10+ Free Magazine WordPress Themes to Choose From

Magazine Style WordPress Themes

WordPress is moving into the arena of Content Management Systems (CMS). There are so many good (premium) magazine style wordpress themes, but there are also several free magazine style WP themes.

Below is a list of free magazine–style themes, be sure to check out some of the great designs and please check each theme for the copyright requirements.

Free Magazine-Style WP Themes

ArtFull theme: Featuring fluid columns in a magazine style, including a custom home php file with the latest post for the desired features at the frontpage.


Overstand Theme


Options theme: 2 different stylesheets, Dark and Light. There are five sections on the home page layout. From the theme options page, you can choose from 14 different options for each of the sections.


Structure theme: Includes built-in video and image features that easily allow you to customize your site. There are content blocks that you can place virtually anywhere on the page.

structure wp theme

Visionary theme: Customized front page to look like a news or magazine site. Sidebar tabbed navigation through the use of a custom jQuery script. Embed YouTube, Google Video, and Metacafe videos easily with Valid XHTML 1.0 Strict and more.

visionary theme

Morning After theme: A three-column home page, “Featured” post highlighting, associating images/thumbnails with recent posts, customisable logo/header image and more.


IndoMagz theme: Customizable Home page, gallery style category,custom archives page and more.

indomagz wp theme

Mimbo Magazine theme: A clean, grid-based starter layout for designers, it contains no images and only minimal CSS styling.

mimbo magazine free wordress theme

Grid Focus theme: A three column theme. Convenient navigation bars can be found at the top and bottom of pages. Category archives are presented via a JavaScript shelf which can be found at the top of the page.

grid focus wp theme

Massive News theme: The fully automated featured article carousel is one of the many premium features of the Massive News WordPress theme. Featured article images, Links and Descriptions can easily be edited through the Massive News control panel within your WordPress installation.

massivenews theme

Additional themes:

Zeke theme – a 3-column, widget-ready WordPress theme. It’s built to work with WordPress versions 2.2 and above.

Jello Wala Mello theme – uses the optional excerpt and two custom fields: Thumbnail, and Thumbnail Full (case sensitive).

Forte – a 2 column blog, Magazine & list styled wordPress theme.



78 replies
  1. Rob @ CSSnewbie
    Rob @ CSSnewbie says:

    Thanks for this excellent resource! I’ve had my eye out for really nice magazine-style themes for a while now, so I’ve seen a few of these before, but most were new (and useful!) to me.

  2. Ralf
    Ralf says:

    Hey, schaut mal auf meinen Blog, dort arbeite ich mit dem BranfordMagazine 1.2 theme. Ist zu Anfang etwas kompliziert, aber dann klappts prima und sieht super aus!

  3. Forum Humor
    Forum Humor says:

    Wow, nice list

    I don’t need searching anymore on search engine, all free and good theme are here

    thanks for making the list

  4. Pavel
    Pavel says:

    Excelent. Your thinks are really interesting. To have a good resource you should not only to add something, but do it interesting. You do your best.

  5. Rafael
    Rafael says:

    Testei todos e nenhum funciona corretamente … façam o teste e veja o q acham…se alguem conseguir algo , me fale…flw

  6. ivan
    ivan says:

    great list, thanks.
    we have just release wp theme with magazine style for free, loved to hear your comments on our design.

  7. Template Lite
    Template Lite says:

    I am a WordPress theme designer but I have yet to design a magazine-style theme. This is one area that I need to learn.

  8. moralde
    moralde says:

    After searching for quite some time for a suitable theme for one of my subdomains, I found it here.


  9. Designer
    Designer says:

    Am new to wordpress and this is a great help for new bees coming to wordpress and am going to use these themes for my websites, Thanks a Lot

  10. Shadow
    Shadow says:

    Thanks for this excellent resource! I’ve had my eye out for really nice magazine-style themes for a while now, so I’ve seen a few of these before, but most were new (and useful!) to me.

  11. Football Blogger
    Football Blogger says:

    Thanks, this is an excellent resource for free magazine styled themes. I’m still considering what would be best for my football blog at the moment. My guess is probably something clean, like the Options theme, which looks like it will be pretty easy on the eyes for the visitors. =)

  12. Aram
    Aram says:

    I use a mag-styled WP theme that I bought after paying, but this sources has left me tempting to start another bvlog and use one almost premium theme for free. I liked Fake blog and Brandfor Mag. Guys here just rock. Thanks heaps.


  13. Ricky
    Ricky says:

    Great themes.
    I was just looking for these types of themes. I searched the Google and reached this page and my search is now completed. Will try to use these themes.

  14. Aliza Shehpati
    Aliza Shehpati says:

    Wow, great collection! I will be using foreword thinking, It works pretty good so far. Its worth the money! i was thinking of finding someone to program a blog for me but it seems easier to use one of these. they look very nice and simple.

    Will these themes work on my blog perfectly?

  15. Gavin
    Gavin says:

    Thanks, this has really helped I was looking for a magazine style theme for my latest website.

  16. Rozella
    Rozella says:

    Good day! I could have sworn I’ve been to your blog before but after going through many of the articles I realized it’s new to me.
    Nonetheless, I’m certainly happy I came across it and I’ll be bookmarking it
    and checking back frequently!


  17. Js
    Js says:

    Thanks so much for listing some great free themes! Other blogs usually only promote premium themes which is really annoying :)


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