Today you can start your news website or your online magazine in seconds thanks to a myriad of free and premium themes.

Talented template developers strive to deliver value of your money by producing quality themes that will deliver your content in an appealing manner for very little cost.

From the WordPress directory itself, you can access hundreds of free WordPress magazine themes which is a hard to beat price. But we would also encourage you to check out the premium themes which are all very reasonably priced considering the advanced features you get.

Free Magazine Themes

STK Magazine


You can access this free theme via the WordPress directory. Although it is free, this fully responsive magazine theme can help you build your online magazine in a matter of minutes.

The theme is compatible with Nextgen gallery, WooCommerce, Contact form 7, and SEO plugins among other widely accepted and used plugins.

Download and find more information here.

MH Magazine Lite


With over 30, 000 active installs, MH Magazine Lite is among the widely downloaded free WordPress magazine themes thanks to its fully responsive design and spectacular looks.

This dynamic theme that comes with custom widgets, different layouts (Full/boxed), Google fonts, and social media icons. The theme supports two menus.

Interestingly, there is a PRO version of the theme for those who want to access more features.

Download here.

Premium Magazine Themes

Bird’s Eye


This is so far one of the most rated paid themes for magazines and online newspapers. It is fully responsive. Bird’s Eye comes with different sliders, color schemes, short codes, beautiful inner pages, a mega menu that has multiple options, drag and drop feature that you can build your page and multiple header slider style.

All these features will be yours for only $28. However, you may be required to pay an additional $6 for support and maintenance for 1 year.

Get full information and demo here.



Dahlia is a paid WordPress theme that is considered feminine thanks to its colors and a clean design. Although was designed for feminine blogs, it is open to all genders. Among the notable features of Dahlia include 20 posts modules which enable users to develop the home page look the way they like, 4 post slides, 12 column grids, Google fonts, DD styler, promo boxes, wide/boxed layout among other features.

The theme retails at only $49 and an additional $13.88 for one year meant for maintenance and support.

Demo and full documentation.



For only $24 and an additional $4.50 for a year, you will walk away with Magneto magazine theme.

Considered the most used WordPress magazine theme, Magneto is indeed one of the best WoprdPress magazine themes many webmasters use for their online newspapers.

Granted, Magneto is compatible with Bootsrap 2.2.1, Boostrap 3.x, Boostrap 2.0.2, WooCommerce 2.6.x, WooCommerce 2.4.x, bbPress, 2.4.x, among others.

One client who had used Joomla for more than 8 years said that is was veryu easy to shift to WordPress thanks to Magneto. He gave it a 5 star rating.

All Magneto details.



This is an extraordinary magazine theme. I agree with this statement. The theme combines a unique typography with professional looks to give you a very extraordinary magazine view.

Your readers will enjoy viewing stories using whatever device, whether iPhone, tablet, desktop or a simple phone.

The theme goes for only $49. Although, you may be required to add an extra $13.88 for one year during which your theme will be maintained as you receive full support.

Download and demo.



This theme is also rated one of the top sales in building magazines. For only $49 and an additional $13.88 for one year worthy of support and maintenance, Felix can be yours.

Among the notable features developers of this theme came up with include 5 post layout designs, 4 layouts slides meant for banners, 2 layouts designed for post viewing, a variety of side bar options, 8 different post formats (Audio, Video, Gallery, Aside, Standard, Quote, Image, and Link), SEO optimization, Jetpack supports and many more features.

Visit for a live preview and more details.

Thousands of other themes are in the market but these are considered the best WordPress magazine themes worthy trying.

Written by Phillip