Our collection of high-quality magazine WordPress themes to consider in 2021.
A good magazine theme should not distract the visitor from the content itself, and at the same time have rich possibilities for publishing. Such a theme will have perfect typography, clean design, and a set of functions that the editor might need, for example, Gutenberg support. Visual formats, including animated pictures and videos, should look great with this kind of theme.
We’ve put together a list of the best editorial WordPress themes to help you create a popular magazine this year.
Bookmark this collection, it will be updated with new themes during the full 2021.
Meet our collection of 21 best quality themes!
Mixano it’s a modern WordPress theme with a unique design for blogs, magazines & freebies websites.
It suits well for entertainment websites, like movies, gaming.
The theme is compatible with Elementor Page Builder and Easy Digital Downloads plugin for selling digital products.
The theme features 4 blog layouts and 6 single post layouts, including fancy ones. There are Gallery, Video, Audio post formats.
The theme is ads ready, you may place your ads inside the posts, above and below the post, in the sidebar, before posts lists.Preview Details & User Reviews Purchase $39
Anymag is a unique theme in truly magazine style.
It is perfect for any magazine genre like fashion, travel, technology, business, sport.
The theme provides advanced typography settings and unlimited colors.
You can create beautiful landing pages with Elementor Page Builder. The theme is ready for Gutenberg and compatible with WooCommerce.
5 pre-defined demos can be installed in a few clicks.
The theme is fully optimized for mobile devices.Preview Details & User Reviews Purchase $39
Yaffo is an elegant and warm WordPress theme for personal blogs, fashion and travel magazines, lifestyle and craft sites, photography blogs.
The theme is fully compatible with WooCommerce plugin so you can also run a beautiful online store.
Yaffo comes with 9 pre-defined demos that you can install in a few clicks.
The theme has featured area slider, 6 blog layouts including Masonry, sticky navigation, full-width Instagram feed in the footer, newsletter subscription form.
Yaffo theme is Gutenberg-optimized, supports video and gallery post formats, provides About Author section and Related Posts section.Preview Details & User Reviews Purchase $39
Blogar is a flexible modern theme for magazines and blogs. The theme provides light and dark modes.
Blogar has 5 different layouts for single posts, 5 homepage variations, 5 header versions, and 4 footer versions. There is a beautiful MegaMenu and up to 6 widget areas in the footer.
Landing pages and homepage layout can be created using Elementor Page Builder. Also, you may import ready-made demos in a few clicks.
The theme supports post formats, like video, gallery, audio, quote.
You can set category color and category image. Easily customize typography and site’s colors.
Blogar is compatible with WooCommerce and Gutenberg Editor.
The theme options panel is based on Redux Framework.Preview Details & User Reviews Purchase $39
Uppercase provides a beautiful split-screen design concept with auto-load next post feature, large live search form, unique mega-menu, nice subtle animation, video backgrounds.
You can customize typography and colors, use 8 post archive layouts.
The theme provides the Dark Mode feature for your visitors, and your colors will smartly adjust for it.
Install one of the 6 ready-made demos just in a few clicks.
With the help of Canvas plugin developed by the theme creators, you can enrich your content with useful blocks like justified and slider galleries, tabs and accordions, inline posts, promo posts, etc.
Also, the theme is compatible with Absolute Reviews plugin and Advanced Popups plugin, created by Code Supply Co team.Preview Details & User Reviews Purchase $59
Ruki is a stylish Gutenberg-optimized WordPress theme for magazines & personal blogs. The theme supports all Gutenberg block alignments and custom color palettes. Ruki is fully compatible with WooCommerce and includes styling for all WooCommerce Gutenberg blocks.
Ruki provides numerous layouts. You can showcase posts in 2, 3 & 4 column Masonry or Grid layout. Engage visitors with your posts by adding them to the featured display on the homepage and using different post blocks. You can filter posts by category or type, choose posts to exclude, number of posts, and post style. Also, you can create your own color scheme for each block. Post blocks also support shop products to promote featured products from your WooCommerce shop on the homepage.
Ruki theme provides 8 single post layouts in 2 different styles.
You can feature your favorite posts for each category at the top of the page and configure the layout, color scheme, and post style.
The theme allows you to add widgets between posts. You can use these widget areas for adverts or any other widget.Preview Details & User Reviews Purchase $59
Nomady is a nice and functional WordPress theme for travelers. It’s based on Elementor page builder and provides 10+ ready-made demos for import in a few clicks.
You may customize the site header, select Grid, Masonry, or standard post listing, choose the layout for the article header, use your favorite Google font, etc.
