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If writing blogs or magazine is your passion, do not hesitate to take a look at these 10 handpicked Blog and Magazine WordPress Themes. Before getting down to reading, imagine yourself as one of your website’s visitors and answer these questions: “Does this website look nice?”; “Is the content neatly arranged?”; “Will I be a frequent visitor and why?”. This is the technique I did, putting myself in customers’ shoes, while doing research to write this thread. Understanding deeply what your customers need and look for in a Blog and Magazine website, I have carefully chosen these 10 WordPress Themes that best suit your needs when building a blog and magazine website.
The biggest similarity these 10 themes share is the fact that they are all fully responsive tested on multiple devices with no shortcodes needed, they all possess many beautiful premade layouts, together with other features such as Google Fonts, Translation Ready, etc.
As you can see, these themes possess many alike features, which makes it a little bit difficult for you to decide which one to spend your money on. Therefore, you may have to think very carefully before making the final decision. To assist you, each theme has a link leading to their demo. I suggest you should make full use of these demos before purchasing.
Being someone who has experienced most of these items, I can ensure you that you won’t be disappointed by any of these. Check them out!
Proudly provided by Knighthemes, INK is a simple, clean and graceful WordPress Theme that can be used for your magazine website or personal blog, with a variety of topics ranging from travel, cuisine, lifestyle to storytelling. As can be seen, Knighthemes’s team has prepared for customers a great deal of multi-layouts and creative design, most of which are decorated with light pastel color. This color tone brings a sense of peace and elegance to visitors and surely catches their attention at first sight.
Some notable features of INK includes modern, uniquely designed homepages, together with 3 distinct site demos and plentiful sample page layouts such as About Me, Contact Me, Under Construction and a lot more. Besides, INK is compatible with many famed browsers such as E10, Safari, Opera, Chrome, etc. Other features worth being mentioned are: No shortcodes needed, 14 Templates for Homepage, 12 Templates for Sliders, Strong focus on typography, 7 Header Styles, Google Speed optimized, Google fonts used, etc.
What I enjoy most about INK is that it is supported by a good devoted team, who are willing to spend their entire day and night with you, provided that there’s something wrong with setting up the themes.
Once again, if you’re passionate about building up a website for your magazine or blogs, but you’re not so good at this field and want to save time, there is no better option than INK.
Waste no more time thinking, just click on this Live Demo to experience INK yourself and see if I’m right!
15Zine is the ultimate WordPress magazine theme by Cubell Themes. Designed and coded to look like it belongs in 2016 and beyond – 15Zine is a ridiculously versatile WordPress Newspaper theme out of the box. It includes useful features such as an integrated review system with unlimited criterias/pros/cons, allowing you to turn your site into a powerful reviewing site. 15Zine also introduced various unique new functionality to the WordPress theme market, including a trending megamenu that showcases the most popular posts on your site over the last 24 hours/7 days/month.
The author of 15Zine also provides fantastic support, which is proven by their 5 star author rating from over 1100 buyer ratings. For any serious magazines out there wanting to get to that next level, 15Zine is definitely a WordPress magazine theme to consider.
What are you waiting for? Go check its Demo right now!
Sundak is a product by ThemeDsgn and one of the best-selling blog and magazine themes on ThemeForest. Possessing a perfect appearance that can satisfy the most demanding customers, Sundak is bound to give your visitors the best look into your magazine and blogs. Besides being a 100% fully responsive design, making your website look good and clean on either desktop or handheld devices, Sundak also has 07 layouts for homepage, two sidebar positions, helpful custom widgets, and a variety of useful, cool and interesting features which not only makes it easier for you to customize your page, but also gives you a good time customizing it!
In addition, there are many other features that can bedazzle your visitors coming to your website. I will list out some, for example: WordPress dropdown menu support, Social media icons in header, Customisable font with Google font selection, Unlimited accent colors, etc. The Translation ready with .po/.mo files included, the integration of Contact Form 7 together with its support and Disqus support are also pluses for this theme.
However, the thing that I truly adore about this theme is its seven front page layouts with ready links attached to it to give you the best insight into each. These layouts are Classic Blog, Grid, Masonry, Hybrid, Fullwidth Grid, Fullwidth Masonry, Widgetized Layout.
Since seeing will make you believe, I recommend this Demo for you to take a look at and believe!
