21 Best WordPress News Themes

Do you have a magazine or news website? Do you want to improve your website with a brand new premium design with a WordPress theme? You will find the answer right here in this collection with just the best WordPress news themes.

Last Update 08.09.2014 

WordPress is by far the best OpenSource CMS you can get. It’s easier to install and configure than Joomla or Drupal. With thousands of free WordPress themes or premium WordPress themes you can build any kind of website you want in not time.

I built small business websites, real estate website, magazines, and plenty more websites with WordPress. The hard part is to find the right template, that gives you all the layouts, widgets, and options you need for your project. I had the problem many times before. The selection process takes some time and experience to master. You may want to read the WordPress themes guide for more information.

Here is my personal check-list for you. Make sure you have checked everything before you buy a premium WordPress theme and don’t waste your time and money on a bad theme.

  • Read the complete description of the Wordpress theme.
  • Buy only responsive WordPress themes.
  • Prefer themes from premium authors with several other WordPress themes.
  • Don’t buy brand new themes. Wait about 1-2 month for the first updates and bug fixes.
  • Prefer themes with an extension documentation.
  • Look out for SEO friendly themes with a correct headline hierarchy.

This is my checklist I go through before I select a WordPress theme for a project. The more careful you select your theme, the less trouble will you have later in the project.


Best WordPress News Themes

WordPress is mainly a blogging CMS with a user-friendly backend. This highly user-friendly backend has made WordPress so popular, that you get themes for all kind of website projects. If you want to create a web magazine or news website you should definitely check out the best WordPress news themes.


WordPress News & Review Theme – Valenti

Premium News WordPress Theme

Premium News WordPress Theme with Image Grid

Valenti is a responsive WordPress premium news theme with review functions. An exclusive Valenti drag & drop page-builder help you to create your own unique layouts. The theme has also a stylish mega drop-down system for beautiful menus. Some theme features for you:

  • Professional support system with tickets, bugs and suggestions
  • Exclusive drag and drop page builder for easy customization
  • Completely compatible with bbPress
  • Many different homepage styles – grid or column
  • 10 premium WordPress widgets included
  • Based on modern and valid HTML5 and CSS3 code

Price: $58

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Clean WordPress News Theme – Presso

Stylish Premium WordPress News Theme

Stylish Premium WordPress News Theme

Presso is a stylish and modern WordPress news theme built for blogs, newspapers, magazines, or just for your personal website. I love the bold and clean web design and the good structure of this theme. Major reasons to choose Presso:

  • Responsive web design and based on Bootstrap 3
  • Mega drop-down menu
  • Off-Canvas mobile navigation
  • Isotope – AJAX filter function included (Value $25)
  • Free lifetime updates and support
  • Extensive theme documentation included

Price: $58

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Bold WordPress News Theme – Codilight

Best WordPress News Theme

Best WordPress News Theme with 3 columns

Codilight is one of the best responsive WordPress news themes on the market. The trendy flat web design and the sticky navigation are two major features in this beautiful theme. You save a lot of space with this small and handy top menu. Some theme highlights:

  • Fully responsive web design
  • Extensive documentation and 24/7 support
  • Search engine optimized with microdata
  • Outstanding web design

Price: $49

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Creative WordPress News Theme – SimpleMag

Elegant WordPress Magazine Theme

Elegant WordPress Magazine Theme

SimpleMag is a creative and minimalistic WordPress news theme for magazines, newspapers and blogs. The theme has over 4.000 sales in less than 8 month and is the top-selling premium WordPress news theme on Themeforest. Main features of SimpleMag:

  • Fully responsive web design on all devices
  • Off-Canvas navigation and sidebar on mobile devices
  • User-friendly page composer
  • Built-in review system for articles and pages
  • Child theme support for further customization
  • 10 custom premium WordPress widgets

Price: $53

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Flexible Wordpress News Theme – Nexus

Premium WordPress News Theme

Premium WordPress News Theme with Sliders

Nexus is a modern and versatile WordPress news theme for magazines, newspapers, and blogs. The theme has a very clean structure, that gives you the control over your content. Simple and modern web design and many custom widgets are part of this WordPress news theme. Awesome theme features:

  • Page builder for better usability
  • Responsive web design and Retina Ready
  • Free updates for all themes
  • Custom widgets and many shortcodes

Price: $69 for 87 themes

You get all 87 premium WordPress themes for just $69.

