Our collection of high-quality magazine WordPress themes released in 2019 and 2020.
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 until the end of 2020.
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.Details & User Reviews Preview 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.Details & User Reviews Preview 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.Details & User Reviews Preview Purchase $24
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.Details & User Reviews Preview 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.Details & User Reviews Preview 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.Details & User Reviews Preview 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.Details & User Reviews Preview 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.Details & User Reviews Preview 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.Details & User Reviews Preview 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.Details & User Reviews Preview 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.Details & User Reviews Preview Purchase $59