30+ Best Free Magazine WordPress Themes in 2021

Our collection of the best free magazine themes in 2021.

The list of 30+ magazine themes to consider in 2021. Many of these themes provide compatibility with Gutenberg editor with a large variety of beautiful blocks. Сlean and modern WordPress themes with attractive homepages and interesting features. Start your magazine or blog today using these amazing carefully hand-picked themes.

Meet our collection of 28 best quality themes!

Chic Lite — Free Feminine WordPress Theme

Chic Lite is a clean feminine WordPress theme with WooCommerce compatibility.

You may set background and accents color, customize typography, select sidebar position, use narrow or fullwidth layout for your posts.

The theme comes with a newsletter and Instagram sections. You may easily configure the homepage via WordPress Customizer.

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Cobber — Free Elegant Blog WordPress Theme

Cobber is a stylish WordPress theme for blogs, lifestyle, technology, travel, and entertainment websites.

Post can be displayed in a classic 3 columns grid or list layout, in Metro layout as cards with overlayed text, and in Masonry layout.

You may enable recent posts in the search area and optionally enable page preloader.

Set global video aspect ratio, customize metadata that should be displayed for posts.

You may enable the related posts section for single posts and optionally auto-upload the next 3 posts via Ajax.

One of the modern features of the theme is that the users can switch into night mode.

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Artpop — Multi-purpose Gutenberg Theme

Artpop is a stylish Gutenberg WordPress theme for a blog, personal portfolio, small business website, or online store. The theme is fully integrated with WooCommerce plugin.

Easily set your logo, change accent color and text logo color, choose one of two header layouts, enable or disable the sidebar. Select 2 or 3 columns grid layout for your homepage and archives.

Use attractive featured area in a form of 5 columns grid or 6 columns carousel. You may avoid duplicate posts and select the category for your featured posts.

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Vilva — Free Blog & Magazine WordPress Theme

Vilva is a simple theme for health, beauty, lifestyle magazines, and blogs.

The theme allows you to choose fonts and their size, change the color of accents and background. There are some settings for posts, including choosing a sidebar position.

On the homepage, you can add a slider and three featured banners.

You can add a news subscription form, Instagram feed when installing the corresponding developer plugins.

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Periar — Free WordPress Theme for Blogs & Magazines

Periar is a simple and stylish theme for magazines and any blogs.

In the free version, you can choose to display posts from a specific category in three sections on the homepage: in a 4-column grid, in a vertical slider, and 3-column grid at the bottom of the page. There is also a beautiful section of recent posts at the top of the homepage.

You may choose background, primary, and underline colors and set the background image.

There are a widgetized sidebar and three widgetized columns in the footer.

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Gridzone — Free Blog & Magazine Theme

Gridzone is a WordPress theme with a stylish grid design.

The theme allows choosing dark and light color schemes, adjusting fonts, the sidebar position, and the site width.

You can use additional widgets on the homepage, as well as up to 4 columns of widgets in the footer.

Single posts can contain a related posts section, a section about the author, and post navigation links.

The top menu is sticky, there is an optional search button in the header, as well as the option of adding links to social network profiles.

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Salal — Free Magazine WordPress Theme

Salal is a simple nice magazine theme with Gutenberg support.

The theme provides the slider, page templates and the option to download custom backgrounds for pages.

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Cream Blog — Free Feminine WordPress Theme

Easy-to-customize theme for beauty, relationships, fashion, food websites with Gutenberg and WooCommerce support.

You can set up a slider on the homepage. Choose the accent color, background, sidebar position for archives and homepage separately. There are several header layouts. In one of them you can upload an image background for the header and choose the color of the text logo. In the second version the logo is placed on the left and the advertising banner on the right.

There are sticky menu and sidebar options.

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Preferred Magazine — Free WordPress Theme

Preferred Magazine is a modern WordPress magazine theme with WooCommerce compatibility.

You can create an original homepage with various sections thanks to the theme’s integration with Elementor Page Builder.