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Responsive WordPress News Theme – Sahifa

Best Responsive WordPress News Theme

Best Responsive WordPress News Theme

Sahifa is one of the most popular WordPress news themes and magazine themes on Themeforest. It sold over 12.500 times in 2 years and still get’s regular updates and upgrades. This fully responsive theme has a huge amount of features. Best features for you:

  • Detailed documentation and video guides included
  • Lifetime support and updates
  • WooCommerce, BuddyPress, bbPress and WMPL ready
  • Built-in review system with unlimited criteria
  • Responsive Google AdSense areas
  • 35 custom premium WordPress widgets

I could continue this list for a long time. Just check the theme out and see Sahifa in action by yourself.

Price: $58

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Bold WordPress Newspaper Theme – Amzola

Stylish WordPress News Theme

Stylish WordPress News Theme with Metro Design

Amzola is a grid-based WordPress news theme for all kinds of magazine or newspaper websites. If you like a bold and colorful web design to show off pictures and videos Amzola is a great choice for you. Amzola theme features:

  • Fully responsive web design
  • Extensive documentation with free 24/7 support
  • Search engine optimized with microdata

Price: $49

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Premium WordPress News Theme – Cassia

Elegant News WordPress Theme

Elegant WordPress News and Blog Theme

Cassia is an elegant and minimalistic WordPress news theme. I love the small details and lines in the design and the well chosen typography. You can use Cassia also for a personal blog. Best theme features for you:

  • Responsive web design
  • 5 custom WordPress widgets
  • Powerful admin panel powered by the vafpress framework

Price: $48

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Premium WordPress News Theme – Jarida

Best WordPress News Theme

Best WordPress News Theme

Jarida is for sure one the best WordPress news themes for nearly a year. With more than 5.500 sales and tons of premium features you should at least take a look at Jarida. Sahifa (3 above) and Jarida are both made by the same author and have similar features. Reasons to choose Jarida:

  • Extensive and detailed documentation included
  • Several video guides on how to use the theme
  • Lifetime support and updates
  • 8 page templates and page builder
  • 1-click importer for demo data
  • 35 custom premium WordPress widgets

Price: $58

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Grid Based Wordpress News Template – UberGrid

Grid-Based WordPress News Theme

Grid-Based WordPress News Theme

You may have read my article about the web design trends in 2013. UberGrid WordPress theme picks up every trend and shows why theses trends are so popular. The grid-based design and the sidebar on the left create a lot of space for the content. Flat web design and modern colors shifting the users attention to your content. Good reasons to choose UberGrid:

  • Minimalistic, modern, and responsive grid layout
  • Included page builder for easy customization
  • WMPL support for multiple languages
  • Extensive documentation and demo content included

Price: $48

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Premium WordPress News Theme – iMagPress

News Style WordPress Magazine Theme

News Style WordPress Magazine Theme

IMagPress is a responsive WordPress news theme with a well structured and organized layout. I’m not a big fan of sliders, but the compact slider with thumbnails makes a good and useful impression. Best features of iMagPress:

  • Built-in review system for blog posts
  • WooCommerce and BuddyPress ready
  • 10 custom widgets included
  • 4 blog and several different homepage layouts

Price: $58

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Responsive WordPress News and Review Theme – Steam

Good Responsive WP News Theme

Good Responsive WP News Theme

Steam is an advanced and feature-stuffed WordPress news theme with a beautiful rating system. I love the full-width header area with the cool color effect. The design is a mixture between a newspaper and gaming magazine. Reasons to use Steam for your website:

  • Responsive web design build with Bootstrap and a 1140px wide grid
  • Versatile page builder for the complete page
  • Sticky top controls for better user experience
  • Quick post access with custom time frame
  • AJAX sorting and filtering
  • Like & view count and custom icons and labels for awards

This theme has so many cool premium features I could not write all of them. Just take a look at the theme even if you don’t like the design.