Provided by Dannci, Outdoor is a little bit different from the other two above as it is not only an elegant blog and magazine WordPress theme with fully responsive layout, it mainly serves blogs or magazines of outdoor activities such as outdoor sports, hiking, etc. Its notable features include drag & drop page builder, masonry layout with unlimited scrolling, its support for bbPress, BuddyPress and Jetpack etc. What is more, all of these functions are built basing on solid back-end framework, which makes your website look professional but also enables you to customize it easily.
The story does not end here. Outdoor is also integrated with many other great features like Advanced theme admin panel, Modular homepage – Unlimited layouts, Unlimited featured blocks, Popular posts blocks – based on post views, Main menu with dropdowns + extended big menu, Font selector/custom typography – 57 fonts, Multiple jQuery sliders, 7 Posts formats including standard, video, audio, gallery, image, link, quote, etc.
Rated with 4.63/5, Outdoor proves to be a well-known theme. Looking through the comment section, you can see that the support team has done a good job with helping their clients so far, which also helps boost customers’ satisfaction towards Outdoor.
Just reading won’t give you the best image of Outdoor, so why don’t take this chance to experience its Demo yourself?
Absolute is a product by the renowned Cactusthemes and currently rated with 4.6/5. It is rather special compared to other players in the game because it can also be used as a news website. Cactusthemes claims to have packed with Absolute just about everything customers need to set up a News/Review/Blog, for example: powerful page builder, responsive and retina ready, smart content box, wall ads, mega menu, post slider and carousel, etc. You can see that this theme possesses a great deal of smart yet easy-to-use functions.
The most outstanding point of Absolute is that it has 07 predefined homepages and 03 navigation styles6 Header Styles, Flexible number of columns (1,2,3 columns), Drag drop page builder – Visual Composer included , Responsive & Retina ready, 2 Page-width options: 970px and 1170px, Powerful Theme options with more than 70 options, SEO ready + Google Snippet ready, Unlimited color variation, etc.
What makes many people, including me myself, take to Absolute is the fact that we can save $28 on Visual Composer when buying Absolute, because the team has already integrated it into the theme.
To maximize the satisfaction of customers, cactusthemes has released various updates on Absolute. To see how good it is with your own eyes, why don’t you visit its Live Demo right now?!
Provided by seaboardthemes, Maverick is a responsive Blog and Magazine WordPress theme “perfect for your next website”, just like its provider claims.
Maverick is a WordPress theme with fixed layout. It is ideal for almost any type of blogs you can think of, including media, reviews, portfolio, business and so on. What is more, the Theme is extremely easy to use and more than easy to get it all set up and running. To satisfy their customers, the team at seaboardthemes also includes a feature which allows opinions in order to enable complete customization.
Some notable features belonging to Maverick include: Unlimited user selected Color Schemes; Featured Posts Slider to show off your favourite posts; 8 Custom Heading fonts; 20 Shortcodes (along with a Shortcode Generator in the post editor); Slick Admin panel; 12 Custom Widgets and WP Menus Ready.
Currently rated with 4.36 average, the theme is totally worth a look at. What are you waiting for? Just click its Live Demo and check it out!
Reportage is a product by NORDiX, the producer have created so many excellent premium themes. This theme, Reportage clearly is not an exception! Suitable for magazine, blogs, and news style websites, it is a versatile, cool, one-of-a-kind and of course responsive WordPress theme. There are also many premade layouts and settings, which enable you to easily customize the theme. With this theme, the only limit is your imagination! Reportage is also beautifully presented on all handheld devices such as phones or tablets. Moreover, it includes blog posts with integrated ratings, videos and slideshow.
One outstanding feature possessed by Reportage WordPress Theme is that it has many stunning prebuilt features you cannot find in other themes. The By using the Powerful admin, you can change the appearance of the website, together with its colors and backgrounds, which surely guarantees that your website will stand out from the crowd. As you can get support from the team at NORDiX, setting up your magazine home page could never have been easier – just customize widgets! In addition, XML file demo data import and Widgets settings data import are also available!
The thing which makes me love most about Reportage is that customers can get full support up to 6 months from the support team. Together with all the awesome features and thumbs up, it’s no strange thing when its price is a little bit higher than others’.
Before making any judgments, don’t forget to visit its Demo!