The theme provides a beautiful, minimal layout for featured posts, carousel block, destinations.
Also, you may use a newsletter subscription block and a beautiful Instagram feed.Preview Details & User Reviews Purchase $39
Aena is a minimalist premium theme focused on perfect typography.
Offers 5 unique design concepts that you can switch between in the Customizer.
There are 8 styles for the featured section on the homepage.
The theme allows you to customize the arrangement of elements in the site header, fonts, heading and body text size, colors, as well as select individual colors for each category.
The sidebar can be located to the left or right, can be mixed with the content, or turned off.
There is about the author section, recommended posts, and other features that might be useful to a magazine or blog.Preview Details & User Reviews Purchase $79
Sitka can be said to be a classic magazine or blog theme. The theme is from a popular developer and you may expect continuous support and updates.
The theme offers 8 ready-made homepages with 1-click import, Gutenberg and WooCommerce support.
Sitka provides 7 designs for the featured area on the homepage, including a full-screen slider, several variants of a regular slider and a carousel.
The theme allows you to customize fonts and colors, header layout, etc. Of course, there is an integration with social networks.Preview Details & User Reviews Purchase $59
Typer is a feature-rich theme that will allow you to create a website on a par with Medium.
Enhanced frontend profile is created for each author. Users can receive weekly posts selection according to their interests and use bookmarks option. Users can follow their favorite authors and read their publications at the beginning.
The theme is fully compatible with the Gutenberg editor and allows you to create landing pages using Elementor.
Typer offers many publication formats and each post can be configured separately. You can publish long articles, news, tutorials.
There is a carefully crafted dark color scheme.
The theme is compatible with the Stax Builder plugin which allows creating various site header layouts.
The related posts block is well-designed in the form of a carousel, posts can be displayed by category or by the author of the article.
Users have an option to upload a gallery of their images when posting a comment.
Other useful features: a sticky sidebar and navigation between posts, Lazy-load, GIF support, time to read, logging in via Facebook.Preview Details & User Reviews Purchase $59
Digiqole is a flexible, clean theme for magazines and news sites that offers more than 20 news blocks for creating a unique homepage, and 10+ ready-made variations for import.
Digiqole uses Elementor to create page layouts. The theme is also compatible with WooCommerce and supports Gutenberg editor.
You can create the mega-menu, use multiple layouts for posts and categories, 6 header layouts, 5 slider variations.
The theme allows you to set the desired site width, select a font, change colors. There is a dark color scheme available.
Other useful options: reading progress bar, colored labels for categories, sticky top menu, social counter.
You can place ads in the header, between the blocks on the homepage, and of course in the widgetized sidebar and footer.Preview Details & User Reviews Purchase $33
Pixwell theme provides a standard set of features necessary for a modern magazine: various post formats, including galleries and videos, Gutenberg support, integration with social networks, insertions of recommended articles inside the post content, auto loading of the next posts.
You can export 9+ ready-made website concepts: cooking, fashion, travel, gadgets, etc.
Landing pages can be created with the lightweight built-in Ruby Composer page builder. Also, the theme is compatible with Elementor, if it’s more familiar to you.
The theme can be configured through the Redux Framework options panel. You can easily change typography and colors.
Pixwell theme supports infinite scroll, Lazy Load, Parallax animation, bookmarks for later reading.
There is an original option of displaying shopping items inside the post, or inserting any affiliate code.
Compatible with the free Cooked plugin for easy recipes posting.Preview Details & User Reviews Purchase $24
Gutentype is a WordPress theme with excellent typography and full Gutenberg support. Suitable for any magazines and blogs.
The theme provides one-click installation, the ability to customize colors and typography, select fullwidth or boxed layout and different blog styles.
The theme is compatible with WooCommerce.Preview Details & User Reviews Purchase $59
Davenport is a multi-purpose, customizable theme with 29 sections for creating a homepage, 12 archive layout options, full support for Gutenberg and compatibility with WooCommerce.
Suitable for multi-author magazine, blog, news website.
The theme offers 5 header layout options, various footer styles, 7 post layout options, a review system, a range of ad places, and many other useful features.Preview Details & User Reviews Purchase $59
The minimalistic-style design, optimization for Gutenberg, WooCommerce support and rich functionality make Once theme a good choice for any blog or magazine.
There are 6 ready-made site demos: food, travel, home interior design, and others, and these demos feature one-click import.
You can customize colors, choose fonts, header styles, various post layouts. The theme offers next post autoloading, video backgrounds, the Mega menu, sticky sidebars, and other useful features.
