WordPress is the only real choice if you are looking to create a content rich website full of editorial goodness but with so many magazine themes and templates out there it can be a challenge to know which one to go with. We’ve trawled the web to showcase the best Free WordPress Magazine Themes around
The Scoop – A Fantastic Free Magazine Styled WordPress Theme
a free to use WordPress theme called ‘The Scoop’. It has been designed by Sven Salmonsson from wpStyles.org and it is a four columned minimal magazine-styled theme with its main focus on elegant typography and aimed towards content heavy web sites.You’ll love it!
Free Magazine Style WP Theme – Agency
All in all, I think this theme is quite remarkable. Yup, a pat in the back – a job well done. Agency is what I call it. It is a magazine style theme that puts your content in a beautiful wrapper, complete with subtle page elements that is sure to add elegance to your pages. This theme is compatible with the latest WordPress release, taking advantage of some its newer features.
The Morning After Free Magazine WordPress Theme
The Morning After was the original magazine theme in the WordPress community and after more than a 100 000 downloads, it now has a place in our themes collection. It may be “old”, but this amazing theme is not yet dated! A definite download and one that you will thoroughly enjoy!
Sight: Free WordPress 3.0.1-Ready Theme For Magazines and Blogs
Sight is a powerful WordPress 3.0.1-ready theme which will work best for magazines and blogs. The theme was designed in modern minimalistic style and has two views: the standard blog view and a grid view. A big image slider on the top gives you extra ability to show the most important content. The theme was designed by WP Shower exclusively for Smashing Magazine and its readers. As usual, the theme is absolutely free to use in private and commerical projects.
Free WordPress 3.0+ Theme for Portfolios and Magazines: JournalCrunch
JournalCrunch WordPress 3.0+ theme, a theme for magazines or portfolios with an integrated journal. The theme was designed by Site5 and released exclusively for Smashing Magazine and its readers. As usual, the theme is absolutely free to use in private and commerical projects.
Free WordPress Theme : A Simple Magazine
A Simple Magazine, is a free WordPress theme with magazine style. The theme packed with 5 color schemes, 2 unique page layout, 2 custom widget, and more customization option in theme option page, make your website more unique.
Suburbia is a free premium WordPress theme for magazines. The layout is very clean and flexible and designed in a modest and minimalistic style. Magazine is not the only purpose, so Suburbia suits for blogs and various project either. The theme was made in cooperation with Demian Peeters (aka Moodyguy). Some unique features of Suburbia give you an extra flexibility in every single step you make.
This bold magazine 2-col-theme was designed with the main focus being on typography, grids and magazine-look.
Arthemia is combining a magazine and a weblog into one; it is not too magazine-ish nor too blog-ish.
BreakingNewz is our first powerful news / magazine style WordPress theme. BreakingNewz allows your to create a dazzling news site using WordPress.
This theme is meant to be a theme purely for news site. It has extra widget sections, double navigation menus, drop-down menus, a featured slider, and pretty much anything you’d need to run a complete news site.
WP Boxed Tech
Professional, clean and sleek magazine styled WordPress theme.
Slideshow, Category Featured, Widget Support, Theme Options, Custom Header.
Marikit is a featured-packed and multi-colored free WordPress theme with TweetMeme retweet button.
Premium design, being built on a neutral design theme it can be used for literally any niche without much, if any, edits.
Render Magazine Theme
Play with your article presentation in this wintry magazine theme.
Beauty Style is a free premium WordPress theme with featured content option. Suitable for any niche. Theme Options at admin panel.
“Inspired by WooThemes” great gazette theme, we decided to release a similar one for free.
Masigasig is a featured-packed, multi-colored and 3 columns free WordPress theme. It has an easy Options page to customize your theme.
MagZine is a magazine styled wordpress theme that is easy to use and configure.
Visoko is a free premium WordPress theme with featured content option. Suitable for any niche.
1. Featured Slider 2. Fully Automatic Thumbnail Collection 3. Adsense Ready 4.Feedburner Integration 5. Adsense Ready 6.Dedicated Control Panel.
Pro Start is clean and elegant design free WordPress theme with featured content option. Suitable for any niche.
Magazine styled theme with everything you need to start publishing your own web journal with all the features you will need to attract new visitors.
The Original Premium News Theme, was the very first premium theme that we ever released. This theme may be a bit rough around the edges (in terms of its looks), but we’ve used the same solid base for all our subsequent themes.
MIMBO is a clean, customizable magazine-style theme for WordPress. It’s also a simple framework which can be modified with child themes.
ZinePress isn’t really an overcomplicated magazine theme, but she’s not exactly a run-of-the-mill blog design either.