1-column content layout with a quite wide sidebar. You can place your banners, newsletter-registration and other widgets there. The sticky header saves you a lot valuable space for the content.

Price: $49

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Tobias Gebauer

Webworker, web developer and also web designer. I love blogging and working on my websites all the time. I like to share great web design inspiration, freebies and tutorials with the world :).

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