The theme allows you to select the background color for individual categories of the site and upload a header image and your logo.

The theme also has a widgetized footer.

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Occasio — Free Blog & Magazine WordPress Theme

Occasio is a simple and neat WordPress theme with Gutenberg Block Editor support. The theme is lightweight and AMP-ready.

You may choose left or right sidebar layout, set background color, use extensive post settings and various page templates.

In addition you can install Magazine Blocks plugin to create a magazine-styled homepage. View Occasio Magazine Demo here.

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Minimal Photography — Free WordPress Theme for Creative Bloggers

The Minimal Photography theme is designed for bloggers, creative people, photographers.

In the free version, you can customize background, links, and text color, or choose from several ready-made color schemes. In the settings, you can select the badges’ hover color for each category. Also, site visitors can independently switch to a dark monochrome color scheme.

You can customize the site header: enable or disable the search button, desktop menu, etc.

For single posts, you can enable the recommended posts section, navigation between posts.

Choose between 1, 2, or 3 columns to place widgets in the footer.

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Shark Magazine — Free WordPress Theme

Shark Magazine is a simple theme for magazines and blogs.

In the free version, there are two options for color accents — red and green.
The theme allows you to change the background of the site, add a banner and customize the elements displayed in the header.

The homepage is configured through widgets. Available blocks: featured posts, posts from categories, latest blog posts.

Demo data can be downloaded here and imported manually.

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Magazinews — Free Magazine & News WordPress Theme

Magazinews is an easy-to-set-up theme for news websites, magazines, and blogs.

You can configure the homepage through the Customizer. Available blocks: slider, top banner, heading, recommended and popular block, recent posts.

In the free version, you can set the header image, enable or disable breadcrumbs and sidebar, configure the displayed information about the posts and the length of the excerpts.

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Knight — Free Magazine & Blog WordPress Theme

The Knight theme has a professional design and will suit both magazine sites and personal blogs.

Even in the free version, you can change the color of accents and background, select fonts and their size, customize the location of the sidebar, breadcrumbs style and the type of navigation between pages (standard or with AJAX loading).

You can customize the number of widgetized columns in footer, as well as footer background color.

There is a slider and a fully customizable intro section on homepage.

The theme supports the features of Gutenberg editor.

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Travelore — Blog & Magazine WordPress Theme

Travelore is a WordPress theme for magazines and blogs that allows to create a beautiful homepage layout.

You can add a slider, a section for your portfolio, services, team, testimonials, featured posts. This requires the installation of Essential Content Types plugin.

The theme allows you to add links to your social network profiles, there is an author’s bio section under each post and navigation between posts.

The footer is widgetized.

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Ashe – Stylish Magazine & Blog WordPress Theme

Ashe is a stylish responsive theme for magazines and blogs with WooCommerce support.

You can upload your logo, set up a fullscreen slider, header image.
There are widgets at the bottom of the site and in the slide-out sidebar.

Compatible with the page constructors Elementor, Beaver Builder, Visual Composer, SiteOrigin, Divi.

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Blover — Clean Magazine WordPress Template

Blover WordPress theme with a clean minimal design will suit for any magazine or blog.

Fully compatible with WooCommerce.

There are 4 homepage layouts, 4 post formats, including galleries, two single posts layouts, 6 widgets areas, 3 options for pagination, sticky sidebar and other features.

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Elegant Magazine — Magazine & Blog WordPress Theme

Elegant Magazine is a stylish theme that fits any magazine, news or blog website.

The free version allows you to customize the slider and featured block on the homepage, upload your logo and header background image. You can use related posts section and about the author section for single posts, add links to social network profiles, news ticker and much more.

With the premium version of the theme, you can also use the fullwidth slider and video slider, widgetized ads. You can customize colors, typography, header style, and select full width option for your website in the paid version. There is also Mailchimp subscription form and Instagram slider available in the premium version of the theme.

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Mercia — Magazine & Blog Free WordPress Theme

WordPress theme with simple responsive design, Live Customizer settings and the ability to create a magazine-style homepage.

