Going for responsive magazine WordPress themes when you are confused is always a good deal. I have talked about best premium and free magazine themes and made a good list of 50+ themes in these two different posts.
But journey isn’t over. When Google launched an update about considering website’s mobile performance as the ranking factor, everyone turned their heads towards responsive WordPress themes. If its a magazine theme, responsiveness is mandatory as it deals with more content. So, today let me introduce 35 of the best WordPress responsive magazine themes collected from marketplaces like themeforest, creative market and from individual developers.
The key features of these magazine themes will be creativity, responsiveness, minimalism and fast loading. They will be meeting the latest standards of WordPress versions . So, you don’t have to think about them again, just go and grab your favorite magazine theme.
Implicit is from Industrial themes, which is well known for their top notch magazine WordPress themes. Implicit is a modern and fast loading WordPress theme with a unique design. This retina ready theme is designed on bootstrap 3.1 and comes with ajax responsive admin panel fro where you can access all the theme’s features. It is WooCommerce compatible. has a left navigation menu, built in ad options and social counters. Implicit will definitely be beyond your imaginations with tons of premium features like:
A clean and simple boxed layout magazine WordPress theme three columns and a top post slider at the center. Paradox looks like a heavy theme adjusted beautifully to a compact size but with multiple homepage variations and custom short codes to give your own layout. Paradox is purely a responsive theme and fits well on mobile screens, it’s contact form 7 compatible and has 60 different slider effects.
A flat magazine theme with a modern design and a standard layout which is default for magazine themes. Since Discover came out in 2013 it looks a bit like an oldie but it got all the features to match the latest trends like responsive design, auto generated video thumbnails etc. The main attraction to Discover is the top featured post slider that can reduce the bounce rate of your website.
Outdoor is a fully responsive magazine theme with 4 awesome homepage variations with two and three column layouts. The developer says Outdoor can be used for activity, sports, hiking or outdoor websites but the design makes it good for all magazine WordPress themes. Outdoor includes many features like masonry layout, infinite scrolling, drag and drop page builder etc.
Strelok – A retina ready WordPress theme built on bootstrap with a complete grid layout and a minimal design. This theme is a good deal if you magazine website needs more content to be displayed on homepage above the fold and since it’s grid based theme and responsive, it performs better on mobile screens too. Strelok has a header slider and beautiful on hover post effects to grab attention. Some of the features of this magazine theme goes here:
Don’t let your eyes judge Blogit as a WordPress blog theme, it’s a multipurpose theme with 3 magazine layouts and 2 personal blog variations. This theme is a mix of three different styles – masonry and magazine and blog. You can see its awesomeness live in the demo. Blogit is one of the best modern magazine WordPress themes I’ve ever seen. So, no matter what your’re gonna need, blogit has it already.
An elegant multipurpose magazine WordPress theme for magazines of all categories ranging from personal to sports and entertainment to technology. Good Life provides a diverse set of multipurpose templates for the articles, category pages, galleries and headers to help you design your own unique magazine. Smart Ad placement and SEO ready, seamless plugin integration are the main features of Good Life.
Fearless is out in 2013 so, chances are more that it freaks you out with the old look. But once you experience it’s performance (watching the demo) you’ll get to know how well the developer’s been updating the theme to meet the latest theme standards for the last 2 years. Fearless has 7 theme layouts, 5 blog designs, 18 custom widgets and responsive built-in advertising widget and many more advanced features.
Gossip is also from 2013 but got consistent updates over the last 30 months and you can see the traditional yet modern layout of it. With a post slider, combined grid and blog layout and a sidebar for the homepage, Gossip looks as good as a professional magazine blog. The search engine optimized Gossip has a built-in review system, mega menus, custom and powerful short codes so you can get the best out of it.
Creative WordPress blog theme with a magazine style with 9 homepage variations. The best thing is Papillion is is code-light and it’s loads very quick giving users a pleasant experience. With a drag and drop page builder, boxed and full width layouts, bootstrap built and $69 worth premium plugins, Papillion will definitely a good choice.