Price: $58

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Creative WordPress News Theme with Grid – Enpine

Clean & Simple WordPress News Theme

Clean & Simple WordPress News Theme

Enpine is another grid-bases WordPress news theme for news, blog and magazine websites. I like the elegant and minimalistic design and the clean structure of the grid. Enpine has some awesome features:

  • Fully responsive and grid-based web design
  • Extensive documentation and free 24/7 support
  • Sticky navigation for better UX
  • Integreated social media icons

Price: $49

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Responsive WordPress News Theme – Adams

Bold News Premium WordPress Theme

Bold News Premium WordPress Theme

Adams is a metro-style and flat design WordPress theme for magazines and news websites. If you like a bold and colorful design you should consider this theme. Best theme features:

  • Extensive documentation and video guides on how to use the theme included
  • Built-in review system for rich snippets and better rankings
  • Advanced and user-friendly admin panel

Price: $48

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Premium WordPress News Theme – Bucket

Magazine Style WordPress News Template

Magazine Style WordPress News Template

Bucket is a magazine-style WordPress news theme for your website. I kuje the stylish slider and the modern web design with flat elements. Reasons to choose bucket for your next project:

  • Powerful and user-friendly admin panel
  • Page builder for easy customization
  • Integrated review system
  • Fancy mega drop-down menu
  • SEO friendly and social features

Price: $58

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Modern & Clean Wordpress News Theme – Flat News

Good WP News Template with Flat Web Design

WordPress News Template with Flat Web Design

Flat News is a modern and well structured WordPress news theme with a fully responsive design. If you have lots of content on a daily basis you should check out Flat News. Best theme features:

  • Build-in WordPress customizer with live preview
  • Homepage layout builder with drag and drop
  • Auto thumbnail picker
  • Search engine optimized and W3C valid

Price: $48

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Clean News WordPress Theme – Journal

Premium WP News Theme

Premium News WordPress Theme

Journal is another responsive WordPress theme with a clean and well structured layout. You may use this theme for your magazine, news website, blog, or product review site. Cool features of Journal:

  • WooCommerce and bbPress ready
  • Integrated review system
  • Drag and drop page builder with different sections
  • Light and dark header-bar with options

Price: $58

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Responsive News WordPress Theme – Newspaper

Wordpress Newspaper Theme

WordPress Newspaper Theme

Newspaper is an excellent premium WordPress theme for news and magazine websites. I used the very same theme for this website for a long time and was really happy with Newspaper. You might like Newspaper because:

  • Responsive Google AdSense sections
  • Mobile menu with swipe touch function
  • Flexible page layouts with modules and blocks
  • 2 included sliders – Revolution slider and iOS slider
  • Advanced SEO with rich snippet and authorship support

Price: $58

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Premium WordPress Blogging Theme – The Writer

Responsive WordPress News Theme

Responsive WordPress News Theme

The Writer is a blogging, magazine and news WordPress theme with a image-centered design.  The theme has a fully responsive design and comes with a powerful visual customizer.

Price: $43

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One-Column WordPress Blog  & News Theme – Beandot

Wordpress News & Blogging Theme

WordPress News & Blogging Theme

Beandot is a one-column WordPress theme and perfect for blogging and news websites. This premium WordPress theme has a big sidebar you can use for advertisements and widgets. I like the clean and minimalistic web design and considered this theme for one of my websites. More cool features of Beandot:

  • Fully responsive web design
  • Extensive documentation and 24/7 support
  • Search engine optimized with microdata
  • Sticky navigation for better UX

Price: $49

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I really hope you found the WordPress theme of your dreams with the necessary functions. If you have any questions, remarks or suggestions just write a comment and I’m happy to help you there.

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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2 Responses

  1. Ali says:

    Nice themes but i want to know which one of them performs better on SEO and page speed test.

  2. Harry says:

    Hi Tobias

    Awesome theme collection 🙂
    I love simple mag the best, very clean and fresh.

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