There are a number of widgets to build your own homepage layout.

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News Vibrant — Free Magazine WordPress Theme

News Vibrant is a nice WordPress theme for magazines and news websites.

There are 8 widgets for creating a homepage, including slider, carousel and other blocks.

News ticker and slide out articles panel are available at the top of the site. Some information can be placed in the widgetized footer or in sidebars on both sides of the main content.

You can change the main accent color and set the color for each category.

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Blogbook — Free Magazine WordPress Theme

Blogbook theme is suitable for any magazines and news websites. It can be used for entertainment, beauty, community and other websites.

There is the bright featured section on the homepage page. Additional information can be placed in the sidebars on both sides of the main content, as well as at the bottom of the site. You can place widgets in only one sidebar, and then only it will be shown, or disable sidebars at all, removing all widgets from there.

You can choose background and main accent color, upload the logo and header image, optionally disable the scroll to top button, add links to profiles in social networks.

The theme supports post formats, including galleries and videos.

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Boxstyle — Free Blogging Theme

Boxstyle is a free WordPress theme with original design for magazines and blogs.

It has a rich set of settings. Recommended slider, day and night mode switch, three archives layouts: standard blog, grid and list. You can set any site width and accent color, choose sidebar location or disable it. Wave style can be turned off also.

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Starter Gazette — Free Magazine WordPress Theme

Starter Gazette has bright design and is suitable for any news sites, technology and entertainment magazines.

You can set up large featured section, slider and featured news carousel on the homepage.

There is a news ticker in the header, also you can add the block of recommended posts at the bottom of the site.

You can customize accents colors, choose the font and the location of the sidebar.

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Blog Lover — Free Magazine WordPress Theme

Blog Lover is a modern magazine and blog theme.

With the free version you can import demo data in one click, adjust colors for the site header, use two header menus and widgetized footer.

Homepage can contain the slider, news block, recommended block, video block and recent posts.
Breadcrumbs, search button and the scroll to top button can be disabled.

For infinite scrolling you need to install Infinite Scroll Jetpack.

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The Blogging — Free Magazine WordPress Theme

The Blogging is a modern responsive theme in magazine style. The theme has spacious content blocks, featured slider and widgetized footer. It’s a good choice for personal or corporate blog, informational website or media business project.

The free version supports Gutenberg blocks, custom logo upload, breadcrumbs, preloader animation, social profiles and social share options.

The premium version of the theme includes Mailchimp subscription form, Instagram widget and custom colors settings.

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Lekhak — Free Magazine WordPress Theme

Lekhak is a free magazine and blog theme with clean design and good typography.

You can set up homepage via WordPress Customizer: there is a slider, featured, popular and recent posts blocks.

You can choose layout with or without sidebar, fullwidth and boxed. If you choose boxed layout, you may upload additional background image.

Also add your logo or choose the color of the site’s title, change the site’s background color, customize the footer text.

These are such useful elements as scroll to top button, breadcrumbs and navigation between posts.

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Blog Prime — Free Stylish Magazine Theme

Blog Prime is a free theme with a stylish, clean design for online magazines, portfolio sites, blogs.

The theme allows you to choose several options for the layout of blocks and the sidebar position.

The homepage can include a featured block and a slider.

You can choose the position of the logo, and there is a place for an ads banner.
You can also upload a header image and a background image of the site.

For single posts, there is a block of related posts and an author’s block.

There can be an additional menu and 3 widget areas in the footer of the site.

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Enardo — Premium Magazine WordPress Theme

Enardo is a premium theme for any magazines and blogs.

Integrated with Elementor Page Builder.

The theme offers the ability to change colors, various post layouts and sliders.

There are 7 types of menus, including Mega Menu.

The theme supports all post formats: videos, galleries, quotes, audios, links.

There is a views counter and likes function. The theme is integrated with social networks: there are “share” buttons, Instagram and Flickr widgets, links to profiles in social networks in the header and the footer.

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This collection is constantly updated, only themes still maintained are listed.

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