If you got a highly dynamic news blog i.e. a daily updated website with tons of content, there’s nothing better that this ultra responsive magazine WordPress theme, News Planet. News Planet has every single feature a magazine website would need and additional features like WooCommerce integration. Here’s what News Planet got:
Generally, WordPress themes will come in light and dark skins but this magazine theme Jockey has a combined skin – it’s half dark and half light. With outstanding features like 3 homepage variations, full width header post slider, retina ready display, infinite scroll etc. Jockey will be a worth theme to buy.
Sofia is an elegant WordPress theme with three columns and a beautiful boxed layout. This themes makes it easy for your readers by focusing on the content. Also, this theme suits fashion magazines better as the design and build is looks more modern and stylish than it should be for a regular magazine WordPress theme.
Well, if you are looking for the most advanced theme, here it is. Stride is a perfect theme for those who want to stand out, but it didn’t make a great impression even 7 months after release. The three main features of Stride are the speed, creativity and the unique design.
A modern responsive magazine and blog theme with 5 different homepage variations and it’s built on Foundation 5 framework, one of the the most trusted front end frameworks. United magazine theme is integrated with WooCommerce, WP Cloudy plugin to display the weather map and trendy hover effects. And what not, it got everything from in-built review system to SEO optimization, 15+ page templates, mega menus and much more to amaze you.
Momo is a simple WordPress magazine theme with 5 homepage variations all with a beautiful boxed layout. It’s designed on bootstrap and it’s responsive, mobile friendly, got post review options and page builders and more just like the other ones. But there’s one unique feature you could get with Momo, it’s the elegance to your website. Yes, this magazine theme’s design will definitely persuade your visitors.
If Columns looks like a masonry grid WordPress theme to you, you are right. It’s a magazine theme with masonry style and three other variations. Do you know about modular phones? Columns just looks like them with grids of different sizes embedded on the screen. The one reason why you should go for Columns is, the content visibility you get and only a few themes like Column could do that. The advanced theme admin panel gives you complete control over your website’s appearance.
Remember mythemeshop, one of the most popular and fast growing WordPress developers? This News Online theme is a recent release from their house and it has got 5 amazing homepage variations. The main advantage of mythemeshop themes is, you get fluid responsiveness and glossy look whatever theme you choose and News Online is one such theme. With 3 columns, lazy loading feature, clean code, social sharing buttons integration and speed optimization, News Online tops the list of responsive WordPress magazine themes.
One more theme with the same robust features from myhemeshop but with a complete different look and design. NewsPaper is given a featured post section on the top and a filter to show the trending and popular posts. New Paper is a full width magazine theme with a single layout, however you can modify it to match your dream design from the most friendly theme option panel.
Ask someone who dealt with WordPress themes about the developers who makes best magazine themes. You would definitely hear about Magazine3 from them. This AdSense ready responsive magazine theme will be the best option if you are planning to start a movie magazine. You need some proof? See it live in the demo.
A perfect theme for a magazine blog with a unique layout and mobile friendly design. Local Edition allows your users to interact with threaded comments feature which is generally not seen in most of the themes. Also, this magazine theme being search engine friendly can be used for all kinds of websites political, business or local news. A few featured specs of Local Edition:
One more entertainment magazine theme from the same developer. This themes looks more like a print magazine and it can definitely grab the attention of your visitors. It’s unique design and categorization of posts will present your website a clean and hassle free navigation to them. Entertainment News has got all the features we discussed above for the other two themes, the only difference is the design.
As the name suggests, this magazine theme is meant for reviews but it’s not a limitation. This theme includes portfolios, video backgrounds, review system and front end review form for users to submit their reviews. Ajax filtering helps quick dynamic loading without actually loading the page. The Review theme can be used in three variations including a game review variation and in boxed and full width layouts.
Magalla is released recently and within no time it got a trending badge in themeforest. Yes, best WordPress theme often get it. Magalla is from a new developer but it’s design and build doesn’t feel that way. With best in class UX, drag and drop customization, retina display, built-in review system and unlimited widget support, Magalla is definitely a powerful WordPress magazine theme.
Are you still confused to pick a theme? Every theme mentioned here is known for its quality and design and they are the best of the good. Anyhow, let me help you. Close you eyes and think about whet you are gonna do with your blog i.e. what kind of content goes into it. Now, browse through the list once again and see if any theme matches to your needs. But it and if you still found nothing go for the one which has highest customization options i.e. more features and variations as they’ll match most of the niches.