5 Great Magazine WordPress Themes

Magazine designs have become hugely popular within the WordPress community over the last two years. They are promoted as being the perfect design for an online magazine, news website or blog; however magazine themes are so versatile they can be used for any type of website.

Most WordPress theme stores sell one or two magazine designs, however the biggest resource for magazine designs is ThemeForest. These designs usually cost between $40 and $50 and offer the kind of functionality and design that a custom design worth tens of thousands of dollars would have.

Today I would like to share with you 5 of the best. I hope you enjoy the list.

1. PowerMag – $45

PowerMag is a fantastic looking magazine design which comes with a built-in review system, galleries and a visual page builder. The page builder comes with 40 different elements, helping you develop the design you want. It is fully responsive and is optimised for retina displays and HD devices.

PowerMag WordPress Theme

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2. Hot Topix

A stylish magazine design that has a responsive design for mobile devices. It boasts a drag-and-drop home page and a color picker for styling your website how you want. It has 5 different ad units, including a scaled down ad unit for mobiles.

Hot Topix WordPress Theme


3. Sahifa

A clean responsive magazine design that comes with a fully functional rating system built-in. It features a drag-and-drop page builder, 8 pre-designed skins and an advanced options panel. It also comes with 35 custom widgets.

Sahifa WordPress Theme

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4. Gonzo

A beautiful responsive design that comes with two different layout options. It comes with a built-in rating system and is one of the few magazine themes that is compatible with the WordPress forum plugin BBPress.

Gonzo WordPress Theme


5. Jarida

A feature rich responsive design that can be used for news websites, magazines, blogs and more. It features a drag-and-drop page builder, two different theme layouts and a built-in review system. It also allows custom backgrounds and comes with 35 custom widgets.

Jarida WordPress Theme

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There are hundreds of great WordPress themes available online however I hope I have helped you find a magazine design you like.