Once theme has many places where you can place ads.
For posts, there are a table of contents, related articles, inline related posts, an estimate of the time required to read the post, social network share buttons, an author’s block, etc. Galleries can be displayed as tiles or a slider.
The theme is integrated with Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest. There is a widget of popular posts.
Once theme supports Infinite Scroll, Ajax Load More, and standard paged navigation.
The theme is compatible with the Co-Authors plugin which allows guest posting and running a multi-author website.Preview Details & User Reviews Purchase $59
Patch is a premium WordPress theme with original newspaper-style design. The theme allows creating a well-balanced mix of videos, photos, quotes, and text on the homepage.
It is suitable both for news sites and for magazines that publish long form stories.
The theme allows customizing colors and fonts, supports various post formats and is compatible with popular page builder plugins.Preview Details & User Reviews Purchase $75
Marcell is a WordPress theme that offers more than 20 layout concepts for magazines and blogs with an option of one-click import of demo data. There are various options for the layout of archives, WooCommerce support, and the ability to create your own pages using the Elementor plugin.
The theme has 9 header styles, 2 widgetized footer options, the ability to customize color schemes and fonts.
For posts, there is a featured block and author’s info, as well as a social share button. The top menu can be fixed. Ajax search feature is available in the theme.
There is also a set of custom widgets and shortcodes, as well as support for Instagram feeds.Preview Details & User Reviews Purchase $59
Overflow theme is suitable for lifestyle bloggers, thought leaders, and online magazines.
There are various layouts for archives and homepage. The sidebar can be placed on the left or the right of the main content. Overflow has the Demo Switcher thanks to which you can apply one of the nine theme designs without any consequences for the page content.
Overflow has three types of page and post headers, supports automatic next post loading, has a block of related posts, information about the time required for reading each post, and other useful tools for maximum audience involvement.
You can use WordPress Customizer to customize your website. This WordPress theme can automatically adapt colors: if website header or footer is dark, the color of the text and links changes to white. There is no need to choose the colors for each design element. Overflow theme allows using Google and Adobe fonts.
Posts in the featured block are filtered by category, tag, or ID and can be sorted by date or number of views. The featured block can be set up to display posts that were published in a certain period of time.
The theme supports a subcategory filter. It will help users to better navigate the site with a great amount of content and find the right posts.Preview Details & User Reviews Purchase $59
Squaretype was created with all things needed for online magazines.
In this theme the accent was put on high quality typography and attention to details, thus even posts without images will look excellent.
Squaretype’s developers also focused on articles individual design. The theme goes with three variants of posts’ header, including the option with large video background, automatic next post load, related article block embedded right into the post’s content, views and reading-time info, social share buttons. Below the main post author’s block subscription form and related articles block are placed.
There are a lot of place for advertisement in this theme and built-in support of Google AdSense.
You can choose from five appearance options for archives, including Masonry and Timeline. Also you can choose sidebar’s position or even turn it off completely.
Squaretype supports mega-menu, pinned sidebar, AJAX and Infinite posts load.
Fonts and colors are configurable, also you get “smart colors” function – if your background color is dark, text’s colors will automatically be set to brighter than it.
You can insert pictures gallery in the form of slider or tiles between the text lines.
Theme goes with colored tags for categories.
The theme is integrated with Co-Author Plus plugin, so you can indicate several authors for one post, add guest’s posts without creation of additional user accounts.
Squaretype is also compatible with WooCommerce.Preview Details & User Reviews Purchase $59
Carrino is a modern blog and magazine theme with a variety of homepages.
This WordPress theme provides several post layouts, 7 sidebars and post formats supports (video, audio, galleries and images). The theme utilizes all potential of Gutenberg WordPress editor. You can use any kind of block alignment and custom color palettes.
Carrino theme developers implemented featured posts for each category. You can also exclude featured posts from the main loop at your will.
The theme includes hero section with a slider or one main post, related posts section and integration with social media.
You can easily change the color scheme, choose thumbnails aspect ratio and customize the appearance of the site by simply toggling options in the admin panel.Preview Details & User Reviews Purchase $59
Katelyn theme has decent design and will suit both personal blogs and online magazines. Supports all Gutenberg blocks, and also has additional shortcodes compatible with Gutenberg.
There are several homepage layouts, blog layouts and posts styles.
Slider or featured posts section can be placed on homepage. The theme supports posts formats, you can choose from several header styles, change colors, upload your logo.
There are many additional widget areas for ads.Preview Details & User Reviews Purchase $59
This collection is constantly updated, only themes still maintained are listed.