Provided by EugeneO, WirePress is an magnificent premium WordPress theme which is ideal for online not magazines, blogs but also for editorial sites. With the motto “WordPress themes don’t need to be complicated” in mind, the team at EugeneO tried their best to introduce to you WirePress, a theme that contains almost everything you ever desire in order to set up a stunning magazine in easy steps. For those who do not have a clue, you can get full support from the team to ensure your results will be as fruitful as possible.
There are many beautiful and useful features I want to talk about, but there isn’t enough time so these are the most notable things: Unique feature post layout, Free Taqyeem review plugin, Responsive and retina ready, Colour options, Translation ready, etc. Many among these have demos, so you’d better look it up in Themeforest for better understanding.
In case you run up against an annoying bug in the theme or should you come up with any pre-purchase questions, you can totally ask questions on the comments section of the theme. Pretty amazing isn’t it?
Because of all the professional features and helps you will get, this theme also costs more than most others, but don’t worry, you will see why after having a try at its Demo.
Provided by WPGalaxy, Backstreet is a modern-day WordPress magazine, portfolio and blog theme. Yes you’re right, in addition to being perfect for magazine and blog, it’s also suitable for creating portfolio!
There are 3 post formats Backstreet provides you with, which are videos, audio and galleries. With these formats, Backstreet can be utilized for almost any niche. The theme also has prebuilt review system, with 5 rating criteria. It is an amazing feature as it helps your website’s visitors express their opinions about your site, hence making your site more professional and visitor-friendly. Furthermore, the look of the website can also be easily customized through the assistance of the custom theme options panel.
I will list out some great features of the theme so you can have an overall imagination, including Light and Dark Skin, Spotlight, Portfolio, Gallery, Featured Slider (Full & Small), 3 Post formats (videos, audio & galleries), Built-in review system, WordPress 3.3 menu support, Flexible homepage layout, Custom theme options panel and many more.
Since you cannot understand something fully through someone else’s eye, please go visit its Demo page for better judgment!
A product by jawtemplates, Paula, is a creative and stunning Magazine & Blog WordPress theme. The one feature that caught my attention right from the beginning is that it’s ideal for both WordPress’s newbies as well as for advanced users. They have a total number of six possible blog layouts and four posts styles. The quantity is quite modest, however, the quality is pretty cool. What is more, you can easily opt for just one from 10 different prebuilt styles or create and produce a whole new style yourself by making full use of the Style options.
Some theme features include WordPress 3.3+ version, Basic sample data included, Gantry Framework, Google fonts, 10 Presets, 6 Blog Layouts, 4 Posts styles, Fix or float background, Social Icons section, J&W Contacts page, J&W widgets – Social icons, Tweets, Login form, Shortcode Enabled Typography, Interactive Slideshows, and so on!
Since the release days, there have been many updates, which means if you purchase this theme now, you are using the much more advanced version. As the original one is already a very good theme, the updated one may take your breath away!
Don’t trust me, trust your experience after visiting its Demo.
Editr is a product by SyamiMJ, and it is a stylish, unique and responsive WordPress theme. Not only designed for blog, it is also ideal for magazine sites. The team at SyamiMJ is designed with performance-oriented code architecture and clean design to guarantee viewer’s focus on the content. This is an amazing idea as it will boost attention paid to the content of the page.
Some key features that will bedazzle your visitors are Retina display ready, AJAX powered sidebar, Infinite scrolling (optional & configurable), Fully responsive, “Content is King” design, Theme Options which enable the page to be fully customizable, Lightweight & fast load time and of course Translation ready. Impressed yet? I bet you are!
In case you need support from the team, don’t hesitate to contact as they promised to cover all the problems you could have. SyamiMJ is proud of their dedicated support forum, in which customers can post questions and they will try to answer each question with detailed instruction if needed.
Needless to say, the feature I like best is the “Content is King” feature, as it really offers help to the website’s content. Want to experience it? Simply visit is Demo section!
I don’t need to say more, do I? I believe you all realize that all themes listed above have undeniably amazing features. But, as I have already told you, you should (or have to, I guess) check out each theme very carefully before making the final decision on which to purchase. Why? Because despite having quite many same features, many of them also share the same issues. They are not big ones, just mainly about the stage of installing plug-ins and updates. But these “not big” issues will set you back for a good deal of time if you’re not professional or cannot contact the team for help. Therefore, judging on the built-in features and especially the devoted support team, I highly recommend INK by Knighthemes.